Any time you have to change colors or join a new yarn to
your work, you're creating ends-those pesky detriments to finishing your work
quickly, and often the culprit of unfinished objects.
If you're participating in the Meadow Shawl crochet-along,
you're staring in the face of 8 colors, 147 motifs, and about 643 yarn ends. In
thread. It's almost enough to make even the most masochistic stitcher flee from
such a beautiful project. But wait, come back! You don't need to weave in those
ends—and I don't mean leaving the back side of the shawl fringed.
Learning how to crochet over your ends is a great way to hide and secure
those tails as you go, leaving only light weaving and trimming at the end of
your projects, instead of a time and work commitment that can rival the
stitching itself. Here's a quick demo, using the motif pattern from the Meadow
Shawl as an example.