Totoro Crochet Pattern with Video Tutorial

This pattern is for an older tutorial, but it wasn’t a big seller on etsy so it’s a free pattern now! It’s huge! Just to give you an idea, here is a picture of me holding it.

See what I mean? Huge!

MATERIALS:

  • Super bulky – 6 weight yarn in gray (or desired body color) and white. I recommend Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick yarn for this project.
  • Medium – 4 worsted weight yarn in white and black. I recommend the brand Caron Simply Soft.
  • 1 pair of 18 mm safety eyes
  • Tapestry needle large enough to fit your yarn
  • Toy stuffing
  • Size K, 6.5 mm crochet hook, for the super bulky yarn Size G, 4.0 mm crochet hook, for the medium weight yarn

TERMS:

  • SC: Single Crochet
  • ST: Stitch
  • INC: Increase (Single Crochet 2 in 1 stitch)
  • INV DEC: Invisible decrease
  • SLST: Slip stitch
  • FO: Finish off
  • BL SC: Back loop single crochet

Part 1:

Part 2:

HEAD and BODY:

Gray (or desired body color)

1. Magic ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (INC) x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

5. (SC 3, INC) x 6 (30)

6. (SC 4, INC) x 6 (36)

7. (SC 5, INC) x 6 (42)

8-15. SC 1 in each ST for entire round for 8 rnds, 336 ST total (42)

16. (SC 6, INC) x 6 (48)

17-31. SC 1 in each ST for entire round for 15 rnds, 720 ST total (48)

32. (SC 6, INV DEC) x 6 (42)

33. (SC 5, INV DEC) x 6 (36)

34. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

35. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

36. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

37. (SC 1, INV DEC) x 6 (12)

Stuff the body. Sew the bottom shut with your yarn by sewing through the front loop of every stitch and pulling it tight until it closes.

ARMS (make 2):

Gray (or desired body color)

1. Magic ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (INC) x 6 (12)

3. SC 12 (12)

4. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

5-13. SC 1 in each ST for 9 rnds, 162 ST total (18)

14. (SC 1, INV DEC) x 6 (12)

FO, Stuff the arms

EARS (make 2):

Gray (or desired body color)

1. Magic ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (SC 2, INC) x 2 (8)

3-4. SC 1 in each ST for 2 rnds, 16 ST total (8)

5. (SC 3, INC) x 2 (10)

6-7. SC 1 in each ST for 2 rnds, 20 ST total (10)

8. (SC 4, INC) x 12 (12)

9-10. SC 1 in each ST for 2 rnds, 24 ST total (12)

11. INV DEC x 6 (6)

stuff the top part of the ear

12-17. SC 1 in each ST for 6 rnds, 36 ST total (6)

FO, stuff bottom part of the ear

LEGS (make 2):

Gray (or desired body color)

1. Magic ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (INC) x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. BL SC 18 (18)

5. SC 18 (18)

6. (SC 5, INC) x 3 (21)

7. SC 21 (21)

FO, stuff the legs

SNOUT:

Gray (or desired body color)

1. Magic ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (INC) x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

5. SC 24 (24)

6. (SC 3, INC) x 6 (30)

7. SC 30 (30)

FO, stuff the snout. Embroider on the nose using the black medium weight yarn, see video for additional details.

TAIL:

Gray (or desired body color)

1. Magic ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (SC 1, INC) x 3 (9)

3. (SC 2, INC) x 3 (12)

4. (SC 3, INC) x 3 (15)

5. (SC 4, INC) x 3 (18)

6. (SC 5, INC) x 3 (21)

7. (SC 6, INC) x 3 (24)

8. (SC 7, INC) x 3 (27)

9. (SC 8, INC) x 3 (30)

FO, stuff the tail

BELLY:

White super bulky yarn

1. Magic ring with 6 SC (6)

2. INC x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

5. (SC 3, INC) x 6 (30)

6. (SC 4, INC) x 6 (36)

7. (SC 5, INC) x 6 (42)

8. (SC 6, INC) x 6 (48)

9. (SC 7, INC) x 6 (54)

10. (SC 8, INC) x 3 (60)

11-12. SC 1 in each ST for 2 rnds, 120 ST total (60)

FO. Embroider on the V designs using the body color yarn, see the video for more details.

EYES (make 2):

White medium weight yarn

1. Magic ring with 6 SC (6)

2. INC x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

5. (SC 3, INC) x 6 (30)

6. (SC 4, INC) x 6 (36)

7. SC 36 (36)

FO

Attach the eyes just off center. Attach the eye to the left of center for the right eye. Attach the eye to the right of center for the left eye. See the video for more details.

ASSEMBLY:

Refer to the video for how to assemble

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