Amigurumi Alpaca free pattern.





December is finally here! it's my most favourite time of the year. I should be making some crochet ornaments and gifts for Christmas but all i could think of is making alpacas! i suddenly had this insane urge to make them and still pondering over what colours should i make them next. This is a quick and easy project and make a great gift for alpaca/ Llama lovers. Read below for instructions.


Materials needed:
  • Yarn in lavender and white colour ( i have used 4ply/ sport weight acrylic yarn).
  • Crochet hook according to the size of your yarn ( i have used 2mm hook).
  • Poly fiber fill
  • Tapestry needle
  • 6mm flat back black beads for eyes or safety eyes. 
  • Colourful beads.
  • Black embroidery thread   
This pattern is written in US English terms and worked in continuous rounds unless stated otherwise.

ch - chain.
sc - single crochet.

st - stitch.
Inc - sc increase (2sc in one st).
dec - decrease (sc 2 together).
sl - slip stitch.
( ) - total number of stitches in a row.
           


Face
With white yarn,
R1: chain 7, sc in second chain from hook, sc in next 4 ch, 3 sc in the next ch, sc in next 4 ch, 2sc in the last 2 ch. (14).
R2: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in the last 2 sts. (20)

R3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 st, 2sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in the last 2 sts and slip stitch to the first st. (26). 
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing to the head.




Glue in the eyes and embroider the mouth. If using safety eyes, don't add the washer yet as we will insert the eyes to the head later.


Head and Body:


With lavender colour yarn,

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6).  
R2: Inc in each st (12).
R3:  [sc in next st, inc] x 6 (18).
R4: [sc in next 2 st, inc] x 6 (24). 
R5: [sc in next 3 st, inc] x 6
 (30).
R6: [sc in next 4 st, inc] x 6 (36).
R7-10: sc in each st (36).
R11: [sc in next 5 st, inc] x 6 (42).
R12: sc in each st (42).

R13: [sc in next 4 st, dec] x 7 (35).
R14: [sc in next 3 st, dec ] x 7 (28).
R15: [sc in next 2  st, dec] x 7 (21).
R16: [sc in next st, dec ] x 7 (14).

(Note: 
1. If using safety eyes on face, attach it to the head at this point and firmly press the washer. Sew in the face after stuffing the head firmly with fibre fill.
2. If using flatback beads or embroidered eyes, you can sew the face at the final stage after assembling all other parts.)
Now we'll continue with the neck part.
R17: sc in each st (14).
R18: [sc in next 3 st, inc, sc in next 2 st, inc] x 2 (18).
R19: sc in each st (18).
R20:  [sc in next 5 st, inc] x 3 (21).
R21-22: sc in each st (21).
R23: [sc in next 6 st, inc] x 3 (24).
R24-25: sc in each st (24).
R26: [sc in next 5 st, inc] x 4 (28).
Stuff the neck part firmly and now we'll continue making the body part.
R27: [sc in next 3 st, inc] x 7 (35).
R28: [sc in next 4 st, inc] x 7 (42).
R29-30: sc in each st (42). [ 2 rows].
R31: [sc in next 5 st, inc] x 7 (49).
R32-37: sc in each st (49). [6 rows].
R38:  [sc in next 5 st, dec ] x 7 (42).
R39: [sc in next 4 st, dec] x 7 (35).
R40: [sc in next 3 st, dec] x 7 (28).
Start stuffing the body and stuff as you go.
R41: [sc in next 2 st, dec] x 7 (21).
R42: [sc in next st, dec ] x 7 (14).
Stuff firmly.
R43: dec 7 times. (7).
Fasten off and sew in the ends.
    
Ears: (Make 2)
with white yarn,                                                        
R1: 4sc in magic ring (4).
R2: [sc in next, inc] x 2 (6).            
R3: [sc in next, inc] x 3 (9).
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Front legs/ Arms: (make 2)

with white yarn,
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6).
R2: [sc in next 2 st, inc] x 2 (8).
R3-8: sc in each st (8). [6 rows]
Sc through both the layers at top of the arms to close (4sc).
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hind legs: ( make 2)

with white colour yarn,
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6).
R2: [sc in next st, inc] x 3 (9).
R3-4: sc in each st (9).
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembling:

  • Attach the Ears to the head. I have placed them at the end of R3 to R6.
  • Place the arms a little slantingly and sew them on 4 or 5 sts down the head. (Around R22 -24).
  • Sew the legs around 6-8 sts from the bottom of the body.
  • Finally place the face in the head and sew it on. 
  • Take a small thread, tie in the tassel in middle and add some colourful beads on either sides of the thread. knot the ends. Then tie the tassel necklace to Alpaca's neck. 

Your alpaca is now ready! 


I really hope you liked the tutorial. Share your work on my insta page as i would love to see your makes. Cheers :)








6 comments

  1. So cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the tutorial !!!!
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  2. I love your cute alpacas! You are so talented and creative. I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Thanks for the pattern to make one.

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  3. How beautiful this creation is. I absolutely loved it a lot.

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