Should Amigurumi stitches be tight?

Is yarn under better for amigurumi?

There’s actually an awesome stitch that gives your amigurumi the ultimate clean look. Instead of yarning OVER when you crochet, yarn UNDER. That’s right! Pull your yarn towards you, under the hook, then over the hook, the opposite way we usually yarn over. This makes the stitches look more “square” and very tight.

Is it easier to crochet with a bigger hook?

Most beginners start out in the middle with a worsted-weight yarn and a size H-8 (5mm) hook. This is a good middle-of-the-road size that will help you get used to the rhythm of your crochet stitches. When you’re more experienced, you can try smaller hooks with lighter yarns as well as larger hooks with heavier yarns.

How can I improve my amigurumi?

Amigurumi Tips and Tricks

  1. Start with the magic circle. …
  2. Use a smaller hook size than suggested on yarn label. …
  3. Do not join every round. …
  4. Use stitch markers! …
  5. Count your stitches. …
  6. Even increases. …
  7. Use pantyhose to keep stuffing from poking out. …
  8. Use leftover yarn ends for stuffing.
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