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Are there Holes in the Fabric? Try this…

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 needle:

It is possible that the needle 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 😉

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2 thoughts on “Are there Holes in the Fabric? Try this…

  1. Como siempre, muy útil tus consejos.
    El problema lo veo en el tipo de relleno, k en unos sitios es carisimo( 6€ los 100gr ) y en otros sitios lo encuentro de malisima calidad con un blanco grisaceo y k es mas bien aspero. Alguna sugerencia de donde comprarlo k sea bueno y seguro para rellenarlos???
    Para cuando harás a leydi burg y cat noir… la peque con 2’5 añitos ya me dice ” para cuando lo harassss, k me canso de esperar… Y lo dice despues de k le hice topado el nacimiento de amigurimis, k aún tengo pesadillas con los camellos…
    Espero k me digas donde encontrar relleno bueno y asequible, gracias

    1. Muchas gracias Britt!
      El relleno que yo utilizo es el de los cojines de 40×60 o 60×60 100% Poliéster. El precio sí que oscila entre los 5€, 6€, 7€, pero dura mucho.
      Los hay en muchos sitios, desde los bazares hasta hipermercados, tiendas de bricolaje…
      Casi todos vienen en la típica funda blanca con una cremallera a un lado y si no, pues los toco un poquito y ya noto si es el que quiero.
      Si en lugar de cojín veo que hay el de almohadas hipoalergénico, pues todavía mejor.
      Sobre los personajes que me comentas, tengo que terminar con los Baby Disney primero… luego veré cómo “amigurumizarlos” que para alguien tan exigente como tu peque no se puede hacer cualquier cosa.
      Un abrazo Britt y un besito para la peque.

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