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Plush Crochet Cow Pattern FREE (Low SEW)

How to crochet a cow amigurumi pattern that is written and you will join the limbs as you go. This is a free and easy crochet cow pattern that anyone can follow, even beginners. 

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The Cow Pattern is written and is beginner-friendly. You will only need some basic crochet skills, such as single crochet, increase, decrease, and slip stitch to crochet the cow.

 The Crocheted Cow can be made into a Chonky Plushie Cow. Easily following small changes to the directions as required. 

My grandson went to a farm with his nursery class and returned asking me to crochet a cow! I only had one ball of white and one ball of black yarn and just a little leftover pink in a soft plushie-type yarn!

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Anyway my Grandson wanted me to crochet him a black and white cow. 

I always love to change up patterns and have a variety of different ways to make so I set out to come up with a quick simple EASY pattern for a plushie amigurumi cow

What you will need to crochet the Highland Cow 

Plush Yarn 2x 100 grams (200grms ) 
A small amount of stuffing
Safety Eyes
Hook size - I used a 6.50mm but you can use any hook compatible with your yarn, for the Black and White cow, and a 5.5mm for the white cow. 

Note: 
Colour changes: 
  • I have NOT included the colour changes and left it up to you. 
  • To change colour, simply pull through the NEW colour at the last pull-through of the single crochet stitch and work your desired amount in a new colour, Carry the unworked colour along the stitches in new colour, pulling through on the last step the main colour changed back  
  • When you are joining the arms to the body you should FOLD the arms in half. 
  • Make sure the last round decreases are at the underside of the arm and work through Both sides of the arm AND BODY continue working in single crochet and join as you go.
  • Watch my video below to SEE how to join the Limbs as you GO

Using your chosen yarn and Hook size Start the Cow HERE

Nose: chain 6: work 2sc into the second ch from hook, sc into each stitch until last, work 3sc into the last st.
Working around into the opposite side of the chain sc to end, slst to join, sc into each stitch around

Horns
Rnd 1: Ch2, work 6 sc into the first chain (6sts)
Rnd2: Sc into each st around 
Rnd 3: sc into each st around 
Fasten off 

Ears 

Rnd 1: Ch2, 6sc into the first chain made (6sts) 
Rnd 2: 2sc into each st around (12sts)
slip st into the next st, skip 1 st and slip st into next (the ear will partially fold over - Use this slip st to join to the MAIN HEAD when required) 

Arms:

In Black yarn 
Rnd 1: Ch2, and work 5 sc into the first st
Rnd 2: 2sc into each stitch around (10sts)
Rnd 3: sc in each st around
Switch to White Yarn
Rnd 4: SC in each st around (10 sts)
Rnd 5: sc in each st around (10sts)
Rnd 6: * 2sc together* Twice ) sc in each st to end of row ( 8 sts)
Rnd 7: 2sc together (once), sc in each stitch to last 2 sts, work 2sc together (6sts)
Stuff lightly to shape the arm, 
FOLD IN HALF with the Decreces at the underside and slip stitch along both sides to CLOSE. 
Put to the side for now until later. 
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Legs - (make 2 but only Fasten off the first one)

Rnd 1: Ch2, and work 6 sc into the first chain (6sts) 
Rnd 2: work 2sc into each stitch around (12sts)
Rnd 3: work sc into each stitch around (12sts)
Change to White
Rnd 4 to Rnd 7: sc in each st around. (12sts) 

Rnd 8 : Holding the first leg you made to the side of the second leg join by single crocheting directly into the second leg and continue working around the 2 legs (24sts)

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Row 9 : 2sc  into the first st, sc around to the middle back and work  2sc (middle centre of the cow just above leg join ) and sc in each remaining st. (26sts)

Rnd 10 to Rnd 14: sc in each stitch around ( here you can swap colours as you wish to make a coloured patch)

Fold work in Half.
Place a marker at each side, EQUALLY APART  (You will make your decreases to the body here over the next 3 rows). 
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Rnd 15: Sc to the first SIDE marker, work 2sctog, sc to the next SIDE marker work 2sctog, sc to last st. (24 sts)
Rnd 16: Sc to the first SIDE marker, work 2sctog, sc to the next SIDE marker work 2sctog, sc to last st. (22 sts)
Rnd 17: Sc to the first SIDE marker, work 2sctog, sc to the next SIDE marker work 2sctog, sc to last st. (20 sts)

Joining the arms as we go (SEE Video above, for how to do this) 

Rnd 18: Position ARMS and sc in each stitch around,  Joining the arms over the 3 sts with the DECREASE from previous rounds marker in the middle of the sts (20sts ) 
Once you have added the LAST ARM place Marker HERE to make this the start of your Rounds for the NECK and HEAD

Start to stuff the legs and body 

Neck:
Rnd 19 : 2sctog (decrease) around (10sts)
Rnd20: Sc in each stitch around (10sts) 

Head
Rnd 1: work 2 sc into each st, Repeat into each st around (20)
Rnd 2: *sc in the next st, in the next st work 2sc* Repeat around  (30 )
IF you want an extra chubby plush cow head work the next round of increases) Skip to Rnd 4 if you do not)
Rnd 3:  *sc in the next 2 sts, in the next st work 2sc* Repeat around  (40 )
Rnd 4:  sc into each stitch, around (40) 
Rnd 5:  sc into each stitch, around (40) 
Rnd 6: sc into each stitch, around (40) 
Rnd 7: sc into each stitch, around (40) 

EYES: use safety eyes and position them equally apart on the head. Or you can continue nd sew eyes on later

Rnd 8: sc into each stitch, around (40) 
Rnd 9: sc into each stitch, around (40) 
Attach ears equally apart on this next round, to find the position of ears, once again fold the head in half so the sides are touching and mark where to join the ears. 

Rnd 10: sc into each stitch, around (40) 
Rnd 11: sc into each stitch, around (40) make the beginning of a new round at the last ear 
Rnd 12:
 *2sctog (decrease) in the next st, sc in the next * Repeat *to * around 
Rnd 13:  2sctog (decrease)  in every stitch around. Fasten off with a long tail

Finish off by Stuffing the head and use the long tail to close the TOP of the Cows Head 


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Position and SEW mouth to the cow's head. 
Sew HORNS to the Top of the Head above EARS. 
Fasten of and weave in all ends. 
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