Let me show you how to block the crochet hood on a moses basket. Steam blocking the crochet hood on your Moses basket will smooth out the bumps and ridges that can be made when decreasing stitches. This guide is here to help you achieve a polished, professional finish that will make your Moses Baskets truly stand out.
Moses basket are quick and easy to crochet.
Enjoy the free crochet patterns that have hoods, for these three Moses Baskets here on this website. First is a Bunny Stitch Moses Basket which is perfect for Easter. The next moses basket has a shell stitch drop over edge. The last Moses Basket that has a hood is the Gingerbread Moses Basket. It is so sweet.
Below is a video tutorial on how to block the hood on a moses basket.
The supplies you need to steam block the hood are easily found in most homes.
1. All you need is a steam iron.
2. An ironing board to rest the steam iron on.
3. A pressing cloth.
4. Teflon Glove (optional)
5. Pressing Ham (optional)
6. Towel Rolled into a ball. (optional
If you don’t have a fabric pressing cloth, you can use a few damp paper towels. Drench several paper towels with water and wring out the excess. Shake out the paper towels and flatten them out. Keep them layered, and then you have a damp pressing cloth. If the paper towels dry out add more water.
Let’s dive into the detailed steps on How To Steam Block The Hood On A Crochet Moses Basket
- I place my hand on the inside of the hood for shaping, or you can use a pressing ham or towel that is rolled up into a ball .
- Fill the tank of your iron or steamer with water. If using an iron, turn on the “steam” option and use the hottest setting on the iron.
- When the iron is hot, hold the iron a few inches above the hood.
- Shake, shake, shake the iron until steam starts pouring out.
- Steam the hood in sections. I split the hood in four sections. (left side, middle, right side & back if needed)
- When the portion of the hood that is being steamed is hot, place your hand, or pressing ham, or towel underneath that section.
- Use your outside hand to mold and flatten the bumps on the hood, that have been warmed by the steam.
- Another method is use a pressing cloth, but first turn OFF the steam on the iron. Use either your hand, a pressing ham or rolled up towel, & start pressing and molding the hood.
- Use the iron to smooth out the bumps. Then while the fibers of the hood are still warm, continue to press the hood into a rounded form,
- Let the portion that you have been working on, cool down before moving on to the next portion.
- Repeat this process until the hood is shaped and smooth.I have crocheted many moses baskets in many different sizes, but not all of them have hoods. The largest Moses Basket I have made will fit an 18 to 20 inch doll. Purchase the entire bundle now at ETSY or RAVELRY.
It was so good to have you on my side of the mountain. I hope you have enjoyed this free crochet pattern. Leave me a note if you make this basket. I would love to know.