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How to crochet a sleeping Lama (free pattern)

Yes, I definitely got it – the lama fever. You too? Well, then I have something for you, a very special little buddy which you can crochet all by yourself; for yourself or as an individual present for friends: a sleeping Lama Amigurumi Soft Toy! Want to start crocheting right away?

Okay, so let’s go!

You need:

1 skein of yarn in your main color

a little bit of black yarn for the face

crochet hook, which is slightly too small for your yarn (I use 2,5 when 3,5 is recommended)

Soft Filling

Needle, scissors and all you need for crocheting comfortably

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

dec = decrease

inc = increase

st = stitch

sc = single crochet

sl = slip stitch

Head

  1. R: 6 sc into magic ring 
  2. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
  3. R: 12 sc
  4. R: 12 sc
  5. R: 12 sc
  6. R: 12 sc
  7. R: 6 inc, 6 sc (18 sc)
  8. R: 12 inc, 6 sc (30 sc)
  9. R: [4 sc, inc] 6x (36 sc)
  10. R: 36 sc
  11. R: 36 sc
  12. R: 36 sc
  13. R: 36 sc
  14. R: 36 sc
  15. R: 36 sc
  16. R: [4 sc, dec] 6x (30 sc) 
  17. R: [3 sc, dec] 6x (24 sc) 
  18. R: [2 sc, dec] 6x (18 sc), stuff
  19. R: [sc, dec] 6x (12 sc)
  20. R: 6 dec

Cut yarn and weave in the end. 

Ears

Right Ear

1. R: Between rounds 17 and 18, about 6 sc to the right, counting from the middle, you start anew and crochet 2 sc directly to the head, then ch 1 and turn

2. – 4. R: 2 sc, ch, turn

6. R: 1 dec

Cut yarn and weave in the ends. 

Left Ear:

1. R: Count 8 st to the left starting from the inner side of the right ear, then crochet 2 sc directly to the head, ch, turn (this time the back of the head is facing you, so that you crochet towards the middle)

2. – 4. R: 2 sc, ch, turn

6. R: 1 dec

Cut yarn and weave in the ends. 

Curls

We crochet 3 curls directly to the head between the ears:

1. 8 ch, then crochet back starting from the 2nd ch from hook 7 inc (14 sc), then fasten curls to the head with 1 sl and continue right away with the 2nd curl:

2. 11 ch, then crochet back starting from the 2nd ch from hook 10 inc (20 sc), then fasten curls to the head with 1 sl and continue right away with the 3rd curl

3. 8 ch, then crochet back starting from the 2nd ch from hook 7 inc (14 sc), then fasten curls to the head with 1 sl

Cut yarn and weave in the ends. 

Body and Legs

1. R: Crochet 16 sc directly to the head in a small circle or square

2. – 5. R (4 rounds): 16 sc

6. R: [3 sc, inc] 4x (20 sc)

7. R: [4 sc, inc] 4x (24 sc)

8. – 11. R (4 rounds): 24 sc

12. R: [3 sc, inc] 6x (30 sc)

13. – 15. R (3 rounds): 30 sc

16. R: 7 sc, skip 15 st, 8 sc (15 sc)

17. R: 6 sc, dec, 7 sc (14 sc)

18. – 19. R (2 rounds): 14 sc

20. R: [5 sc, dec] 2x (12 sc)

21. R: 6 dec

Cut yarn, weave in the end and stuff body and first leg. Then go on with

Leg 2:

  1. R: 15 sc (using the stitches you skipped before)
  2. R: 6 sc, dec, 7 sc (14 sc)
  3. R: 14 sc
  4. R: 14 sc
  5. R: [5 sc, dec] 2x (12 sc)  – stuff
  6. R: 6 dec

Cut yarn and weave in the end. 

Arms

1. R: crochet 8 sc directly to the side of the body doing 4 sc from the back to the front, then turn your work by 180 degrees and crochet 4 sc back using the exact same stitches you used before. You should now have a very flat first round of 8 sc

2. – 5. R (4 rounds): 8 sc

6. R: [3 sc, inc] 2 x (10 sc)

7. – 8. R (2 rounds): 10 sc

stuff

9. R: 5 dec

Cut yarn and weave in the end.

Do the other arm in the same way.

Embroider the Face

Ready you are with your sweet Lama!

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