Malcolm the sloth amigurumi pattern

Crochet an adorable sloth amigurumi! Malcolm the three-toed sloth loves lazing about everywhere and anywhere. He is about 11 inches (28 cm) from head to bum when crocheted with worsted weight yarn (the perfect size to cuddle).

His simple shapes and assembly make for a fun project. Want him to hang upside down? Stitch his legs together or add buttons and loops to the paws. Maybe stitch a little smile on his face or brush the yarn so he is fuzzy – make him your own!

This sloth amigurumi pattern includes detailed instructions and step-by-step photos, plus you can contact me along the way to ask any questions.

It is an easy level pattern that involves working in the round starting with a chain, slip stitches, single crochet, increasing, decreasing, attaching pieces, and working through both loops and back loop only.

Materials you will need:

  • E US (3.5 mm) hook
  • worsted weight yarn, approximately 350 yds (320 m) for the main colour and 35 yds (32 m) for the contrast colour
  • removable stitch markers
  • two 21 mm plastic safety eyes
  • polyester fiberfill stuffing
  • yarn/tapestry needle for attaching pieces

Note: If you are making this amigurumi for someone under 3 yrs, I recommend crocheting or embroidering the eyes instead of using the plastic safety eyes.