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Cardboard llama Weaving Craft

This fun llama craft is the perfect way to learn to start weaving. Use our free template and recycled cardboard to make this llama with no drama!

Llama Craft with colorful pom poms on a blue background.

DIY Llama with Woven Blanket


  • Free Llama Pattern
  • Cardboard sheet
  • Yarn (several colors)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pom poms
  • Clear tape (optional)
  • Craft glue
  • Sharpies or markers


Step 1

Download, print and cut out the free llama pattern.

Trace the llama template onto a piece of cardboard, then cut out.

Llama Craft Step 1

Step 2

Wrap the yarn once around the llama’s body and tie a knot. Keep the knotted part on the backside of the llama cardboard base.

Llama Craft Step 2

Step 3

Start to wrap the yarn around the body of the llama. Keep small gaps between each wrap of yarn so that you can weave it later.

Llama Craft Step 3

Step 4

Wrap the entire stomach area of the body with yarn. Finish off the yarn by taping the cut end to the back of the llama base.

Llama Craft Step 4

Step 5

Thread a tapestry needle with a different color of yarn.

Tape the cut end to the back of the llama base. Then bring the yarn to the front of the llama.

Llama Craft Step 5

Step 6

Start to weave the yarn over and under the base yarn strands (white).

Llama Craft Step 6

Step 7

After reaching the other end, draw the needle to the next row. For the first row, if you are weaving over the odd strands and under the even strands, then do the opposite for the next row, weaving over the even strands and under the odd strands.

When done with this color of yarn cut the yarn and tape the cut end to the back of the cardboard llama base. Or you could knot the yarn to secure.

Llama Craft Step 7

Step 8

Continue this process using other colors of yarn.

You can make the stripes as thin or as thick as you would like.

Llama Craft Step 8

Use as many colored yarns as you would like.

Llama Craft Step 9
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Step 9

Now add facial features with a Sharpie or marker, such as an eye, nose, cheek and mouth. We also added a border around the llama pattern, and a neck decoration.

Glue some pom poms along the bottom side of the woven blanket. 

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Easy cardboard llama weaving craft.

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