In the first sample, Brenda switches colors as we normally would- by changing to the new color on the last yarn-over of the last stitch of the round. This creates a rather distinct jog in color where the color change happened. This can be distracting and sometimes detracts from the overall appearance of your project so Brenda shows us two different ways to minimize the distracting appearance of the color-changes.
In the second sample Brenda shows us how beginning the round with a slip stitch helps to disguise the color-jog. This method is easy to do and does not require you to cut the yarn at the color changes.
In the third sample, Brenda shows us how with a little extra attention to detail, you can create stripes with nearly seamless color-changes. It does take a bit more time, but the results are well worth it.
It’s nice to know what all of your options are for working with stripes, so that you can decide which option works best for you and your project.
These techniques are great for making amigurumi, hats, mittens, or any striped single crochet project that is worked in the round.
Which technique do you like best? Let us know in the comments below!