You asked: Should crochet stitches be tight or loose?

How do you tighten a crochet stitch?

In order to counteract that loosening of the stitch, work the yarn overs as usual, but then give your working yarn an extra tug, so that the loop on your hook curls/rolls towards you. This minimizes the yarn used in the yarn overs and tightens the loop on your hook.

Why do my crochet curls?

Stitches that are worked too tightly together result in a stiff fabric, which often causes the corners to curl in. To fix this problem, try stretching the fabric. That just might loosen up the stitches and allow the piece to lie flat. … One way to prevent curled corners is by simply loosening your stitches.

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