Ollie The Sloth by Irene Strange

Ollie The Sloth

April 2018
Ricorumi Cotton DK
all 4 are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches
in Keep stitches close together amigurumi-style
3.5 mm (E)
2.5 mm
273 - 301 yards (250 - 275 m)
25cm tall when made in suggested yarn and hook
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It’s so nice to hang out with Ollie the Sloth any day of the week! Sloths are such amazing animals, I am sure they could teach us a thing or two about slowing down and relaxing.

This pattern is written in US crochet terms, with step by step photos to help along the way. The main body, head, legs and arms are worked in a round and joined seamlessly, with tummy and face sections sewn in at the end.

When made in Rico Baby Cottonsoft Dk and 3.5mm hook the finished Sloth is a nice cuddly toy size, about 25cm/10inches tall, with long arms to dangle from branches. Add small yarn loops to the inside of the arms to easily pose him in different places.

You’ll need to know how to:

  • make a magic ring
  • work in a round
  • single crochet
  • increase/decrease
  • invisible decrease
  • work in back loops or front loops only
  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch

To make a pale blue sloth you will need:

  • 2 balls (about 225m/246 yards or 90gr) Rico Baby Cottonsoft DK - Patina (050)
  • 10g Ricorumi - Ice Green (037)
  • 5g Paintbox Cotton DK in Brown
  • 5g DMC Natura Just Cotton in Beige (4-ply)
  • 3.5mm hook
  • 2.5mm hook
  • 10mm black safety eyes * LOTS of Toy Stuffing
  • Stitch Markers or Safety Pins
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

For a bigger sloth swap for a 4mm hook and thicker yarn, like Rowan Wool Cotton or Stylecraft Cotton DK.