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Topic: MY Friend Totoro - and His Friends :) **PATTERN INCLUDED**  (Read 10671 times)
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« on: December 04, 2009 01:04:57 PM »

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! Smiley) 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. Smiley 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! Cheesy

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)
Cool 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! Cheesy

Best of luck all!
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009 01:38:30 PM »

super cute! Cheesy
i would love to make this for my friend, she's a huuuuge fan.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009 02:35:25 PM »

theses are so amazing! I must have them.

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009 02:36:01 PM »

I love Totoro! You did an amazing job and I would love a pattern of this to try for myself.

« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009 02:36:35 PM »

Oh my, sooo cute!

« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2009 01:46:43 AM »

Yay! Totoro! adorable! I have a friend who would go nuts over these. I love the backdrop!
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2009 10:43:40 AM »

They look fantastic!

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2009 05:17:29 PM »

Aww, cute!  These are awesome! 

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2009 06:46:40 PM »


If you don't mind me asking, what kind of yarn did you use?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009 07:32:03 PM »

Thank you so much for the comments all! Cheesy I will post my pattern before long so you can have a go at this project! Smiley

I will also tell you ahead of time that I used thinner yarn for the tiny white totoro and a size 5 crochet hook.

The medium totoro I used mercerized blue cotton only because the color fit so well I thought Smiley and it was softer than acrylic, knowing this was going to be a gift for a littleone who just might cuddle with this set Smiley. O.o

The larger totoro was acrylic yarn that I had in my stash for some time, but was a softer acrylic and I no longer have the label. :s.

I could go on! I JUST finished the parts to the bobble head of fall out 3 in amigurumi and I'm pooped! Smiley Waiting for the safety eyes to come in to finish. Smiley Thanks again for reading everyone! I'll get the pattern out before long!

M-wah! ~Dawn

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