Modification Monday: Llama Llama Red Pajama

Original Pattern: Alpaca with Bikini

Knitter Extraordinaire: Joanna (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Inspired by the beloved children’s book character of Llama Llama, Joanna modified the original alpaca pattern to be more visually in keeping with the children’s book character. More info can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: What a wonderful way to make a special toy for a special little one- to customize a pattern so that they can have a beloved book character of their very own! I love the little details that Joanna used to get this just right – check out how well the embroidered eyes match the book version! For the pajamas, Joanna used a sweater pattern from a different toy and improvised the details to mimic the red pajamas that the story book character wears. A labour of love that turns out this well- you know that some little kid was overjoyed to get this!

17 comments

  1. Wanda   •  

    oh my gosh, so adorable!! And you are totally right – I am sure some child was overjoyed about this toy!!

    • Julie   •     Author

      I so agree! Such a perfect little replica!

  2. Di   •  

    Great idea! She should coordinate with author to sell as a set-like Elf on a Shelf.

    • Julie   •     Author

      Haha, that might be challenging to get the rights, but I agree- there needs to be some llama llama stuffed toys!

  3. Alina   •  

    This is just so adorable! Knit toys are the best!

    • Julie   •     Author

      I completely agree, knitted toys are the best gifts for little ones!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Yes! I love knitted toys.

  4. Laura   •  

    It’s perfect! The child who received this is lucky, what a great gift!

    • Julie   •     Author

      I totally agree, Laura! An amazing gift. 🙂

    • Julie   •     Author

      OMG, that is the BEST!!!! I died. I hope everyone see it!!!

  5. Barbara   •  

    I love the expression on the toy so much! It’s the hardest part to get right, and she did it perfectly.

    • Julie   •     Author

      You are so right, the eyes are tricky to embroider, I never have much luck so I always use safety eyes. but she nailed it!

  6. miss agnes   •  

    Indeed, creating the expression on a soft toy is very hard, what a great job! I love this little seed stitch pyjama, so precious. Cute beyond words.

    • Julie   •     Author

      I totally agree, Agnes! the pajamas were wonderfully done, too.

  7. Sierra   •  

    So cute and special, especially if its the book your kid is just over the moon about.

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