Fernando the Llama Free Crochet Pattern


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A special thought goes to the many Ukrainian crochet designers - I hope this non-sense war will end soon!


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Fernando the Llama is an old design of mine that I worked few years ago. I like from time to time to refresh the look of some of my first projects, using different yarns and colors.


I'm really pleased with they way this little fella looks now.

I really love his cute expression and pointy ears...not to mention the gorgeous poncho!


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Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 40 explanatory step-by-step pictures, along with charts and tips to guide you through the making process!

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Here's the FREE pattern!





YARN: Light (3) in Brown, Beige, Yellow, Blue and Pink.

Classic Cotton thread in Black and White

MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

DIMENSION: 8” x 4” (20 x 10 cm)

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (hdc), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner









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HEAD (Brown yarn)

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)

Rnds 6 - 10: sc even (40)

Rnd 11: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)

Rnd 12: sc even (48)

Rnd 13: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56)

Rnds 14 -16: sc even (56)

Insert safety eyes between rnds #9/10, 10 sts apart.

Rnd 17: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)

Rnd 18: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40); start stuffing the head

Rnd 19: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32)

Rnd 20: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 21: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18)

Rnd 22: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (15); F/O, cut the yarn and finish stuffing the head firmly.



MUZZLE (Beige yarn)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnds 5 - 7: sc even (24); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.



EARS (Brown yarn)

Rnd 1: 4 sc in a mr (4)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (6)

Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10)

Rnd 5: 4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12)

Rnds 6 - 8: sc even (12)

Row 9: flatten the ear and crochet through both layers now, 6 sc (6)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.



LEGS & BODY (Brown and Beige yarn)

MAKE TWO:

Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnd 3: sc even (8)

Rnd 4: switch to brown yarn and work in FLO, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12)

Rnd 5: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18)

Rnd 6 - 11: sc even (18); F/O, cut the yarn and stuff the leg.

Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, CH 2 INSTEAD.

MERGE THE TWO LEGS TOGETHER:

Rnd 12: join the yarn to the 1st st of the last rnd of the leg #1, work 1 sc into the same st, then work 1 sc into any st around. Keep crocheting in the chains between the two legs by working 1 sc into each chain. Move to the 2nd leg and work 18 sc around. Keep crocheting in the chains between the two legs by working 1 sc into each chain (40)

Rnds 13 - 22: sc even (40); keep stuffing as you go

Rnd 23: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32)

Rnds 24 - 25: sc even (32)

Rnd 26: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 27: sc even (24)

Rnd 28: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18)

Rnds 29 - 30: sc even (18)

Rnd 31: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (15)

Rnds 32 - 35: sc even (15); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.



ARMS (Brown and Beige yarn; make two)

Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnd 3: sc even (8)

Rnd 4: switch to brown yarn and work in FLO, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10)

Rnd 5 - 12: sc even (10)

Rnd 13: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8); do not stuff the arm

Row 14: flatten the last rounds of the arm and work through both layers, 4 sc (4); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.



TAIL (Brown yarn)

Row 1: work 6 ch, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 2 hdc, 2 sc (5); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn



PONCHO (Yellow, Beige and Blue yarn)

Rnd 1: starting off with yellow yarn, crochet 24 ch, join the last ch to the 1st one with a sl st and ch2 (24)

Rnd 2: (3 dc, 1 ch and skip 1 st) rep around (18 dc, 6 ch); join with sl st, do not ch

Rnd 3: 1 sl st in the next 2 stitches, 1 sl st in the space of the ch, switch to beige yarn, in the same space work 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch, 3dc, 1 ch , [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep twice], 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc in the next chain, 1 ch, [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep twice] (27 dc, 8 ch); join with sl st, do not ch

Rnd 4: 1 sl st in the next 2 stitches, 1 sl st in the space of the ch, switch to light blue yarn, in the same space work 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch, 3dc, 1 ch , [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 3 times], 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc in the next chain, 1 ch, [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 3 times] (33 dc, 10 ch); join with sl st, do not ch

Rnd 5: 1 sl st in the next 2 stitches, 1 sl st in the space of the ch, switch to beige yarn, in the same space work 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch, 3dc, 1 ch , [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 4 times], 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc in the next chain, 1 ch, [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 4 times] (39 dc, 12 ch); join with sl st, do not ch

Rnd 6: 1 sl st in the next 2 stitches, 1 sl st in the space of the ch, switch to beige yarn, in the same space work 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch, 3dc, 1 ch , [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 5 times], 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc in the next chain, 1 ch, [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 5 times] (45 dc, 14 ch); join with sl st; F/O and hide the tails of yarn.



ASSEMBLING INSTRUCTIONS:

· Sew the muzzle onto the head between rnds 8-17. Stuff the muzzle firmly as you attach it to the llama’s head.

· Embroider the nose onto the muzzle with black cotton thread.

· Embroider the eyebrows above the eye between rnds # 6-8 with black cotton thread.

· Sew the ear on top of the head between rnds # 2-4.

· Sew the arms between rnds 27-28

· Put the poncho in place

· Attach the body to the head.

· Sew the tail to the back of the body between rnds #18-19

· Embroider the cheek lines below the eyes (between rnds #11-12) with pink yarn.

· Embroider the lines of the eyes with black and white cotton thread.



I can't wait to see your version of my FERNANDO THE LLAMA! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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