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Alpaca (or Llama!) Corner-to-Corner Crochet Blanket – Free Pattern

Make this adorable alpaca or llama corner-to-corner crochet blanket using the free graph pattern and video tutorials. This c2c afghan is perfectly sized for a baby blanket or adult throw.

Indulge your alpaca infatuation with this generously sized baby blanket or lap afghan! Get the free graph pattern for this modern alpaca corner-to-corner crochet (C2C) blanket below or purchase the PDF with written, line-by-line instructions here

Make this adorable alpaca corner-to-corner crochet blanket using the free graph pattern and video tutorials. This c2c afghan is perfectly sized for a baby blanket or adult throw.
This free c2c alpaca blanket pattern is part of a collaboration with my friends at Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links.

This furry little corner-to-corner crochet alpaca has been prancing around my mind for at least a year and I’m so happy to be able to bring you the finished free pattern today! And as if alpacas weren’t adorable enough on their own, I’m so happy with how the crocheted pom pom border on this blanket turned out–this might be one of my favorite Make & Do Crew projects to date!

If you can’t wait to get started on our own corner-to-corner crochet alpaca, scroll down for the free pattern. If you’d like to know all the fuzzy details before you get started, read on.

And if you’re not an alpaca fan but more of a llama lover instead, you can use this pattern too! No one will ever know the difference. 😉

Crochet blanket with pom pom edging border. Free pattern and video tutorial on how to make this llama c2c blanket featuring Lion Brand Vanna's Choice and Baby Soft Boucle.

The Yarn

The yarn for this C2C alpaca design is so integral that it must be addressed first! When I told my mom about my hopes to design a corner-to-corner crochet alpaca graph a while back, she instantly said, “You should use Baby Soft Boucle for the alpaca!”

Baby Soft Boucle is a newer yarn from Lion Brand and it’s what we used in the Tributary Baby Blanket pattern. While it’s fuzziness makes it a little tricky to see your crochet stitches, it works perfectly for corner-to-corner projects because you don’t have to poke your hook in a specific stitch, but rather a space of several chains. Piece of cake! And could there be a more perfect yarn to mimic the look of alpaca or llama fur?!

I instantly loved my mom’s yarn idea and I asked if she’d like to crochet the blanket if I designed the C2C alpaca graph. We teamed up and fell more and more in love with this little furry guy with each stitch.

Free C2C crochet (corner to corner) alpaca baby blanket pattern featuring Lion Brand Baby Soft Boucle and Vanna's Choice. Video tutorial included!

New to Corner-To-Corner Crochet?

I remember a few years ago before I attempted my first (overly ambitious!) c2c crochet project, I was baffled by how the whole concept worked. Since then, I’ve learned that it’s a really quick and satisfying way to sort of “paint by number with yarn” and I love helping new people learn corner-to-corner as well. (You can find all our free corner-to-corner crochet patterns here.)

Here are some resources that will teach you the basic skills to make this C2C alpaca design:
• VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to Increase and Decrease to Create a Rectangle
-This addresses the crochet diagonal box stitch and basic concepts of c2c

• PHOTO TUTORIAL: Increase and Decrease to Create a Rectangle
-If you prefer learning at your own pace, this covers the same basic concepts as the video above with lots of detailed photos

PHOTO TUTORIAL: How to Change Colors in C2C
-Learn how to switch colors in corner to corner crochet and when to cut or carry your yarn

How Big Will My C2C Alpaca or Llama Blanket Be?

This C2C blanket pattern is a pretty perfect size for a snuggly lap afghan for an adult or a generously sized baby blanket. While it looks kind of large when wrapped around my body (especially considering how much larger I am than a baby!), a 49″ square is a great size for childhood blanket than can drape over a twin bed. (Find all our free crochet baby patterns here.)

To make a smaller blanket overall, use half double crochet C2C stitches instead of the double crochet the pattern calls for. (Learn how to corner-to-corner crochet with half double crochet stitches here.) 

Llama C2C crochet blanket pattern made with modern pom pom border. Perfect for a baby afghan or lap throw.

Crochet Your C2C Alpaca Must Faster

While you can definitely crochet your alpaca blanket by following the free graph pattern, I’ve found that I can enjoy my C2C crochet projects much more when I have written line-by-line instructions. These give you exactly how many tiles of each color you should work in each row and in what order. I’m telling you, having access to written instructions is like a secret C2C weapon and results in much faster crocheting–and so much less counting!)

If you’re interested in getting the line-by-line instructions for this C2C alpaca blanket, you can purchase the ad-free, printable PDF for $3.99 here.

Free corner-to-corner (c2c) crochet llama or alpaca blanket pattern with video tutorials featuring Lion Brand Baby Soft Boucle and Vanna's Choice.

Alpaca Love Corner-To-Corner Crochet Blanket
Free Pattern and Tutorial

Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with line-by-line C2C instructions here.

Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites here.

Pin it for later here.

Explanation:
Raise your hand if you love alpacas (or their similar looking cousins, llamas)! Whether you want to wrap up a new baby in some soft, fuzzy love or indulge your own alpaca infatuation, this blanket pattern will fill you with furry good vibes from corner-to-corner.

Using the diagonal box stitch, you’ll work from corner-to-corner to grow an adorable alpaca friend and add a playful bobble stitch border at the end. Lion Brand’s Baby Soft Boucle yarn makes this furry alpaca really pop against the contrast of the smoother background made with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn.

This pattern makes a generously sized baby blanket or adult lap afghan.

Supplies:
• Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (Weight: 4/medium –  170 yds, 3.5 oz)
– Silver Grey (#860-149): 9 balls
– Pink Grapefruit (#860-104): 1 ball
– Mustard (#860-158): 2 balls (1 for blanket, 1 for border)
– Peacock (#860-176): 1 ball

• Lion Brand Baby Soft Boucle (Weight: 5/chunky –  120 yds, 3.5 oz)
– White (#918-100): 3-4 balls

• Lion Brand DIYarn (Weight: 4/medium –  65 yds, 1.05 oz)
– Black (#205-153): 1 ball
• Tapestry needle
• Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

C2C Alpaca Graph Pattern (ideally, printed out)
Pattern PDF with written graph instructions (optional) 

Some notes on yarn:
Lion Brand DIYarn is listed for the Black yarn option because it’s an affordable way to get the yarn amount needed for the pattern. If you don’t have access to this yarn, feel free to substitute Vanna’s Choice in Black.

Measurements:
49.5 x 49.5” not including pom pom border

Gauge:
5 tiles = 4”
Each tile = approx. .8”

Stitch:
Double crochet c2c

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
rep – repeat
puff st – [yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through first two loops on hook] 4 times, yarn over, pull yarn through all five loops on hook, ch 1 to close puff

Additional Corner-to-Corner Crochet Resources:
Help with learning corner-to-corner-crochet basics can be found here:

• VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to Increase and Decrease to Create a Rectangle
-This addresses the crochet diagonal box stitch and basic concepts of c2c

• PHOTO TUTORIAL: Increase and Decrease to Create a Rectangle
-If you prefer learning at your own pace, this covers the same basic concepts as the video above with lots of detailed photos

PHOTO TUTORIAL: How to Change Colors in C2C
-Learn how to switch colors in corner to corner crochet and when to cut or carry your yarn

Overall Pattern + Sizing Notes:
• Pattern is worked using the diagonal box stitch (c2c) in double crochet stitches. The borders are added once the blanket is complete.

BLANKET

Follow graph pattern (and written instructions in PDF if desired) to crochet main blanket.

Do NOT fasten off grey yarn. Keep attached for Border 1. Weave in all other ends.

How to crochet a pom pom edging or bobble stitch border on a modern crochet afghan or blanket.

BORDERS

Notes:
• Borders are worked in the round with RS of blanket facing throughout.

• See photo below for close-up of borders.

Border 1:
Using Grey yarn already attached:

Ch 3 (counts as sc and 2 ch), sk first tile, sc in sp between next 2 tiles, *ch 2, sk tile, sc in sp between tiles; rep from * around blanket. Place [sc, ch 1, sc] in each corner. Sl st to first ch from beginning of round to join. Fasten off. (62 ch2sps per side)

Border 2:
Attach Pink Grapefruit yarn in any sc.

Ch 1 (does not count as sc), sc in first same sc, ch 1, sc in next ch2sp, *ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next ch2sp; rep from * around blanket. Place [sc, ch 1, sc} in each corner ch1sp. Ch 1, sl st to ch 1 from beginning of round to join. Fasten off. (125 sc per side)

Border 3:
Attach Peacock yarn in any ch1sp.

Ch 1 (does not count as sc), sc in first same sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch1sp; rep from * around blanket. Place [sc, ch 1, sc] in each corner ch1sp. Ch 1, sl st to ch 1 from beginning of round to join. Fasten off. (127 sc per side)

Border 4:
See “Abbreviations and Glossary” at top of pattern for specific instructions on working a puff stitch. For extra help, see photo tutorial below for this pom pom edging technique.

To begin:
Attach Mustard yarn in any corner ch1sp. Ch 1 (does not count as a sc), sc in same sp, sc in next sc.

To make pom pom:
*Ch 6, in third ch from the hook work puff st, ch 3, work puff st in ch1top of previous puff st, fold pom pom in half, sl st in same ch where first puff st was worked, ch 1 to tighten pom pom together, ch 3.

To attach to blanket:
Sk 4 total ch1sp and sc sts, sc in fifth st, sc in next 2 sts.**

To work border:
Rep from * to ** around blanket. For each corner: place sc in last sc at corner, 2 sc in corner ch1sp, sc in first sc on next blanket side. (36 pom poms per side)

Step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet a pom pom border or edging on any blanket or afghan.

I love to see your finished projects! Use #MakeAndDoCrew and tag me Instagram (@MakeAndDoCrew) to show off your stitches and have a chance to be featured.

More Free Corner-To-Corner Crochet Patterns

Ready to make more? Here are some reader favorite free C2C patterns you might enjoy too.

Free C2C (corner to corner) crochet patterns from Make and Do Crew including blankets, afghans, a c2c sweater and nordic snowflake scarf.

1. Be a Deer Afghan – free ombre C2C blanket pattern

2. Free Range Kimono – free C2C short sleeved crochet cardigan pattern

3. Nordic Snowflake Super Scarf – free modern corner-to-corner crochet pattern

4. Christmas Keepsake Afghan – a collection of free C2C graph patterns to create your own holiday heirloom

24 Comments

  • Elizabeth Rosemond
    August 5, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is so stinking cute!!!!

    Reply
    • Sammie Ferrell
      September 5, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Yep – so stinky cute – yes, I think that describes it comletel~ Great job!

      Reply
  • Erlinda Toombs
    August 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    This blanket is to stinkin cute. I love your patterns I have made several of your sweaters and I got more I want to make for my daughter and daughters in law. You and your mom come up with great things to crochet. Do you have classes for knitting also? Once again I look forward to crocheting this blanket. Thanks Linda

    Reply
    • Jess
      August 7, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you, Linda! There are a few knitting patterns on the blog as well, but it is more focused on crochet. Maybe in the future 🙂 Thanks for your kind words!

      Reply
      • Linda
        August 26, 2018 at 2:38 pm

        Thank you for your response Jess. I will have to learn how to knit to do your other tutorials. I just finished another sweater for myself. I will have to send you a picture. Thanks again for all the wonderful patterns and tutorials your page is great.

        Reply
  • Krista Cagle
    August 9, 2018 at 12:21 am

    This is so so so cute!!

    Reply
  • Carolyn
    August 25, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    This is by far of the cutest blankets ever! It is an amazing pattern you have created depicting your talent. Love it!

    Reply
  • Ashley
    August 28, 2018 at 7:09 am

    This is so cute! I’ve just bought the kit from Lion Brand Yarn and can’t wait to get started. Question, what does the other side of the blanket look like? Does it look as nice as the side shown in these photos? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 10, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Hey Ashley,

      I’m so excited you grabbed the kit! Yes, the other side of the blanket is just a mirror image of the front. As long as you complete the color changes carefully, both sides should be totally useable. 🙂

      The kit will come with a black and white copy of the graph, so feel free to download the free color graph linked above too.

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Liz
    September 5, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Your blanket is great! My alpaca loving daughter would so love this!

    Reply
  • Ginny
    September 5, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Wow, this is such a lovely blanket. i have a thing about alpacas. I’m not sure my crochet skills are up to this, but I may have a go at the lovely edging stitch.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 10, 2018 at 10:42 am

      Hey Ginny,

      I love alpacas too! If you’d like to brush up on some c2c crochet skills, I have a video tutorial to get you started here. 🙂

      I hope you do try the edging either way. It’s one of my favorite parts!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Martha
    September 6, 2018 at 7:27 am

    I want to watch the written instructions, but the written instruction link does’nt work

    Reply
  • Julie postek
    September 7, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Love this blanket. However I do not crochet, I only knit. Do you by any chance have this in. Knit pattern?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 10, 2018 at 10:39 am

      Hey Julie,

      I feel for you! Unfortunately, this technique is pretty specific to crochet. I wish I could be more help.

      If you’re interested in learning this to C2C crochet to make a blanket like this (or anything else), I have a video tutorial here. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Patricia Craig
    October 6, 2018 at 8:57 am

    I am doing the llama afghan and loving it. I keep it laid out on the sofa so I do a row when I walk by it. I am half way sone and it is so cute. Thank you for the pattern. Patti

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 15, 2018 at 11:24 am

      I love doing that with my projects too! Then I can enjoy them even when I’m not crocheting. 🙂

      I’m so happy you’re having fun with the pattern!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Valerie Torres
    October 8, 2018 at 7:35 am

    I’ve just purchased the written instructions through your link, however, what I received was the Alpaca Stuffed Animal. This is so frustrating, as I want to get started right away. I’ve emailed the Love Crochet_Love Knitting website to correct this problem, but I am sure it will take days to receive feedback.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 15, 2018 at 11:24 am

      I’m so sorry, Valerie. That was a temporary tech snafu. I think we cleared this up by email, correct? If not, please send me an email and I’ll get you the right pattern right away. jess (at) makeanddocrew (dot) com.

      For anyone reading this in the future, know that you can go to your LoveCrochet.com library and the correct PDF will be waiting there for you if you’ve already purchased it (or are purchasing it now.) 🙂

      Jess

      Reply

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