© Russell Welch, 20113
The pattern is worked in several pieces, starting with two circles whichbecome the feet. I’ve tried to note at which stage you need to addembroidery, etc, to keep things as simple as possible, but be aware that youcan add the arms and tail either
you stuff him. If you wantto add them before, I’d skip ahead and make them first. Also, don’t worry ifhe’s not looking too great at the beginning – there is a moment in thisproject where everything will suddenly come together (hopefully!).Before you start, save a length of body-coloured yarn to sew the patternsonto Totoro’s chest later.
(Make 2)1 MC 62 (SCinc, SCinc, SC) x 2 (10 ST)3 (SC, SCinc, SC, SCinc, SC) x 2 (14 ST)FO
foot, don’t fasten off – go straight into joining the feet together and making the body.
1 SC around both feet (28 ST)
To do this, make the first stitch into the foot your hook isn’t through, in the stitch you would have used if you were continuing around that foot (i.e. in the first stitch next to where you fastened off). If this sounds completely mad and you can’t work it out, have a look at the picture below. The hook is in position to make the first stitch of this round.