How to stuff amigurumi
Amigurumi, crochet stuffed toys, are stuffed with polyfil. How you stuff your amigurumi will greatly affect its final shape – lumpy or smooth, saggy or plump. If you don’t add enough stuffing, your amigurumi may sink in here and there. On the other hand, if you add too much stuffing, your stitches might expand to the point that the polyfil is visible from the outside. It takes time to learn how much stuffing to put in your work, but don’t worry – you’ll get a feel for it with some experience.
Watch the video below for two ways to stuff amigurumi, so that your piece stays smooth.
Step-by-step photos: Bottom up
This method involves adding polyfil in thin layers. This is the method I personally use, since it ensures a smooth finish even as I stuff my amigurumi to the very end.
Step-by-step photos: Outside in
Use a chopstick to get into nooks and crannies.