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« on: July 29, 2008 08:27:36 PM »

I just finished crocheting over 200 granny squares, and so now I am trying to hide the ends of the yarn in them. I'm having a really hard time doing this though! And it is taking a very long time. Does anyone have tips or some easy techniques to do this? Any help would be very appreciated.
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008 05:44:01 PM »

if i'm makin a blanket i usually tie a knot when i join the colour if it can be hidden just to add stability.. n then i crochet over the new yarn tail and old one for the next few stitches, so i tend to hide most of my yarn tails as i go, so i am not faced with millions at the end. thats just how i do it if i can.  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008 03:03:22 AM »

You should do it as you go along, then it wouldn't be so overwhelming!  I'm making an afghan right now, and I just sew in the ends when I'm done with a square.  What I do is just try to go under the loops that are sort of sticking out.  I put the needle through first, but before pulling it through I check the front to make sure I can't see it.  Then I pull through and trim any excess yarn.
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008 09:25:08 AM »

Sometimes I will just crochet over the ends as I make the square but there will always be tails that need sewn in.  I have used a tiny dab of washable fabric glue to secure the tails of the yarn.  I am with the other person who previously said that they sew the tails in as they go.  Sewing in tails is not fun at all.  Cry 

« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008 10:10:22 AM »

I will definitely keep it in mind next time to do it as I go.  I did crochet over parts of the tails but I don't think its enough to be secure. :/ I'm going to ask my mom to help me so it might go faster. n_n

Thanks for the suggestions!
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008 11:41:32 AM »

I like to sew my ends in with a darning needle.  It is so much easier to just thread the end into the needle and then guide the needle through a number of stitches at one time.  Snip the end and you are done.

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