If you know any Studio Ghibli fan, making them one (or more) of these 7 magically easy Totoro crochet patterns will really make their day!
Totoro is one of the most iconic animated characters in film history so it probably comes as no surprise that many crafters around the world love to create variations of the Studio Ghibli icon.
Whether you are new to crocheting or are more advanced in your skillset, there are plenty of Totoro crochet patterns available in varying styles for all kinds of abilities.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of choice available which is why we have gathered the best Totoro crochet patterns available on the market so you can make the best products while working on your skills.
For those who are not familiar, Totoro is a mythical troll (or cat, maybe a giant gerbil? who knows?!) in the Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro who appears to two young siblings who have recently moved to a new home.
Totoro has become a much loved character and the subject of much fan art and crafting. So whether you want to make up a plush or something a bit more unique and quirky, we have got you covered with these beautiful patterns.
But before you run off and pick out your yarn, be sure to pin this to you favorite crochet inspiration board on Pinterest so you can find it again fast when you’re ready for your next project!
7 Magically Easy Totoro Crochet Patterns
This pattern is the perfect project for beginners who want to work on the skills that they have learned so far. This mini Totoro plush is not only adorable but incredibly easy to stitch up meaning that you will be able to make a ton of them.
They make great gifts and the detailed instructions are accompanied with pictures to make sure that it is clear what you should be doing. As Totoro is primarily one color for the majority of the body, you don’t have to worry about working with lots of different colors.
This pattern is ideal for those who want to work on a larger Totoro and what is even better is that there are two size options depending on how big you want to make them.
The simple shapes and stitches used mean that it is an accessible pattern for all abilities, particularly beginners who want to challenge themselves on the stitches that they have learned. The clear instructions and images that are placed beside them mean that you can track your progress easily.
Totoro Wall Hanging Kid/Baby Nursery Decor Crochet Pattern
This pattern is a little bit different as it is a crocheted wall hanging which is ideal for a nursery wall or child’s bedroom. What makes this wall hanging great is that it is ideal for beginners who want to work on their basic stitches and colorwork as it eventually makes a picture of the Ghibli trolls that will fit into any kind of room and brighten it up.
6 Crochet Wallet Crochet Patterns
This pattern features 6 different designs for a crochet wallet with one of the designs featuring Totoro which makes it perfect for Studio Ghibli fans.
This wallet is incredibly easy to make which is ideal for beginners who want to work on their skills as well as advanced crafters who want a quick and easy project to stitch up. This 31 page PDF booklet is easy to follow while the pictures presented alongside the text make it easy to visualize what the wallet should look like.
Mei and Satsuki Amigurumi
For those who are fans of the film and want to create the other characters then this is the perfect choice for you.
It is best for advanced crafters as there are lots of different stitches that go into this project but the results are great and it will make the perfect accompaniment to your Totoro. This PDF download is highly detailed with plenty of pictures featured so you can track your progress with ease.
The Blue Totoro
Did you know that there’s also a BLUE Totoro?! He apparently enjoys picking up acorns and putting them in his knapsack? Sounds like a fun time. It would also be a fun time to make the wee version in the pattern.
Source: Ami Amour
Three Spirit Set
Oh man, I may have stumbled down a rabbit hole – now I see 3! THREE Spirits from My Neighbor Totoro! Now I’ve seen everything, and I can crochet it too! LOL!
Source: The Blue Elephants
Frequently Asked Questions
If this happens to be your first project, you might have some questions (and there’s no shame there). So, I took a minute to jot down my thoughts for some of the most frequently asked questions I get when I speak to others.
How easy is it to learn crochet?
Crochet is actually a relatively easy craft to teach yourself. Once you’ve mastered the basic stitches, you’ll be able to make an array of different projects with ease and be able to enhance your skill set in a short amount of time.
When compared to knitting, crochet only requires one hook compared to knitting which has two needles and crochet tends to stitch up a lot quicker making it great for those who want a craft that is fast and easy.
What is the easiest stitch to crochet?
When it comes to learning how to crochet, the first stitch you will most likely learn how to do is the single crochet stitch because of how quick and easy it is. Single stitch is great because it can be worked in the round as well as in rows making it highly versatile when you come to make a variety of different projects.
Single crochet stitch means: insert hook in the next stitch, yarn over, then pull through the stitch, yarn over again and pull through the two loops on the hook. Then you’ve made the most basic crochet stitch!
Is crocheting an expensive hobby?
When you decide to learn a new hobby or craft, you may find that there is a bit of initial money that has to be spent on things like equipment and your first batch of materials.
When it comes to crocheting, you’ll have to purchase some crochet hooks and yarn but overall, crocheting is not an expensive hobby especially when compared to others.
The only way it CAN get expensive is if you’re buying tons of yarn – which, for me, is something I tend to do! LOL!
Can you make money from crochet?
Some people have managed to turn their crocheting hobby into a lucrative business and when it comes to franchises and popular characters such as Totoro, there is a market of people who are willing to spend a lot of money on handmade goods and PDF patterns.
When it comes to goods that you have made using patterns that belong to other people, you are most likely able to sell the goods but not the pattern. A lot of pattern designers like to be credited if you are uploading finished goods to be sold.
However, it’s always best to check with the pattern designer if you are unsure to avoid any legal troubles.