Alright, so lil shop on etsy - amigurumi items and more and from time to time I trade with other etsians kind of like a swap here on crafster (I wanna try it soon!
) anyways, this was a requested project and I had to make up a pattern in order to duplicate the body, tail and ears. I had fun with the pics as always - trying to recreate the cartooned image out of the fabric pieces I have. The totoros are (supposed to be) fishing.
Since It's my own amigurumi pattern, I may list it here later - please show interest if this is something you would like to make yourself!
Enjoy the pics !:D
As always C& C welcome and encouraged. Thank you !:D
12/13/09 as promised - the pattern
this is really a rough pattern - so you'll have to work with me on it -
here goes nothin...
1) sc 7 in magic ring (7)
2) sc1 & inc 1 in each sc around (14)
3) sc2, inc1 repeat around (21)
4) sc3, inc1 repeat around (28)
5) sc4, inc1 repeat around (35)
6&7) sc around in each (35)
sc 14, dec 2, sc 14 dec 2
9) dec1, sc2, dec1, sc1,dec1, sc3, dec1, sc1, dec1, sc5, dec1 sc5, dec1
10) sc3, dec1, sc2, dec1, sc2, dec1, sc3, dec1, dec1, 3sc
start of 11th row to end - dec1, sc3, dec1, sc30, inc1, sc11, dec1, sc8, dec1 sc38
here's where the ears come into play - dec next 4, sc1, sc1 into the sc on the OTHER side of the circle in the chain right before the 4 dec sc.
you are making the first ear at this point -
*sc next 7, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc2, dec1, dec to end.
next ear you work the remaining stitches left on the body so by the end of the first row around you have 4dec and 2sc then continue from *
the tail you will be crocheting directly onto totoros bum -
row one pick up 5 stitches in a circle
row two sc twice into each sc ending the 2nd row with a total of 10 stitches
row three dec 5 knot and your done!
now the arms - they were tricky for me - so tricky in fact I just realized per my notes I didn't write them down...
I do remember I added the arms similar to the way I crocheted on the tail...
Row 1 - crochet 3 stitches into the totoro's side wherever you'd like his arm to be - chain 3 without inserting into the body - sc around inc on the sides of the arms only each time you sc around. work in this way until you have reached your desired length and width. the arms may be loose so feel free to thread the upper part of the arm back into the body if you don't' want him to flap too much.
and the circles on the bellies - are just that - work rows 1 - 5 on the body and keep increasing 7 per row until desired size is reached. Sew onto totoro.
Hope most of you found this helpful - I've never shared pattern of my own before so as mentioned you'll have to bear with me - would love to see some of your completed work if you brave this pattern!
Best of luck all!