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Crochet Sloth Amigurumi Pattern

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

sloth amigurumi

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 crochet.

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 amigurumi crochet in order to understand the flow. Get the written amigurumi pattern below to begin making your stuffed sloth.

crochet sloth amigurumi

Crochet Sloth Amigurumi Pattern

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Sill the crochet 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.

sloth amigurumi

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 Stuffed Sloth

“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.”

huggable sloth amigurumi crochet

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!”

sloth amigurumi crochet pattern

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Crochet Sloth Amigurumi – Sill

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If you like Sill the baby sloth, do check out our other free amigurumi patterns. Happy crochet!!!

Crochet Sloth Amigurumi

Crochet Sloth Amigurumi

Yield: 21" Tall Stuffed Sloth
Active Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate /Advance Level
Estimated Cost: $20 - $30

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.

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.

Enjoy crocheting them!

Materials

  • Fuzzy ultra soft yarn in “Bear Brown 2203” (100 g) and “Chocolate 2015” (100 g), I used Fuzz-A-Fleece yarn
  • 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
  • 12mm Black flat safety eyes, 1 pair
  • 18mm Black safety nose, 1
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Optional: Stuffing Pellets (50 gram) and a sock to make weight pouches

Tools

  • 3mm hook
  • Darning / Tapestry needle

Instructions

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

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO CROCHET SLOTH AMIGURUMI

Amigurumi Sloth Crochet Pattern


White of Eye (make 2)

sloth ami 3

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.

Face & Head

sloth ami 6
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 no.3). 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.


Body

sloth ami 10

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 no.1).
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.


Toes (make 4)

sloth ami 11

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.


Arms (make 2)

sloth ami 12

Continue from the toes, add fuzzy and normal yarns to the work, crochet in the back loops only (Read Note no.3). 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 no.3). 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.

Instructions with pictures to assist in crocheting 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

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


  2. 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.


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


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


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


  6. 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

  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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

  1. 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.


  2. 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.


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


  4. sloth ami 14 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.



Please meet Sill, the adorable baby sloth amigurumi in a size that is perfectly huggable.

sloth amigurumi 6


Notes

  1. 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 the 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.
  2. 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 the 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
  3. 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.

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Mary

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

I am getting lost in the instructions, when it comes to do not use the slip stitch and ch 1. When I get to the next round, I am a stitch less then I need. What am I doing wrong. I want to make this for my great grand daughter. Thank you

Roni Landau

Saturday 20th of March 2021

I have the opposite problem :) not counting the ch but the I have an extra st.. I know it's the ch but I did the full face and it turned a bit crooked as I have a bump of extra yarn where these chsins are I think. Looks a bit funny and I'm wondering should I try again without slip st and do normal rounds. Would that work too?

Craft Passion

Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Oh, this must be frustrating to you. Please take a close-up photo of your shell to show me (via email [email protected]), there must be an error in stitch counting. I hope you are able to get through it.

Kelly Burrows

Friday 27th of September 2019

Finding the whole INC SC2, SC3, SC4 VERY confusing. I know a sc INC is 2 sc into 1 stitch, but don't understand what the others mean. Have looked for videos but still don't get it

Craft Passion

Sunday 29th of September 2019

Inc is 2sc in a stitch. sc2 is sc in the next 2 stitches, similarly, sc3 is sc in the next 3 stitches.

Frida

Sunday 27th of January 2019

Hi! I just love this pattern and would love a little crocheted sloth! But does the pattern work with "normal" yarn, and not the fuzzy one? Like cotton or something like that? :)

Kathy

Sunday 1st of December 2019

I worked this pattern using Red Heart classic yarn and it turned out adorable

Craft Passion

Sunday 27th of January 2019

This pattern is not tested on other yarn other than the fuzzy yarn.

Eliza

Saturday 4th of August 2018

The Fuzz-A-Fleece colorways are not available. Can you please recommend alternate yarn choice for Fuzz-A-Fleece? Thank you very much.

Craft Passion

Saturday 4th of August 2018

Hi Eliza, sorry that most of the yarns aren't able to be re-stocked, but you may use other shades of brown and khaki, for examples: 2012, 2013, 2016. Even gray (2021) and black (2033) is nice to make the sloth. Hope this suggestion helps.

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