Thursday, February 14, 2013

Blue Totoro Free Crochet Pattern


Small blue amigurumi Totoro
, he was designed for use with the Catbus
. All patterns available, free of charge! Update December 2014 ~ Pattern has been revised and comes with a full video tutorial. See revised pattern here

Catbus pattern here
Grey Totoro pattern here

I also have a slightly larger grey Totoro pattern here Scroll down this page for the pattern pictured above


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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:

blue worsted weight yarn medium #4
white worsted weight yarn medium #4
4.5 mm black safety eyes

3.75 mm 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.

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Body:
with blue yarn
1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 3sc in the first st, 1sc next 2st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 2st (10)
3) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st, repeat (12)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st, repeat (16)
5) 1sc in each st
6) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st, repeat (20)
7) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st, repeat (25)
8-13) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
14) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog, repeat (20)

crochet totoro body

* If you are using safety eyes then put those in now. Cut 2 round shapes from white felt, poke a hole in the middle to fit the stem through, put them in place. The top of the white felt is just above the 4th row on my doll and about a finger width space apart.
If you don't have safety eyes then use black pieces of felt and glue those over the white then glue the eyes in place. You could also use felt pen or craft paint and draw the black parts on. It will take a few coats of pen or paint.

* It's a good time to put the mouth on as well. I used sport weight yarn and whipped stitched it in place and knotted the tails off inside the body.
 

15) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog, repeat (16)

* start stuffing. Shape as you stuff. This little guy needs lots of help to be shaped so take your time and it helps to look at a picture of the actual character. The top of the head might look a little pointy. Push down on top of the head as you stuff
 

16) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog, repeat (12)
17) 1sc then 2tog, repeat (8)

* stuff some more. Use your finger or stuffing stick to push stuffing towards the sides and around the bottom of Totoro to make his shape more fat at the bottom.Take your time to stuff properly and you will be happier with the results. If you have trouble getting the shape right then please view the video tutorial here
 

18) 2tog 2 times then f/o. Use a yarn needle to close up any remaining gap then hide yarn tail inside body

blue crochet totoro in hand

Tummy: with white yarn
1) magic circle with 5st (5)
2) 2sc in each st (10)
3) 1sc in next  st, 2sc in next st, repeat (15)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, repeat (20)

5) 1sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, repeat (25) 
6) 1sc in each st
    sl st into next st and f/o leaving long tail for sewing.

Use a yarn needle and blue yarn to put in the markings in as pictured in the 1st photo above or last photo below. Sew tummy to body when done. The top edge of the tummy should be sewn at the top edge of the 7th row of Totoro's body and the bottom will wrap a bit under the body. Hide yarn tails in body
blue crochet totoro limbs

ARMS: with blue yarn
1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, repeat (9)
3-5) 1sc in each for 3 rows
6) ch1 and turn, 1sc in next 4st

* do not stuff arms.f/o leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the top flat part of the arm to the top of the 9th row of Totoro's body, (count rings from magic circle on top of the head). Hide yarn tails in body

EARS: with blue yarn
1) magic circle with 5st (5)
2) 1sc in each st
3) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, repeat (7)
4) 1sc in each st
 
* do not stuff ears

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 when done.

blue crochet totoro ears
Tail: with blue yarn
1) magic circle with 5st (5)
2) 1sc in each st
3) 2sc in each st (10)
4) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, repeat (15)
5) 1sc in each st

6) 1sc then 2tog, repeat (10)
    sl st into next st and f/o leaving long tail for sewing.

Stuff tail. It is easier to pin the tail in place then sew it permanently in place. Hide yarn tail in body.

blue crochet totoros inside hand

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This pattern was courtesy of Sharon Ojala of Amigurumi To Go. Free for all to enjoy! You may sell finished products. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. 
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