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Alpaca Planter (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern)

by - July 04, 2020


Dear fellow crocheters,

I'm super excited to share with you my latest design, the Alpaca Planter!


Here are a few different views of this cute, decorative piece!




The Alpaca Planter is a quick, easy, and fun amigurumi crochet project that makes a lovely office desk buddy!  It’s a perfect gift for those who love alpacas and llamas, and those who love having indoor succulent plants too.  


This plant cozy pattern fits a standard 2” clay pot, though it’s easy to adapt the pattern to fit larger or smaller pots.  It can also work as a: 
  • Cup or mug cozy
  • Container
  • Basket
  • Decorative place setting
You can also easily customize this design with different yarn colors for the pot cozy, and flowers.  Add beads, tassels, pom poms, buttons, appliques, and other embellishments to make this South American desert animal truly unique.  


Give it as a gift for different holidays and occasions, such as Christmas, birthdays, appreciation or thank you gifts, and more!

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If you like this design of mine, you can check out my other amigurumi patterns, or click here to see all the free patterns I have on my blog!


Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern.  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my Ravelry shop or Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!






ALPACA PLANTER

Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2020 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:
The Alpaca Planter is a quick, easy, and fun amigurumi crochet project that makes a lovely office desk buddy!  It’s a perfect gift for those who love alpacas and llamas, and those who love having indoor succulent plants too.  This plant cozy pattern fits a standard 2” clay pot, though it’s easy to adapt the pattern to fit different sizes as a cup or mug cozy, container, or basket. You can also easily customize this design with different yarn colors for the pot cozy, and flowers.  Add beads, tassels, pom poms, buttons, appliques, and other embellishments to make this South American desert animal truly unique.  Give it as a gift for different holidays and occasions, such as Christmas, birthdays, appreciation or thank you gifts, and more!

Size: 
  • Head height: 4.5” 
  • Base height: 1.75” 
  • Base width: 2”

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆  Easy / Familiar Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing colors, attaching safety eyes, and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half dc 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease 
  • BLO: back loops only 
  • FLO: front loops only

Materials:




~ PHOTO REFERENCES ~


Below is a preview of the crocheted parts.



~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~


Ears (x2)
Use brown yarn. 
R1: In MR, sc, hdc, dc 2, hdc, sc. (6 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Muzzle
Use brown yarn. 
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts) 
R2: (Sc, inc) x 3. (9 sts) 
R3: Sc around. (9 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.  
Using black yarn, sew a “Y” shape for the nose on the muzzle.

Flowers (x3)
Use pink/green/white yarn. 
In MR, (ch 4, sl st) x 5. Pull the ring tight. 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Tail
Use brown yarn. 
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts) 
R2: (Sc, inc) x 3. (9 sts) 
R3: Sc around. (9 sts) 
R4: Sc around. (9 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Head
Use brown yarn. 
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts) 
R2: Inc around. (12 sts) 
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts) 
R5-R10: Sc around. (24 sts) 
Sew ears, muzzle, & flowers to the head. Attach 7mm eyes and sew eyelashes. 
R11: (Sc 6, dec) x 3. (21 sts) 
R12: Sc around. (21 sts) 
R13: (Sc 5, dec) x 3. (18 sts) 
R14-R27: Sc around. (18 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later. Stuff the head and upper neck well, and loosely stuff the lower neck.

Body
Start with brown yarn. *Join all rounds with a sl st to the first sc. 
R1: In MR, sc 6. *Join. (6 sts) 
R2: Ch 1, inc around. *Join. (12 sts) 
R3: Ch 1, (sc, inc) x 6. *Join. (18 sts) 
R4: Ch 1, (sc 2, inc) x 6. *Join. (24 sts) 
R5: Ch 1, (sc 3, inc) x 6. *Join. (30 sts) 
R6: Ch 1, sc around in BLO. *Join. (30 sts) 
R7: Ch 1, (sc 9, inc) x 3. *Join. (33 sts) 
R8: Ch 1, (sc 10, inc) x 3. *Join. (36 sts) 
R9: Ch 1, sc around. *Join. (36 sts) 
R10: Ch 1, (sc 11, inc) x 3. *Join. (39 sts) 
R11-R12: Ch 1, sc around. *Join. (39 sts) 
R13: Ch 1, (sc 12, inc) x 3. *Join. (42 sts) 
R14: Ch 1, sc around. *Join. (42 sts) 
Switch to green yarn. 
R15: Ch 1, sc around. *Join. (42 sts) 
R16: Sl st around. *Join. (42 sts) 
FO.  Between R14-R15, attach red yarn. Sl st around.  FO and weave in all ends.


~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Pinch the last round of the head together and sew it to the body.  I sew it over the ‘Ch 1’ and ‘Join’ seam so that it is hidden. 
  2. Flatten the tail and sew it to the body.  (No need to stuff the tail.) 
  3. If desired, add blush to the cheeks and inside of the ears using blush powder and a q-tip. Click here for a video tutorial for adding blush, or scroll down to see it in the 'Related Videos' section. 
  4. Add any embellishments you’d like, such as pom-poms, tassels, buttons, beads, appliques, etc.  
  5. Finally, place the clay pot in the body cozy. 
Congratulations on finishing your Alpaca Planter!



~ RELATED VIDEOS ~

How to Attach Plastic Safety Eyes: 



How to Add Blush to Amigurumi:





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If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my Ravelry shop or Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





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2 comments

  1. What a sweet little face, love it. Hope your pregnancy is going well, thanks for sharing, it's such a special time, enjoy it.

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    1. Awww, thank you so much for your kind comments! I'm very fortunate that my pregnancy has been very smooth; I'm definitely enjoying this special time!

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