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Mini Cow Free Amigurumi pattern – The Nomad Knot

Mini Cow Free Amigurumi pattern

Hello everyone! This week, I made this amigurumi cow keychain! And the pattern is right down below. If you don’t want to read the story behind it, just roll down and check in out! However, if you want to stay around, it is always welcome!

I always like to share how I came up with my new free creations! For those who don’t know, once a week I share a free pattern here.

The reason

Firstly, the reason why I like to crochet amigurumi is to give as gifts to my friends and family. And for some reason, they always seem to enjoy it very much! This is why I keep making it!

My sister in law birthday was this week. She started to introduce more vegan food in her daily cooking, and we would like to support that. So, we got for her a beautiful book with delicious vegan recipes to inspire her, and of course, to get some good food for ourselves too! Jokes aside, I am a big fan of having some vegan days on my week even though I don’t follow any particular diet.

Anyways, I need to give her also some Amigurumi, it’s my trademark among our social group! Can’t pass without it! So I made this cute little cow amigurumi keychain for her to hang anywhere she wants! To bring happiness, and hopefully, some good smile every time she laid her eyes on it.

Meanwhile, I put my crochet project for my friend’s newborn aside and started to make this amigurumi. By the way, if you don’t know yet, I am making 5 crochet that will form a “kit” for my friend’s first child. The patterns are also free and you can check in out here, it is not only amigurumi of course! But even if it was, it’s good too!!!

It is a very simple Amigurumi to make, and super-fast! Which helped a lot, and I could manage to go back to my other WIP.  

I hope you enjoy this free Amigurumi cow pattern. And, in addition, if you have any questions, leave in the comments below and I’ll be happy to reply to you!

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TIPS:
  1. Most important to remember is to keep your stitch with a tight tension, this way, you won’t have any see-through gaps.
  2. To help me keep my stitches tight, I prefer using yarn for a thicker needle than the one I would be using for the Amigurumi.
  3. Always count your stitches after every row, so you will make sure to have the total amount of stitches.
  4. Use a piece of yarn to mark the last stitch, so you won’t miss where the beginning and end of your row is!

Little crochet farm just shoot a video tutorial showing you how to crochet this beautiful little chubby cow! Follow the YouTube channel for this pattern and more to come. 

COW KEYCHAIN

Materials:
  1. 2mm crochet hook
  2. Key chain
  3. White, brown and other 3 colorful yarn
  4. Black therad for embroider the eyes 
  5. Stuffing material
  6. Sewing needle
  7. Scissors

With white yarn start,

  • 1 row                   6sc in a magic ring (when you are closing the magic ring, add the keychain inside and pull it tight. With the leftover yarn, sew the keychain while fastening off the ends!)
  • 2 row                   6inc Total 12sts
  • 3 row                   (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts
  • 4 row                   (2sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 24sts
  • 5 row                   (3sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts
  • 6 row                   (4sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 36sts
  • 7 row                   (5sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 42sts
  • 8 row                   (6sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 48sts
  • 9 to 14                 48sc
  • 15 row                 (6sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

I prefer to embroider the eyes, but if you are using sefty eyes, add them at the row 7, with 4 stitches in between.

16 row                 (5sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

17 row                 (4sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

18 row                 (3sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

19 row                 (2sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

Stop here for stuffing the cow,

20 row                 (1sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 12sts

Cut the yarn, fasten off and hide the remaining tail inside the cow.

EARS

With white yarn start,

  • 1 row                   3sc in a magic ring
  • 2 row                   3inc Total 6sts
  • 3 row                   (2sc, 1inc) repeat 2 times Total 8sts
  • 4 row                   (3sc, 1inc) repeat 2 times Total 10sts
  • 5 to 8 row           10sc

Cut the yarn, fasten off and make another one following the same instructions.    

Don’t stuff the ears. Leave a tail for sewing

For the second ear, I changed to brown yarn in row 5.

PAWS

With brown yarn start,

  • 1 row                   6sc in a magic ring
  • 2 row                   6inc Total 12sts
  • 3 row                   12bpsc
  • 4 to 6 row           15sc

Cut the yarn, fasten off and make 3 more following the same instructions.             

Put stuffing material in all of the paws. Leave a tail for sewing

NOSE/MOUTH

With cream yarn, chain 5. Skip first chain,

  • 1 row    3sc, 4sc in same stitch, 2sc, 3sc in same stitch Total 12sts (the graphic below is about this first row)
  • 2 row    (4sc, 1inc, 1inc) repeat 2 times Total 16sts
  • 3 row    (5sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc) repeat 2 times Total 20sts
  • 4 row    20sc

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Leave a tail for sewing

ASSEMBLY

Fasten all the parts in the cow with a help of pins.

Sew the ears between row 4 and row 8.

Sew the nose between row 8 and row 13. Use a little bit of stuffing material in the nose.

Sew the legs under the cow, placing them equally in the middle of down part. Also use a little bit of stuffing here.

I embroidered the eyes at row 7 with 4 stitches apart from each other.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

You finished your little mini cow amigurumi keychain!

If you are happy with your results, publish a picture and tag me in any social media so I can see your final product!

This cow crochet keychain is a small version of a more advanced (and paid!) amigurumi pattern I made, you can check in out here. If you want any animal, in particular, write in the comment box below and I’ll schedule to create a simple pattern with your request!

But, if you are ready for more advanced patterns, check the Etsy shop with more of my creations. All the patterns contain detailed explanations and around/over 50 step by step pictures to help you complete your toy! And of course, you can always consult me if you have any doubts! I will be happy to chat with you!

All right guys, that’s it for today!

Love,

Ana!

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