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Amigurumi Cow – Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet pattern for my amigurumi cow is a great project for intermediate as well as seasoned crocheters! If you’re not too keen on color changes, you could also crochet your cow in one color. There’s a 2 part video tutorial on my YouTube channel, in case you need visual guidance!

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms. You can convert it to British terms using my conversion chart.

Crochet Conversion Chart

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Materials for the amigurumi cow

DK/light worsted weight cotton yarn in white, brown/black and light pink  [I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK Champagne white (403), Coffee Bean (411) and Ballet Pink (453)]

2.5mm/size B or C crochet hook

6mm (0.16″) safety eyes or black embroidery floss/yarn

Fiberfill 

Yarn needle 

Large eyed sewing needle

Stitch marker

Scissors

Abbreviations

R = row

Rd = rd

St(s) = stitch(es)

Ch = chain

Sl st = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Dc = double crochet

Inc = single crochet 2 in same st

Dec = invisible decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

Sk = skip

Tog = together

[…] = series of stitches to be repeated

*… = times the series of stitches is to be repeated

(…) = stitch count once round is complete

Instructions

Crochet the udder in light pink

Rd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)

Rd 2: Inc 6 (12)

Rd 3: Ch 4, sc 3 (starting in 2nd ch from hook), sc 1, inc 1, sc 1, ch 4, sc 3 (starting in 2nd ch), inc 1, sc 2, ch 4, sc 3 (starting in 2nd ch), sc 1 in same st, sc 1, inc 1, ch 4, sc 3 (starting in 2nd ch), [sc 1, inc 1]*2 (18)

Rd 4: Sc 18 around teats (18)

Rd 5 & 6 (2 rds): Sc 18 (18)

Crochet the forelegs (make 2)

Stuff with fiberfill as you go.

Rd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring in black or brown (6)

Rd 2: Inc 6 (12)

Rd 3: In BLO: Sc 12 (12)

Rd 4: [sc 4, dec]*2 (10)

Rd 5: [sc 3, dec]*2 (8)

Rd 6: Sc 1 changing to white, sc 7 (8)

Rd 7 & 8 (2 rds): Sc 8 (8)

Rd 9: [sc 3, inc 1]*2 (10)

Rd 10: [sc 4, inc 1] *2 (12)

Rd 11: Sc 12 (12)

Rd 12: [sc 4, dec]*2 (10)

Crochet the hind legs (make 2)

Stuff the legs with fiberfill as you go.

Rd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring in black or brown (6)

Rd 2: Inc 6 (12)

Rd 3: In BLO: Sc 12 (12)

Rd 4: [sc 4, dec]*2 (10)

Rd 5: [sc 3, dec]*2 (8)

Rd 6: Sc 1 changing to white, sc 7 (8)

Rd 7 & 8 (2 rds): Sc 8 (8)

Rd 9: [sc 3, inc 1]*2 (10)

Rd 10: [sc 4, inc 1] *2 (12)

Rd 11 & 12 (2 rds): Sc 12 (12)

Crochet the belly in white

Join white yarn at the udder in between 2 of the 4 teats.

R 1: Ch 4, sc in next 3 ch (starting in 2nd from hook), sl st in next st of udder, ch 1, turn

R 2: Sc 2, inc 2, sc 2, sl st in next st of udder, ch 1, turn

R 3: Sc 3, inc 2 st, sc 3, sc 1 in next st of udder

This counts as the end of the round.

Crochet the body

Rd 13: Sc in next 3 st of udder, sc in 12 st around hind leg, sc in next 6 st of udder, sc in 12 st around hind leg, sc in next 8 st, sc in 10 st around the foreleg, sc in next 4 st, sc 10 st around foreleg, sc 1 (66)

Rd 14: Sc 5, sc 3 tog, sc 8, sc 3 tog, sc 4, sc 3 tog, sc 8, Sc 3 tog, sc 5, sc 3 tog, sc 6, sc 3 tog, sc 2, sc 3 tog, sc 6, sc 3 tog (52)

Use the yarn ends of the legs to close any gaps between legs and body, that might have formed.

Rd 15: Sc 7, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 2, sc 1 changing to white, sc 2, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 10, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 4, sc 1 changing to white, sc 9, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 1, sc 1 changing to white, sc 4 (50)

Rd 16: Sc 6, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 4, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 9, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 6, sc 1 changing to white, sc 8, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 3, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1 (48)

Rd 17: Sc 5, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 6, sc 1 changing to white, sc 11, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 8, sc 1 changing to white, sc 6, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 6, sc 1 changing to white (48)

Rd 18: Sc 4, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 7, sc 1 changing to white, sc 10, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 9, sc 1 changing to white, sc 4, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 7, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1 (48)

Rd 19: Sc 5, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 6, sc 1 changing to white, sc 10, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 9, sc 1 changing to white, sc 4, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 7, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1 (48)

Rd 20: Sc 6, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 5, sc 1 changing to white, sc 9, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 9, sc 1 changing to white, sc 5, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 6, sc 1 changing to white, sc 2 (48)

Rd 21: Sc 6, dec, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 3, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1, dec, sc 6, dec, sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 4, dec, sc 1 changing to white, sc 5, dec, sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 4, dec (42)

Rd 22: Sc 1 changing to white, sc 4, dec, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 3, sc 1 changing to white, dec, sc 5, dec, sc 3, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 1, dec, sc 1 changing to white, sc 4, dec, sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 3, dec (36)

Rd 23: Sc 1 changing to white, sc 3, dec, sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 2, dec, sc 1 changing to white, sc 3, dec, sc 3, sc 1 changing to brown, dec, sc 1 changing to white, sc 3, dec, sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 2, dec (30)

Rd 24: Sc 1 changing to white, sc 2, dec, sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 1, dec, sc 1 changing to white, sc 2, dec, sc 2, sc changing to brown, dec, sc 1 changing to white, sc 2, dec, sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 1, dec (24)

Generously fill the body with fiberfill.

Rd 25: Dec changing to white, dec 11 (12)

Add more fiberfill, if necessary.

Rd 26: Dec 6 (6)

Fasten off and weave in the yarn end.

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Crochet the head

Ch 4 in light pink

Rd 1: Sc in next 2 ch (starting in second ch from hook, Sc 4 in next ch, sc in other side of next ch, inc in other side of next ch (9)

Rd 2: Inc 1, sc 2, inc 2, sc 3, inc 1 (13)

Rd 3: Inc 1, sc 4, inc 2, sc 4, inc 2 (18)

Rd 4: In BLO: Sc 18 (18)

Rd 5: Sc 1 changing to white, inc 6, sc 11 (24)

Rd 6: Sc 1, [sc 1, inc 1]*6, sc 11 (30)

Rd 7: Sc 2, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 2, sc 1 changing to white, sc 6, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 2, sc 1 changing to white, sc 14 (30)

Rd 8: Sc 2, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 3, sc 1 changing to white, sc 4, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 3, sc 1 changing to white, sc 14 (30)

Rd 9: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 4, sc 1 changing to white, sc 4, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 4, sc 1 changing to white, sc 13 (30)

Rd 10: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 5, sc 1 changing to white, sc 2, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 7, sc 1 changing to white, sc 11 (30)

Rd 11: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 5, sc 1 changing to white, sc 2, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 14, sc 1 changing to white, sc 4 (30)

Rd 12: Inc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 2, dec, sc 1, sc 1 changing to white, dec, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 3, dec, sc 4, inc 1, sc 4, inc 1 changing to white, sc 4 (30)

Insert the safety eyes but don’t secure them yet.

Embroider the face with black embroidery floss

You can watch how I embroidered the face here in my video tutorial.

Embroider the nostrils with 2 to 3 diagonal stitches on rd 1 and 2 each.

Embroider the mouth with 4 small back stitches between rd 2 and 3.

Embroider the upper eye line with 2 short outer eyelashes.

Secure the safety eyes.

From here you crochet in rows:

R 13: Sc 2, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 3, dec, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 2, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 3, ch 1, turn (20)

R 14: Sk 1, [sc 5, sk 1]*3, sc 1, ch, turn (16)

R 15: [sk 1, sc 3]*4, ch, turn (12)

R 16: [sk 1, sc 2]*4, ch 1, turn (8)

R 17: [sk 1, sc 1]*4, ch 1, turn (4)

R 18: [sk 1, sc 1]*2, ch 1, turn (2)

Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Fill the head with fiberfill and pin it in on rd 20 to 23 at the front of the body. I attached it slightly tilted. Sew it on all around. Weave in the yarn end.

Crochet the ears in brown (make 2)

Rd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring (4)

Rd 2: [inc 1, sc 1]*2 (6)

Rd 3: [inc 1, sc 2]*2 (8)

Rd 4: [inc 1, sc 3]*2 (10)

Rd 5: Sc 10 (10) [skip this rd, if you want the ears to be smaller]

Rd 6: [dec, sc 3]*2 (8)

Rd 7: Dec 4 (4)

Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Crochet the horns in white (make 2)

Rd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring (4)

Rd 2: Sc 4 (4)

Rd 3: [inc 1, sc 1]*2 (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Crochet the tail

Ch 13 in white, sl st in next 12 ch (starting in 2nd ch from hook)

Fasten off, leaving a long enough end to sew on the tail.

Join the brown yarn at the tip of the tail.

Ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, dc 1, sl st 1

Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends.

Assemble

Sew the ears on the head with 4 rounds distance between ears and eyes, and 7 stitches distance between each other. Weave in the yarn ends.

Sew on the horns next to the ears, slightly forward and inward with 3 rounds distance to the eyes and 4 stitches distance between each other. Weave in the yarn ends.

Attach the tail at the back of the body between round 6 and 7, counted backwards from the last round on the back. Weave in the yarn ends.

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