When you spend such a significant amount of time crocheting (or knitting) a project, you want it to turn out amazing. The finishing is a huge part of that. These finishing techniques will help you make your project the best it can be.
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Knitted and crocheted blankets can sometimes look a little bare if they aren't finished off with appropriate borders.
If you'd like to add a crocheted border around the edge of a crocheted or knitted blanket, this page is a helpful resource. The page includes a brief introduction to the basics you need to know about crocheting blanket borders; it also includes links to free border patterns.
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This free tutorial teaches you step-by-step how to sew a lining for a pouch or bag. My example project is a crocheted pouch, but the same instructions could be used for any similar square or rectangular knitted or crocheted project -- even larger tote bags.
See Also: Granny Square Tote With Lining Instructions. Lori Jean Karluk teaches you how to crochet a tote bag; her free crochet pattern includes instructions for how to do the lining too.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Learn about how to attach an applique to a finished craft project.
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If you don't do anything else to finish your work, at least take the time to weave in the ends.
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