Originally Posted by good_day1214
I did tackle my very first project, a baby blanket for my goddaughter. It took me two months and I ended up not giving it to her since I didn't like how it turned out. How I weaved in the ends made it look sloppy. I'm creating another one and hope to have it done for Xmas. I may need to reach out to some crocheting sisters here for tips on proper weaving techniques. Can't I just knot those things together?? LOL!
My favorite technique is to crochet over top of the yarn ends for a couple of inches, then take a needle and double back through several stitches of the previous row. This helps to avoid unsightly bulges in the fabric, and reversing the direction helps lock the end in place and makes it less likely that it will work itself loose when the item is washed -- sort of like with machine sewing where you backtrack at the end of the seam to finish it off.