I tried that, but each time I tried to make a new loop, it was just unraveling more of the work! It was looking so botched, and i was nearly in tears, so I just frogged it back about 5 inches. I think I might have to find a new way of finishing it. The directions don't make much sense to me.
Next time I do any patterns, I'm going to be sure there's other people out there that have done it too! I'm just super bummed because a)this was my first big project b) it took me nearly 2 months and c)it is for my mom so I wanted it to be perfect!