How to End a Crochet Blanket

How to End a Crochet Blanket

How to end a crochet blanket after you’ve just crocheted the tops of the blanket? Don’t know if the ending of the quilt is the same as the beginning of the crochet blanket? How many ways are there to finish the crochet part?

I know, you’re confused and have tons of questions about the end of this crochet journey. But don’t worry too much! We’ll give you suggestions that can help you complete your project!

First of all we congratulate you on finally completing your crochet project! Now comes the finishing part. It refers to the steps you take in perfecting the crochet between doing the end of the last stitch and actually using your already crocheted piece of crochet.

Here we describe some ways to complete this final hard work! Do not skip these three steps even if you are very eager to finish it.

1. Woven Finish in Crochet

Finishing knitting, tying, etc. or more words to describe the finishing process. Finishing is every crocheter’s favorite part of the process as it can be tedious, time consuming, and seemingly pointless. But this is the step you’re most excited about because you’re almost done with your work.

Whether or not the yarn should be knotted before knotting is some debate about the crochet finishing process. Follow what 9Blanket describe: after completing your last stitch, tighten and lift the loop straight up, gently pulling at the tail to tie the knot. It can be really helpful if you use plain yarn or want to add some level of sturdiness to your crochet project

It is important that you leave a long tail! The short ends can come loose from the knitting blanket, or worse yet, loosen and ruin your stitches. If the ends are too short, you will have trouble weaving the ends. Please leave a long paragraph, because more is better than less.

2. Blocking

2.1. What is Blocking?

When you’ve just finished weaving and you’ve made sure you’ve fastened the ends until blocking. For hook finishing, blocking is 100% necessary. If your products are blankets, wearables, textures and accessories, blocking is a must. Items such as amigurumi (crochet dolls), baskets, and rugs may not be necessary.

Blocking is the process of restoring your strands back to their desired shape. Restores some bounce and softness and allows the fibers to expand into a natural shape they might otherwise have lost during forming.

In addition, while your product is in progress and it may have come in contact with contaminated fibers, dirt, oil and odors,…will all be cleaned. By adding a small amount of non-bleach soap and a mild fabric softener to your containment routine to completely remove dirt.

The following is a very useful process for lace projects and items that need to be bent into a specific shape. As they provide moisture to your project making the project more flexible thus making it easier for you to adjust the project to the desired shape, this process is called shaping assist.

Blocking can loosen or remove any irritants that are masking the softness of your crochet fabric, so bulking is the best way to soften and condition the crochet fabric. Yarn production makes fibers coarser and can cause damage to your skin. So blocking is a necessary process to truly complete your product.

2.2. Ways to Block

Blocking also has many and different ways, but the three most common are spray blocking, steam blocking and wet blocking. Read the full article to see which blocking method is really right for you!

Stop Spray

Spray blocking or spray blocking is the most suitable form of blocking for animal fibers. Since this is a way of providing the right amount of moisture to the thickness of the yarn, gradually make the stitches more pliable without over-stretching them. Spray blocking cuts down on drying time, which is useful for minimally aggressive and minimally manipulative projects.

Following are the steps to perform the spray blocking procedure:

  • Step 1: Select a spray bottle and fill it with warm water, you can add a little detergent-free soap to the bottle to add extra softness to the yarn.
  • Step 2: Take a spray bottle and spray on all faces until moist to the touch.
  • Step 3: Pin the corners of the blanket to the blocking board with anti-rust pins. This will help fix the shape of your blanket but still retain its inherent softness.
  • Step 4: Let the product dry completely before removing the pin from the blanket.

Steam Blocking

An intermediate method that is suitable for most products and fibers of animal and plant origin is water vapor blocking. Steam helps freshen fabrics and loosen stitches, plus it introduces heat and moisture into every fiber of your fabric.

It makes the stitches pliable, but not too soft and depending on the yarn has a rather short drying time. Particularly effective for softening and shaping acrylic fibers.

The following is the steam blocking procedure:

  • Step 1: First you have to pin the blanket to the blocking board with anti-rust pins. Pay attention to any corners and add more pins, if necessary use a stopper.
  • Step 2: Get your steam iron and pour in distilled or tap water. Adjust it to the program that meets the needs of the yarn you are blocking and now let it heat up! Note that absolutely do not add soap and conditioner to your steam iron and do not let the hot plate come into direct contact with your fabric!
  • Step 3: Steam into your stapled blanket, slowly steam and let the fabric be damp to the touch. Make sure seams and edges are neat, sharp and straight.
  • Step 4: Now your job is to wait for the blanket to dry completely before removing the pins from your blanket.

Wet Blocking

Wet blocking is a form of blocking that is not very active, it is often used by professional workers. Wet blocking is only really effective against animal and vegetable fibers, but not acrylic (the resin in acrylic will return to its shape after wet blocking, rendering it ineffective).

If you’re new to crocheting, consider using this method! Wet blocking involves soaking your fabric in water so that the individual stitches soak thoroughly. If your aim is to make overstretched stitches great for creating drape especially for opening lace and mesh stitches, this is a great choice!

And now let’s step into the wet blocking process!

  • Step 1: Pour warm water into a basin or bowl. A little soap can be added, no fabric softener needed, in the same warm water.
  • Step 2: Dip your blanket in the water, pressing gently to get the water into all the stitches of the quilt. Let the blanket soak in the water for at least 20 minutes.
  • Step 3: Then lift your blanket above the water and gently squeeze the excess water out. In order not to permanently deform your stitches, take care not to wring or twist the fabric.
  • Step 4: Take a towel and place your blanket on top of it, so that they are lying on a flat surface. Roll the towel around the blanket and gently wring out excess water from the towel until the excess water has been removed from the blanket.
  • Step 5: Place the blanket on the blocking board and pin it in place with anti-rust pins. Make sure the seams are flat without any creases.
  • Step 6: Let the blanket dry completely before removing the pins from the blanket.

3. Connect Multiple Pieces After Hooking

Depending on the different shapes and textures of the blanket, you may need to use the technique of joining pieces after knitting together. To connect square quilt pieces together, you can use a number of different methods as follows:

  • You can sew them together using a needle and a long piece of thread. Once your pieces are sewn together, you can hide the ends of the yarn using the steps described above.
  • You can crochet the pieces together using the hook as you would use to crochet the quilt the picture is finished with.

4. Some Frequently Asked Questions

How can you complete the baby blanket with a seashell border?

Using any color you like, attach the yarn to your hook using the standard slide. At any point on the blanket, make a stitch to attach the yarn to the blanket. Make a loop of the single crochet first, connecting the last stitch to the first with a slip stitch.

Doing this is useful because you can count the number of stitches on each side and end, making sure you have the same number on each side and end. Now create the seashell stitch pattern you selected.

How can I fasten the end of the magic ring so it won’t be partially opened?

You have to join both sides together with a very loose slip stitch. Then pull the working thread or cord very carefully and slowly let them squeeze together.

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