How to Steam Block Your Crochet Project

How to Steam Block Your Crochet Project

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How to Steam Block Your Crochet

How to Steam Block Your Crochet

How to Steam Block Your Crochet Project

The difference between pre-steamed projects after steam projects is really quite noticeable.

The steam forces the fibres to open up and breathe and as the steam wears off, the fibres compact back into position but taking to the new shape that was created with your stitch work.

Fibres are originally steamed as a straight strand as it’s balled up. However, after you knit and crochet, you have applied new bends and curves in the strand. The steam opens the fibres up as it’s in the new stitch configuration and relaxes back into position but now the yarn understands it has a new shape.

For garments, the project will hang better. For tassels and fringe, it will straighten up the fibres to get them to relax into a hanging position. For afghans and granny squares, it makes the project sit better when on display.

The steamer shown in the tutorial is a Conair Steamer. I’m not affiliated with Conair. I purchased it at Walmart, I’m not affiliated with Walmart either. Just sharing in the event you want to look for one.

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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, is the creator of The Crochet Crowd. From Nova Scotia, Canada. He is informal and teaches on YouTube to expand the global crocheters' knowledge of ideas and stitches.

Started unofficially in 2008 and transitioned into a full-time job in 2011. He is a stitch ambassador for Yarnspirations in teaching crochet. Most of the patterns he develops are free for you to enjoy.

1 thought on “How to Steam Block Your Crochet Project”

  1. Maureen says:

    Thank you for this Mikey. I tried this on my latest project and it worked beautifully!

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