A very common problem that we have when crocheting amigurumis is that sometimes the stitches open and you see the filling inside, which is not very aesthetic.
This can happen for several reasons:
1.- Size of the hook:
It is possible that the crochet hook is not the most suitable for the thickness of yarn that you use and crocheting with it, the stitches remain more separated than they should.
Try crocheting with a smaller needle.
2.- Filling Type:
The filling is also something to consider. Sometimes the easiest solution is to try different fiberfill since texture, weight, etc. can influence.
It is also important that the fiberfill adapts to our fabric without forcing it, giving it body without it being necessary to introduce too much.
If you need to put a lot of filling and press the fabric, something is not right.
3.- Tension in the stitches:
It is also possible that you do not practice the necessary tension when crocheting and the stitches are loose, so that when pressed with the filling they open more easily.
Try to be more tight, especially in the final rounds that tend to give more problems.
As I explained in the post Increases and Decreases, a solution so that these final rows are tighter is to make invisible decreases.
HOW TO DO INVISIBLE DECREASES
2.- Pass the needle through the front loop of the next two stitches:
2.- Take a thread and close the first two loops as if you made a single crochet:
3.- Retake thread and close the last stitch:
By this way we will achieve that the stitches are more sealed, especially in the last rows, where the tension of the fabric makes the stitches open more.
What do you think about the result? That the holes are no longer visible?
If you want to see an example, kawaii Cloud explains very well in this video:
And you? How do you do it so that the fabric does not open?
Tell me in the comments 😉