Tuesday, August 16, 2016

To Weave or Not To Weave? Live Video Chat with Sara of Posh Pooch Designs

To Weave or not to Weave?
I have  had a lot of questions about weaving in your ends
when Crocheting.
Do I have to use a needle? Can I just use my hook?
How do I do it so the yarn end does not come out?

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Here is a video close up of the Technique I use when weaving in.

You can see the video on my Youtube channel at this LINK

Here are a couple of tips I have learned:

1. Yes, you need to weave in your ends. 
If you do not, your project can unravel or fall a part.
 And it will look messy.

2. Leave enough yarn when starting, joining, and
changing colors to weave in your ends. About 5 inches is a good amount to work with to secure the ends. 

3. Yes, you can crochet over your ends, where possible, 
but still weave in your ends with a needle when finished.
Again you want a neat and tidy look, especially if it is a gift.

4. Weave in your ends with a needle. It can be plastic, bamboo
or metal, just make sure the eye is big enough for the yarn get through.

5. You can weave the ends in as you go, or at the end of the project. For me it depends on the project, and which ever is easier.

You worked hard on the Crochet Project, you want it to stay together through the wash.... 
So weave in those ends with a Needle!

I find, the best way to weave in the ends is to thread the needle and "sew" through the stitches, not the holes of the project, sort of stitching back and forth, till the yarn is to short to sew any more.

Whether your project is round, square or any shape, you need to weave in those ends. It only takes a few extra seconds to make your project look neat and be secure.

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