Meet Sura the Sloth!

Dear reader, I want you to know that I will always be honest with you. Even if it’s embarrassing.

So, I’ll confess: I didn’t used to think sloths were cute.

I thought they were sort of weird, and their long toenails freaked me out a little bit.

What changed?

A few months ago, I was seeing sloths pop up everywhere. Kristen Bell had a sloth-loving meltdown. Then, someone told me about the bucket of sloths video.

I was converted into a sloth-lover.

Need evidence? I even sewed myself a little sloth-brooch:

cute sloth felt pin

Is that love or what?

So… meet Sura!

And of course, as soon as an animal crosses my personal-cuteness threshold… I just have to design one in plush form!

Meet Sura the Sloth:

cute crochet sloth

When I was designing a sloth, I knew it would have to hang to be really sloth-like. So, I created a new buttonhole technique that creates stuffed arms you can button and unbutton!

adorable stuffed sloth hanging

Isn’t that cool?

And when unbuttoned, this adorable sloth sits like any other stuffed animal!

Grab Sura for yourself!

Are you ready to crochet your own adorable sloth?

Use the handy button above to purchase! (or, if you’re reading this post via email, click here!)

This pattern is full of step-by-step photos… including very detailed photos so you can accomplish the super-awesome buttonhole arms!

But wait, there’s more!

To crochet your own Sura the sloth, you’ll need yarn, eyes, felt (so that her black eyes stand out from the black eye patches) and buttons.

I know. It’s a lot of notions.

So, I’m offering a limited number of Sloth Yarn Bundles!

sloth yarn

The yarn bundles aren’t quite kits, since you’ll still need to purchase the pattern. But, they have most of the goodies you’ll need! The bundle contains:

  • Grey, white and black yarn in the amounts needed
  • A pair of 12mm black eyes
  • A square of white felt
  • 2 7/8″ buttons

All for only $12!

Sorry! As of 4pm, all Sloth Yarn Bundles are sold out!

Use the form above (or, if viewing this via email, view this post in a browser to see the checkout) to purchase your yarn bundle.

There’s only a limited number available (because I’m moving in 2 weeks and winding up every bit of grey yarn I have on hand to make this happen!), so grab yours while they’re available!

Three cheers for Sura!

I’m so excited about this pattern because (not to toot my own horn) I think this buttonhole technique is so awesome! I can’t wait to see oodles of photos of sloths hanging around!

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Jul 15, 2013 | Posted by in Blog, FreshStitches News | 3 comments

Comments (3 Responses)

  1. Joan says:

    Sura the Sloth is such a cute pattern, it’ll be fun to make.

  2. Leslie says:

    So cute Stacey! Sloths are pretty precious :) Love the button detail for upside-down hanging!

    Good luck on your move! We just moved, too, and it was a real pain… especially since I realized how much craft stuff/yarn I accumulated over the years, oops :/ Time to get cracking on a bunch of projects to use it up after we settle in!

  3. Sia says:

    Sura looks really great!

    Good luck with the move! I moved last September and I still have 2 boxes unpacked just sitting there mocking me!

    I hope you settle in a lot faster, because then you should really make a kit for Sura!

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