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!
42 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Cow Plush”
Beautiful little cow’s lovey toy for a child
Aww so cute! I can’t wait to try it out, and make my little herd from harvest moon ^.^
Thank you! Happy Lunar New Year!
Too cute! Thank you!
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!!
Adorable!! Thank you so much. ❤️
I’m so excited for this pattern!! Thank you for offering this!
So cute! Thank you!
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!
How exciting! I’m so glad you’re happy to get started! 😀
Thank you 🙂 so cute
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,
The patterns on your site are wonderful, and this one is just adorable. Thank you, I can’t wait to make one.
too cute, thank you
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
This is so adorable, thank you!
Yes, I’ve wanted to make a cow plush forever
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
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 <3
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!
You’re very welcome! Thank you for all the kind words! ♥
I can’t find the nostril pattern for cut put in the pdf. Should I use the placement guide on the muzzto cut and trace or is it the same size/shape as eyeshine? Looks different!
Thanks in advance. Beautiful and cute pattern.
Hello! I’m so sorry the nostril template isn’t in there! Something must have gone wrong with the export. But regardless, you can use the lines on the muzzle template as tracing guides as well 😊
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.
Thank you for catching that! Sorry about the error!
Are we able to sell the item we make from this pattern or no?
Yes, you can definitely sell any items you’ve sewn using this pattern 🙂 A credit back to me would be much appreciated! Thanks for asking first ♥
Oh my goodness, thank you so much! I really appreciate it I will gladly put credit back to you. I love giving credit to creators and I appreciate artists creativity and process. I don’t want to negatively effect anybody’s business or career.
Can we use interfacing for the appliqué-Ing?
Unfortunately no :/ Interfacing is mostly for adding structure to things. But the fusible web mentioned is an adhesive that will fuse the eyes to your project. So it will keep all those tiny pieces fully secured while you sew them down ♥
My 6 year old daughter is in LOVE with this little cow plushie I’m making two for her as we speak!
She also has a pressing question for you. Are you just surrounded by the plushies you make? She’s trying to picture all the plushies from your free patterns and their variations plus the ones I’ve showed her from your Etsy shop. She says and I quote “they must have a whole MOUNTAIN of stuffed animals!!! Where do they KEEP THEM!?”
I’m so glad your daughter likes it! I hope you enjoy working with the pattern! 😀
And to answer her question, sadly most of them are sold, haha 🙂 So they’re all in loving homes right now, thankfully ♥ I do keep around a lot of the prototypes for future reference, and they fill up a lot of my bookshelves around my work studio!
Awwwwwwww! This is awesome! You made two of my favourite animals! The alpaca pattern, and now a cow! Thank you are these great patterns!
I’ve been looking for a pattern to make a moobloom plush and this should be perfect!!!
Do the embroidery files include nostrils or just the eyes?
It includes both the nostrils and the eyes 🙂
no puedo entrar para visualizar el archivo me podrias ayudar
Aquí hay un enlace directo al archivo si eso ayuda: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1bv7aotmg86441q/Cow%20Plush%20Sewing%20Pattern.pdf?dl=0
is there an emb file for the leaf?
Unfortunately no, it’s just top stitched with regular machine straight stitches.