Amigurumi Sloth Crochet Pattern

A cute and chill crochet sloth pattern

Take a cue from the slow-moving sloth to chill this holiday season. Sloths live in trees, so your Christmas tree makes the perfect home for a cozy sloth crochet ornament! Scroll down for the free sloth crochet pattern!

Crochet sloth with hat and scarf

MATERIALS FOR SLOTH CROCHET PATTERN (RECOMMENDATIONS IN PARENTHESES)

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crochet sloth doll hanging from a finger

FINISHED SIZE OF CROCHET SLOTH

My finished crochet sloth is 4 inches long when using a 2.25 mm hook and Ricorumi Cotton DK yarn. You can use other hook and yarn combinations to make your crochet sloth bigger or smaller. Just make sure your stitches are tight to avoid stuffing showing through. I wrote about yarn and hook exchanges to change the size of your amigurumi in this blog post.

CROCHET STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
US TERMINOLOGY

ch – chain
FLO – front loop only
hdc – half double crochet
hdc inc – half double crochet increase
inc – single crochet increase
magic ring – see tutorial here.
rnd(s) – round(s)
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
[ ] – repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times
( ) – the number of stitches you should have at the end of each round

NOTES

  • Worked in a continuous round.
  • Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
  • Demonstration photos are shown right-handed.
  • Pin pieces in place before attaching to avoid having to fix the position later!
  • If you’re not familiar with crocheting in the back bump of chain stitches, check out this blog post.
Sloth crochet Christmas ornament hanging from limb
Hang your sloth crochet Christmas ornament on your your tree through the arm and leg loops!

SLOTH CROCHET PATTERN

HEAD & BODY

rnd 1: with body color, sc 6 into a magic ring (6 sts)
rnd 2: inc 6 (12 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 6 times (18 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 1] 6 times (24 sts)
rnd 5: sc around (24 sts)
rnd 6: [sc 3, inc 1] 6 times (30 sts)
rnd 7: sc around (30 sts)
rnd 8: [inc 1, sc 1] 3 times, sc in remaining sts (33 sts)
rnd 9: sc around (33 sts)
rnd 10: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 1] 3 times, sc in remaining sts (36 sts)
rnds 11-12 (2 rnds): sc around (36 sts)
rnd 13: [sc 2, inc 1] 3 times, sc in remaining sts (39 sts)
rnds 14-24 (11 rnds): sc around (39 sts)
rnd 25: sc 1, [sc 2, inv dec 1] 3 times, sc in remaining sts (36 sts)
rnd 26: [sc 4, inv dec 1] 6 times (30 sts)

• • • Start stuffing now and continue stuffing until closed. Massage your piece into an oval shape with the increases from rnds 8, 10, and 13 to the left side. • • •

rnd 27: [sc 3, inv dec 1] 6 times (24 sts)
rnd 28: [sc 2, inv dec 1] 6 times (18 sts)
rnd 29: [sc 1, inv dec 1] 6 times (12 sts)
rnd 30: inv dec 6 times (6 sts)

Sl st 1 into next st, fasten off and finish off.

SLOTH SHAPE

Massage your sloth into an oval shape like the photos below.

shape of amigurumi sloth body
shape of amigurumi sloth body

FACE

• • • Work into back bump of chain stitches and then, when you turn to work down other side of chain, work into front and back loop of chain stitches. • • •
rnd 1: with face color, ch 6, starting in 2nd ch from hook sc 4, sc 3 in next ch, turn to work down other side of chain, sc 3, inc 1 (12 sts)
rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 3, inc 2] 2 times (18 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 4, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1] 2 times (24 sts)

Sl st 1 in next st. Fasten off, leaving a 20-inch tail for attaching.

EYE (Make 2)

• • • Work into back bump of chain stitches and then, when you turn to work down other side of chain, work into front and back loop of chain stitches. • • •
rnd 1: with eye color, ch 5, starting in 2nd ch from hook hdc inc 1, hdc 2, hdc 4 in next ch, turn to work down other side of ch, hdc 2, hdc inc 1 (12 sts)

Sl st 1 in next st. Fasten off, leaving a 15-inch tail for attaching.

EMBROIDER & ATTACH FACE & EYES

For an in-depth tutorial on embroidering on crochet, check out my blog post here.

sloth amigurumi face embroidery in hand
1. Using only 4 strands, cut a 10-inch piece of embroidery floss. Thread your embroidery needle and double knot end. Starting with the nose, make 3 horizontal stitches at center about 1 stitch wide. Make each stitch close to the previous one so they look connected. Embroider a long horizontal stitch on the rnd below nose for mouth. Secure thread on the back of your piece and cut.
sloth amigurumi eye embroidery in hand
2. Rethread your embroidery needle and double knot end. To embroider the eye, start at the inner corner and make 4 back stitches in a soft U shape. Secure thread on the back of your piece and cut. Repeat step 3 for 2nd eye.
showing how to attach the face to the crochet sloth
3. Using a sewing pin, pin face at the center of body over rnds 8-13.
showing how to attach the face to the crochet sloth
4. Thread tapestry needle with yarn tail and attach face to body, first going under a st of the body.
sewing the face to the crochet sloth
5. Insert needle into next st on face from back to front.
sewing the face to the amigurumi sloth
6. Insert needle back into the same hole you previously came out of on body and up through next one following around the face until it’s fully attached. Weave in end.
attaching eyes to sloth crochet
7. Using sewing pins, pin eyes centered with the face with 4 sts between them.
attaching eyes to sloth crochet
8. Attach eyes using the same method for attaching as the face.

ARM & LEG LOOP (Make 2)

rnd 1: with body color, start with an 8-inch tail for attaching, ch 5, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3, sc 3 in next ch, turn to work down other side of ch, sc 3 (9 sts)
rnds 2-19 (18 rnds): sc around (9 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a 10-inch tail for attaching.

ATTACH ARM & LEG LOOPS

show where to attach the arm and leg loop to the sloth crochet
1. Using sewing pins, pin arm and leg loops in position. I attached my arm loop over rnds 17-20 and my leg loop is attached over rnds 22-25 with 11 sts between loop ends.
show where to attach the arm and leg loop to the sloth crochet
2. Make sure to pin both sides of arm loop on the correct rnds.
attaching the leg loop to the crochet sloth
3. I started with the leg loop. Insert tapestry needle threaded with yarn tail under stitch of sloth.
attaching the leg loop to the crochet sloth
4. Fold leg piece in half and insert needle through both the front and back stitches.
attaching the leg loop to the crochet sloth
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you reach the end of the loop (should be attached over 4 rnds of sloth body).
attaching the arm loop to the amigurumi sloth
6.  Repeat steps 3-5 for arm loop, then move to the other side of arm and leg loops and attach.

HAT

rnd 1: with main hat color, sc 6 into a magic ring (6 sts)
rnd 2: inc 6 (12 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 6 times (18 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 1] 6 times (24 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 6 times (30 sts)
rnds 6-7: sc around (30 sts for 2 rnds)
rnd 8: change to accent hat color sc around (30 sts)
rnd 9: in FLO, hdc around (30 sts)

Sl st 1 in next st, fasten off leaving a 20-inch tail for attaching.

MAKING A POMPOM

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ASSEMBLE & ATTACH HAT

tiny pompom for top of hat
1. Make a tiny pompom using the video tutorial above.
securing pompom inside hat
2. Using your tapestry needle, bring ends of the pompom through the top of the hat.
showing the inside of the crochet hat
3. Flip rnd 9 of hat up to form brim. With tapestry needle, bring ending yarn tail to base of brim for attaching. Stuff other ends inside hat.
crochet hat on top of sloth's head
4. Position the hat on the sloth’s head over rnd 6.
tapestry needle going under stitch to sew hat on to crochet sloth head
5. At back of sloth, insert needle under st of rnd 6.
tapestry needle going through stitch on hat to continue attaching
6. Insert needle through st on hat. 
tapestry needle sewing crochet hat to sloth's head
7. Insert needle into same st your needle came out of and up through next st. Repeat steps 6-7 until you’ve fully attached the hat. Weave in end.

SCARF

row 1: ch 56, hdc 55 starting in 2nd ch from hook and working in the back bump of the ch sts (55 sts)

Fasten off and weave in beginning yarn tail.

ATTACHING SCARF

a blue crochet scarf wrapped around sloth's body with a pin securing it in place
1. Wrap scarf around sloth, under face. Use a sewing pin to pin scarf in place.
tapestry needle sewing scarf together around sloth crochet
2. Bring ending yarn tail to the point where scarf overlaps.
tapestry needle sewing scarf together around sloth crochet
3. Sew point together with several stitches. Once secure, weave in yarn tail.
the finished scarf and crochet sloth
4. The final scarf look!

The finished sloth crochet ornament!

crochet sloth ornament hanging from Christmas tree with branch through the arm and leg loops

I hope you enjoyed this cozy sloth crochet pattern! If you have any questions about this pattern, leave a comment below!

I’d love to see your crochet sloth – use #tinycurlpattern to share on Instagram or tag me @tinycurl, so I can see it and share it!

ヽ(゚ー゚*ヽ) This sloth crochet pattern is an original pattern by Kristina Turner of Tiny Curl. Please do not claim this sloth crochet pattern as your own. If you want to share this free pattern, you may link to it, but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use, but please DO NOT sell the crochet pattern or distribute it. Thank you for your understanding.

You can sell items made from this free sloth crochet pattern, as long as they are handmade by you in a limited number and you give credit to me as the crochet designer. Please use the following line in the item description of any toy you are selling: • This item is handmade by (your name) from a design and pattern by Tiny Curl, Kristina Turner | tinycurl.co • (ノ*゚ー゚)ノ

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11 thoughts on “Amigurumi Sloth Crochet Pattern

  1. Terrie M Deperro says:

    He is adorable. Can not wait to make him.

  2. Thank you for such a cute pattern! I love it!

  3. Alexandra says:

    Thanks!!!! Very cute!!!

  4. Hi thank you so much for the free pattern its SO cute !!! I’m a beginner and im stuck on some parts and i can’t seem to get it right . Im trying to make the arm and leg loop and i don’t know how to begin where it says ch5, sc3 , sc 3 in next ch??

  5. Karen Comer says:

    My daughter adores sloths, so definitely going to make at least one of these! Thank you.

  6. Adorable! Saw this on Moogly. Is your pattern listed in Ravelry’s database? I’d love to add it to my queue.

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