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Old 03-13-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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Blocking acrylic-- is it worth it???
Hi. I just finished a crochet scarf with Vanna's Choice yarn, which is 100 % acrylic. When I lay it out flat, it looks even. But when I try it on, it bows in a tiny bit towards the chain edge (even though I tried to crochet really, really loosely). I was wondering if blocking would help and, more importantly, whether blocking works with acrylic. I've blocked acrylic blends before and have been pleased with the results. I usually just wet the item, gently blot the water out with a towel, and then lay it out to dry. This is a gift so I want it to be perfect. Any advice would be appreciated!!
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:36 PM   #2
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Acrylic doesn't block quite like even the blends will. You can steam the edge (don't touch an iron to it) and stretch it to see if that will help.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:33 PM   #3
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Thanks Suzeeq!! This was a great suggestion. I held my iron over the chain edge while it was on the steam setting. Then I pulled the chain edge in opposite directions and let it sit for a bit. Worked like a charm!!
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