Crochet A Llama CAL - Part 2



Welcome to the Crochet-a-Llama CAL Part 2!

Today we will add a head to our sweet llamas! We'll make the head, nose, ears, and give them a fuzzy and 'woolly' patch!

Feel free to add some fun expressions with smiles, eyebrows, eyelashes etc!

If you are just joining in it's not too late to start! You can find all the details about the CAL and Part 1 here! It will remain a free pattern here on the blog so you can crochet at your own pace.

Be sure to share your photos in the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook, I'm excited to see all those cute bodies gain a noggin!

Pattern

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This CAL is split into 3 parts:


Part 2 - October 31 - Head and Facial Features (this post here)


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Note: If you don't have 12mm safety eyes on hand or want to make this for a child under 3, I highly recommend making crochet eyes. You can use these here or make a magic circle with 6 HDC if you'd prefer to use black yarn!

For each of the pieces below we will be using size 3.5mm hook.

Nose/Mouth Piece

With body color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Rounds 5-7: SC around (24)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Nose - With black crochet or embroidery thread make a 'V' for the nose with a line a few stitches down. Feel free to add a smile for extra detail. (Black yarn will work as well, either as is or you can pull it apart to get a thinner nose.)




 Head

With body color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (48)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (54)

Rounds 10-18: SC around (54)

Note: Here is where we will add the eyes and facial features before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rounds 15 and 16, 7 stitches apart. If you would like to add eyelashes or eyebrows I recommend doing so before securing the backs onto the eyes.

Next, sew your mouth piece centered between the eyes as pictured, stuffing lightly.




Round 19: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (48)

Round 20: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 21: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 22: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 23: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

*Continue to stuff the head

Round 24: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 25: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC int he next, rep around (12)

Round 26: INV DEC around (6)

*Add your final stuffing before closing, I like to use the end of my crochet hook to help stuff at this point*

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end.

Ears

Make 2 with body color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 SC

Rounds 2-3: SC around (8)

Round 4: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 5: SC around (12)

Round 6: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (16)

Rounds 7-12: SC around (16)

Fold ear in half and SC across the top as pictured, then fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.




Flower

Round 1: With color of choice create a magic circle with 5 SC, join with a slip stitch to the first SC (5)

Round 2: *3DC and slip stitch into the same stitch*, repeat in each stitch making a total of 5 petals, join with a slip stitch to the first DC.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembling the Head


  • Sew the ears onto the head at the 5th round on each side.

  • With body color we will make the 'wooly' patch between the ears.
    • Create a slip knot and slip stitch into the stitch closest to the ear as pictured below.
    • Chain 16 and slip stitch into the next stitch.
    • Continue this process until you reach the other ear (this completes one row of 'wool'.)
    • Slip stitch into the next stitch towards the back of the head and make one more row back across to the first ear. Feel free to add additional rows to your liking.

  • If you made a flower, sew onto the ear of choice.

You are done with Part 2 and more than halfway done with your llama!

Join us back on Friday to make Part 3. We'll add the arms, tail, scarf and finish assembling!

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