Blocking Tunisian Crochet
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.
In 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.