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Crochet Amigurumi Llama by Yolanda Soto-Lopez

Crochet Llama

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Cute little Crochet Llama

Today I am so excited to be participating in a blog hop with a group of very talented women.  Llamas are all the rage this Christmas Season.  We have decided to jump on the Llama craze and bring you some very cute Llama theme Christmas Ornaments.  So today we are sharing the #Llamalove

As part of this blog hop, I wanted to share this beautiful Crochet Llama Amigurumi which was designed by Lupita Suarez of Loopy Yarns.  Lupita has done such a great job at designing this cute Llama.  She designed this Crochet Llama Amigurumi to be a soft toy.  I have adapted the pattern by changing the yarn weight and hook size.   A free YouTube video tutorial will show you the techniques and stitches you will need to crochet this cute Llama Amigurumi.  A link for my YouTube video appears at the end of this post.

You will need to go to Lupita’s website to download the pattern in order to be able to complete this Llama Amigurumi.  You can also see some of her other beautiful projects on her Ravelry page.  Here are the links:   Written Llama Pattern  and    Lupita’s Ravelry  Page

If you would like to have your original designed featured as either a YouTube video tutorial on my YouTube channel or as a blog post please let me know in the comments below.  (Full designer credit will be given to designer and links to your blog and/or Ravelry page).

 

Check out what my friends have created for your Merry Llama Christmas fun:

Angie, The Country Chic Cottage

YouTube Video Tutorial  Click Here

Carissa, Creative Green Living 

 

YouTube video Click Here

Caroline, 30 Minute Crafts 

http://30minutecrafts.com/2017/11/ultimate-llama-holiday.html

YouTube Video Click Here 

Jessica,  Mad In Crafts 

http://madincrafts.com/fa-la-la-llama-ornament/ ‎

YouTube Video Click Here

Kristen, Good Knit Kisses 

http://allcraftschannel.com/2017/11/merry-llama-christmas.html

http://www.goodknitkisses.com/santa-sombrero-llama-ornament/

 

Be sure to visit all of my crafty friends and show them some love.  Subscribe to their YouTube channels and join their blog.  As always share with your friends and family.  Sharing is caring.

Looking for my YouTube video for the Crochet Llama Amigurumi?  You can find it below.  Just click on the link.

 

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Crochet Apache Tears Hat the easy way

Crochet Apache Tears Hat the easy way.  When I first saw the Apache Tears pattern many years ago I fell in love with it.  My YouTube video tutorial for the Apache Tears pattern has been a viewer favorite.  With so many crochet and knitting projecting it seems I always have tons of half-used yarn skeins.   If you’ve been following my posts of videos for any time you will know how much I hate to waste yarn and God forbid throw away partial skeins.

While looking thru my stash I found some colors that I felt would make a nice colorway.  I choose shades of teal, mint, blue/greens and white.   This pattern looks best when using several colors.  You can make the hat all in a solid color but that doesn’t really seem to do the stitch pattern justice.   With the cold weather soon upon us I wanted to make a hat using that same great Crochet Apache Tears pattern.

 

Crochet Apache Tears Hat

Side view of Crochet Apache Tears Hat

For the Crochet Apache Tears hat you will need 5 colors of medium weight yarn.   I used small amounts and it was probably only a couple ounces of each color. This hat is for a 19-24 inch head circumference since it does stretch.   If you want to make it for a child I suggest using a smaller hook size perhaps a size H (5.0mm) hook.  The rest of the instructions would remain the same.

For those who prefer a video tutorial, I have posted the links to my free YouTube videos on the last page of this post.

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Easy Crochet Ribbed Hat – A beginner level Crochet Hat

An Easy Crochet Ribbed hat was on my list of projects.   With the weather finally turning a little chilly this month I have decided to write up a super easy crochet rib hat pattern.  I wanted it to be able to be easy enough for even beginners to crochet.  The hat is made in a flat panel so there is no need to know how to crochet in the round.  This one is probably one of the easiest and pretty crochet rib hats.

 

Easy Crochet Ribbed Hat

Easy Crochet Ribbed Hat

You can adjust the length by just changing the number of beginning chains.  If you don’t want the brim (folded edge) to be so wide just start with fewer chains.  On the other hand, if you plan to wear it as a slouchy and want it longer just begin with more chains.

Supplies needed:

4 oz. of Medium weight yarn

J crochet hook (6.0mm)

scissors

yarn needle

measuring tape

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Easy Crochet Unicorn Beanie / Hat

This easy crochet Unicorn Beanie / Hat has been requested so many times.  Having been feeling under the weather with some pretty serious health issues, I really didn’t feel like making any new projects.  Now that I am feeling a little better I decided to start to go thru my request list once again.  At the top of that list crocheting an Easy Crochet Unicorn Beanie / Hat sounded like a fun project.   I used several colors to make the mane of the Unicorn.  You can choose your own colors.   The yarns that I have used are all from RedHeart Supersaver yarns but you can choose whichever brand you prefer as long as it is a medium weight yarn.

Crochet Unicorn Beanie

Easy to crochet Unicorn Beanie.

You will also find links to the YouTube Video tutorials for those who prefer a video tutorial on the last page of this post.   To purchase an Ad-Free PDF click here:  www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/unicorn-hat-16

Crochet hats are so fun to crochet.  This hat uses basic stitches and it’s a great way to use up all your colorful yarn scraps.  Most of the yarns I used are from left-over skeins from my latest amigurumi book which should be available at Hobby Lobby stores very soon.  (I can’t wait to let you all know about it.)  It seems like most people I meet hate to waste yarn.

Crocheting this hat was fun but most of all it was easy to make.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

 

 

 

 

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Easy to Crochet Granny Square Top

I was looking for an easy to crochet granny square top.   I like to go to the pool or beach but I’m a bit modest.  I wanted to have a top that I could use as a cover-up.  I wanted to make something quick and easy enough for beginners.   The granny square is one of the first patterns that crocheters learn to make.   This is a super easy and quick project plus it looks great.  This easy to crochet granny square top fits most women sizes.   You can always adjust the size of the top by either using a smaller hook or changing the number of rounds of your granny squares.  If you are making this for a child I would use a G size hook.

Easy to Crochet Granny Square Top

Easy to Crochet Granny Square top

Supplies:

2 Granny squares with 8 rounds each.

2 Granny squares with 3 rounds each.

3 Skeins of Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn from Redheart.com

J /10 Crochet Hook  ( 6mm)

Scissors

Yarn Needle

To Begin:  You will need to crochet 2 granny squares with 8 rounds each.  You will need to crochet 2 granny squares with 3 rounds each.   The two larger granny squares will be used for the front and back of the top.  The two smaller squares will be the sides (underarm) of the top.

You will need to join your squares.  You can join with a yarn needle or by joining with a crochet slip stitch.   I joined my squares with a yarn needle using the same matching yarn.   It is easier if you sew in your tails as you work.  I hate sewing in tails but this makes it so much easier.

Step 1:  Making sure right sides are facing up.  Take one of the large granny squares and sew a small square to each lower corner of the square.  I joined with a simple whip stitch using a yarn needle.

Step 2:  Now flip your piece over so that the wrong sides are facing up.  Now place your second large granny square on top of the other square.  Making sure that wrong sides are facing each other.  Now sew the free sides of the small granny squares to the lower half of the remaining large granny square.

Step 3:  Attach your yarn along top edge of your work, (The bottom edge is the one with the small granny squares).    You will work 2 rows of single crochet along the top edge.  Work 2 single crochet in the underarm corners and work 3 single crochet into the top corners of the large granny squares.   Fasten off and sew in tails.

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