Free Crochet Sloth Pattern - Amigurumi Tutorial




Happy Saturday! I'm so excited to share our first pattern of 2021 with you! Making a sloth has been on my list for some time and this little guy found a home perched on my yarn shelves!

But he didn't get here without a few bumps along the way. I originally designed him in our mini form (like our cows here). To get his facial features just right I ended up having to make a face piece along with some eye patches, 

He was pretty cute but trying to secure a safety eye between 3 layers just wasn't a good idea, so back to the drawing board he went. And I'm glad he did. I couldn't be more happy with the final version of his pattern!

If you're new to amigurumi be sure to check out our Tips page, I'll walk you through the methods used below! 


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You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share, or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern! 

For this pattern I used WeCrochet Brava Worsted in Almond, Sienna and White.


Materials -

· Size 4 worsted weight yarn (75 yards of light brown; small amount of dark brown, white and black)

· 3.5 mm crochet hook

· 12mm safety eyes

· Black crochet/embroidery thread for smile (optional)

· Scissors

· Tapestry needle

· Stuffing

· Stitch markers

 



Abbreviations - US terminology


MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

St(s)- Stitch(es)


NOTES -

- Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round; I like to use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. 

- Finished sloth measure approximately 7 inches tall in its sitting position.



Eye Patch – Make 2

This piece is worked crocheting on both sides of the foundation chain to create an oval shape, you will want to keep your chain tight to help avoid the look of ‘holes’, we will be working in the round.


With dark brown chain 10

Round 1: SC in the 2nd chain from hook, SC in the next 7 chains, 3SC in the last chain; working down the other side of the foundation chain (see picture to the right), SC in the next 7 chains, complete 2SC in the last chain (which is also the first chain we started with) (20) 

 



Round 2: 2SC in the first st, SC in the next 7, 2SC in each of the next 3 sts, SC in the next 7, 2 SC in each of the last 2 sts (26)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Insert your safety eye in round one by an edge and set aside; do not secure the backs just yet.

 




Head –


With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)

Change to light brown

Round 8: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (48)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (54)

Rounds 10-16: SC around

NOTE - Here is where we will attach the facial features. Place the safety eyes (inside of your eye patches) in between rounds 5 and 6 on each side. Next, angle your eye patches to your liking. I angled mine down and to the side on each side. Once you find the angle you like sew your eye patch into place and secure your safety eyes.


Nose – With black yarn and your tapestry needle make a pass through 3 rounds between your eyes. Continue to pass through to create your desired thickness.


Smile – (Optional) With your black embroidery thread (or yarn) create a smile below the nose by making a ‘v’. I added my smile after closing the head but adding it at this stage can make this step easier.


 


Round 17: SC in the first 7 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (48)

Round 18: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 19: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 20: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 21: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

*Continue to stuff firmly*


Round 22: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 23: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 24: INV DEC around (6)


Fasten off and sew remaining hole closed, weave in your end.


Body-


With light brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (48)

Rounds 9-15: SC around (48)

Round 16: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 17-18: SC around (42)

Round 19: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Rounds 20-21: SC around (36)

Round 22: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Rounds 23-24: SC around (30)

Round 25: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 26: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.



Arms- 

Make 2 stuffing lightly at the bottom

With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC around (18)

Round 5: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Change to light brown

Rounds 6-17: SC around (12)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

 



Legs- 

Make 2 stuffing lightly at the bottom

With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Rounds 5-6: SC around (24)

Round 7: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Change to light brown

Rounds 8-19: SC around (18)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

 



Assembly –


- Sew the head onto the body making sure to add extra stuffing as you go. This will help add strength to avoid a wobbly head.

- Next, sew the legs onto the body starting at the 9th round from the bottom and ending at the 17th round.

- Lastly, sew the arms onto the body with a slight angle down (this will help the arms to rest onto the legs when sitting). I sewed my arms starting at round 20 and ending at round 25 when counting from the bottom.

 


Your sloth is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern, thank you so much for stopping by!

3 comments

  1. I am going to like making the sloth it's really cute will be sending it to my nice.

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  2. Thank you So much for the Beautiful little Sloth and your free patterns. They are Greatly appreciated and So Beautiful. I think it's Wonderful that folks like you have a heart for sharing your incredible gifts with others. God bless and thank you again. Sincerely jackie b

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