Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

Today, I am thrilled to introduce a charming addition to your crochet collection – the Small Crochet Cow Amigurumi. This cow – free crochet pattern is not only fast and easy to crochet but fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, making it an adorable companion for any adventure. Whether you’re a crochet enthusiast seeking a quick project or aiming to craft a whimsical keychain, this little cow is sure to bring smiles wherever it goes.

Crafted with simplicity and speed in mind, this pattern is perfect for crocheters of all skill levels. Imagine creating a herd of these adorable cows, ready to accompany you on your daily travels or serve as charming decorations around the home.

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Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

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Please read the whole pattern properly before starting.

The pattern is written using US terms.

This pattern is made of the following parts:

  • 1 Body
  • 2 ears
  • 2 horns
  • 2 arms
  • 2 legs
  • 1 tail
  • 1 snout

Size:

  • 1.5 inches (4 cm) with light worsted yarn (I used I love this cotton from Hobby Lobby)
  • 2.5 inches (7 cm) with plush yarn (I used Premier Parfait chunky)

Material:

  • Yarn calling for a US I-9 / 5.5 mm hook in white, black, pink and cream OR Yarn calling for a US L-11 / 8 mm hook in white, black, pink and cream
  • Size US C-2 / 2.75 mm crochet hook (a larger hook can be used, your cow will only be slightly bigger) if you use worsted yarn OR Size US 7 / 4.5 mm if you use plush yarn.
  • 2 black safety eyes (6 mm) if you use worsted yarn OR 2 black safety eyes (9 mm) if you use plush yarn
  • Stitch markers (if needed)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Polyfill
  • Facultative: fabric glue

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)

Pattern: How to crochet a Cow?


Let’s start – Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

 

The body – Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

  • The cow is worked in continuous rounds (as a spiral). Use a stitch marker if needed.
  • Remember to stuff as you crochet.

With a 2.75 mm crochet and yarn in white OR with a 4.5 mm and yarn in white:

    • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6) – NB: if you work with plush yarn: ch2; make 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. (6)
    • Round 2: [6 inc]. (12)
    • Round 3: [1 inc in the next st, 1 sc]x6. (18)
    • Rounds 4-10: [1 sc in all st]. (18)
    • Round 11: [1 dec, 1 sc]x6. (12)

Place the eyes between Rounds 9 and 10, spaced by 2 st.

Fill the body with polyfill.

  • Round 12: [6 dec]. (6)

Cut the yarn, close the body and fasten off.


The snout – Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

With a 2.75 mm crochet and yarn in pink OR with a 4.5 mm and yarn in pink:

    • Row 1: ch 4. (4)
    • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 3 sc. (3)

Cut the yarn but leave a long tail for sewing. Insert the yarn in the first sc to close the snout. Sew the snout centered below the eyes, over Rond 8.

It is sometimes hard to sew such small pieces. I only sewed the external part of the snout and I added a little bit of glue to the rest of it.


The ears (make 2) – Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

With a 2.75 mm crochet and the yarn in black OR with a 4.5 mm and yarn in black :

  • Row 1: ch 5. (5)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 sc. (4)

Cut the yarn but leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the ears to the head over round 10, space by about 8 st.


The horns (make 2) – Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

With a 2.75 mm crochet and the yarn in cream OR with a 4.5 mm and yarn in cream :

  • Row 1: ch 4. (4)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sl st in each chain. (3)

Cut the yarn but leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the horns to the head over round 11, space by about 4 st.


The tail – Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

With a 2.75 mm crochet and the yarn in white OR with a 4.5 mm and yarn in white :

  • Row 1: ch 7. (7)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sl st in each chain. (6)

Cut the yarn but leave a long tail for sewing.

Cut one strand of white yarn (about 5.5″/14cm).

Insert the hair in the first sc of the tail: grab the yarn by the middle with your crochet hook, insert both ends into the loop, and tighten it up. Separate each strand of the yan as shown in the picture below and trim it to your desired length.

Sew the tail at the back of the body between rounds 3 and 4.


The arms (make 2) – Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

With a 2.75 mm crochet and the yarn in white OR with a 4.5 mm and yarn in white :

  • Row 1: ch 5. (5)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in each chain. (4)

Cut the yarn but leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the arms to the body over Rounds 5 and 6, spaced by 3 stitches.

It is sometimes hard to sew such small pieces. I only sewed the external part of the arm (“shoulder” part) and I added a little bit of glue to the rest of the arm.


The legs (make 2) – Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

With a 2.75 mm crochet and the yarn in black OR with a 4.5 mm and yarn in black :

  • Round 1: start 5 sc in a magic ring. (5) – NB: if you work with plush yarn: ch2; make 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. (5)

Cut the yarn but leave a long tail for sewing. Insert the yarn in the first sc to close the leg.

Sew the legs to the body over Rounds 2 and 3, spaced by 2 stitches. Note: Just like for the arms, I used a little bit of glue. I also placed the right side of the legs against the cow’s body.


The black spots – Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

With your tapestry needle and the black yarn, make some black spots at different places on the body.

Cow - Free Crochet Pattern


Congratulations on crafting the cutest crochet cow!

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Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

2 thoughts on “Cow – Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. This is adorable! Must try & make this – haven’t done too many ami items (no big ones either) but this is so cute – I think the minis r great. Tk u for sharing yr patterns & yr talent. Love them all.

    1. Thank you very much for your kind words! I hope you will enjoy making him. Amigurumi are so much fun.

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