Baby Highland Cow Crochet Pattern

Baby Highland Cow - Easy Crochet Pattern


  • Weight 6 yarn 
  • Size J/6.0mm 
  • Stuffing
  • Safety Eyes or felt eyes 
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch Marker


  • mr = magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • inc = increase (2 sc in next stitch)
  • dec = invisible decrease (sc 2 stitches together)
  • st = stitch
  • FO = fasten off

This pattern uses weight 6 blanket yarn. Any yarn may be used, but your crochet hook size will be different. Use a hook 1-2 sizes smaller than your yarn calls for. This pattern is in US crochet terms.

This pattern is worked in continuous rounds and using a stitch marker to mark the first stitch is recommended. 

*Safety eyes are NOT recommended for children who are three years old or younger.

The Cow pictured in the pattern is made with Sweet Snuggles Lite

Head & Body

These are worked as one piece, starting at the top of the head. 

R1: 6 sc in a magic ring

R2: 6 inc (12)

R3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 (18)

R4: (2 sc, inc) x 6 (24)

R5: (3 sc, inc) x 6 (30)

R6: (4 sc, inc) x 6 (36)

R7-11 (5 rows): 36 sc

R12: (4 sc, dec) x 6 (30)

Place safety eyes between rows 9-10 about 6 stitches apart.

R13: 30 sc

R14: (3 sc, dec) x 6 (24)

R15: (2 sc, dec) x 6 (18)

R16: (1 sc, dec) x 6 (12)

R17: 12 sc

Stuff head firmly.

R18: 12 inc (24)

R19: (3 sc, inc) x 6 (30)

R20-23 (4 rows): 30SC

R24: (3 sc, dec) x 6 (24)

R25: 24 sc

R26: (2 sc, dec) x 6 (18)

R27: (1 sc, dec) x 6 (12)

R28: 6 dec

Stuff firmly, Fasten off, and sew hole shut.


Arms – make two

In secondary colour:

R1: 6 sc in a magic ring

R2: 6 inc (12)

R3: 12 sc BLO

In primary colour:

R4: 12 sc

R5: (2 sc, dec) x 3 (9)

Stuff arms, fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew onto the body just under the neck about 6 visible stitches apart.


Feet – make two

In secondary colour:

R1: 8 sc in a magic ring

R2: 8 inc (16)

R3: 16 sc BLO

In primary colour:

R4-6 (3 rows): 16 sc

R7: (2 sc, dec) x 4 (12)

Stuff foot, fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew onto the body directly below the arms. I like to sew them about 3 rows up from the base of the body.



R1: Chain 5. Beginning in the second chain from the hook, 3 sc, inc. Working in the back of the chain, 3 sc, inc. (10)

R2: inc, 3 sc, 2 inc, 3 sc, inc (14)

R3: inc, 5 sc, 2 inc, 5 sc, inc (18)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew onto the face of the cow, just below the eyes. Stuff as you sew.  


Horns (Make 2)

In white:

R1: 4 sc in a magic ring

R2: inc, 3 sc (5)

R3: sc, inc, sc, dec (5)

R4: sc, inc, inc, 2 sc (7)

R5: 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, dec (7)

R6: 2 sc, inc, inc, 3 sc (9) 

R7: dec, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc (9)

Fasten off and stuff. Attach the horns to the head at approximately round 4, directly behind each eye. The horns should be about 7 stitches apart from each other. 



R1: 6 sc in a magic ring

R2: 6 inc (12)

R3: (3 sc, inc) x 3 (15)

Fasten off and sew onto each side of the head at round 8 directly below each horn.



Beginning at round 1, insert your hook into the top of the head and chain 12. Sl st back into the head in the next available stitch. Repeat this in the shape of a circle at the top of the cow's head. You can make as many loops as you'd like (I like to make 5 rounds of loops).


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Oh my goodness! This is so cute! It took me 2 days to finish, and I used acrylic yarn. The cow is about the size of my hand. I recommend using pink yarn instead of the body color for the snout. If you use the body color is barely stands out. Anyways I love this pattern and will be making many more!


I love this pattern, thank you so much.

Karen Dilks

Super Cute! Thank you so much.


This is so cute can’t wait to try making this.Thank you

Cleta Bish

I’ve love this. Thank you so much.


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