Totoro!! ( free pattern )

  
We are huge fans of Studio Ghibli in this house. My mister just recently requested a Totoro stuffie and while making him, I decided to do a run of characters. So stay tuned for more Studio Ghibli amigurumi to come. But in the mean time, get to work on your own Totoro!! 

Supplies:

  • G hook
  • Yarn: Grey, Cream and/or White ( for belly )
  • Small amount of white for eyes
  • Small amount of black for nose, mouth
  • Small amount of green for leaf
  • Safety eyes or black yarn for eyes
  • Yarn needle
  • Poly fil stuffing ( ALOT, he’s going to need it )

Terms:

ch – chain

hk – hook

st – stitch

sc – single crochet

inc – increase ( two sc in same st )

dec – decrease ( crochet two sts together )

tr – triple crochet

bl – back loops only

f/o – fasten off

Feet: make two ( using grey )

Ch 2

  1. 6sc in 2nd ch from hk – 6
  2. 2sc in each st around – 12
  3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
  4. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
  5. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30
  6. In bl, sc around – 30
  7. sc around – 30

F/O, weave in ends.

Connecting the feet:

  • Insert the hook through both legs and yarn over the hook:

  
Pull through both legs, yarn over the hook, pull through loop on hook. Insert hook through next set of stitches ( both legs ):

  
Do this 4 more times, you will have 4 stitches combining the legs together:
  
Continue to the left leg. Crochet completely around both legs, ending in the stitch you started on the left leg. You should end with a total of 51 sts around.
  

Body: ( using grey )

  1. ( sc 9, inc )5x – 56
  2. sc around – 56

Your row end should be here, at the last st in the right leg:
  
3 . sc, inc, sc 27, inc, sc 26 – 58

4 . ( sc 28, inc )2x – 60

5 . ( sc 5, inc )10x – 70

6 – 7. sc around – 70 each row

8 . ( sc 6, inc )10x – 80

9 – 28. sc around – 80 each row

29 . ( sc 8, dec )8x – 72

30 . sc around – 72

31 . ( sc 7, dec )8x – 64

32 – 33. sc around – 64 each row

34 . ( sc 6, dec )8x – 56

35 – 36. sc around – 56 each row

37 . ( sc 5, dec )8x – 48

38 – 39. sc around – 48 each row

40 . ( sc 4, dec )8x – 40

41 – 42. sc around – 40 each row

43 . ( sc 6, dec )5x – 35

44 – 45. sc around – 35 each row

46 . ( sc 5, dec )5x – 30

Begin stuffing now, stuff firmly.

47 . sc around – 30 each row

48 . ( sc 4, dec )5x – 25

49 . ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20

50 . ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15

51 . ( sc, dec )5x – 10

52 . dec 5, F/O weave in ends.

Belly: ( using white or cream )

Ch 2

  1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
  2. 2sc in each st around – 12
  3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
  4. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
  5. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30
  6. ( sc 4, inc )6x – 36
  7. ( sc 5, inc )6x – 42
  8. ( sc 6, inc )6x – 48
  9. ( sc 7, inc )6x – 54
  10. ( sc 8, inc )6x – 60
  11. ( sc 9, inc )6x – 66
  12. ( sc 10, inc )6x – 72
  13. ( sc 11, inc )6x – 78
  14. ( sc 12, inc )6x – 84
  15. sc 74, hdc 3, dc 4, hdc 3, sc 3 – 84

F/O, leave long tail for sewing.

Ears: make two ( using grey )

Ch 2

1 . 5sc in second ch from hk – 5

2 . sc around – 5

3 . 2sc in each st around – 10

4 . sc around – 10

5 . sc around – 10

6 . ( sc, inc )6x – 15

7 . sc around – 15

8 . sc around – 15

9 . sc around – 15

10 . sc around – 15

– Begin stuffing-

11 . ( sc, dec )5x – 10

12 . dec 4 – 6

13 . in front loops only: sc around – 6

14 – 15. sc around – 6

-F/O, leave til for sewing.

Arms: make two ( using grey )

Ch 2

1 . 6sc in second ch from hk – 6

2 . 2sc in each st around – 12

3 . ( sc, inc )6x – 18

4 – 6. Sc around – 18

7 . ( sc, inc )4x, sc 10 – 22

8 – 21. sc around – 22 each row

22 . ( sc 4, dec )4x – 18

23 . ( sc 4, dec )3x – 15

f/o, lightly stuff just the hand part, sew top shut flat, leave tail for sewing.

Tail: ( using grey )

Ch 2

1 . 6sc in second ch from hk – 6

2 . 2sc in each st around – 12

3 . ( sc, inc )6x – 18

4 . ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24

5 . ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30

6 – 15. sc around – 30 each row

16 . ( sc 4, dec )5x – 25

17 . sc around – 25

18 . ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20

19 . sc around – 20

20 . ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15

21 . sc around – 15

f/o, stuff, leave tail for sewing.

Eyes: ( using white )

Ch 2

1 . 5sc in second ch from hk – 5

2 . 2sc in each st around – 10

F/O, leave tail for sewing.

Pupils:

These are just some options:

  • Use safety eyes and attach to the whites now.
  • Using black, embroider onto white.
  • To crochet: ch 2, 4sc into the second ch from hk, f/o and sew onto the white.

Leaf: ( using green )

Ch 9

1 . Starting in second ch from hk: hdc, dc, dc, tr, tr, dc, dc, hdc, sc into the st as the last hdc.

2 . ch 6, slp st back down the ch.

3 . sc to rejoin to original ch. hdc, dc, dc, tr, tr, dc, dc, hdc. F/O.
  

Assembly:

  • Using grey yarn, embroider belly marks onto circle.
  • Sew belly onto body.
  • Pin ears in place and sew on.
  • Sew on arms and then tail.
  • Sew on eyes, embroider nose and mouth.

  

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