How to Avoid Weaving in Ends in Crochet

In this blog post, I’m going to go over how I avoid weaving in my ends in my crochet projects. If you’re anything like me then you reeeeaally don’t want to spend loads of time weaving ends in. :) I try my best to use this technique as much as I can, where possible, so that I don’t end up with a huge amount to weave in at the end.

This really easy method cuts down the amount of time needed to finish my projects by at least half so I make sure to incorporate it whenever I can

There are other techniques but this is the best one I have found for me as it doesn’t disrupt my crochet but instead just becomes part of it. Once you get used to doing it, it just becomes second nature.

I’ve created a quick video tutorial which you can also see below or you can head to the written descriptions further below that if you prefer to read through them instead.

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Written Instructions

The best thing about this technique is that you do it whilst working on your project so at the end there isn’t as much work to do.

If you’re already at the end of your project, I’m sorry to say theres nothing left to do but weave them in in the standard way. Head to this tutorial for a recap on how to do that.

Assuming you’re still working on your project, you can start to make your life a little bit easier by following the below tip.

  1. Working on the same row to where your ends are, line up your ends along the top of your work or inline with the loops of the stitches you are next going to work into.

  2. Work your new stitches as you normally would but incorporate your ends into these new stitches at the same time. Work straight over them so that they become hidden inside.

  3. Continue like this until the ends have been hidden by about 8-10 stitches.

  4. Do this for each of your ends. You can also do this for your foundation chain end.

  5. At the end of your project, half of the work is already done. All that is left to do, is to weave the ends back on themselves and snip.

This will cut down the work at the end of your project by at least half and help you to finish quicker. You will avoid leaving your projects in the cupboard unfinished due to not wanting to weave.

I really hope this has helped. If you have questions just let me know in the comments.

Tina Rinaudo

Tina is a passionate zero waster and crocheter who aims to live and crochet as sustainably as possible. She has been crocheting since 2016 and specialises in using sustainable yarns to design zero waste crochet patterns to make easy swaps for yourselves and your homes. She has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, and many other websites for her eco friendly crochet patterns.


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