Oh man, there is just something about sloths, isn’t there? We here at Wicked Chickens find them absolutely delightful, so we knew that we needed to make a knitted sloth that fits in your pocket. Because, seriously? Could anything be more awesome than a knitted sloth that fits in your pocket? Nope. And you know exactly what we are talking about.
These lazy, little sloths are perfect to give as gifts, or even to make up as party favors (if you can manage to part with the adorableness once you are finished!). The pattern is designed with holes in the arms and legs so that you can thread one hand through the opposite arm and make your sloth hang wherever you want! Plus this is a quick and fun knit and you will find yourself making a whole houseful of little knitted sloths! Imagine hiding small, knitted, upside down hanging sloths around your house. So adorable. You can also use the pattern to make multiple sizes of sloth, depending on what weight yarn you use as illustrated in the photos. We know, you didn’t think this pattern could get any better, but it totally did once you found out you could knit all kinds of sizes of sloth.
This pattern was written by Rebecca Danger for Wicked Chickens Yarn. Rebecca is a prolific knitting pattern designer and author with more than 160 published designs. She is known for her whimsical monster and creature patterns, making her the perfect fit to design a Wickedly Slow Pocket Sloth for us!
This kit is packed with pure awesomeness and includes the materials you need to knit 2 small (4-5") Pocket Pals in the round:
Intermediate Knitting Pattern with download link for the pdf version of the pattern
100% Wool Fingering Weight Yarn.
Two sets of 6mm safety eyes
All you will need to complete your Pocket Pals friend is a US Size 1 (2.25 mm) circular needle, a tapestry needle, 8 removable stitch markers, and scissors! If you are a tighter knitter you might be more comfortable using US Size 2 (2.75mm) needles instead.