Crochet Sloth Pattern: Valentine by Phaxsi Creations

I’m so excited to introduce you to a new guest contributor for Underground Crafter, Aymará López from Phaxsi Creations. Aymará is sharing an adorable amigurumi crochet sloth pattern named Valentine! This cute little critter has a special heart to share and makes a sweet gift year round. Aymará has shared plenty of progress pictures and I’ve included links to helpful tutorials to guide you through making your own Valentine the Sloth.

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About Phaxsi Creations

Aymará López is a self-taught crochet enthusiast from Costa Rica. She discovered the art of amigurumi by chance, looking for a way to create something useful and cute for her daughters. She fell in love with it along the way. Her designs are mostly inspired by her daughters and her beautiful country. She is always trying to create easy and quick projects that can be done by everybody, from a beginner to a crochet professional. She hopes to continue designing and creating for as long as she can, and for everyone to enjoy.

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Valentine The Sloth

Crochet Sloth Pattern by Phaxsi Creations




  • blo: back loop only
  • dec: decrease
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • inc: increase
  • R: row or round
  • sc: single crochet
  • slp st: slip stitch
  • st/sts: stitch/stitches
  • (…)*X : repeat the instructions X times between (…)
  • (…): amount of stitches

Notes from Underground Crafter


Start with Light Champagne

  • Chain 7 (Start from second loop from hook)
  • R1 sc 5, sc 3 on same loop, continue on the other side of the chain, sc 4, inc, slp st. (14)
  • R2 chain 1 (does not count as st), hdc inc, hdc 4, hdc inc, hdc 1, hdc inc, hdc 4, hdc inc, hdc, slp st. (18)
  • R3 chain 1 (does not count as st), hdc inc, hdc 5, hdc inc, hdc 2, hdc inc, hdc 5, hdc inc, hdc 2, slp st. (22)
  • R4 chain 1 (does not count as st), hdc inc 2, hdc 6, hdc inc 2, hdc 1, hdc inc 2, hdc 6, hdc inc 2, hdc 1, slp st. (30)

Change color to Coffee Bean

  • R5 chain 1 (does not count as st), hdc inc, hdc 11, hdc, inc, hdc 2, hdc inc, hdc 11, hdc inc, hdc 2, slp st (34)
  • R6 chain 1, hdc 12, chain 1, hdc 1, hdc inc, hdc 1, hdc inc, hdc 1, chain 1, hdc 12, chain 1, hdc 1, hdc inc, hdc 1, hdc inc, hdc 1, slp st. (42)
  • R7 chain 1, blo sc 42, slp st. (42)
  • R8 sc 42, slp st. (42)
  • R9 chain 1, Blo sc 42. (42)

*Stop here and start the assembly of the face*

Continue after the assembly of the parts

  • R10 (sc 4, dec)*7. (35)
  • R11 (sc 3, dec)*7. (28)
  • R12 sc 28. (28)
  • R13 (sc 2, dec)*7. (21)
  • R14 (sc, dec)*7. (14)
  • R15 dec 7, fasten off (7)
  • Stuff the head and use the rest of the thread to close the gap by passing the thread through the 7 front loops and pull.

Eye Patch (make 2)

With Pale Lilac

  • Chain 5 (Start on second loop from hook)
  • R1- R8 sc 4, chain 1, turn work. (4)
  • Chain 1, dec 2. (2)
  • Chain 1, dec and fasten off (1)

Cheeks (make 2)

With Candyfloss Pink

  • sc 5 on magic ring, slp st, fasten off. (5)

Assembly of the Face


  • Position the nose right in the middle of the first round.


  • First introduce the eye in the middle of row 9 of the eye patch. Then introduce the eye on round 3 of the face slightly over the nose.


  • Attach the cheeks half over the eye patch and half over the face, at least 1 row below the eye.


With Coffee Bean

  • R1 sc 6 in magic ring
  • R2 inc 6. (12)
  • R3 (sc, inc)*6. (18)
  • R4 (sc 2, inc)*6. (24)
  • R5 (sc 3, inc)*6. (30)
  • R6 – R14 sc 30 (30)
  • R15 (sc 3, dec)*6. (24)
  • R16 sc 30 (30)
  • R17 (sc 2, dec)*6. (18)
  • R18 sc 18, slp st and fasten off (18)

Arms (make 2)

With Coffee Bean

  • R1 sc 6 in magic ring (6)
  • R2 inc 6. (12)
  • R3 -R4 sc 12. (12)
  • R5 dec 2, sc8. (10)
  • R6 sc 10 (10)
  • R7 dec, sc8 (9)
  • R8 – R9 sc 9 (9)

Legs (make 2)

With Coffee Bean

  • R1 sc 8 in magic ring (8)
  • R2 inc 8 (16)
  • R3 (sc, inc) *8 (24)
  • R4 – R5 sc 24 (24)
  • R6 dec 3, sc 16, dec 1 (20)
  • R7 sc 20 (20)
  • R8 dec 2, sc 16 (18)
  • R9 dec 9 (9)
  • R10 – R11 sc 9 (9)

3D Heart

With Pillar Red

  • R1 sc 6 in magic ring (6)
  • R2 inc 6. (12)
  • R3 sc 12. (12)
  • R4 (sc, inc)*6. (18)
  • R5 – R6 sc 18, slp st and fasten off.
  • Repeat R1 to R6 for the second piece but don’t slp st or fasten off.

Continue joining both pieces

  • R7 Slp st on last st from first piece, sc 18 around, slp st on last st from second piece to close the gap, sc 18 around. Make sure you have only 36 st in total. (36)
  • R8 – R9 sc 36. (36)
  • R10 (dec, sc 4)*6. (30)
  • R11 (sc 3, dec)*6. (24)
  • R12 (sc 2, dec)*6. (18)
  • R13 (sc, dec)*6. (12)
  • R14 dec 6. ( 6)
  • R15 dec 3. (3)
  • Fasten off, leaving a long thread, use the embroidery needle to close the gap and give the heart the correct shape.

Joining the parts and details


  • Attach the head a little thrown to the side and to the back.

Right Arm

  • Attach the right arm from R17 of the body going down in diagonal. Arm should stay down.

Left Arm

  • Attach the left arm from R17 of the body going down in a straight line, Arm should stay Up.


  • Attach both legs between R5 and R9 of the body. You can tip them a little to the inside.

The Heart

  • Attach it right in to the center of the body, making sure to sew the arms to the heart with a couple of stitches

Hair Bangs

  • Start from the back of the head, pass the yarn over to the front and insert the needle, do it 3 times on the same stitch to create 1 bang.
© 2020 by Aymará López (Phaxsi Creations) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Aymará’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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