I spent years as a crocheter not knowing about blocking. I didn't know what it was, how it was done, or why, but now I'm a big believer in it! So I jumped at the chance to try out the Chetnanigans BlocksAll - and tell you all about it!
Chetnanigans is run by Sean and Holly, and they create the most gorgeous handcrafted wooden crochet accessories I've seen. I'm a proud owner of their Premier Furls Hook Holder, and it's just as beautiful and wonderful today as it was the day I got it. So when I got the chance to try out their Premier BlocksAll Ultra I said "yes please!"
The BlocksAll is the perfect tool for blocking my crochet squares for the Moogly Afghan CAL! I've blocked two of them on my BlocksAll so far, and it is SO much easier and faster than pinning it out, ruler in hand. I know exactly where the corners and sides go, with no measuring or fuss with a 12″ maximum, and holes spaced at ½″ in any direction. Of course, this is great for all kinds of shapes - triangles and circles too!
Blocking your motifs can make a big big difference. Not only does it make them look pretty on their own, but it's easier to join them up when they're all the same size - saving you time and effort. And the finished blanket looks better too! To block each square, just stick the pins right through the outer stitches (go under both loops!), and then put the pin in the corresponding hole. Then, spritz it with water or hit it with a bit of steam - let it air dry and done!
Chetnanigans products are all super high quality, and the BlocksAll is no exception. It has a fully felted backside to protect your working surface and ships with a vertical display that helps to minimize storage needs. And of course, it comes with enough pins to help you block nearly any combination that you might want! You can use the BlocksAll to block granny squares from 1″ to 12″ in one-inch increments allowing you to block several different projects at the same time!
In fact, they are revamping and expanding their entire Blocking line of products, with offerings from as low as $19 to the BlocksAll Ultra at $199. They will be offering a total of eight different models, from the Mini Blocker to the African Flower blocker to a brand new 8" BlocksAll Ultra Mini, and their newest 8" EZ Blocker 2.0, which will block squares (at the corners as well as throughout the sides) from as small as 3" to as large as 8", and can block squares, triangles, rectangles, pentagons and more! They all come with smaller pins - so you don't stretch your granny square corners - and every board from Chetnanigans will include a minimum of 4 coats of Polyurethane so that misting with your blocks while they're on the board is no problem!
The Premier BlocksAll Ultra also includes Black Walnut Inlays, a Lifetime Warranty, Free Shipping and a “No Questions Asked” Return Policy. The Ultra board takes well over a full day in the shop to produce!
In love yet? You can keep up with everything amazing coming out of the hardworking hands at Chetnanigans at the following links: Chetnanigans Website; Etsy; Facebook; Pinterest; and YouTube. And right now, Chetnanigans is offering a special coupon code for Moogly readers! The code is moogly15 and it will give you a 15% discount on any Chetnanigans purchases, valid at both www.chetnanigans.com and their Etsy store at www.chetnanigans.etsy.com! This coupon is valid ⅗ through 3/21/2017.
But wait - there's more - a giveaway! Enter to win your own BlocksAll from Chetnanigans below!
The Chetnanigans BlocksAll Giveaway is open in the US only, and ends 3/13/2017 at 12:15am Central US time. The winner will receive a BlocksAll Set as seen at https://chetnanigans.com/product/blocksall-afghan-granny-square-combination-ezblocker-new-from-chetnanigans/ To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only. Good luck, all!
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