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Crafty Llama Granny Square Pattern

This pattern uses US abbreviations.

Please be advised that if you are making this pattern into a cushion or blanket to decorate a baby or toddler's room, it is NOT a toy and should be kept out of reach. Safety eyes can be dislodged by little fingers!

Materials needed:

Scrap cream or brown-coloured yarn for the face and outer ears.

Scrap grey, brown or pink yarn for the nose and inner ears. I used Lanas Stop Spray 'Stone'.

Thread or yarn to sew on the mouth.

Safety eyes and nose.

Scrap multicolour yarn for the background square.


sl-st = slip stitch

sts = stitches

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

dec = decrease by crocheting the next 2 stitches together

inc = increase by crocheting twice into the next stitch

2dc inc = increase using 2 dc



Using the same size yarn as for the llama, make a granny square of 25 sts x 30 rows.


Use cream or brown-coloured yarn.

Round 1: Create a magic ring of 12 stitches: do the first stitch as a ch of 3, then do 2dc, 3sc, 3dc, 3sc.

Begin each round with a chain of either 3 or 2 sts depending on if the first st is a dc or a sc.

Round 2: 2dc inc x 3, 3dc, 2dc inc x 3, 3dc (18 sts)

Round 3: 2dc inc x 6, 3dc, 2dc inc x 6, 3dc (30 sts)

Round 4: (2sc, 2hc inc) x10 (40 sts)


Using your grey, brown or pink yarn, follow the first 2 rounds of the Face.

Outer Ear

Using the same yarn colour as for the Face, make a chain of 6. The final one will be used as a turning chain. Include 1 turning chain at the end of each row.

Rounds 1-4: sc x 5 (5 sts)

Round 6: sc, dec, sc x 2 (4 sts)

Round 7: sc, dec, sc (3 sts)

Round 8: sc, dec (2 sts)

Round 9: dec (1 st)

Bind off the final stitch.

Inner Ear

Using the same colour as for the Nose, make a chain of 4. The final one will be used as a turning chain. Include 1 turning chain at the end of each row.

Rounds 1-2: sc x 3 (s sts)

Round 4: sc, dec (2 sts)

Round 5: dec (1 st)

Bind off the final stitch. Sew the inner ear onto the outer ear, then sew both onto the head as shown in the picture.

Finishing touches

Sew the nose onto the face. Add the safety eyes and safety nose. Using brown thread or yarn, sew a mouth as shown in the picture. Sew the llama onto the square.

Send us a picture or tag us on Instagram @craftyllamauk with your finished granny squares!

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