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Video:How to Crochet: Weaving in Ends

with Yvonne

Weaving in the end of your crochet material helps secure your entire project. In this video from About.com, get a demonstration of how to weave in ends in crochet.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Crochet: Weaving in Ends

Hi my name is Yvonne, and I'm here with About.com to demonstrate how to weave in your ends.

How to Weave in Ends in Crochet

The object of weaving in your ends or tails on your project is to make the finish neat and complete, and what is especially important is to weave in the tails so they are not seen through the other color. You will need a finished project, a tapestry needle, this is a blunt bent end but a blunt straight end will suffice. And a needle threader. This one has room for thicker worsted weight yarn and this one has room for thread. I will start threading through the needle threader to help me thread my needle. And just pull that through.

I want to secure the tail and I want to weave it within the same color so it won't so much show through the green. The best bet is to stick with the same color. In trying to weave at least a six-inch tail for your projects. If you leave it too short, it could wiggle itself back out in the process of washing and being used and just being loved by the person that you're giving the gift to.

Things to Remember when Weaving in the End of Your Yarn

And it's basically sewing but you want to be careful when you're picking up the strands of yarn not to split them. And pretty much hide them within the direction of the yarn or the stitch itself. As far as you can and then when you got to pretty much the end of your tail, pull it just taught just a little, snip it, and then it will go back in on itself and hide very nicely for you.

Now I just worked on here is the tail I worked on across these two shells, and there should be no disruption in the pattern on these two. And now I'll do something in the green. And when at all possible work into the back of your stitches, if you look at the green shells show on the front side, so I want to weave the green into the back side of the stitch of the shell. And again whenever you're weaving try not to split the yarn like I just did and if you do, just go back through it and try to stay within the confines of the stitch. Follow along the direction of the stitch. And you can zigzag up and down, back and fourth. Whatever makes it work neatly. So I've woven it in and again there should be no distortion to the front side of the stitch.

And that is how you weave in your tails. Thanks for watching. To learn more please visit About.com 

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