Crochet Strawberry Cow - Free Crochet Pattern




Full Youtube tutorial available here
This is a crochet pattern to make this cute, chunky strawberry cow.
You can make it in whatever colours you like!


Yarn used

- Hobbii Baby Snuggle - Primary colour, secondary colour, beige for horns

- Small amount of medium black yarn for embroidering nostrils


Other Items used

- US G/4.25mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn needle
- 12-15mm safety eyes
- Poly fill
- Stitch markers (optional)

*Please note that safety eyes are NOT recommended for children under the age of 3 years.


Abbreviations and stitches

• MR: Magic ring
• St(s): Stitch(es)
• SC: Single crochet
• Sl st: Slip stitch
• DC: Double Crochet
• BLO: Back Loops Only
• Inc: Increase (Stitch 2 SC into the stitch)
• Dec: SC decrease using the invisible method
• (...) x n: Repeat instructions in brackets n times
**This pattern uses US Crochet Terms**


Pattern

Legs - Make 2

(Start with secondary colour)
R1: 6 SC in a MR
R2: 6 inc (12)
R3: (3SC, inc) x 3 (15)
Colour change to main body colour
R4-7: 15 SC

1st leg only: sl st to close, cut the yarn
2nd leg:
Ch 3 after R7, join to 1st leg with SC

Belly continues straight from here:

R1: 36 SC
(15SC in 1st leg, 3SC in ch3, 15SC in 2nd leg, 3SC in ch3)
R2: (5SC, inc) x 6 (42)
R3-7: 42SC
R8: (5SC, dec) x 6 (36)
R9: 36SC
R10: (4SC, dec) x 6 (30)
R11: 30SC
R12: (3SC, dec) x 6 (24)
R13: (2SC, dec) x 6 (18)

Stuff the body and legs



R14: (SC, dec) x 6 (12)
R15: 12 SC
R16: 12 inc (24)
R17: (SC, inc) x 12 (36)
R18: (5SC, inc) x 6 (42)
R19: (6SC, inc) x 6 (48)
R20-24: 48SC
R25: (6SC, dec) x 6 (42)
R26: (5SC, dec) x 6 (36)
R27: (4SC, dec) x 6 (30)

Attach eyes between R23 and R24, 10 sts apart

R28: (3SC, dec) x 6 (24)
R29: (2SC, dec) x 6 (18)
Stuff the head
R30: (SC, dec) x 6 (12)
R31: 6 dec (6)


Arms - Make 2

(Start with secondary colour)

R1: 6 SC in a MR
R2: 6 inc (12)
R3: 12 SC
Colour change to main body colour
R4: (2SC, dec) x 3 (9)
R5-8: 9 SC

Fold in half and close with SCs along the top. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Snout

(Secondary colour)

Ch 6
R1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, 3SC, 3SC in last st,
Underside: 3SC, inc (12)
Sl st into 1st st of round

R2: (3SC, 3 inc) x 2 (18)
R3: (3SC, [SC, Inc] x 3) x 2 (24)
R4: 24 SC
Close and cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing.

Ears

(Secondary colour)

R1: 6SC in a MR
R2: (SC, inc) x 3 (9)
R3: (2SC, inc) x 3 (12)
R4: (3SC, inc) x 3 (15)
R5-7: 15SC
R8: (3SC, dec) x 3 (12)

Fold in half, SC across the top to close. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Horns

(Beige)

R1: 4 SC in a MR
R2: (1SC, inc) x 2 (6)
R3-4: 6SC

Close with a sl st. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing.

Patches - Make 2

(Secondary colour)

R1: 8SC in a MR
R2: 8 inc (16)
R3: (HDC, 3 DC into 1 st, HDC, sl st) x 4 (24)

Close with a sl st. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing.

Heart patch

(Secondary colour)

Ch 2
In first ch: 2 DC, 2 HDC, DC, 2 HDC, 2 DC, ch 2, sl st back into ch. Pull the tail to make a heart shape.

Close and cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing.







Assembly

- Sew all parts together as per the video tutorial

- Embroider the nostrils






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