Totoro Crochet Pattern

I finally got the chance to write up this free amigurumi Totoro crochet pattern. I hope you guys will enjoy! Totoro was first introduced in Hayao Mikazaki’s animated film My Neighbor Totoro (1988).  He’s a forest spirit that comes to the comfort of two little girls when their mother is sick and he takes them on a great adventure and shows them the beauty and wonder of the forest.  The gray Totoro is the one best known, but there’s also a smaller blue Totoro and a white chibi Totoro.  The blue Totoro likes to collect acorns and carry them in his knapsack.

Totoro Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: Easy
CROCHET HOOK: Size H-8 (5 mm)
YARN:
Loops & Threads, Impeccable – worsted weight, acrylic yarn

  • Clear Blue
  • White
  • Soft Taupe
  • Butterscotch

NOTIONS:
Polyester Fiberfill, White Felt, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker, Fabri-tac Glue, 6 mm Acrylic Rhinestones (or Black Felt)
ABBREVIATIONS:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (sc dec)
st – stitch
SIZE:
Totoro: Approximately 7 in / 18 cm tall,including ear
Chibi Totoro: Approximately 3 in / 8 cm tall.




BODY
Round 1:     With blue yarn, ch 2, 6 sc into first ch.
Round 2:     2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:     [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4:     [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5-9:  Sc in each st around.
Round 10:   [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 11-12: Sc in each st around.
Round 13:   [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] around – 36 sc.
Round 14:   Sc in each st around.
Round 15:   [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 42 sc.
Round 16:   [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 st] around – 36 sc.
Round 17-18:  Sc in each st around.
Round 19:   [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 20:  Sc in each st around.
Round 21:   [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] around – 24 sc.
Note: Begin stuffing, and stuff as you go.
Round 22:  [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] around – 18 sc.
Round 23:  [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Round 24:  Sc2tog around – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.  Stuff and sew closed.

ARM (make 2)
Round 1:     With blue yarn, ch 2, 4 sc into first ch.
Round 2:     2 sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Round 3:     [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 10 sc.
Round 4-7:  Sc in each st around.
Round 8:     [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] around – 8 sc.
Round 9:     Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Stuff very lightly.

TAIL
Round 1:     With blue yarn, ch 2, 4 sc into first ch.
Round 2:    2 sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Round 3:    [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Round 4-5  Sc in each st around.
Round 6      [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 8 sc.
Round 7      Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Stuff very lightly.

EAR (make 2)
Round 1:     With blue yarn, ch 2, 4 sc into first ch.
Round 2:     [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 6 sc.
Round 3:     [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 8 sc.
Round 4-5: Sc in each st around.
Round 6:     [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] around – 6 sc.
Note: Begin stuffing.
Round 7: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 4 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Finish stuffing.

BELLY PATCH
Round 1:    With white yarn, ch 2, 6 sc into first ch.
Round 2:    2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:    [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4:    [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5:    [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 6:    [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] 3 times – 33 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use blue yarn to embroider the 3 ^ marks on the Belly Patch. I like to double strand the yarn to make the marks stand out more.





KNAPSACK
Round 1:    With brown yarn, ch 2, 6 sc into first ch.
Round 2:    2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:    [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 15 sc.
Round 4-5:  Sc in each st around.
Round 6:    [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] around – 12 sc.
Round 7:    Sc2tog around – 6 sc.
We will now begin to work in rows.
Row 8:        Stuff, sew shut with 3 sc across the top (See photos below).
Row 9:       Ch 1, sc across – 3 sc.
Fasten off, leave a long tail. Pinch the top, and wrap the yarn around the tip of the knapsack several times and tie through to secure. Leave a long tail so we can tie to arm. See photos below.

ASSEMBLY
1. Sew Belly Patch to Body.
2. Sew Arms to Body.
3. Sew Tail to Body.
4. Sew Ears to Head.
5. Secure knapsack around arm.
6. Cut 2 white circles from felt for the eyes. Cut 2 small black circles from felt. Sew or glue on. I like to use Fabri-tac to glue them on.
7. Cut a small triangle for the nose, and glue or sew on.
8. Hide and cut off all ends.


CHIBI TOTORO PATTERN

BODY
Round 1:     With white yarn, ch 2, 4 sc into first ch – 4 sc.
Round 2:     Sc in each st around.
Round 3:     [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 6 sc.
Round 4:     Sc in each st around.
Round 5:     [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 8 sc.
Round 6:     Sc in each st around.

You have created Part A. Repeat Rounds 1-6 to create Part B, but do not fasten off. Join Part A and B by joining across 2 sts of BOTH Part A and Part B with sc. See photos below. (Another option is to create the 2 parts and then sew them together across 2 sts). You should now have 12 sts around. We will now work around the body.

Round 7:     [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 14 sc.
Round 8-11:  Sc in each st around.
Round 12:   (In back loop only) Sc2tog around – 7 sc.
Stuff and sew closed.

TAIL
Round 1:     With white yarn, ch 2, 4 sc into first ch – 4 sc.
Round 2:     Sc in each st around.
Round 3:     [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 6 sc.
Round 4:     Sc in each st around.
Round 5:     [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 8 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Do not stuff.

FEET (make 2):
With yellow yarn, ch 2, sl st into first ch, ch 2, sl st in next 2 st.

ASSEMBLY
1. Sew tail to back.
2. Sew feet on.
3. Cut 2 small white circles. Glue two 6mm black acrylic rhinestones for the pupils (DO NOT use if for young children. See warning note.). Or you can also cut out 2 smaller black circles from felt for the pupils as well. I like to use Fabri-Tac as my glue. Here are examples of my supplies below. (*Disclosure: These are affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you decide to purchase through a link I provide, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting the maintenance of this site!)

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD — The acrylic rhinestones contains small parts. It is NOT for children under 3 years.

BONUS TIME!

You can also use the Blue Totoro Pattern to create the Gray Totoro. Here’s a bonus freebie for the leaf on its head. Go ahead and create the whole collection! You can never have too many Totoros 😉

LEAF HAT
Round 1:        With green yarn, ch 2, 6 sc into first ch – 6 sc.
Round 2:        2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:        3 hdc in next st, sl st in next st, 3 hdc in next st, sc in next 4 st, ch 3, sl st back the 2 ch, sc in next 4 st, sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

I hope you have fun making your very own Totoros and when you finish your projects be sure to tag me on my Instagram or my Facebook. I’d love to see!




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