Crochet: How do you weave in your ends?

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Crochet: How do you weave in your ends?
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:23pm

I'm in the middle of a crochet ripple baby blanket for my sister's new baby (due to arrive in May).  Because it's got stripes, I've got a lot of ends that I'm going to need to clean up.  I've been just kind of laying the end over the edge of the last row and crocheting around it.  It seems to be working OK, but I wonder if it's going to be secure enough or if I'll need to do something else with those tails.

How do you weave in your crochet ends?

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Registered: 07-21-1998
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 10:24pm

What you're doing should work. End weaving is done in different ways, depending on exactly what you're doing. My favorite, when there is no color change is to fold the ends over so that you work with a double thickness for about 6 stitches. (The fold means that the double thickness is first the original strand, then the new one). When stripes are alternating, I'd carry the unused color up the side, and probably eventually cover it with an edging so so that there are only two ends to weave in  and 4 ends to cover, pretty much the way you're doing it now. Just don't make the tails too short, and you should be fine.

Cthulu Crochet

Community Leader
Registered: 05-11-1999
Fri, 03-15-2013 - 9:53pm
Crocheting around the ends is usually how I weave them in as well. :) Would love to see a picture of the ripple blanket when it is finished! :)