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Finding Free Crochet Patterns - Farm Animals

Updated on May 29, 2014
 DESCRIPTIONCrocheted chicken cozies sitting on eggs© Dkapp12 | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos
DESCRIPTIONCrocheted chicken cozies sitting on eggs© Dkapp12 | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos | Source

Free crochet Farm Animal patterns

Farm animals are the first animals that children recognize and they are a popular decorative device. Many people choose a pig or other farm animal as their lucky mascot. Pigs are a lucky animal in Eastern mythologies for example. Whether you want a cuddly pig for a young friend, decorative home items, or a piggy game, there is a free crochet pattern that is perfect for you.

Crochet Pattern Central (CPC) is a large easily navigable free crochet-pattern-directory site. CPC has a large farm animal section with some adorable patterns, which include “Pass the Piggies”, a crocheted game, a donkey key fob, chicken potholders and towel toppers, cow toaster cover, and a pig chalkboard. CPC’s large farm animal section also contains diverse pigs, cows, sheep, cows, donkeys, chickens, ducks, and oxen.

Crochet web sites and blogs can prove useful for crocheters looking for patterns. Over at A Crochet Toy Chest you will find their ‘On the Farm’ section, which has links to many farm animal patterns, far too many to list here. Highlights include a piggy bank, using a coffee can, a novel fun way to encourage saving, Barnyard cow slippers, ‘Crochet a Horse, a link leading to several horse and pony patterns, and a delightful donkey pattern. Other patterns include farm animal themed items, Amigurumi and stuffed animals.

All Free Crochet’s glorious pig and piglet would delight any pig lover. Finger puppets stimulate children’s imaginations and make a lovely small toy to keep small hands and minds busy for hours spent in car seat, buggy, or waiting around. You will find two good farm animal finger puppet tutorials. These will show you how to crochet pig, cow, chicken, and duck finger puppets. “Baby chicks in Egg shells” would make a charming toy for toddlers and sitting babies or a lovely ornament or Easter gift.

One spectacular free crochet pattern, from The Bizzy Crochet Blog, features the Barnyard Gang. The pattern is for a horse, chicken, pig and cow, with the Farmer to care for them and a Barn bag to keep them all in. The pattern has clear instructions and plenty of pictures to help crocheters. It would make a beautiful, portable, toy for any farm mad youngster.

Large on-line communities have revolutionized many hobbies, pastimes, and crafts, including crochet. Ravelry is a huge, vibrant on line knitting and crochet community, which gives members access to free crochet patterns. Unfortunately, Ravelry has not split its large animal section into categories, but it is searchable, and Ravelry’s thumbnail photographs make browsing through the section much faster than it might otherwise be. Ravelry has six cow patterns, many pigs, one donkey, several horses, chickens, ducks, sheep, including the wonderful “I said Baa” pattern, and two llamas. Shon the Sheep is beautifully woolly. Ravelry has some marvelous free crochet farm animal patterns and links to other patterns that are hard to find any other way.

Pattern designers are kind enough to put free patterns on the internet to help crocheters. Respect their kindness. If you want to tell a friend about a pattern, give them the link to the pattern and always obey the designer’s copyright instructions.

Farm animals are the most familiar animals to humans and the first that babies recognize. Farm animals appear frequently in children’s stories and television programmes. Some people take a particular farm animal as a mascot, and other like to decorate their kitchens or homes with a farm animal theme. Whatever the reason that you are looking for a free- crochet- farm- animal pattern; there are so many ingenious, imaginative patterns available that you are sure to find the perfect one for your purpose.


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    Mercia Collins 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank-you for your kind comment Sara Duggan. I am glad you found my hub helpful.

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    Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

    Thank you for sharing all these wonderful links. I'm always looking for patterns online, now I can look in one place.