An amigurumi highland bull made with soft Bernat Blanket yarn in pumpkin spice with a pink nose and feet and white horns.

I made this adorable amigurumi highland bull using Bernat Blanket Yarn. This is my first ever amigurumi made with this yarn and I had so much fun making him! The yarn is so big and fluffy that the pattern works up quickly and the finished product is so soft and cuddly. I will definitely be making more free amigurumi patterns with it in the future.

Bernat Blanket yarn comes in so many fun colors. I used Coral Blossum for the nose and feet, Pumpkin Spice for the head, hair, body, and legs, and Vintage White for the horns to make him look like a true highland bull. You could easily change up the colors and hair style to make different breeds of cows.

Materials

  • Bernat Blanket yarn in coral blossom, pumpkin spice, and vintage white
  • Size N crochet hook
  • 2 – 12mm black safety eyes
  • Fiber fill
  • Large yarn needle
  • Scissors

Terminology (in US terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – increase (2 stitches in next stitch)
  • dec – decrease (crochet next 2 stitches together)

Head

  • With coral yarn, chain 8
  • Row 1: sc in 2nd from hook, 5sc, inc, continue around to the other side of the starting chain, inc, 5sc, (3sc) in last stitch (18 stitches total)
  • Row 2: sc around (18 sts)
    • fasten off coral
    • Join pumpkin yarn in the middle of one of the straight sides (instead of where you fastened off – this will hide the color change)
  • Rows 3-7: 18sc (5 rounds)
    • attach the eyes between rows 5 and 6, 6 stitches apart
  • Row 8: 2sc, dec, dec, 6sc, dec, dec, 2sc, sl st, fasten off with long tail (you want the decreases to line up with the corners. Depending on where you joined the yarn from row 3, this may change the number of sc between the decreases)
    • Stuff the head and sew closed

Hair

  • Cut 6 strands of pumpkin yarn, twice the length you want the hair to be
  • Pull all 6 strands halfway up through a stitch in the center of the forehead
  • Let all 12 strands fall down on the face and trim them

Horns (make 2)

  • With white yarn, chain 4, sl st to first ch to make a ring (4 sts total)
  • Rows 1-2: 4sc (2 rounds)
  • Row 3: dec, 1sc, cut yarn and fasten off by pulling up through the last loop to make a point

Ears (make 2)

  • With pumpkin yarn, chain 4
  • Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc, (sc, dc) in next, ch1, continue around to the other side of starting chain, (dc, sc) in next, 2sc (9 sts total)
    • fasten off with long tail

Body

  • Row 1: with pumpkin yarn, 6sc in a magic ring (6 sts total)
  • Row 2: inc around (12 sts)
  • Row 3: *1sc, inc* around (18 sts)
  • Rows 4-8: 18sc (5 rounds)
  • Row 9: *1sc, dec* around (12 sts)
  • Row 10: dec around (6 sts)
    • Fasten off with long tail for attaching head

Feet (make 4)

  • Row 1: with coral yarn, 6sc in a magic ring, fasten off (6 sts total)
  • Row 2: join pumpkin yarn, in back loops only, sc around (6 sts)
  • Row 3: sc around (6 sts)
    • Fasten off with long tail for attaching to body

Sew the horns to the top corners of the head. Attach the ears just below the horns, sticking straight out. Sew the head onto the body. When attaching the feet, make sure to angle the front ones forward a little bit to help support the heavy head! I used sewing pins to hold the feet on before sewing to make sure they were in the right spot for him to stand on his own.

Tail

  • Cut 3 strands of pumpkin yarn about 15in long.
  • Pull strands halfway up through a loop on the back of the body, braid the strands to the length you want and secure with a knot.
  • Trim the ends
An amigurumi highland bull made with soft Bernat Blanket yarn in pumpkin spice with a pink nose and feet and white horns.

If you make one, I’d love to see! He would be cute in so many different colors.

Happy crocheting 🙂

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