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Sloth Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Sloth Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

sloth amigurumi

It all started with me wanting to have my own sloth plushie toy to cuddle. So, I sewed a sock sloth named Smie a few months ago. I had so much fun with that one, I went on to crochet a Sloth Amigurumi and ta-daaa, here is Sill!

Sill the baby sloth amigurumi is 21 inches tall and a 3-toed baby sloth. Crocheted from both acrylic and fuzzy yarn, Sill the baby sloth amigurumi is cuddly and fuzzy fun to touch. Please don’t be afraid of using fuzzy yarn to crotchet; it is not as difficult as it looks like to find the correct stitch to pick and crotchet. For your convenience, I made a 23-minute long video to show you the main points of how to crochet this sloth amigurumi. However, you still need some basic knowledge and experience in the amigurumi crochet in order to understand the flow. For the reason of not having the video being too long, hence it will not show you the basics of amigurumi. The written pattern is also not shown in the video. Instead, it is provided on the instruction section and you can print it out as a reference while making this amigurumi.

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Sloth Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern

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Sill the sloth amigurumi likes to pretend he is in an actual photograph by holding up a photo frame against his face. He’ll keep adjusting it till it looks like he’s the picture inside the frame. His favorite frame? The National Geographic frame. Sill is a happy little guy who craves to be hugged and cradled by humans. Because his movements and clawing motions are very slow in getting him around, he prefers to be carried. But it’s really an excuse – he just loves to be carried. When it is time for him to take his afternoon nap, though, he will slowly claw his way back to his little basket, tuck himself in nice and snug and doze off immediately. Zzzzzzz.

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Today, Sill the sloth amigurumi has a big smile on his face. His expression says it all, he is bursting with joy and he wants the whole world to know. You might be wondering, why is this baby sloth so happy today? Has he just finished his favorite meal? Or maybe he has gotten a new toy?

Ahhhh, it’s because he has been adopted by a human! Sill the baby sloth amigurumi is snuggling deep into his new owner’s arms, feeling comfortable and safe from the outside world. He loves his new owner and has bonded closely with her over the short time they have had together so far. “I just love being carried around by my new little mistress. She is so cute and shows endless affection to me. She told me she wants to be a veterinarian in the future because her dream is to rescue as many animals as she can.” says Sill.

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Please Meet Sill, The Playful Sloth Stuffed Toy

“Oh, playing with her is so much fun, as she lets me dance and rock and gallops on her shoulder! I am a howdy cowboy!”

“Oh dear, after all the fun we had, I am so tired and can’t wait to take a nap soon.”

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Before he goes to sleep, Sill has a message for you, “I hope to see you crotchet my brothers in the near future. If you do, please show us by submitting photos of your completed sloth amigurumi via the contact form. You are also welcome to share it on social media and tag us with @craftpassion. We would love to see it!”

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Sloth Amigurumi – Sill

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Sloth Amigurumi

Sill

Skill level: Intermediate
Duration: About 12 hours
Finished length: 21 inches

Description: Sill is a baby sloth amigurumi who loves anything that involves frames. He likes to frame himself and pose as a portrait photo by holding the frame so it encloses himself inside of it. He also loves to interact with humans and begs to be hugged and carried around. However, whenever it’s time to take his afternoon nap, he crawls back to his little basket, snuggles in, and dozes off immediately.

Abbreviations
• ch: chain
• slst: slip stitch
• sc: single crochet
• Inc (2sc): 2 single crochet into 1 stitch
• sc2tog: single crochet 2 together
• sc3tog: single crochet 3 together
• yo: yarn over
• sl knot: slip knot

Materials & Tools
1. 3mm hook
2. Fuzzy ultra soft yarn in “Bear Brown 2203” (100 g) and “Chocolate 2015”  (100 g), I used Fuzz-A-Fleece yarn
3. Acrylic yarn in “White 0102” (2 meters), “Light Khaki 0103” (50 gram), “Brown 0140” (150 gram) and “Dark Brown 0143” (150 gram), I used Ami-Acy yarn
4. 12mm Black flat safety eyes, 1 pair
5. 18mm Black safety nose, 1
6. Darning / Tapestry needle
7. Polyester fiberfill
8. Optional: Stuffing Pellets (50 gram) and a sock to make weight pouches

NOTE:
A. How to Crochet with fuzzy yarn in amigurumi:
When working with fuzzy yarn, it is always easier to pair it up with another strand of acrylic yarn of a similar color. To make an sc stitch with fuzzy yarn, insert hook into the back loop of a stitch, yo with both normal and fuzzy yarns, pull through, then yo with normal yarn only and pull through. The fuzziest side of the work is actually the wrong-side of amigurumi, hence, you will need to turn the wrong-side-out to make it the exterior of your amigurumi project.

B. How to Crochet stripes with fuzzy yarn in amigurumi:
When creating a stripe pattern in fuzzy yarn amigurumi, you will need to alternate the yarn color after a few rounds. With fuzziest side (wrong side) of work facing away from you, bring both worked fuzzy and normal yarns towards you, then bring both new colors fuzzy and normal yarns away from you and continue with the crochet

C. How to add/remove fuzzy yarn in part of the round in amigurumi:
When you need to add fuzzy yarn in part of the round of the amigurumi piece, slst in next stitch to end the normal yarn crochet. Turn the piece so that the right side is facing away from you, add another strand of fuzzy yarn to the normal yarn, sc into the next stitch.
When you need to remove the fuzzy yarn in part of the round of the amigurumi piece, bring fuzzy yarn towards you, slst in next stitch with only the normal yarn. Turn the piece so that the fuzziest side (wrong-side) is facing you, continue to crochet is sc into the next stitch.

Sloth Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

 

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White of Eye (make 2)
With white yarn
Round 1: magic ring, sc 8. {8}, slst to first sc stitch.
Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Marking of Left Eye
With brown yarn
Round 1: sl knot, ch 8, slst to first st to form a ring.
Round 2: ch 1, sc 14 into the ring, slst to first st. {14}
Round 3: ch 7, sc to second st from hook, sc 5. [Inc, sc 3] 3 times, sc3tog, sc 4, 3sc, slst to first st. {29}
Round 4: ch 1, sc 6, [Inc, sc 4] 3 times, sc2tog, sc 5, 2sc, slst to first st. {32}
Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Note: do not crochet on ch 1 and slst, they are not counted as stitches in the round.

Marking of Right Eye
With brown yarn
Round 1: sl knot, ch 8, slst to first st to form a ring.
Round 2: ch 1, sc 14 into the ring, slst to first st. {14}
Round 3: ch 7, 3sc to second st from hook, sc 4, sc3tog, [sc 3, Inc] 3 times, sc 6, slst to first st. {29}
Round 4: ch 1, 2sc, sc 5, sc2tog, [sc 4, Inc] 3 times, sc 6, slst to first st. {32}
Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Note: do not crochet on ch 1 and slst, they are not counted as stitches in the round.

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Face & Head
With khaki yarn
Round 1: ch 5, 3sc to second st from hook, sc 2, 5sc, sc 2, 2sc, slst to first st. {14}
Round 2: ch 1, [Inc] 2 times, sc 4, [Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc], slst to first st. {20}
Round 3: ch 1, [Inc, sc] 2 times, sc 4, [sc, Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc, sc], slst to first st. {26}
Round 4: ch 1, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times, sc 4, [sc 2, Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc, sc 2], slst to first st. {32}
Round 5: ch 1, [Inc, sc 3] 2 times, sc 4, [sc 3, Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc, sc 3], slst to first st. {38}
Round 6: ch 1, [Inc, sc 4] 2 times, sc 4, [sc 4, Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc, sc 4], slst to first st. {44}
Round 7: ch 1, [Inc, sc 5] 2 times, sc 4, [sc 5, Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc, sc 5], slst to first st. {50}
Round 8: ch 1, [Inc, sc 6] 2 times, sc 4, [sc 6, Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc, sc 6], slst to first st. {56}
Round 9: ch 1, [Inc], sc 34, [Inc], sc 4, [Inc], sc 10, [Inc], sc 4, slst to first st. {60}
From here onwards, add fuzzy and normal yarns to the work, crochet in the back loops only (Read Note C). Crochet with 2 rounds of dark brown fuzzy and normal yarn, followed by 3 rounds of brown fuzzy and normal yarn, then alternate with 3 rounds of brown fuzzy and normal yarn to make the stripe pattern.
Rounds 10-18 (9 rounds altogether): Sc around. {60}
Install eyes and nose
Round 19: [sc2tog, sc 8] around. {54}
Round 20: [sc2tog, sc 7] around. {48}
Round 21: [sc2tog, sc 6] around. {42}
Round 22: [sc2tog, sc 5] around. {36}
Round 23: [sc2tog, sc 4] around. {30}
Round 24: [sc2tog, sc 3] around. {24}
Round 25: [sc2tog, sc 2] around. {18}
Fill with stuffing.
Round 26: [sc2tog, sc] around. {12}
Round 27: [sc2tog] around. {6}
Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Note: do not crochet on ch 1 and slst, they are not counted as stitches in the round.

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Body
With dark brown normal yarn
Round 1: magic ring, sc 6. {6}
From here onwards, add dark brown fuzzy and normal yarns to the work, crochet in the back loops only (Read Note A).
Round 2: [Inc] around. {12}
Round 3: [Inc, sc 1] around. {18}
Round 4: [Inc, sc 2] around. {24}
Round 5: [Inc, sc 3] around. {30}
Round 6: [Inc, sc 4] around. {36}
Round 7: [Inc, sc 5] around. {42}
Round 8: [Inc, sc 6] around. {48}
Round 9: [Inc, sc 7] around. {54}
Round 10: [Inc, sc 8] around. {60}
Round 11: [Inc, sc 9] around. {66}
From here onwards, alternate yarn colors every 3 rows with brown fuzzy and normal yarn.
Rounds 12-21 (10 rounds altogether): Sc around {66}
Round 22: [sc2tog, 20] around {63}
Round 23: Sc around {63}
Round 24: [sc2tog, 19] around {60}
Round 25: Sc around {60}
Round 26: [sc2tog, 18] around {57}
Round 27: Sc around {57}
Round 28: [sc2tog, 17] around {54}
Round 29: Sc around {54}
Round 30: [sc2tog, 16] around {51}
Round 31: Sc around {51}
Round 32: [sc2tog, 15] around {48}
Round 33: Sc around {48}
Round 34: [sc2tog, 14] around {45}
Round 35: [sc2tog, 13] around {42}
Round 36: [sc2tog, 12] around {39}
Round 37: [sc2tog, 11] around {36}
Round 38: [sc2tog, 10] around {33}
Round 39: [sc2tog, 9] around {30}
Round 40: [sc2tog, 8] around {27}
Round 41: [sc2tog, 7] around {24}
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Fill with stuffing.

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Toes (make 4)
With khaki yarn
Round 1: magic ring, sc 3. {3}
Round 2: [Inc, sc 2] {4}
Round 3: [Inc] 2 times, sc 2. {6}
Rounds 4-10 (7 rounds altogether): Sc around {6}
Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.
Fill with stuffing.
Repeat Round 1 – 10 to make another 2 toes. On the 3rd toe, do not cut the yarn at the end of crochet. Instead, continue to crochet to join up the 3 toes for the next pattern of arms and legs.
Round 11: sc 3 on the 3rd toe, sc 3 on the 2nd toe, sc 6 on the 1st toe, then sc 3 to the other 3 st on the 2nd toe, sc 3 on the 3rd toe to complete a round. {18}
Round 12: Sc around {18}
Sew to bring the 3 toes closer.

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Arms (make 2)
Continue from the toes, add fuzzy and normal yarns to the work, crochet in the back loops only (Read Note C). Crochet with 3 rounds of dark brown fuzzy and normal yarn, alternate with 3 rounds of brown fuzzy and normal yarn, to make the stripe pattern.
Round 1: [Inc, sc 2] around. {24}
Round 2: [Inc, sc 3] around. {30}
Rounds 3-28 (26 rounds altogether): Sc around. {30}
Fill with stuffing.
Round 29: [sc2tog, sc 8] around. {27}
Rounds 30-32 (3 rounds altogether): Sc around. {27}
Round 33: [sc2tog, sc 7] around. {24}
Rounds 34-36 (3 rounds altogether): Sc around. {24}
Round 37: [sc2tog, sc 6] around. {21}
Rounds 38-40 (3 rounds altogether): Sc around. {21}
Round 41: [sc2tog, sc 5] around. {18}
Rounds 42-44 (3 rounds altogether): Sc around. {18}
Round 45: [sc2tog, sc 4] around. {15}
Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.
Fill with stuffing.

Legs (make 2)
Continue from the toes, add fuzzy and normal yarns to the work, crochet in the back loops only (Read Note C). Crochet with 3 rounds of dark brown fuzzy and normal yarn, alternate with 3 rounds of brown fuzzy and normal yarn, to make the stripe pattern.
Round 1: [Inc, sc 2] around. {24}
Round 2: [Inc, sc 3] around. {30}
Rounds 3-28 (26 rounds altogether): Sc around. {30}
Fill with stuffing.
Rounds 29-45 (17 rounds altogether): Sc around. {30}
Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.
Fill with stuffing.

More Details on how to crochet the Sloth Amigurumi

sloth ami 1The materials and supplies needed to crochet Sill, Sloth Amigurumi.
The stuffing pellets and socks are optional. Cut sock into 5 parts, sew up one end and fill it with about 5-10 grams of stuffing pellets, sew to close the other end to make the bean pouches to weight the sloth amigurumi.

Head

sloth ami 2These are the safety eyes and safety nose I used for Sill.

 

sloth ami 3White and marking of the eyes. Insert safety eye into the center of the white piece (do not plug in the backplate yet), then insert them into the hole of the eye marking. Exposing only the white at the bottom of the eye, sew the white piece in place at the back of the eye marking.

 

sloth ami 4The face piece of Sill before adding fuzzy yarn to make the head.

 

sloth ami 5Install the nose and eyes when the pattern calls for them. Sew around the eyepieces to the face of Sill.

 

sloth ami 6Continue to crochet and stuff to complete the head of Sill.

 

sloth ami 7This is the back of the headpiece. Bring the yarn end to the bottom of the head in preparing for the sewing up with the body.

Body

sloth ami 8This is the base of the body piece. We always use the wrong side of the fuzzy yarn crochet as the external side of the project. It is fluffier and no traces of normal yarn to be seen.

 

sloth ami 9This is actually the right side of the fuzzy yarn crochet and we are going to turn this as the internal side of the project due to the traces of normal yarn.

 

sloth ami 10Follow the crochet pattern to complete the body part and stuff it with polyester filling. Stuff it densely at the bottom of the body, then gradually reduce density towards to top of the body.

Limbs

sloth ami 11Crochet 3 toes then join up to make the toes part for arms and legs.
Add fuzzy yarn to crochet it into arms or legs.

 

sloth ami 12Since the arms and legs are long, stuff it with polyester filling halfway through the pattern. Then stuff again when you have finished it. Stuff denser at the end near to the toes, then reduce the density towards the other end.

 

sloth ami 13The left pair is the arms and the right pair is the legs.

 

Get ready to assemble the sloth amigurumi and make Sill a huggable toy, mark and pin the position if needed. Sew with a tapestry needle.
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Please meet Sill, the adorable baby sloth amigurumi in a size that is perfectly huggable.

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