Thursday, 25 January 2018

lazy crafting

So, I have a new friend 😳.  He likes sloths.  Perusing Pinterest for absolutely no reason at all (probably procrastinating the housework), I came across this free pattern at The Twisted Crocheter for the cutest little sloth you've ever seen.  Go and have a look.  Seriously, mine doesn't look anything like that one!



I found the pattern at lunchtime, printed it out and that night crocheted all the pieces whilst gossiping with a friend.  I used some yarn I had to hand and I think perhaps it was too chunky - sort of an aran weight.  I didn't think it would be a problem as I used the size hook recommended in the pattern.  It turned out huge!



I spent part of the next two lunchtimes sewing him up and adding the embroidery.  His legs and arms don't stick out to the front as I think they should!



Nor does he wrap round my thumb as he does on the photos on the blog post and pattern.  I cut a thin slice of velcro and sewed the hook part to one of his arms so he will cling on.


I'm pretty sure my new friend thinks I'm a weirdo, but he didn't say that to me!  He seemed to be quite pleased with it and he hasn't ditched me yet!

21 comments:

Rachel said...

If he's going to object to being given a crocheted sloth, the sooner you know it the better!

Bethany said...

That is unspeakably adorable!!!!!

Hillview Embroidery said...

Oh my, that is just so cute! I love him! You may have a companion for life 😉

Hillview Embroidery said...

Oh my, this is just so cute! I love him! I think you may have a companion for life there 😉

D1-D2 said...

Really cute! You're reminding me I need to get started on my own amigurumi.

Lisa said...

He is so cute! I love sloths and was looking for a knitting pattern recently which are harder to come by. Great work!

Fiona said...

Totally adorable....
Hugz

Jane Galley said...

he's passed the first test then :) always a good thing if they enjoy your handmade gifts

underatopazsky said...

That is cute! I think my girls would love one each!

tialys said...

Cute! I haven't launched myself into the world of amigurumi yet although I have lots of books on the subject! Perhaps after I've finished the current blanket.
Good luck with your sloth lover.

Christine said...

What a coincidence, I'm just in the middle of stitching up a knitted sloth!
Yours is so cute, I'm glad "new friend" liked him

Rhona said...

Awww....he's so cute! I think I have the sloth pattern pinned on my Pinterest crochet board too :)

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Very very cute!!! xx

FlashinScissors said...

Awww, it’s cute!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

I am said...

Hi Wendy oh he is so cute,you are very clever my friend,i have also become your newest follower,hope you will also follow me xx

Ginny Schleich said...

Cute sloth. They do seem to be quite popular these days.

Anita said...

Adorable! That's some clever thinking, making the arms stick. :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

He made me smile! He's an adorable little sloth :)

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

Hi Wendy, Thank you for visiting my blog, I love the Sloth he is cute and fun.
Julie.C

Miss Val's Creations said...

How funny! It still came out cute even with the chunky yarn. :) The face is adorable!

Sheryl S. said...

This has turned out really great even using the thick yarn.