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How to Finish Off Crochet

Wondering how to end a crochet project once you're done? Find out how to bind off and hide loose ends with this tutorial.

Updated June 25, 2021
How to Finish Off Crochet

Learn how to end a crochet project with this tutorial. We also have a great instructional video on how to weave in ends crochet. There are also some helpful tips. Binding off your crochet project is simple.

On this page, How to Finish Off Crochet, you'll learn exactly what you need to know, whether you are a beginner or wanting to see different methods.

This tutorial will explain how to bind off crochet like a pro. Hide those loose ends by using a crochet weaving technique. This produces quality crochet edges for your afghans, granny squares, table decor, and so much more.

There are so many beginner crochet videos and tutorials that teach you how to start but it's just as important to know how to end.

By the way, you may be confused on what to call this process. Well, that's because crocheters reference ending a project in a few different ways. Sometimes it's "casting off" but keep in mind that this is a more common term in knitting. You will also see "binding off" for this process.

It's most often referenced as "fastening off" or "finishing off." The abbreviation that you will most likely see is FO. Read our guide, What Does FO Mean in Crochet? to learn more about this abbreviation and where you'll see it in a pattern.

Within that FO umbrella term is where you'll see "tie off" or "weave in ends," which are slightly more specific to the process. Watch our video tutorials below and you'll learn just how to end your crochet projects the right way.

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How to Tie Off Crochet

At the end of your last row or round, cut the yarn from the ball leaving a 4-inch long tail. Yarn over and draw the tail through the loop on the hook. Tighten.

Visual learner? Watch the video below to learn the casting off or finishing off process from crochet expert Mikey from The Crochet Crowd! He will show you how to end your project in a professional way with nice clean edging that you'll love.
 

How to Weave in Ends in Crochet

Most often, the yarn tails will be woven into the piece at the end of a project. Thread a yarn needle (with a larger eye) with the yarn tail.

With the wrong side of the piece showing (the inside for example), weave the needle inside the loops of several stitches. Clip any remaining yarn closely to the piece.

Visual learner? Watch our video right below. We also have a photo tutorial that will walk you through it, How to Finish a Crochet Pattern: Weaving in Ends.
 

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I didnt know that there were choices of how to finish a project. I thought there were just basically one or two ways depending on what technique you are using and what stitches your project are made with. This article didnt really add any new info and didnt go into much detail either.

Did someone say Jackpot? Yes, it was me. I teach my friends how to crochet and they are just beginners so we need basic, easy to read and understand tutorials. Some say they are for beginners but they are not. This one truly is and it's going to be very helpful, thank you!

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