Video: Jogless Stripes while Crocheting in the Round

I've received a few requests for clarification regarding the jogless stripes tutorial that I made a while back, so, here are a couple of videos demonstrating the technique.

If you would like to check out the original tutorial, it's available here:

When working in spirals:

When working in joined rounds:

Not familiar with what "jogless stripes" are? If you've every tried to make stripes while single crocheting in the round, you might have noticed a "stairstep" pattern which shows up where you switch colors. These techniques seek to remove, or at least minimize the effect.


Anonymous   |   Tue, 2014-03-04 14:51

Many Thanks for a clear,easy to do method of color changes!! I saw this a while back and thought I had saved but alis I couldnt find it~~~lucky for me tho someone in a wonderful crochet group Iam in re shared it for me!! Whew!! What a greatful crocheter I AM!! Thanks Again for making this video!!

any secrets to changing

Anonymous   |   Mon, 2013-05-27 22:36

any secrets to changing colors this way when doing hdc or dc? this is one of those "aha" moments the first time you try this.

If you're working in rounds,

NeedleNoodles   |   Tue, 2013-06-04 17:53

If you're working in rounds, the color change method is the same for a sc, hdc, dc, or just about any stitch. For now, I don't have a satisfactory method for making jogless hdc or dc stripes while working in a spiral, but if I come up with one, I'll be sure to post it. :)

invisible join in the round, not changing colors

Anonymous   |   Wed, 2013-04-03 21:41

I need help to join rows. I am making a baby cap (for winter) and do not want a seam to show. I'll be working in a single color. Can you help me? Thanks, Marianne.

If you are working in joined

NeedleNoodles   |   Sat, 2013-04-20 10:16

If you are working in joined rounds, there will always be a slight seam running across your fabric. There are a few techniques meant to minimize this effect, but, for the most part, the only way to completely get rid of the seam is to work in a spiral instead of joined rounds.


Anonymous   |   Sun, 2012-11-25 21:51

That was exactly what I was looking for - thank you for your very clear instructions and video!

Thank you!

Anonymous   |   Wed, 2012-09-19 06:03

Just what I needed :)


Anonymous   |   Thu, 2012-09-13 00:39

Thank you so much for posting this... sooooo helpful!!


Anonymous   |   Fri, 2012-07-27 19:18

First of all, THANK YOU! With all of the videos, blogs, and tutorials online, you would think it would be easy to come across a video teaching this. NOT THE CASE. This is a great, easily understandable, effective tutorial and I can FINALLY switch colors nicely. Just a suggestion (which you may already have a video for that I haven't found), could you post a video showing the first step in incorporating a second color? I guessed and it turned out okay, but I'd love to know how it's really done! Thanks again!!!!!


Jogless Stripes

Anonymous   |   Sun, 2012-07-08 22:52

Thank You for this tutorial!! You really helped me make cleaner color changes!
Take Care, Kathy

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Anonymous   |   Sat, 2012-07-28 21:06

1st time i have done this stitch very easy tutorial to follow - made a dishcloth from my practice piece - thank you!

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