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My first posted pattern!
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*I have rewritten and updated this pattern, and you can download it from Craftster (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=405679.msg4778836#msg4778836) or Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blue-totoro-amigurumi---updated). You can also download a pattern to make the larger grey Totoro, based on the same pattern, at the same post on Craftster or on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grey-totoro-amigurumi )*

Well, this was what I set up this LJ for. I'll post the pattern for the white totoro next, then some of the very easy and quick things I have made.
Check out my Flickr pages for more photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96575205@N00/

Blue Totoro Crochet Pattern

Materials:
Blue & white yarn, double knitting (US sport or worsted?)
Small amount of black yarn/embroidery thread for nose & claws
Stuffing
1 pair 9mm black safety eyes
Embroidery needle
3.5mm hook (US E hook)

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
st = stitch or stitches
sc = single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)
hdc = half double crochet (US), half treble (UK)
ss = slip stitch
inc = increase
inc 2 = increase by working 2 sc into one st
dec = decrease
dec 2 = decrease 2 st down to one
FO = finish off

Instructions:
Work in continuous rounds. Most rounds are written in the format:
Round number: [work a number of sc, increase or decrease by one st] x however many times (leaving however many st that round).
Leave long tails of yarn on each part in order to sew to body. Leave an extra long one on one arm to sew upside-down V marks on tummy.

Work the body until the hole is still big enough to fit your hand inside (rnd 48 or so) then fit the eyes. Put the safety eyes through the centre of the white crocheted parts (you could use circles of white felt). Position on about round 14. Stuff fairly well, then complete the body until there is just a small hole left. Sew on the nose. Stuff firmly and sew shut.
Stuff arms slightly then sew claws before attaching to body.
Stuff ears firmly and position with longer hdc parts to the outside. Sew to body.
Stuff tail firmly and position with hdc parts at the bottom. Sew to body.
Sew edges of white parts of eyes to the body.
Sew white tummy in place and embroider blue markings.

Body (blue yarn):
1: 6sc into magic ring
2: 2sc into each st (12st)
3: [1sc, inc 2] x 6 (18st)
4: [2sc, inc 2] x 6 (24st)
5: [3sc, inc 2] x 6 (30st)
6: [4sc, inc 2] x 6 (36st)
7: [5sc, inc 2] x 6 (42st)
8: [6sc, inc 2] x 6 (48st)
9: [7sc, inc 2] x 6 (54st)
10: [8sc, inc 2] x 6 (60st)
11-20: Work 60sc for 10 rounds
21: [5sc, inc 2] x 10 (70st)
22: [6sc, inc 2] x 10 (80st)
23-38: Work 80sc for 16 rounds
39: [18sc, dec 2] x 4 (76st)
40: [17sc, dec 2] x 4 (72st)
41: [16sc, dec 2] x 4 (68st)
42: [15sc, dec 2] x 4 (64st)
43: [14sc, dec 2] x 4 (60st)
44: [13sc, dec 2] x 4 (56st)
45: [12sc, dec 2] x 4 (52st)
46: [11sc, dec 2] x 4 (48st)
47: [6sc, dec 2] x 6 (42st)
48: [5sc, dec 2] x 6 (36st)
49: In back loop only [4sc, dec 2] x 6 (30st)
50: [1sc, dec 2] x 10 (20st)
51: [dec 2] x 10 (10st)
52: [dec 2] until hole is small enough to be sewn closed

Ears (blue yarn, make 2):
1: Ch 2, 4sc into 1st ch, link to 1st sc with slip st.
2: [1sc, inc 2] x 2 (6st)
3: [2sc, inc 2] x 2 (8st)
4: [3sc, inc 2] x 2 (10st)
5: [4sc, inc 2] x 2 (12st)
6: [5sc, inc 2] x 2 (14st)
7: [6sc, inc 2] x 2 (16st)
8: [7sc, inc 2] x 2 (18st)
9: [8sc, inc 2] x 2 (20st)
10: [9sc, inc 2] x 2 (22st)
11: [10sc, inc 2] x 2 (24st)
12-16: Work 24sc for 5 rounds
17: [4sc, dec 2] x 4 (20st)
18: [3sc, dec 2] x 4 (16st)
19: 8sc, 8hdc (16st)
20: 1sc, 1ss, FO

Tail (blue yarn):
1: Ch 2, 4sc into 1st ch
2: 2sc into each st (8st)
3: [1sc, inc 2] x 4 (12st)
4: [1sc, inc 2] x 6 (18st)
5: Work 18sc for 1 round
6: [2sc, inc 2] x 6 (24st)
7: Work 24sc for 1 round
8: [3sc, inc 2] x 6 (30st)
9-15: Work 30sc for 7 rounds
16-17: 15hdc, 15sc (30st)
18: 15hdc, 1sc, 1ss, FO (only do 17st of the round)

Arms (blue yarn, make 2):
1: Ch 2, 6sc into 1st ch
2: 2sc into each st (12st)
3: [2sc, inc 2] x 4 (16st)
4: Work 16sc for 1 round
5: [3sc, inc 2] x 4 (20st)
6-8: Work 20sc for 3 rounds
9: [4sc, inc 2] x 4 (24st)
10-12: Work 24sc for 3 rounds
13: [4sc, dec 2] x 4 (20st)
14-16: Work 20sc for 3 rounds
17: [3sc, dec 2] x 4 (16st)
18: Work 16sc for 1 round
19: [2sc, dec2] x 4 (12st) FO

Tummy (white yarn):
1: 6sc into magic ring
2: 2sc into each st (12st)
3: 2sc into each st (24st)
4: Work 24sc for 1 round
5: [2sc, inc 2] x 8 (32st)
6: [3sc, inc 2] x 8 (40st)
7: [7sc, inc 2] x 5 (45st)
8: [8sc, inc 2] x 5 (50st)
9: [9sc, inc 2] x 5 (55st)
10: [10sc, inc 2] x 5 (60st)
11: [5sc, inc2] x 10 (70st)
12: [6sc, inc2] x 10 (80st)
13-14: Work 80sc for 2 rounds, FO.

Eyes (white yarn, make 2):
1: Ch 2, 8sc into 1st ch, link to 1st sc with slip st, FO. Make sure there is a hole in the centre to put safety eyes through.

***This is a free pattern of my design, so please do not sell it. Otherwise, use as you like, but if you make this Totoro to sell you must include a link to this pattern. Thank you!***




Love it!

(Anonymous)
This is amazing. Thankyou for sharing the pattern for free. I'm going to have a go at making it.
You commented on 1 of my flickr photos today and I found my way here through your photos. I really like your dragon and Doctor Who as well :).

Blitzpixie x

Thanks, I hope you have no problems making it, I'd love to see your finished product!

Oh my gosh. I googled a Totoro pattern to see if I could come up with anything, but I wasn't expecting it to be as perfect as this! I think I may very well have to make this. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

holy crap this totally rocks!

also, i've been poking around your flickr site and wow... i'm all excited to start making stuff now! :D

Thank you SO much for posting this pattern. I just spent the weekend making one and here he is!

http://www.tinksdarkerside.co.uk/photos/albums/knitting/totoro.jpg

Thought u would like to see this

(Anonymous)
My girl-friend made me a huge one. It's really cuddley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNPtpRh7x9w

Amazing!!

(Anonymous)
just this past week I was all bummed because i wanted to make a totoro ami, and i wasn't gifted with the ability to either find or make a petter.. so i settled for a softie.. it was cute, but this that you've done blows me away.. you are amazing!!

congratulation!

(Anonymous)
What a great first pattern! This is one of my fav movies and I am just going to have to crochet this little one! Thank you so much for sharing! I hope to see more.

-Kristin R

Best crochet pattern ever

I just wanted to let you know that your pattern is possibly the coolest thing I have seen in ages.

I am going to put it on the www.craftycrafty.tv (http://www.craftycrafty.tv) site for all the world to see.

Keep up the fabulous Miyazaki work. And may kodomas peek in the windows at you while you do. :)

Lauren O'Farrell
www.stitchandbitchlondon.co.uk (http://www.stitchandbitchlondon.co.uk)

gauge

(Anonymous)
Thank you for the pattern. I can't wait to make it, but first I want to ask what the gauge is. I'm sort of a beginner so this would be very helpful to me. Thanks again.

Good stuff! Really adorable cute, just like it was in the movie! Thanks for posting this pattern, I'm a beginning knitter might I might just pick up crochet to make this!

Re: It's Totoro!

(Anonymous)
Hi, I love this and a friend has asked me to make them one. I was wondering if you could tell me how big this guy is and also approx how much yarn (in grams) you used.

Many thanks!!


This is AMAZING! I've got to make one for myself! WOW!

I love you so much for posting this.

Does anyone have a knitted version pattern? I tried to crochet it but kept giving up. Not very good crocheting in the round with single crochet as lose my place.

Crocheting in the round

(Anonymous)
Hi,
I realise you wrote this little more than two years ago, but in case you want to attempt crocheting in the round again, do what I do and put a mini safety pin into the first stitch of every round - I find it's an excellent marker as it can't fall out on its own :) Hope that helps...

I'm sure this is going to sound like a totally stupid question, but I've only recently got back into crochet and found out I had been doing things "wrong" all along.

So what I'm curious about, because I can't quite tell from the photos, is it the bumpy side that's the right side? We're supposed to be crocheting through booth loops, until the one line with the back loops, right? So I have one bumpy side which looks like the RS and then a smoother less defined side is the WS right? x:

hi i was looking through your flickr photos is the pattern for the snorks available? i absolutely love them. would be willing to purchase a copy of the pattern

Thanks a lot for sharing your Totoro's patterns, they are really well made. I just finish to crochet mine but they aren't so round like yours.

this is awesome!!!

i looked through a few pages of your flickr album and i would die for the dalek pattern. i'm going to teach myself to knit and crochet and i would love to make daleks for xmas gifts for next year. i'd be ever so greatful. you should post more often here your stuff is amazing!

email is sweetsarahcooper - at - Hotmail.com if you want to send me the pattern. or post here. thanks so much! :)

Lydia, you should make the Chewbacca one! That would be awesome! And I would of course buy him from you if you'd let me.

Very nice pattern!

(Anonymous)
My daughter just love Totoro, so I made one for her 6 year birthday. It was so fun making it. Thank You for giving away your pattern! Unfortunately my daughter will not play with him, but she is glad to own a Totoro. She missed his feet, so I might add them, and now she very much want a cat bus! I have no idea how to make one. :-)

First off I want to say: the totoros are like the most amazingly cute things I've ever seen. I'm in the process of making my own right now.

But I'm also a super amateur, and being such, I wanted to ask about the ears/arms/tail. It says to make the chain into rounds, so I was wondering if I could just use the magic ring technique to do that? Would that make any difference?

totro

(Anonymous)
can you tell me how much blue and white yarn you need to make him. did you use US sport or worsted and why? thinks so much

magic ring ?

(Anonymous)
whats a magic ring

I've just spent like.. two hours trying to learn to crochet so I can make this for my man and i'm having no luck =( Can I bribe you? :D

Wow. This is just so amazing and adorable!
I found it when my brother was trying to make it for his "friend" :)
You're really talented!

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