Big Totoro Crochet Pattern Free

This is a dorky crochet pattern for the big Totoro from Ghibli Studio’s My Neighbor Totoro! You can find patterns on the blue Totoro and the white Totoro as well.

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Big Totoro – First Leg

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring.
8 single crochets on the magic ring.
Tighten the magic ring.
Slip stitch and chain 1 to start the next round
8
28v
slip stitch
16

Cut and pull the yarn for the first leg.

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Big Totoro – Second Leg

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring.
8 single crochets on the magic ring.
Tighten the magic ring.
Slip stitch and chain 1 to start the next round
8
28v
slip stitch
16

After finishing with the main parts of the second leg, we will need to chain 2 to start the connection with the first leg. Note that the Totoro’s legs are quite flat for now.

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Big Totoro – Body

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Connect the second leg to the first leg together via a single crochet on the first leg. Finishing going around the first leg with 15 single crochets.
Perform 2 single crochets on each of the loops on the two chains we made that connects the two legs together.
Go around the second leg with 16 single crochets.
Perform 2 single crochets on each of the loops on the 2 chains we made that connects the two legs together.
16+2+16+2=36
236x36
36(5x, v)42
442x42
56(3x, v, 3x)48
66(7x, v)54
7-1754x54
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Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1812x
Now we should have stopped at the right side of Totoro  
A, 25x
Now we should have stopped at the left side of Totoro.  
A, 13x  
Note that the two single crochet decreases (“A”) in this row should be near the two sides (left and right sides) of the Totoro.
52
1952x52
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Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
2011x
Now we should have stopped at the right side of Totoro.  
A, 25x
Now we should have stopped at the left side of Totoro.  
A, 12x
50
2150x50
2211x, A, 23x, A, 12x48
2348x48
2410x, A, 23x, A, 11x46
2546x46
2610x, A, 21x, A, 11x44
2744x44
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Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
289x, A, 8x
We have stopped at the start of the mouth/nose bulge.  
8v
5x, A, 10x
50
2918x
2A, 8x, 2A
16x
46
308x, A, 8x
2A, 4x, 2A
5x, A, 9x
40
3117x
2x, 2A, 2x
15x
38
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Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
327x, A, 19x, A, 8x36
3336x36
346(2x, A, 2x)   Stuff Totoro a little bit, especially the feet and the belly of Totoro.30
356(3x, A)24
36-3724x   Stuff Totoro a little more.24
3812A12
396A   Finish stuffing the Totoro.6

Cut the yarn and close the body. Weave in the ends of the yarn.

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Big Totoro – Ears

Make two ears.

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring. 6 single crochets on the magic ring. Tighten the magic ring.6
26x6
32(2x, v)8
48x8
52(3x, v)10
6-710x10
85A5
95x5

Cut the yarn but leave some ends to sew the ears onto the body later.

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Big Totoro – Belly

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring. 6 single crochets on the magic ring. Tighten the magic ring. Slip stitch and chain 1 to start the next round6
26v, slip stitch and chain 1 to start the next round12
36(x, v), slip stitch and chain 1 to start the next round18
4x, v, 5(2x, v), x slip stitch and chai n1 to start the next round24
56(3x, v) slip stitch and chain 1 to start the next round30
6x, x, v, 5(4x, v), x, x slip stitch and chain 1 to start the next rounds36
76(5x, v) slip stitch and chain 1 to start the next rounds42
8x, x, x, v, 5(6x, v), x, x, x slip stitch and chain 1 to start the next rounds48
96(7x, v) slip stitch and chain 1 to start the next rounds54

Cut the yarn but leave some ends to sew the belly onto the body later.

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Big Totoro – Hands

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring. 6 single crochets on the magic ring. Tighten the magic ring.6
22(2x, v)8
34(x, v)12
4-1212x12

Cut the yarn but leave some ends to sew the hands onto the body later.

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Big Totoro – Tail

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring. 6 single crochets on the magic ring. Tighten the magic ring.6
22x, 4v10
32x, 4(x, v)14
414x14
57x, 3(x, v), x17
68x, 3(x, v, x)20
7-920x20

Cut the yarn but leave some ends to sew the tail onto the body later.

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Big Totoro – Eyes

Make 2 with white yarn.

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring. 6 single crochets on the magic ring. Tighten the magic ring.6
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2 thoughts on “Big Totoro Crochet Pattern Free

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