Easy Crochet Cow Pattern C2C

crochet cow pattern

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Hey there, crochet enthusiasts! I’m thrilled to introduce a special crochet cow pattern that’s part of an exciting project: a farm animals blanket. 

This cute crochet cow pattern is just one member of a six-animal squad, each bringing its own charm to a wonderful farm scene. And the best part? This detailed pattern is both free and user-friendly.

Ever tried the corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet technique? It’s a unique way of crocheting where you build designs square by square, kind of like assembling a puzzle. Using C2C for this cow pattern makes it stand out and gives it a pixel-art feel. Plus, it’s an enjoyable method that’s different from traditional crochet.

This free crochet pattern is easy to understand and suitable for beginners and experienced crocheters. As you stitch, imagine a lively farm with animals, like our little cow, bringing it to life with charm.

C2C Course

Need help with this free pattern? I have an online c2c course for those of you that are new to this crochet technique. 

Farm Animals Blanket

This cute cow pattern is one of six animals that I designed for a c2c crochet Farm Animals blanket

Etsy Shop

This free crochet cow pattern is also available for purchase as an ad-free PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop

Skill Level

Advanced beginner. This easy pattern uses basic crochet stitches. 

Finished Size

This free cow pattern measures 22 inches by 22 inches.

Project Materials

Crochet Gauge

4 squares= 2 inches

4 rows of squares= 2 inches

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • ch = chain
  • ch(s) = chains
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitches
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • inv dec = invisible decrease
crochet cow pattern

Pattern Notes

  • You can choose to follow the pixel graph or the written instructions.
  • Written instructions are for working from the bottom right corner to the top left.
  • Crochet the pixel graph using the corner-to-corner (c2c) technique. Use the traditional method of making three double crochets for each square.
  • Chain 6 to start each new row and chain 3 at the beginning of each square.

Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet

Corner to corner (c2c) crochet is a technique where you crochet “squares” in diagonal rows. You start in the bottom right corner and end in the top left corner. Each row is increased by one square. Each square in the graph = chain 3 + 3 double crochet. 

How to Corner to Corner Increase

Increases are made at the end of each row. Chain 6 and DC in the 4th chain from the hook and in each of the 2 remaining chains. 

You will have a chain 3 + 3 DC square. This is your first square for the beginning of the next row. Turn your work and join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space from the last square made. 

How to Corner to Corner Decrease

The first decreases for both the width and length will create corners. To decrease, turn your work and slip stitch across the 3 DC’s in the last square made. Join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space and chain 3 + 3 DC.

Crochet Cow Pattern PDF Graph

Download the Cow Graph PDF 

Crochet Cow Pattern Written Instructions

↙ Row 1: white x 1

↗ Row 2: white x 2

↙ Row 3: white x 3

↗ Row 4: white x 4

↙ Row 5: white x 5

↗ Row 6: white x 6

↙ Row 7: white x 7

↗ Row 8: white x 8

↙ Row 9: white x 9

↗ Row 10: white x 10

↙ Row 11: white x 11

↗ Row 12: white x 12

↙ Row 13: white x 13

↗ Row 14: white x 14

↙ Row 15: white x 15

↗ Row 16: white x 16

↙ Row 17: white x 17

↗ Row 18: white x 18

↙ Row 19: white x 19

↗ Row 20: white x 20

↙ Row 21: white x 21

↗ Row 22: white x 5, black x 8, white x 9

↙ Row 23: white x 9, black x 4, white x 1, pink x 3, black x 1, white x 5

↗ Row 24: white x 5, black x 1, pink x 4, white x 1, black x 5, white x 8

↙ Row 25: white x 8, black x 5, white x 1, pink x 5, black x 1, white x 5

↗ Row 26: white x 5, black x 1, pink x 1, black x 2, pink x 3, white x 1, black x 5, white x 8

↙ Row 27: white x 8, black x 5, white x 1, pink x 5, black x 1, pink x 1, black x 1, white x 5

↗ Row 28: white x 5, black x 1, pink x 1, black x 1, pink x 3, black x 1, pink x 2, black x 6, white x 8

↙ Row 29: white x 8, black x 6, white x 1, pink x 1, black x 2, pink x 5, black x 1, white x 5

↗ Row 30: white x 6, pink x 6, black x 1, pink x 2, black x 7, white x 4, black x 2, white x 2

↙ Row 31: white x 2, black x 1, pink x 1, black x 2, white x 2, black x 7, white x 1, pink x 8, black x 1, white x 6

↗ Row 32: white x 7, pink x 9, black x 3, gray x 1, black x 3, white x 2, black x 1, pink x 3, black x 1, white x 2

↙ Row 33: white x 2, black x 1, pink x 4, black x 1, white x 1, black x 3, gray x 2, black x 2, white x 1, pink x 8, black x 1, white x 7

↗ Row 34: white x 8, pink x 3, black x 1, pink x 4, white x 2, black x 2, gray x 2, black x 4, pink x 4, black x 1, white x 3

↙ Row 35: white x 4, black x 1, pink x 4, black x 3, gray x 2, black x 2, white x 3, pink x 3, black x 2, pink x 2, black x 1, white x 8

↗ Row 36: white x 10, pink x 2, black x 1, pink x 3, white x 3, black x 3, gray x 1, black x 3, pink x 4, black x 1, white x 5

↙ Row 37: white x 6, black x 1, pink x 3, black x 7, white x 4, pink x 5, white x 1, black x 1, white x 9

↗ Row 38: white x 10, black x 1, white x 1, pink x 4, white x 5, black x 10, white x 7

↙ Row 39: white x 9, black x 8, white x 6, pink x 3, white x 1, black x 2, white x 10

↗ Row 40: white x 11, black x 2, white x 10, black x 6, white x 11

Begin decreasing on both ends.

↙ Row 41: white x 11, black x 4, white x 8, black x 6, white x 10

↗ Row 42: white x 10, black x 6, white x 8, black x 4, white x 10

↙ Row 43: white x 10, black x 3, white x 7, black x 8, white x 9

↗ Row 44: white x 9, black x 8, white x 9, black x 1, white x 9

↙ Row 45: white x 18, black x 8, white x 9

↗ Row 46: white x 9, black x 4, gray x 1, black x 3, white x 8, black x 1, white x 8

↙ Row 47: white x 16, black x 3, gray x 2, black x 4, white x 8

↗ Row 48: white x 8, black x 4, gray x 2, black x 2, white x 8, black x 1, white x 7

↙ Row 49: white x 7, black x 1, white x 7, black x 2, gray x 2, black x 4, white x 8

↗ Row 50: white x 8, black x 4, gray x 1, black x 3, white x 6, black x 1, white x 7

↙ Row 51: white x 7, black x 1, white x 5, black x 8, white x 8

↗ Row 52: white x 8, black x 8, white x 4, black x 1, white x 7

↙ Row 53: white x 7, black x 1, white x 4, black x 7, white x 8

↗ Row 54: white x 8, black x 7, white x 3, black x 1, white x 7

↙ Row 55: white x 7, black x 1, white x 3, black x 5, white x 9

↗ Row 56: white x 9, black x 5, white x 2, black x 1, white x 7

↙ Row 57: white x 7, black x 6, pink x 1, black x 1, white x 8

↗ Row 58: white x 7, black x 1, pink x 2, black x 1, white x 11

↙ Row 59: white x 11, black x 1, pink x 2, black x 1, white x 6

↗ Row 60: white x 5, black x 1, pink x 3, black x 1, white x 10

↙ Row 61: white x 10, black x 1, pink x 3, white x 5

↗ Row 62: white x 4, black x 1, pink x 2, black x 1, white x 10

↙ Row 63: white x 9, black x 1, pink x 3, black x 1, white x 3

↗ Row 64: white x 3, pink x 3, black x 1, white x 9

↙ Row 65: white x 9, black x 1, pink x 2, black x 1, white x 2

↗ Row 66: white x 2, black x 1, pink x 1, black x 1, white x 9

↙ Row 67: white x 9, black x 2, white x 2

↗ Row 68: white x 2, black x 1, white x 9

↙ Row 69: white x 11

↗ Row 70: white x 10

↙ Row 71: white x 9

↗ Row 72: white x 8

↙ Row 73: white x 7

↗ Row 74: white x 6

↙ Row 75: white x 5

↗ Row 76: white x 4

↙ Row 77: white x 3

↗ Row 78: white x 2

↙ Row 79: white x 1

Crochet Cow Pattern Border

Use white yarn. In the side of each square you will make two sc and in each corner you will sc-ch 2-sc.

Other types of free crochet cow patterns

Crocheting has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, and with the vast expanse of the internet, numerous crochet patterns have become available to enthusiasts worldwide. A variety of cute cow crochet designs can be found online. They would make the perfect gift for a cow lover or as a cute baby present! Here’s an overview of the different types of crochet cow patterns that might be available:

  1. Crochet Amigurumi Cow Pattern: Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Many patterns are available for adorable amigurumi cow patterns. Be sure to use mm safety eyes for your cow amigurumi.
  2. Cow Baby Blanket Pattern: Aside from the C2C design, you can find a cute cow blanket crochet pattern in other crochet styles, such as granny squares or appliqué patterns where a cow motif is sewn onto a finished blanket. This would make an adorable baby gift.
  3. Cow Baby Booties: Tiny booties designed to look like cows can be a hit at baby showers.
  4. Cow Hat: From baby bonnets to adult-sized beanies, cow-themed hats are fun and functional.
  5. Cow Bags and Purses: These could range from small coin purses to larger tote bags, all featuring cow designs.
  6. Cow Coasters and Pot Holders: Functional kitchen items bearing the likeness of cows can add a playful touch to your home.
  7. Cow Scarves and Wraps: Some patterns might feature a series of cow spots, while others might have an actual cow design at the ends of the scarf.
  8. Cow Clothing Motifs: These are appliqués or patches that can be attached to sweaters, jackets, or other pieces of clothing.
  9. Mug Cozies: Lovely cow-themed cozies to keep your drinks warm.
  10. Dishcloths: Cow patterns on washable cloths used for dishes or as decorative kitchen items.

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