Seldom has one topic generated so many questions over the years that I’ve been crocheting. Should I block my crochet? How do I block a crochet piece? Does acrylic yarn need to be blocked? This tutorial makes the entire process of blocking acrylic yarn projects really simple and straight forward. I use pretty much the same technique for most projects no matter the fiber content of the yarn.
There are some other useful resources online with blocking information. Check them out to see which one makes sense for you.
Michael’s (the craft store) has a nice online resource.
Kim Werker has a great deal of information here that will make blocking easier for you.
Purlbee has some great info too, especially for blocking wools.
Don’t be concerned that these sites mostly refer to knitting projects. It’s the yarn that’s important – and that’s the same for crochet or any other handwork that you want to block. So, please don’t be afraid of blocking. It’s easier than you might think, and, as with most things, it becomes easier the more you do it.
By jd wolfe