Mini Amigurumi Llama - A Free Crochet Pattern





Now that it's January, I'm already thinking of Spring! Those deep colors and pastels are calling me! They had a big inspiration for these two, plus a walk through Hobby Lobby!

When I first had these two in mind I planned to make them exact replicas to the larger llamas we made last November, just in a smaller size of course. As they came together they took on their own personality.

With a small size of 8 inches tall, they work up very quickly. If you're new to amigurumi you will love these guys! There are minimal color changes and the legs, body and head are all made as one piece. Not too much sewing going on here!

You can also check out the Tips to Learning Amigurumi Page for more tips and helpful photos!

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Pattern


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Materials
  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn (50g of main body color, small amount of accent color, and choice of color for flowers/leaves)
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • Black crochet/embroidery thread for eyelashes, nose and eyebrows
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing
  • Tapestry needle (these are my favorites for amigurumi!)
  • Stitch markers

Abbreviations - US Terminology

MC - Magic circle

SC - Single crochet

SC INC - Single crochet increase

INV DEC - Invisible decrease

St(s) - Stitch(es)

Rep - Repeat


Slowly stuff each part as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. For this pattern the legs, body and head are made in one piece.


Nose/Mouth -

With accent color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Round 3: SC around (12)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. With your crochet or embroidery thread create a 'V' centered on the mouth piece, then place a line one stitch down as pictured below.





Legs -

Make 2, starting with accent color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Rounds 3-4: SC around (12)

Change to body color

Rounds 5-12: SC around (12)

Fasten off on the first leg only, when you finish the second leg proceed to round 13 to join the legs together.


Round 13: Attach to the first leg with a SC (I like to make sure both color changes are facing the same way, I make this the back of the llama). SC around the first leg and then the second leg. (24)

This completes your join and is where your next round will start. From here we will work the body.






Rounds 14-20: SC around (24)

Round 21: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 22: SC around (18)

Round 23: SC in the first st , INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Rounds 24-27: SC around (12)

Here is where we will start the head.

Round 28: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 29: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

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

Round 31: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Rounds 32-36: SC around (36)

Note: Here is where we will attach the facial features. Place the safety eyes 4 stitches apart between rounds 34-35. For the girl version I recommend sewing the eyelashes in place before securing the backs of the eyes.





Round 37: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 38: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

*Continue to stuff the head and neck firmly

Round 39: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 40: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 41: INV DEC around (6)

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



Ears -

Make 2 with body color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 7 SC

Rounds 2-3: SC around (7)

Round 4: SC INC in each st (14)

Rounds 5-7: SC around (14)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing, fold ear in half and sew across to close the ear as pictured below.






Arms -

Make 2 lightly stuffing at the bottom and starting with your accent color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (9)

Round 3: SC around (9)

Rounds 4-11: SC around (9)

At the end of round 11 pinch the arm flat and make 4 SC across the top to close, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


Flower Crown (Girl Version)

Flower - Make 4 with color of choice

Create a magic circle with 7 SC, pull tight to close and fasten off with a long tail for sewing.


Leaves - Make 2

With green, chain 5, DC into the 2nd chain from the hook, HDC in the next, then SC, and slip stitch into the last chain. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.





Assembly -

1. Sew the arms onto the body centered with the head at round 23.

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

3. Lastly, if you have made the girl version sew the flowers and leaves centered in front of the ears.


Congratulations, your mini llama is complete! I hope you had a blast making him or her (or both!)

If you're looking for more in the mini series be sure to check out this little cow and piglet, they're all great friends and fun to make!

Feel free to share your creation with all of us in the group as well, we'd love to see them! Thank so much for stopping by!


9 comments

  1. very cute! thanks for all you do!

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  2. Veramente bellissimi complimenti


    Complimenti veramente bellissimi


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  3. Bonjour peut on acheter vos tutos en fran├žais SVP je ne parle pas anglais

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    1. Hi Josiane! At this time the pattern is only available in English.

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  4. Thank you everyone for your kind words, so glad you have enjoyed them!

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  5. just made a girl version it's v cute

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