When I set out to make a crochet llama applique, I thought it would be a quick, easy project… and don’t get me wrong, the final project is pretty easy to whip up… but the design process didn’t go as smooth as I had hoped. Each time my little llama looked more like a giraffe and my family kept telling me to try again. This was my 5th go at it and I’m pretty happy with this version! I think it would be such a cute addition to a hat or blanket!
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in White. You will need a bit of black, cream, pink, and turquoise for the embellishments.
– Size G Crochet Hook
– Tapestry needle
Llama Applique Pattern:
Chain 11, SC in second chain from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 6, HDC in next, 4 SC in last, now working on other side of chain, SC, HDC, DC in next 6, HDC, one SC in last, join to first SC, chain 1
Round2: 3 SC all in one stitch, Slip stitch in next stitch, Chain 6, DC in 3rd chain from hook and rest of the way down chain (this makes first leg), skip 2 stitches and slip stitch to join to next stitch on llama body, SC in next stitch, slip stitch to next stitch, Chain 6, DC in 3rd chain from hook and rest of the way down chain (this makes second leg), skip 2 stitches and slip stitch to join to next stitch on llama body, 3 SC in next stitch, slip stitch in next, 3 SC in next, slip stitch, 3 SC, Slip stitch. 3 SC, slip stitch, Chain 11, TC (triple crochet) in 4th chain from hook and rest of the way down chain (this makes the neck), skip 3 stitches and slip stitch to join to next stitch, 3 SC in next, slip stitch to join and fasten off, weave in ends.
Join yarn at bottom of back of neck.
3 SC, slip stitch in next, 3 SC, slip stitch, chain 3, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC in last chain, skip a stitch, join with slip stitch to next (this makes your first ear), chain 3, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC in last chain, skip a stitch, join with slip stitch to next (this makes your second ear), Chain 2 + DC in the same stitch, DC + chain 2 in next stitch, join with slip stitch to the same place as your DC, 3 SC in next, slip stitch, 3 SC, slip stitch, 3 SC, slip stitch to join, fasten off and weave in ends.
Now it’s time to embellish!
With tapestry needle and long strand of black yarn, stitch on a little eye, mouth and and dot for a nose.
With cream yarn, slip stitch along bottom edge of legs, fasten off and weave in ends.
With pink yarn:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 4 SC in ring, do not join, pull tight, chain 1, turn
Row 2: 2 SC in first, SC in next, 2 SC in next, one SC in last, join in turquoise yarn, chain 1, turn
Row 3: Slip stitch along edge with turqoise yarn, fasten off and weave in ends except one to stitch onto back of llama.
Lots of Llama Llove around here!
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I wish I had occasion to need a llama! I love his adorable little face, it’s like he accomplished something and is very proud of himself. If I need a llama, I’m coming back to this! Thank you!
Chelsea Hahn says
This llama is so adorable. My god-sister loves llamas. I am going to make her a purse with this llama on it!
So cute, I can’t wait to see what you have planned for it!
This little guy is the cutest!
It is just wonderful! You can tell by the finished product that a lot of time went into the design. I love the scallops along the edge! Very original.
I feel like there should me an extra sc 3 and sc on the back of the neck because my ears are on the neck and not on the top of the head
color switch says
I love this giraffe, very funny and lovely. Thank you for sharing the way.
Well it certainly looks spot on now!! Love it!
Debbie Rojo says
Your page is so cool but is full of publicity and that’s anoying, if you can change that it will be great
All of your work is amazing and i love it!