Colin The Crochet Llama

photo of a cream yarn crocheted llama

Meet Colin, the crochet llama! He’s an amigurumi style crocheted llama toy, with plenty of that llama charisma. You’ll find my free crochet llama pattern beginner friendly, with no color changes and limited stitch types.

My crochet llama pattern was a natural follow on from my amigurumi alpaca. This pattern is similar, but with some key differences in proportion and llama style haircut.

a photo of a llama and alpaca crochet

Your Equipment List

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 75g of Women’s Institute Soft and Smooth Tweed, aran weight, Marl.
  • 2 x 10mm safety eyes
  • Toy safe stuffing
photo of a cream yarn crocheted llama

Pattern Notes

This is a written pattern, which uses a handful of stitches including the magic circle, single crochet and chain. You will need to make some increases, decreases and irregular changes within the round.

Every time a new abbreviation is used, or I add a different instruction to the pattern, I’ll explain it in full English. Please note the pattern uses US crochet terms.

an image showing a crochet llama toy

Free Crochet Llama Pattern

You can follow this crochet llama pattern using just one yarn type, WI Soft and Smooth Tweed in aran weight, and one hook size, 4.5mm.

You’ll make all the crocheted pieces individually, before hand sewing them together at the end.

Your Crochet Llama’s Head

Work the head in the tweed yarn, using your 4.5mm crochet hook.

photograph showing the crochet llama's head

Round 1

Make a magic circle of six stitches (6)

Round 2

Put two single crochets in each stitch.

2sc x 6 (12)

Round 3 – 5

Make one single crochet into each stitch.

1sc x 12 (12)

Round 6

Put one single crochet into the first stitch, two in the next. Repeat in this pattern for the round.

(1sc, 2sc) x 6 (18)

Round 7 – 8

1sc x 18 (18)

Round 9

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 6 (24)

Round 10

You are now going to make some partial increases, with only two sections of increase for each round of six sections total.

(1sc x 3, 2sc) x 2, 1sc x 16 (26)

Round 11

(1sc x 4, 2sc) x 2, 1sc x 16 (28)

Round 12

(1sc x 5, 2sc) x 2, 1sc x 16 (30)

Round 13 – 16

1sc x 30 (30)

Round 17

You’re now going to decrease the shape. Make one single crochet in the first three stitches, then crochet the next two together. Repeat in this pattern for the length of the round.

(1sc x 3, sc2tog) x 6 (24)

Round 18

(1sc x 2, sc2tog) x 6 (18)

You’ll now need to attach your safety eyes, and with a small amount of thread loop them together slightly to give the indented expression.

picture of the crochet llama's eye position

Round 19

(1sc, sc2tog) x 6 (12)

You can now fill the head with toy stuffing, being careful to put a little stuffing in the muzzle so it doesn’t get left empty.

Round 20

Sc2tog x 6, then hand sew closed

Amigurumi Llama Ears

Make two llama ears using your tweed yarn and 4.5mm crochet hook.

photograph showing the crochet llama's ears

Round 1

Make a magic circle of three stitches (3)

Round 2

2sc x 3 (6)

Round 3 – 6

1sc x 6 (6)

Round 7

(1sc, 2sc) x 3 (9)

Round 8

1sc x 9 (9)
Leave a long strand of yarn for sewing later.

Your Llama’s Neck

Crochet your llama’s neck in the tweed yarn with your 4.5mm crochet hook.

photograph showing the crochet llama's neck

Round 1

Make a magic circle of six stitches (6)

Round 2

2sc x 6 (12)

Round 3

(1sc, 2sc) x 6 (18)

Round 4 – 14

1sc x 18 (18)

Round 15

(1sc, sc2tog) x 6 (12)

Now fill your llama’s neck with stuffing.

Round 16

sc2tog x 6, then hand sew to close. Slip stitch and leave a long tail of yarn for sewing later.

Crochet Llama Body

Your crochet llama’s body is made as a long tube.

photograph showing the crochet llama's body

Round 1

Make a magic circle of eight stitches (8)

Round 2

2sc x 8 (16)

Round 3

(1sc, 2sc) x 8 (24)

Round 4 – 5

1sc x 24 (24)

Round 6

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 8 (32)

Round 7 – 20

1sc x 32

Round 21

(1sc x 2, sc2tog) x 8 (24)

Round 22

(1sc, sc2tog) x 8 (16)

Carefully fill the llama’s body with toy safe stuffing.

Round 23

sc2tog x 8 then hand sew closed. Hide the tail of the yarn within the body using your yarn needle or a narrower crochet hook.

Four Llama Legs

Make four equally sized legs for your llama.

photograph showing the crochet llama's legs

Round 1

Make a magic circle of six stitches (6)

Round 2

2sc x 6 (12)

Round 3

1sc x 12 into the back loop only (12)

Round 4 – 15

1sc x 12 (12)

Finish off by filling the four legs with toy stuffing, making sure they are fully filled but not over stuffed.

Your Llama’s Tail

Crochet your llama’s tail with the tweed yarn and the 4.5mm crochet hook.

photo of a crochet llama amigurumi toy

Round 1

Make a magic circle of five stitches. (5)

Round 2 – 6

1sc x 5 (5)

Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing. The tail will be unstuffed, like the llama’s ears.

Curly Crochet Llama Hair

an image of the crochet llama and alpaca

You’re going to make a single strand of curly hair for your amigurumi llama. We’ll do it in the same style as my crocheted sheep pattern.

Chain 20, skip one loop and single crochet into the remaining 19 stitches.

Sewing your Crochet Llama Together

Lay out all of the pieces of your crochet llama in front of you.

photo of the individual pieces of the crochet llama before they are sewn together

Begin by sewing the ears onto the top of the head, facing forward. Use your fingers to manipulate them to make them look slightly drooped down.

To sew the neck onto the body, tip the neck backwards. Put the base of the neck beside the body’s magic circle, and weave between the two for at least six rounds back.

Now attach the neck to the head, leaving the chin dropped so that the head sits further back over the body.

Attach the tail at the back of the body, pointing it upwards.

You can now sew the legs onto the underside of your crochet llama, and he’s complete!

Your Crochet Llama

Llamas come in a huge variety of colors, patterns and of course unshaved they have quite long coats. If you’d like to give your llama a longer hairstyle, then pop over to my sheep or alpaca patterns to find out how!

Happy Crocheting,

Lucy Kate, x

image showing the crocheted llama toy

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