This lesson will teach you the importance on how to finish a crochet project. So if you are wondering what to do with your loose yarn ends now that you are done with your work...
Follow the next two lessons to find out how!!
Right Hand: Crochet Video Tutorial
Left Hand: Crochet Video Tutorial
Finishing a crochet project will be one of the easiest lessons that you will follow in this series because there is only one action that you need to complete.
The only concern: Make sure you leave enough yarn at the end of your project for weaving in.
This means when you are finished with your project and you are ready to make the first cut... PLEASE make sure you leave at least 4 to 6 inches of yarn left onto your project for weaving.
Picture = Step 1: Leave at least 4 to 6 inches of yarn and
then make your cut with the scissors.
If you don't have 4-6 inches of yarn after your cut... you will end up with a little strand of yarn sticking out of your work and you will not be able to weave it closed... AND you will be sad with the finished results.
Tip: With that said... it is also important to start your project with a 4 to 6 inch strand of yarn as well. This means before you create your first slip knot when starting your project, prepare to leave 4-6 inches of yarn sticking out of the knot. This will also be used for weaving at the end of your project.
After you make your finishing cut all you need to do now is use your crochet hook to pull the loose end of yarn all the way through the last loop that is on your hook. Pull the yarn strand tight with your fingers and that is all there is to this lesson!!
Picture = Step 2: Use the crochet hook to pull the loose end of yarn all
the way through the last loop on the hook.
Picture = Step 3: Pull the yarn strand tight with your fingers.
~Move on to the next lesson and find out how
to weave in the leftover yarn ends~
Or return to the Home Page from the "Finish a Crochet Project"Page