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Crochet Finishing Techniques

Learn how to finish your crochet projects.

Joining Squares, Motifs or Other Crochet Pieces
Perhaps you have a stack of granny squares to be joined, or a similar bunch of pieces that need to be assembled. This page gives you a list of different options for how to do it.

Finishing Techniques for Crochet and Knitting
When you spend so much time making a project, you expect it to turn out spectacular. The finishing can make or break the outcome. Be sure to check out these how-tos for finishing your projects.

Weaving in Ends
Find tutorials for several different ways to deal with the loose ends of yarn that you get when you begin or end a crochet project, or change yarn colors.

Free Tutorial for Surface Crochet Slip Stitches
Surface crochet adds a nice finishing touch to your work. It can be used to create additional color, texture and dimension.

Crochet Seams
How do you deal with the seams on a crochet project? The answer to this question is critical to achieving a perfect finished project. Let's explore the options for how to do your seams.

How to Whip Stitch
Learn how to join crocheted squares or other pieces using whip stitch.

How to Join Crochet Squares Together With Slip Stitch
Learn how to join crocheted squares (or pieces) together; whether you want to create garments or afghans, joining is an essential finishing technique to have in your skill set. This tutorial teaches you how to join using slip stitch.

How to Join Squares Using the Single Crochet Join
Single crochet stitch, one of the most popular basic stitches, can be used for joining crocheted pieces together. This tutorial shows you how to do it.

Rag Quilt Style Join for Crochet Granny Squares
Here's an innovative technique for joining granny squares in a way that resembles rag quilts.

Join-As-You-Go Crochet Motifs
Wouldn't you love to know how to eliminate the need for weaving in bunches of ends when you crochet motifs? And wouldn't you love to skip the step of having to sew them all together at the end? Check this out!

Tapestry Needles and How to Use Them
Tapestry needles can be really helpful for finishing your crochet projects

Want to finish off one of your crochet projects with fringe? Check out these free patterns and instructions for crocheting fringe and making fringe in other craft techniques -- beadwork etc.

Scalloped Puff Stitch Border / Edging – Free Crochet Pattern
This puff lace edging could be a fancy finishing touch for many different types of projects. The edging includes a corner, and is suitable for use on linens, bedspreads, afghans and more.

Assembling the Granny Square Baby Bonnet
This pretty baby bonnet is simple to assemble. If you've never crocheted a project like this before, the helpful tutorial is just what you need to give you the confidence necessary for finishing the baby bonnet.

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