Free Mini Crochet Cow Pattern



Happy Friday friends! Earlier in the week I shared a re-release with you for our larger amigurumi cow pattern and today I'm super excited to share a revamped version of our mini cows!

If you enjoyed our Mini Zebra CAL a while back you might recognize this cute and chunky mini shape. They were perfect for modifying into our sweet farm friends!

The legs, body and head are made as one piece saving you time on sewing. And those spots? The perfect little accent.

To make these farm friends I used Lion Brand Feels Like Butta in White and Lion Brand Jeans yarn in Khaki and Stovepipe. They were the perfect combo to piece together for a little touch of squish and softness.

If you're new to amigurumi I have a few tutorials I'll link for you down below. This is a great beginner friendly project to jump in and get your feet wet!

Check out these tips below to get started!

Tips to Learning Amigurumi - How To Stuff Amigurumi - Changing Colors in Amigurumi - How To Join Legs in Amigurumi

Pattern

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Materials -


Abbreviations - US terminology

MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

St(s)- Stitch(es)



NOTES -


- Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round; I like to use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

- The legs, body and head will be made as one piece.

- Finished mini cow measures approximately 8 inches tall.


Nose –

With accent color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 7 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (27)

Rounds 6-7: SC around (27)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the head. With a small piece of black yarn and tapestry needle, make a ‘v’ for each nostril on round 4 about 3-4 sts apart.





Legs - Make 2
Starting with accent color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Rounds 4-5: SC around (18)

Change to white

Rounds 6-12: SC around (18)

Fasten off on the first leg only. When you complete the 2nd leg continue to round 13 to join the legs.

Round 13: SC in the next 7 sts (this will align our color changes to be at the back when our join is complete). Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC. SC in the remaining stitches around the leg. When you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 3 chains. SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains again. You will have crocheted on each side of the chain. (42 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start.




Rounds 14-24: SC around (42)

Round 25: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 26: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 27: SC around (30)

Round 28: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 29: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Here is where we will start the head.

Round 30: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 31: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 32: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 33: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 34: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (48)

Round 35: SC in the first 7 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (54)

Rounds 36-43: SC around (54)

Round 44: SC in the first 7 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (48)


NOTE: Here is where we will attach the facial features. Place the safety eyes 7 stitches apart between rounds 41 and 42. Add eyebrows/eyelashes to your liking before securing the backs of your safety eyes.


Nose - Sew the nose centered between the eyes adding stuffing as you go.






Round 45: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 46: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 47: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 48: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

*Continue to stuff the head and neck firmly to avoid a wobbly head*

Round 49: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 50: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 51: INV DEC around (6)

Fasten off and sew remaining hole closed, weave in your end.


Ears- Make 2

With body color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 7 SC

Rounds 2-3: SC around (7)

Round 4: SC INC in each st around (14)

Rounds 5-11: SC around (14)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing, fold ear in half and SC across to close the ear as pictured.





Arms- 

Make 2 stuffing lightly at the bottom

With accent color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (15)

Round 4: SC around (15)

Round 5: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rep around (10)

Change to white

Rounds 6-14: SC around (10)

At the end of round 14 pinch the arm flat and make 5 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body.


Horns –

With accent color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (15)

Round 4: SC around (15)

Round 5: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rep around (10)

Round 6: SC around (10)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


Spots – 

Make 2 of each size

Large Spot –

With accent color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: 2DC in the first 2 sts, sl st in the next, rep around (30)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Small Spot –

With accent color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Round 3: 2DC in the first st, sl st in the next, rep around (18)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


Assembly –

- Sew the ears onto the head at the 6th round on each side.

- Next, sew the horns evenly placed between the ears stuffing as you go.

- Sew the arms onto the body centered with the head at round 27.

- Sew a large and medium spot onto the front and back of the body.

- Lastly, cut 3 strands of your accent color and 1 strand of white approximately 8 inches long to make the tail. Using your crochet hook, pull the strands through a center stitch on the back of your cow and braid to your desired length. Secure with a knot and trim as needed.





Your mini cow is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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