Weaving in yarn ends has to be the bane of every crocheter’s existence. After you’ve completed a project with multiple color changes, the last thing you want to do is go around and weave in your yarn ends. Even using a yarn needle can prove frustrating and stressful if your tails aren’t quite long enough or if you have chunky yarn that won’t fit into the needle. If this sounds like you, we’ve got some exciting news! With this locked loop ends crochet method from Salty Pearl Crochet. We have methods for how to do this in rows, as well as in a magic circle. Keep reading to see how it’s done!
Locked Loop Ends: Magic Circle
Start your pattern like normal, with a magic circle, leaving an 8-9″ tail. Complete round one of whatever pattern you have. Prior to starting your next row, fold the tail almost in half, with about an inch of tail sticking out. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, securing the ends of the loop in place. Complete your stitch as normal.
With the long loop out, continue working your pattern towards the loop end of the yarn tail. As you crochet, you’ll be working the stitch over the two yarn tails.
Ideally, you’ll be able to complete the whole round, stopping before the last stitch, or when you have just a small loop left. Work your next stitch like normal, inserting the hook into the stitch from the previous row. Then, slip the hook through the tiny loop.
Yarn over, and pull up a loop to lock in the tail. Complete the stitch like normal and join your round. Flip your project over and gently pull the end of the tail tight to lock it in.
Pull up the last few inches of the tail to your next row, and continue crocheting over the tail till it’s well hidden. Finish up your pattern as written, and never worry about crocheting in the tail!
This is such a nice and clean method of crocheting without having to weave in ends. For the locked loop ends method worked in rows, click Next Page!