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« on: January 09, 2014 02:54:33 PM »

I'm new to amigurumi; I've only made about 4 projects now.  I always do fine until I get to the decrease rounds, when I get these large gaps in between stitches. For my last project, I tried to sc across but ended up with a huge ridge where I joined the stitches. How do you get the bottom nice and even?
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014 01:51:51 PM »

After 30 years of crochet I still sometimes get gaps I'm told it is all in the tension. Sometimes I will pull the working thread just a touch to tighten or better yet do what is called an invisible decrease where you only pick up the front loop of the stitches, work the decrease there are utube videos on invisible decrease
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014 04:11:45 PM »

The invisible decrease sounds good; I'll have to look that up. Normally I crochet very tightly so I was worried it was too tight. Thanks!
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014 09:51:56 PM »

I always make sure I use great tension, that's been the one things that I've been able to deduce as to why I've had issues with holes during a decrease. It also may have something to do with the type of stitch you are using. Youtube is ALWAYS a helper, but maybe just check out a few things online for guidance because sometimes it can just be that you may be twisting something JUST the wrong way or something like that. There's a lot of really helpful tutorials all over Pinterest (which I WISH I'd had around when I started). GOOD LUCK!
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