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How to Crochet Stripes with Minimal Jog – a video tutorial

How to Crochet Stripes with Minimal Jog - a video tutorial from Shiny Happy World

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Sign up for Let’s Make Amigurumi here. You’ll learn how to get started, the tools and supplies you’ll need, and how to make an easy amigurumi from start to finish using simple crochet stitches.

It’s a fun, inexpensive, and totally portable craft. You can do it!

I love stripes!

Crocheted stripes, sewn stripes, quilted stripes, embroidered stripes, sewing with striped fabric – I love it all!

When you change color in crochet, it leaves an abrupt step between the colors. That’s called a jog.

Most of the time that doesn’t bother me at all, but sometimes I want to make it smoother. There are a lot of ways to do that – including some pretty crazy complex methods – but I’ve found a very simple method that’s super easy. It’s not perfect, but it smooths that abrupt step between crocheted stripes into a gentle ramp. Much better!

Here’s how.

See how easy that is?

Want some projects to practice on?

This free crocheted Easter egg pattern includes instructions for an egg with stripes.

bowl of colorful crocheted Easter eggs made with a free pattern from Shiny Happy World

It’ll just use a few scraps of yarn and it’s a great test piece to try out the technique.

Here’s another small project – but a little more complicated because you need to attach wings. But bumblebee stripes are great practice!

Get the free bumblebee pattern here.

Ready for something bigger? Try Roy the Rainbow Monster.

Roy the Rainbow Monster - a fun crochet amigurumi pattern from FreshStitches and Shiny Happy World

You’ll get lots of practice learning to crochet stripes with this cutie!

Here are some other posts with helpful info for striping. . .

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi

Crochet an adorably cuddly hound dog. Get the pattern here.

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