Sunday, December 16, 2012

Totoro Free Crochet Pattern

grey crochet totoro
Grey Totoro.. this one is larger than the other patterns I have available. I made him for the Catbus but then after decided I wanted him to be smaller.. this pattern is still available though and he is super cute, a more huggable size than the others. Click the read more for the pattern

Copyright 2013 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
 
Finished products can be sold 
This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site

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st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
ch1 = chain one 
sl st = slip stitch
f/o = finish off


What I used to make Totoro:

grey worsted weight yarn medium #4
cream colored or off-white worsted weight yarn medium #4
9mm black safety eyes

3.75mm hook
Pieces of Felt
yarn needle
hot glue

Special notes: I worked in continuous rounds with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn.  Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.


Body:
with grey yarn
1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st  (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st, repeat (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st, repeat (24)
5) 3sc in first 2st
then 1sc in next 10st, repeat (32)

6-12) 1sc in each st for 7 rows  
13) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st, repeat (40)
14) 1sc in each st
15) 1sc in next 7st then 2sc in next st, repeat (45)
16-22)1sc in each st for 7 rows
23)
1sc in next 7st then 2tog, repeat (40) 

24) 1sc in each st
25) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog, repeat (32)
26)
1sc in each st
27) 1sc in next 6st then
2tog, repeat (28)


* start stuffing doll and shape as you stuff

28)
1sc in next 5st then 2tog, repeat (24)

29) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog, repeat (20)
30)
BLO 1sc in next 3st then 2tog, repeat (16)

* stuff some more. It will take lots of stuffing and push stuffing towards the sides of the body closer to the bottom of Totoro to make his shape more fat at the bottom. It's always a good idea to keep a picture of the actual character to refer to as you stuff and shape

31)
1sc in next 2st then 2tog, repeat (12)
32) 2tog 6 times then f/o. Use a yarn needle to close up any remaining gap then hide yarn tail inside body



Tummy:
with off white or cream color yarn

1) magic circle with 6st (6)

2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next  st, 2sc in next st, repeat (18)

4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, repeat (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, repeat (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, repeat (36)
7) 1sc in next 5st, 2sc in next st, repeat (42)
8) 1sc in each st     
    sl st into next st and f/o leaving long tail for sewing.


Use a yarn needle and grey yarn to put in the markings in as pictured. Sew piece to body when done. The top edge of the tummy should be sewn at the top edge of the 13th row of Totoro's body. Hide yarn tails in body


ARMS: 
with grey yarn

1)
magic circle with 6st (6)

2) 2sc in each st (12)

3) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st, repeat (14)
4-8)
1sc in each for 5 rows
9)
1sc in next 5st then 2tog, repeat (12) 

10-11) 1sc in each for 2 rows
12) ch1 and turn, 1sc in next 6st

f/o leaving long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff lower part of arm and sew the top of the arm to the top of the 13th row of Totoro's body.

Hide yarn tails in body
 



EARS:

with grey yarn

1) magic circle with 6st (6)

2) 1sc in each st
3) 2sc in each st (12)
4-7) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
8) 2tog 6 times (6)

* stuff and shape

9-10) 1sc in each for 2 rows


 sl st into next st and f/o leaving long tail for sewing. It is easier to pin the ears in place then sew them in once you are happy with the placement. Hide yarn tails in body





Tail:
with grey yarn


1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in each st
4) 1sc in next  st, 2sc in next st, repeat (18)
5) 1sc in each st
6) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, repeat (24)

7) 1sc in each st
8) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog, repeat (18)

9) 1sc in each st 
     sl st into next st and f/o leaving long tail for sewing.

It is easier to partially sew the tail in place then stuff. Finish sewing tail on then hide yarn tail in body
Eyes, Nose and Mouth:

I found a penny a great template for the white parts of the eyes. Place a penny over white felt, trace and then cut. Fold circle in half and snip a tiny slit with scissors. Push a 9mm black safety eye through the slit and then place the stem of the safety eye in between the 7th and 8th row. If you are happy with the spacing and placement then hot glue in place. I found it easier to dab some hot glue on the stem of the eye first, push into head then carefully hot glue the felt down.

With black yarn go through the side of the head as shown, whip stitch a nose in, put a small stitch in for the mouth then carry your yarn back out through the same hole you went into on the side of the head, knot the 2 yarn tails off and hide them inside the body



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