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Crochet Blocking Board – Your Complete Guide – [2020 Update]

Struggle to find a surface or items to position your blocking on? Sometimes, you don’t have any spare towels or sheets to put them on, but your creations need to be blocked!

How else are they going to look even better once completed? That’s where a blocking board for your crochet projects comes in.

Read on for my review of the best available on the market.

However, if you’d prefer, you can always make your own. There’s a roundup of some of the best tutorials further down in the post.

Table Of Contents

What Is A Blocking Board?

A blocking board is usually a board made of wood or similar material. It is designed to be a surface to block your crocheted or knitted items on. Saves you having to scramble for towels or other materials instead!

What Is A Blocking Board For Crochet?

Similar to an average blocking board, but specifically designed for crochet.

How To Make A Crochet Blocking Board

Here is a list of ideas on how to make a crochet blocking board.

  • Use a foam pad usually used to kneel on for gardening, and some bamboo skewers, follow the tutorial by Jess Coppom from Make & Do Crew here.
  • Using a cleaned and sanded piece of wood with nails hammered into it to fit a square of a specific size. Here is an excellent video tutorial by Tanis Galik on Youtube, which you can watch here.
  • Make a DIY blocking station by following the instructions from Dedri from Look What I Made here.

The Best Blocking Board For Crochet

EZ Blocker 2.0 Blocking Board

EZ Blocker 2.0 Blocking Board by Chetnanigans
Chetnanigans pride themselves on the range of their blocking boards

The new and improved version of a crochet blocking product called EZ Blocker, this is designed for squares of up to 8″ in length, perfect for a wide variety of projects.

Handmade by Chetnanigans, a small woodworking business specializing in handmade solutions to problems in crochet, such as blocking and keeping your crochet notions organized.

Features

  • Dimensions – 10×10″
  • Made From – Wood
  • Pins Included? – Yes
  • Measurements Marked? –
  • Best Suited For – Squares of up to 8″ long

Pros

  • Coated four times with Polyurethane, to prevent damage from wet blocking
  • Varnished with a smooth finish
  • The bottom has felt on it to avoid damage to the surface beneath

Cons

  • A little pricey
  • Takes a little while to ship

Flexie Hexie Hexagon Blocking Board

Flexie Hexie Hexagon Blocking Board by Chetnanigans
The Flexie Hexie by Chetnanigans has great customer reviews

Similar to the product mentioned above, but specifically designed for blocking smaller crochet hexagons and triangles. Made of smooth red oak and excellent craftsmanship, this is a high-quality item.

Features

  • Dimensions – Just Under 9×9.”
  • Made From – Red Oak
  • Pins Included? – Yes
  • Measurements Marked? – No
  • Best Suited For – Hexagon Or Triangle Pieces

Pros

  • Waterproofed
  • The surface is very smooth
  • Metal pins included, and are super smooth, won’t damage your yarn
  • Holes are smooth, and the pins fit perfectly
  • The back is felted to prevent damage to the surface below
  • Comes with a display stand included

Cons

  • Takes a while to ship

Chetnanigans New Premier Blocking Board

Chetnanigans New Premier Blocking Board
The Premier 12×12 inch Blocking Board by Chetnanigans with stainless steel pins

Larger size available from the same small business as the two mentioned above, this is large, a square at 12″ long.

Made from strong, durable wood, this excellently crafted product comes with a lifetime warranty.

Features

  • Dimensions – 12×12″
  • Made From – Wood, with a dark walnut trim
  • Pins Included? – Yes, fifty 4″ pins and twenty-five 2″ pins.
  • Measurements Marked? –
  • Best Suited For – A wide range of sizes, and you can fit multiple sizes at the same time

Pros

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Excellent quality craftsmanship
  • Display stand included for when not in use
  • Waterproof coating
  • Felted on the back to keep from damaging the surface beneath

Cons

  • Dispatch isn’t very fast.

Premier Adjustable Crochet Blocking Board

Premier Adjustable Crochet Blocking Board
The Red Oak Premier Adjustable by Chetnanigans is a popular choice with crocheters

Made for crocheters who make a wide variety of different sized squares and triangles, and want to block several different sizes at once.

Features

  • Dimensions – 12X12
  • Made From – Red Oak with A Walnut Trim
  • Pins Included? – Yes, 75 4″ stainless steel pins
  • Measurements Marked? – No
  • Best Suited For – A wide variety of sizes of squares and triangles

Pros

  • Felted on the bottom to prevent damage to a surface
  • Coated with a waterproofing coating four times
  • Lifetime warranty
  • An optional display stand with a drawer available

Cons

  • Takes a while to dispatch

Crochet Blocking Board With Stainless Steel Pins

Crochet Blocking Board With Stainless Steel Pins

A smaller size but where you can have multiple sizes of items pinned down on at once. The pins included are quite long, perfect for holding lots of the same size.

Handmade by Handiwork Your Love, a small business based in Ukraine, they make handmade products for crocheters, knitters, weavers, and lovers of the fiber arts.

Features

  • Dimensions – 15x15cm (5.9×5.9″)
  • Made From – Plywood, Alder, Beech, and Pinewood
  • Pins Included? – Yes, 14 12cm long rust-proof stainless steel
  • Measurements Marked On The Board? – No
  • Best Suited For – Granny Squares, afghan squares, crochet motifs

Pros

  • You can order four different color choices, natural, black (Marengo), redwood, and walnut
  • Felt grips on the bottom to prevent damage to the surface and to keep it stable
  • The pins included are rustproof
  • The wooden blocking station is covered in a hypoallergic, waterproof lacquer.

Cons

  • Each is custom made to your specifications, so it may take some time to dispatch for shipping.
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Large Wooden Blocking Board

Large Wooden Blocking Board

Made by the same small business as the product listed above,

Features

  • Dimensions – 30×30 cm (11.8×11.8″)
  • Made From – Plywood, alder, beech, and pine.
  • Pins Included? – Yes, 28 12cm (4.7″) long stainless steel pins
  • Measurements Marked On The Board? – No
  • Best Suited For – Larger projects like, but can fit almost any size, large or small

Pros

  • Available in four different colors – black (Marengo), redwood, walnut, and natural
  • Smooth, quality production. 
  • Felt grips on the bottom to prevent damage to the surface and to keep it stable
  • The pins included are rustproof
  • The wooden blocking station is covered in a hypoallergic, waterproof lacquer.

Cons

  • Each is custom made to your specifications, so it may take some time to dispatch for shipping.
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Your Questions Answered

Is It Necessary To Block Granny Squares?

While not strictly necessary to block granny squares, it’s highly recommended because it evens the shape, gives the stitchwork more definition, and makes them all the same.

Much easier to put together for the final project then! Plus, it provides the square with nice, even corners.

Hopefully, this post helped you decide whether a blocking board is right for you and if you’d prefer to make your own, the perfect diy tutorial.

Whichever you choose, a blocking board is guaranteed to make blocking your crochet projects much easier.

Do you have any tips and tricks for making your block boards? I’d be interested to hear your knowledge.

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