Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Llama Love

Dolls need pets, and the mini Hitty's wanted Llamas!  I found this wonderful pattern, Lorenzo the Llama, on Ravelry.  The pattern is $5.50, and worth every penny.  The pattern is well written and diagramed, and worked seamlessly from the legs to the head.  It is quite a bit of crochet engineering, and I wondered how many times the designer had to rip out and try again to get the perfect shaping that resulted.

My Llamas were crocheted with Knit Picks City Tweed DK in Snowshoe and Obsidian, with a size C crochet hook.   The yarn names seemed to me perfect names for the Llamas :-)


Such a perfectly shaped neck and head!





The blankets for both are simply the first five or six rounds of doily patterns that I have a gazillion of.  Just choose one that has an interesting beginning, and use several different colors to crochet the rounds.  These use Knit Picks Palette fingering weight yarn and a size 3 steel crochet hook.

The main thing in making this pattern is to keep scrupulous count of your stitches.  If you do, you will end up with a very adorable companion for yourself and your small dolls :-)

Enjoy the crochet!

11 comments:

  1. oh what a lovely Llama such a gorgeous shape perfect for your little dolls to ride on... just finished doing a mini Hitty now on to an outfit, something to wear on my handle bars of my new bike I think :)

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  2. Gracias and Thank you, Isabel, Amber, and Arny. This is a terrific pattern :-)

    warmly,

    Beth

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  3. Per your recommendation, I purchased the pattern for the llama. My brother is here visiting until July 4. I'm having hook withdrawals but will be back at it after he leaves. Thank you for all of your inspiration. For now, I will be waiting for your next posts until I can join you in doll play.

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    1. Enjoy your time with your brother; that is priceless.

      Having already done Abby the horse, I'm sure the Llama's will fly off your hook :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  4. Beth,

    Your Llamas are really cute. The Hitty's are very lucky girls!

    - Momma Cat

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    1. Thank you so much, Momma Cat!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  5. Thank you, you are so awesome to share this

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  6. I am loving your Llamas and their cozy blankets too!
    Always such fun in your neck of the woods....

    natalie jo

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    1. Thanks so much, Natalie Jo!

      warmly,

      Beth

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