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Totoro baby set

Knitting pattern for a Totoro baby romper suit and mittens.

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One of many delightful animated movies by Hayao Miyazake, My Neighbour Totoro is a favourite of children and parents alike. Although the little ones who will wear this outfit may not yet be enamoured with the lovable character of Totoro, parents and older siblings are bound to find it absolutely adorable.

This pattern includes instructions for a romper suit, with openings at the back of the collar and between the legs for easy dress- ing and nappy changing, a Totoro head beanie and a pair of paw mittens on a cord so they don’t get lost while baby is busy roaming the enchanted forest (you know, the one under the table).

The recommended yarn - Caline by Bergère de France - is sturdy, super soft and simple to care for as it can be machine washed and dried. Here are the amounts of Caline used for each colour:

  • Jerry (light grey) - 5 (5-6-7-8) 50g skeins – 900 m / 984 yrds (900/984-1080/1181-1260/1377-1440/1574)
  • Crin blanc (white) - 1 (1-1-2-2) 50g skeins – 180 m / 196 yrds (180/196-180/196-360/393-360/393)

You will also need some dark grey and black yarn for embroidering details and some green for the leaf (less than a skein)

P.S. Little 4 month-old Valentine was so eager to try her 12 months size Totoro suit that she couldn’t wait - hence a rather baggy fit in the photo!

  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Needles: 3 & 3.5 mm
  • Yarn weight: 4 ply/sport
  • Sizes: 6 (12-18-24) months