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Beginning Crochet: Part 5


Fasten Off-
At the end of your last row or round, cut the yarn from the ball leaving a 4 inch long tail. Yarn over and draw the tail through the loop on the hook. Tighten.

Weaving in the Yarn- Most often, the yarn tails will be woven into the piece at the end of a project. Thread a yarn needle (with a larger eye) with the yarn tail. With the wrong side of the piece showing (the inside for example), weave the needle inside the loops of several stitches. Clip any remaining yarn closely to the piece. Here is a video demonstrating the concept (with a beautiful scarf):


Seaming- Often, longer yarn tails are used to seam two edges of a crochet piece together.

Whipstitch seams are very popular, because they create a flat seam perfect for joining bulky items. To do a whipstitch seam, you lay the pieces down with right sides showing. Thread yarn through needle and insert needle from front to back through back loops of first stitch of one piece and from back to front through corresponding stitch in the other piece. Continue along the stitches in this way, starting with the same piece each time. When seamed together, fasten off and weave in yarn tail.

Slip stitch seam is a tighter seam worked with the crochet hook, instead of the needle, and is often used for things like shoulder seams. The two crocheted sides are held together with right sides facing in. Attach the yarn to the edge of the joined pieces (if not already attached by beginning tail). Insert crochet hook into pair of edge stitches, YO and pull loop through both stitches and the loop on the hook. Repeat along the edge until all edge stitches are joined. Fasten off and weave in yarn tail.

Single crochet seam is like slip stitch seam, but the edges are worked with single crochet for more flexibility. Unlike slip stitch seam, this edge shows, so you begin with the wrong sides together. You attach yarn to joined edge, insert hook through pair of edge stitches, YO and pull yarn through both stitches. YO again and draw yarn through both loops on hook. Repeat for all edge stitch pairs. Fasten off and weave in yarn tail.

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Hi helcat743 9774548 - Have you visited our sister site, www.AllFreeCrochet.com? They have a great chart that explains many of the crochet abbreviations. You can visit the page here: http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Basics/Crochet-Abbreviations Hope this helps! -The editors of FaveCrafts


cant find info on sc2tog on any video or other

helcat743 9774548

Can u tell me how to block a pattern in crocheting

Crafter 4330745

I watched the video on how to weave in ends. What I need to know is how to keep the ends from unraveling. Anyone knows how to weave them in, but unless you put a knot in it at the very end (which I hear you are not supposed to do), how do you keep the end (at the very end) from unraveling?


I am making an afghan with blocks of different colors, and am ready to begin joining them. Since the blocks are different colors, what color should I use to join them? I have made granny square afghans before, but the outer rows were always the same color. Thanks for your thoughts!

Crafter 7643207

on a pattern called ponytail wrap there is a stitch called single knot stitch and double knot stitch. Could I please get complete instructions. This makes no sense. I know what a HDC is but that is not what the directions are describing


Can you please tell me how to do a long sc and draw up a loop. I am going to make a set of baby blanket and booties but need to find out how to do these stitches first Any help is greatly appreciated!! Diana Burris

Diana L Burris

What is a good way to be able to tell right side from wrong side?

Crafter 3254130

I love this! I was taught to do granny squares around age 8...but never got beyond that! Now I want to do more, and this helps remind me of how to do certain things that I had forgotten! THANKS!!


I just started to learn crochet..got some books at the library, they are good...but this video tutorial REALLY helped..thanks. Can anyone recommend good book for a beginner with good picture demonstrations and directions? thanks


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