Crocheted blankets for children are cherished items.Do you have a crochet blanket from grandma that is coming undone?You can get that blanket back into a usable condition with these tips.
Step 1: A crochet hook is needed.
If you don't know how to crochet, learn it.Determine the right size by measuring the stitch in millimetres.There is a gap between the start of the yarn and the next stitch.
Step 2: Matching yarn can be obtained.
It has to match in both color and weight.Due to yarn dye lots, it may not be a perfect match.
Step 3: A test piece is what you should make.
To get the right tension, crochet a small test piece with the crochet hook and yarn.Too loose creates a stretched out area.
Step 4: How did the blanket fall apart?
Was it along a single seam?Is it in the middle?Unravels are easier to fix than tears.
Step 5: Restitch the area.
Pull until you have a loose loop and then re-crotch the unraveling section if the original yarn is still attached.When finished, make sure to secure the yarn end.If you run short of yarn, use a smaller hook and tighter tension.
Step 6: There are patches in yarn.
If you can't find an "end loop" or the yarn is missing, tie on replacement yarn and re-crotch the missing area.
Step 7: Put glue on it.
Fray Check can be applied to the raw edges of the tear to prevent further raveling.
Step 8: Stitch edges together.
Carefully criss-cross the torn edges with matching yarn to sew them together.If you want to make a "crochet stitch" look, use a chain stitch.
Step 9: Make sure your stitches are secured.
Make sure your patch won't rip further if you sew well into the surrounding area.