(Week 1 – of my Animal-a-long)
Her you can find the graph pattern for a crochet sloth I designed as part of an Animal Along I ran in 2019.
Today we have……… drum roll please….. a Sloth!
Yep, this whole blanket all started with a sloth!
Pretty apt really, when I think how long this project has been ongoing now!
I first started this project back in August 2018, last year!
A different sloth to the one I’m using in the blanket now.
It started with this little guy.
Why didn’t I end up going with this little guy? Well, I thought he was too dark, and he needed some more definition…. this and I completely changed my mind from DC to HDC after seeing the great texture – so he was far too big!
I used HDC for my blanket rather than DC’s (USA Terms), so it’s just a chain 5 for each new block. The chain 2 counts as the first stitch in the block (Height of an HDC), then working in the 3rd chain, 3 HDC’s along. (I will do a video and post it here)
Design number 2 of Mr Sloth, and he’s a lot nicer and what I went with.
See the slight definition around his little face makes him “pop”
I love this little guy – so friendly looking, and so easy – with a few colour changes so a great beginner project to get your head around them.
For more info on the whole CAL – head to this post – with a few explanations!
You will need for the crochet sloth pattern:
3.75mm hook – I adore my Clover Amour
Colours of wool in the picture below or:
Scheepjes Color Crafter which you can get here from the lovely Laurelin at Snufflebean Yarn (Supporting my local small business)
What else do you need? Well the graph of course.
So here he is – Slowly the Sloth to kick off week one of the #animalalong
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