I designed a chibi totoro pattern yesterday, and while I was making the plushie I created a thorough tutorial. It's posted on my blog, Otaku Crafts. I am So happy with the way it turned out! The ears and tail are adorable. Seams are smartly placed, not down the center of its face lol. The belly is curved by two darts at the bottom.
You can view the tutorial and download my pattern here: [link]