Free Sleeping Totoro amigurumi pattern

Free Sleeping Totoro amigurumi pattern


Awhile ago, we organised our very first Sleeping Totoro amiguruMEI giveaway.

Due to the numerous requests from amigurumi and Studio Ghibli lovers around the world, we’d like to share this original pattern with you, so you too can make your own kawaii Sleeping Totoro!

The pattern is easy enough for beginners, and the end result would make any anime fan a happy camper!


amigurumei crochet ghibli
amigurumei crochet ghibli

Make your own Sleeping Totoro!


  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Inv dec: invisible decrease


  • 2.00 mm hook
  • Similar sized yarn in white and grey
  • Sewing thread in black and dark grey
  • 4mm triangle plastic nose
  • Pink brads
  • Sewing needle
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fiberfill
amigurumei crochet ghibli


With grey yarn:

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.

Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.

Round 3: [Inc, sc 1] around {18}.

Round 4: [Inc, sc 2] around {24}.

Round 5: [Inc, sc 3] around {30}.

Round 6: [Inc, sc 4] around {36}.

Round 7-18: Sc around {36}.

Round 19: [Inv dec, sc 4] around {30}.

Round 20: [Inv dec, sc 3] around {24}.

Round 21: [Inv dec, sc 2] around {18}.

Stuff head.

Round 22: [Inv dec, sc 1] around {12}.

Round 23: [Inv dec] around {6}.

Fasten off and weave in ends.



With white yarn:

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.

Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.

Round 3: [Inc, sc 1] around {18}.

Round 4: [Inc, sc 2] around {24}.

Round 5: [Inc, sc 3] around {30}.

Fasten off by making slip stitches in the next 3 sts. Leave a long tail for sewing.


Ears (make 2)

With grey yarn:

Round 1: Sc 3 in magic ring {3}.

Round 2: [Inc] around {6}.

Round 3-5: Sc around {6}.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.



With grey yarn:

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.

Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.

Round 3: Sc around {12}.

Round 4: [Inv dec] around {6}.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.



  1. Glue on the triangle nose below Round 8.
  2. For the eyes, count 3 stitches from the nose. Then make one simple diagonal backstitch (with black sewing thread) from the middle of Round 8 to the middle of Round 9. Repeat on the other side.
  3. Glue pink brads onto the cheeks.
  4. Sew 3 arrow tops (with dark grey sewing thread) onto the white tummy.
  5. Sew the white tummy onto the body using a backstitch (this will give a neater effect as compared to the whipstitch method).
  6. Sew on the ears. They should fall below Round 2 of the body, about one-thumb apart.
  7. Sew on the tail at the back of the body. Tada!

As this is an original amiguruMEI pattern, kindly do not claim it as your own. You may place a link to this pattern from your site, but please do not repost it onto your page. Remember to share a picture of your own kawaii Sleeping Totoro with us!

amigurumei crochet ghibli

32 thoughts on “Free Sleeping Totoro amigurumi pattern

  1. YAY! I’m going to start mine tonight with a nice hot cup of tea! Thank you so much. Your patterns are the best!

  2. Thanks for sharing the pattern!….Your creations are amazing and i cant wait to start making this totoro

  3. I LOVE IT!!
    Thank you so much for this adorable pattern. Wish mine came out as kawaii as yours, but I think more are on the verge.

    Here’s a link to the pic: []

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      1. Hi Margui!
        Thank you so much! I’m so glad 🙂 I actually don’t start each round with a chain 1. I just continue with the rounds according to the stitches. Hope this helps!

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