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Mama the Crochet Llama Free Pattern

“My Mama, my Mama, it so cute!” There are my daughter’s words when she saw the crochet llama. Her reaction is one for the reasons I crochet and this llama deserves that reaction. It is just a perfectly cute gift for any llama lover.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet llama. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information. If you would like all of this in a nicely formatted printable format, you can purchase the Ad-Free Large Print PDF Pattern.

Creating the Perfect Crochet Llama

I am not exactly sure what to call this type of pattern. I have heard it called a cuddler, ragdoll, pillow, and flat amigurumi. I would love to know what you would call it in the comments below.

Llamas have been so popular lately and it took several sketches to find the perfect shape for this llama. I really wanted to make this llama simple, so I used felt and a fine point marker to sketch the face onto the crochet llama.

The little llama can run around naked or you can dress her up with little flowers and a pretty rug on her back. It is up to you.

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Two versions of a Crochet Llama

After making this llama as a little stuffed animal, I wanted to make a larger version to act as a decorative pillow on my daughters bed. Instead of making a new pattern, I just switched my hook to a size L (8 mm) hook and used some soft blanket yarn for the llama. It turned out just wonderful in the larger version. The two patterns are not identical but there are simple notes on how to make the blanket yarn version.

Adding Extra Details

Below you will also find instructions for a back blanket and flowers for your llama. Feel free to get creative and add a flower crown to your llama or a striped blanket with fringe or tassels. Give you llama a flower neck wreath. Get creative and have fun with the pattern. The more creativity you put into it the more you will love it.

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Mama the Crochet Llama

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Materials Needed

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Materials for Smaller Llama
250 yds of Red Heart Super Saver
Colors Used are Soft White, Cafe Latte, Turqua, Gold, Flamingo
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Polyfil
Felt in three different colors (White, Tan, and Black used)
Thin Tipped Black Marker
Embroidery Thread
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Materials for Larger Llama
10.5 oz or 220yds of Bernat Blanket Yarn
Colors used White, and Grey from a Striped Blanket Yarn
Size L 8mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Polyfil
Felt in three different colors (White, Grey, and Black used)
Thin Tipped Black Marker
Embroidery Thread

Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Double Crochet Two Stitches Together
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch

Gauge and Size

Red Heart Yarn Gauge: 7 SC X 8 Rows = 2 inches
Bernat Blanket Yarn Gauge: 10 SC x 10 rows = 4 inches

Red Heart Yarn Llama – 14 in. tall by 7.5 in. wide
Bernat Blanket Yarn Llama -21 in. tall bu 12 in. wide

Helpful Video Tutorials

Here are some video tutorials that will help you with making this dress.
How to Change Colors

Special Stitches

SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together – Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook (2 loops on hook), insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook, (3 loops on the hook) yarn over and pull the first loop through all the loops on the hook. Your decrease is complete.

Make a crochet llama that is just adorable. It can be made with worsted weight yarn or blanket yarn.  Free crochet pattern with instructions photos.

Mama the Crochet Llama Pattern

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.
-For the Blanket yarn llama work rows skip rows 17-20 and Head rows 15-18 and 24. Skip leg row 6. Skip ear rows 7-8.
-For the spotted llama, I did not use a pattern for the spots but just randomly changed colors where I thought it looked nice.

Crochet Llama Body (Make 2)

With main body color.

CH 19

Row 1: Work 2 SC into the 2nd CH from the hook, Work a SC into the next 16 CH, Work 2SC into the last CH. (20)

Row 2: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into 1st ST, Work a SC into the next 18 STS, Work 2SC into the last ST. (22)

Row 3: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into 1st ST, Work a SC into the next 20 STS, Work 2SC into the last ST. (24)

Row 4: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into 1st ST, Work a SC into the next 22 STS, Work 2SC into the last ST. (26)

Row 5: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into 1st ST, Work a SC into the next 24 STS, Work 2SC into the last ST. (28)

Row 6-20: CH1, turn, SC in next 28 STs. (28)

Crocheting the Tail

Row 21: CH1, turn, SC in next 4 STs, SC2TOG. Leave the rest of the row unworked. (5)

Row 22: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, SC in next 3 STS. (4)

Row 23: CH1, turn, SC in next 2 STS, SC2TOG. (3)

Row 24: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC in next ST. (2)

Row 25: Ch1, turn, SC2TOG. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Crochet Llama Head

Starting on the opposite side of the llama body from the tail, count 14 stitches from the side. Slip stitch to the 14th stitch.

Head Row 1: Working into the 14th and 13th ST, SC2TOG. SC into the next 12 STs. (13)

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Head Row 2-18: CH1, turn, SC in next 13 STs. (13)

Head Row 19: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, Sc in next 11 STs. (12)

Head Row 20: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, Sc in next 10 STs. (11)

Head Row 21: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, Sc in next 9 STs. (10)

Head Row 22: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, Sc in next 8 STs. (9)

Head Row 23: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, Sc in next 7 STs. (8)

Head Row 24: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, Sc in next 6 STs. (7)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet Llama Legs (Make 2)

With accent color.

CH2

Row 1: Work 2 SC in 2nd CH from the hook. (2)

Row 2: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into 1st ST. Work a SC into next ST. (3)

Row 3-6: CH1, turn, Work a Sc into next 3 STs. (3)

Do not fasten off. CH1, turn, Work a SC into the side of each row, CH1, Work a SC into the opposite side of the starting chain, CH1, Work a SC into the other side of each row. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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Crochet Llama Ears (Make 2)

With accent color.

CH2

Row 1: Work 2 SC in 2nd CH from the hook. (2)

Row 2: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into 1st ST. Work a SC into next ST. (3)

Row 3-8: CH1, turn, Work a Sc into next 3 STs. (3)

Row 9: CH1, turn, SC2TOg, SC in next ST. (2)

Row 10: CH1, turn, SC in next 2 STs. (2)

Do not fasten off. CH1, turn, Work a SC into the side of each row, CH1, Work a SC into the opposite side of the starting chain, CH1, Work a SC into the other side of each row. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Make a crochet llama that is just adorable. It can be made with worsted weight yarn or blanket yarn.  Free crochet pattern with instructions photos.

Crochet Llama Back Blanket

CH7

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from the hook and next 5 CH.

Row 2-5: CH1, turn SC into next 6 STs.

Fasten off after Row 5. Leave a long yarn end to sew the blanket to the llama’s back after the llama has been assembled.

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Flowers (Make as many as you like)

Note: Work the entire row into a Magic Circle.

R1: Working into a Magic Circle, *SLST, CH1, DC, CH1* Repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. SLST. Fasten off, pull the Magic Circle close to create a flower.

For the flower center, take a piece of yellow yarn about 6 inches long, make a knot in the center of the yarn and make 3 more knots directly over the first knot to make it larger. Weave both of the ends of the yarn through the flower so the knot will sit in the center of the flower. Secure and sew the flower to the llama before assembling the llama.

Make a crochet llama that is just adorable. It can be made with worsted weight yarn or blanket yarn.  Free crochet pattern with instructions photos.

Giving your Crochet Llama a Face

We will be using felt to create the face of our llama. Cut out a half-circle of felt for the llama face and gently round the two corners like the photo below. Then cute an oval for the llama snout and two small circles for the eyes.

Make a crochet llama that is just adorable. It can be made with worsted weight yarn or blanket yarn.  Free crochet pattern with instructions photos.
Eyes are not shown in photo.

Using a fine point marker careful draw the nose and mouth onto the oval. Sew the half-circle onto the llama head with a running stitch and some embroidery thread. Sew the oval on top of the half-circle and the eyes up near the rounded corners of the half-circle.

Make a crochet llama that is just adorable. It can be made with worsted weight yarn or blanket yarn.  Free crochet pattern with instructions photos.

Now your llama has a cute face and is ready to be assembled.

Assembling your Crochet Llama

To assemble the llama we will be single crocheting around the project to join the two sides. Where the legs and ears are attached we will use slip stitches instead of single crochet to join the two body layers with the the leg or ear pieces in between.

When working your single crochet around the edge of the llama, make sure you are working through both layers and occasionally all three layers of crochet. This is shown in the photo below.

Make a crochet llama that is just adorable. It can be made with worsted weight yarn or blanket yarn.  Free crochet pattern with instructions photos.

For the legs, I just worked into row 6 of the legs while working into the two body pieces. For the ears, I positioned the ears to angle exactly how I wanted them to. Then while slip stitching, I worked around the edge of the body piece, and through whichever stitches I needed on the ears to keep them where I wanted them.

Make a crochet llama that is just adorable. It can be made with worsted weight yarn or blanket yarn.  Free crochet pattern with instructions photos.

Once the llama is about 3/4th of the way joined, I started adding stuffing and continued adding stuffing as I finished the project up.

Sew the blanket to the single crochet edging after your llama is completely joined together.

After joining your llama, you will only have a few ends left to weave in. Display the llamas on your bed or give them to a friend to keep them company!

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