Your question: How do I make my crochet project smaller?

How do you decrease the size of a crochet blanket?

According to Toni Rexroat from Interweave, you can resize your crochet blanket by “substitute[ing] the yarn with a lighter or heavier weight yarn.” If the original pattern calls for worsted weight, you can add some length and bulk to the final project by using bulky or even super bulky yarn.

How do I stop my crochet from getting bigger?

If your work is getting wider and you didn’t intend for it to, that means you’ve unknowingly added stitches somewhere. To trim your project back down to size, count the stitches in the last row to determine how many extra stitches you have.

Does acrylic yarn shrink in dryer?

Acrylic and polyester are designed to maintain their shape and fit even after many washings, but they do not perform well when exposed to heat. A hot washer or dryer can shrink or melt these fabrics, rendering them unwearable. For best results, read labels and line dry any item that may shrink.

Can you widen a crochet blanket?

If you want your crochet blanket to be broader and bigger, use a thicker yarn. If the pattern says use worsted yarn, you can trade it in for something chunky like a bulky yarn or a super bulky yarn. Using a thicker yarn creates a bigger crochet blanket, but it is very easy to work up.

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