Preventing Amigurumi Head Wobble – Crochet Tutorial
There is nothing more frustrating after finishing a fun amigurumi project, than having the head flop around, leaving your plushie looking droopy and sad.
In the video below, I will show you my favorite tips on how to avoid a floppy head amigurumi. This method doesn’t require any extra tools or supplies that you wouldn’t already have on hand when making amigurumi.
I use this tip in all of my amigurumi crochet projects. You can find more amigurumi tips and my amigurumi crochet patterns for free right here on my blog!
Preventing Amigurumi Head Wobble
Stuffing Your Project
One of the most important things that you do when creating amigurumi is adding the stuffing. It is really easy to over stuff or under stuff your project, both with their own detriments.
If you add too much stuffing, your stitches will stretch and the stuffing will show through the fabric of your crochet work. While we know it is important to use a proper hook size for your amigurumi projects, that hook size won’t make a difference at all if you fill your piece with too much poly-fil stuffing.
Not using enough stuffing is what is primarily the cause of a floppy head in amigurumi. Generally speaking, the body or neck piece is typically not stuffed enough to support the weight of the head. The head just needs some extra support.
Sewing and Assembly
I know that this sewing and assembly can often be the most difficult part of an amigurumi project. I’ve found that using pins to help hold your pieces in place while you sew helps tremendously. My preference is to use T-pins, but any sort of pins will work just fine!
When assembling, it is important to pull your yarn very tightly so that the stitches are being sewn together snugly. If your pieces are sewn on loosely, this can lead to floppy sewn on pieces. Sewing your pieces tightly is another way to avoid a floppy head amigurumi.
How to Avoid a Floppy Head Amigurumi
And now for the most important part: combining everything discussed above, the best way to prevent the wobbly head in your amigurumi project is to add extra stuffing!
Just before you finish attaching the head and body together, put a bit of extra stuffing in the hole. I leave a hole about an inch side, and put some extra stuffing in there before I finish sewing the pieces together. This keeps the body or neck of your project firm, and removes any extra space that would be left to leave room for the head to flop over. The key is to provide the head with extra support, and adding extra stuffing in the gap does just that.
If you’re looking for more amigurumi tips, be sure to check out 7 best amigurumi tips and tricks or my other crochet tip articles.
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