Chu Totoro Toy
Totoros are shy forest spirits portrayed in My Neighbor Totoro, a charming animated film by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki. The medium blue totoro shown in the movie is known as the chu totoro in Japanese.
No specific yarns or needles are recommended. Knit this with the Chibi Totoro and O Totoro* patterns at the same gauge for a complete set. If you’re a beginning knitter, this is more complex than the chibi totoro. As well as knitting in the round and short rows, it involves intarsia, picking up stitches, and seaming. If you’re an experienced knitter, you’ll find this a quick but interesting knit, and good for stashbusting small quantities of yarn.
Note: My O Totoro pattern is still under construction and has been shelved indefinitely. However, fellow raveler kjbrasda has adapted the Chibi pattern to full size in her fabulous O Totoro. Check it out!