Llama Pillow: Free Crochet Pattern

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I just love the adorable designs and beautiful photos that Stephanie always comes up with. And this year, for 30 Days of Cozy, she’s designed this sweet Llama Pillow and it’s a free crochet pattern!

This easy amigurumi llama pattern is detailed below. You can also get this pattern as part of the 30 Days of Cozy pattern bundle. When you do, you’ll get the PDF with the written pattern and photo helps AND Stephanie will throw in an additional free pattern for her miniature llama stuffies (see photo, below)!

 
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Meet Stephanie Alvarez

Bio – I’m excited to introduce you to Stephanie, the designer and creator behind Grace and Yarn. With hook and yarn in hand, she has made this her home to share her passion for crochet with others. Stephanie stumbled upon amigurumi (the Japanese art of creating crocheted stuffed animals) two years ago and has been ‘hooked’ ever since. When she’s not crocheting you can find her baking with her littles, spending time with family or setting up camp in the craft aisles at Hobby Lobby.

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The Llama Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Materials

  • 350 yards size 4 worsted weight yarn (I used two skeins of Ivory Yarn Bee Denim in Color)
  • Small amount of brown (nose), pink (cheeks and bow), black, and white (eyes)
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • 14-inch round pillow form (stuffing can be used as a replacement)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Sewing pins (optional)
  • Printable PDF Pattern for the Llama Pillow

Gauge

6 rounds = 4-inch diameter

Stitch Abbreviations

US Terminology

  • MC- Magic circle
  • SC- Single crochet
  • HDC- Half double crochet
  • HDC INC – Half double crochet increase
  • Sl st – Slip stitch
  • St(s)- Stitch(es)
Image of Crochet Llama Pillow with white background

How to Make this Llama Pillow

Eyes – Make 2

With black

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 HDC, sl st to the first HDC to join

Round 2: Ch 1, HDC INC in each stitch around, sl st to the first HDC to join (16)

Round 3: Ch 1, HDC in the same st, HDC INC in the next, repeat around, sl st to the first HDC to join (24)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing, with white yarn create a reflection by passing through a few stitches towards the outside of the eye.

Cheeks – Make 2

With pink

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 HDC, sl st to the first HDC to join

Round 2: Ch 1, HDC INC in each stitch around, sl st to the first HDC to join (16)

Round 3: Ch 1, HDC in the same st, HDC INC in the next, repeat around, sl st to the first HDC to join (24)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Nose/Mouth Piece Make 1

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 HDC

Round 2: HDC INC in each st (16)

Round 3: HDC in the first st, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (24)

Round 4: HDC in the first 2 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (32)

Round 5: HDC in the first 3 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (40)

Round 6: HDC in the first 4 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (48)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. With your black yarn create a ‘V’ in the center of your piece that is 8 stitches apart reaching out to the 4th round. Next, make a line straight down 3 rounds from the center to create a ‘Y’.

Ears – Make 2

With brown make 2

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 SC

Rounds 2-3: SC around (8)

Round 4: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, repeat around (12)

Round 5: SC around (12)

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

Round 7: SC around (16)

Round 8: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (20)

Rounds 9-13: SC around (20)

Round 14: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24)

Round 15: SC around (24)

Round 16: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (28)

Round 17: SC around (28)

Round 18: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (24)

Round 19: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (20)

Round 20: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (16)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Bow –

With pink chain 17

Row 1: HDC into the 2nd chain from your hook and in each chain across (16)

Rows 2-5: HDC across (16)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Cut a strand approximately 12 inches long and use to wrap around the middle of your bow 4-5 times, secure in the back and use remaining tail to sew onto your pillow.

A girl holding the cute crocheted llama throw pillow

Pillow Cover – Make 2

*Note – We will now be working in a continuous round without joining, I recommend using a stitch marker either at the beginning or end of each round. *

Round 1: With ivory, create a magic circle with 8 HDC

Round 2: HDC INC in each stitch around (16)

Round 3: HDC in the first st, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (24)

Round 4: HDC in the first 2 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (32)

Round 5: HDC in the first 3 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (40)

Round 6: HDC in the first 4 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (48)

Round 7: HDC in the first 5 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (56)

Round 8: HDC in the first 6 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (64)

Round 9: HDC in the first 7 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (72)

Round 10: HDC in the first 8 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (80)

Round 11: HDC in the first 9 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (88)

Round 12: HDC in the first 10 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (96)

Round 13: HDC in the first 11 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (104)

Round 14: HDC in the first 12 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (112)

Round 15: HDC in the first 13 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (120)

Round 16: HDC in the first 14 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (128)

Round 17: HDC in the first 15 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (136)

Round 18: HDC in the first 16 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (144)

Round 19: HDC in the first 17 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around (152)

Round 20: HDC around (152)

After finishing the first cover fasten off and weave in your ends. Do not fasten off the 2nd cover.

Assembly –

  • Sew your eyes, cheeks and mouthpiece onto one of your pillow covers. Optional: Use sewing pins to help hold them in place.
    • I started with my mouthpiece first and place it centered just below the first round. Next, I sewed each of the eyes about two stitches above the mouthpiece and about 7 stitches in between, feel free to add eyelashes as you go. Lastly, place the cheeks centered to the mouth and one stitch out. (Pictures for reference below.)
  • Next, sew the ears onto the pillow roughly 5-6 rounds above the eyes. I recommend sewing across the bottom and up the sides by half of an inch to add extra strength.
  • Place both covers with the wrong sides together. SC around the edge making sure to go through each cover. When you are halfway across, insert your pillow form (or stuffing) and continue to SC around the remaining half. Fasten off and weave in your end. (If you are using stuffing as an alternative be sure to add extra stuffing just before closing to reach the level of firmness you would like.)
  • Lastly, we will add the wool between the ears. With ivory cut multiple strips of yarn approximately 7 inches long. You will need quite a few to fill in between the ears.
  • Taking 1 strand at a time and using your crochet hook, pull the strand through a stitch next to one of the ears to create a loop. (Pictures for reference below).
  • Next, pull your ends through the loop and pull tight.
  • Complete this step across the head to the other ear. I also added a few just under both ears for a full look.
  • Moving up two rounds complete another row of wool using the steps above. Trim as needed.
  • Lastly, sew your bow onto the desired ear.

You crochet llama pillow is done! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern. Let me know if you have any questions with this pattern or any of my other patterns, I would be happy to help.

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