SAVE HOURS WEAVING IN ENDS
Have you ever been frustrated after you have finished crocheting a BIG project? – you have to weave in all the ends!
I have a great solution to this that have saved me literally HOURS of weaving in ends.
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WHEN TO USE IT?
BIG PROJECTS WITH LONG ROWS OR ROUNDS:
This is usually works best in projects that have long rows or rounds. But can be used for smaller projects as well, more on that further down.
I especially use this technique when crocheting my sweater designs – as they usually have those long rows.
Have you not seen my sweaters yet? Have a look at the crochet patterns for my sweater designs here.
But I’ve also found that it’s really useful on some smaller projects as well, such as granny squares.
SAVE TIME WEAVING IN ENDS:
I think this technique is one of the best ways to make sure you save time.
It is also a bigger pleasure to finish the huge projects as you don’t need to spend hours weaving in those ends.
Instead you can start your brand new project you are so excited about! If you are looking for something new, there’s hundreds of free crochet patterns linked.
THIS IS HOW I DO IT:
What you need to do is to crochet “over” the ends – while crocheting. This means that you let the yarn tail follow along with you when crocheting.
When my skein of yarn is coming to an end, I start crocheting “over” the yarn tail from my next skein of yarn.
In this way the yarn tail of the next skein is already weaved in when I start crocheting with it.
What this means is that your crochet stitch will go over BOTH your stitch from the last row AND the yarn tail.
When you change skein, you crochet in the skein you have just finished. Then you have literally NO ends to weave in. AMAZING!
There is some technique to doing this. You have to get used to hold the crochet project in a way that keeps the yarn ends running along with it. But when you get used to it, it will save you hours!
HOW LONG SHOULD THE ENDS BE?
A question you might have: How long should my ends be?
My answer is: it depends. I feel that the more “wooly” your yarn is – the shorter the ends can be.
Give a length a try & see if they pop out. Usually they won’t.
However if you have a really smooth yarn, such as mercerized cotton, you could use a needle & weave in the final little end to secure it from slipping out.
This technique will on both single colored and multicolored projects.,
But you just have to be smart – and weave in the ends so that wrong color don’t show.
This will need a little extra brain power to work out, but you can still figure it out. All those granny square projects may have a much shorter “weaving in ends” time than before.
Have you tried it yet?
Put it on your to-do list for you next project & let me know what you think!
FREE PATTERNS TO TEST THE STRATEGY:
So as I mentioned earlier one of my favorite ways to save hours weaving in ends are on my sweater patterns. You can find all FREE clothing patterns here.
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