Year of the Ox Collection Chinese New Year Amigurumi Crochet (Pattern Only)


Celebrate Chinese/Lunar New Year this year by creating these adorable little toys with this pattern collection! This Collection includes three patterns that will allow you to make your own Ox, Cow, and Jin Yuan Bao. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A DIGITAL ITEM (PDF) FILE AND NOT THE FINISHED ITEM!!


These 11-page (Cow & Ox) & 5-page (Jin Yuan Bao) amigurumi patterns contain detailed descriptions, photos , and links to video tutorials to help you create the Ox, Cow, and Jin Yuan Bao. To make these, you will need to have crochet knowledge. The patterns are in English and written in US crochet terminology.

I have some video tutorials for beginners who are new to crochet/amigurumi and you can find them here! 

Difficulty Level: Easy/Intermediate

Finished Height: 7 in (17.5 cm) tall (Cow & Ox), 1.4 in (3.75 cm) tall (Yuan Bao)


  • Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran
    Cow: 15g of Banana Cream, 15g of Soft Fudge, 8g of Bright Peach (this colour has just been discontinued, but Vintage Pink is a good substitute), 8g of Pillar Red, 5g of Buttercup Yellow, and a little bit of Champagne White.
    Ox: 30g of Soft Fudge, 6g of Light Caramel, 5g of Coffee Bean, 8g of Pillar Red, 5g of Buttercup Yellow, a little bit of Peach Orange and Champagne White.
    Yuan Bao: 7g of Buttercup Yellow
  • DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss in 725 (Gold Embroidery Floss)
  • 3.5mm Crochet Hook (3.25mm if you are working the regular single crochet stitch)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Locking Stitch Markers
  • Pins
  • Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
  • 8mm Safety Eyes and Backings

I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran to create all three patterns, but you can use any soft cotton yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn. You can also easily size up/down by using thicker/thinner yarn, just make sure to change the size of your hook and safety eyes accordingly.



st(s): stitch(es)
ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease- single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (loop closest to you) of each stitch
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc/inc: one sc/inc in the following # stitches
sc/hdc#: sc/hdc # times in the next stitch

Seamless Join in the Round: Cut your yarn tail, fasten off, and thread your yarn tail onto a darning needle. Locate the 2nd st of the round, insert your needle under that stitch and pull through. Insert your needle into the centre of the final st of the round and out the back. Weave the tail in.



Please do not reprint, sell or claim the patterns as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to the shop or the blog. Please do not copy and post the pattern onto your site.

You may sell products made from this pattern in small quantities but please clearly credit the design to me, Abby Sy of Ollie + Holly and provide a link to my blog Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!


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