There are 3 types of wholes:
- Large holes in between all sts.
- Large holes mostly when stitch decreases are.
- Larger holes when stitch increases are.
Those 3 types of holes are caused by different things and I will give you tips on how to fix or minimize all of them.
- LARGE HOLES IN BETWEEN ALL STITCHES
If you crochet loosely I suggest to use a smaller hook which will help decrease the holes a lot.
Another tip is not to put too much stuffing in. Stuffing the head and legs too much will result in the holes stretching either further so you have to be really careful with the stuffing and observe the holes in the process.
2. LARGER HOLES WHEN DECREASING STS
The main reason for large holes is that the loop on your hook stretches significantly when doing the decrease and then for the stitch after the decrease.
Solution 1: What I do before the decrease I pull the yarn so the working loop is very tight on my hook and then do the decrease making sure that the loop on my hook doesn’t loosen up in the process, I do it for the following st too.
Solution 2: For decreasing use the invisible decrease method. Or the improved version of invisible decrease which is a bit trickier but gives a better effect: https://youtu.be/i2qFFUmoYK4
Solution 3: Another alternative method I came up with is this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn2-30mepfc
3. LARGE HOLES WHEN INCREASING STS
Again the reason for the big holes could be that you crochet loosely and top of your stitches as a result are very wide. Then when you make 2 sts in one stitch, the top stitch below stretches even further.
Solution 1: Working with your loop on your hook being snug around the hook helps make tighter tops of the stitches and they don’t stretch as much.
Solution 2: I’ve created another method that completely removes the holes too but it’s a bit tricky and changes the look of the sts. I didn’t create a tutorial for it yet but basically, when you increase you make the first stitch in the centre V of the stitch (rather than under the too loops), then to make another stitch you make it in the front loop of that stitch only which is a bit tricky as you have to slightly move the stitch you made in the V to make a room for it. 4.
Solution 3: Sew the holes using the same colour yarn. It’s usually only a few of them so it’s not a lot of work but gives a best effect.