Wicked Chickens Yarn Wickedly Slow Pocket Sloth Knitting Pattern Instant Download PDF


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*****This listing is for the pattern only! All pictures shown are created using this pattern, not the actual item for sale. We do sell this as a kit too: https://www.etsy.com/listing/607001701/wicked-chickens-yarn-wickedly-slow?ref=shop_home_active_1*****

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 last photo. 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. That "Buy Now" button is right there up to your right...

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!

More Info:

Skill Level: Intermediate as determined by the Craft Yarn Council. We would recommend this pattern for beginning knitters that are comfortable knitting in the round or who want a bit of a challenge. We have rated it "intermediate" because according to the Craft Council skill level guidelines, anything knitted in the round is intermediate.

Skills used: Basic knit and purl stitches, changing colors, increases, decreases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, i-cord, binding off mid-round and casting on mid-round, and basic sewing skills.

This pattern is written using Magic Loop Method for knitting in the round. See Rebecca's Frequent Questions page for more info on dpn's vs Magic Loop: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-questions.html

Pattern Format: Instant download Adobe .pdf file

25-50 yards of gray yarn
15-40 yards of cream yarn
10-35 yards of darkest gray yarn
The heavier the yarn weight, the more yardage needed.

This pattern is written round by round so that you can use any weight yarn you want to create all sorts of sizes of slow friends. Try sock yarn for pocket size sloths, or bulky yarn perfect for a perfect napping buddy.

Want this to be a prepackaged, ready-to-go project? We can make that happen! We also sell this pattern as a kit in our shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/607001701/wicked-chickens-yarn-wickedly-slow?ref=shop_home_active_1

Gauge: You pick! Simply knit with your choice of yarn on needles 2-3 sizes smaller than called for to get a tight knit fabric your stuffing won't show through.

Needles: You pick! A 40" or longer circular needle (for Magic Loop Method) in a size right for your yarn. You can also optionally use two double pointed needles in the same size as your circular for i-cord, but it is not necessary. See the pattern for more info.

Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle, beginning of the round stitch marker (removable or closed) and an optional row counter. 22 removable stitch markers, stuffing, and a set of safety eyes and a triangle safety nose (or other eye and nose choices such as buttons or scrap yarn for embroidery).

Finished size: Your finished size will depend on what weight yarn you use. The sock weight sample measures about 1.75" tall and 4” long with 6mm safety eyes and a 10mm safety nose. The worsted weight sample is about 3" tall and 5” long with 10mm safety eyes and a 15mm safety nose. The bulky weight sample measures about 4" tall and 7” long and uses 12 mm safety eyes and a 19mm safety nose. Increasing the weight of your yarn, or even holding yarn double and working the pattern on larger needles will create larger finished friends.

This 4-page pattern is very clearly written, and Rebecca offers many tutorials on the techniques used in it on her blog to keep you from feeling confused while knitting: www.rebeccadanger.typepad.com. She also has a Frequent Questions page for instant pattern help: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-questions.html.

Talk about instant gratification, you can get started knitting this pattern right away! This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD! You will receive this pattern through the Etsy instant download system.

Selling patterns provides income for our families. We know it is easy to share patterns, but please ask your friends to purchase the pattern from us.

This pattern is copyright Wicked Chickens Yarn. If you would like to sell finished items using these instructions, we are OK with that as long as you let your customers know the pattern used is from Wicked Chickens Yarn.

*****This listing is for the pattern only! All pictures shown are created using this pattern, not the actual item for sale. We do sell this as a kit too: https://www.etsy.com/listing/607001701/wicked-chickens-yarn-wickedly-slow?ref=shop_home_active_1*****

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I made a bunch of these to give as gifts, the instructions are easy to follow and they turned out really cute!

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