Shoutaro the sleepy sloth FREE amigurumi pattern

Shoutaro the sleepy sloth FREE amigurumi pattern

If I could sleep a thousand sleeps, I would.

But life is too precious to just let it pass on by, with my eyes closed.

It’s raining again though — my favourite kind that just drizzles and tinkle and slip softly off the leaves on the tree.

Perhaps I’ll snooze for a little while more.

If anyone sees me, maybe, just maybe, they’ll call me a dreamer.

~ Shoutaro, the sleepy pocket sloth

I know you have been waiting for this! My most heartfelt thank you for all 40k of my followers on Instagram! The FREE pattern is right below!

Shoutaro the Sleepy Pocket Sloth FREE Amigurumi Pattern
by amiguruMEI
Skill level: Intermediate

Materials & Tools
2.5mm hook (I like to use these ones)
Dk-weight cotton yarn in teal, white, khaki, light pink and black
Black crochet thread
Darning needle
Polyester fiberfill

Yarn note: I used Kartopu Organica Pastel Green, Gazzal Organic Baby Cotton White, Schachenmayr Catania Lilac and La Mia Pastel Cotton Black. All are available at Hobium Yarns with 2-day DHL delivery worldwide! I’m still trying to work through all the yarn Hobium sent me as a part of their Hobium Yarns Ambassador Programme!

Are you ready? Let’s get making!

Head
/Body

With teal yarn:
Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.
Round 3: [Inc, sc 1] around {18}.
Round 4: [Inc, sc 2] around {24}.
Round 5: [Inc, sc 3] around {30}.
Round 6: [Inc, sc 4] around {36}.
Round 7: [Inc, sc 5] around {42}.
Round 8: [Inc, sc 6] around {48}.
Round 9: [Inc, sc 7] around {54}.
Round 10-27 (18 rounds altogether): Sc around {54}.
Round 28: [Inv dec, sc 7] around {48}.
Round 29: [Inv dec, sc 6] around {42}.
Round 30: [Inv dec, sc 5] around {36}.
Round 31: [Inv dec, sc 4] around {30}.
Round 32: [Inv dec, sc 3] around {24}.
Round 33: [Inv dec, sc 2] around {18}.
Stuff piece firmly.
Round 34: [Inv dec, sc 1] around {12}.
Round 35: [Inv dec] around {6}.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Face
For this, you will be crocheting in an oval around both sides of the foundation chain.
With white yarn:
Row 1: Ch 14. Starting from the second ch from hook, sc in the next 12 ch then make 3sc in the final ch {15}.
You will now be crocheting on the other side of the chain, and continuing till the end in an oval.
Sc in the next 11 ch then make 2sc in the final ch {15+13=28}.
Round 2: Inc, sc in the next 13 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 11 sts, inc {32}.
Round 3: Inc, sc in the next 13 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 15 sts, inc {36}.
Round 4: Inc, sc in the next 15 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 17 sts, inc {40}.
Clean fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. 

Eyes (Make 2)
You will also be crocheting in an oval around both sides of the foundation chain.
With khaki yarn:
Row 1: Ch 7. Starting from the second ch from hook, sc in the next 5 ch then make 3sc in the final ch.
You will now be crocheting on the other side of the chain, and continuing till the end in an oval.
Sc in the next 4 ch then make 2sc in the final ch {14}.
Round 2: Inc, sc in the next 5 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 5 sts, inc {18}.
Clean fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. 

Nose
With black yarn:
Round 1: Sc 7 in magic ring {7}.

Clean fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. 

Cheeks (Make 2)
With light pink yarn:
Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.

Clean fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. 

Arms (Make 2)
With teal yarn:
Round 1: Sc 5 in magic ring {5}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {10}.
Rounds 3-17 (15 rounds altogether): Sc around {10}. ** For second arm, shorten this by two rounds.
Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.
Flatten piece.

Legs (Make 2)

With teal yarn:
Round 1: Sc 8 in magic ring {8}.
Rounds 2-7 (6 rounds altogether): Sc around {8}.
Fasten off and leave a long end for
sewing.
* No stuffing required for the arms and legs.

Assembly
1. Sew the face piece on Round 9 onwards of the head/body. I like to use backstitches to make it look neat.

2. Sew nose in the center of the face piece.

3. Sew on eye pieces, positioned diogonally downwards about 2 stitches away from the nose.

4. Sew on cheeks below the eyes.

5. With black crochet thread, sew on the sleepy eyelids, with a diagonal backstitch about 2 stitches long.

6. Sew on the eyebrows above the eyes, also with a diagonal backstitch about 2 stitches long.

7. Sew a “v” shape for the lips.

8. Position the longer arm below the right eye. Whipstitch on.

9. Position the shorter arm slightly higher, next to the left eye. Whipstitch on. You can also position the arms any way you like! The cutest way is to ensure they look like they can “grab” onto something.

10. Sew on the legs near Round 27 of the head/body. They should have a smaller gap as compared to the arms, and should be positioned within the space between the arms.

11. For the hair at the top, you will surface crochet onto the head/body. With Shoutaro facing you, find the top-center of the head. Attach yarn and ch 4. Starting from the second ch from hook, sc in the next 3. Slip stitch back onto the head. Repeat 2 more times and fasten off.

And there you go! Your very own sleepy pocket sloth! If you manage to try it in another colour way, I’d love to see (I’m thinking lavender in place of teal would be lovely too)!

Designer’s note: Yes you can make Shoutaros from this pattern and sell it in your Etsy shop or at your local craft fair 🙂 But as this is an original amiguruMEI pattern, kindly do not claim it as your own. You may place a link to this pattern from your site, but please do not repost it onto your page. Remember to tag me @amigurumei on Instagram and share a picture of your little Shoutaro once you’re done 🙂

Also, as this is a FREE pattern, I hope it can remain free (please alert me if you do come across anyone trying to sell the pattern online). Let us be kind my dear friends!