Totoro – Amigurumi
Have you ever seen the animation ‘My Neighbour Totoro’? Well if you haven’t, I highly recommend you to watch it! It’s an adorable animation that was released in 1988, directed by Hayo Miyazaki, and produced by Studio Ghibli. This creative and imaginative animation is what a classic animation should be like. Go and have a watch today! I promise you won’t regret it.
My Neighbour Totoro is what inspired me to make this amigurumi today. Although I didn’t make the pattern, I was able to find some lovely patterns that I followed. They were pretty easy to read, and I recommend you to go and check it out.
If you are looking to get a fairly big sized Totoro doll, follow this link here. There are so many varieties when you look for patterns, but these two were the ones that I have enjoyed making.
For the Totoro that is pictured here on my post, I had created a medium sized Totoro. The medium sized totoro pattern can be found here. I haven’t been able to measure them yet, but it’s still a fairly good size for a doll. I created mine with a 3mm crochet hook and used 9mm safety eyes.
This pattern was also easy to follow, and didn’t take very long to make. I always find putting the body parts together a lot more complicated than making them. If you just started, I can’t promise it’ll be a fast finish. I usually take about a whole day to make something. .
A few tips about crochet and amigurumi projects is to take it nice and slow. With amigurumi or crochet projects, I wouldn’t recommend setting for hours without taking a break. For your own health and safety, you wouldn’t want to develop RSI (repeat strain injury), trust me the pain isn’t wonderful to have, and looking at the surgery procedure for RSI isn’t pretty! So if you find your hands aching a little, take a break! It’s okay to take a few days to make one doll. I find it also makes your end project a lot neater, and clean.
What do you notice yourself doing when you’re working on amigurumi/ crochet projects? What kinds of tip would you recommend? Any questions? Feel free to comment below. Don’t wait! Make some yourself today! Share the goodness!
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All photos taken with Fujifilm X100T, November 2016.