The Perfect Stripes

Louie Mensinger

Learn to make the most unnoticeable stripes both horizontally and vertically!


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In this tutorial I’ll teach you how to make the absolute perfect stripes while crocheting in the Rnd. Normally when doing color changes and making stripes you end up with a very noticeable vertical seam indicating exactly where you changed colors. You also get this less than perfect horizontal line where the tops of the previous Rnd are showing through the next Rnd.

The following techniques are built to make the most seamless lines between rounds of color changes, both vertically and horizontally, making it great technique for beanies, or my favorite, amigurumi.

The Materials:
•The Yarn (Worsted Weight)
– 2 Colors
•Size G6/4.00mm Hook
•Needle

Worked in the round

The Stitches:
– Ch : Chain stitch
– St : Stitch
– Sl.st : Slip Stitch
– Sc : Single Crochet

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