I recently debuted the Fates Square – a free 6″ crochet square pattern. It’s fun to crochet, but like most squares, benefits from some blocking. So I was excited to give The Burlap Kitchen’s Blocking Board a try!
I tried out The Burlap Kitchen’s 6″ Blocking Board, available HERE on Etsy. It comes complete with a handmade solid pine blocking board, 12 bamboo pins, and an instruction sheet showing the possible combinations. Because it isn’t just for squares! You can do all the following shapes:
Squares from 2″-6″ (0.5″ increments)
Hexagons 3″,4″, 5″ and 6″ (1″ increments)
Triangles 2″, 3″ and 4″ (1″ increments)
The bamboo pins are 5.75″, which means you don’t have to do just one at a time! I blocked my latest 3 squares all at once! Just got them wet, patted off the excess water, and then slid them onto the pins – easy peasy!
Then I gave them each a little tug on the sides, walked away, let them sit until I remembered them, and they came off beautifully!
The Burlap Kitchen’s 6″ Blocking Board was super easy to use, much faster than pinning the squares! And they’ve recently added a 12″ version as well – perfect for the Crochet Along squares! It’s next on my list for sure!
You do have to use a little bit of care with the bamboo pins – but there are lots included too. And putting them in pointy side up makes sliding the squares on easy! I love the hanging ribbon too – I just need to add a pouch for the pins… though I imagine it’ll be in use for a long time to come, as I have many more squares to make!
Want your own? CLICK HERE to go the The Burlap Kitchen, and look for the blocking boards in the top menu! Or, CLICK HERE The Burlap Kitchen’s Etsy shop and order your own today!