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How to Weave in Your Ends

By: Chris Hammond for

Learning how to weave in your ends can be extremely tricky especially when it comes to working with larger projects. It is inevitable that when you are coming up to finishing a crochet afghan pattern that you are going to need to know how to weave in your ends.

Weaving in your ends is a great technique to master to help make your projects look clean and professional; but, this can also make your DIY afghan last longer and be safe to machine wash. This list of useful tips and tricks will make weaving in your ends to your crochet project so much easier.

Since blankets can bet quite the beating in everyday life, weaving in your ends will really make the difference in making your project more sturdy and durable. No matter what crochet project you are creating or what type of blanket you are working on, this crochet technique can make all the difference in the end result of your project. 


Materials List

  • Yarn needle
  • Finished crochet project

How to Weave in Your Ends

Tips and Tricks for Finishing Your Crochet Project

  1. Always Start on the Wrong side: You should make sure to always be weaving in your ends on the wrong side of your work. However, if you don't have a wrong or right side, you don't need to worry about htis step as much. 

  2. Skip the Hook: In order to weave in your ends, you are actually going to want a yarn needle and not a crochet hook. 
    Yarn needles can be found right next the knitting needles and crochet hooks and they come in a bunch of different sizes and materials. 

  3. Avoid the edges: In order for the ends to actually stay woven into your crochet project be sure not to work on the ends of your project. You want to work a couple of rows in and down in order to make sure you are getting your ends securely woven in. 

  4. Find the Legs: These will be the spots where you have yarned over and pulled up. These are the perfect places to put your yarn when weaving in your ends because they are nice and sturdy. 

  5. Follow your stitches: Go into the stitch that is a row below your last stitch. Weave your needle into the two legs next to that stitch and repeat that two more times. 

  6. Bring it Back: Repeat that same process of weaving your thread through the legs you already wove thread through coming back toward your original stitch. Be sure to skip the first stitch in your set of two stitches, and go into the second one instead. 
    Continue that process of skipping the front stitch and weaving your thread into the second stitch until you go through all of the stitches. 

  7. Cutting Time: Once you have finished bringing your thread back to the front go ahead and cut your thread while being wary of cutting your project. 

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Weaving in my ends when I finish a crochet project always makes me nervous, so I definitely appreciate these tips.


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