Storing. Unused knitted or crocheted items should be cleaned and stored in closed plastic bags to keep them clean and free of dust. Never store them with items that contain zippers or buttons that can cause damage. To prevent unwanted pests, items can be stored with cedar balls or dried herbs such as lavender and sage.
How do I protect my crochet?
Hand washing your crocheted items is the safest bet, unless the yarn specifically states “dry clean only.” Never hang a crocheted piece to dry (it will stretch out of shape beyond recognition), and keep items out of the sun, which can cause fading.
Should I wash crochet blanket before gifting?
If I’m gifting an item that is wearable, or will touch the skin in any way, I always launder the item prior to gifting it. If it’s something that will be used in the process of washing (a dishcloth), or an item that will be used to display in the home (a coaster, basket, or wall art) I never wash before gifting.
What does frogging mean in crochet?
In fiber arts like knitting and crochet, frogging means to rip out your work. Imagine yourself saying “rip it, rip it, rip it” while you are pulling out several rows or rounds of a project.
Can you put mousse on crochet hair?
Some people recommend using alcohol-free mousse for crochet braid maintenance, but I find it leaves a tacky build-up on the hair so I tend not to use it. Trim ends as needed. Crochet hair will inevitably get a bit frizzy at the ends over the life of the style.
How do you pack crochet toys?
I always wrap in tissue as the first layer, then of course bubble (also new) and then I use paper and other padding to secure the item in the box. For crochet, I think you should prevent squashing, so padding is essential. If I was selling stuffed soft items like yours, I would box them.
Can you put crochet blankets in the dryer?
Turn the crochet item periodically to allow for even drying. If the blanket is machine washable, it can usually be dried in an automatic dryer on low heat.
How do I stop my crochet blanket from curling?
One way to prevent curled corners is by simply loosening your stitches. If you find that your hands are cramping up, chances are you’re holding the hook too tightly and therefore creating stitches that are too tight as well. Relax your grip for looser stitches.
Is it OK to store yarn in plastic bags?
Do not store yarn in plastic bags. Yarn needs to breathe and depending on the fiber can hold up to 30% it’s weight in moisture without feeling wet.