Monday, 9 November 2009

Lionel Llama


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Lionel is a very friendly llama. He loves playing with friends high up in the mountains and catching the sun, but best of all he loves eating alfalfa hay – that why he’s so cuddly!

Here is the pattern.

Yarn – Brown DK weight mohair. Small amounts of black and red DK for embroidering face details.
Hooks – 3mm.
Notions – toy stuffing.

PATTERN
(English terms used)
dc (English) = sc (American)

Finished size – approximately 15 cm (6 inches) tall.

Head.
With brown mohair and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.

1st round: 6 dc (remember this is equivalent to US sc!) into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd – 5th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

6th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

7th round : 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

8th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 7 dc, [2 dc into next dc] 2 times, 1 dc into next 8 dc . Sl st into 1st dc. (20 dc)

9th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

10th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into same stitch as chain [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 1 dc] 6 times, 1 dc into next dc. Sl st into 1st dc. (14 dc)

11th round : 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
Stuff head at this point.

12th round: dc2tog until the opening is closed. Fasten off.


Neck
Starting at base of neck, using brown mohair, chain 12. Join into a loop.
1st round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each chain to end, sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

2nd – 4th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

5th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 1 dc] 4 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (8 dc)

6th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

7th round: sl st into 4 dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc. Fasten off.

Sew to head and then stuff.

Ears
With brown mohair chain 3.

1st row: 1 dc into 2nd chain from hook, 1 dc into first chain, turn. (2 dc)

2nd row: 1ch, 1 dc into each dc, turn.

3rd row: dc2tog. Fasten off. Sew to sides of head.

Body.
With brown mohair and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.

1st round: 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

4th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)

5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)

6th – 15th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

16th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)

17th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

18th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 1 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

Stuff body at this point.

19th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog,] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc.

20th round: 1ch [dc2tog] 3 times, continue to dc into each stitch working in a spiral for 3 rounds for tail. Fasten off.

Attach neck and head to body.

Legs
With brown mohair and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.

1st round: 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd – 9th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
Fasten off. Stuff and attach to body.


With black DK yarn embroider some eyes. With red DK yarn embroider a cute mouth. Give him a light brushing to show off his gorgeous coat.

16 comments:

  1. I LOVE Lionel the Llama! :-D

    Thanks for such a cute pattern.

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  2. SUPER ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!

    gnathalie2

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  3. Thanks for the cute pattern! I'm going to make one of these in alpaca yarn for my little ones.

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  4. Awwwww.. What a sweetie!!!! TY :-)

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  5. Hi.

    Is there an email address that I could email you on, I cant find a contact area and would like to ask you something about your llama pattern.

    I could really appreciate it if you could get back to me

    Thank you
    Susan Holmes

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  6. Hi Susan,
    If you let me have your email address, I'll get in touch with you.
    January.

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  7. So lovely !!! it´s now in my to do list , thanks for share

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  8. Ahaha Amazing Cute Pattern, but the only thing is, is that the stitches aren't really equal. What i mean is that, for example, the instrutions say dc in in first stich [2dc, dc in next stitch]5 times, sl st in first dc. -That doesn';t really equal up at the end, it leaves you with some dc left to fill up the round. Is this supposed to happen? Please answer back

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  9. Hi Anonymous,
    I'm not sure which part of the pattern you are referring to. I've made the pattern up twice now and haven't encountered this problem. Could you let me know which body part and which round you mean. I'll be happy to help you.
    January

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  10. What a lovely site, some great patterns, thank you

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  11. Is there a pattern available for the camel shown on your right sidebar? Please let me know asap.

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    1. Hi Tina, I made the camel some time ago, I think the pattern came from a book by Debbie Bliss called Toy Knits and I believe the book is still in print.

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  12. I made Lionel from real llama fiber I spun into worested to bulky weight. I also used a larger hook. After stuffing I felted him and he looks so cute and solid. His body became all furry. I also gave him some hair on his head. I wish I coud send you a photo. Thank you so much for the pattern. My sister's llama had died and this is a perfect remberance.

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  13. Hi,

    It makes me wish I could Crochet! I will have to ask Mum to teach me! The LIama is sooooooo cute!

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  14. Hi my name is emily.
    hes so cute i am making him for my little sisters secend birthday

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  15. thanks for great pattrens

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