Amigurumi Crochet Techniques Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tips: Jogless Stripes

By far, one of my favourite things to crochet lately is Amigurumi.  I simply love these cute little characters!  There are so many patterns and unique creations to make.  As a creator – and perhaps a bit of a perfectionist,  one of the most frustrating things about amigurumi is making stripes that join uniformly.  Almost all amigurumis are created in the round, meaning there is not a visible beginning or end to rows.  While this technique makes your creation seamless, it creates a distinct disjoint when changing colours.

The solution to avoid the jagged stripe look is a technique called Jogless Stripes.  Although it does not create a perfectly symmetrical stripe line, it is very close. Simple manipulation of the stitches can create the desired jogless stripe.

Crochet Ever After has an excellent instructional video on creating jogless stripes in single crochet.  It is definitely one of the best videos I have seen on the subject: easy to follow and an easy technique to master.

:: JOGLESS STRIPES VIDEO ::

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