Blocking your crochet motifs can make the difference between a wobbly edge and a perfect shape. With the print edition of issue 87 you get our fabulous foam blocking board, which is ideal for getting your square, triangle and hexagon motifs spot on! It not only means your shapes look better, but it makes it easier when it comes to joining them together.
But if you’ve never tried blocking crochet before, then don’t worry – we’re here to help! We’ve made this handy quick tutorial video to show you just how easy it is to achieve crochet perfection!
Now that you’ve mastered blocking shapes, why not try hooking up our fabulous picnic blanket by Vicky Gorry. The pattern is available in our bonus Crochet Home booklet that also comes with issue 87 (in both the print and digital editions). It’s brought to you in association with Yarn and Colors and includes handy step-by-step instructions on how to join your motifs too.
Simply Crochet issue 87 is available both in-store and online. You can check our stockists’ details here to find your nearest copy, or if you’d rather shop online you can buy individual issues from our back issues website here.
Simply Crochet is also available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.