Crochet help?

Hi Guys,
I have a friend who does crochet work. He just made a hat for his grandson. When I held it, naturally I tested it for stretchiness for the last row. Since it is for a young boy, I think it will fit fine. But I was wondering, if any of you crochet, is there a stretchy bindoff that crocheters use when finishing a hat? I found lots of ways to use a crochet hook to bind off in knitting but none for crocheting? Thanks in advance if anyone can steer me and my friend in the right direction.



MMario's picture

When I want a stretchy bind off in crochet I add some chain stitches between stitches. Usually one every third or fourth stitch gives enough stretch.

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CLABBERS's picture

Thanks. I'll pass that along to my friend.

Crafty Andy's picture

You can also use a bigger hook for the last row. Crochet does not have much stretchiness, unless the yarn is stretchy. There are many techniques that will give you a stretchier crochet last row.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Andy. Do you happen to know any good sites or resources for the many techniques? I'd appreciate it. I'll tell my friend about the larger hook.

Simpawknits's picture

There really isn't a bind off in crochet . . . . but the larger hook idea is a good one!

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Ken. I have learned that there is no real bind off. My friend thought I was silly because I didn't know that, but he did like the larger hook idea.