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White Totoro
heavens_hellcat
*I have now written an updated version of this pattern with a few little improvements, and a variation to make a small blue Totoro. You can download a PDF of the pattern at Craftster (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=405679.msg4778836#msg4778836) or Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/white-and-small-blue-totoro-amigurumi---updated)*

Pattern number 2! I wasn't happy with the ears on the one I made, so I've rewritten the pattern, but I haven't made another totoro to test out whether it all works together, hopefully it does. Oops, nearly forgot, meant to put in a link for how to do the magic ring: http://www.crochetme.com/Dec_Jan_0405/reads_round.html

White Totoro Crochet Pattern

Materials:
White yarn, double knitting (US sport or worsted?)
Small amount of pink yarn for feet
Small amount of black embroidery thread for eyes
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).

Ears (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)
4-5: Work 8sc for 2 rounds
6: [3sc, inc 2] x 2 (10st)
7-8: Work 10sc for 2 rounds
9: [4sc, inc 2] x 2 (12st)
10: Work 12sc for 1 round
FO one ear only
When second ear is complete join the two ears together at the base by doing round 11 and crocheting 24sc. If there is any gap between them use the tail of yarn from the first ear to neaten up. Continue with the body:
12: [3sc, inc 2] x 6 (30st)
13-15: Work 30sc for 3 rounds
16: [4sc, inc 2] x 6 (36st)
17-27: Work 36sc for 11 rounds
* Fix eyes in now, see below
28: [4sc, dec 2] x 6 (30st)
29: [3sc, dec 2] x 6 (24st)
30: [2sc, dec 2] x 6 (18st)
31: [1sc, dec 2] x 6 (12st)
32: [dec 2] x 6 (6st)
33: [dec 2] until hole is small enough to be sewn closed

Tail:
1: Ch 2, 6sc into 1st ch
2: [1sc, inc 2] x 3 (9st)
3: [2sc, inc 2] x 3 (12st)
4: Work 12sc for 1 round
5: [3sc, inc 2] x 3 (15st)
6: Work 15sc for 1 round, FO

Feet (pink yarn, make 2):
[Ch 4, miss 1, ss into next 3.] x 3
ss into 1st ch to make bird-type foot shape.

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.

*Fit the eyes while there is still room to put your hand inside the body. Put the safety eyes through the centre of the white crocheted parts (you could use circles of white felt). Position on about round 14/15. Stuff fairly well, then complete the body until there is just a small hole left.
Sew edges of white parts of eyes to the body. Use black embroidery thread to outline the eyes.
Stuff body firmly and sew shut.
Stuff tail firmly and sew to body.
Sew feet to body.

***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!***



Wow, adorable!! I will have to get around to making these at some point.

Finding another fan of B5, BSG and Firefly is also pretty awesome! (I've added you) : D

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

I followed your pattern to make the totoro and It turned out great! My son adores it already which is a good sign! I will give the white totoro a go next weekend!

Totoro

(Anonymous)
I had to post this to a friend's facebook page. She's a real Tororo fan and I knew she'd love the pattern. Thanks!

Made this one, too!

(Anonymous)
My little guy is still sick, so I made him the white Totoro, too. He loves it! Thank you so much for the great pattern!

Hello :)

My boyfriend and I love Totoro and the baby white Totoro. Unfortunately I do not know how to crochet :( I really wish that I did know how to crochet because I would use your patterns to make a few Totoros for us. My question is whether or not you might be selling the pair (the white Totoro and the regular Totoro) and how much it would cost.

Thank you and amazing work on all of your crochet animals!

-Samantha-

Sorry, I don't make the totoros to sell. You should try crocheting - there's loads of good tutorials on the web, and these are quite simple patterns to practice on.

The Feet for the While Totoro

(Anonymous)
Hi,
I love your patterns, thank you so much for posting them!
The only thing I have trouble with is the feet for the white totoro:

[Ch 4, miss 1, ss into next 3.] x 3
ss into 1st ch to make bird-type foot shape.

I did the chain 4 but then I got stuck, I'm not sure how to proceed. Do I slip stitch in 3 of the chains? When I did that I got one long "toe", how do I make the other two "toes"? Can you elaborate your instructions some more because I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you :)

Susie

Re: The Feet for the While Totoro

Hi,

Yes, you miss the ch nearest the hook, then slip stitch in each of the next 3 ch. Then you do the same thing two more times (the 'x 3' indicates this), so you've got 3 long 'toes'. Slip stitch into the very first ch you made and you'll have the bird-type foot that the white totoro has.

I hope this helps!


Hey there~ My name is Yunni and I really love to crochet! The problem is that I can't find the eyes near a store I live, and I cant buy them online ( my parents would KILL ME!!!!) Is there any other alternative you can tell me? thank~

You could embroider the eyes with black yarn, or use a tiny circle of black felt. If you did that I think it would be easiest to glue the black onto a larger white circle, then glue or sew that onto the totoro. You could even use a permanent black marker and draw a black dot on the white felt.

Thank you so much for the pattern help!

Thanks for all the nice comments - it's really nice to see that so many people are having fun with this pattern!

anna

(Anonymous)
I'm glad with your Totoro and White Totoro patterns. Thank you so much.

That looks soo cute! I love it!

you're great!!! i am having so much fun crocheting these patterns!!!! just wondering will you be crocheting a bus cat as well?? would love to crochet a buscat too!!!!

Thank you! A Catbus would be cool - someone made a brilliant version on Craftster: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402613.0

EMAIL amischitelle@Hotmail.com i want these please i dont know how to make this kind of stuff i will pay please!!

I'm sorry, I don't generally make items to sell. However, I'm happy for people to use my patterns and sell the finished products, so if you searched around you might find one.

How did you know how much yarn to use?

What do you mean by "miss" a stitch?

It means that instead of crocheting into the next stitch, you miss it and go onto the one after that.

Great Pattens!

(Anonymous)
I just finished doing you pattern for the blue Chuu Totoro and love it! It came out perfectly and I'm so happy to have found your patterns through Pinterest. I'm planning on doing this white Chibi Totoro next and am so excited! Thank you!

Thank you! Don't forget to check out the patterns on Ravelry (linked at the top), as they've been updated and improved, with a grey totoro as well as variations in different sizes.

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