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Skill Level: Beginner

Blocking turns a bunched-up crochet or knit piece into a perfectly sized or beautifully detailed item with every stitch looking its best! This free Annieĺs special edition class pulls the best blocking tips and techniques from our library of online classes. You'll learn how to block garments to match the pattern schematic (and your body) perfectly. You'll also learn how to block thread projects including doilies, filet crochet and lace.

Blocking Techniques
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Blocking your crochet and knit items puts the finishing touch on your hours of stitching. While it isn't the favorite part of the project for many of us, blocking truly enhances and beautifies your crochet and knit projects. In this Annie's special edition class, you'll gain valuable information on blocking techniques and materials that applies to both crochet and knit items. The helpful content in this class is a compilation of blocking instruction given in three Annie's Online Classes: Knit Finishing Techniques with Carri Hammett, Crocheting With Thread with Susan Lowman and Lace & Openwork Knitting Workshop with Jill Wright. In this free class, you'll learn:
  • Why blocking is essential, and how it changes the look of your projects
  • What supplies are needed for blocking
  • How to make an inexpensive and lightweight blocking board
  • How to block garments to the schematic and your body
  • How to block doilies, filet crochet and lace
  • How to wet block, steam block and block with wires, pins and thread
Take advantage of this free Annie's special edition online class, and learn how to successfully and beautifully block your crochet and knit pieces.

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Class Overview
53:48
Why Block Your Projects?
06:51
Blocking Materials & How to ...
09:29
Wet Blocking
20:45
Steam & Damp Towel Blocking
06:28
Blocking Lace With Wires, ...
08:17
Class Wrap-Up
01:12
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