All our crochet work is done! Now we move on to the blocking and see the magic it can have on a finished piece.
You may want to weave in your ends before blocking but don’t trim them yet, let them settle into the new shape with the blocked shawl and trim them when everything is dry.
Here you can see that I’ve pinned the top edge, using blocking wires to keep it nice and straight. Then I pinned the bottom section of the shawlette with another wire and I have a third wire in the center so I can keep everything even.
Once the center section was pinned I was able to pin out the angled increase and decrease sides with a pin in each bobble, here you can see that in detail.
We have a great video with Dena showing you the blocking process. While she is blocking a knit shawl the principles and process are the same.
Once the shawlette is dry you can unpin, trim any ends that may have popped out during the blocking process, and wear!
Thanks for crocheting along with us! What was your favorite part of this project?
Latest posts by Sara (see all)
- Valley Yarns featured in Knitter’s Magazine! - March 7, 2014
- National Crochet Month Special Techniques – Surface Crochet - March 5, 2014
- Ready, Set, Knit! 347: Kathy talks with Andra Asars - March 1, 2014