Free Pattern Alert! : Totoro Inspired Easter Egg Cosy

What better way to add a little more fun to Easter than a cute crochet Totoro – with an added surprise! This little fella is hiding a chocolate Easter egg. Who could say no?

The pattern is fairly easy, with only single crochet stitches (with a few increases and decreases here and there). It’s also fairly quick to work up so makes a perfect last minute gift or Easter egg hunt addition.

What you’ll need:

  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • DK yarn in grey and white
  • Felt for eyes and nose (optional, can be made using yarn)
  • Stitch marker if it helps
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

The body is worked up in two separate pieces that sit directly on top of one another.

The patch then stitches on to the front overlapping the two pieces to form a wee ‘hinge’ so it can be opened and closed whilst keeping it all together.

I have to admit, I think the patch is my favourite part. Those little grey markings !

Once the body part is constructed it’s just a case of attaching the ears, paws and adding in the facial details. And stashing an egg, of course!

Once complete it stands around 10cm tall and as pictured perfectly fits around a Kinder egg.

Although designed for Easter, it could really be used any time of year as a cute place to stash a keepsake, or anything that fits. Alternatively, once Easter is done, he can be stuffed and stitched to create an amigurumi stuffed toy.

A little about the pattern…

Firstly, it’s absolutely FREE, just click the link HERE. The usual disclaimer applies: you are free to sell what you make but please don’t sell/copy the pattern itself and the images. But it would be great to see your creations if you post them on social media! Just use #NinjaCatCrafts or tag @ninja_cat_crafts on Instagram. I love how so many people can work from the same pattern and end up with their own unique work and their own touches. So tag away!

Secondly, the pattern is written in US terminology. The body is worked in the round, but with distinct rows (so slip stitch to join, chain 1 at the end of each round). The rest is worked in continuous rounds with no joins.