Should Amigurumi stitches be tight?

The goal with amigurumi is to maintain tension (down and backwards) on the yarn that’s balanced by your hook pulling up and forwards. This control allows you to form neat, consistent stitches. You should never feel you have to force your hook into every stitch and/or pull your stitches as tightly as possible.

What is the best stitch for amigurumi?

Single crochet (sc) stitch and/or its variations, are the single most used stitch in crochet amigurumi, Wayuu bags, tapestry crochet.

How tight should stitches be?

Sutures must not be too tight, as this can lead to devitalisation of the tissue at the wound edge. They must also not be too loose, as this can lead to inadequate apposition of the wound edges, resulting in delayed healing and a poor cosmetic result.

Why does my crochet feel stiff?

For many, the reason for tight stitches can be found in two areas – either your tension is too tight or your hook is the wrong size for your yarn. A combination of the two will result in the tightest stitches ever, and you’re probably not enjoying yourself at all, verging on frustration!

Why are there gaps in my amigurumi?

First one is a standard sc and the second one is a decrease from the round below. If I was to decrease here in a traditional way, this would be the result: The super large gap on the left is due to crocheting under the 2 top loops of the sc decrease that are stretched and larger then other tops of the stitches.

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Why are there holes in my amigurumi?

What is important is that your work is as tight as you can comfortably make it. If you see holes in your work, either try working with a tighter tension or go down a hook size so that your stitches are nice and tight.

Why is my amigurumi Gappy?

Choosing the wrong hook size is one of the most common reasons for gaps forming while making amigurumi toys. Unlike with other projects, amigurumi dolls should not be made using the crochet hook size guide on the yarn label.

How do you prevent floppy head in amigurumi?

Our amigurumi dolls usually have a big head with a small neck, that’s why the head will be floppy if we just stuff the neck with fiber fill. To avoid a wobbly head, I usually insert an extra arm inside the doll’s neck. The third arm is stuffed inside the neck will make the doll’s neck stronger.

Do you turn your amigurumi inside out?

However, there is a general consensus that amigurumi looks better when the ‘right’ or front side is facing out. Thus, you can either curve the ball away from you while you are working (so the right side is now on the outside), or flip it inside out at the end.

How can I make my amigurumi bigger?

To make a larger amigurumi, use a heavier (thicker) yarn than that recommended in the pattern; to make a smaller amigurumi, use a lighter (thinner yarn). You’ll also need to change your hook size accordingly (see Choosing a Hook Size, below).

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