Did you know that according to Etsy 2019 trend report, unicorns are not the internet’s favorite animal anymore? According to the handmade and vintage goods online marketplace’s predictions, sloths are the new unicorns.
“Shoppers and Etsy sellers alike have gravitated to the laid-back attitude of the sloth, real-life representation of the carefree lifestyle many of us strive for every day,” observes the site.
Everyone seems to be fascinated with sloths. The slow-moving animals native to Central and South America are one of the most popular animals at zoos. They have even been featured in Disney movies and Geico commercials.
Actress Kristen Bell’s encounter with a sloth went viral when her husband, Dax Shepard, surprised her by bringing one to her birthday party.
As a trend, sloths are by no means new, of course; indeed, Etsy notes that they’ve “slowly been on the rise since 2002 (thanks to characters in popular animated movies).” Etsy’s trend report is probably referring to both Ice Age’s ground sloth, Sid (the first Ice Age debuted in 2002). However, I think that sloths’ rise in popularity is also due to their meme-fication.
How about you? Do you love sloths?
I know I do — so in celebration of them finally being acknowledged at large for the beautiful creatures they are, here are top 11 delightful sloth crochet patterns you can get for free now. There are a lot of amazing Crochet sloth patterns on Etsy too. Check them out here: Etsy sloth patterns.
I have made an interview with two of the creators of crochet sloth patterns you will find on Etsy. You can check the interviews, and get the discount for their patterns here: MevvSan and Loopy Pattern interview.
First I want to show you the free sloth crochet patterns. To get to the patterns, just click on the photo:
1. Storyland Amis – Zippy the Baby Sloth
If you want to get to know Holly from Storyland Amis better and get a 10% discount to all of her Etsy patterns, you can read her interview here: Etsy top seller interview – Storyland Amis.
5. Essiebirdies – Free PDF download sloth crochet pattern6. AmiguruMEI – Shoutaro the sleepy sloth FREE amigurumi pattern7. Craft Passion – Baby sloth amigurumi crochet pattern
11. And the last is not an amigurumi pattern, but I love it. It is an Adorable smiling sloth crochet plant hanger by Create & Craft
Here is one fun fact for the conclusion. Did you know that Sloths are clumsy on land but are great swimmers, and can live up to 40 years old? If you know any sloth fun facts you can share them with me in the comments below.
Which one of my top 11 picks for the Free amigurumi sloth pattern do you like best?
Have a beautiful day, and enjoy crocheting.