Alana the Alpaca

by - February 05, 2019

Alana the Alpaca is a colorful, whimsical little alpaca who is very curious. She would love to stick her nose into your business!  She also enjoys head-pats and back-pats, and would love a place to stay on your desk for frequent petting.  She would be perfect for alpaca- and llama-lovers as a birthday, Christmas, or holiday gift!

This 10-page pattern includes written instructions and photo references.  Alana is crocheted with super bulky yarn, so she is quick to work up and fun to hug, cuddle, and play with.  This project is suitable for intermediate crocheters who are familiar with the basic amigurumi stitches and principles of doll-making.

Finished Measurements

Approximately 11 ½ inches tall, and body is 5 inches long


Intermediate. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used (Written in US Terminology)

MR magic ring (a.k.a. magic circle, magic loop)
St stitch
Ch chain
Sc single crochet
Dec decrease
Inc increase (two sc in same stitch)
Hdc half double crochet
Dc double crochet


  • Super bulky (weight 6) yarn in: main color + secondary color (I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Yarn: 1 skein of “Carousel” color, ½ skein of “Fisherman” color)
  • Dark brown yarn scraps for sewing the nose and mouth (I used medium weight yarn)
  • 4.50mm crochet hook (or suitable hook to crochet without gaps between stitches) 
  • 12mm plastic safety eyes 
  • Yarn needle with large eye for super bulky yarn 
  • Fiberfill stuffing 
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors 
  • Optional: dog brush to fuzz up your alpaca! 

(Also available on Etsy)

This pattern is © 2019 Sweet Softies ( For personal use only. You may not copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my website, Etsy shop, or Facebook page. No wholesale.

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