CAROLINA COW – free crochet pattern by Elena Belova



Elena Belova, the wonderful Russian creator, gives us again a beautiful crochet pattern as a gift. The original model is here in Russian. Prepare the materials and let’s crochet this beautiful cow together!

MATERIALS

  • Acrylic yarn (300m / 100g): light yellow – 50 g, pink – 20 g, purple – 15 g, brown – 10g, red, white, raspberry, turquoise, dark purple, green, orange, yellow – 5 g each.
  • For the eyes – a little white, turquoise, black
  • Crochet № 1.25 and 1.00;
  • Stuffing (100% polyester);
  • Needle for sew;
  • 2 small black pearls (for the butterfly)
  • 2mm thick wire (20-25 cm)

Work in spiral! Use a stitch marker to mark your rounds.

ABBREVIATIONS here

MUZZLE (hook 1.25mm)

Pink color yarn:

  • 1. 13ch, from the second ch of hook 11sc, inc3sc and on the other side of the chain:  10sc, inc (26)
  • 2. 1inc, 4sc, 2inc ,4sc, 3inc, 10sc, 2inc (34)
  • 3. 1sc ,inc, 4sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1hdc, 4sc, (1sc, inc)x 3, 10sc, (1sc, inc)x 2 (40)
  • 4. 1sc, inc, 4sc, 2hdc, 2incdc, 2hdc, 4sc, (1sc, inc)x3, 14sc, (1sc, inc)x 2 (48)
  • 5. 1sc, inc, 9sc, 2inc, 9sc, (1sc, inc)x 3, 16sc, (1sc, inc)x2 (56)
  • 6. 1sc, inc, 12sc, 2inc, 12sc, (1sc, inc)x 3, 18sc, (1sc, inc)x 2 (64)
  • 7-12. 64sc  (6 rounds)
  • 13. dec, 3sc, dec, 9sc, dec, 3sc, dec, 9sc, dec, 3sc, dec, 25sc (58)
  • 14. 2dec, 11sc, 2dec, 11sc, 2dec, 5sc, dec, 10sc, dec, 5sc (50)
  • 15. (8sc, dec)x 5 (45)
  • 16. (7sc, dec)x 5 (40)
  • 17. (6sc, dec)x 5 (35)
  • 18. (5sc, dec)x 5 (30) Stuff. Leave a long tail for sewing.

HEAD  (hook 1.25mm)

Light yellow color yarn:

  • 1. 9ch,  from the second ch of hook 7sc, inc3sc and on the other side of the chain: 6sc, inc (18)
  • 2. 1inc, 6sc, 3inc, 6sc, 2inc (24)
  • 3. 1sc, inc, 6sc, (1sc, inc)x 3, 6sc, (1sc, inc)x 2 (30)
  • 4. 1sc, inc, 9sc, (1sc, inc)x 3, 9sc, (1sc, inc)x 2 (36)
  • 5-15. 36sc   (11 rds)
  • 16. BLO: inc, 7sc, inc, 8sc, inc, 18sc (39)
  • 17. 1inc, 9sc, inc, 9sc, inc, 18sc (42)
  • 18. 1inc, 11sc, inc, 10sc, inc, 18sc (45)
  • 19-22. 45sc  (4 rds)
  • 23. 1dec, 11sc, dec, 10sc, dec, 18sc (42)
  • 24. (5sc, dec)x 6 (36)
  • 25. (4sc, dec)x 6 (30)
  • 26. (3sc, dec)x 6 (24)
  • 27. (2sc, dec)x 6 (18)  Stuff.
  • 28. (1sc, dec)x 6 (12)
  • 29-32. 12sc (4 rds)

EYES x 2 (hook 1.00mm)

White color yarn:

  • 1. 7ch, from the second ch of hook 5sc, inc3sc and on the other side of the chain: 4sc, inc, turn (14)
  • 2. 1ch, 6sc, 2inc, 6sc, turn (16)
  • 3. 1ch, 7sc, 2inc, 7sc, turn (18)
  • 4. 1ch, 8sc, 2inc, 7sc, inc3sc.
  • With black color yarn slst all around.

Iris eyes x 2

Blue color yarn:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6 inc (12)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6  (18) FO. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Pupils x 2

Black color yarn:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6 inc (12) FO.  Leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the eyes to the head.

EARS x 2 (hook 1.25mm)

Light yellow color yarn:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6 inc (12)
  • 3. 12sc
  • 4. (1sc, inc)x 6 (18)
  • 5. 18sc
  • 6. 8sc, 2inc, 8sc (20)
  • 7. 20sc
  • 8. 9sc, 2inc, 9ss (22)
  • 9. 22sc
  • 10. 10sc, 2inc, 10sc (24)
  • 11. 10sc, 2dec, 10sc (22)
  • 12. 9sc, 2dec, 9sc (20)
  • 13. 20sc
  • 14. 8sc, 2dec, 8sc (18)
  • 15. 18sc
  • 16. 7sc, 2dec, 7sc (16)
  • 17. 6sc, 2dec, 6sc (14)
  • 18. 5sc, 2dec, 5sc, slst (12) FO. Leave a long tail for sewing.

LIPS (hook 1.25mm)

Red color yarn:

20ch, from the second ch of hook: 1slst, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, (2tr, 1hdc) in the same stitch, 1slst, (1hdc, 2tr) in the same stitch, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1slst and on the other side of the chain:  1slst, 1sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1tr, 2dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1slst. FO.  Leave a long tail for sewing.

NOSTRILS x 2 (hook 1.25mm)

Red color yarn:  8sc in MR.

HORNS x 2 (hook 1.25mm)

White color yarn:

  • 1. 4sc in MR
  • 2. (1sc, inc)x 2 (6)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 3 (9)
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x 3 (12)
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x 3 (15)
  • 6. 5slst, 10sc (15)
  • 7. 15sc
  • 8. 5slst, 10sc (15)
  • 9. 15sc
  • 10. 5slst, 10sc. FO.  Leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff.

TUFT (hook 1.25mm)

Brown color yarn.

Crochet the loop stitch:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc (12)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 (18)
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x 6 (24) FO. Leave a long tail for sewing.

BODY (hook 1.25mm)

Light yellow color yarn:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc (12)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 (18)
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x 6 (24)
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x 6 (30)
  • 6. (4sc, inc)x 6 (36)
  • 7. (5sc, inc)x 6 (42)
  • 8. (6sc, inc)x 6 (48)
  • 9. (7sc, inc)x 6 (54)
  • 10. (8sc, inc)x 6 (60)
  • 11.-20.  60sc (10 rds)
  • 21. 15slst, 45sc (60)
  • 22.  60sc
  • 23. 15slst, 45sc (60)
  • 24.  60sc
  • 25. 15slst, 45sc (60)
  • 26.  60sc
  • 27. 15slst, 45sc (60)
  • 28.  60sc
  • 29. 15slst, 45sc (60)
  • 30.  60sc
  • 31. 15slst, 45sc (60)
  • 32.  60sc
  • 33. (8sc, dec)x 6 (54)
  • 34. 14slst, 10sc, 20hdc, 10sc (54)
  • 35. 24sc, 20hdc, 10sc (54)
  • 36. (7sc, dec)x 6 (48)
  • 37. 14slst, 8sc, 18hdc, 8sc (48)
  • 38. 22sc, 18hdc, 8sc (48)
  • 39. (6sc, dec)x 6 (42)
  • 40. 2sc, 10slst, 8sc, 16hdc, 6sc (42)
  • 41. 20sc, 16hdc, 6sc (42)
  • 42. (5sc, dec)x 6 (36)
  • 43. (4sc, dec)x 6 (30)
  • 44. (3sc, dec)x 6 (24)
  • 45. (2sc, dec)x 6 (18)
  • 46. (1sc, dec)x 6 (12)
  • 47. 6dec (6) FO.

LEGS x 4 (hook 1.25mm)

Brown color yarn:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc (12)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 (18)
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x 6 (24)
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x 6 (30)
  • 6. (4sc, inc)x 6 (36)
  • 7. BLO: 36sc
  • 8.-9.  36sc (2 rounds)
  • 10. (1sc, dec)x 6, 18sc (30)
  • 11. 6dec, change in yellow color: 18sc (24)
  • 12. (2sc, dec)x 6 (18)
  • 13.-15.   18sc (3 rds)
  • 16. (4sc, dec)x3 (15)
  • 17. (4sc, inc)x3 (18)
  • 18. (5sc, inc)x3, slst (21) FO.  Leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff.

With black color yarn, the hooves are divided in two.

Sew the legs to the body.

Sew the head to the body.

TAIL (hook 1.25mm)

Light yellow color yarn:

  • 1. 5sc in MR
  • 2-23. 5sc (22 rds)
  • 24. 1inc, 4sc (6)
  • 25-33. 6sc (9 rds)
  • 34. 1inc, 5sc (7)
  • 35-39. 7sc (5 rds)
  • 40. 1inc, 6sc (8)
  • 41-45. 8sc (5 rds) Put the wire!

Sew the tail to the body.

HAT (hook 1.25mm)

Purple color yarn:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc (12)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 (18)
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x 6 (24)
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x 6 (30)
  • 6. (4sc, inc)x 6 (36)
  • 7. (5sc, inc)x 6 (42)
  • 8. (6sc, inc)x 6 (48)
  • 9. (7sc, inc)x 6 (54)
  • 10. BLO: 54sc
  • 11-12. 54sc (2 rds)
  • 13-14. With dark purple color:  54sc (2 rds)
  • 15. With purple color: 54sc
  • 16. FLO: (8sc, inc)x 6 (60)
  • 17. (9sc, inc)x 6 (66)
  • 18. (10sc, inc)x 6 (72)
  • 19. (11sc, inc)x 6 (78)
  • 20. (12sc, inc)x 6 (84)
  • 21. (13sc, inc)x 6 (90)
  • 22. (14sc, inc)x 6 (96)
  • 23. (15sc, inc)x 6 (102)
  • 24. With dark purple color:  102 sc, slst. FO.

HATBAND (hook 1.25mm)

Dark purple color: 60ch, from the second ch of hook: 59sc.

FLOWERS x 7 (hook 1.25mm)

With the desired colors:

  • 1. 10sc in MR
  • 2. (inc-dc, slst)x5. FO. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the flowers to the hat and on the body.

BUTTERFLY (hook 1.25mm)

Body of butterfly

Blue color yarn:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6sc (6)
  • 3. (2sc, inc)x2 (8)
  • 4. 8sc
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x2 (10)
  • 6-7. 10sc (2 rds)
  • 8. (3sc, dec)x2 (8)
  • 9. 8sc  Stuff.
  • 10. (2sc, dec)x2 (8)
  • 11. 3dec. FO. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Upper wings x 2

Cyclam color:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc (12)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 (18)
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x 6 (24)
  • 5-9. 24sc (5 rds)
  • 10. (2sc, dec)x 6 (18) 
  • 11. (1sc, dec)x 6 (12)
  • 12. (4sc, dec)x2 (10) FO. Do not stuff! Leave a long tail for sewing.

Lower wings x 2

Cyclam color:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc (12)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 (18)
  • 4.-6. 18sc (3 rounds)
  • 7. (1sc, dec)x 6 (12)
  • 8. (4sc, dec)x2 (10) FO. Do not stuff! Leave a long tail for sewing.
  • Circles on the upper wings x
  • 1. 6sc in MR (yellow color)
  • 2. 6inc (12) (green color) FO.  Do not stuff! Leave a long tail for sewing.

Circles on the lower wings x 4

1: 6sc in MR (orange color). FO. Do not stuff! Leave a long tail for sewing.

Assemble the butterfly then sew it on the tail.

Who wants can put a wire to keep the head straight on the body!

My Carolina Cow 🙂

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