How do I stop my crochet shrinking?

Question by Tuatara: How do I stop my crochet shrinking?
I’ve heard that crochet shrinks when you wash it. Is there any way to stop it shrinking?

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Answer by Joan H
Cotton thread? It will stretch back out when you iron it. On doilies, etc. I use starch on them, and iron from the center, they stretch right back to the original size.

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