Free Pattern Friday! Cow Plush

Hi everyone!

Today’s the start of the lunar new year! And to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Ox (which covers many animals in the bovine family), I did this cow plush!
It has a very tiny four-legged body that stands on its own. I don’t usually do body shapes like this for my free patterns, since they’re more complex, so I tried my best to keep the little 3D legs as simple as possible. The body is broken down into simple shapes in the instructions, and if you’ve done my Shiba cube before, you might find some similarities there.
It has a big muzzle along with tiny ears and horns. It’s head is comically big for its body, so you’ll find the body needs an extra-large poly pellet pouch to offset the weight. You can give it fun accent colors in its body spots and hooves. And for extra fun I added an optional leaf for it to munch on and a cute flower crown! The crown is made from jewelry wire wrapped in fabric, then adorned with several felt flowers.

With all that in mind, I rated it a 4/10 in difficulty. As always, the pattern comes with both applique templates if you’ve got a regular sewing machine or embroidery files if you have an embroidery machine 🙂 The face will fit 4″ x 4″ hoops if you rotate the fabric diagonally and skip the eye spot.
I hope you all like it, and happy Year of the Ox!

Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!

25 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Cow Plush

  1. Such a cute cow! Thank you for giving this cow to all of your patrons. I enjoy your patterns and just love the flowers you put on the cow head makes him even cuter! You are so very generous!!

  2. This is the best thing to happen to me all day! I collect cows (to the point my nick-name is Moogan) and I just bought an embroidery machine so that I can make a bunch of your patterns! Guess who your new stalker is!!

    Thank you for the pattern, can’t wait to try it out!

  3. Hi Choly,

    My daughter (& I) went bonkers over this cute little cow!!! I have to put aside the mask making until I get one of these babies made for her. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

    Stay safe & healthy,
    Bev

  4. I love your all your patterns. I have downloaded couple of them to make for my great grandbabies for Easter. You do beautiful work. thankyou

  5. My best friend is a fan of cows, and her birthday’s coming up! I couldn’t be more thrilled!
    Also, the flower crown is such a wonderful addition, it really adds some whimsy =D
    Thank you so much for spreading joy with your lovely patterns

  6. thank you so much i have a good idea for a plush and i needed a body just like this i hope you will make more ❤

  7. Probably my favorite new pattern! It reminds me of the old harvest moon cow!!! funny this came out because I bought the Chibi pattern to make the sprites out of last month lol! ( they are very much so under construction) I have always been Big Into that game and Sos!!! so I have to just express my gratitude for this!<3 Thank you!

  8. I think theres an error in this pattern, it says to cut out (1) leaf when in your instructions you sew together (2) leaf pieces.

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