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Topic: Best way to finish off this project using crochet thread?  (Read 770 times)
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« on: February 20, 2011 12:52:46 PM »

I've started making simple crochet necklaces/bracelets kind of like this.
(Link is not to my own project. Haven't figured out how to upload pics here, so had to link to someone else.)

Anyway... I need to thread through a button or bead on one end, then make a loop for the closure on the other end. So obviously I can not just pull through and weave in the ends on either end of the chain. And tying a knot only results in an ugly knot that could easily pull apart.

Any tips?

« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011 02:21:09 PM »

I like to put a button or bead on the beginning end of my chain, loop the free end through it a couple of times, then tie a very small knot on the chain side and weave the rest of the end in as normal.  Then, on the other end of the chain, I chain a few extra stitches, then slip stitch it several stitches away from the hook to make a loop that's the right size to fit over the button or bead, finish off and weave in the end as normal.  It's worked pretty well the couple times I've tried it.  Alternately, you can get a crimping bead and use that to hide a knot/end inside.  If you do tie a knot, you can put some glue on it to help it hold and not fray out.
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011 03:56:49 PM »

That is very helpful!! I am going to try those tonight.
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