Information Label for Crochet Gifts or Merchadise - Crochet Tip #52

Each of us have probably sold a project that we have made at one time or another or given it away as a gift. My suggestion is to inform the recipient that the project is not coming apart if a tail happens to pop out after a wash cycle. You may want to include a simple set of instructions on how to sew the tails back in between the stitches.

Many years ago a friend of mine brought me a afghan that her grandma had made, because she thought it was falling apart. The only thing that had happened was some of the tails has popped out after washing. I knotted, secured and sewed the tails back between the stitches with her watching. I let her know that the afghan was not falling apart and that tails could come out again after a wash cycle. She was very relieved to know that was all it was. After that, she knew how to take care of it herself.

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  1. You know, I have had this same thing happen to me just recently. An afghan that I had made and given a friend was brought to me and I was asked to fix the spots where it was "coming apart". After I examined it, most of the spots that were supposedly coming apart, were just the tails coming out. Just weaved them back in and the afghan was good as new.

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  2. I've done this when I made a baby blanket for a friend. I printed out care instructions for the specific yarn, and also how to care for loose tails.

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