You can have the most beautiful stitches in the world, but if you don't finish it off correctly you will end up with your work coming undone on you or looking like you just threw it together.
The most important finishing tool in your stitch box is the large blunt needle. You can find various sizes, some with bent ends, plastic or metal. It's mostly a personal preference.....I'm going to show you the ones that I use the most and show you the best method to bury your stitches in crochet. You may say "I usually just weave my ends through the stitches with a crochet hook". I'm here to tell you....there is a MUCH better way!
|This is a hat I made hubby for Christmas. In my haste I forgot to weave in the ends where I started a new skein. Thankfully it wasn't for a paying customer!!! I would have been MORTIFIED!!|
|Can you see my ends????|
BACK to the Yarn Needle Threader. This most wonderful little piece of thin metal saved me so much time when teaching the Children's Crochet class at my church a few years back. Instead of just writing how to use it I have taken some pics....it's always easier to show you than tell you how :D
|FIRST: put the threader through the eye of the needle.|
|SECOND: put the end of your yarn into the hole in your threader.|
|THIRD: pull your threader with yarn through the eye of the needle.|
|VOILA!! your needle is threaded!!|