I found this free crochet llama pattern in German and I couldn’t resist making it! This is the first time that I’ve ever successfully completed a project written in a different language and I feel quite proud. If you need help translating the pattern, You can check out THIS post that details the process I used to translate the llama pattern.
Update: I got Ms Eni’s permission to make a video tutorial for this pattern!
I used a 2.75 mm crochet hook and worsted weight gray yarn. to make my llama. In addition to the original pattern, I added a crochet saddle and a baker’s twine & pom pom tassel. (scroll down for saddle pattern)
A Crochet Pattern by Picot Pals
2.5” (6.35 cm) x 1.5” (3.81 cm)
- Dk cotton yarn in assorted colors
- 2.75mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- single crochet in back loop only
- crochet in an oval
- changing colors
- The saddle is worked in an oval.
- Join rounds instead of working continuously.
- Change to the desired color at the end of each row.
- All of row 3 is worked in the back loop only.
- BLO – single crochet in back loop only
- ch – chain
- hdc – half double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- sc inc – single crochet increase
Row 1: ch 8, skip first 2 chains, 5 hdc, 5 hdc in next st, 4 hdc, 4 hdc in next st (18)
Row 2: sc inc, 4 sc, sc inc, sc inc, sc, sc inc, sc inc, 4 sc, sc inc, sc inc, sc, inc (26)
Row 3: -all worked in BLO- sc inc, 6 sc, sc inc, sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc, sc inc, 6 sc, sc inc, sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc (34)
Finish off, leave a long tail to attach the saddle.
Add some fringe to three stitches on either side of the saddle.
These tiny llamas are small enough to use as Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers or gift toppers. I can’t wait to make a few more as little gifts for my friends!
If you have any questions about the pattern, I’d be happy to help!