My Little Cow

img_1261any wool/yarn/thread with appropriate hook can be used, the final size will vary

  • tiny cow: an ordinary sewing thread and 0.4mm hook
  • little cow: size 5 cotton thread and 0.75mm hook
  • big cow: acrylic DK yarn and 3mm hook

Head: with white, make a magic ring, work in continuous spiral, stuff as you work

  1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
  2. 2sc in each st around (12)
  3. *inc, sc* repeat around (18)
  4. *sc, inc, sc* repeat around (24)
  5. *inc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around (30)
  6. sc in each st around (30)
  7. sc in each st around (30)
  8. *dec, sc in each of next 8sts* repeat around (27)
  9. *sc in each of next 3sts, dec, sc in each of next 4sts* repeat around (24)
  10. sc in each st around (24)img_1090
  11. *dec, sc in each of next 6sts* repeat around (21)
  12. sc in each st around (21)
  13. *dec, sc in each of next 5sts* repeat around (18)
  14. sc in each st around (18)
  15. sc in each st around (18)
  16. *dec, sc in each of next 4sts* repeat around (15)
  17. *sc, sc, dec, sc* repeat around (12)
  18. dec around (6)

Fasten off, close off the opening and weave in loose end

 

Body: with white, make a magic ring, work in continuous spiral, stuff as you work

  1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
  2. 2sc in each st around (12)
  3. *inc, sc* repeat around (18)
  4. *sc, inc, sc* repeat around (24)
  5. *inc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around (30)img_1091
  6. sc in each st around (30)
  7. sc in each st around (30)
  8. sc in each st around (30)
  9. sc in each st around (30)
  10. sc in each st around (30)
  11. sc in each st around (30)
  12. *dec, sc in each of next 8sts* repeat around (27)
  13. sc in each st around (27)
  14. sc in each st around (27)
  15. *dec, sc in each of next 7sts* repeat around (24)
  16. sc in each st around (24)
  17. *dec, sc, sc* repeat around (18)
  18. sc in each st around (18)
  19. *dec, sc* repeat around (12)
  20. dec around (6)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing

 

Ear (x2): with white, make a magic ring, work in continuous spiralimg_1101

  1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
  2. 2sc in each st around (12)
  3. *inc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around (15)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing

 

Arm (x2): with brown, make a magic ring, work in continuous spiral

  1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
  2. sc in each st around (6)
  3. .*dec, sc* repeat around (4)

Change colour (white)

  1. sc in each st around (4)img_1108
  2. sc in each st around (4)
  3. sc in each st around (4)
  4. sc in each st around (4)
  5. sc in each st around (4)
  6. sc in each st around (4)
  7. sc in each st around (4)
  8. sc in each st around (4)
  9. sc in each st around (4)
  10. sc in each st around (4)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing (I don’t stuff arms)

 

Leg (x2): with brown, make a magic ring, work in continuous spiral

  1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
  2. 2sc in each st around (12)
  3. sc in each st around (12)img_1105
  4. dec around (6)

Change colour (white)

  1. sc in each st around (6)
  2. sc in each st around (6)
  3. sc in each st around (6)
  4. sc in each st around (6)
  5. sc in each st around (6)
  6. sc in each st around (6)
  7. sc in each st around (6)
  8. sc in each st around (6)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing (I don’t stuff legs)

 

Horn (x2): with brown, make a magic ring, work in continuous spiralimg_1115

  1. 4sc into magic ring (4)
  2. inc, sc, sc, sc (5)
  3. sc, sc, sc, inc, sc (6)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing

 

black/brown patches:

small: img_1114

6sc into magic ring

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing

big:

  1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
  2. 2sc in each st around (12)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing

 

udder:

  1. 6sc into magic ring (6)img_1120 img_1111
  2. 2sc in each st around (12)
  3. *inc, sc* repeat around (18)
  4. sc in each st around (18)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail

 

 

bell:

  1. 6sc into magic ring (6)img_1210
  2. *sc, inc* repeat around (9)
  3. *sc, inc, sc* repeat around (12)
  4. sc in each st around (12)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing

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10 Responses to My Little Cow

  1. Margaret says:

    Cute little cows. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

    Have a nice day, Margaret

  2. inge says:

    Soooo sweet ♡
    Thank you for this pattern!

  3. Susan says:

    Love this little cow and the other little animals

  4. Kelly says:

    Hi I love the cows how big is the big one? I am looking to do a keyring for a friend of mine

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