Llama-No-Drama Stitch Along
The Llama-No-Drama is an excellent crochet artistry amigurumi example from Yarnspirations. Designed by Nancy Anderson for Red Heart.
This a HUGE pattern and the best way to attack a great pattern, such as this, is to go step by step in increments. There are learning opportunities with this one that includes the Fur Stitch repeat pattern.
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Pattern Shown on Video
The pattern on the video is an old copy. The pattern was updated to a new format which is the one-button above. If you want to follow the video exactly as shown, download this version. This is the Original Crochet Llama Version. It is exactly the same pattern just with different round numbers.
Upon review, this adorable and sure to get your friends and family members looking at you as an artist will surprise you on how big this is. It’s 14.5″ tall x 11″ long. It’s not a stuffie to get stuff between the cracks of the could.
To prepare for this stitch along:
- 3 Balls Red Heart With Love Aran. You technically only need a bit of Tigerlily, Blue Hawaii, Hot Pink, Daffodil and just a strand of black.
- 1 Pair, 15 mm pure black safety eyes.
- Stitch Markers.
- Stuffing. It’s pretty big, start with 1 small bag of stuffing and buy more at a later date if you need it. You will want to stuff this firmly.
- A mini box to store your supplies as you crochet this as you will have animal parts being created to assemble later on.
- You may want to buy an umbrella as your friends may shower you with compliments.
I am sure some of the parts may be a challenge that could create drama but hey, you are crocheting a Llama-No-Drama. So just hook to it and let’s hook up our very first adorable llamas.
The complete pattern is available to start at any time. The point of the stitch along is to break up the pattern so the entire community is stitching together.
Video Presentation Goals
The project has been broken up into segments that are more digestible so that crocheters can finish with having milestones.
- Materials List – Dec 20th
- Review of Magic Ring – Dec 24th
- Fur Stitch & Tips – Dec 25th
- Head & Neck (Safety Eyes Needed) – Jan 1st, 2020
- Body – Jan 8th, 2020
- Legs, Tail, and Ears – Jan 15th, 2020
- Halter, Bangs & Blanket, Jan 22, 2020
- Review on How to Sew, Jan 23, 2020
Entries begin Jan 23 to Mar 31st, 2020
Llama-No-Drama Video Series
Stuffing and Sewing Musical Montage Demonstrations
Week 1: Head and Neck
Week 2 Body
Week 3 Legs, Tail and Ears
Week 4 Halter, Tassels and Blanket – Releasing Jan 22, 2020
There is a knit version of the Llama-No-Drama. I’m not skilled enough in knitting to teach this as a Stitch Along or even regular tutorial.
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Comments on “Crochet Llama-No-Drama Stitch Along Pattern + Tutorial”
Thank you for the very clear instructions I’m the tutorial . It was a very fun project.
Mikey: FYI only. I realize there are two versions of the Llama pattern. August and December. To avoid incredible confusion, the version to be used should be the one that matches the tutorial. Otherwise it won’t make sense. I figured it out by myself as I ALWAYS keep written pattern next to me with your tutorial. The tutorial is the Bible or it wouldn’t make sense. Everything was perfect until you got to the end of the tail…. stopping at rounds 18-23. You didn’t mention the final rounds of 24-26. Just moved on to ears. Probably an oversight or psychological to avoid another fur stitch. ?
As an aside, Yarnspirations (I assume) really screwed up the new instructions. Hard to follow and unclear. Red Heart’s was so clear.
The tutorial was made and the instructions were updated with new round numbers. I think I did connect the original instructions to this article but I will check again. There are always updates to patterns after I film. So to pull down things based on an update, a lot of video content would be removed. I get what you are saying though. May be best to pull it down and let crocheters figure out the pattern on their own instead of confusing them. Let me think on it. I spent a week filming this series up.
I did link to the original I followed. https://thecrochetcrowd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/RHC0334-024120M.pdf
Another FYI. The patterns are NOT exactly the same, with just different row numbers. In the newer version there are only 3 rows of neck “fur” rather than 4, and in your version, the legs are done in a spiral, rather than joined rounds. The newer pattern has them as joined rounds. I am over half done and I used the newer pattern so will finish with it, but I like the older one better!
They changed the pattern after filming was done to match a new standard of crochet as it was an older pattern. I agree, I prefer the continuous rounds as well. Good eye.
Morning, Following Up. I addressed this with the audience yesterday on the social platform on what to do. With pattern revisions that happen frequently. I’m not on a list to get those updates as they quietly happen behind the scenes. Your issue is valid and taking down videos where there are revisions would remove a significant number of our videos for refilming or just trash the work altogether.
So I am going to put a date of the PDF in the morning information of the video starting yesterday. I am not going to go back through 2,000 tutorials to list the PDF dates. That would like weeks to source the PDFs originally used and cross-check. As mentioned, I put in the Llama Original Pattern in this article a few months ago. It’s there to see the copy I actually worked through.
Please can you supply me the link for Michael’s version of the pattern. I find the row number listing confusing in the Yarmspirations one. Thank You
there is no michaels version. the pattern was originally on red heart. red heart and yarnspirations merged.
Sorry for the misunderstanding. I call Mikey , Michael as that was my dad’s name. Mikey changed the row numbers and to me seeing this in his videos I think it makes the pattern easier to follow and yes it is available but I can’t find it. Yaenspirations.ca was emailing it to me but it’s not arrived so their office must now be closed. Thanks for your reply…
I inserted link into the comments of someone else for the exact copy I used in the videos. Hopefully that helps. you.
Here’s the copy I used in the videos. https://thecrochetcrowd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/RHC0334-024120M.pdf
Thank You Michael. Your video presentations are awesome.
Have you tried looking up llama no drama on YouTube ?
Does anyone know the washing/drying instructions for this?
Thank you Mikey for putting your set of instruction up. The ones available on Yarnspirations is missing many rows after the attach head segment. Yours has 51 rows after. Theirs only has 10. Huge difference!
It should be there… What they did… they updated an old pattern and gave each section a new row count. They subdivided the sections more for easier reading.
Mikey, I looked over it thoroughly. It is missing the set of 12 repeats. So, 36 rows. Also found the neck is short 1 repeat. Please have a look. Maybe you can get them to correct.
I will ask Customer Service at Yarnspirations to investigate again. In the meantime, just use the original one I posted.
Does anyone know how much yarn the body takes and how much yarn the fur takes? I know the total is about 21oz…. but I was hoping to make mine two-toned. I wanted to have the body, face, feet, and ears in one color and the fur in a different color. If anyone has done this and knows about how much yarn was used for each, I would love to know! Thank you!
hi! i am starting this and noticed that your fur stitch does not start with a single crochet as stated in the pattern. is there a reason for this variation?
Hmmm… I never noticed that. It’s probably just my oversight if this is the case.
Are you entered in the contest as long as you send the picture by today? Or does it have to be in the album by today? I sent mine in, but it’s not showing in the gallery.
It does take some time for the girls to get all the photo’s in the album, how long ago did you send in your photo?
Thank you for your reply. It was on Friday 🙂
Yes they are still going through photos and adding them, the deadline for sending in was yesterday.
I want to make this for a friend but the color she is is wanting isn’t available in red heart with love. Do you know if using a different Brand/size would mess up the pattern at all? Is there any type or yarn that is better for this type or project or a kind that isn’t suggested for this?
The brand wouldn’t matter the size of the yarn would, if its a worsted weight and you go smaller the pattern will be smaller, if you go a larger weight it will work up larger. if it’s the same weight in any other brand you should be fine
I tried to send a comment but it said invalid email so this may be a duplicate.
I see where the pattern for the llama changed? I’m not sure if I got the correct one. How can I find this out. I was actually looking for details to send my entry when I saw this.
if a pattern gets updated its in that pattern, a new one doesn’t get posted, to prevent confusion. what is the email you are attempting to send to? I tested one this morning and it worked fine, not sure if you’re finding a different one that I should check.
Please help! I tried to send pictures through email to address listed, but they keep failing.
I tried to join the Facebook group but my membership is still pending after several days? Would really like to become a member so I could follow along with other projects. Can you please help me?
What email are you trying to send to? As far as approval Mikey has been away so he himself hasn’t been able to check his notifications as often because he has been busy preparing for the upcoming cruise, and his girls that are looking after that have been busy, keeping in mind they have 100’s of notifications that come in daily so it’s not unusual for it to take a bit.
Thank you for your kind response. I was using The email provided in the article.
I was accepted into the group this morning. I was unaware of the cruise, thank you for that information. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to learn from so many talented crocheters!
I’m not sure why it wouldn’t work for you then, gotta love technology! Good, I’m glad you got your acceptance, Welcome! Yes, Mikey has a few crochet cruises in a year and has added retreats to his ever-growing list of what he does. He’s pretty busy. He also has a youtube channel where he posts his tutorials if you haven’t yet checked that out you definitely should
Thank you so much! I’ll check it out!
Sorry if this posts twice. I think I lost my first reply before posting.
I just started this today and my pattern is different from the pattern in the videos. My pattern does not include the directions for the fur stitch. Is there a link to the pattern in the videos? Thanks
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I’m late to the game and just starting this today. The pattern I downloaded from Yarnspirations is different from the pattern in the videos and does not include the directions for the fur stitch. Is there a different link to the pattern in the videos. Thanks
Yarnspirations has updated the pattern to ‘today’s standards’. There have been some changes to the pattern but all instructions are still the same for counting wise. Certain instructions were omitted.
They updated the pattern after I had filmed this. I don’t have the original pattern to offer as they want the new pattern to be the one that everyone use.
You can email into Yarnspirations through their website if you prefer.
All you have to do is look at the pattern in the video and you can see the date on the bottom left. Photo is a bit different. The pattern being followed along with the tutorial is downloaded from the link listed. Always go to Youtube | all info is right there. He used August version and Yarnspirations updated it in December and obviously not what Mikey was following at the time.
When will you post the week #3 video? I’ve really enjoyed working on this, and I’m excited to get to the legs, etc. Such a fun project!
Video of legs, ears and tail not appearing on web site. Right hand version on you tube but unfortunately not the left hand video.
Thanks for the reminder to connect them to the website.
THANK YOU Mikey, I personally LOVE the music you have chosen❤️ Will you be showing us the making of the halter and head strap I’m a bit confused (I know, dumb?) You always make these projects more doable.
Yes, next week is the last video where it is shown.
Good morning, enjoying doing this as a MAL. Is there going to be a video on the assembling (placement) of the legs, ears and tail? Thanks
Yes, it’s already on YouTube in the Video Playlist for this creature. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbHEcdQw1SaS6xMo5x_KeXNmzrlhckijo
So this may be a silly question, but I am stuck on the Llama where you shape his face. When I watch the video I don’t understand what kind of knot you used at the left side when you started. I was in a good role, but now I am a little stuck.
I used a SLIP KNOT… I went into the face to the other side… and back again to the original side I went into. I fed the needle through the slip knot and tugged on it to tighten. I then fastened in the starting and ending yarns.
How many rows back did you place the ears from the forehead?
I think between 2nd and 3rd fur line.
Mikey, thank you so much for doing the llama. This is probably the most challenging project I have done. I have crocheted for many years, never challenged myself. You have made this very easy to follow and I am having the time of my life.
Loving this pattern & crochet along. It was so out of my comfort zone, but happy to manage the fur stitch without hick-ups. Looking forward to the next tutorial on Llama-no-drama. Fluffy is coming along great!
Thanks for the great pattern. I downloaded it because I like the pattern in front of me, then I can leave it whenever I want. BTW the music is very annoying, hearing the same thing over and over again. Can’t concentrate on what you’re saying. Would be much better without. Sure I’m not the only one! Just a friendly suggestion.
The music is just the opening credits for 14 seconds? I’m really sorry… Obviously I messed up yet again! Story of my life. I just cannot get the video element of what we do right for everyone. Thanks for letting me know.
I love this. How can I get the pattern emailed to me? I love crocheting animals and dolls.
I LOVE THE MUSIC! WHAT’S ANNOYING ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NEVER HAPPY. THANK YOU MIKEY FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND TELL DAN HIS ILLUSTRATIONS ARE FABULOUS!
Mikey you should not apologize for the music. Most of us get excited about projects. The song only adds to the excitement. If it bothers anybody they can pass through that part of the video. I hope you continue to show your creativity in your videos. It keeps them from becoming mundane.
Primeiramente um abraço de Cuiabá, Mato Grosso/Brasil. Fiquei encantada por essa lhama, muito obrigado por você ter disponibilizado este padrão maravilhoso, e parabéns ao designer que a criou. Eu finalizei a cabeça e o pescoço, estou ansiosa para ver ela toda pronta. Gratidão!!
I’m actually loving this pattern. Just started it and it is really working up faster than I thought it would. Have you heard of anyone doing it with blanket yarn? Would make it much bigger I know, but do I need to adjust the stitch counts?
Loving the Llama. A question about the fur stitch. The written instructions in the pattern states that I am to single crochet in the 1st single crochet in the 1st round, then start the chain 10 loops. In your video you start with the ch 10 loop then sc in first stitch. Can you clarify which way is the correct way?
Follow what the pattern is suggesting if what I am showing you isn’t working. The pattern is ultimately correct but I deviate at times.
I am so excited you are offering this stitch along to us. I have never had the nerve to attempt this on my own, I am putting my nerves aside and am determined to try this, I feel much more confident with Mikey teaching this. ????????❤️❤️ Thank you so much for opening up so many things to us beginners❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?
You never know until you try right!? 🙂
I’ve been wanting to make this, but was so intimidated! Thank you, Mikey, for this and all you do! I just “discovered” you last year, and want you to know that you are FANTASTIC! Happy new year!
I’ve never done an amigurimi before. I’m on row 5 and it’s curling towards me. Is that normal? My inclination is to go with it but that means the back side of the work will be the outside, and I can’t tell if that’s right.
It’s correct… You are creating a cone shape.
I’m confused. Aren’t these alpacas?!
Thank you! Not a llama. 😉
I’m obsessed with alpacas, so this is still a must create for me!
What an awesome stitch along! I love that little Llama! 🙂
Do you do FLO or BLO when doing the fur stitch? The pattern says FLO, but video implies BLO. Please help, thank you!
The fur stitch is FLO for the first round.. BLO only for the second… and third round is both loops. It’s impossible to do the BLO for the ch-10 because it will be inside the character.
Oh wow he’s just beautiful, another have to!!!
Thanks Mikey, happiest of new year’s wishes to you n the crowd xx
This looks so fun! What great instructions!
How much would you charge to make this for me. I can’t do crochet or knitting. Thanks
We are not involved in selling finished projects. Just handing out free patterns primarily or showing crocheters how to make it.
Can you use the Caron one pound yarn?
You sure can.
Thank You, Mikey and Daniel!
Llama No Drama has been a little critter I’ve been wanting to crochet. It’ll be fun to crochet along with y’all! :-)! I’ve surely missed your emails, but I now know I need to go directly to your site.
Many, Many Thank You’s for ALL Your crochet inspiration, tutorials and encouragement.
Kind Regards from Texas,
Yean, we don’t do the emails anymore. Only 15% of the people who get them actually open it. It’s a lot of time to make them but it’s a very low number on who actually opens them up.
I know at one point you had an app. Do you still have it?
No, unfortunately not. It was a free app, we couldn’t afford to keep running it for free and terminated it.
My grandson is to turn one in March so the Llama has a home there …. I have decided to do a chocolate colored llama.
Mikey thank you so much for all you do. I have just started crocheting just a year ago and I love your tutorials! I am also doing the mandala. These projects make such beautiful gifts. And I am always sure of what to do because of how you teach. Again Thank you! Happy New Year!
Hi Mikey, Your videos have been so helpful. I haven’t crocheted in years but now I’m excited to start again.
Welcome back to the stitch journey! 😀
Can we use any color for the body or do we have to use Aran I order to submit ? I have so much yarn I’d like to just use what I have. Thanks
You can use any colour and by all means, use some of your existing yarn collection.
You can do it I started the head a few days ago. Was so afraid of the fur stitch but it really is simple.
It is simple… it’s a bit tedious but doable. For me, I feel rushed as I am filming the entire project. Under other circumstances, I would have just sat back and enjoy the stitch journey.
I would love to sign up for this but didn’t see a link. Please post the link.
There is no sign up required. The videos will be going live on the YouTube starting January 1st.
But how do we submit entries starting January 23rd?
Look to the ENTRY area at the bottom of the blog. The email address and details are there. 😀
I am working on the body and my pattern is the updated version. on the 18th round it says join and then 12 single crochet. I’m confused as to where the 12 single crochet go…. Also it looks like the new pattern only goes up to the 19th round attaches to the Head and then starts over at the first round. Can you clarify this as it looks like you didn’t attach the body until much later.
The new pattern has new round numbers but everything is accounted for. Unfortuantely, there was a pattern format updated after filming. I believe 18 is in the regular stitches.
I am nervous. I have wanted to crochet a llama for a very long time and haven’t had the confidence. I am still not confident. But I would like to try. So I am going to jump in but I’m not telling anyone. Thank you so much for your encouragement. Christine J.
Love this Llama…I’m going to do it. New challenge here I go. Thanks so much for the videos
You got this. I was so nervous thinking I’d never be able to do the fur stitch but it’s really very simple. Yes, it’s time consuming but I’m livening it so far. Just started with the head.
Aran color is out online and in local stores. Any other brand you suggest? It’s my first crochet-along.
Bernat Super Value is what I used. You can also use Red Heart Super Saver.
I buy cheap pillows for the stuffing instead of polyfill. Much cheaper and it does the trick. ?
Sorry if this submits twice. I’m on the body and I’m confused by the 18th round. It says join, 12sc… Where do the 12 singles go?? Is that an error in the pattern?
And i know your pattern is different but did you attach your body later?
Thanks for the clarification!
I do believe the body and head are done separately then joined.
I’ve always been intimidated by this pattern. I’m so glad you are doing this one. So excited to get started on this adorable little llama! Thank you for sharing your love of crochet and your talent with us!
Can I find someone to make this for me and get a price? Love the one shown here with the blue, orange, yellow colors. So cute!!! I have RA and my hands won’t let me do this.
Debra Wynn, just Mikey says, he doesn’t sell his projects. He does do the patterns for free, I’m gonna make 6 of them in full scale for my granddaughters next Christmas, but will be will to make an extra, if u are will to pay the postage to send it to you. I don’t normally sell my projects, they normally go to family n friends
Hi, thanks very much for this nice project! Have you got an idea of any replacement yarn I could find here in France? Thanks in advance and have a nice holiday.
I’m really not sure. I live in Canada. I don’t know what access or yarns are available in France. I’m sorry, I’m not much help.
I’d go to a yarn shop to ask there. Show them what you are about to tackle; they should be able to help.
This is beautiful. I stumbled across. Wow, it is stunning !
I’m so excited to start the Llama no Drama!!
Omg me to I have crocheted for years , but last year my husband passed away and Mikey you have been heaven sent . I love your videos and can’t wait for llama.
Have a blessed holiday
I can’t wait for the Llama-No_Drama crochet a-long to start. I love your videos and have done them before with you. Thanks so much Mikey for doing these. You are a so much fun.
Looking forward to this one
I just wanted to say I love the music with it and the Videos that you show to help along are the best I’ve ever seen awesome job . I really thought it would be hard but I was wrong super easy thanks to you Mike !
Glad it’s working out for you! Happy Hook’n!
Having trouble locating the yarn colors for the Blanket.
They did a colour upgrade. They have discontinued some colours and are replacing the colours shortly in the next pattern update.
I can’t wait!!!
LOVE THE LLAMA…………..I hope I am good enough to do this one………..
Can not wait. I been wanting to make this
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