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I crochet and for the life of me I cannot figure out how to weave in the ends of yarn when I finish a project or change colors. I have looked up tips online, but I can't get it. I'll get my yarn needle out and weave through the stitches across and then weave a little upward, but it doesn't matter what I do the yarn always comes loose and then I have bits of yarn sticking out and I end up just tying knots and cutting. Any ideas?
 

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Weave for at least 2-3 inches. I like to weave in one direction, then go up or down a row and weave the other way.<br><br>
When crocheting, you can weave in ends as you go, by laying the old color under your work as you do the new stitch, so the end is trapped inside your stitches.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: I always just lay the end of the old color across the tops of the stitches, then when I'm crocheting the next row, sort of pick it up along with the stitches I'm crocheting into.
 

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I only just started crocheting, and I've finally found a blanket pattern that I can use my current yarn with (I bought over $150 worth of yarn lololol) and I've been changing colors after a couple rows since it's a ripple afghan. I just cut the ends about 6" longer than where I stop using it, weave it into a LOT of stitches, make a simple knot here and there (loosely so the blanket still drapes and you can't tell it's knotted) and then cut it after I weave in a couple inches.
 

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It sounds to me like you aren't truly weaving the end in- it sounds like you are just kind of spearing it over and then up. You have to take your needle and actually trace over one strand of knitted yarn... follow the exact path of the yarn- you will go up or down when the needle is on the knit side of your fabric- and on the purl side is when you needle will move sideways<br><br>
over- out to the front-<br>
up- in to the back<br>
over- out to the front<br>
down- in to the back
 

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I also crochet over my ends as I go because that is quicker and easier, but for some patterns that does not seem to work well. When I do need to weave in ends I weave (actually go over and under) one direction for a ways and then go back the other direction on the same row being sure to reverse my overs and unders. That seems to hold the ends well. Before I did it that way they always came out.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: I always just lay the end of the old color across the tops of the stitches, then when I'm crocheting the next row, sort of pick it up along with the stitches I'm crocheting into.</div>
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Me too!<br><br>
I had never done this method, and only recently learned it when I bought, and read the Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet book. Love it!
 
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