Easy Crochet Sloth Applique Pattern Free + Video Tutorial

I’m excited to share my latest creation: a crochet sloth applique pattern. This simple pattern is a great way to add a cute touch to your crochet projects. Let’s grab our crochet tools and dive into making this adorable sloth applique together! The free crochet pattern and full video tutorial are below.

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Melissa Hassler from Lovable Loops holding her free crochet sloth applique pattern

Free Crochet Sloth Applique Pattern

My sloth applique pattern is fantastic for beginners! It’s designed to be simple and easy to follow, so if you’re just starting out with crocheting, this is the perfect project for you. 

With clear instructions and basic stitches, you’ll have fun creating a cute sloth, while you practice your crochet skills. Plus, with the step-by-step video tutorial I’ve included, you’ll have extra help whenever you need it.

PDF Version

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Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: H-8 5 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in brown, tan, black, and scraps of white.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 

Crochet Sloth Applique Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner. My crochet applique patterns are designed using basic stitches in basic form. 

Finished Measurements

My sloth measured 4 inches wide and 4 inches tall.


2 rounds = 1 inch and 4 stitches = 1 inch


  • Hook: H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn: medium yarn weight
  • Notions: stitch markers & tapestry needle

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rnd/rnds = round/rounds
  • rem = remaining

Pattern Notes

  • The pattern starts with a magic circle (magic ring).
  • 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.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.



  • Use tan yarn for rounds 1-3.
  • Switch to brown yarn for round 4.

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

  • Use brown yarn.
  • Make 2.

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 and then sew the eye patches to the face.


  • Use black yarn.
  • You will need 2 scraps of white yarn.
  • Make 2.

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.


  • Use black yarn.

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 then sew the nose onto the face. Make sure it is centered.


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

Lovable Loops free crochet sloth applique pattern

Looking for more Free Patterns?

You may also like these crochet appliques that also include video tutorials: Chick Appliqué, Bunny Appliqué, Peeps Appliqué, and Easter Egg Appliqué patterns.

Let’s Connect!

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