How To: Make clean, even stripes in the round

Making stripes in the round is such a challenge.  Whether it is a hat or armigurumi, you want your piece to look nice on all sides…not just the front.  This used to make me totally curse because I am a perfectionist by nature and this just was not going to do.

From Planet June Blog

Below is an excellent video by June Gilbank of Planet June which shows her method for making perfect stripes.  I personally use her invisible method when making most things in the round as I am cutting off a color for a new one anyway.  Here are her results followed by the video.

From Planet June Blog

While she shows this using single crochet, I have used it with hdc and dc stitches.  Also if you go to her blog page on perfect stripes, she has a video showing this method for left handed crocheters as well as written instructions.I have just found this to be invaluable to me.  As I said I can be a persnickety perfectionist when it comes to these things.  Thanks June!

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