On the Diagonal

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On the Diagonal

If you've done a lot of amigurumi or crocheting in the round with single crochet stitches, by now you're probably wondering if there is any way to avoid that diagonal seam that gets created when you join each successive round. Unfortunately, there is just no way to avoid that slanting seam, but there are some techniques for avoiding a seam or working around it. First, you can keep crocheting in a spiral without joining the successive rounds and use a stitch marker to keep track of where a round ends and the next one starts. Alternatively, you can try turning your work at the end of each round and crocheting in the opposite direction. You will have a straight seam using this method, but the resulting crochet fabric will look different from the traditional single crochet in the round look (which is similar to a knitted look).



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