• Crochet Patterns

    Easy Crochet Slippers Free Pattern Made From a Rectangle

    Pair of children's pink furry slippers madae with this easy crochet slippers free pattern
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    I am so excited to share my easy crochet slippers free pattern with you today! These furry crochet slippers couldn’t be any easier and they are great for beginners. They’re made from a simple rectangle! That’s it!

    I came up with this idea one day while doing remote schooling with my son and my feet were freezing. My feet are almost always cold but this day, my feet were particularly cold and I needed to do something about it. Sitting across from me was some Fable Fur Yarn. I had previously made a crochet cowl with Fable Fur (find the free pattern HERE) and loved how warm and cozy that was so I thought, let’s try slippers.

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    easy crochet slippers free pattern made from rectangles

    I needed something simple because I was going to be making them while I helped my son with school so I decided to make a rectangle and see what I could do with it from there. An hour later, I had a cute (and WARM) pair of furry crochet slippers. Only one problem remained, they were a bit slippery on my laminate floors. I had some suede left over from another project so I decided to add some suede soles to my slippers to help me from slipping all over the place and it worked! When I finished my slippers, I was hooked and ended up making them for everyone.

    The ad-free PDF version of my Rustic Fur Slippers pattern includes the sole templates and pull tab templates for women’s and men’s sizes. You would print out the template, cut it out and then use it to trace onto your suede/faux leather. But if you don’t want to do that, We Crochet sells pre-made suede slipper sole kits! Check out the Men’s size HERE and the Women’s size HERE.

    Do I have to use Faux Fur Yarn?

    If you aren’t a fan of faux fur yarns, you can use another yarn of your preference to make these. You just have to crochet a rectangle to the size specifications I’ve given you in the size chart below. This will mean you may have to adjust your hook size and the amount of chains/stitches needed but as long as you can crochet a rectangle to the measurements given in the chart, you can use any other yarn you’d like. If this is your first time using faux fur yarns and you want to give it a try, check out my Tips & Tricks for working with Faux Fur Yarns before getting started so you can hit the ground running.


    Rustic Fur Easy Crochet Slippers Free Pattern

    Rustic fur easy crochet slippers made with this free crochet pattern

    Skill Level:

    • Easy


    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    slipper sole template with tools to make slipper soles out of suede

    Abbreviations:


    Gauge: 

    • 10 sts x 11.5 rows = 4”

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this easy crochet slippers pattern for a small fee HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy which includes sole templates for all adult sizes.


    Notes:

    • Gauge is vital for ensuring the slippers will be the appropriate size.  If not matching gauge, crochet a rectangle to the size in the chart given below.  Please note that not matching gauge may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project.
    • A 5.5mm crochet hook is recommended for the project but if you find you are unable to feel your stitches, you can adjust your hook until you can more easily feel your stitches to more easily know where to place your stitches.  This may however affect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed. 
    • Measurements for shoe sizes given are approximate and based on Craft Yarn Council measurements.  Instructions are provided for a custom fit, as well as sizes in the chart.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    two pairs of rustic fur slippers next to eachother, one pink, one grey

    Sizes:

    Child Sizes

    Shoe Size:Toddler
    5 – 9
    10 – 13 ChildYouth
    10 – 13
    Youth
    4 – 6
    Rectangle Length in Inches:4.756.57.758.75
    Number of Starting Chains:12172022
    Rectangle Height in Inches:5.566.57
    Number of Rows to Work:16171920
    Approximate Amount of Fable Fur Yarn Needed:47 g/34 yds70 g/50 yds90 g/64 yds110 g/78 yds

    Adult Sizes:

    Shoe Size:Women’s
    4 – 6.5
    Women’s
    7 – 9.5
    Women’s
    10 – 12.5
    Men’s
    6 – 8.5
    Men’s
    9 – 11.5
    Men’s
    12 – 14
    Rectangle Length in Inches:89.2510.259.2510.2511.25
    Number of Starting Chains:202426242629
    Rectangle Height in Inches:7898910
    Number of Rows to Work:202326232629
    Approximate Amount of Fable Fur Yarn Needed:100 g/71 yds132 g/94 yds165 g/117 yds132 g/94 yds165 g/117 yds201 g/143 yds

    Custom Sizing Your Slippers:

    To make a slipper that is custom fit to the size of your foot, create a chain that is the same length as your foot when slightly stretched.  Measure the circumference of the widest part of your foot and crochet your rectangle to that measurement.  Repeat with second slipper.

    Rustic Fur Easy Crochet Slippers Pattern (Make Two):


    Row 1: Create a chain the length that’s listed in the chart for the size you’re making. SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across.
    Row 2: Turn. CH 1.  SC in each ST across.
    Rows 3 – End (see number of rows given in size chart): Turn CH 1.  SC in each ST across.
    FO leaving a long tail for seaming.


    Assembly:

    Creating the Heel: Fold your rectangle in half lengthwise and using your tail, seam the two sides of one end together to create the heel.   

    Creating the Toe:  Thread the worsted weight yarn onto a tapestry needle and weave it in and out of the open end of your slipper, leaving a yarn tail on both ends.  Pull each end of the worsted weight yarn to cinch the end of your rectangle closed and tie a knot to secure it.  Use the rest of your yarn to seam up the opening of the slipper, seaming it about halfway up the seam.  FO and weave in ends.

    cinching the toe of the slipper closed
    assembling the slipper
    completed faux fur slipper made with this easy crochet slipppers free pattern

    Need Help Assembling Your Rustic Fur Easy Crochet Slippers? Check out this video tutorial:


    Adding the Soles:

    Place one of your slippers on a piece of paper and use a pencil to trace around the slipper. 

    I have already done the work of creating sole templates for the adult slipper sizes and included a template for a pull tab for those sizes. You can find these in the printable PDF version of this pattern HERE in my Ravelry shop or HERE in my Etsy shop.

    illustration showing how to make your own sole template for handmade slippers

    Draw a circle/oval in the area where the toes and heel would be that is slightly smaller than the shape you just traced.  Cut those circles/ovals out and use those as templates to cut out your soles from the suede. 

    suede sole template

    Now That You’ve Made Your Rustic Fur Easy Crochet Slippers, Learn How to Make Soles for Them:

    Use a leather punch to punch holes around the outside of the soles, staying approximately a ¼” away from the edge. 

    suede soles made for crochet slippers next to a leather punch

    Thread your worsted weight yarn that matches your slippers on a tapestry needle and stitch the soles to the bottom of the slippers.  FO and weave in ends.  If you need some help on how to do this, check out my video tutorial above.

    leather sole added to a child's crochet slipper
    suede soles sewn onto faux fur slippers

    Other Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarns You Can Find on my Blog:

    If you haven’t seen my other faux fur yarn crochet patterns that I’ve published so far, check them out here:


  • Crochet Patterns

    Free Crochet Flamingo Pattern for Flikka Flamingo

    crochet flamingo made with faux fur yarn sitting upright
    This free crochet flamingo pattern has been sponsored by Clover USA. This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Flamingos have been pretty popular recently and when We Crochet came out with a pink colourway of the Fable Fur yarn that I love, I knew I was going to use it to make a free crochet flamingo pattern. Flikka Flamingo is a baby flamingo that just begs to be cuddled. This pattern uses basic shaping and stitches so it can be made quickly and easily.

    This free crochet flamingo pattern has been sponsored by Clover USA. All opinions are my own.

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    Flikka Flamingo’s head, neck and body are made in a single piece and the wings are made separately. The legs and beak are made with worsted weight yarn in separate pieces. The pieces work up quickly and you’ll have a finished crochet flamingo in no time.

    Pink Fable Fur with the crochet flamingo made with this free crochet pattern

    If you haven’t used faux yarn to crochet amigurumi before, this free crochet flamingo pattern is a great pattern to finally give it a try. Faux fur yarn is incredibly forgiving so if you don’t have the tidiest seaming when putting your toy together, no one can tell. The fur hides it all and still looks great. Check out my tips and tricks for using faux fur yarns in the video below (or find the write up HERE) so you can hit the ground running. If you’re looking to give faux fur yarns a try, I recommend using Fable Fur from WeCrochet (found HERE). It’s my favourite faux fur yarn as it has a thick strap on the back of the yarn which helps you feel the stitches, even if you can’t see them.

    Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarn

    Ready to get started using faux fur yarns? Here are some free crochet patterns that I have available on my site to get you started:

    Flikka Flamingo sits up on his own with the assistance of a weighted base made with Poly Pellets/weighted beads added to the bottom of the body. You can find the written tutorial for how to create a base for your amigurumi project using Poly Pellets HERE or watch the video below.

    Flikka’s legs are not stuffed to make it easier for him to sit up on his own. I think the floppy legs just make him silly and fun. You can choose to stuff his legs if you wish but it may affect how well he sits.

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this crochet flamingo pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:

    Special Stitches

    SC3TOG/ SC Three Together: Insert hook into first stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch.  Two loops on hook.  Insert hook into second stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch.  Three loops on hook.  Insert hook into third stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Four loops on hook.  Yarn over and pull all four loops on hook.  Stitch completed.


    Finished size:

    • Approximately 12.5” Tall from tips of feet to top of head

    Gauge:

    • Faux Fur Sections: 2 sts x 2 rows = 1 inch
    • Leg and Beak: 6 sts x 6 rows = 1 inch

    Notes:

    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
    • All pieces made in the Fable Fur are worked and sewn onto the project with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur. 
    • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease.  Find my tutorial on how to do this HERE.
    • Gauge is not critical to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed.
    • A weighted base is added to the bottom of the flamingo to assist it with sitting up on its own.  This is optional but may affect whether the toy can sit up on its own.  Find a tutorial on how to create a weighted base for your toy HERE.

    Free Crochet Flamingo Pattern for Flikka Flamingo

    Close up of the face of the crochet flamingo

    Beak

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Black, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: SC around (12)
    Round 4: (SCINC, SC 5) x 2 (14)
    Round 5:  SC around (14)
    Round 6: (SCINC, SC 6) x 2 (16)
    Round 7: SC around (16)
    Change to White
    Rounds 8 – 12: SC around (16)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto face.  Add some stuffing to the nose and sew onto face between eyes.

    Head & Body

    Round 1: Using 5.5mm hook and Fable Fur in Volpe, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SCINC, SC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4:  SC 1 (SCINC, SC 2) x 5, SCINC, SC (24)
    Rounds 5 – 10:  SC around (24) – Place safety eyes in Round 6 with 4 STS between them.
    Round 11: SC 1 (SCDEC, SC 2) x 5, SCDEC, SC (18) – Start adding stuffing.  Adding a bit more each round.
    Round 12: (SCDEC, SC) x 6 (12)
    Rounds 13 – 16: SC around (12)
    Round 17: (SCINC, SC) x 6 (18)
    Round 18: SC 1 (SCINC, SC 2) x 5, SCINC, SC (24)
    Rounds 19 – 24: SC around (24)  – If using a weighted base, add it to the body at the end of Round 24.
    Round 25: SC 1 (SCDEC, SC 2) x 5, SCDEC, SC (18)
    Round 26: (SCDEC, SC) x 6 (12) – Finish stuffing.
    Round 27: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

    FO and use the tail to close up the whole.  Weave in ends.


    amigurumi flamingo made with faux fur yarn

    Legs (Make 2)

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Black, CH 9. SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and the next 6 CHS.  SC 3 in the last CH.  Working up the other side of the chain, SC 6, SCINC in the last CH (18)
    Round 2: SC in each ST around (18)
    Round 3: (SC 2, SCINC) x 6 (24)
    Rounds 4 – 6: SC around (24)
    Round 7: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 6 (18)


    Rounds 8 – 9: SC around (18)
    Round 10: (SCDEC) x 6, SC 6 (12)
    Round 11: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 6 (9)
    Round 12:
    SCDEC, SC 7 (8)
    Rounds 13 – 31: SC around (8)
    Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto bottom of the body.  Do not stuff.  Sew the legs onto the bottom of the body.

    crochet flamingo sitting on a ledge

    Wings (Make 2)

    Row 1: Using Volpe and 5.5mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 3 into the MC.  (3)
    Row 2: CH 1 and turn. SCINC, SC, SCINC. (5)
    Row 3: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (5)
    Row 4: CH 1 and turn.  SCINC, SC 3, SCINC (7)
    Rows 5 – 7: CH 1 and turn.  SC across (7)
    Row 8: CH 1 and turn. SCDEC, SC 3, SCDEC (5)
    Row 9: CH 1 and turn.  SCDEC, SC, SCDEC (3)
    Row 10: CH 1 and turn. SC3TOG (1)

    Place a wing on either side of the body, with the pointed end facing the back of the bird.  Sew onto body and add stuffing between the wing and the body before closing up and finishing off.


    Your Flikka Flamingo is now complete! I hope you enjoyed this free crochet flamingo pattern! If you like flamingos, you may want to check out my Flaming-to-go Flamingo Cup Cozy Pattern or my free flamingo crochet pattern round up. Find a listing of all my free crochet patterns HERE.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Crochet Owl Free Pattern – Otis the Owl

    Close up image of Crochet owl made with faux fur yarn and this free crochet pattern.
    All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.

    Finally! A crochet owl free pattern! WOO!

    Once and a while, I’ll come up with a new amigurumi pattern and my husband will say ” how have you not done an owl design yet?”. My answer is always along the lines of “I don’t know” or ” there are already so may crochet owl free patterns out there..”. I had always wanted to design a crochet owl but to be honest, I just didn’t feel inspired to create one… until I saw the Mishka Fable Fur colourway. It reminded me of barn owls and I knew I needed to make an amigurumi owl with it.

    Those that know me well, know that my absolutely favourite animals are owls. I am obsessed. Some of my favourite gifts I’ve ever received were opportunities to go and spend the day with birds of prey. I’ve been so fortunate to have had these experiences to do training exercises with a variety of owl, hawk, falcon and eagle species. Everytime I get to spend time with birds of prey, I am in awe and learn something new. I guess I just waited to create one because nothing felt right.

    Picture of a woman holding a snowy owl on her arm.
    I couldn’t resist sharing at least one photo of me with an owl. Me with Elsa the Snow Owl. One of my absolute favourites!

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    Once I got my Mishka coloured Fable Fur yarn, I just knew an amigurumi owl had to be the next free crochet pattern in my faux fur yarn amigurumi series.

    Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarn

    Ready to get started using faux fur yarns? Here are some free crochet patterns that I have available on my site to get you started:

    If this is your first time working with faux fur yarn, you may want to check out my tips and tricks for working with faux fur yarn. You can read that post HERE or you can check out the video version below.

    The pattern for Otis the Owl is a quick and simple pattern. He is a tiny little guy and is about 4 inches tall. You’ll need some Fable Fur yarn in the colourway Mishka and some Brava Worsted Yarn in the colour Brindle from We Crochet (crochet.com). I asbolutely love both these products from We Crochet.

    Amigurumi Owl made with faux fur sitting on top of a ball of fable fur yarn

    Believe it or not, I used to be super intimidated by working with faux fur yarns. But I was really inspired by them and had so many ideas that I decided to give them a try even though I was terrified I may not be able to see my stitches. I am so glad that I did! Fable Fur yarn has now become one of my absolutely favourite products to work with to date. They don’t pay me to say that and I don’t endorse products I’m not happy with. I just really love working with these products.

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Crochet Owl Free Pattern – Otis the Owl

    Picture of an amigurumi owl that was made with this crochet owl free pattern sitting in the palm of a hand

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate


    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

    Abbreviations:

    • CH = Chain
    • ST = Stitch
    • SL ST = Slip Stitch
    • MC = Magic Circle
    • SC = Single Crochet
    • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    • FO = Finish Off

    Finished Size: 

    • Approximately 4” tall

    Gauge: 

    • 4 sts x 5 rows = 2” – Not vital to project as long as the same tension is maintained throughout the project and there are no holes that stuffing can be seen through. 

    Notes:

    • The project is worked with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur. 
    • Pieces are worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise noted.


    Pattern:


    Head

    Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)

    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

    Rounds 3 – 5: SC around (12) – Place safety eyes in Row 4 with 2 sts between them
    Add stuffing.


    Round 6: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

    FO leaving a long tail to sew up the hole.  Add a bit more stuffing and sew up the hole.  Weave in ends.

    Body


    Round 1:
    Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)

    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

    Rounds 3 – 6: SC around (12)

    Add stuffing.

    Round 7: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

    FO leaving a long tail to sew up body onto the bottom of the head  Add a bit more stuffing and sew body onto head.

    Wings (make 2)

    Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)

    Pull the circle tight but do not join. FO, leaving a long tail and sew onto either side of the bird, near the neck.

    Beak:


    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in Brindle and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC.  CH 3 and DC 3 into the MC. (3)

    Turn and join last ST to the top of the CH 3 with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the face. Using the tail from the creation of the MC, sew the CH 3 to the last DC to close up the back of the beak.  Sew onto face between the eyes and weave in ends.

    Step 1 of the crochet owl beak
    Crochet Owl Beak Step 1 (before the sl st)
    Step two of the beak
    Crochet Owl Beak – Step 2 – SL ST to top of CH 3
    Sewing up the back of the crochet owl beak
    Crochet Owl Beak – Step 4 – Seam up the “back” of the beak
    Seaming up the back of the crochet owl beak
    Continuing to sew up the back of the crochet owl beak
    Back of the beak completely seamed up.
    Back of the crochet owl beak, completely sewn up.

    Feet

    Row 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted yarn in Brindle, CH 3. In 2nd CH from hook, SC.  SC in next ST. Turn. (2)

    Row 2: CH 1. SC in each ST. Turn. (2)

    Row 3:  CH 1. SCINC in each ST. Turn. (4)

    Row 4: CH 4. SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST 2. SL ST in the next SC of Row 3.  CH 4. SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST 2. SL ST in the next SC of Row 3. CH 4 SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST 2. SL ST in the last SC of Row 3.  SL ST down the side of the foot, placing a SL ST in the end of each row. 

    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto body.  Sew feet onto the bottom of the body so the toes just peek out the front.

    Completed Crochet Owl Foot
    Completed Crochet Owl Foot
    view of the crochet owl feet created in this free crochet pattern and sewn to the bottom of the project.
    I’m loving his little feet so much!

    Finishing Touches

    The fur may cover up the eyes a bit so take a sharp pair of scissors and trim the fur around the face so they are easier to see. 

    Check out some of my other Free Faux Fur Crochet Patterns:

    Seth the Sloth, Kaya the Koala, Crochet Koala Keychain.


    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Crochet Koala Keychain Free Crochet Pattern

    Crochet koala keychain made with faux fur yarn being held in an open hand.
    All opinions are my own. This page may contain affiliate links.

    Thank you so much to everyone for all the love you showed my first faux fur yarn project: Kaya Koala. So many people were excited to get started on making a crochet koala of their very own but some found using the faux fur yarn a bit intimidating. As a result, I started a YouTube channel and launched my very first YouTube Video sharing my top tips for working with faux fur yarn. I designed my Crochet Koala Keychain as a starter project for those that may be nervous about crocheting with faux fur yarn. It’s small and quick and helps you get the feel of what it’s like to create an amigurumi type project with faux fur yarn.

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    For my Crochet Koala Keychain project, I have used Fable Fur yarn from We Crochet (crochet.com) in the colour Kuma to create a mini crochet koala head to be used as a keychain. If you leave out the keychain attachments, you could even use it as a pompom on a child’s hat.

    The tools you’ll need to complete this project are 14 yards of faux fur yarn, a small amount of worsted weigh yarn in black, large eye tapestry needle, scissors, a pair of safety eyes, a small amount of polyester stuffing, a split ring and a keychain attachment. These whip up so quickly and are honestly, a little addictive to make. I was able to get 5 of these adorable little guys from one skein of yarn.

    If you’re nervous about working with fur yarns, check out my video below and get my tips for working with this kind of product.

    Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarn

    Ready to get started using faux fur yarns? Here are some free crochet patterns that I have available on my site to get you started:

    Crochet Koala Keychain – Free Crochet Pattern

    Crochet Koala Keychain made with faux fur yarn next to a yellow furls crochet hook and a cactus plant.

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Skill Level:

    • Easy


    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

    Abbreviations:

    Finished Size: 

    • Approximately 2.5” tall


    Gauge: 

    • Not vital to project


    Notes:

    • The head is worked with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur. 
    • Pieces are worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise noted.


    Check out the Video Tutorial for this Pattern:

    Pattern:

    Head

    Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)

    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

    Rounds 3 – 5: SC around (12) – Place safety eyes in Row 4 with 2 sts between them. Add stuffing.

    Round 6: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

    FO leaving a long tail to sew up the hole and sew on your split ring.  Add a bit more stuffing and sew up the hole.  Sew the split ring to the top of the head.  Weave in ends.

    Crochet Koala Keychain and Amigurumi Koala next to crochet accessories
    My crochet koala keychain with the toy that inspired it: Kaya Koala – Which is also a free crochet pattern here on my blog.

    Nose:


    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in black and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)

    Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the face. Sew onto face and weave in ends.


    Ears (Make two)


    Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6) Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.

    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the head.  Sew each ear onto either side of head and weave in ends.


    Finishing Touches


    The fur may cover up the eyes a bit so take a sharp pair of scissors and trim the fur around the face so they are easier to see. 

    Attach Keychain to split ring and you’re all finished!

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    Tips for Crocheting with Faux Fur Yarn

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    When I released my pattern for my amigurumi Koala: Kaya Koala, I kept hearing the same questions over and over:  “Is it hard to work with that yarn?”, “I’ve had troubles working with fur yarn in the past, any tips?”,  “How do you keep track of your stitches with faux fur yarn?” , “Can you even SEE the stitches?”.   So I decided to share my tips for crocheting with faux fur yarn to help take the fear out of working with faux fur yarns so that you can feel confident to try working with it for your next project.

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    Tips for Crocheting with Faux Fur Yarn

    Tip #1: Feel the Stitches

    The biggest issue that I hear prevents people from working with faux fur yarn is not being able to see the stitches and to be honest, I was a bit nervous about that at first.  My favourite faux fur yarn right now is this Fable Fur yarn from crochet.com (You can check it out HERE.).  This yarn has a thick strap on the back of the yarn which I found made it easy to feel where my stitches were. So although the stitches aren’t visible, feeling the stitches enables you to count stitches and figure out where you should be putting your hook.

    Tip #2: Use a Bigger Hook

    If you are struggling to feel where your stitches are located try going up a hook size (or two) and/or loosening your tension until you can feel the stitches. Once you can feel the stitches, you’ll feel more confident in where you’re putting your hook/stitches and be less likely to get frustrated.

    Tip #3: Use a Stitch Marker

    Since you can’t really see the stitches, using a stitch marker (ideally in a contrasting colour) is a HUGE help.  I use fur yarn primarily for amigurumi projects so this is a biggie for me. Even if you aren’t using faux fur yarn for amigurumi, I still recommend using a stitch marker to mark your first stitch (and any other important stitches your pattern may need you to track). It will prevent you from going back later and hunting to find them.

    Tip #4: Take Your Time

    Although faux fur yarn is INCREDIBLY forgiving, you still want your project to come out looking amazing so take your time. You’ll build up speed (and confidence) the more you use faux fur yarn so take your time.


    Tip #5: Count Your Stitches as You Crochet

    When I’m working with faux fur yarn, I count the stitches in my head as I’m crocheting. This is where taking your time comes in to play.  You can get frustrated if you keep having to go back and feel your stitches to make sure your count is correct.  Counting as you go will actually help speed up the process.

    Tip #6: Don’t Pull Too Hard on The Yarn

    If you need to frog a part of your project or you encounter a tangle, be patient and tug gently or else the yarn will snap.

    Tip #7: Don’t Crochet Over the Yarn Tail With Crocheting Into a Magic Circle (Adjustable Ring)

    If your project requires making a magic circle DO NOT crochet over the yarn tail.  The yarn will not glide as well with all that fur in there so you will likely be unable to close your magic circle. If you get frustrated (like I did), you’ll end up snapping your yarn.  Instead, after you create your magic circle, push the yarn tail behind your work and just crochet around the ring part instead. 

    Tip #8: Show the Wrong Side

    Since you can’t see the stitches, the general right side/wrong side rules of crochet don’t really apply.  So show the side that looks better! In most cases, the traditional “wrong side” will be to give you a fuller, furrier look.

    So those are my tips for working with faux fur yarn.  I hope they help to give you the confidence to give this kind of yarn a try.  I’d love to hear from you.  If you have any questions or any tips of your own for working with faux fur yarn, let me know in the comments below!

    Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarn

    Ready to get started using faux fur yarns? Here are some free crochet patterns that I have available on my site to get you started:

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