Susuwatari Amigurumi

Susuwatari

SUSUWATARI

AMIGURUMI PATTERN

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Susuwatari is a character from Studio Ghibli’s animated films, My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.

Also known as a travelling / wandering soot or a soot sprite, Susuwataris inhabits abandoned houses. Let’s create Susuwatari!

MATERIALS

  • 8 PLY / DK YARN
  • COLOR: BLACK
  • 4 MM CROCHET HOOK
  • SAFETY EYES
  • WHITE FELT
  • FIBERFILL
  • DARNING NEEDLE
  • SCISSORS

1. Begin Round 1 by creating a Magic Ring (MR), hook in 4 single crochets (SC) inside the MR. Pull the ring close.

2. Hook in 2 single crochets in every stitch in the round. Total stitches: 8

3. * SC in the next stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch. Repeat * 3 more times. Total stitches: 12

4. * SC in the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Repeat * 3 more times. Total stitches: 16

5. * SC in the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Repeat * 3 more times. Total stitches: 20

6 to 8. SC in every stitch in the round. Total stitches: 20

9. * SC in the next 3 stitches, single crochet two together (SC2TOG). Repeat * 3 more times. Total stitches: 16

10. * SC in the next 2 stitches, SC2TOG. Repeat * 3 more times. Total stitches: 12

We will now attach the eyes of your Susuwatari. Using your white felt, cut out 2 little round shapes. Insert the safety eyes into the center of your white felt.

Position and attach the eyes of your Susuwatari between Rounds 5 and 6, spacing them 4 stitches apart.

11. * SC in the next stitch, SC2TOG in the next stitch. Repeat * 3 more times. Total stitches: 8

Take your fiberfill and insert into your soot sprite until rounded and firm.

12. *SC2TOG four times. Total stitches: 4

Slip stitch into the next stitch, leave a 3 inch tail for sewing. Sew the opening closed and weave in any loose ends.

Congratulations! You have now completed your very own Susuwatari. Until the next tutorial, Happy Crocheting!

SUSUWATARI TUTORIAL VIDEO

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