Having a growing pile of willow squares (see previous post), I decided it was time to start blocking them ready for joining. I looked at several Pinterest pins for how to block, having never done it before, and found this to be the simplest looking method.
It requires a foam pad, bamboo skewers and a water spray bottle. I used some additional blocking pins I’d bought on Amazon too. I sprayed the squares lightly with water before pinning them to the board with the bamboo skewers in each corner. I used the blocking pins to straighten each edge. The foam pad I used is one especially for crochet blocking with grid lines printed on it to help keep edges straight, but it could be easily duplicated with a cheap piece of plain foam with hand-drawn lines.
I blocked the squares in sets of four and each set took about 24 hours to dry out – so a long process!
Once removed from the board I then stored the squares under a heavy book and paperweights to keep them flat.
An easy but long process (unless I buy more foam pads) to block crochet squares. Now the next job is to work out how to join the squares and add a border!