Daisy Crochet Throw – Steam Blocking Your Squares
NOTE: Before I block my squares I work all my loose ends in, this way the ends will be steamed or blocked in place. I do not worry about trimming any stragglers until the very end, as they may peek out while you are working through the next part. Leave those last little peekers until the very last block after the border and then we will clean them up, at this point they will be well blocked into the piece and less likely to try and peek out anymore.
There are many methods to blocking squares. The two I use the most are the wet block on a towel or pin and steam block
The purpose of steaming is to allow the squares to set into shape, with a little room for adjustment from you, and then relax the fibres just enough to allow a nice flow and movement to your piece.
For the Steam method I use the following:
In this method I pin out my blocks to the size I made them to be and lightly steam them with my steamer.
These are the important points to remember:
- Don’t touch the fabric – you don’t want to crush or alter the texture of the yarn
- Gently Coax your pieces into shape with your hands
- Steam lightly
- Allow to sit and fully dry
- Be Careful as steamers are HOT and can burn you and your crochet