Thanks for your responses, everyone! I feel more confident now about splitting plies while weaving in my ends. And thanks for the alternative suggestions, too, redrosesdz! Granny Square, when I first heard about the "crochet over your ends and trim" technique, I thought it sounded too good to be true. And then I tried it, and found out it was...
Hi, fellow crocheters! I'm about to start my first adventure in making multicolored granny squares, so I thought now would be a good time to solicit some advice on weaving in ends. Specifically, I am wondering about a technique mentioned in a handful of online tutorials I've watched: the technique is to pierce individual strands of yarn with your tapestry needle, so that your woven end actually splits and passes through some of the yarn in your crocheted fabric. I just wanted to ask: do any of you use this technique? I can see how this method would keep the end from coming out, but the whole idea of splitting yarn makes me nervous: wouldn't that make the stitches that have been pierced more fragile? If you don't use this technique, what tricks do you use to keep those ends from coming undone in the wash? I hope that makes sense. Thank you for your help!!