Years before, when I was just a beginner crocheter, I never heard of blocking crochet.
In crochet world, blocking means shaping and moulding the crocheted piece to the accurate size and shape. I was thinking, it was hard and avoided blocking before.
I like the wet blocking and sometimes steam blocking.
The very first time, I used my iron box with steam setting to block. I was actually ironed the piece. Not a great idea. When I hold the iron box just above the crocheted piece and let the steam work on the pinned pice, it looked much better.
I never bothered to block when I used acrylic yarns. But, tried it once and now I do block all the pieces made of Red Heart super saver too.
I bought some interlocking floor mats from Walmart. It is very affordable to me. I use the pins from the Dollarama. That is super easy.
I use a spray bottle to spray water on the piece. Pin it on the form floor mats. Then forget about it for a day. The next day, they will be in their beautiful shape.
The picture is my pincushion made from a mitten. I think, I made it after seeing a video on Threadbanger. If anybody really wanted to make one, I can explain it later.
How do you block your crochet?
“The finer Edge” is a crochet pattern book by Kristin Omdahl. The book cover is very interesting. There are many patterns to browse…
The patterns are given in written and chart form. I was trying few edges. The patterns are not written very well. May be it is just me…I am not sure. But with the accompanying charts, it was fine for me to figure out how to make them. I was interested in making the “Faux Overlapping MiniWheel motifs”. It is very interesting to create. After making a few wheels, I decided to go on my own. The scalloped edge is Bindu Designs. I made the interesting color splatter by holding two different color threads together to crochet. Remember I was showing the plastic flowers last year? The flowers were still in the same glass bottle:
Now with the new crocheted piece added to the bottle, it has a different look.
I cannot say I am fully satisfied with this one. The stems are still visible. That tells me I needed to do something more. I am letting my imagination to go wild to find new possibilities. Do you have any ideas?
It has been winter for a long time… I don’t have much to complain. there is not much snow like that in the United States. We got only one big storm…
Still, don’t we all feel like, we want to have the spring sooner? Mother nature is not yet ready for spring I guess. So, with the yarn and hook, i made…
I love the fact,Makenzie Alvarez added that to her treasury. Thanks for looking in BinduDesigns shop.It is entitled Blooming. that reminds me to tell you that, she kindly agreed to do a blog interview. It will be published this week itself.
I also have few more flower projects running.
Treasury tool supported by the dog house
I used http://redrowstudio.com to make the html format for the above treasury to show in the blog.
The pink flower key ring is the newest addition to my Etsy shop
It is snowstorm in Toronto. We didn’t have one this winter. Actually it is a biggest in last 7 years.
Everybody at home today…Me, because, I didn’t have work. Kiddoos,actually because of the snow storm. Hubby’s company is cutting costs. So he is home too.
The snow is still blowing. The roads are almost empty.
That is a view from my balcony, in the afternoon.
I was working on an experimental project: Of course, it is crochet. I needed to make a geometrical one. Initially I was going to use light blue and dark blue. Then, kiddoos suggested she wanted to see in white and robin blue.
The triangles are looking good, right? I really want to make few more experiments, and see how it will work out. Right now, It is going to be the front of a cushion at home.
This month, I custom made a new scarf for one of kiddoos” friends. I sold one recently through BinduDesigns on Etsy. This one is similar to that. But in more colors.
Wide stripes scarf
It is really warm and soft.
Can you see I added the label to the scarf?
One more scarf and cap set is in the work in progress state. Those are for my kiddoos.
The giveaway is still going on. Hope, you will participate.
The winter was bitter last week. With windchill feeling like -30 degree celsius, it was not fun outside. When I had to return the books to the library, I was putting my layers of clothing. It felt like hours to get dressed properly for the weather.
To make me feel better in the dull cold day, i turned to my yarn box. Lucky me, I found a ball of variegated yarn, which was making me happy.
So, I started experimenting to see how it can work.
The white in the center and the color all around it… I kind of settled down for that look. After making many squares and joining them, like this,
After a lot of squares and a couple of hours later, I got a big square. Stitched around with the variegated yarn and I was feeling much happy.
It is a burst of color. It is still a work in progress. I will reveal the finished work soon.