Crochet Sloth Appliqué Pattern + Video Tutorial

Embark on a journey of leisurely crafting as we dive into the world of crochet sloth appliqués!

This charming appliqué pattern captures the essence of these slow-moving, lovable creatures, adding a touch of this spirit animal to your projects. The free crochet pattern and video tutorial are below.

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Melissa Hassler holding her sloth appliqué crochet design

CROCHET SLOTH PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

Beginner. This crochet sloth pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in rounds or rows.

Project Materials

crochet sloth pattern

Finished Size

4 inches wide & 4 inches tall

Crochet Gauge

2 rounds = 1 inch, 4 stitches = 1 inch

  • This pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round/row starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Join in the round with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • hdc3tog = half double crochet 3 stitches together
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side

Etsy Shop

This pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop.

Related Patterns

You may also like my Chick Appliqué, Bunny Appliqué, Peeps Appliqué, and Easter Egg Appliqué patterns.

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Melissa Hassler holding her sloth appliqué crochet design

CROCHET SLOTH PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

crochet sloth

Face Pattern

Start with tan yarn.

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (11 stitches)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Switch to brown yarn.

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Eye Patches Pattern

Row 1: Ch 6, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in 3 rem chs, turn (4 stitches )

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Sew the eye patches to the face.

crochet sloth pattern
crochet sloth pattern

Eyes Pattern

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 9 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first hdc (9 stitches)

Use scrap pieces of white yarn to add the eye sparkle.

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Sew the eyes to the eye patches.

crochet sloth pattern

Nose Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 4 sc in last ch, you will finish the round by working in the backside of the chs, sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch, join (10 stitches)

Fasten off and sew the nose onto the face. Make sure it is centered.

Smile Pattern

Use black yarn to stitch a sloth-like smile onto the face.

crochet sloth pattern
crochet sloth pattern

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