Crochet Llama Blanket
Is anything cuter than a llama? Yes! A llama with heart glasses or a flower crown, which is exactly what you’ll create when you crochet my latest corner-to-corner blanket. This crochet llama baby blanket consists of four different fun, colorful llama designs that will make you smile. Plus, I’ve got suggestions for how to use the pattern to create more than just the baby blanket!
The Four Crochet Llama Patterns
Before we dig into the details of the pattern itself, let me tell you a little bit more about each of the four crochet llama designs within the pattern. They are:
- Flower Crown Llama. This crochet llama is ready to go to Coachella. Her three crochet flowers are each a different color, making this blanket begin to pop.
- Hipster Llama. With his bowtie and matching hat, Hipster Llama will make you laugh.
- Heart Glasses Llama. Celebrate the love of llamas with this little beauty.
- Sunglasses Llama. This is our coolest crochet llama!
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More About These Crochet Llamas:
Each llama has their own unique personality. (Come tell me which one is your personal favorite over on Instagram!) However, I’ve also designed the blanket so that they each complement one another. For example:
- Each llama square has a background color that ties the whole design together. The heart glasses pick up the pink background of the flower crown llama, while the yellow in Hipster Llama’s hat is referenced in the background of our sunglasses llama.
- The llamas all have similar features and yet you get to play around with slightly different details. For example, Flower Crown Llama and Heart Glasses Llama have the same eyes. However, Hipster Llama has round eyes and we don’t see the eyes of Sunglasses Llama at all.
- Take a close look at the photos. Notice how the llamas have slightly different fur? That’s because each llama is an individual!
This blanket is a graphghan. If you need more information, learn how to read a graphgan chart here.
What Is Llama Yarn?
As you’ll see below, my pattern calls for Red Heart Super Saver yarn. This is an affordable yarn that works well for baby blankets. It comes in such an array of colors that it’s perfect for a really vibrant design like my crochet llama blanket. However, since this blanket is a llama blanket, I did want to make sure that you know about llama yarn.
Llama yarn is a type of wool yarn that comes from the fur of the llama. Every animal has slightly different fur or hair. Most wool comes from sheep, of course. However, llama yarn and alpaca yarn are also popular among crocheters who want a little bit more luxury for some of their projects. Hipster Llama would definitely choose llama yarn for his accessories!
According to Knitting the Natural Way, the unique nature of llama fur means that the yarn is very warm but also very lightweight. That makes it perfect for accessories. It’s also great for blankets. While there are subtle differences between llama yarn and alpaca yarn, they’re similar enough that if you see a pattern that calls for one, you can substitute the other.
Other Ways To Use This Crochet Llama Pattern!
You can use this pattern exactly as is to make the blanket shown. It’s a really adorable blanket for a baby’s nursery. However, you might also change it up. Here are some suggestions:
- Crochet just one of the llamas. Frame it and hang it as wall art. (Of course, you could also frame all four separately.)
- Choose your favorite crochet llama. Make a llama with just that design repeated for all four squares, perhaps with different background colors.
- Make a bigger blanket for adults by adding extra squares to get the width and length that you desire. Repeat your favorite llamas!
Advanced beginner. Projects may include involved stitch patterns, color work, and/or shaping.
46 inches by 65 inches
- G/4 mm crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.See each c2c crochet blanket square pattern for specific colors.
- Tapestry needle
- Locking stitch markers
Gauge is not important for this pattern.
4 squares (ch 3 + 3 dc) = 2 inches
- dc = double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- ch = chain
- chs = chains
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
Corner-to-Corner Crochet Method (C2C)
Corner to corner (C2C) crochet is a technique where you crochet “squares” in diagonal rows, starting in the bottom right corner and ending in the the top left corner. Each row is increased by one square. Each square in the graph = chain 3 + 3 double crochet.
Increases are made at the end of each row. To make an increase you will chain 6, dc in the 4th chain from your hook and dc in each of the 2 remaining chains. You will have a chain 3 + 3 dc square. This is your first square for the beginning of the next row. Turn your work and join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space from the last square made.
The first decreases for both the width and length will create corners. To make a decrease, when you reach the end of the row, you will turn your work and slip stitch across the 3 dc’s in the last square made. Join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space and chain 3 + 3 dc.
- You can choose to follow the pixel graph or the written instructions for each crochet cactus.
- Written instructions are for working from the bottom right corner to the top left.
- Crochet the pixel graph using the corner-to-corner (C2C) technique. Use the traditional method of making three double crochets for each square.
- Chain 6 to start each new row and chain 3 at the beginning of each square.
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The first step to make your crochet baby blanket pattern is to crochet each C2C crochet blanket square. Click on the title or image below to go to that pattern.
Step 2: Join Your Llamas
After you crochet each C2C crochet llama, you’ll want to decide how to arrange them. Make sure your llamas are facing the right way.
Sew the C2C crochet blanket graphs in each row together and then sew the rows together (pics below). Make sure you line up the single crochet stitches from the borders. You can use locking stitch markers to keep the single crochet stitches from the borders lined up.
Weave in all of your loose ends.
Step 3: Blanket Border
Join your white yarn. Chain 2 and make 1 double crochet in each stitch. In each corner you will want to make 2 dc in the chain 2 space from the single crochet border.
You are done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Tag me on Instagram (@lovable_loops) or Facebook to share your pictures with me.
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