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Dell the Baby Sloth, free amigurumi crochet pattern, Hooked by Kati
Amigurumi,  Free Patterns,  Intermediate Amigurumi

Dell the Baby Sloth | Free Crochet Pattern

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Dell is the cute, curly, baby sloth amigurumi pattern you have been looking for. He’s stuffed with polyfil and has soft loops for fur that are fun to snuggle and fun to crochet.

Dell chose today to make his appearance in order to celebrate the 80th birthday of Fairfield World, the wonderful company that makes my favorite stuffing, Polyfil. I only use Polyfil in all of my amigurumi projects because I can count on it to be clean, uniform, and washable, all things I really need in order to make the best stuffed animals.

You can get Polyfil and other awesome stuffing from FFW at any craft store or online.

Fairfield World anniversary Dell the Baby Sloth, free amigurumi pattern from Hooked by Kati

Happy birthday Fairfield World! Thank you for making Hooked by Kati the success it is today.

While the three-toed sloth is much more famous, I fell in love with the two-toed sloth at my favorite zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. They don’t have the characteristic mask of their cousin. Instead, their expression is more peaceful and their nose more like a boop-able pig snout.

Contruction

Dell is slightly less intimidating than his mother as a project. Unlike Amelia, Dell does not have wired fingers or need to be brushed out, so his pattern works up faster and easier.

The nostrils are worked directly onto the snout as bobble stitches with a color change that makes them pronounced and well…boop-able. 🙂

The whole body is one piece, with the legs worked directly onto “leg holes” left after make the torso. If you have never done an amigurumi with all four legs worked onto the body like this, I would recommend getting the Premium Pattern for the bonus photos and guides.

You can purchase Dell’s pattern alone or you can purchase Amelia and Dell together in a Momma & Baby bundle.

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Dell the Baby Sloth

Pattern is written in English, in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Intermediate pattern.  Need to have knowledge of single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st), right side (RS), wrong side (WS), increases and decreases, and amigurumi part attachment. Knowledge of loop stitch useful, but an eagerness to learn is a great substitute.

Supplies       

Measurements

9” tall x 7” wide

Gauge

8 sts x 8 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.
  • Do NOT use invisible decreases for this pattern. Because all the decreases are worked with the wrong side (WS) facing out, invisible decreases will show a ridge on the outside of the piece.
  • Extra 4 sts in Rnd 9 of Body are not counted. This moves the starting stitch 4 sts to the left and does not change the stitch count of the round.
  • Weave in attachment end at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.

Special Stitches

  • Sm bobble-st – Small Bobble stitch: [Yo, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times in same st, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
  • Loop-st – loop stitch: Insert hook through st, loop yarn back to front over 1 finger, slide hook over nearside of loop, grab farside of loop and pull through st, yo, pull through both loops on hook, remove finger from loop.
  • Loop-st dec – Loop Stitch Decrease: Insert hook through st, yo, pull through st, insert hook through next st, loop yarn back to front over 1 finger, slide hook over nearside of loop, grab farside of loop and pull through st, yo, pull through both loops on hook, remove finger from loop.
  • Loop-st inc – Loop Stitch Increase: Work two loop sts in next st.
  • Sc join – Single crochet join: Slip knot in yarn, loop slip knot over hook, insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.

Instructions

Eye Circles

(Make 2)

With TAU, ch 3.

Rnd 1: 12 hdc in third ch from hook, sl st in 1st st to join. (12)

Pull center tight. Bind off and weave in ends.

Insert post of safety eye through center of eye circle. DO NOT ATTACH WASHER.

Set aside.

Head

With TAU, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 inc, (sc, change to BLK, sm bobble-st (see Pattern Notes) in next st, change to TAU, 2 inc, (sc, change to BLK, sm bobble-st) in next st. (12)

Rnd 3: Change to TAU, [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnds 4-6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: 3 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 11 sc. (20)

Rnd 8: 4 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 11 sc. (22)

Rnd 9: 5 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 11 sc. (24)

Rnd 10: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 11: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 12: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around, turn.

Rnd 14: Work remainder of head with WS facing out. Do not ch, 42 loop-st (see Pattern Stitches). (42)

Insert safety eyes with eye borders between Rnds 10 and 11, 7 sts apart, evenly spaced over nose with nostril set horizontally.

Rnd 15: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 16: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnds 17-22: Repeat Rnds 15 and 16 three times.

Rnd 23: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 24: [4 loop-st, loop-st dec (see Special Stitches)] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 25: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Stuff.

Rnd 26: [2 loop-st, loop-st dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 27: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 28: Loop-st dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Using needle, thread through back loops of the remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close. Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Body

Note: This piece will be worked with the WS facing out.

With TAU, ch 21.

Rnd 1: Loop-st inc in second ch from hook (see Special Stitches), 18 loop-st, loop-st inc in last ch, do not turn, rotate work and work in bottom of starting chain, loop-st inc, 18 Lg loop-st, 2 loop-st in last ch. (44)

Rnd 2: Sc, inc, 19 sc, inc, sc, inc, 19 sc, inc. (48)

Rnd 3: 2 Loop-st , loop-st inc, 20 loop-st, loop-st inc, 2 loop-st, loop-st inc, 20 loop-st, loop-st inc. (52)

Rnd 4: 3 sc, inc, 21 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 21 sc, inc. (56)

Rnd 5: 4 loop-st, loop-st inc, 22 loop-st, loop-st inc, 4 loop-st, loop-st inc, 22 loop-st, loop-st inc.  (60)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around. (60)

Rnd 7: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 8: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: Loop-st evenly around, 4 sc to move starting st (see Pattern Notes).

Rnd 10: Ch 6, skip 12, 5 sc, ch 6, skip 12, sc, ch 6, skip 12, 5 sc, ch 6, skip 12, sc. (12 sc, 4 ch-6 spaces)

Rnd 11: Sc in each of 6 chs, 5 sc, sc in each of 6 chs, sc, sc in each of 6 chs, 5 sc, sc in each of 6 chs, sc. (36)

Rnd 12: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 13: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 14: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 15: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 16: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Using needle, thread through back loops of the remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close. Bind off and weave in ends.

Legs

Work with WS facing out (loops out) around hole with 12 sts on the outside and 6 chs on the inside to create a 30-st leg hole.

Rnd 1: With TAU, Sc join (see Pattern Stitches) in 1st loop-st of any leg hole, 11 sc, 6 sc in chs. (18)

Rnd 2: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.

Rnds 4-11: Repeat rows 2 and 3 four times. (18)

Rnd 12: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 13: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 14: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 15: Sc evenly around.

Rnds 16-17: Repeat rows 14 and 15. (12)

Rnd 18: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Using needle, thread through back loops of the remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close. Bind off and weave in ends.

Stuff leg and body from using any exposed leg hole.

Repeat on remaining 3 leg holes. Stuff final leg before closing.

Toes

(Make 10)

With TAU, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2-8: Sc evenly around. (6)

Bind off and cut yarn.

Stuff loosely.

Sew two toes to the bare end of each front leg and three toes to the bare end of each back leg.

Weave in all attachment ends when parts are positioned as desired.


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