Amigurumi Llama - A Free Crochet Pattern


Awhile back we had a super fun CAL (crochet-a-long) to make these sweet Llamas. In an attempt to organize a little bit here on the blog I have combined all 3 parts of the CAL into one post.

So, now you can make your llama without having to jump to each post, the full pattern is available below!

These llamas work up quite quickly with few color changes. The legs and body are made as one piece and the neck is at a great width to help reduce the chance of a wobbly head.

For this pattern you will want to be familiar with making a magic circle, invisible decreases and color changes. If these are new methods to you, a mini tutorial for each can be found on the Tips to Learning Amigurumi page, complete with helpful photos along the way!

Be sure to also check out the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook to see many of the other Llamas made during our CAL. I love all of the different colors and yarns used!

Here's a variegated version I made with Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Sherbet Stripes! The color choices for this pattern are endless!



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Pattern

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Materials

  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn (100g of main body color; small amount of light brown and color of choice for scarf and flower)
  • Crochet thread or embroidery floss for the facial feature
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 5mm crochet hook (for the scarf)
  • 12mm safety eyes 
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle (I love the bent tips!)
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch markers (a piece of scrap yarn works great!)

If you would prefer an alternative to plastic safety eyes these are my favorites!

Abbreviations (US Terminology)

SC - Single crochet

SC INC - Single crochet increase

INV DEC - Invisible decrease

HDC - Half double crochet

DC - Double crochet

St(s) - Stitch(es)

Rep - Repeat


We will be working in continuous rounds, I recommend using a stitch marker either at the beginning or end of each round to help keep track. Slowly stuff as you go, you will want each part to be firm but not stretched.

Note: You will be using your 3.5mm hook for the majority of the pattern. The 5mm hook will be used solely for the scarf.


Legs and Body - 

Legs - Make 2 starting with light brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

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

Rounds 4-8: SC around (18)

Change to body color

Rounds 9-22: SC around (18)

Fasten off on the first leg only. When you are finished with the 2nd leg proceed to round 23 to join the legs and start the body.

Round 23: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC, SC in the remaining stitches around the leg. When you reach the chain complete a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains again. (42)

You will end up crocheting across each side of the chain, this acts as a bridge to join the legs together. This completes your join and is where your next round will start.




Rounds 24-40: SC around (42)

Round 41: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 42: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 43: SC around (30)

Round 44: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

Rounds 45-50: SC around  (24)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing



Nose/Mouth Piece

With body color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

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

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, 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 added a few stitches down. Feel free to add a smile for extra detail. You can also use black yarn either as is or you can pull it apart to make a thinner nose.



Head

With body color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rounds 10-18: SC around (54)


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 as you go.



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

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

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

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

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

*Continue to stuff the head as you go

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

Round 25: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the 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 st, SC INC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 5: SC around (12)

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

Rounds 7-12: SC around (16)

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

Flower

With color of choice

Round 1: 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

1. Sew the ears onto the body at the 5th round on each side.

2. 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 towards the other ear. 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 complete another row back across to the first ear. Feel free to add additional rows to your liking.



3. If you've made a flower, sew onto the ear of your choice.


Arms

*Lightly stuff the bottom half of the arms*

With light brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Rounds 3-6: SC around (12)

Change to body color

Rounds 7-22: SC around (12)

At the end of round 22 pinch the arm flat and make 6 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Tail

With body color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (16)

Rounds 3-7: SC around (16)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Scarf

With color of choice and 5mm hook, chain 78

Row 1: HDC in the 2nd chain from your hook and in each chain across, chain 1 and turn (77)

Rows 2-3: HDC across (77)

Cut 4 strands of yarn about 6 inches long, slip stitch each one into the ends of the scarf to create a fringe. I left my starting and ending yarn there as fringe as well, no need to weave them end. Cut all strands to make them even as needed.



Final Assembly

1. Sew the head onto the body, making sure to have the facial features centered. Add extra stuffing in to the neck as you go to keep it firm and less wobbly.

2. Next, sew the arms onto the body centered with the head at round 45.

3. Sew the tail to the back of the body, adding stuffing as you go.



4. Lastly, I folded the scarf in half around the neck and pulled the ends through the loop.

Yay! Your llama is complete! Feel free to share a picture with us in the group, we'd love to see your llama!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

8 comments

  1. The Llama made with the multi colored yarn would be a perfect gift for a friend of mine. What yarn did you use?

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  2. I loved using this yarn! It's I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby in Sherbet Stripes!

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  3. Can you make it without the scarf?

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  4. I made this llama over the weekend and I am in love. Thank you for your lovely pattern!

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  5. I made the girl Llama with a red rose in her hair and put a red dress I crocheted on her instead of a scarf. I love this project it was so fun!!! Keep up the great work!!!

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    1. Sounds soo cute! I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern, thank you for your kind words!

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  6. Muito obrigada. Parabéns pela aula.

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