Llama Llama

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My grandson has been obsessed with the cartoon Llama Llama on Netflix. I decided I should make him his own llama llama to cuddle with at bedtime. This finished pattern measures approximately 17 inches from the top of his ears to the tip of his toes.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Any worsted weight yarn will work, but I used Vanna’s Choice in beige and honey. For the grey alpaca,  used Vanna’s Choice in silver heather and silver grey.

I (5.25mm) crochet hook 

18mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

Black embroidery thread

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With light colored yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 7-9: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in first 15 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches, sc in next 15 stitches. (40 stitches)

Switch to darker color.

Row 13: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 14: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 16: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 17-22: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 25: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 27: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 28: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Stop at this point and stuff with poly-fil. Insert safety eyes between rows 12 and 13 with 12 stitches in between them. Sew nose on with embroidery thread. Continue stuffing head as you work.

Row 29: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 30: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 31: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 32: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 33: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut. Tie off.

Ears:

With darker colored yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 6-10: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Lay flat and fold in half to sew onto head.

Body:

With darker colored yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Rows 12-16: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 19-20: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 22-23: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 25-29: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Sew head onto body.

Legs and Arms:

With light colored yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: In front loops only, *dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 6-7: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to darker color.

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 9-24: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 25: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 26-28: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff legs about 3/4 of the way with poly-fil. Stuff arms about halfway with poly-fil. Sew onto body.

Tail:

With white yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 4-5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Do not stuff. Lay flat and sew onto butt.

 

 

If you want to fluff up the yarn like I did, you’ll need a dog or cat brush to brush it out. I like the cat ones because they’re smaller so you can get smaller areas better. You want to make sure it has wire bristles.

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Only brush the darker yarn to give it some fluff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just work the brush in different directions around the yarn. If you choose to do this, I recommend doing this to each piece before you sew it together. I also added a few strands of yarn to the top of their heads and brushed it out a bit to fluff it up.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any llamas of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

 

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