How do you weave in, tuck in your ends when you're crocheting? This is a concern when changing color, when you come to the end of a skein of yarn, and especially when your crocheted item is complete. Sadly, it's not uncommon for me to receive donations sometimes where this hasn't been done. I use all 3 of these methods.......but most often I use the first one listed when finishing an item.
When I receive items that have ends sticking out, tails at the end of the finished item; they do not get donated as quickly. They are laid aside until I can take the time to finish the item by working in the ends. Sometimes, an item that wasn't quite finished with a tail hanging has started to unravel and needs to be fixed. Thankfully, not often.
When knitting, I do pretty the same thing......but, if you have a stretchy piece here's a u-tube video that shows a method I also use
The important thing is, to NOT tie a knot and cut...and to not leave tails dangling so your item looks unfinished and or unravels.
The other important thing to note in the 3 methods listed above...the lack of tying a knot and cutting the yarn very close to the knot. When I receive items that this method was used, they require more work on my part before they can be donated. In a few cases, I've unraveled and added some of my yarn in order to make a good finish that will not unravel with heavy use.
**The counts on our progress bars are current. All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.