Should I yarn over or under amigurumi?
When you yarn over for amigurumi, you are creating stitches that look more like a “V” shape. While you are able to create a nice dense fabric, it can leave holes, especially if you have a naturally looser tension or your hook and yarn weight aren’t a good match.
What does it mean to yarn over crochet?
Wrapping the yarn over your crochet hook, called a yarn over (abbreviated yo), is the most basic step to every stitch in crocheting. Yarn overs can be used before or after you insert the hook into the next stitch, and sometimes you yarn over two or more times, depending on the stitch.
Do you yarn over for single crochet?
To work a regular single crochet, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over — notice the position of the yarn — and pull up a loop, then yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Often they don’t even know they are doing a yarn under!
Do you crochet through both loops?
Typically, when you crochet you insert your hook under both the front and back loops of the V. But when a pattern asks you to crochet into the back loop, you insert your hook into the back loop only and make your stitch as instructed.
Why are my crochet edges uneven?
Your flat crochet is getting bigger or smaller because: You’re not starting the row in the right place. You’re not ending the row in the right place. You’re skipping stitches along the row somewhere. You’re crocheting two stitches into one space, therefore adding stitches along the row somewhere.
Is there a right and wrong side crochet?
The chain stitch (abbreviated ch) is the basis for all crochet. Each stitch has a right side (front) and a wrong side (back). The right side of the chain is smooth, and you can see each stitch clearly. The wrong side has a small bumpy loop on each stitch.
Does crochet look the same on both sides?
When you work in rows, you’ll turn your work after every row. This means that you will see both the right and wrong sides of the stitches on alternate rows. The look is the same if you choose to work joined rounds while turning your work.