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Crochet Llama Pattern

Crochet Llama Pattern

Crochet Llama Pattern

I knew I wanted to make a free crochet llama pattern because I was seeing them EVERYWHERE. I love the bright colors, tassels, and pom poms associated with them, too! Plus, a fuzzy little llama is just fun to make and snuggle! This crochet llama pattern is very beginner friendly, even with the fuzzy yarn!

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The Crochet Llama Pattern Details

The Friendly Llama is about 11 inches to the top of his ears. The fuzzy yarn is surprisingly easy to work with, much more than I feared it would be! Don’t worry, you won’t have a problema with this llama! I made this pattern very simple to follow, and most of the decreasing and increasing is done with the worsted weight. And you will definitely want to use the Bernat Pipsqueak yarn because it is sooooo soft. It is the same yarn I used to make The Friendly Lamb!

That being said I do have a few tips. I am in no way saying that it is as easy as worsted weight yarn. (Still so so worth it!) The hardest part is not that actual crocheting…You can actually feel where the stitches go pretty well! It is the decreasing/increasing. It is hard to see those stitches so you must COUNT. And use a stitch marker, although you always should anyway. This is not the project to make while watching the season finale of “Stranger Things.” But the upside of it is that this yarn is really, really, really forgiving. It is really hard to see any kind of mistakes! I honestly think you will be pleasantly surprised.

You could probably use any kind of fuzzy yarn but I tried literally 5 other kinds before I came back to the Bernat Pipsqueak. It is just so much easier to work with! And the crochet llama is just not the same without it. You will love how it blends in when you have to attach the pieces, too!

Crochet Llama Pattern

Please note this pattern is only for PERSONAL USE. Please feel free to make as many
items as you wish for yourself, or as gifts. You may sell items made with this pattern but
PLEASE LINK BACK OR GIVE CREDIT TO ME AS DESIGNER. In no way can you
share, reproduce, or sell this pattern. Please respect my rights as designer, this pattern belongs to The Friendly Red Fox.

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Crochet Llama Pattern on Etsy and Ravelry.

Crochet Llama Pattern Materials and Abbreviations

You will need:
2 Skeins of Bernat PipSqueak in white (about 250 yds)
Size 4 worsted weight yarn in ivory (about 50g)
10mm safety eyes
polyfil
Size 3.75 hook
yarn needle
Embroidery thread for nose

pom pom maker (this is my absolute favorite!)

One more tip before you get started… Stuff VERY firmly, especially the head. You will almost always need more than you think you need. I like to stuff them as full as I can. If you understuff, the nose won’t be defined enough. But don’t stuff TOO much or your stitches will stretch. The main problem I see with amigurumi projects is that they are under-stuffed.

Abbreviations
SC– single crochet

SC INC– single crochet increase (2 SC in each stitch)

INV DEC– Invisible decrease (put hook through the FRONT LOOP ONLY of two consecutive stitches [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through both loops. [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through two loops)

Magic Circle– Make a loop, leaving a long tail to work with. Insert hook in center of loop, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over, pull through to make the first chain (this does not count as a stitch!). Continue to crochet over the loop and tail with the number of stitches called for. (If you need 6 SC, then crochet 6 SC inside the ring.) Pull the tail to close the circle.

Always move your stitch marker to the last stitch in the round. This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

Crochet Llama Pattern

Head
Using the worsted weight yarn:
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Rounds 4-5: SC in each around (18)
Round 6: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 7-8: SC in each around. (24)
Round 9: SC in first 3, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 10: SC in each stitch around. (30)
Round 11: SC in first 4, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (36)
Change to Pipsqueak yarn.
Round 12: SC in first 5, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 13-18: SC in each around. (42)
Sew the nose and attach the eyes here. The eyes I attached between the rows 10 and 11, about 7 stitches apart. Double check that they are the same height before you attach the backs.
Round 19: SC in the first 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 20: SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 21: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 22: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 23: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (12)
Round 24: INV DEC around. (6)
Fasten off and carefully sew the remaining hole closed.

Ears (make two)
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC in each around. (6)
Round 3: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 4: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 5: SC in the first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Rounds 6-8: SC in each around. (24)
Round 9: SC in first 2, INV DEC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 10: SC in first, INV DEC in next. Repeat around. (12)
Round 11: SC in each around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew on the head. Pinch the bottom of the ear to make a little crease and sew a few stitches to hold the shape. I attached the ears 4 rows back from where the white fluffy yarn starts about level with the eyes.

 

Body (this part is just a tube.)

Using the Pipsqueak yarn:

Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 5: SC in first 3, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 6: SC in first 4, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 7: SC in first 5, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (42)
Rounds 8-17: SC in each around. (42)
Round 18: SC in the first 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 19: SC in each around. (36)
Round 20: SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 21: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 22: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 23: Sc in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (12)

Decrease in each around as you can and then sew the remaining hole together.

Neck
Chain 21. Attach to the first chain so you have a circle. Take care not to twist the chain when you connect it. Attach the stitch marker here. Crochet in each stitch around, for a total of 7 rows.

Pin this tube to the front of the body. Make sure it is centered, then attach the bottom by sewing around, multiple times if you need to. Stuff it very well and pin the head to the top. Sew the head on.

Legs (Make 4)

Starting with the worsted weight yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Rounds 4-10: SC in each around (18)
Change to the pipsqueak yarn.
Rounds 11-18: SC in each around. (18)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body. Stuff up to the worsted weight line but don’t stuff too much more than that.

When you attach the legs, use pins and a large needle. I pin the front legs first. I made sure the legs both lay flat on the table. If helpful, prop the back part of the body on something even with the legs. Attach the tops. Repeat with the back legs.

Tail
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3-7: SC in each around. (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body. I did not stuff my tail, just flattened it!

Neck Pom Poms
I made 3 pom poms using the smallest Clover pom maker (the pink one). Chain 35 and fasten off. Sew two pom poms on one end and one on the other. I just twisted the one around the two to fasten.

Blanket
Row 1: Chain 30 and turn. HDC in the second chain from the end.
Rows 2-3: HDC in each stitch across. (28)
Row 3: Change to an accent color. SC in each across. (28)
Rows 4-5: HDC in each stitch across. (28)
Row 6: Change to an accent color. SC in each across. (28)
Rows 7-8: HDC in each stitch across. (28)
Row 9: Change to an accent color. SC in each across. (28)
Rows 10-11: HDC in each stitch across. (28)

Cut 3 inch pieces for the fringe. Attach to the edge by folding the pieces in half and pulling through the edge of the blanket with your hook. Pull the two edges through the loop and pull tight.

Crochet Llama Pattern- a free crochet pattern

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