Have you crocheted a toy and finally realized that although you made everything as described in the pattern the head is drooping and the toy doesn`t look as nice as it should? This amigurumi tutorial is about how to avoid the toys head becoming floppy.
I am going to share with you a small tip that has helped me to avoid floppy head, something I´ve discovered during the years I`ve worked on my amigurumi designs. I hope you find it useful too. I´ve been using it for a long time and it works great for me. So here it comes.
1. Fill the head and body firmly.
It`s enough of the stuffing when the piece is still resilient and springs back into shape after you compress it with fingers. Neither does it tear up the stitches so the stuffing would become noticeable.
2. Start sewing the head and body together and finish about 2/3 of the seam.
3. Add some additional stuffing between the head and the body. This way the two pieces will not be separate anymore, instead they become one whole.
4. Finish the seam and your done.
It couldn`t be any simpler! I hope you`ll find the tip useful.