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What’s better than a cute crochet llama?! A cute crochet llama granny blanket!
This square is just one in my newest themed granny square blanket. Last week I made a cactus square that you can find the free pattern to here.
I’m going for a llama and cactus theme for this granny square blanket, and I’m in love with how it’s turning out! I chose to do fun and bright colors for the accompanying squares.
I think this blanket is going to be super cute, especially for a baby blanket. The pink squares can easily be switched for a pretty blue for a little boy!
I plan on making at least one more applique to finish this blanket up. Not many appliques for this afghan, but I really want to make the llamas the star of this blanket!
I will be making my llamas with all different colored rugs. It’s going to be a great way to use up a bit of scrap yarn!
I think this is going to be a really fun blanket. I’m already having so much fun designing it and seeing it come together!
You can see a little of how it’s going to look in the photo at the bottom of this post!
Worsted weight yarn in tan and three colors for the llama’s rug
Worsted weight yarn in white for granny square
Dimensions of square: 7” x 7 “
Abbreviations (US terms)
Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, st = stich(es), sc = single crochet, hdc = half double crochet
Llama Applique Pattern
Start with tan yarn and F/3.75mm hook
Row 1: Ch 14, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn
Row 2-5: Ch 1, sc across, turn
We will continue from the body to make the legs
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 3 st, turn
Row 2-3: Ch 1, sc across, turn
Row 4: Ch 1, sc, decrease, turn
Row 5-6: Ch 1, sc across, turn
Row 7: Ch 1, decrease
Slip stitch back to the main portion of the body.
Work the following across the body: sc in next 2 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 5 st, turn
We will continue to work on the second leg
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 3 st, turn
Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn
Row 3: Ch 1, sc, decrease, turn
Row 4-5: Ch 1, sc across, turn
Row 6: Ch 1, decrease
Slip stitch down the leg and body until you get to the other side of the body.
Continue working to make the tail
Ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch, sl st all the way across the body, turn
Continue working to make the neck
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 4 st, turn
Row 2-5: Ch 2, hdc across, turn
Row 6: Ch 3, tr, ch 3, sl st into same space as tr, sl st into next 3 st
Turn work 90 degrees to work on the nose/face of llama.
Ch 2, dc in next 2 spaces, ch 2, sl st into same st as last dc, sl st down body and leg of llama.
Rug – Use 3 different colors of worsted weigh yarn and F/3.75mm hook
Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn
Ch 1, sc across, turn
Ch 1, sc across
Add fringe to the bottom.
Sew rug onto llama body
Use black thread and tapestry needle to sew on the eye, making a ‘U’ shape.
Granny Square Pattern
Using white yarn and J/6.00mm hook
Round 1: Magic ring, ch 2, 12 dc in ring, join to first dc (12)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2dc in each st around, join to first dc (24)
Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as stitch), (dc, ch 3, 2dc) in same st as ch 3, dc, hdc, sc, hdc, dc, *(2dc, ch 3, 2dc) all in next st, dc, hdc, sc, hdc, dc, repeat from * around, join to beginning ch 3 (each side of square will have 9 st)
Round 4: Sl st to ch 3 space from previous row, Ch 3 (counts as st) (dc, ch 3, 2dc) all in same ch 3 space, dc across, *(2dc, ch 3, 2dc) all in ch 3 space from previous row, dc across, repeat from * around, join to beginning ch 3 (each side of square will have 13 st)
Round 5: Repeat Round 4 (each side of square will have 17 st)