I don’t think that I have had enough of the planned pooling crochet trend yet, how about you? I have already shown you how to start your planned pooling project in my Best Crochet Planned Pooling Post and in my 10 Secretes to Crochet Planned Pooling. In this post I want to address what to do with the left over starting chains that you might have, let’s talk about Planed Pooling Crochet Finishing Starting Chains.
When you start your planned pooling project I recommend, in my Best Crochet Planned Pooling Video Post, that you should start your project with a longer starting chain than you think you need. This will allow you adjust where the stitches should be in the first row. The question becomes, “What do I do with those remaining chains when I finish?”. This may seem like a complicated question but really it is quite an easy problem to address. I will answer that question for you in the video below.
Planned Pooling Crochet Finishing Starting Chains:
Before you can address the extra chains you must first finish the boarder of your project. Once that is finished you will cut your starting chain to be about 2 inches from your project. Then you will use a tapestry needle to unravel the chain until 2 chains remain.
With 2 chains left you will pull the tail tight to lock in the knot. Once that is complete you will weave in the end as you normally would to finish your project. Then you are done and ready to wear your project.
Watch the video below to see how I work through the process. You can checkout my YouTube channel for more videos on planned pooling crochet and other how to videos and projects.
Yarn Pooling Made Easy by Marly Bird:
Did you know that Marly has published a book on Planned Pooling Crochet? In this book, published by Leisure Arts, you will find 10 beautiful designed patterns that you can create using Red Heart yarns.