Can I use DK yarn for amigurumi?

What ply is amigurumi yarn?

I usually use 8 ply as it’s best for the size dolls I want. Heavier wool with a higher ply number turns out a bit bigger than I want, with larger gaps between each stitch – you really want nice tight stitches with amigurumi so the stuffing can’t be seen through the fabric.

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.

What is DK weight yarn?

3-DK (Double Knit) DK yarns are lighter than worsted, but heavier than sport. DK yarn is equivalent to #3 Light on the Standard Yarn Weight System. It is often used for infant wear and lightweight garments. Gauge for DK is 5-6 stitches per inch on a US 4-6 needle.

Why is my amigurumi flat?

I’m sure you’ve noticed in other crochet ventures, such as hats, that the number of stitches you start with tends to dictate how flat or how round your work will become. If you put in too many increases, the piece will start to wave on the edges and not stay flat. If you put in too few, it will be too pointy.

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