Alpaca Toy Knitting Pattern and a Giveaway

Its here, the knitting pattern for the Alpaca! I knitted him in a boucle’ yarn because I felt the it gave him a lovely texture. I really had to study this beautiful creature to try and create the perfect dimensions. The front legs seem slightly shorter than the hind legs and the chest is bold and strong with an elegantly straight neck and back. The tummy section is full towards the front legs and tapers off towards the hind legs… and what sweet, puffy tails they have too! What fun I had designing him!
His pattern is avaliable in my Mamma4earth shop.
Giveaway:
Because this is a new pattern, I am going to have a little giveaway here and email the Alpaca pattern to 2 readers:) If you would like to enter, just leave a comment here in this post and a way for me to contact you if you win:) Giveaway will close on Tuesday evening South Africa time:)
Thank so much for visiting this space:)
xo Linda
Winners:
Dawn said…

Oh the alpaca is lovely, I love the yarn you have used.
Thank you for the opportunity, I usually knit a sheep in the wool I spin to represent the sheep the wool came from so an alpaca pattern would be lovely with the alpaca yarn I have recently washed, spun last year.
Thank you for the opportunity Linda, another lovely pattern xxx

Congratulations Dawn!!

The 2nd winner is:

Anonymous said…
Love this so much!
Ruthi/Rav: Stardancer
May 24, 2011 11:35 AM
Congratulations!!

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48 Responses to Alpaca Toy Knitting Pattern and a Giveaway

  1. Halfpint May 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    Very cute, I always like the fluffy top knot bit best on an alpaca

  2. Lynda Halliger-Otvos May 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    What a lovely little guy you have developed. I would love to win the pattern for this to make for the Littles I babysit every day; they love soft toys, of course !~!

  3. Simply Beautiful Sundays May 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    I love the alpaca! So cute! You are very talented! My blog is simplybeautifulsundays.blogspot.com

  4. Suzie May 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Hooray! I love it! I’d like to know where you got that fabulous boucle yarn!

    justsuzie_s at hotmail dot com

  5. Stephani May 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    So cute!! I’d love to get this pattern. :o)

    tomorrowfarm@gmail.com

  6. W-S Wanderings May 23, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Oh, this alpaca is GORGEOUS! And you know what? I NEED to knit an alpaca, and fill every stitch with intention – cuz I want a real live alpaca at our farm. Someday. The knit version will keep me VERY content in the meanwhile. That way I can have a whole herd. Thanks for the giveaway chance, Linda.

  7. kbjohnson5838 May 23, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    Oh my gosh! How sweet. Would love the pattern! Where do you find time to do all these???

  8. Josey May 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    What a charming little animal. My friend and I were just planning a trip to visit an Alapaca farm/yarn shop here in Oklahoma and so I was extra pleased to see your new pattern. I would love to receive it!

  9. kbjohnson5838 May 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    I am not great with these comments… but how cute is that pattern. You are so creative!! Thank you for the opportunity to win a pattern. Becky

  10. Judith May 23, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    So cute. Is your alpaca made from alpaca fiber? Are the loops in his textured body from the type of spinning used in creating the yarn or part of the pattern stitch? Thanks for sharing !!!

  11. Robin May 23, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    Oh he’s beautiful!!! I just love your patterns. Thanks for the giveaway! cokelush at gmail

  12. Dawn May 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    Oh the alpaca is lovely, I love the yarn you have used.
    Thank you for the opportunity, I usually knit a sheep in the wool I spin to represent the sheep the wool came from so an alpaca pattern would be lovely with the alpaca yarn I have recently washed, spun last year.

    Thank you for the opportunity Linda, another lovely pattern xxx

  13. Rachel May 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    Oh my heart he is adorable!! As always, you’ve done an amazing job Linda!

    What are the odds of winning two give a ways I wonder. (huge grin)

    Crossing fingers.

  14. kim May 23, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    so sweet!

  15. Geowyn May 23, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    He is so cute. I did your dachshund dog and it came out really well. We have 12 alpacas. Six adults and six babies. They are so much fun to watch and are so friendly.

  16. Corina May 23, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Ooh I love that alpaca, so cute! I’m still dreaming of having my own little meadow with a couple of alpaca’s…

  17. Hallie May 23, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    I am still new to knitting and always up for a new pattern challenge!! Crossing my fingers!

    wpooh_9 at hotmail dot com

  18. eidolons May 23, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    Awwww! It’s adorable! I’d love to knit one.. or.. you know.. a dozen of them. I can see my kids playing with their own alpaca herd. (:

    Lovely work, as always!

  19. Faerie-Dancer May 23, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    He’s very fuzzy! I love how you choose just the right yarns to create this little guys!

  20. K May 23, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    Oh Linda. He’s beautiful. I love the lines of him. YOu make me feel like I’m holding still, darn it. Wait. Maybe I am. He has a GREAT head, a sweet face, a wonderful tail – very, very nice lines. Another triumph, you clever thing!

  21. laminitagirl May 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    What an incredible pattern. I’ve just finished knitting animals for my expected grandson who will be here in August. The alpaca would be a great addition to his “farm”. If I don’t win this pattern, I may just have to pay for it! Keep up the great work.

  22. Nelle May 23, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    Cute!

  23. Tanya May 23, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    What a wonderful pattern! Looks great! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

    jestti @ yahoo.com

  24. Robin May 23, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    He is so adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. Shannon May 23, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    Oh dear Linda ~ this could possibly be your cutest one yet! I just want to pick it up and squish it.

  26. Anonymous May 24, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    What a cutie! You are so talented xxBRenda

  27. Brynn May 24, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    love this little guy!

  28. penelope10 May 24, 2011 at 12:18 am #

    Oh, the Alpaca is so cute. The boucle just really tops it off!

  29. Charlotte May 24, 2011 at 1:22 am #

    what a perfect use for boucle yarn … he’s so cute. Thanks for this chance to win.

  30. DaffodilAngel May 24, 2011 at 2:19 am #

    Hi Linda, greetings from Tasmania. What a gorgeous chap this is and the boucle is wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity. D/A

  31. Jon and Lisa May 24, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    So cute! Thanks for the opportunity!

  32. mountain girl May 24, 2011 at 2:45 am #

    I love the alpaca. You really did a fantastic job designing him – beautiful!
    mia@pocoleon.com

  33. palehouse May 24, 2011 at 3:40 am #

    oh my gosh! its so cute! i love to poof on top of his head! its absolutely perfect ^____^
    just in case i win- emilyhouse@ymail.com

  34. Kristin May 24, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    How sweet! Thanks for the chance to win!
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

  35. Kelly May 24, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Hello Linda
    My boys and I have been looking out for your alpaca to be finished and we are delighted! So much character as always in your creations. You have definitely captured the alpaca look and personality. You have a wonderful gift.
    Happy day to you, Linda.

  36. StickLena =KnitLena May 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    What a good design! The bouclé yarn gives the perfect edge to this cute animal. You have managed to amaze me again!
    Thanks for showing, Lena

  37. Baa-Me Kniits May 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    That is the cutest!!! Pick me, pick me….I keep asking to be allowed an alpaca but hubby is not keen so maybe a baby one would be just fine 🙂

    I don’t know why but it always takes me ages to connect to your comment page, keep giving me the message that the page in unavailable??? I keep trying and eventually it pops up….I have that mantra going thru my head “if at first you don’t suceed….” 🙂

  38. MJ May 24, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Hi. I love the patterns you create. I love small take-with-you projects.

  39. fehnna May 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Oh Linda! Every time I think I have a favorite among your patterns, you make a new one!
    Love, love, love! The Alpaca!
    Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Thanks to you again for sharing your inspirations!

    njahboji@aol.com

  40. Sue May 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    He’s adorable. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    Thanks
    Sue

  41. Anonymous May 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    Love this so much!

    Ruthi/Rav: Stardancer

    bookdiva53@hotmail.com

  42. Valery May 24, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    Oh my gosh he is ADORABLE!! I probably shouldn’t say this, but if I don’t win I’ll buy the pattern anyways. I LOVE IT!!
    Feel free to pick me 🙂 lol

    Thanks
    Val

  43. K May 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    Did I mention that I love his nose? Cute little nose.

  44. kaelynn May 24, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    Oh, this is wonderful! I’ve been looking for a good alpaca pattern for some time now. A friend of mine raises alpacas and I know she would just love this!

    Crossing my fingers! 🙂

  45. Dawn May 25, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Oh how exciting, thank you Linda, I can’t wait to knit this.
    I have emailed you.
    Dawn xxx

  46. Rachel May 26, 2011 at 6:04 am #

    What? It is sold out? I can’t buy this pattern??? Oh I am weeping and whaling and gnashing my teeth. Tell me it isn’t so….

  47. Anne Maguire June 30, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    he is lovely where can I get the pattern

  48. Margaret Grainger February 16, 2018 at 7:52 am #

    Please tell me where I can get this pattern would love to knit it for my Grandaughter

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