2021 is coming, let’s crochet an amigurumi bull with a heart for the New Year and Valentine. Ox is a Chinese (or Vietnamese) zodiac animal that presents for hardworking and truthfulness. This free amigurumi bull pattern will walk you through all the steps to crochet an amigurumi bull/amigurumi ox on your own. The pattern is simple to follow and you can crochet the tiny adorable Chinese zodiac ox amigurumi within 2 hours. The perfect gift for 2021 New Year and Valentine. Let’s crochet an adorable crochet bull in love for your lover this Valentine!
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Materials and tools
- DK yarn in brown, pink, and red
- 6mm safety eyes
- 2.5mm hook
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
Abbreviations (I use symbol abbreviations based on US term)
You might not use all the abbreviations in the amigurumi crochet pattern but I still want to show you all just to refer. They are all easy to remember and follow.
MR: magic ring
X: Single crochet
T: half double crochet
F: double crochet
E: Triple crochet
V: Increase (make 2 stitches from 1 stitch) – W: Increase 2 (make 3 stitches from 1 stitch)
A: Decrease (make 1 stitch from 2 stitches) – M: Decrease (make 1 stitch from 3 stitches)
TV, FV, EV: Increase with half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet
TA, FA, EA: Decrease with half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet
BLO: Back loop only
FLO: Front loop only
SS: slip stitch
FO: Fasten off
AMIGURUMI BULL – EARS (Make 2) Brown yarn
1)MR 6X (6)
2)(X, V)*3 (9)
3) (2X, V)*3 (12)
4-6) 12X (12)
7) (2X, A)*3 (9)
8) Fold in half, crochet through 2 opposite sts 4X (4)
9) Fold in half, crochet through 2 opposite sts 2X (2)
AMIGURUMI BULL – ARMS (Make 2) Brown yarn
1)MR 6X (6)
2-6) 6X (6)
7) fold in half, crochet through both opposite sts 2X (2)
FO. Hide the yarn tail
HORNS (Make 2) Light Pink yarn
1)2CH, crochet at the first chain 4X (4)
2) V, 3X (5)
3) V, 4X (6)
4) V, 5X (7)
5) V, 6X (8)
6) V, 7X (9)
FO. Leave a long yarn tail to sew
LEGS (Make 2) Brown yarn
1)MR 6X (6)
2) 6V (12)
3-5) 12X (12)
Do not cut the yarn of the second leg, continue to join 2 legs together
BODY Brown yarn
6) 2CH to join the leg, 12X at the first leg, 2X on the chain, 12X at the second leg, 2X at the other side of the chain (28)
7) (13X, V)*2 (30)
8-9) 30X (30)
Change to light pink yarn
10) BLO 30X (30)
11-12) 30X (30)
13) (3X, A)*6 (24)
14) (2X, A)*6 (18)
15) 3X (body), 2X through both body and arm, 7X (body), 2X through both body and arm, 4X (body) (18)
HEAD Brown yarn
16) (2X, V) *6 (24)
17) (3X, V) *6 (30)
18) (4X, V) *6 (36)
19-24) 36X (36)
25) (4X, A) *6 (30)
26) 3X, A, 2X (body) 2X through head and ear, A, (3, A)*2, X (body) 2X through head and ear, A, 3X, A (body) (24)
27) (2X, A)*6(18)
Insert eyes at row 22-23, 6sts apart
28) (X, A)*6 (12)
29) 6A (6)
FO. Use a yarn needle to close the opening
NOSE Pink yarn
MR 8X (8)
FO. Leave a long tail to sew
SUSPENDER Brown yarn
Insert yarn at row 8 on the body
8) FLO 30SS (30)
SS to join the round. 12CH. FO. Leave a very long tail
Sew at the front point of the suspender.
Use a yarn needle to shift the yarn to another point of the suspender. Then crochet 12CH. FO. Sew to the body.
HEART Red yarn
MR T, 2F, 3CH, SS to MR, 3CH, 2F, T, SS to join the round.
FO. Leave a yarn tail to sew.
Congratulations! You have done crocheting the adorable amigurumi bull with my beginner-friendly free pattern.
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