Author:
Sarra Watkins

Sarra an 18 year old freshman in college and crocheter! She has been crocheting since she was 9 but just recently joined the maker community and has been welcomed with arms open wide!

Huggy the Sloth Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Maker
1/20/2020

Hi everyone! My name is Sarra and I am the 18-year-old maker behind Yaya’s Hook N Yarn. It is killing me not to type an exclamation point after every sentence because this is SO EXCITING!!! So, I guess I should tell you a little bit about myself while I’m here, so here I go. I began crocheting when I was about 9 years old when my grandma taught me. After learning, my first project was a baby blanket for my little sister, nine years later and that blanket is still unfinished and sitting in a bag somewhere in shame… After my attempt of a baby blanket I quickly realized that big projects were not my friend. I kept crocheting over the years making smaller projects like washcloths, hot pads, coasters, little purses, and small amigurumi projects like little dolls and animals. In 2019 I created an Instagram for my crochet and was quickly immersed into this amazing maker communit.! Since then, I have made my first crochet tops, messy bun beanies, wrote my first pattern, and was even inspired to start my Etsy shop! I am so honored to be sharing my little amigurumi design with you all on this amazing blog and I hope you love it!

Supplies

Worsted weight yarn (4) in 3 colors (I used brown, light brown, and red)

LB: Light Brown

B: Brown

R: Red

3.5 mm crochet hook

Poly-fil stuffing

Black embroidery floss

Plastic safety eyes (I recommend either 6mm or 8mm)

Yarn needle

Scissors

                                       

Key

MR: Magic ring/Magic circle

Sc: single crochet

St: stitch

Inc: increase (2sc in the same st)

Inv dec: invisible decrease

R: round

Sl st: slip stitch

Ch: chain

*___* rep around: repeat the stitches between the *s around

Pattern

Body (with brown yarn)

R1: 6sc in MR (6)

R2: Inc around (12)

R3: *Sc, inc* rep around (18)

R4: *2sc, inc* rep around (24)

R5: *3sc, inc* rep around (30)

R6: *4sc, inc* rep around (36)

R7: *5sc, inc* rep around (42)

R8-20: 1 sc in each st around

R21: *5sc, inv dec* rep around (36)

R22: *4sc, inv dec* rep around (30)

R23: *3sc, inv dec* rep around (24)

R24: *2sc, inv dec* rep around (18)

R25: *1sc, inv dec* rep around (12)

Stuff the body firmly

R26: inv dec around (6)

Fasten off and sew the hole closed at the bottom of the body and weave in ends.

Face (with light brown yarn)

Note: The face is made with staggered increases to help it to look more circular & less angular.

R1: 6sc in MR (6)

R2: Inc around (12)

R3: *Sc, inc* rep around (18)

R4: 1sc, inc, *2sc, inc* rep around ending with 1 sc (24)

R5: *inc, 3 sc* rep around (30)

R6: 3sc, inc, *4sc, inc* rep around ending with 1 sc (36)

Sl st 5 times and fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the face to the body.

Eye Patches (make 2)

Ch 6, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and across, sc 3 more times into the last st.

Now on the opposite side of the chain sc across and sc 2 more times into the last ch (14)

Arms (make 2)

R1: 6sc in MR (6)

R2: Inc around (12)

R3-20: sc in each st around (12)

Stuff arms

R21: sc through both sides of the arm, crocheting the arm closed (6)

Fasten off leaving long tails to sew the arms onto the body

Legs (make 2)

R1: 6sc in MR (6)

R2: Inc around (12)

R3-8: sc in each st around (12)

R9: sc through both sides of the leg, crocheting the leg closed (6)

Fasten off leaving long tails to sew the legs onto the body

Heart

Create a MR and ch 1, 3dc, 1hdc, 2sc, ch 1, 2sc, 1hdc, 3dc, sl st and pull MR closed tightly creating a tiny heart

Finishing

Place eye patches on the face where you would like them and insert safety eyes through the eye patches and face. Sew the face to the body and sew the eye patches to the face (for placement reference the photos).

Insert collage of safety eyes being inserted into eye patches and face.

Once these are sewn together you can sew each arm to the side of the body and sew the two little stubby legs to your sloth’s bottom. Now you can sew the heart onto the face/body or wherever you think looks best! Next just embroider a little smile and nose and your little huggy sloth is complete!

After all the (dreaded) sewing your huggy sloth is ready for lots and lots of hugs! I hope you enjoyed my pattern and that my design brought a smile to your face!

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