Totoro Purse by Kitty Adventures

Totoro Purse

Crochet
May 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
4.0 mm (G)
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
one size
US
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A cute little Totoro shoulder bag! Bag is crochet flat, eyes and belly are made in the round.

Terms Used

SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double crochet stitch
Half-Double: Half double crochet stitch
SC one side to another: use the SC stitch to sew two pieces together
Sl St: Slip Stitch
Sc 2tog: Single crochet two together. Insert hook in first stitch, pull up a loop. Insert hook in second stitch, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
Sc 3 together: Single crochet three together. Insert hook in first stitch, pull up a loop. Insert hook in second stitch, pull up a loop. Insert hook in third stitch, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.


This bag is simple and easy to make, and includes a sewn-in lining. If you are not including a sewn lining, I recommend using single crochet to create the bag body to help it be less porous. There is also a Youtube tutorial for this purse on my channel if you need further clarification.

You will need:

  • 300 yards of aran weight yarn in gray. I am using red heart super saver.

  • 100 yards of aran weight yarn in white for belly, and for eyes a handful of black yarn.

  • Size 4.25mm (G/6) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends and embroidery

  • about .5 yards of fabric for lining, and a fat quarter for your pocket

  • a sewing machine with thread to match your yarn (gray)

  • clear thread to make your ears stand up (they are tied to the strap)

  • about a day or two worth of uninterrupted time.