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Ko Totoro / Small Totoro pattern

I’ve always loved the Studio Ghibli films and the characters in them. I remember watching Spirited Away with my sister when we were younger, and the magic of the worlds of Hayao Miyazaki blew us away. So for the next week – and continuing with the My First Project series, I will post patterns for the three Totoros, from “My Neighbour Totoro” – starting with the smallest one. To keep the Totoros increasing in size, this first one is tiny, and perfect for a keychain! After the three weeks I will also put up a free pdf of all the Totoros bundles togheter as one pattern if you prefer the pdf-version. I am so excited to share these patterns with you over the next few weeks, and with no further ado, here we go!

The materials you need
– a 3mm crochet hook
 white yarn
– toy stuffing
– a scissor

The techniques you need to know
– Magic ring
– Single crochet (SC)
– Increasing (2in1)
– Decreasing (2to1)


Round 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
Round 2: [2in1] x5 (10)
Round 3: [1sc, 2in1] x5 (15)
Round 4: [2sc, 2in1] x5 (20)
Round 5-7: 3 rounds only sc (20)
Round 8: [2sc, 2to1] x5 (15)
Round 9: [1sc, 2to1] x5 (10)

Stuff the body

Round 10: [2to1] x5 (5)

Ears (2 pcs):
Round 1: 3sc in magic ring (3)
Round 2: [2in1] x3 (6)
Round 3: one round only sc (6)
Round 4: [1sc, 2in1] x3 (9)

Sew the ears onto the body/head

Round 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
Round 2: [2in1] x4 (8)
Round 3-4: 2 rounds only sc (8)
Round 5: [1sc, 2in1] x4 (12)

Stuff the tail a little bit and sew it onto the body/head

Good luck!

Crochet and love,

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