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« on: September 04, 2015 06:34:50 AM »

Laziness is the mother of invention. I decided I needed a new batch of face scrubbers but then I realised that each small crocheted square would come with a tail I would have to weave in afterwards.

I dislike weaving in ends so after the first square

I thought that there had to be a way to make small squares without having to do the annoying task on weaving in ends on each of them. If everybody else already had a way to do this, shame on you for not sharing the information with me Wink

My high tech solution is this:

You crochet over the loop on the last row:

Then after you have finished the square, you take the tail and put its end through the loop:

You pull the tail through with the loop:

And you have a nice square without having to spend any time weaving in pesky ends:

Hope this is helpful for anyone who dislikes weaving in ends  as much as I do Smiley

The face scrubbers I've finished so far:
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015 06:39:18 AM »

Good idea!

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015 07:09:45 AM »

Wonderful idea. I didn't have any way apart from sewing the end in afterwards. Thanks for this.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2015 07:26:13 AM »

Thanks for a simple and pretty genius way to do it! Sometimes the simplest things escape us all... Grin.

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2015 11:24:35 AM »

I can't believe I've never thought of this. thanks.
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2015 10:06:42 PM »

This is genius! I'll definitely be doing this...thanks for great idea!

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2015 07:52:20 AM »

Very clever! I like that idea a lot!

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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2015 10:00:36 AM »

genius!  I also hate having to do that!

« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2015 05:44:15 AM »

Thank you for your comments Smiley I'm glad that the technique will be useful to other people too.

I finished the face scrubbies quickly and now they are ready to use. If I had to weave in the ends they would probably sit in my "almost finished" pile until Christmas or something...

I made a test bookmark to see if I could avoid weaving in the ends with less square projects too and it worked! You have to crochet over the yarn loop on the last rows and every time you turn the work, leave a bit of the yarn loop shoving so that you can pull the end in one row at a time. If that explanation was not very clear, please tell so and I'll take a picture of finishing the next bookmark.

Here's the horribly purple test bookmark (I apologize to the people who think purple is a lovely colour. I'm sure it can be a lovely colour (if it's far away from me, preferably in a dark box in a cellar somewhere)) The picture does not make justice to just how purple it actually is. I'll probably inflict this one on someone as a Christmas gift:

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015 12:45:20 PM »

Oh what a great idea!

When crocheting with several colours, with the new colour I crochet over the tail of the old colour to avoid weaving in all the ends. But this hadn't come to mind! Thanks!!   Cheesy
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