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Make a Cute Totoro Keychain!


Who doesn't know him, our good and fluffy neighbour Totoro. He's a friendly giant that loves to hang out and relax all day. Now you can make him too!

This version of Totoro is a lot smaller and perfect for a last-minute gift for friends, loved ones and for craft fairs.


This pattern doesn't require any particular yarn at all. Be creative and use whichever yarn and colour you prefer. I've tested this pattern with regular cotton, mercirised cotton and alpaca wool. Wool gives it more of a rustic look and cotton more of a cartoon look.



Totoro can be made in less than one hour depending on your crochet speed with a small amount of yarn, stuffing and supplies.

For this Totoro amigurumi pattern I've designed two versions with just one major difference - the eyes. Version one will have larger eyes that make Totoro chubby!


Version two requires you to skip the step of crocheting the white eye pieces and you just insert the safety eyes in the crocheted body.


Whichever version you choose, they'll both look extremely cute. You'll end up with a bunch of amigurumi Totoro and won't lay down your crochet hook soon.



Difficulty: Beginner


US Abbreviations

mr = magic ring

ch = chain

st = stitch

sc = single crochet

inc = increase

slst = slip stitch


List of Materials

- 2mm crochet hook

- Black 3,5mm safety eyes (4mm for sostrene grene cotton yarn)

- Embroidery needle for tucking in ends

- Black thin/embroidery thread (Bonbon by Scheepjes)

- Grey and white yarn (Alpaca Nord by Drops)

- Polyfill stuffing

- Sharp scissors

- Strong glue (Liqui-Stitch fabric glue for anything crocheted onto the body)

- Keychain strap/ring is optional



Eye Pieces(for chubby Totoro)

White yarn

1

Sc6 in mr, slst to first sc on mr

6

- Place safety eye in the circle and pull tail closed if needed. Cut yarn. - Repeat same steps for second eye.


Body

Grey yarn

1

Sc6 in mr

6

2

*inc*

12

3

*sc, inc*

18

4

*sc2, inc*

24

5-7

Sc around x3

24

8

*sc3, inc*

30

9-12

Sc around x4

30

- Place eyes in row 7 with 6 st in between. - embroider nose 2st wide with black thread in row 7. - Embroider whiskers in black 3 stitches wide. - Stuff body.

13

*sc3, dec*

24

14

*sc2, dec*

18

15

*sc, dec*

12

16

*dec*

6

- Leave a tail, cut yarn and sew hole closed. Tuck in ends. - Sew or glue belly piece on.

Belly

White yarn

1

sc6 in mr

6

2

*inc*

12

3

*sc, inc*

18

- Cut yarn and embroider details in grey. - Sew or glue belly piece onto body.

Ears

Make 2

Grey yarn

1

sc6 in mr

6

2

*sc, dec*

4

3

sc around

4

Leave a tail, cut yarn and and sew or glue ears onto head.

Arms

Make 2

Grey yarn

1

ch3

3

2

sc2

2

Leave a tail, cut yarn and and sew or glue arms onto body.


Leaf

Green yarn

1

ch6

6

2

Sc, hdc2, dc, 3dc, dc, hdc2, sc, slst to finish off, ch1

Leave a tail, cut yarn and and sew or glue leaf onto head.


Cheeks

Make 2

Pink yarn

1

sc4 in mr

4

Leave a tail, cut yarn and and sew or glue cheeks onto face.











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