Friday, 8 June 2012

Sewing in threads

Why didn't I think of this before?

Fasten off as normal then turn the work to the wrong side.

Insert the hook through the top of the neighbouring stitch ...

and hook the thread.

Pull it through to the wrong side ...

and hook through the next stitch to the left.

Hook through again. I hooked through about 5 stitches until the thread was above the next space.

The next round will help to secure the thread for a second time and all I have to do is to snip the threads off - no sewing in!

Why didn't I think of this before?


  1. it must be something in the air- this idea only occurred to me this week too!

    why haven't I seen it mentioned in my crochet book - so obvious once you think of it

    blessings x

  2. Great tip - thanks!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. That'll save lots of time.

  4. I'd heard about this a couple of weeks ago and thought exactly the same thing as you - so simple. I think I will be giving this technique a full testing over the next few days - will let you know how I get on. And yes, it will involve drinking lots of tea/wine to get me through it! x

  5. Looks a great idea to me.I hate sewing ends in, such a time consuming thing to do.

  6. I love this idea! I can't wait to try it. Sadly I have had to step away from the crochet for a bit due to the hurty arm of pain, but it looks like something I'd much rather do than sew in all those pesky ends!

  7. Hi!Lovely blog! Thanks for visiting and leaving your kind comment :o) I love your crochet idea. Will try it too :o)
    Have a nice rest of weekend

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