Carl the Alpaca Premium Crochet Pattern

Carl the Alpaca is an adorable Christmas-themed amigurumi perfect for holiday home decor or as a stocking stuffer. He’s quick an easy to make, with his body all in one piece and a few fun accessories that you can customize to your liking. You can make this amigurumi over a weekend, perfect as a last minute gift!

Carl the Alpaca—an amigurumi alpaca in a Santa outfit—is my newest Christmas-themed free crochet pattern!

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration. To make this doll, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

The easiest, chubbiest, alpaca!

Since becoming more immersed in the fiber arts community online, I noticed that alpacas were a very popular animal! I had never considered alpacas or llamas to be particularly cute before, but after seeing so many iterations of these chubby creatures I was swayed and decided that I had to make my own.

My design is an alpaca sitting up, with a chubby body and stubby arms and legs. Since alpacas have famously long necks, I decided to go with a bowling pin shaped body, with the head and body all made in one piece (minimal sewing, hooray!). All of his extra features are quick to make and add an extra cuteness factor.

Fun fact: Carl’s name is inspired by the popular video series Llamas Wearing Hats, since he’s an alpaca…wearing a hat!

Cute accessories for the holiday season

Since the holiday season is coming up, I decided that I would be remiss if I didn’t at least give Carl a minimalistic Santa outfit. His tiny Santa hat is complete with a pompom which can either be crocheted or just made with yarn, though I love the sleek and neat effect that the crocheted version makes!

Additionally, Carl has a mini scarf to keep his neck warm, which I chose to be in a matching color to his dark red hat. These Christmas themed accessories are great if you want to make Carl as home decor or a Christmas ornament, but you could also change up the colors to make him an all year round plushie!

Get The Pattern

  • To make this pattern, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!
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Description

Carl the Alpaca is an adorable Christmas-themed amigurumi perfect for holiday home decor or as a stocking stuffer. He’s quick an easy to make, with his body all in one piece and a few fun accessories that you can customize to your liking. You can make this amigurumi over a weekend, perfect as a last minute gift!

Yarn

  • Wool and the Gang
    • <1 skein of Beige Blonde (light brown) (sport weight)
  • Hobbii Tivoli
    • <1 skein of Green (sport weight)
    • <1 skein of White (sport weight)
    • <1 skein of Red (sport weight)

Notions

I hope you like Carl the Alpaca! If you run into any problems feel free to ask me a question in the comments section below or through email at littleworldofwhimsy@gmail.com.

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