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Cow crochet pattern

Cow crochet patternFINISHED MEASUREMENT

13 inches tall

MATERIALS

Red Heart Super Saver medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (7 oz/364 yds/198g per skein) (4):

1 1/2 oz #3620 glowworm

3/4 oz each #324 bright yellow, #347 light periwinkle and #579 pale plum

1/2 oz each #322 pale yellow, #373 petal pink, #512 turqua, #656 real teal, #668 honeydew and #3251 flame 

2 yds #312 black

Size 7/4.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch marker

Tapestry needle

Polyester fiberfill

3/4-inch cowbell (omit if toy is intended for child under 3 years old)

GAUGE

4 sc = 1 inch; rnds 1-4 = 2 inches

PATTERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Do not join rounds or turn unless otherwise stated. Use stitch marker to mark beginning of rounds and move up as each round is completed.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Double loop stitch (dlp st): Insert hook in indicated st, wrap yarn twice around 2 slightly spread fingers, then over fingers again, allowing last strand to hang down, insert hook from left to right under all 3 strands and pull up all lps (4 lps on hook), yo and pull through all 4 lps. Lps should measure about 2 inches long.

Single crochet join (sc join): Place slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook.

COW

HEAD

Rnd 1: Beg at top of Head, with glowworm, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker (see Pattern Notes). (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around, join (see Pattern Notes) in beg sc, turn. (18 sc)

Rnd 4 (WS): Ch 1, [dlp st (see Special Stitches) in each of next 2 sts, 2 dlp sts in next st] around, join in base of beg dlp st, do not turn. (24 dlp sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 dlp sts in next st, dlp st in each of next 3 sts] around, join in base of beg dlp st, turn. (30 dlp sts)

Rnd 6 (RS): Now working in continuous rnds, ch 1, [sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 8: [Sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (42 sc)

Rnds 9-19: Rep rnd 7.

Rnd 20: [Sc in each of next 4 sts, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts] around. (35 sc)

Stuff Head here and as rem rnds are worked.

Rnd 21: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 3 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts] around. (28 sc)

Rnd 22: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 5 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts] around, join in beg sc. Leaving a 14-inch tail, fasten off. (24 sc)

SNOUT

Rnd 1: With honeydew, ch 9, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 7 chs, working on opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in each of next 7 chs, place marker. (20 sc)

Rnd 2: [2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 7 sts] twice. (26 sc)

Rnd 3: [{Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st} 3 times, sc in each of next 7 sts] twice. (32 sc)

Rnds 4 & 5: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 6: Sc in each st around, join in beg sc. Leaving a 14-inch tail, fasten off. Stuff Snout and sew to Head.

EAR

Make 2.

Row 1 (WS): With teal, ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 2 chs, hdc in each of next 3 chs, dc in next ch, 3 dc in last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch, 3 dc in first ch, dc in next ch, hdc in each of next 3 chs, sc in each of next 3 chs, turn. (20 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in each of first 4 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 4 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, sl st in each of last 4 sts. Leaving a 12-inch tail, fasten off. Sew Ear to side of Head below rnd 6.

Face

With black, embroider satin stitch (see illustration) eyes above Snout.

On Snout, embroider mouth with straight stitches (see illustration) and nostrils with satin stitches.

HORN

Make 2.

Rnd 1: With pink, ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker. (4 sc)

Rnd 2: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] twice. (6 sc)

Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.

Rnds 4-6: Sc in each st around to last st, 2 sc in last st. (9 sc)

Rnds 7-9: Sl st in each of next 4 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts. (9 sts)

Rnd 10: Sc in each st around, join in beg sc. Leaving a 10-inch tail, fasten off. Stuff Horn and sew to top of Head, angling outward.

BODY

Rnds 1-3: Beg at front of Body, with periwinkle, rep rnds 1-3 of Head. At end of rnd 3, do not join or turn. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: [Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts] around. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: [Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts] around. (42 sc)

Rnd 8: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 9: [Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (48 sc)

Rnd 10: Rep rnd 8.

Rnd 11: Sc in each st around, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 12: Sc join (see Special Stitches) bright yellow in same st as join, sc in each st around.

Rnds 13-18: Rep rnd 8.

Rnd 19: Rep rnd 11.

Rnd 20: With plum, rep rnd 12.

Rnds 21-25: Rep rnd 8. Stuff Body here and as rem rnds are worked.

Rnd 26: [Sc in each of next 6 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts] around. (42 sc)

Rnd 27: [Sc in each of next 5 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts] around. (36 sc)

Rnd 28: [Sc in each of next 4 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts] around. (30 sc)

Rnd 29: [Sc in each of next 3 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts] around. (24 sc)

Rnd 30: [Sc in each of next 2 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts] around. (18 sc)

Rnd 31: [Sc in next st, sc dec in next 2 sts] around. (12 sc)

Rnd 32: [Sc dec in next 2 sts] around, join in beg sc. Leaving a long tail, fasten off. (6 sc)

Weave tail through last rnd and pull sts closed. Sew Head to Body.

FRONT LEG

Make 2.

Rnds 1-3: Beg at foot, with teal, rep rnds 1-3 of Body. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: [Sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (20 sc)

Rnd 5: Sl st in next st, ch 1, working in back lps (see Stitch Guide), sc in each rem st around. (19 sc)

Rnd 6: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 7: Sc in each st around, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 8: Sc join pale yellow in same st as join, sc in each rem st around.

Rnds 9-14: Rep rnd 6.

Rnd 15: Sc in each st around, join in beg sc. Leaving a 12-inch tail, fasten off. Stuff Leg and sew to bottom of Body.

BACK LEG

Make 2.

Rnds 1-7: With turqua, rep rnds 1-7 of Front Leg.

Rnds 8-15: With flame, rep rnds 8-15 of Front Leg.

Stuff Leg and sew to bottom of Body, leaving 1 inch between Front and Back Legs.

UDDER

Rnd 1: With pink, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: [(Sc, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch (teat), sc) in next st, 2 sc in next st, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch (teat), 2 sc in next st] twice. (12 sc, 4 teats)

Rnd 3: Holding teats away from sts, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: [Sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (21 sc)

Rnds 5 & 6: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 7: [Sc in next st, sc dec in next 2 sts] around, join in beg sc. Leaving a 10-inch tail, fasten off. (14 sc)

Stuff Udder and sew under Body.

TAIL

Row 1: With teal, ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (15 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Fold Tail in half lengthwise.

Row 3: Working through both thicknesses on opposite side of foundation ch and in front lps (see Stitch Guide) of row 2, sl st in each st across. Fasten off.

Fringe

Cut 6 4-inch strands of teal. Fold 3-strand hank in half. Insert hook from RS in end of Tail, pull folded end through, pull ends through fold, pull ends to tighten knot. Rep with 2nd hank and trim strands to desired length. Sew Tail to back of Body.

COLLAR

With flame, ch 40 or as many chs as needed to fit around neck. Fasten off. Place Collar around neck and sew ends tog. If desired, thread tail through cowbell ring and secure to Collar.

Illustration

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