Everyone, I’d like you to meet Samson. He’s my newest little friend that is most obliging as you read. He’ll wait patiently for his turn to mark your place when you are ready for a break. Samson the Sloth, ever vigilant in his bookmarking duties!
Samson the Sloth Bookmark
We already have several bookmarks in this series. We have a monkey, a duck, a koala, a rabbit, a frog, a giraffe, an elephant, a pig, and a nerdy bookworm. We can’t have a bookmark collection without a sloth!
Crochet hook in size G/4mm
Medium brown worsted weight yarn for body (Warm Brown colorway)
Small bit of brown worsted weight yarn for eyes (Coffee colorway)
Small bit of cream colored worsted weight yarn for face (Buff colorway)
small Safety eyes (or small back buttons if not for small child)
Crochet hook in size B/2.25 mm
*Work in a spiral, do NOT join at the end of each round
*Use your stitch marker to note the beginning stitch of each row.
Remember that you want to use Invisible Decrease for the sc2tog (decreases). It helps to create a prettier, smoother transition in amigurumi.
Round 1: Magic circle. 8sc in circle. (8)
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (16)
Round 3: sc in each st around (16)
Round 4: *sc in next st, 2sc in next* repeat from * * around (24)
Round 5: sc in each st around (24)
*change to darker color yarn.
Round 6: *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next* repeat from * * around (32)
*if using safety eyes you may want to skip to the construction portion before completing head, then come back to finish.
Rounds 7 – 11: sc in each st around (32)
Round 12: *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * * around (24)
Round 13: sc in each st around (24)
Round 14: *sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * * around (16)
Round 15: sc2tog around (8)
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Sew and cinch shut. Weave in ends.
Find the 4th row of medium brown and sc through 8 sts as pictured.
Rows 2 – 50 (or until about 9″long): Ch-1, turn, sc in each st to end.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Eyes (make two):
Using the B/2.25mm hook and dark brown yarn…
Ch-5. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 sts. In last st work 6dc. Turning to work up other side of chain… sc in last 3 sts. Join to first sc with sl st and pull yarn through leaving long enough tail to sew to face.
Position eyes about 3 rows from center of face. Use pins to decide placement. Sew on the eyes. I find my new, pointy, bent needle to be helpful in getting in those little stitches!
Add a small nose by inserting your needle to span just the first round of stitches as pictured. I made my nose the thickness of three strands of yarn.
Sew on a small, curved mouth and add the eyes (if you haven’t already).
Use the dark brown yarn to give him three little claws on each side of the bottom.
You are finished! I hope you love your little sloth bookmark. Will you call yours Samson as well?
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Penelope the Pin Cushion: Octopus Crochet Pattern
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