Sammy the Sloth

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Sammy the sloth is ready to climb up in a tree and take a long nap. This finished pattern is approximately 16 inches tall, perfect for cuddling and napping with.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Any worsted weight yarn will work, but I used Vanna’s Choice in beige , toffee (2 skeins) and chocolate.

H (5mm) crochet hook 

18mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Switch to toffee.

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 12: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (60 stitches)

Rows 13-20: Sc in each stitch around. (60 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 25: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 27: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Stop at this point and stuff head tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 28: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 29: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 30: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 31: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut. Tie off.

Eyes:

With chocolate yarn, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each across, work 4 sc’s into last ch, turn and work sc’s into other side of ch. (14 stitches) Ch 1, turn.

 

 

Row 2: Sl st in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches. Work 2 sc’s into each of the next 4 stitches. Sc in next 2 stitches, sl st in last 3 stitches. Tie off.

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Insert safety eyes through the hole on the round side of the eyes.

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Position eyes onto head and sew on. Use a bit of chocolate yarn to sew on a nose.

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Body:

With toffee, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 12: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (60 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 14: Sc in each stitch around. (55 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 16-19: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 22-23: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 25: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 27: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 28: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 29: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Sew head onto body.

Arms:

With toffee, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 6-30: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil, leaving last 10 rows unstuffed. Sew onto sides of body.

Fingers:

With beige, ch 4. Be sure to leave a long tail when you start out.

Sc in second ch from hook and in each across. Tie off, leaving a long tail.

Make 3 for each arm. Use tails to tie onto the end of each arm.

 

 

Legs:

With toffee, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 10-29: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 30: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 31: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil, leaving last 10 rows unstuffed. Sew onto bottom of body.

Toes:

With beige, ch 6. Be sure to leave a long tail when you start out.

Sc in second ch from hook and in each across. Tie off, leaving a long tail.

Make 3 for each leg. Use tails to tie onto the end of each foot.

And there you have your finished sloth.

 

 

Try making him with other yarns too. I made this one with Bernat Pipsqueak yarn in chocolate instead of the toffee.

 

 

He ended up bigger and softer, but I still prefer the original one with the worsted weight yarn.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any sloths of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

 

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