They’re here, there and everywhere! We reckon over here at Crafting HQ there are more sloths in the crafting quarter than there are in the wild and at the zoo! What is it about them that automatically makes people ‘awww’ and ‘oooh’ and squeal in excitement? Whether it’s their friendly faces, sleepy tendencies or entertaining characters, we can’t help but join the sloth bandwagon and start knitting or crocheting them too. Here are Let’s Get Crafting’s top ten sloth patterns that we know will make you jitter with anticipation to use your hooks and needles like never before. Fun fact: Sloths are great swimmers!
This multicoloured mini is exactly what you need hanging from your ceilings, or wardrobes or lampshades… the lists are endless! Mix up your colours and finally finish those odd bits of yarn that never seem to go with anything. This project is most definitely a stash-buster!
Luke the sloth
Ahhh…Luke the sloth. This friendly guy loves nothing more than hanging upside down and taking life as it comes. He’s really fluffy, and you can master this look by using tinsel yarn which will add texture and sparkle to your final project.
What we love about this cool make is his unique tuft of hair. Giving it that extra bit of personality, his big brown eyes scream C U T E. This project would make a lovely toy for the sloth-lover in your family or just great company on your bedside. You can decide.
Sam the sloth
Complete with a cheeky grin, this sloth definitely has character. A darker shade allows you to use up all your chocolate brown fibres, which works nicely in contrast to his cream face. Don’t forget to add on its toes and fingers – the most integral part of the sloth being, of course.
Crochet sloth planter
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, well, it does. If you’re a practical crocheter, who likes to make use of their never ending projects then you’ve officially met your match. This sloth buddy doubles up as a planter, meaning it can help you position your greenery in your humble abode. Try not to get him too drenched when watering, but don’t worry too much as sloths are great swimmers! Bet you didn’t know that.
Zippy the baby sloth
Amigurumi is on the up and becoming increasingly popular, so it would only be right to include a sloth amigurumi pattern in the top ten. This miniature is super cute and small in size, meaning it can be the perfect pocket pal to sit on your mantel piece. A great make for amigurumi beginners too, as it’s not too complicated.
Think sloth meets Frieda Kahlo for this fun fusion project. Nobody ever realised they needed a hibiscus sloth quite so much until now. This friendly fellow would look brilliant in a modern sitting room filled with bright colours and shapes. A slightly trickier pattern, this make is for knitters of higher expertise.
Ollie the sloth
Ollie the sloth is everything your young one would look for in a best friend. His baby blue coat would fit perfectly in a nursery or propped up on the end of your little one’s bed. A more basic design but still just as pretty, this pattern has less detailing on the face, but make sure you stock up on blue yarn!
Mala Design sloth
A cartoon-like alternative to the more traditional design, Mala Designs has created a sloth character full of personality! Have him clinging onto a tree or resting on your coat rail, or, maybe try hiding him somewhere to another’s surprise!
Doobie the sloth
Prepping for Tokyo 2020, Doobie the sloth is one flexible fiend. This pattern would be great for a baby or infant and could be made even more child-friendly by using super-soft baby yarns. The brown patch on his face really makes him stand out from the rest. I bet you can’t wait to get making!