friends for Totoro! Chuu and Chibi Totoro.

This post is a tad long, however there are two patterns in it! One for Chuu Totoro and the other for Chibi Totoro. They are originally made as key chains, however it is not necessary to do so. So grab your hook and go make Totoro some friends!!

Chuu:

 

Supplies:

* Blue yarn

* Small amount of white yarn

* White felt

* Black yarn or safety eyes

* Poly fil stuffing

* Yarn needle

* Keychain hook ( optional )

* G hook

Terms:

hk – hook

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

inc – increase

dec – decrease

F/O – fasten off

Body:

Ch 6

1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6

2. 2sc in each st around – 12

3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18

* If making a keychain, I suggest attaching it now.

4 – 6. Sc around – 18 each row

7. ( sc 8, inc )2x – 20

8. sc around – 20

9. ( sc 3, inc )5x – 25

10 – 14. sc around – 25 each row

15. ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20

16. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15

Start stuffing

17. ( sc, dec )5x – 10

18. dec 5

F/O, sew shut, weave in ends. 

Ears: make two

Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5

2 – 4. sc around – 5 each row

F/O, leave tail for sewing.

Arms: make two

Ch 2

1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5

2. inc, sc 4 – 6

3. sc around – 6

4. inc, sc 5 – 7

5. sc around – 7

F/O, leave tail for sewing

Belly:
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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Tail:
Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 4

2. sc around – 4

3. ( inc, so )2x – 6

4. ( inc, sc 2 )2x – 8

F/O, leave tail for sewing

Assembly:
* Sew on belly
* Sew on arms

* Sew on ears

* Sew on tail

* Embroider on eyes

Chibi:

 

Supplies:

* White yarn

* Poly fil stuffing

* Yarn needle

* Black yarn or safety eyes

* F hook

Terms:
hk – hook
ch – chain
sc – single crochet

inc – increase

dec – decrease

F/O – fasten off

Body:
Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6

2. 2sc in each st around – 12

3 – 5. sc around – 12 each row

6. ( sc 3, inc )3x – 15 (. If wanting to make him a keychain, attach it now )

7 – 8. sc around – 15 each row

9. ( sc, dec )5x – 10

* Stuff

10. dec 5, F/O, sew shut, weave in ends

Tail:

Ch 2
1. 3sc in second ch from hk – 3

2. sc around – 3

3. inc, sc 2 – 4

F/O, leave tail for sewing

Sew onto body.

Ears: make two

Ch 5

1. Starting in 2nd ch from hk, slp st, sc 3 

2. ch 1, turn, sc 2, slp st 

3. ch 1, turn, slp st, sc 2

F/O, roll in half, sew the two sides together, makes a tube shape

Sew onto head.

Embroider on eyes.

Car shows and crochet

So I spent this past Saturday at a local car show with my cousin. He was showing his 1963 Falcon. While I love all things vintage ( cars included ) there’s only so much sitting one can do and walking through the cars loses interest quickly. What’s one to do?? Bring yarn and hooks of course!

Look at his pretty! 😀

  
Being a car show, I decided a keychain was in order. And being on a Studio Ghibli kick, it was only logical that I make a Chuu Totoro for said keychain. So I sat on the ground and whipped him up in about an hour.  

 

Ahhh, he’s so cute, I love him!! ( ugh, please disregard my beat/dirty car, thank you )

Stay tuned, his pattern as well as Chibi Totoro are coming soon!

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.