Sloth Plant Hanger (with pattern!)

Feeling lazy? Me too, but at least we’re in good company!
This pattern will fit a 3 " potted plant


Skill level: adventurous beginner (must be comfy crocheting in the round and using stitch markers and sewing fussy pieces together)

Materials:


I (5.5mm/size9) crochet hook

Stitch markers (I use bobby pins)

Small amount of Poly-fill stuffing

½” dowel rod (cut to your preferred length)

Scrap black yarn

Scrap white yarn

Scrap dark brown yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Café Latte)
1 or 2 skeins light brown yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Buff) *Note: You will be crocheting the body, arms, and head with 2 strands of yarn held together, I used 1 skein and pulled the yarn from the center and the outside and had no problem keeping it untangled, or if you want to be fuss free use 2 skeins

Body:

Using I hook, light brown yarn, and 2 strands held together

Round 1: Magic Ring with 6 single crochets (sc) (6 sts), place stitch marker (sm) in first stitch (move stitch marker up each round and place in the first stich)

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Round 3: 2sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, repeat around (18 sts)

Round 4: 2sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, repeat around (24 sts)

Round 5: 2sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30 sts)
at this point your piece should measure 3" across

Round 6-12: 1 sc in each stitch around (30 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends, set aside

Head:

Using I hook, light brown yarn, and 2 strands held together

Round 1: Magic Ring with 6 single crochets (sc) (6 sts), place stitch marker (sm) in first stitch (move stitch marker up each round and place in the first stich)

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Round 3: 2sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, repeat around (18 sts)

Round 4: 2sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, repeat around (24 sts)

Round 5: 1 sc in each stitch around (24 sts)

Round 6: sc2tog in first 2 stitches, 1 sc in next stitch, repeat around (18 sts)

Round 7: sc2tog in first 2 stitches, 1 sc in next stitch, repeat around (12 sts)

Start firmly stuffing with Poly-Fil

Round 8: sc2tog 6 times (6 sts)

Fasten off leaving long tails for sewing head to body, set aside

Face:

Using I hook, white yarn, 1 strand

Round 1: Magic Ring with 6 single crochets (sc) (6 sts), place stitch marker (sm) in first stitch (move stitch marker up each round and place in the first stich)

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Round 3: sc in first 3 stitches, 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 stitches (16 sts)

Round 4: sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 (20 sts)

Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing face to head, do not attach to head yet

Eyes (make 2):

Using I hook, dark brown yarn, 1 strand

Chain 4, sc in 2nd chain from hook and remaining 2 stitches

Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing onto face

Use pic to determine placement of eyes


Arms (make 4):

Using I hook, light brown, 2 strands

Round 1: Magic Ring with 2 single crochets (sc) (2 sts), place stitch marker (sm) in first stitch (move stitch marker up each round and place in the first stich)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (4 sts)

Round 3: 2sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, repeat around (6 sts)

Round 4: 2sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, repeat around (8 sts)

Round 5-7: 1 sc in each stitch around (8 sts)

Round 6: 2sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, repeat around (10 sts)

Round 7-9: 1 sc in each stitch around (10 sts)

Round 10: 2sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4 stitches, repeat around (12 sts)

Round 11: 1 sc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Fasten off leaving long tail for attaching arms to body

(See pic for placement)

Fingers (make 4):

Using I hook, white yarn, 1 strand

Leave 3 inch tail at beginning and chain 10, fasten off leaving 3 inch tail for attaching to arms.

Assembly:

  • Attach dark brown eyes to white face
  • Embroider nose with 1 strand black yarn and stitch sleepy eyes and mouth with 1 strand black yarn
  • Attach completed white face to light brown head
  • Attach head to body at round 11 of body
  • Attach white fingers to light brown arms by threading 2 ends of the long white tails from fingers to small ends of light brown arms and tying with a knot. Hide tails inside the arms. Attach other end of white tails to another arm and tying a knot. Hide tails. Twist the arms so the fingers twist or leave them parallel (see pic)
  • Attach light brown arms to body again using pic as reference

Hang on ½” dowel rod, insert plant and enjoy!

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Aww, he’s adorable! :heart:

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This is so cute! Thanks for sharing your pattern! I’ll have to look for a tiny plant so I can make one :slight_smile:

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He’s the cutest. Thanks for sharing. Bookmarked for later.

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Adorable! What a great idea!

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This is utterly adorable! Thank you for sharing your pattern. I’ve added it to the LC Crochet Patterns & Tutorials list.

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So super cute!

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Awesome! I didn’t even know that board existed!

So adorable!!

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He’s freaking adorable!

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Shut up! That is so stinking cute.

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How cute is this? :heart:

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What a fun way to brighten any day! You did a great job on this!

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Thanks for the instructions! So cute and would be perfect for a few air plants I have!

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Thank you for sharing your pattern! I didn’t know that list existed either!

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So cuuuuuuute! I love it!

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