Free Sleeping Totoro amigurumi pattern

1 Jul


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 Responses to “Free Sleeping Totoro amigurumi pattern”

  1. theheartoftasi July 1, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    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. Hannah Lin July 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

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

  3. romanemone July 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm #


  4. Amiguruthi July 1, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    Aww he’s incredibly cute 😀

  5. Nybellune July 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Thanks for this cute Totoro pattern !
    I love all your works ^-^ I followed you on Flickr, I didn’t know you have a blog !

  6. Crochetadas July 15, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    So cute ^^
    Thanks for sharing it with us!! I’m starting right now.

  7. Binks August 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    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: []

  8. Praesenti August 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    How are your creations so amazingly cute?!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Meimoirs August 18, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      Thank you! I am so glad 🙂

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  10. Johnc853 May 12, 2014 at 11:55 pm #

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  11. Royal May 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

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  12. caracat87 June 2, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    Thanks for the adorable pattern<3. I have made one and make the credit in my post also in

  13. Danielle Firth June 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Ah I so want to make this. I am having trouble following patterns and videos though :s

  14. Kathi June 23, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    Thanks for the simple pattern

  15. Ashley July 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    Thanks for the sharing the pattern *0*…

    Meet my lil fatty totoro…

  16. topbigbang11487 July 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Thank you so much for this adorable pattern! I made one for my client at my shop on Etsy (called DerpKitten)

    My client picked this pattern and I did not claim this as my own.

  17. magic 2015 cheat September 1, 2014 at 2:20 am #

    It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button!
    I’d without a doubt donate to this excellent blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for
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    I look forward to fresh updates and will share this blog with
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  18. Dani November 8, 2014 at 1:30 am #

    Where did you find the plastic eyes, nose, and brad?

    • amigurumei February 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

      I purchased the plastic nose from Etsy, and the rest from a craft store. But I suppose you can find everything from Etsy? Hope that helps!

      • margui bojanovich (@MarguiBoja) May 10, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

        hi Amigurumei!! thank you so much for sharing your patterns, I’m a big fan of your work! I have a doubt, the start of every round is with a chain 1?

      • amigurumei May 29, 2015 at 10:49 am #

        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!

  19. margui bojanovich (@MarguiBoja) June 5, 2015 at 6:02 am #

    thank you so much Amigurumei!!

  20. pippinnpercy September 11, 2015 at 9:34 am #

    What yarn weight do you use for your patterns? I noticed you didnt specify

  21. Faith Palmer April 25, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Thank you! This is the simplest Toroto pattern I have found. Its so cute!


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