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Crochet advice needed--blocking a shawl?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by donrae, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Hi ladies

    I'm mostly done on this very pretty shawl

    http://crochetvolution.com/archives/fall-2012/butterflies-shawl

    I was just going to add a little more length, then was reading it grows 1/3 during blocking. I've never blocked anything before and don't know if it's necessary? The shawl seems to drape very well and hangs nicely. So, what's the purpose of blocking and do I need to do it? Would I regret not doing it down the line for any reason? Thanks for your expertise!
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    I have never done blocking on crochet or knitted things…guess it depends on the type of yarn you used.

    If you are happy with how it looks, leave it alone.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Thanks, that's kind of what I'm thinking. It drapes very nice and is fairly warm, so I think I'll leave it be. Plus, I don't have any place to block it while I'm in the hospital, and want to give it as a gift.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    I hope you are visiting, and not In hospital
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Oh honey, I've been in the hospital for the last 15 days, and have at least 2 more weeks to go [​IMG]. I've got leukemia that's relapsed and I'm having to re-do the inital chemo with all the assorted complications that come with it. At least I knew what I was in for this time, and brought a bunch of yarn and other projects to work on! I started making crochet flowers for the first time and amazed how easy they are! Everything's going to have a flower on it....I'm also going to look at butterflies. Love butterflies and if the flowers are that easy, they shouldn't be too hard either.
     

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