The hard work of blocking your crochet projects pays off when you see the finished results. Neat, clean edges, and your beautiful stitches shine with that extra time and care.
These pins keep everything in place on blocking mats, while you ease your crochet into shape and to the right dimensions.
Also known as knitting blocking pins, they come in several varieties.
I’ve reviewed the best ones for crocheters.
Table Of Contents
- Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers & Pin Kit
- Fork Blocking Pins
- Knit IQ Stainless Stainless Steel T-Pins
- Nickel Plated T-Pins
- Jimmy Beans Wool Knocker Blockers Knit Blockers
- What Size Pins To Use For Blocking Crochet?
Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers & Pin Kit
More like pin combs, a rectangle with pins sticking out to keep items secured.
- Includes – 12 Blockers with eight pins, and eight blockers with four pins
- Made From – Tough Plastic & Stainless Steel
- Stainless steel rust-proof
- A simple, convenient way to maintain the correct tension in your project
- Makes blocking quicker and easier
- Covers more area than traditional t-pins.
- The ability to define the shaping and angles and pull out points easily.
- For larger projects, you’ll probably need more than one box
- More expensive than T-Pins but definitely worth it
Fork Blocking Pins
These rust-resistant U shaped pins quickly pierce and firmly hold your pieces when blocking. They’re thinner than T-Pins so work well with delicate yarns
The grip of the fork pin is bent for ease in handling. Packaged in a sturdy plastic case with a slide-out drawer. 40 pins per package.
Knit IQ Stainless Stainless Steel T-Pins
These are 1.5 inches long with a sharp point. Ideal for use with blocking mats.
They’re made from quality stainless steel. Designed for longevity and durability.
- Strong and sturdy
- 150 included, sufficient for intricate blocking of substantial pieces
- A range of cute designs for the storage tin
- Need to wipe down the pins before use
Nickel Plated T-Pins
Pack of 60 Heavy Duty Nickel-plated stainless steel 1.5″ Pins, manufactured in the United States.
- A suitable length for using with blocking mats
- Durable and sturdy
- They are rust-resistant, not rust-proof
- Not for people with nickel allergies
Jimmy Beans Wool Knocker Blockers Knit Blockers
These help maintain even tension across the width of the blocking pins. Excellent for blocking straight edges on shawls, scarves, and sweaters
Each is made with durable plastic fitted with sharp and sturdy rust-resistant stainless steel pins. The Knocker Blocket Knit Blockers kit contains two different sizes – eight pins or four pins.
- 12 Blockers with eight pins
- 8 Blockers with four pins
- Less chance of pricking yourself with the plastic top of the pins
- $5 from every purchase goes directly to support the Knitted Knockers organization
- If pinks and purples aren’t your colors, these aren’t for you.
What Size T Pins For Blocking Crochet?
For large projects like shawls, sweaters, garments, and afghans, use 1.5 inch T Pins. They provide the best results and make sure the work stays in place.
If you’re using push pins or sewing pins for small items, make sure they’re rust-proof.
Blocking with pins gives an excellent finish on your crochet pieces. Those crisp, clean edges bring such joy.
Do you have a favorite style? I’d love to hear from you. Please drop me a note below in the comments section or get in touch with me here.