This post includes more than 20 free crochet cow patterns that you can use to make some very adorable cow projects. Along with black and white dairy cows, you will also find Jersey Cows and some free Highland Cow Crochet Patterns too!
I have to admit I have always loved cows and I even collected cow themed décor until I was in my early twenties. My daughter is the cow collector in our home these days and her preference are not the black and white dairy cows that I loved, but Jersey Cows.
Free Crochet Cow Patterns
Each cute crocheted cow pattern included in this roundup is available as a free written pattern in American Crochet Terms. Some even include free downloadable PDFs, video tutorials and photo tutorials.
I’ve listed the yarn weights and crochet hook sizes that were used for each of the amigurumi cow projects, crochet hats, animal slippers and crochet baby toys patterns. Some of these crocheted cows were made with DK Light Weight Yarn , some with Medium Weight Yarn  and even one was made with Bulky Weight Yarn . Most of these projects are an easy skill level and use simple stitches, like single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc) and double crochet (dc). For beginner friendly cow crochet patterns, check out the options with photo, or video tutorials.
Some sewing is required for each of these ami projects. You will also need supplies like a tapestry needle (yarn needle), safety eyes, polyfil stuffing, stitch markers, scissors, embroidery thread for the nostrils on the snout and small details (for some of the cows), black yarn, brown yarn (for the Highland Cow), white yarn, pink yarn and small amounts of other yarn colors. A few of the amigurumi cows also have crochet horns.
Premium Crochet Cow Patterns that are Definitely Worth a Mention
- Crochet Highland Cow PDF Amigurumi Pattern (Tunnock, Haggis & Midge) – this is my absolute favorite Highland Cow Crochet Pattern and it is available for purchase here.
- Cuddle and Play Cow Baby Blanket Pattern – this adorable cow blanket will make the perfect baby shower gift. The pattern uses Super Bulky Weight yarn  and a 7 mm crochet hook. The finished blanket measures 38 inches X 40 inches in size.
- Cow with Calf Crochet Pattern – I love this cow project because it comes with both the mom and the baby!
Free Crochet Cow Patterns
Need help with crochet abbreviations and terms like magic ring, back loop only (blo), front loop only (flo) and how to inc, dec or invisible decrease? Check out my online crochet stitch dictionary for help here.
I hope you enjoy all the lovely free crochet cow patterns.
Too Cute Cows by Stacey Williams
You can make this cute cow hat with Medium Weight Yarn  and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook. This hat is available in multiple sizes between 0 and 12 months of age.
Baby Cow Pattern by jennyandteddy
These little cows are 4.5 inches tall using the yarn and hook in the instructions. This pattern was crocheted with DK Weight Yarn (8-ply) and a 1.25 mm hook.
Mischief Maker Cows by Jackie Laing
These mischief maker cows were part of a CAL at Furls. They come with a step-by-step photo tutorial. This project uses Light Weight Yarn  and a 3.5 mm (E) hook.
Crochet Cow Pattern by The Friendly Red Fox
Make this brown cow with medium weight yarn  and a 3.75 mm crochet hook. Photos are included to help you with the pattern and a video tutorial is in the post to show you how to sew the cow together.
Fuzzy Highland Cow Free Amigurumi Pattern
This cute Fuzzy Highland Cow was designed by String DingDing and is crocheted in Fuzzy Yarn and uses 4 mm and 5 mm crochet hooks.
Free Amigurumi Crochet Highland Cow Pattern
This free amigurumi crochet highland cow pattern is crocheted with Scheepjes Catona (100% cotton) yarn and a 3 mm crochet hook. The finished Highland Cow is approximately 7.5 inches tall from head to tail.
Crochet Cow Pattern by Kerri’s Crochet
Cow Lovey by Kelsey Bieker
This cute little Cow Lovey crochet pattern is available from Kelsey Bieker. You will need Worsted Weight Yarn  and a 4 mm (G) hook. The pattern also calls for a 3.25 mm (E) hook and a 6 mm (J) hook.
How to Crochet a Highland Cow
Mabel the Cow by Carolyne Brodie
Cow Tipping Toy Pattern
Make your own adorable Cow Tipping Toy complete with a Moo Can noisemaker following the free pattern from NeedleNoodles at Instructables. For this project you will need Bulky Weight Yarn  and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook.
Minecraft Cow Crochet Pattern
Amigurumi Cow Pattern by Studio Ami
Hilde the Amigurumi Highland Cow Free Pattern
Hilde the Amigurumi Cow is available as a free pattern from YarnSociety. For this project you will need Worsted Weight Yarn  and a 3.50 mm (E) crochet hook. Other supplies include polyfil and plastic safety eyes.
Caroline the Cow Crochet Pattern
Caroline the Cow is a free crochet pattern from Jess Huff. This amigurumi cow is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn  and a 3.5 mm (E) hook. This pattern includes a photo tutorial and helpful video instructions for some of the pattern.