elisabeth andrée

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a little trick when crocheting an edge



maybe you like this little trick?

often i remove the yarn where i’ve attached it to my crochet work, i’m kind of doing it without thinking. it is not something special, it is not exciting and it certainly not difficult to do. the result is neat-looking first and last stitches side by side.

you might like to know how to remove the yarn where you have attached it?
for this you can use a needle with a blunt tip or your crochet hook.

please use the pictures as your guide, they will be much clearer than if you would have to read a lot text. you can click on the photos to see them larger if you like to.

for this little ‘how to’ i use my WIP: the small squares.


A. this small square consists of three rows.
small crochet square - three rows

small crochet square – three rows


B. start row 4
C. from here follow the pattern
D. how to remove the yarn
E. how to finish the row?
F. cut yarn and now you can weave in the yarn ends in the usual way
G and this is how it looks
small square with gray edge

small square with gray edge


hope you like this little tutorial!



joining here: 
until next time!




12 thoughts on “a little trick when crocheting an edge

  1. I would like to see how you join your squares.

  2. I need to try it!!!!!! then I’ll let you know !!!! ;oD
    xxxxxx Ale

  3. Thank you, Elizabeth! Your photos made it very easy to understand!

  4. Wow! love it, thanks!

  5. That was a great tutorial! Love the colors you used too!! Thank you! Sandy

  6. Great to know- that always bugged me!

  7. I love, love, love this multi color yarn. 🙂

  8. Great crochet tip! I’m pinning it for future reference!

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