Crochet Cow Cuddler Set

My Crochet Cow Cuddler Set is a free pattern here on my blog! They are the most adorable toddler companions or a thoughtful baby shower gift idea! Below you'll find the free pattern and video tutorial.

My Crochet Cow Cuddler Set is a free pattern here on my blog!

Pattern Design + Construction

This adorable Crochet Cow Cuddler set was a fun and challenging design I created for a friend who is expecting a little one soon. The small size is perfect for a baby or toddler gift; however, you can easily increase the size by using a larger crochet hook and bulkier yarn. These crochet cows are quick, simple and fun additions to a farm-themed nursery.

Each completed cow measures approximately 7 inches tall by 4-5 inches wide. It consists of the front and back panels, snout, ears, horns or flowers, arms, legs and spots. These pieces are crocheted separately and assembled using a tapestry needle. We'll attach safety eyes and add a bit of stuffing before joining the front and back panels with a round of single crochet. I would classify this pattern as beginner to intermediate level since there are several pieces to assemble; however, each piece uses basic stitches.


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Yarn:

We'll be using medium Worsted Weight (4) Yarn for these crochet cow cuddler patterns. This is my favorite yarn weight to work with for crochet rag dolls and it has a great price point. It's versatile and wears well while also being soft and cozy which is perfect for a stuffed animal or lovey pattern! You could easily substitute brands of worsted weight yarn as long as the ounces per gram are similar. My current favorite brands for acrylic worsted weight are Red Heart Super Saver, I Love This Yarn, Yarn Bee, and Lion Brand.


For this tutorial, I used the following yarn colors:

  • Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color White

  • Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Café Latte

  • Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Black

  • Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Light Jasmine

  • I Love This Yarn, Medium 4, 7 oz / 199 g, in the color 230 Light Peach

  • I Love This Yarn, Medium 4, 7 oz / 199 g, in the color 101 Rosy Cheeks

  • I Love This Yarn, Medium 4, 7 oz / 199 g, in the color 112 Ocean

Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Café Latte used for the Crochet Cow Cuddler Set.

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Stitches:

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

  • Chain

  • Slip Stitch

  • Magic Circle

  • SC - Single Crochet

  • DEC - Single Crochet Decrease

  • INC - Single Crochet Increase

  • * - Repeat sequence until the end of the round


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Crochet Cow Cuddler Set - Free Pattern

They are the most adorable toddler companions or a thoughtful baby shower gift idea!

Front & Back Panels:

With White Yarn, Chain 9


Row 1: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (8 stitches)


Row 2: INC, SC in the next 6 stitches, INC, chain 1 (10 stitches)


Row 3: INC, SC in the next 8 stitches, INC, chain 1 (12 stitches)


Row 4: INC, SC in the next 10 stitches, INC, chain 1 (14 stitches)


Rows 5-9: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (14 stitches)



Row 10: DEC, SC in the next 10 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (12 stitches)


Row 11: DEC, SC in the next 8 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (10 stitches)


Row 12: DEC, SC in the next 6 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (8 stitches)


Row 13: INC, SC in the next 6 stitches, INC, chain 1 (10 stitches)


Row 14: INC, SC in the next 8 stitches, INC, chain 1 (12 stitches)


Rows 15-19: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (12 stitches)


Row 20: DEC, SC in the next 8 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (10 stitches)


Row 21: DEC, SC in the next 6 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (8 stitches)



Row 22: DEC, SC in the next 4 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (6 stitches)


Row 23: DEC, SC in the next 2 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (4 stitches)


Tie off, pulling through the chain stitch to secure.


Weave in the ends and trim any excess yarn.


Set aside.


This adorable Crochet Cow Cuddler set was a fun and challenging design I created for a friend who is expecting a little one soon.

Crochet Cow Snout / Nose:

With Pink or Brown Yarn, Chain 6


Row 1: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (5 stitches)


Row 2: INC, SC in the next 3 stitches, INC, chain 1 (7 stitches)


Row 3: INC, SC in the next 5 stitches, INC, chain 1 (9 stitches)



Row 4: DEC, SC in the next 5 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (7 stitches)


Row 5: DEC, SC in the next 3 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (5 stitches)


Border:

  • To clean up the edges of the snout, we're going to continue from the end of Row 5 down the left side all the way around with a round of single crochet.

  • Once you arrive back to the beginning, slip stitch into the first stitch of the border, chain 1 and tie off with a long tail.


Snout Attachment / Completion:

  • Using a tapestry needle and a string of black yarn, stitch on two little nose slits. Tie off on the back side and trim any excess yarn.

  • Placement: The top of the snout should sit approximately on the 8th row down from the top of the head.

  • Using your tapestry needle and the long tail from the snout, stitch the snout onto the front panel of the body. We want the snout to protrude in a slightly 3D manner so feel free to add a light amount of stuffing if needed. Tie off on the back side and trim any excess yarn.

This crochet cow cuddler is a quick and easy gift idea.

Crochet Cow Eyes:

Attach the 12mm safety eyes on the front panel and secure the backs just above the snout.


Crochet Cow Spots (3 spots per side):

With Black Yarn, Chain 5


Row 1: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (4 stitches)


Row 2: DEC, INC, INC, chain 1 (5 stitches)


Row 3: SC in the first 3 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (4 stitches)


Row 4: DEC, SC in the next 2, chain 1 (3 stitches)


Tie off with a long tail, pulling through the chain stitch to secure.


Spot Attachment:

  • Using a tapestry needle and the long tails, attach one spot to the top left side of the head.

  • Attach one spot to the top left side of the belly.

  • Attach one spot to the bottom right side of the belly.

  • Tie off and trim any excess yarn.

  • Repeat for each front and back panel.

The set of these crochet cow cuddlers is perfect for toddlers!

Crochet Cow Legs / Hooves:

With Brown Yarn,


Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6, pull tight (6 stitches)


Round 2: INC, SC in the next* (9 stitches)

On the last stitch of round 2, switch to white yarn


Rounds 3-5: SC in each stitch (9 stitches)


Slip stitch, chain 1, tie off with a long tail.


Set aside.


Crochet Cow Ears:

With Black Yarn,


Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6, pull tight (6 stitches)


Round 2: INC, SC in the next* (9 stitches)


Rounds 3-5: SC in each stitch (9 stitches)


Slip stitch, chain 1, tie off with a long tail.


Set aside.


Crochet Cow Horns:

With Brown Yarn,


Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6, pull tight (6 stitches)


Rounds 2-4: SC in each stitch (6 stitches)


Slip stitch, chain 1, tie off with a long tail.


Set aside.


Crochet Baby Cow Cuddlers completed.

Crochet Cow Flowers:

With purple, peach and blue yarn, Chain 8


Row 1: INC in each stitch across, chain 1 (14 stitches)

Tie off with a long tail and pull through the chain stitch to secure.

  • It will naturally start to curl so we will just curl it into a circle/spiral flower!

  • Using a tapestry needle, secure the underside together so it stays in the flower shape.

Using a tapestry needle and the long tail, attach the flowers to the top right side of the front panel.


Assembly:

Line up the front and back panels (making sure the face/spots are on the outside).


Join the front and back together with a round of single crochet using white yarn.

  • The only exception to single crocheting is we are going to slip stitch in the stitch where the body and head meet (or the 'neck') to keep a more prominent indent.

  • Be sure to add stuffing before closing entirely and tying off.

  • Using a tapestry needle and the long tails, attach the legs, ears, and horns.

  • Tie off, weave in and trim any excess yarn.


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Signature - Heather Corinne




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