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!