How to Fasten Off – Crochet Basics

You’ve learned how to make a slip knot, a chain, and how to single crochet. But now what? What do you do when you’ve finished your piece? In this post, we will learn how to fasten off your work.

This post is part of my Crochet Basics series. Not ready for this week’s post? Here is the first post: How to Make a Slip Knot.

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How to Fasten Off

Once you have finished your piece, you need to fasten it off so it does not unravel and isn’t attached to the ball of yarn forever. Could you imagine carting around a ball of yarn at the end of your scarf? No thank you.

To fasten off, get to the last stitch of your last row. Don’t worry, this is very simple.


First, leaving several inches of yarn, cut your yarn and work free from the ball.

Now, with your hook in the last stitch, pull the yarn out.


Keep pulling until you have pulled the yarn completely through.


And that is it! You have fastened off your work.


In the next post, we will learn how to weave in ends. Once you’ve learned this, you are completely ready to crochet!

Thank you so much for following along in this series. I can’t wait for the next post! If you’ve been enjoying these posts, please comment below or tag me on Instagram or Twitter.

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