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Crochet cow with hearts

Crochet cow with hearts

“What would you like me to crochet for you?”, I asked my little girl.
“A cow with hearts”, she answered.
Okay…
Here she is! I wrote down the pattern below. The cow measures 40 cm. When she sits, she measures about 28 cm.
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Materials

  • 1 skein acrylic dk white yarn
  • 1 skein acrylic dk yellow yarn
  • 1 skein acrylic dk brown yarn
  • blue leftover yarn
  • black leftover yarn
  • pink leftover yarn
  • stitch marker
  • stuffing
  • crochet hook size 3 mm
  • embroidery needle

Abbreviations U.S.

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • trc = triple crochet
  • mr = magic ring
  • dec = decrease (2 sc together)
  • inc = increase (2 sc in 1 stitch)

Crochet cow with hearts

Work in continuous rounds.

Head and body

The head and the body are crocheted in one piece.

Round 1 Use white, crochet a mr with 6 sc (6)
Round 2 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3 *1 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (18)
Round 4 *2 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (24)
Round 5 *3 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (30)
Round 6 *4 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (36)
Round 7 *5 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (42)
Round 8 *6 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (48)
Round 9 *7 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (54)
Round 10 *8 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (60)
Round 11 *9 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (66)
Round 12 *10 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (72)
Round 13 *11 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (78)
Round 14 *12 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (84)
Round 15 *13 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (90)
Round 16 *14 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (96)
Round 17-38 1 sc in each st around (96)
Round 39 *14 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (90)
Round 40 *13 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (84)
Round 41 *12 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (78)
Round 42 *11 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (72)
Round 43 *10 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (66)
Round 44 *9 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (60)
Round 45 *8 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (54)
Round 46 *7 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (48)
Round 47-48 1 sc in each st (48)
Round 49 *6 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (42)
Round 50-51 1 sc in each st (42)
Round 52 *6 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (48)
Round 53 *7 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (54)
Round 54 *8 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (60)
Round 55-56 1 sc in each st around (60)
Stuff the head and change to yellow yarn.
Round 57-66 1 sc in each st around (60)
Round 67 *9 sc; 1 inc; repeat from*(66)
Round 68 *10 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (72)
Round 69-81 1 sc in each st around (72)
Round 82 Crochet in the inner loops:
 1 sc in each st around (72)
Round 83 1 sc in each st (72) Change to white yarn.
Round 84 *10 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (66)
Round 85 *9 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (60)
Round 86 *8 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (54)
Round 87 *7 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (48)
Stuff the body as you go.
Round 88 *6 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (42)
Round 89 *5 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (36)
Round 90 *4 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (30)
Round 91 *3 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (24)
Round 92 *2 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (18)
Round 93 *1 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (12)
Stuff the body and fasten off.

Arm (make 2)

Round 1 Use brown, crochet a mr with 6 sc (6)
Round 2 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3 *1 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (18)
Round 4 *2 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (24)
Round 5 *3 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (30)
Round 6 *4 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (36)
Round 7-12 1 sc in each st around (36)
Round 13 *4 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (30)
Round 14 *3 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (24)
Change to white yarn and stuff the hand
and arm during the next rounds.
Round 15-42 1 sc in each st around (24)
Stuff the arm lightly, fasten off and sew or
crochet the sides together.

Leg (make 2)

Round 1 Use yellow, crochet a mr with 6 sc (6)
Round 2 2 v in each st (12)
Round 3 *1 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (18)
Round 4 *2 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (24)
Round 5 *3 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (30)
Round 6 *4 sc; 1 inc; repeat from*(36)
Round 7 *5 sc; 1 inc; repeat from*(42)
Round 8 *6 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (48)
Round 9-10 1 sc in each st around (48)
Round 11 18 sc; 6* dec; 18 sc (42)
Round 12 15 sc; 6* dec; 15 sc (36)
Round 13 1 sc in each st around(36)
Round 14 *4 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (30)
Change to white yarn. Stuff the foot.
Round 15 *3 sc; 1 dec; repeat from* (24)
Round 16-47 1 sc in each st (24) Stuff as you go.
Fasten off and sew or crochet the
sides together.

Snout

Round 1 Use pink, crochet a mr with 6 sc (6)
Round 2 2 v in each st (12)
Round 3 *1 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (18)
Round 4 *2 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (24)
Round 5 *3 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (30)
Round 6 *4 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (36)
Round 7 *5 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (42)
Round 8 *6 sc; 1 inc; repeat from*(48)
Round 9 *7 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (54)
Round 10 *8 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (60)
Change to white yarn.
Round 11 *9 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (66)
Round 11-15 1 sc in each st around (66)
Round 16 *9 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (60)
Round 17-20 1 sc in each st around (60)
Round 21 *8 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (54)
Round 22-25 1 sc in each st around (54)
Fasten off and leave a sewing tail.

Nostril (make 2)

Round 1 Use brown, crochet a mr with 6 sc (6)
Round 2 2 sc in each st around(12)
Round 3 *1 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (18)

Fasten off and leave a sewing tail.
Sew the nostrils on the snout between round 6 and 11, like shown in the picture. Embroider a mouth like shown in the picture.

Ear (make 2)

Round 1 Use white, crochet a mr with 5 sc (5)
Round 2 2 sc in each st (10)
Round 3 *1 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (15)
Round 4 *2 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (20)
Round 5 *3 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (25)
Round 6 *4 sc; 1 inc; repeat from*(30)
Round 7-14 1 sc in each st around (30)
Round 15 *13 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (28)
Round 16 *12 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (26)
Round 17 *11 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (24)
Round 18 *10 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (22)
Round 19 *9 sc; 1 dec; repeat from * (20)

Crochet the tops of the ear together with 10 sc.
Fold the ear and sew the top together with 4 or 5 sc.

Horn (make 2)

Round 1 Use brown, crochet a mr with 6 sc (6)
Round 2 *1 sc; 1 inc; repeat from*(9)
Round 3 1 sc in each st around (9)
Round 4 *2 sc; 1 inc; repeat from* (12)
Round 5- 10 2 inc; 3 sc; 2 dec; 3 sc (12)
Round 11 1 sc in each st around (12)

Fasten off and leave a sewing tail.

Eye (make 2)

Don’t cut the yarn when you change colors. Leave them hanging until the eye is finished.

Round 1 Use black, crochet a mr with 6 sc (6)
Round 2 3 inc; change to blue; 3 inc (12)
Change to black.
Round 3 *1 sc; 1 inc;  Repeat twice from *. Change to white.
*1 sc; 1 inc;  Repeat twice from *
Close with a sl st in the 1st st. Fasten off the blue yarn and
weave in the ends of the blue yarn.
Fasten off the white and black yarn and leave
a sewing tail for both colors.

Dress

When you made the body, you crocheted one round in the inner loops (Round 82). We use this round to crochet the edging. Attach with yellow in one of the outer loops, on the back of the cow.

Round 1 1 sc in each st around (72)
Round 2 *11 sc; 1 inc; repeat from *  (78)
Round 3-4 1 sc in each st around(78)
Round 5 crochet in each sc: (1 dc – 1 ch)
Round 6 crochet in each chain of round 5:
(1 dc – 1 ch – 1 dc – 1 ch)
Close with a sl st.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

 

Heart (make 11)

Use brown and crochet a mr.
Crochet in the ring: [chain 4; 3 trc; 3 dc;] ch 1; trc; ch 1; [3 dc; 3 trc; ch 3]. Close with a sl st in the ring.
Make sure that the first part between brackets is on one side of the circle. The second part between brackets is on the other side. Ch1, 1 trc and ch 1 are on the bottom of the heart.

Finishing

Sew the legs to the body, like shown in the picture.

Sew the arms on the sides of the body, right under the head, like shown in the picture.

Sleeve (make 2)

Use yellow and chain 17. Turn, crochet a sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and a sc in the other chains. Fasten off.
Sew the sleeve on the front and the back of the cow, like shown in the picture.

Sew the eyes on the head, above the snout. Leave about 10 or 11 sc between them.

Sew the ears on the head on round 11. Sew the horns on, next to the ears.

Sew the hearts on the head and the body, where you like them to be.

Use some pink blusher to make the pink spots. Your cow is ready!

2 thoughts on “Crochet cow with hearts

  1. My new great granddaughter will love this as it’s our states animal. Wisconsin is known as the dairy state. Thank you so much.

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