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Amigurumi,  Intermediate Amigurumi

Scrappy the Sloth | Free Crochet Pattern

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Scrappy the Sloth is a fluffy amigurumi with the most colorful fur you’ve ever seen (or snuggled!). And to add to this cool crochet pattern, it is done completely using scrap yarn! Yep, Scrappy is a stash busting amigurumi.

Oh, how I love scrap busting!

After making so many stuffed animals, my stash starts to become nothing more than a collection of 10-15 yard strands in a myriad of colors, none of which are long enough to do anything other than add detail.

Scrappy the Sloth free amigurumi crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati

But with the help of my “Frankenskeins,” the balls of scraps I now make using the Magic Knot to tie them all together, I can create funky, colorful critters like Scrappy here, or the Worry Pet!

Scrappy the Sloth is made up almost entirely of scrap yarn. His claws and face are the only parts that call for a “specific color.” However, I give you permission to take liberties with that too, if you wish.

His fur is done completely using the loop stitch.

(Have I mentioned before it’s my favorite stitch for fur?)

The loop stitch is my FAVORITE stitch for fur!

And this particular pattern is really cool because he looks equally awesome with the loops left loopy, cut into strands, or cut and then brushed into a fluff!

Description of the three ways to create the fur with the loop stitch for Scrappy the Sloth crochet pattern.

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Scrappy the Sloth

All patterns are written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Intermediate. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), front loops only (FLO), increases and decreases. Knowledge of loop stitch is recommended.

Supplies

  • Scrap Yarn Ball, worsted weight acrylic, approximately 400 yds/ 8 oz, mixed yarns. For best results, use acrylic yarn only. (Here is a tutorial for how to make a scrap ball.)
  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g; Buff (BUFF), < 1 ball; Café Latte (CAFE), < 1 ball.
  • Furls Odyssey G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Two 24mm colored round-pupil safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Bristled hairbrush

Measurements

12” tall, seated; 29” wing span, arms outstretched

Gauge

Gauge is not important for amigurumi. Be sure to use the same hook throughout to ensure proportional size.

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch to join unless otherwise specified by the pattern.

Pattern Stitches

  • Loop-st – Loop Stitch: Insert hook through st, loop yarn back to front over index finger, slide hook over farside of loop, grab nearside of loop and pull around back of farside of loop and through st, yo, pull through both loops on hook, remove finger from loop. (Here is a video tutorial of the loop stitch.)
  • Loop-st dec – Loop Stitch Decrease: Insert hook through st, yo, pull through st, insert hook through st, loop yarn back to front over index 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.
  • Sc join – Single Crochet Join: With slip knot on hook, insert hook into desired stitch, yo, pull through, yo, pull through both loops on hook. Counts as sc.
Scrappy the Sloth free amigurumi crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati

Instructions

Body

With SCRAP BALL, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

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

Rnd 7: Loop-st (see Special Stitches) evenly around.

Rnd 8: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 9: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 10: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 11: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 12: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 13: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnds 16-31: Repeat Rnds 14 and 15 eight more times.

Rnd 32: [6 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 33: [5 loop-st, loop-st dec (see Special Stitches)] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 34: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 35: [3 loop-st, loop-st dec] 6 times. (24)

Keeping loops on the outside, stuff.

Rnd 36: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 37: [Loop-st, loop-st dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 38: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Eye Circles

(Make 2)

With CAFE, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Insert safety eye in center of eye circle. DO NOT attach back washer!

Head

With CAFE, ch 5.

Rnd 1: Inc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, inc, do not turn, working in bottom of starting ch, inc, 2 sc, inc. (12)

Rnd 2: Inc, 4 sc, 2 inc, 4 sc, inc. (16)

Rnd 3: Sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, sc, inc, 5 sc, inc. (20)

Rnds 4-5: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: Change to BUFF, working in FLO, 2 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc. (24)

Rnd 7: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 8: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 9: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 10: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)

Rnds 11-12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: Turn, change to SCRAP BALL, Loop-st evenly around. (48)

Note: You will be working counter-clockwise, wrong side out for remainder of head.

Rnd 14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnds 16-23: Repeat Rnds 14 and 15 four more times. Holding head so starting chain of nose is horizontal, place safety eye back with eye circles 4 rounds away from the snout, 7 sts showing between the eye circles. Once eye placement is acceptable, place washers on back of safety eyes, inside the head.

Rnd 24: [6 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 25: [5 loop-st, loop-st dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 26: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Stuff.

Rnd 27: [3 loop-st, loop-st dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 28: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 29: [loop-st, loop-st dec] 6 times. (12)

Finish stuffing.

Rnd 30: Sc dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Claws

(Make 12 total, 3 claws for each leg)

With BUF, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in second ch from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: [Sc, inc] twice. (6)

Rnds 3-10: Sc evenly around.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Do not stuff.

Arms

(Make 2)

Use three claws for each arm.

Rnd 1: Using SCRAP BALL, sc join (see Special Stitches) on any st of first claw, 5 sc, 3 sc on second claw, 6 sc on third claw, 3 sc on other side of second claw. (18)

Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] 6 times, turn. (24)

Note: You will be working counter-clockwise, wrong side out for remainder of arm.

Rnd 3: Loop-st evenly around. (24)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around.

Rnds 5-46: Repeat Rnds 3 and 4 twenty-one more times.

Stuff very loosely.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Legs

(Make 2)

Use three claws for each leg.

Rnd 1: Using SCRAP BALL, sc join on any st of first claw, 5 sc, 3 sc on second claw, 6 sc on third claw, 3 sc on other side of second claw. (18)

Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] 6 times, turn. (24)

Note: You will be working counter-clockwise, wrong side out for remainder of leg.

Rnd 3: Loop-st evenly around. (24)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around.

Rnds 5-38: Repeat Rnds 3 and 4 seventeen more times.

Stuff very loosely.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Assembly

  • Align head on “bare” end of body so that the 1st round of loop stitches after the face touch the first round of loop stitches on the body. Sew head to body around edge of “bare” top of body.
  • Press the opening of the arms flat, parallel to the claws. Sewing through both layers of arm, sew arms on either side of head along Round 8 (after the first round of loop-sts).
  • Press the opening of the legs flat, parallel to the claws. Sewing through both layers of the leg, sew legs to either side of the body, directly across from each other, between Rounds 18 and 31. Bottom of legs should be flush with bottom of the body when set on flat surface.
  • (Optional) When completely assembled, snip the loops on all the loop stitches. Cut out any knots that won’t brush out.
  • (Optional) Using hairbrush, brush yarn firmly in a downward direction to fluff and blend fur.

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


Note: While these patterns were originally released monthly, life got in the way, as it tends to do. You will still receive all twelve patterns, but now the membership ends February 28th, 2022, and I promise to have all 12 patterns to you by that date. 🙂

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If you like this, you might also like: 

The Worry Pet (also fluffy!)

Bosco the Sloth, a Hoffmann’s Two Toed Sloth (paid pattern only)

Little Oyster (another good stash buster!)

Regal the Peacock (also uses loop stitch for detail)

Hatching Dragon Egg (if you want more uses for big eyes)

Scrappy the Sloth free amigurumi crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati
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7 Comments

    • admin

      Basically, you will make 3 toes and use the working yarn of the last toe to attach them all together, then continue the arm with the scrap ball. If you are still struggling, the Premium Pattern has a few illustrations that would be helpful as well.

  • Danna Pinzon

    This pattern is cute since there is 2 sloths I chose Scrappy because he is cute!!!!! Also he is fluffy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Soft!!

    • admin

      Of course I will help! You will be repeating rounds 14 and 15 over and over until you get to round 31. So Rnd 16: repeat Rnd 14, Rnd 17: repeat rnd 15, Rnd 18: repeat rnd 14, Rnd 19: repeat rnd 15…etc. until you get to round 31.

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