DIY Totoro Crochet
I fell in love with the characters of "My Neighbor Totoro" since time time i watched this movie back in 2011 and have been watching the movie again and again, never getting tired of it.
My Neighbor Totoro is a Japanese animated movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The movie is about the Two young girls, Satsuki and her younger sister Mei, who move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures.
I wanted to buy a Totoro doll but couldn't find any toy shops selling it. So, finally i decided to crochet it myself and looked up in the internet for tutorials and to my amazement, i landed up with the couple of tutorials. I chose the the tutorial by Lucy Collin as it was very easy to follow her tutorials. In the beginning, i decided to crochet only one grey Totoro, but ended up crocheting 13 extra.
Here is the link to the Grey Totoro Crochet http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grey-totoro-amigurumi
View from Front
Blue Totoro front view
The above Totoro took me four days to finish it.
Here is the link to the Blue Totoro. It took me three days to finish it.
The tutorial for little white Totoro http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tiny-white-totoro-amigurumi