Blocking Tunisian Crochet

March 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm 1 comment

Yesterday, I blocked my Tunisian Honeycomb Sweater. Blocking is an important step for all crocheted or knitted projects; however, it is essential when working in Tunisian crochet. This is primarily because the blocking process helps to tame the curl that is characteristic of Tunisian crochet stitches.

Blocking the Tunisian Honeycomb Sweater 2In general, I prefer blocking with warm or cold water, depending on the fiber, using a small spray bottle. I feel as if it gives me more control over the moisture. Many others use steam or gently submerge their projects. For the first time, I used a pilates mat as the backing for my blocked pieces. I really want some of those fancy mats from KnitPicks; but fortunately, since money is very tight these days ($3.61/gallon for gas today!), several folks on Ravelry told me about the pilates mat trick. It rolled out quite nicely and worked like a charm. Besides, let’s face it, the mat is not getting that much use these days….I have not done any ‘hundreds’ in months.

Blocking the Tunisian Honeycomb Sweater 1

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  • 1. Julie Witt  |  March 21, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    What a great idea, using a Pilates mat for blocking! I have a yoga mat which has been gathering dust for a long, long time, at least this way it would get some use! Thanks for the excellent idea :)

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