If you’re looking for an easy crochet sloth pattern, you’ve come to the right place! Sarita Sloth works up quickly in a super bulky yarn and uses simple stitches and techniques, so even a beginner can crochet it.

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I think sloths are pretty cute, so I’m always trying to find a new project that includes sloths. I’ve shared two crochet sloth patterns here on Underground Crafter in the past, but both are designed by guest contributors.

First, there was the Sloth by Lauren Bergstrom from Mini Crochet Creatures: 30 Amigurumi Animals to Make.

Sloth, free crochet pattern by Lauren Bergstrom via Underground Crafter | 3 crocheted sloths

Then, there was Valentine The Sloth by Phaxsi Creations.

Both are adorable, but pocket-sized. After making my Sloth pillow sewing pattern

Sew a Sloth!/How To Add Safety Eyes to Fabric by Underground Crafter - boxy sewn sloth pillow on faux wood background

… I realized I wanted to design a sloth that’s big enough for hugging. And, that’s when I started making plans for Sarita Sloth!

I knew she needed to be big, which meant I wanted to use a super bulky yarn. Bernat Baby Blanket and Bernat Blanket have the chenille-like softness, so those seemed perfect for this project.

And, as I was designing, I knew I wanted Sarita Sloth to be a beginner friendly project, so I was sure to stuff her with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Packing Fiber Fill. It’s stiffer than regular Poly-Fil and doesn’t poke out between crochet stitches as easily.

Sarita Sloth

Crochet Sloth Pattern by Underground Crafter

This crochet sloth pattern makes a huggable creature sure to delight any child. This is a beginner-friendly crochet project that works up quickly in a super bulky yarn.

Finished Size

  • Body measures 12.5” (32 cm) long x 9” (23 cm) wide before sewing on limbs and stuffing.

Materials

  • Bernat Baby Blanket yarn (100% polyester, 10.5 oz/300 g, 220 yd/201 m) – 2 skeins in 04010 Baby Sand, or approximately 270 yd (245 m) in any super bulky weight yarn
  • Bernat Blanket yarn (100% polyester, 10.5 oz/300 g, 220 yd/201 m) – 1 skein each in 10830 Almond (CB) and 10040 Coal (CC), or approximately 25 yd (23 m) each in CB and CC in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Packing Fiber Fill, 20 ounce bag.
  • US Size K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • 15 mm black safety eyes – 1 pair.
  • Stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 11 hdc = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Get the free crochet pattern here on the Fairfield website.

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