Animal-A-Long, C2C, Carousel, crochet

Slowly the Sloth – Week 1 – of my Animal-a-long

Sloth yarn colours

Today we have……… drum roll please….. a Sloth!

Yep, It 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.

sloth c2c crochet

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!

So square number one, made using C2C (Which if you don’t know how to do it I have a handy video on this post – super slow for any new crocheters too.

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.

c2c sloth

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:

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)






Sloth yarn colours
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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

Sloth chart

I’d love to see any sloths you make – please tag me on Instagram @offthehookforyou #offthehookforyou

c2c baby blanket

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