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After uploading yesterday’s cat ear savers crochet pattern I didn’t think I’d be making any more of these ear savers. However, this morning I suddenly had an idea and immediately grabbed some yarn (forgetting all about the other five projects I have on the go) and got to work. Half an hour later I had this sloth ear saver finished. So I now have a total of four ear saver patterns, all of which can be purchased together here as an ebook on Ravelry.
To make the sloth you’re going to need three different colours of yarn – white, beige and brown. I’ve used DK yarn and a 4mm hook. You can use different weight yarn and the appropriate hook size but you will end up with a smaller or larger ear saver. It’s a great way to use up and yarn you have left over from other projects as you’ll only need a really small amount.
White, brown and beige DK yarn
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc – double crochet
trc – treble crochet
inc – 2 single crochet in same stitch
Round 1: Using white yarn ch 17, trc in 4th ch and all remaining chs, 6 trc in final ch. DO NOT TURN, continue working down the opposite side of the chain. Trc in every ch, 5 trc in final ch, sl st with 1st st, change to beige yarn.
Round 2: ch 1, *sc in each trc until the 6 trc, inc in each of the 6 trc* repeat to end and sl st with 1st st.
Round 1: Using brown yarn ch 7, trc in 4th ch and all remaining chs, 6 trc in final ch. DO NOT TURN, continue working down the opposite side of the chain. Trc in every ch, 5 trc in final ch, sl st with 1st st.
Using brown yarn 6 sc in magic ring, sl st with first st.
Sew the eye patches onto each end of the strap then add the buttons and sew the nose on in the middle. Finally, weave in the ends.