COW
Cow is 9" high
Picture here and here
Pattern pieces here

Materials:
Knitting worsted, 1 oz. each of brown and white, small amount pink
Set of dp needles No. 5
Scraps of tan, brown, pink and black felt
All-purpose glue
Stitch holder
Cotton batting
Pipe cleaner
Small cow bell
Yarn needle
Sewing threads

Note: With duplicate stitch, embroider brown spots on body after completion.

Body:
Beg at neck edge, with white, cast on 39 sts; divide on 3 dp needles.
Join; work in stockinette st (k each rnd) for 19 rnds.
Rnd 20: (Inc 1 st in next st, k 12) 3 times-42 sts. K 3 rnds.
Rnd 24: (Inc 1 st in next st, k 13) 3 times-45 sts. K 24 rnds.
Rnd 49: (K 3, k 2 tog) 9 times-36 sts. K 1 rnd.
Rnd 51: (K 4, k 2 tog) 6 times-30 sts. K 1 rnd.
Rnd 53: (K 3, k 2 tog) 6 times-24 sts. K 1 rnd.
Rnd 55: K 2 tog around-12 sts.
Cut yarn leaving 8" end; thread yarn needle.
Draw up sts tightly; fasten securely.
With duplicate st (opposite page) and brown yarn, embroider random spots on body.
Stuff firmly; sew neck edge closed.

Head and Neck:
Working with 2 dp needles, with brown, cast on 3 sts.
Beg on wrong side, with p row, work back and forth in stockinette st (p 1 row, k 1 row), inc 1st each side every 4th row 3 times-9 sts.
Cast on 9 sts at end of next 2 rows-27 sts.
Divide sts on 3 dp needles. Mark beg of rnd. Join; k 11 rnds.

Shape Head:
K 8, sl next 11 sts on a holder. With 2 needles, work back and forth on remaining 16 sts for 10 rows. S1 sts from holder to dp needle. Divide 27 sts on 3 dp needles. Join; k 1 rnd.
Next Rnd: Inc 1st in first st, k 9, inc 1st in next st, finish rnd-29 sts.
Next Rnd: Inc 1st in first st, k 11, inc 1 st in next st, finish rnd-31 sts.
K 8 rnds.
Next Rnd: K 2 tog, k 11, k 2 tog, finish rnd. Cut brown, join white.
Next Rnd: K 2 tog, k 9, k 2 tog, finish rnd-27 sts.
Next Rnd: (K 2 tog, k 1) 9 times-8 sts. K 4 rnds.
Next Rnd: K 2 tog around. Run yarn through sts; fasten securely.

Back Legs:
Beg at top edge, with white, cast on 18 sts; divide evenly on 3 dp needles. Join; k 14 rnds.

Shape Knee:
K 6, sl next 12 sts on a holder.
With 2 needles, work back and forth on remaining 6 st in stockinette st for 4 rows.
Sl sts from holder to dp needle.
Divide 18 sts on 3 needles.
Join; k 2 rnds.
Next rnd: (k 4, k 2 tog) 3 times - 15 sts. K 11 rnds.
Next Rnd: K 1, (k 2 tog) twice, repeat from twice-9 sts.
K 5 rnds.
Run yarn through sts and fasten securely.
Sew knee to leg; stuff firmly; sew across top.
Make 2nd leg same way, working top half with brown, lower half with white.
If desired, embroider brown spot on first leg.

Front Legs:
Beg at top edge, with white, cast on 15 sts; divide evenly on 3 dp needles. Join; k 25 rnds.
Next Rnd: K 1, (k 2 tog) twice, repeat from twice-9 sts. K 5 rnds.
Finish and stuff same as for back legs.
Work 2nd leg same way, working first 10 rows with brown, remainder of leg with white.

Ears (make 2):
Beg at lower edge, with brown, working with 2 dp needles, cast on 8 sts.
Work in stockinette st for 7 rows.
Dec 1st each side of next 2 rows-4 sts. Bind off.

Poll (top of head):
Working with 2 dp needles, with brown, cast on 5 sts. Work in stockinette st for 13 rows. Bind off.

Tail:
With brown cast on 6 sts; divide evenly on 3 dp needles. Join; k 4 rnds.
Next Rnd: K 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog-4 sts. K until piece measures 4". Bind off.

Udder:
With pink, cast on 36 sts; divide evenly on 3 dp needles. Join; k 4 rnds.
Next Rnd: (K 2 tog, k 2) 9 times-27 sts. K 1 rnd.
Next Rnd: (K 2 tog, k 1) 9 times-18 sts. K 1 rnd.
Next Rnd: (K 2 tog, k 1) 6 times-12 sts. K 1 rnd. K 2 tog around-6 sts. Run yarn through sts; fasten securely.

Teats (make 4):
With pink and 2 dp neeedles, cast on 4 sts.
Work in stockinette st for 5 rows.
Bind off. Sew up side; stuff lightly; sew to bottom of udder.

Finishing:
Sew legs to body.
Sew gussets at side of head.
Stuff head firmly; sew to body with point between front legs.
Insert pipe cleaner in tail.
Attach white yarn tassel to tip of tail, sew other end to body.
Stuff udder lightly; sew to bottom of body between back legs.
Stuff poll; sew to top of head.
From tan felt, cut horns: cut two triangles 21/4" high with 13/4" base.
Fold in half lengthwise; sew to a point, stuff firmly.
Slip a 4" length of pipe cleaner under poll and into horns; sew horns to bead.
Using ear for pattern, cut two pink felt inner ears; glue to purl side of each ear.
Fold ears slightly and sew to head.
Cut two 1/4" black circles, two 3/4" brown ovals, for eyes; glue to head.
Cut two small circles and a narrow 1 1/4" long strip from pink felt; glue to head for nostrils and mouth.
Cut black felt strip, 1/2" x 7 1/2"; hang bell on strip, put around neck, glue or sew ends tog.
From black felt, cut four hooves (complete half-pattern) and hoof bottoms from pats; glue a hoof around each leg, having seam at back.
Glue on hoof bottoms.






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