It’s a necessary part of crocheting, but how many patterns tell you how to weave in ends in crochet properly? Do you dread the part where the pattern or tutorial tells you to weave in your ends? I know I did! Either it would take me forever and you would never know they were there, or it would be quick and they would eventually wiggle their way out.
I wouldn’t even feel happy about finishing my project because I still had to weave in the ends.. Until I figured out a trick that is both fast and secure! Let’s not delay, to the tutorial!
- A finished crochet project
- yarn tails
- a yarn or tapestry needle
How to Weave in Ends in Crochet
Step. 1. After you tie off your end and thread your needle, push your needle down into the work close to your tail. Go down at least 1 row of work.
Step 2. Push your needle down the length of about 5 stitches. Catch a loop that’s close to where you came out under your needle.
Step 3. Then, go back the way you came, without going back through the loop you caught a moment ago.
Make sure you can not see your needle at the front of the work, as shown in the top right picture.
You can repeat steps 1 and 2, to make sure it’s extra secure if you wish. Cut the rest of your visible tail, give your work a little tug to relax the stitches, and that’s it!
How to weave in ends in crochet Amigurumi
Step 1. After you tie off your end, just weave your needle around your last rows stitches and pull them closed. I like to weave them around all the stitches again to secure them.
Step 2. Then I go through the center hole and push the needle out somewhere in the work randomly. I pull the yarn tail firmly, but not too tight. You don’t want to warp the work.
Step 3. I push the needle through the same hole I came out of earlier and then push it through to a different hole.
Repeat step 3 a few times, you’re essentially tangling the tail up into the stuffing so it can’t come loose.
How to weave in ends on open work stitches
When you’re dealing with open work stitches it can be difficult to hide your tail since there’s so little to work with. So I decided to show you how it works with theses smaller bits as well.
Step. 1. After you tie off your end and thread your needle, push your needle down into the work close to your tail. Go down at least 1 row of work. It’s very important to make sure your needle is barely visible on both sides.
Step 2. Push your needle down the length of at least one length of stitches.
Step 3. Catch a loop that’s close to where you came out under your needle and then go back down a length in a different direction.
Step 3. Go back up a column of stitches, and then catch another loop,
Step 4. Without going back through the loop you caught a moment ago, go back through the column of stitches you went through in step 3.
You can repeat steps 3 and 4, again if you like, but it might make that area noticeably bulkier. Cut the rest of your visible tail, give your work a little tug to relax the stitches, and that’s it!
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