Studio Ghibli : Princess Mononoke


Inspired by one of the most iconic heroines from the Studio Ghibli movie princess Mononoke, may I introduce to you San/Princess Mononoke herself. The pattern includes details for how to make the doll with cape and accessories, as well as the detachable hood that can fit over her head.

The pattern has been worked up in aran weight cotton yarn (Brand: Drops Paris), but you could substitute for a different weight/yarn type as long as you change the hook size accordingly.

But first a few details:

Terminology: The pattern is written in English, in standard US terminology

Measurements: The finished piece measures approx. 22cm tall (23 if you include the hood)

What you’ll need:

  • Aran weight yarn (Drops Paris) – white, coral blue, red, beige, yellow, light and dark brown.
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 9 mm safety eyes (x2)
  • Stuffing material
  • Stitch markers and pins (optional)
  • Yarn needle
  • Cocktail sticks (Optional – for the ‘teeth’ of the cape)
  • White bead (Optional – for the headband)

Stitch Knowledge Required:

  • Magic ring
  • Chain stitch
  • Single crochet stitch
  • Half double crochet
  • Back loops only
  • Front loops only
  • Single crochet decrease (sc2tog)
  • Invisible decrease

The doll is designed to stand, unaided without the need for wiring or support. The doll is quite detailed, so here’s a tour of what the finished article looks like:

Front view in her outfit with cape

View with her hood over her head, showing the mask and ears

A few more shots of the accessories:

The pattern can be purchased from our Ravelry store by clicking HERE.

The pattern can be purchased from our Etsy store by clicking HERE.

Any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. If you’d like to see more nerd inspired crochet designs then please hit the like button and let us know what you think!

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