Free Cow Crochet Patterns
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.
Scroll to the end of my post for the links to all of the Free Crochet Cow Patterns.
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!
If you are new to crochet, you can always refer to my How to Crochet Guide and Crochet Stitches and Symbols for more information. For my crochet video tutorials, subscribe to my YouTube Channel here.
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.
Cow Rattle by Crochet 365 Knit Too
This cute little baby rattle is crocheted with medium weight yarn  and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. You can even add a toy rattle noise insert!
Cow Hat by Sarah Zimmerman
I love this earflap cow hat! This pattern is available in sizes baby to adult, this pattern requires medium weight yarn  and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook.
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.
Monty Moo by Anna Beckett
Crochet Monty Moo with DK weight yarn and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook. The Monty Moo pattern is available as a free PDF download.
Cow Slippers by Red Heart Design Team
The Cow Slippers are available in one size. They will fit an 8 to 9.5 inch foot. Crochet these with medium weight yarn  and a 4 mm (G) hook.
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.
Playful Puppets by Sue Penrod at Red Heart
Make a cow puppet with medium weight yarn  and a 4 mm (G) hook. The puppet measures 10 inches by 5 inches.
MooMoo Cow Amigurumi by Joanne Loh
The MooMoo Cow is 12 inches tall when standing (6 inches when sitting). This Amigurumi Cow is crocheted with Acrylic Yarn and a 3 mm hook.
Free Crochet Cow Pattern by Grace and Yarn
These huggable amigurumi cows are crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn  and a 3.5 mm crochet hook. These cows are about 13 inches tall.
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.
Temple The Little Cow by Sharon Ojala
Temple is the Little Bigfoot Cow. She is 7 inches tall. This project uses Medium Weight Yarn  and a 4.25 mm 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
This cute Crochet Cow Pattern is an applique you can add to other finished projects. Get the free written pattern and photo tutorial here. Check out the YouTube video too.
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
Cuthbert the cow is available as a step-by-step how to crochet tutorial from hobbycraft. The pattern was designed by Beardie and Blondie.
Mabel the Cow by Carolyne Brodie
Mabel the Cow is crocheted with DK Weight Yarn  and a 3.25 mm (D) hook. When complete she measures 17 inches tall. This pattern is available as a free PDF download.
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
You can make a Minecraft Pig, Sheep and Cow with this free pattern from Amie Ward. For this project you will need 8 ply, DK Weight Yarn  and a 3.25 mm crochet hook.
Amigurumi Cow Pattern by Studio Ami
This cute little amigurumi cow pattern was designed by Studio Ami. You can use your favorite yarn and a crochet hook a size or two smaller.
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.
These are all so cute!
Hi Bea, I think you left this comment on the wrong blog – I don’t have a giraffe lovey pattern – I hope you see this message! Rhondda
Hi Kelsey, I want to do your giraffe lovey as part of a shower gift. I’m not understanding “do not join after each round”. How do I procede? I’d appreciate hearing from you as the shower is in two weeks. Thanks so much. Bea
Hi Ramona, Did you mean the Crochet Cow pattern from the Friendly Red Fox? The link to the pattern is working and it is the only brown cow I can find listed in the collection. https://www.thefriendlyredfox.com/crochet-cow-pattern/ Hope this helps, Rhondda
I have tried to download several of the patterns but haven’t had any success. would love that little highlander cow. Reminds me of the one I used to have many years ago — and she was real.
Hi Mary, None of my videos should cover half of the page. Also, in the right-hand corner you can click on the little x to close anything that is distracting your or bothering you 🙂 Yes, in order for my patterns to be available for free I do need to have ads on the site to cover my costs for hosting, etc. I do offer for sale versions as well for visitors who do not want to have ads on the sidebars to access the patterns. I try to have options for everyone but it can be difficult to please so many different folks from around the world. Have a lovely week, Rhondda
Patterns are cute, but I HATE the videos that cover over half the page. I get you want to make money but I won’t be coming back because of the video