Maizee the Cow Roly-Poly Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
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Maizee the Cow | Roly-Poly Mystery Pattern

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The next pattern in the 2022 Roly-Poly Mystery Bundle is Maizee the Cow.

Maizee is an adorable, pie bald dairy cow, complete with utters and the classic black and white patches.

And did I mention she is a no-sew pattern?

Isn’t she a sweetie? She looks so curious and ready for a hug! Maizee is the perfect addition to roll into the Roly Poly Mystery Collection.

You can get your Premium Pattern 2.0 of Maizee the Cow from my shop, or you can get Maizee AND 11 other no-sew or low-sew patterns!

So far, this awesome collaborative collection includes an axolotl, tiger, robin, blob fish, unicorn, fox, alligator, penguin, and now, a cow! That means there are still THREE more patterns to add to the bundle this year!

All about the Roly-Poly Mystery Bundle

The 2022 Roly-Poly Mystery Bundle features 12 amigurumi patterns created in collaboration between Anvi’s Granny and Hooked by Kati.

The Roly-Poly Mystery Bundle will have twelve patterns: 6 designed by Joy from Anvi’s Granny and 6 designed by Kati from Hooked by Kati.

We chose our favorite animals (some real, some fantasy) and made them round, pudgy, and small enough to hold in your hand.

The best way to get them all is in their Premium printable PDF format, and at a HUGE discount, by purchasing the Roly Poly Mystery Bundle! When you buy the whole collection for 40% off, you will get all the patterns up this month and every new pattern will be automatically added to the Raverly file every month! That’s TWELVE patterns for our cute, round, roly-poly friends.

Patterns will be released (and added to existing bundles) on the first Friday of every month.

The Maizee the Cow pattern is FREE here on the blog, in text-only format. But because of the no-sew assembly, I would highly recommend you upgrade your creative experience with the Premium Pattern. 

Construction

I’ve very proud of this NO SEW pattern!

Wait…how? How is something with this type of parts a no-sew pattern?

Easy! Each piece is attached to the body by working it straight onto the round as you go! The free pattern has all the instructions for this unique attachment method, but the Premium Pattern 2.0 has even more pictures and will be very helpful with the construction.

Maizee the Cow

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

You Need to Know:

Chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), increases and decreases. Be eager to learn and ready to have fun!

For a quick refresher of these basic skills, go to www.hookedbykati.com/basics

You Will Practice Intermediate Techniques:

  • How to make a 3-dimensional object in crochet
  • How to add parts to an amigurumi without sewing
  • How to attach parts over multiple rows without sewing
  • How to work on both sides of a starting chain
  • How to shape using increases and decreases

Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, White (WHT), < 1 ball; Black (BLK), < 1 ball; Light Raspberry (PNK), < 1 ball.
  • F (3.75 mm) Furls Odyssey hook
  • Two 12mm solid black safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers

Measurements

6” tall x 6” in diameter

Gauge

9 sts x 9 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.
  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.

Special Stitches

  • Bobble-st – Bobble stitch: [Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 5 times in same st, yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook.

Instructions

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Ears

(Make 2, one black and one white)

Ch 2.

Row 1: 3 sc in second ch from hook, turn. (3)

Row 2: Ch 1, inc, sc, inc, turn. (5)

Row 3: Ch 1, 5 sc, turn. (5)

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, turn. (6)

Rows 5-8: Ch 1, 6 sc, turn.

Fold last rnd in half.

Row 9: Ch 1, working through both layers of last rnd, 3 sc. (3)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Set aside.

Legs

(Make 4)

With BLK, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. (8)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (16)

Rnd 3: In BLO, sc evenly around. (16)

Rnd 4: In both loops, sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: Change to WHT, [2 sc, dec] 4 times. (12)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: [Sc, dec] 4 times. (8)

Rnd 8: Sc evenly around.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Stuff hoof.

Press last rnd flat.

Set aside.

Snout

With PNK, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 5 sc, turn. (6)

Rnd 2: Do not chain, inc, 4 sc, inc, do not turn, rotate and work in underside of starting ch, inc, 4 sc, inc. (16)

Rnd 3: Sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, sc. (20)

Rnds 4-5: Sc evenly around.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Using stitch markers, mark 1st and 2nd st of Rnd 5, skip 7, mark next 3 sts, skip 7, mark last st of Rnd 5. Markers should be on either short end of the snout.

Set aside.

Udders

With PNK, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2 sc, bobble-st (see Special Stitches)] 4 times. (12)

Push bobbles to RS of work.

Rnd 4: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Set aside.

Tail

With WHT, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 5 sc. (6)

Bind off. Tie both loose yarn ends together. Cut to about ¾ inch long and fray.

Head and Body

With WHT, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Black ear) With ear opening facing forward, working through the last rnd of the ear and the next st on the head, 3 sc, 12 sc on head only, (white ear) with ear opening facing backward, working through the last rnd of the ear and the next st on the head, 3 sc, 12 sc on head only. (30)

Rnds 7-8: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: 6 sc, RS to RS, working through unmarked sts on snout and next st on head, 7 sc, 17 sc on head only. (30)

Rnd 10: 5 sc, working through 1st marked st on snout and next st on head, sc, 7 sc on head only, working through 1st marked st on other side of snout and next st on head, sc, 16 sc on head only. (30)

Rnd 11: 5 sc, working through 2nd marked st on snout and next st on head, sc, 7 sc on head only, working through 2nd marked st on other side of snout and next st on head, sc, 16 sc on head only. (30)

Rnd 12: 5 sc, working through 3rd marked st on snout and next st on head, sc, 7 sc on head only, working through 3rd marked st on other side of snout and next st on head, sc, 16 sc on head only. (30)

Stuff snout.

Rnd 13: 6 sc, WS of snout to RS of head, working through remaining unmarked sts on snout and next st on head, 7 sc, 17 sc on head only. (30)

Rnd 14: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 15: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 16: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 17: 28 sc, change to BLK, 4 sc, change to WHT, 16 sc. (48)

Rnd 18: 9 sc, working through both layers of last rnd of Foot 1 and next st on body, 4 sc, 7 sc on body only, working through both layers of last rnd of Foot 2 and next st on body, 4 sc, 3 sc on body only, change to BLK, 6 sc, change to WHT, 15 sc. (48)

Insert safety eyes between Rnds 7 and 8, even with the ends of the snout.

Rnd 19: 13 sc, RS to RS, working through both Udder and body, 8 sc, 5 sc on body only, change to BLK, 8 sc, change the WHT, 11 sc, change to BLK, 3 sc. (48)

Rnd 20: Change to WHT, 13 sc, working through both Udder and body, sc, 6 sc on body only, working through both udder and body, sc, 5 sc on body only, change to BLK, 9 sc, change the WHT, 9 sc, change to BLK, 4 sc. (48)

Rnd 21: Sc, change the WHT, 12 sc, working through both Udder and body, sc, 6 sc on body only, working through both udder and body, sc, 5 sc on body only, change to BLK, 9 sc, change the WHT, 9 sc, change to BLK, 4 sc. (48)

Rnd 22: 2 sc, change the WHT, 12 sc, working through both Udder and body, sc, 6 sc on body only, working through both udder and body, sc, 5 sc on body only, change to BLK, 8 sc, change the WHT, 10 sc, change to BLK, 3 sc. (48)

Rnd 23: 2 sc, change the WHT, 12 sc, working through both Udder and body, sc, 6 sc on body only, working through both udder and body, sc, 6 sc on body only, change to BLK, 7 sc, change the WHT, 11 sc, change to BLK, 2 sc. (48)

Stuff udder.

Rnd 24: 2 sc, change the WHT, 12 sc, WS of udder facing RS of body, working through both Udder and body, 8 sc, 7 sc on body only, change to BLK, 6 sc, change the WHT, 12 sc, change to BLK, sc. (48)

Rnd 25: 2 sc, change the WHT, 8 sc, working through both layers of last rnd of Foot 3 and next st on body, 4 sc, 8 sc on body only, working through both layers of last rnd of Foot 4 and next st on body, 4 sc, 17 sc on body only, working through last st of Tail and next st of body, sc, 4 sc on body only. (48)

Rnd 26: [4 sc, dec] 8 times. (40)

Rnd 27: [3 sc, dec] 8 times. (32)

Rnd 28: [2 sc, dec] 8 times. (24)

Stuff.

Rnd 29: [Sc, dec] 8 times. (16)

Rnd 30: Dec 8 times. (8)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 8 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Finishing

With strand of BLK, sew two a line of each eye, at an angle, 2-3 sts long.

With strand of BLK, sew two lines along the 1st rnd of the snout (center line), one stitch long, 3 sts apart.

Check out the other patterns in the bundle here

And be sure to visit Anvi’s Granny for even more adorable patterns!

Yarn on, 

Kati

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