Sloth Security Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Aug 9



Hi my crafty friends! How's your week going? I hope you've been enjoying your summertime. I have still few weeks left before my summer vacation, and in the meantime I'll be keeping working on fun free projects to share with you all!


I've been very impressed on how well my design "Sheep Safety Blanket" has been welcome here and on my social pages, that I decided to work on a new mini blanket.


I got some suggestion on which animal would suit this project the best, and I loved the idea of adding a little sloth head! We all know sloths are famous for being such slow and sleepy creatures ...so what better choice when it comes to create a sweet sleep companion for a baby!


As for my previous safety blanket project, I worked one side of the blanket with a series of bobble stitches. The final texture of the panel is awesome and looks so fun!


So, are you in for this project? I do hope so!

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Here's the FREE pattern!




YARN: Light (3) - Yellow, Beige, Brown; Cotton Thread in Black

MATERIALS: 3.25 mm / 2.5 mm Crochet Hooks; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle

DIMENSION: 9.5” x 8”

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc),

half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), bobble stitch (dc6tog), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate BOBBLE STITCH: Work each st to the last loop but leave the last loop on the hook while you are working the rest of the stitches in the bobble. Then, yarn over and draw a loop through all the loops on the hook to complete the stitch.







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BLANKET PANEL A (yellow yarn; work in rows; 3.25 mm hook)


Row 1: 38 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 36 sc (37); ch 2 and turn

Row 2: 1 dc into the 1st st, 1 ch, skip one st, (1 dc6tog, ch 1, skip 1 st, work 1 dc into the next st) rep 9 times (19 sts, 9 chs); ch 1 and turn

Row 3: 1 sc into the dc st, (1 sc into the space between the dc and the bobble st, 1 sc into the bobble st, 1 sc into the ch space, 1 sc into the dc st) rep 9 times (37); ch 2 and turn

Rows 4 - 23: rep rows 2-3; F/O and cut the yarn

BLANKET PANEL B (yellow yarn; work in rows; 3.25 mm hook)


Row 1: 38 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 36 sc (37); ch 2 and turn

Row 2: dc even (37); ch 1 and turn

Row 3: sc even (37); ch 2 and turn

Rows 4 - 23: rep rows 2-3


DO NOT F/O or cut the yarn.


Place the two panels together, matching up all sides and making sure the right side of the bobble panel is facing outwards. Start joining the panels by crocheting the edges together with single crochet stitches.

Work 3 sc stitches in each corner. F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.

HEAD (beige and yellow yarn; 3.25 mm hook)


Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 7 sc in a mr (7)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (14)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (35)

Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (42)

Rnd 7 - 15: sc even (42); start stuffing the head

Rnd 16: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (35)

Rnd 17: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (28)

Rnd 18: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (21)

Rnd 19: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (14); finish stuffing the head

Rnd 20: sc dec even (7)


F/O, close the hole and wave in end.


Rnd 1: starting off with yellow yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)

Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)

Rnd 7 - 11: sc even (48)

Rnd 12: 21 sc, 6 hdc, 21 sc (48)

Rnd 13: 22 sc, 4 hdc, 22 sc (48)

Rnd 14: 23 sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc into the next st, 1 dc and 1 hdc into the next one, 23 sc (50)


F/O and leave a long string of yarn.

Insert the round beige part into the yellow one and secure them in place with the yellow strand.





EYE MARKS (brown yarn; make two; 2.5 mm hook)


Rnd 1: 7 ch, 2 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 4 sc, 2 sc inc into the last ch, keep working on the other side of the foundation ch, 4 sc, 1 sc inc into the last ch that already contains 2 sc (16)

Rnd 2: 1 sc inc, 6 sc, 2 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc inc (20)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the eye marks to the head.

Embroider the EYES with black cotton thread as shown in the picture.


Embroider the NOSE in between the eyes with black cotton thread.


Apply some pink make-up blush to give color to the CHEEKS.


Attach the sloth's head to one side of the blanket using some yellow yarn.


LIMBS (yellow yarn; make 4; 3.25 mm hook)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

Rnd 3 - 5: sc even (12)

Rnd 6: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8); stuff the limb lightly

Rnd 7: flatten the limb and work through both layers, 4 sc (4)


F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to attach the limb to one corner of the blanket.


NAILS (beige yarn; make 12; 3.25 mm hook)


Rnd 1: 6 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 4 sc (5); ch1 and turn

Rnd 2: 5 sc (5); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn


Fold the crocheted piece in half and sew the 1st and 2nd rows close together. Use the extra length of yarn to attach the nail to the tip of the limb. Attach 3 nails for each limb.






I can't wait to see your version of my SLOTH SAFETY BLANKET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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