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Noof, crochet cow pattern

Meet my newest creation, Noof the crochet cow amigurumi.

realistic crochet cow pattern

To some of you this may come as a surprise. I didn’t announce the cow pattern here with a sketch. At Instagram I did post some sneak previews, but skipped the blogpost this time. No worries, there is a little drawing in the pattern.

I seem to be into farm animals lately I suppose. After I made the pig and ram, my boyfriend suggested I had to make a cow now too. That sounded quite tempting so I started thinking about what kind of cow I should design. Most important, it had to look like a real cow, even if it would be made without spots. Secondly, I wanted it to have a rustic feel, so no bright white and black, but more textured colours. My crochet cow also needed little horns and an udder of course, how much fun would that be to crochet! Last but not least important, it needed to have the famous new hooves. So, I set down at my desk for many hours and came up with this rustic and realistic looking doll shaped cow and called her Noof.

Just look at this slide of Noof’s sides, you can clearly see how all the spots are matched up to create a neat and  realistic cow appearance.

Noof is quite spotty isn’t she? I decided to place her spots delicately over her body to create the crochet pattern for a more complex looking cow. But, you can of course make a different sort of cow. A single coloured one or just place the spots somewhere else. Or you could make my pattern but rotate the body and limbs for a different look. It is completely up to you!

Info about & links to buy the pattern

Noof is made with Istex Lett Lopi, a 100% wool with a lot of fuzziness. She is sitting 6 inch/ 15 cm tall.

This crochet cow pattern contains a clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble the cow, with extra illustrations and example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the yarn colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make your own realistic looking cow doll. All the additional information you need to know about this pattern you can find in the shop listings. You can buy this pattern in my shop at Craftsy and in my shop at Ravelry or order it here.

This pattern has a one dollar release discount till Thursday the 19th!

Staruman, crochet sheep pattern

With pride and delight, I present to you, Staruman the crochet sheep pattern.

crochet sheep pattern

Staruman is a sheep, but of course a ram too. It is always hard to say which of the amigurumi’s I made is my favourite and it changes occasionally, but this one is very special for sure. The majestic horns and wooly texture of the loop chain stitches of the body make him unique and stunning looking. I had no experience at all with the chain loop stitch (twisted loop stitch) but it is so easy to do and worth the effort.

When I started working on this crochet animal, I had a clear image in my mind of how I wanted him to look. I knew the horns had to be partly worked in the back loops to create the lined structure and the body needed a special stitch too, something that would exaggerate the wooly coat. I started practicing with the loop stitch but didn’t like the result. The loops where thin and when cut the body looked like a pompom. I needed a bulkier, textured sort of loop. That is when I discovered the chain loop stitch. It is easier to make than a loop stitch, just takes more time because of the chains you make before each single crochet stitch. But the result is fabulous.

And about the light spots behind the eyes. For a while now I’m trying to create a more subtile looking eye patch. For this sheep I found a very simple and effective solution and nothing needs to be sewed on, so it always looks the same.

Staruman might look a bit more complicated than most of my patterns, but don’t let it fool you because he is just as easy to make. Crocheting the body and horns only takes a bit more time, that’s all.

Here are a few more pictures of Staruman the crochet sheep and below them you can find info about and links to buy the pattern.

Info about & links to buy the pattern

This impressive, cute and curly sheep is made with Istex Lett Lopi, a 100% wool. He is sitting 14 cm / 5.5 inch tall. Despite his looks, he is quite easy to make and you can finish your sheep in a day or so. I strongly recommend using a fuzzy yarn because it gives the best result for both the eye patches and chain loop stitches.

This crochet sheep pattern contains a clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble the sheep, with extra illustrations and example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the yarn colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make your own loopy friend. All the additional information you need to know about this pattern you can find in the shop listings. You can buy this pattern in my shop at Craftsy and in my shop at Ravelry or order it here.

This pattern has a one dollar release discount till Friday the 16th!