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Adorable Home Decor: Your Free Crochet Sloth Pattern!

Adorable Home Decor: Your Free Crochet Sloth Pattern!

Looking for an easy way to add irresistible charm to your home decor? This sleepy sloth is your one-stop crochet solution! Not only is he undeniably cute, but he’s actually a pretty useful little friend to have about the place – especially if you’re looking for ways to add more greenery to your home. Why? Because as well as being a super-cute pal, he’s also a super gorgeous plant hanger! Check out Mandy Cameron’s free crochet sloth pattern below, and create yourself an awesome sloth plant hanger that will be the talking point of whichever room he hangs in!

Skill Level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate

You Will Need:

Abbreviations:

  • adjustable slip knot = magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • ss = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • 2dcinc = 2 double crochet into next stitch
  • tr = treble crochet
  • dtr = double treble crochet

Top Tip: As the spiral method is used (no joining with a ss or making 1ch to start round), place a stitch marker at the beginning of the first round, and move it up every row.

Free Crochet Sloth Pattern:

Begin:

Make an adjustable slip knot and ch2 (turning ch)
Rnd 1: 8dc into first ch. Tighten slip knot.

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From the hook (not including stitch on hook) count back 8dc to ensure you use the correct stitch to start the next row, and avoid using the turning ch. Place stitch marker through stitch on hook.

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Rnd 2: 2dcinc in every stitch around (16dc) move marker to st on hook.
You may need to tighten the slip knot again, and once round 4 is complete, you will be able to sew this in and secure.

Rnd 3: (1dc, 2dcinc) around (24dc)

Rnd 4-11: dc around

Create neck:

Using a separate piece of yarn, thread a running stitch in and out of the stitches on the last row. Stuff the head.

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Pull the running stitch tightly to gather in the stitches and create a neck. Secure thread, and sew in ends.

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Continue with body:

Rnd 12-30: dc around.
Rnd 31: (dc2tog, 1dc) around (16dc)
Rnd 32: dc around
Rnd 33: (dc2tog) around (8dc)
Ss into next stitch and fasten off leaving a tail of yarn to weave in and out of the last 8dc and pull tightly to close the opening. Secure and sew in ends.

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Legs:

Make an adjustable slip knot and ch2.
Rnd 1: 6dc into first ch. Tighten slip knot.
Rnd 2: (1dc, 2dcinc) around (9dc)
Rnd 3-20: dc around
Fasten off leaving a tail of yarn for sewing to body.

Arms:

Make an adjustable slip knot and ch2.
Rnd 1: 7dc into first ch. Tighten slip knot.
Rnd 2-20: dc around
Fasten off leaving a tail of yarn for sewing to body.

Face:

With Cream DK yarn, make an adjustable slip knot and ch2.
Rnd 1: 6dc into first ch. Tighten slip knot.
Rnd 2: 2dcinc in every stitch around (12dc)
Rnd 3: (1dc, 2dcinc) around (18dc)
Rnd 4: (2dc, 2dcinc)n around (24dc)
Ss into next st and fasten off leaving a tail of yarn for sewing to head.

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Pot Holder Belly:

Leaving a tail of yarn to sew pot holder to body, make an adjustable slip knot and ch2.
Rnd 1: 7dc into first ch. Tighten slip knot.

Rnd 2: 2dcinc in every stitch (14dc)
Rnd 3: (1dc, 2dcinc) around (21dc)
Rnd 4: (2dc, 2dcinc) around (28dc)
Rnd 5: (3dc, 2dcinc) around (35dc)
Rnd 6-15: dc around
Fasten off.

Finishing:

Sew arms and legs to body.

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Sew pot holder to belly making sure stitches do not appear through the back.

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Sew eye background, eyes, nose and mouth to face and sew face to head so it is looking to the side. Sew arms together at tips of hands, creating a hanging loop that resembles claws.

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Repeat for legs. Lightly stitch arms and legs to pot holder.

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Love this free sloth crochet pattern? We’ve plenty more for you to sink your hooks into! Check out the rest of our crochet projects, articles and tutorials right here on the Create and Craft blog!




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