• Crochet Patterns

    Faux Fur Crochet Cowl Free Pattern

    Smiling woman wearing a faux fur crochet cowl made with this free crochet pattern
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    It is winter here in Canada and it is C-O-L-D! Like 30 below zero cold. I am always on the look out for ways to keep myself warmer when I eventually bundle up to head outdoors . Enter the Not-So-Guilty Pleasure Cowl. I decided to design a faux fur crochet cowl free pattern that was accessible for beginners but would also help keep me from freezing during our winters. This cowl is probably the warmest I’ve ever worn and I LOVE IT.

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    This is my first wearable design using faux fur yarns. Y’all know I love faux fur for amigurumi patterns so I don’t know why it took me so long to start using it for accessories. You can’t even tell it’s crocheted! I’ve included a tip in this pattern that’ll fluff the fur in your project right up and any sort of lines from crocheting in rows disappears.

    This faux fur crochet cowl free pattern is accessible for absolute beginners and is easily adjusted to be any size you want. Did I mention that we’re going to be using big 8.0mm crochet hooks to crochet this baby up in a flash? Trust me, you’re probably going to be making several of these. If you’re a maker that sells, this is one of those patterns that you can whip up in a jiff, has a relatively low cost and would fetch a decent price. Are you ready to get started making your own Not-So-Guilty Pleasure Cowl? Me too! Let’s get started.

    If this is your first time crocheting with faux fur yarns, check out my tips and tricks video for working with faux fur yarns here:

    Find the written version of this video HERE.

    Other Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarns:

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

    hands holding three different balls of fable fur yarn

    This faux fur cowl crochet pattern uses Fable Fur yarn from We Crochet. I absolutely love using this product! It is so soft and worked up into this cowl, it’s so warm and soft against the skin, I may need to make myself a couple of these in different colours. Working back and forth in rows with the fur can make the lines of the row a little bit more visible than when working in rounds. To make your cowl look more like a piece of fur and remove those lines, use a wire brush and gently brush the right side of your work. It totally smoothes it out and no one will be able to tell it’s crocheted.

    Faux Fur Crochet Cowl Free Pattern – Not-So-Guilty Pleasure Cowl

    smiling brunette woman in glasses wearing a crochet cowl

    Skill Level:

    • Beginner


    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link (or those in the supply list). 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:

    • CH = Chain
    • ST = Stitch
    • SL ST = Slip Stitch
    • SC = Single Crochet
    • FO = Finish Off


    Finished size:

    • 29” Long by 10” wide

    Gauge:

    • 10 sts x 11 rows = 4 inches

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this faux fur crochet cowl pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.


    NOTES:

    • Gauge is not vital to the project as long as the same tension is maintained throughout the project and there are no gaping holes that can be seen through however, it may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project. 
    • An 8.0mm crochet hook is recommended for the project but if you find you are unable to feel your stitches, you can adjust your hook size until you can more easily feel your stitches to know where to place your stitches.  This may, however, affect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed. 

    Faux Fur Crochet Cowl Free Pattern: The Not-So-Guilty Pleasure Cowl

    CH 25.
    Row 1: SC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each ST across (24)

    Rows 2 – 77:  CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across.  (24) 
    FO leaving a long tail and seam the two short ends together with the wrong side/fluffiest side facing each other. Weave in ends and turn the fluffiest side of your cowl to face outwards. 

    faux fur cowl in a flat lay with a furls crochet hook and scissors


    Fluffing Up Your Cowl:

    To really fluff up your cowl, use a wire brush to gently brush the fur on the side of the cowl that will face outwards.  This will conceal any marks you have showing where the rows were worked and make your project look more realistic.

    smiling brunette woman wearing a faux fur crochet cowl

    Adjusting the Size of Your Cowl:

    Adjusting the width: To adjust the width of your cowl to make it taller, add more chains to your starting chain.  To make it shorter, omit chains from the starting chain.

    Adjusting the height: To adjust the height of your cowl to make it longer, add more rows until it reaches the desired length.  To make it shorter and sit closer to the neck, work less rows than the project calls for until the project is the desired length.

    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 Bunny Lovey Free Pattern

    crochet bunny lovey made with a free crochet pattern
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    I’m back this week with the third and final installment of My Cuddle Friends crochet lovey pattern series. This week I have a crochet bunny lovey free pattern to share with you call called My Cuddle Bunny Lovey. This lovey pattern features a cute and cuddley bunny head and arms and a beautiful lovey blanket attached to it. I’ve used three different, coordinating colours for my blanket but it’s easily customized to suit your personal needs and tastes.

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    Missed the other two My Cuddle friends crochet lovey patterns? Check them out here:

    three different crochet loveys in a flat lay

    This crochet bunny lovey free pattern makes the perfect crochet baby shower gift! Crochet loveys are always a big hit at baby showers and they always get great reactions from everyone. It always makes us feel so wonderful when you get such a nice reaction to gift you give. Even better when it’s something you made yourself and put all that love and care into.

    If you enjoy this crochet bunny lovey free pattern but you’re looking for a full-sized crochet bunny pattern instead, check out my amigurumi bunny pattern called Buttons the Bunny. He also makes a fantastic shower gift (a baby shower gift was actually the reason I created that pattern) and he even comes with a cute little sweater.

    For this project, we’ll be doing something called eye indentation. This is used to give some shape to the bunny’s face. Don’t let that intimidate you though. It’s as easy as tying a piece of yarn to each of the eye, pulling those pieces of yarn and tying a knot. I have step-by-step instructions and a diagram to help you out. If you’d like to skip this step, that’s ok, your bunny will still look great, it just won’t have the exact same shape.

    crochet bunny lovey that was 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 (or the links in the supply list). 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:

    • CH – Chain
    • DC – Double Crochet
    • FLO = Front Loops Only
    • FO – Finish Off
    • MC – Magic Circle
    • SC – Single Crochet
    • SCDEC – Single Crochet Decrease
    • SCINC – Single Crochet Increase
    • SL ST – Slip Stitch
    • ST – Stitch


    Finished size:

    • Approximately 12 inches tall from tips of ears to bottoms corner of blanket, when attached.

    Gauge:

    • Bunny: 10 sts across x 10 rows = 2” square
    • Blanket: 16 sts x 8 rows = 4”

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this crochet bunny lovey pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    NOTES:

    • All parts of the bunny are worked in continuous rounds.  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.
    • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of the stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease -> find the tutorial here.
    • The CH 2 spaces in the corners of the blanket are not included in the stitch count for each row.

    Crochet Bunny Lovey Pattern – My Cuddle Bunny Crochet Lovey

    Head:

    Row 1: Using Brindle and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) X 6 (12)
    Row 3: (SC 1, SCINC) X 6 (18)
    Row 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) X 5, SC 1 (24)
    Row 5: (SC 3, SCINC) X 6 (30)
    Rows 6 – 7: SC around (30)
    Row 8: SC 2, SCINC (SC 4, SCINC) X5, SC 2 (36)
    Row 9: SC around (36)
    Row 10: (SC 5, SCINC) X 6 (42)
    Row 11: SC 3, SCINC (SC 6, SCINC) X 5, SC 3 (48) – **Place safety eyes in stitches 27 and 44 of Row 11

    To define the face, we will be using a technique called eye indentation. After inserting the safety eyes (don’t attach the washers yet), use your two long strands of yarn in different colours to tie knots around the post of each safety eye. Place the washers on the safety eyes. The long ends of your yarn should point downwards towards the back of the head and through the opening. Just before closing the head, we’ll pull these strings so that that the eyes will be pulled back, creating an indent in the face.  As you add stuffing to the head, make sure these pieces don’t get pushed in with the stuffing.


    Rows 12 – 16:
    SC around (48)
    Row 17: (SC 7, SCINC) X 6 (54) – Start stuffing, adding a bit more each row.
    Row 18: SC around (54)
    Row 19: (SC 7, SCDEC) X 6 (48)
    Row 20: SC around (48)
    Row 21: SC 3, SCDEC (SC 6, SCDEC) X 5, SC 3 (42)
    Row 22: (SC 5, SCDEC) X 6 (36)
    Row 23: SC 2, SCDEC (SC 4, SCDEC) X5, SC 2 (30)

    Now we’re going to indent the face.  Using two differently coloured strands helps make this step a little easier so you know which yarn is tied to which eye.  Take the yarn attached to the right eye post and cross it over top of the yarn attached to the left yarn post (creating an x with the yarn).  Pull the yarn taught gently until you get the indentation in the face that you like.  You’ll want to make sure you have the amount of stuffing you want in the face when you do this step because if you have too much, you can pull your stitches or if you have too little, you can have too much of an indent.  Once you’re satisfied, knot the two strands of yarn together.  It is helpful if you have someone to hold the cross in the yarn while you make the knot so you don’t lose tension.  Make sure the knot is secure.  Tuck your ends into the head with the rest of the stuffing.

    Buttons the Bunny Amigurumi Crochet Along diagram to show how to do facial indentation.

    Row 24: (SC 3, SCDEC) X 6 (24) – Continue to add stuffing with each row.
    Row 25: SC 1, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) X 5, SC 1 (18)
    Row 26: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
    Row 27: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO.  Weave the tail through the FLO to close the opening.  Weave in ends.

    Embroidering the Nose

    Using the pink embroidery thread and a tapestry needle, embroider the nose onto the face starting in the stitch directly below the MC.  Put your needle through 1 stitch above and to the either side of the MC to create a V shape.  Continue embroidering through these three stitches until you are satisfied with your nose.  FO and hide your ends inside the head.

    close up image of Buttons the Bunny's face to show placement of embroidery stitches.

    Ears (Make 2)

    Row 1: Using Brindle and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)
    Row 2: (SC 2, SCINC) x 2 (8)
    Row 3: SC around (8)
    Row 4: (SCINC, SC 3) x 2 (10)
    Row 5: SC around (10)
    Row 6: (SCINC, SC 1) x 5 (15)
    Row 7: SC around (15)
    Row 8: (SC 2, SCINC) x 5 (20)
    Rows 9 – 16: SC around (20)
    Row 17: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5 (15)
    Row 18: SC around (15)
    Row 19: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 5 (10)
    Row 20: SC around (10)

    FO leaving an extra-long tail to sew onto head. Do Not Stuff. When sewing the ears on, pull the yarn taught to help the ears stand upright.  After I complete one pass through, I go back and stitch them again to give them a firm foundation. 

    crochet bunny lovey in a flat lay with furls crochet hooks and scissors

    Arms (Make 2)

    Row 1: Using Brindle and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Row 3: (SC 2, SCINC) x 4 (16)
    Rows 4 – 17: SC around (16) – start stuffing, adding more stuffing with each added round.
    Row 18: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 4 (12)

    FO leaving a long tail.  Whip stitch the arm hole closed and sew onto either side of the bottom of the head. 

    Blanket

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in Peacock, CH 4 and join last CH to the first CH with a SL ST to form a ring.  CH 3 (counts as first DC here and throughout), DC 2, CH 2, *DC 3 into the ring, CH 2* repeat instructions in the **3 times. Join last ST to the top of the first ST (not the CH 3) with a SL ST (from here on out referred to only as Join). (12)
    Round 2: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 3* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP.  Join. (28)
    Round 3: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 3, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 7* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 2.  Join. (44)
    Round 4 CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 5, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 11* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 4.  Join. (60)
    Round 5: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 7, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 15* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 6.  Join. (76)
    Change to Tranquil
    Round 6: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 9, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 19* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 8.  Join. (92)
    Change to Mint
    Round 7: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 11, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 23* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 10.  Join. (108)

    security blanket toy with a bunny head made with this free crochet pattern


    Change to Peacock
    Round 8: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 13, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 27* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 12.  Join. (124)
    Change to Tranquil
    Round 9: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 15, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 31* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 14.  Join. (140)
    Change to Mint
    Round 10: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 17, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 35* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 16.  Join. (156)
    Change to Peacock
    Round 11: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 19, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 39* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 18.  Join. (172)
    Change to Tranquil
    Round 12: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 21, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 43* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 20.  Join. (188)FO and weave in ends.

    Assembly:


    Position the head with the arms already sewn to it, in the center of the blanket, facing one of the corners.  Using a length of yarn that matches the blanket, sew the blanket to the bottom of the head in a circle approximately 1.5 – 2” in diameter.  FO and weave in ends.

    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 Owl Lovey Free Pattern

    Crochet lovey made with this crochet owl lovey free pattern in a flat lay
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Last week, I released the first of a series of free crochet lovey blanket patterns, the My Cuddle Bear Lovey. This series of lovey toys was created for you! I’m always wanting to give you guys what you’re asking for so when many of you were requesting patterns for free crochet lovey blanket patterns, I got straight to work three of them. This weeks’ pattern is my crochet owl lovey free pattern which I’ve named My Baby Cuddle Owl Lovey. If this is your first time working with faux fur yarns, don’t worry. I’ve included some resources for you below to help you find as much succses with working with this yarn as possible.

    This crochet owl lovey free pattern was designed to be super cute, fit a woodland nursery theme, be easily customized and be quick enough to whip up in case you need a last minute baby shower gift. For me, that last one is a biggie. I always think I have lots of time to whip up something great for a baby shower and then next thing I know, the shower is one a day or two away. Heck, you could whip this up the night before, or dare I say, the morning of a baby shower. If you’ve got a couple of days before the shower, pair it with my go-to baby shower blanket pattern, The Timeless Teal Chevron Blanket Pattern and you’ll be set to go with a gorgeous gift that’ll have everyone ooh-ing and aahing at your crochet prowess and they’ll never know you did them in a pinch.

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    I LOVE using faux fur yarns to create amigurumi for many reasons, one of which is that you can create beautiful amigurumi projects that don’t even look crocheted. I can’t tell you how many times people have been surprised when I show them a toy I’ve made with faux fur yarn and I tell them it’s crocheted. It’s pretty awesome. The other great thing about working with faux fur yarn is that it’s incredibly forgiving. So if you’re not great at sewing on limbs and you think that seam always looks “ugly” that’s not a concern with faux fur yarn. The fur hides it all my friend! Ready to get those hooks into some faux fur? 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.

    Other Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarns:

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

    crochet security blanket made with this crochet owl lovey free 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 (or the links in the supply list). 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:


    Finished Size:
     

    • Owl: Approximately 3.5” tall
    • Blanket Size: 12” x 12”

    Gauge: 

    • Owl: 4 sts x 5.5 rows = 2”
    • Granny Square Blanket: 16 sts x 8 rows = 4”


    Notes:

    • Gauge is 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 in the bear parts.  Yarn amounts are based on the gauge given so 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. 
    • The Owl body 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. 
    • The CH 3 at the beginning of each round in the granny square blanket counts as a DC.
    • The CH 2 spaces in the corners of the blanket are not included in the stitch count for each row.

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this crochet owl lovey free pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    baby crochet owl on a blue crochet security blanket

    Crochet Owl Lovey Free Pattern – My Baby Cuddle Owl Lovey

    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)
    Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Rounds 4 – 8:
    SC around (18) – Place safety eyes in Row 4 with 2 sts between them
    Start adding stuffing, adding a bit more as you work.
    Round 9: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
    Round 10: (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.

    crochet owl made with faux fur cupped in hands

    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, lining the wings up with the eyes.

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    Beak:


    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in Cobblestone Heather 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.

    There is a video tutorial available on my YouTube Channel for the beak. You can check it out here:

    crochet owl beak tutorial image 1
    crochet owl beak tutorial image 2
    crochet owl beak tutorial image 3
    crochet owl beak tutorial image 4
    crochet owl beak tutorial image 5

    Feet:


    Row 1:
    Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted yarn in Cobblestone Heather, 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 the feet onto the front of the body, near the bottom pointing outwards at a slight angle.

    There is a video tutorial available on my YouTube Channel for the feet. You can check it out here:

    crochet owl foot used in this crochet owl lovey free pattern

    Blanket:

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in Celestial, CH 4 and join last CH to the first CH with a SL ST to form a ring.  CH 3 (counts as first DC here and throughout), DC 2, CH 2, *DC 3 into the ring, CH 2* repeat instructions in the **3 times. Join last ST to the top of the first ST (not the CH 3) with a SL ST (from here on out referred to only as Join). (12)
    Round 2: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 3* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP.  Join. (28)
    Round 3: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 3, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 7* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 2.  Join. (44)
    Round 4 CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 5, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 11* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 4.  Join. (60)
    Round 5: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 7, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 15* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 6.  Join. (76)
    Round 6: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 9, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 19* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 8.  Join. (92)
    Round 7: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 11, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 23* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 10.  Join. (108)
    Round 8: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 13, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 27* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 12.  Join. (124)

    sample made with this crochet owl lovey free pattern


    Round 9: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 15, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 31* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 14.  Join. (140)
    Change to Dove Heather
    Round 10: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 17, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 35* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 16.  Join. (156)
    Round 11: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 19, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 39* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 18.  Join. (172)
    Change to Celestial
    Round 12: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 21, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 43* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 20.  Join. (188)FO and weave in ends.

    Assembling Your Crochet Owl Lovey:

    Position the head with the arms already sewn to it in the center of the blanket, facing one of the corners.  Using a length of Celestial, sew the blanket to the bottom of the head in a circle approximately 1.5 – 2” in diameter.  FO and weave in ends.

    That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this crochet owl lovey free pattern! Ready to start another crochet lovey? Check out my Crochet Bunny Lovey Free Pattern next.

    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

    Teddy Bear Lovey Free Crochet Pattern

    Teddy Bear Lovey made with this free crochet pattern in a flat lay with crochet accessories
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    I’ve been getting requests from many of you for some lovey toy patterns and I’m happy to say that I have a teddy bear lovey free crochet pattern to share with you all today. My Cuddle Bear Lovey comes with two different blanket types that you can choose from for your toy: a striped blanket made with worsted weight yarn and another blanket made entirely with faux fur yarn. The faux fur yarn version is so soft and lushious that I kind of want one for me. If this is your first time working with faux fur yarns, I’ll include some resources here as well to help you be successful when working with faux fur yarns.

    Don’t Forget to Pin this Teddy Bear Lovey Free Crochet Pattern for Later Save

    I have two new free crochet lovey patterns available now to complete the My Cuddle Friend series:

    Using faux fur yarns to make amigurumi can be intimidating for some people. I get it. I used to be really nervous about trying it but once I actually gave it a try I fell head over heels for working with it. If this is your first time using faux fur yarns, this teddy bear lovey free crochet pattern is a great pattern to finally give it a try. The bear is small and quick to make so it’s not a huge committment in terms of time or resources. Faux fur yarn is incredibly forgiving so if you don’t have the tidiest seaming when putting your teddy bear lovey, 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.

    Other Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarns:

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

    Polar bear baby lovey in a flat lay with a plant, crochet hook and scissor

    Skill Level:

    • Easy


    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies for Bear with Fur Blanket:

    two amigurumi bears turned into lovey toys in a flat lay next to eachother.

    Supplies for Bear with Granny Square Blanket:

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    Abbreviations:


    Finished Size:
     

    • Bear Head: Approximately 3.5” tall
    • Blanket Size (Both Versions): 12” x 12”

    Gauge: 

    • Bear Head & Arms: 4 sts x 5.5 rows = 2”
    • Fur Blanket: 2 sts x 2 rows = 2”
    • Granny Square Blanket: 16 sts x 8 rows = 4”


    Notes:

    • Gauge is 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 in the bear parts.  Yarn amounts are based on the gauge given so not matching gauge may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project. 
    • A 5.5mm and 8.0mm crochet hooks are recommended for the faux fur portions of the project but if you find you are unable to feel your stitches with the fur, you can adjust your hook until you can more easily feel your stitches to know where to place your stitches.  This may however affect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed. 
    • The Bear head, ears, nose and arms are 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. 
    • The CH 3 at the beginning of each round in the granny square blanket counts as a DC.
    • The CH 2 spaces in the corners of the blanket are not included in the stitch count for each row.

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    Teddy Bear Lovey Free Crochet Pattern

    close up image of an amigurumi bear head made with faux fur yarn

    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)
    Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Rounds 4 – 8:
    SC around (18) – Place safety eyes in Row 4 with 2 sts between them
    Start adding stuffing, adding a bit more as you work.
    Round 9: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
    Round 10: (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.

    Nose

    Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Rounds 2 – 3: SC around (6)
    Join last ST for the first ST with a SL ST. FO, leaving a long tail and sew onto the face of the bear.  Put safety nose through the center of the MC of the nose, add a bit of stuffing and sew onto the face just below the eyes. 

    Teddy Bear Lovey with a fur blanket in a flat lay

    Ears (Make 2):

    Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Join the last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the head.  Sew each ear onto the head.

    Arms (Make Two)

    Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Rounds 2 – 7: SC around (6)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto body.  Do NOT stuff.  Sew onto either side of the bottom, center-point of the head.

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    Fur Blanket

    Row 1: Using Fable Fur and 8.0mm hook, CH 24.  SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across (23)
    Rows 2 – 24: CH 1 and turn.  SC across. (23)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Teddy Bear Lovey in a flay lay with a crochet hook and scissors

    Striped Blanket

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in Cornflower, CH 4 and join last CH to the first CH with a SL ST to form a ring.  CH 3 (counts as first DC here and throughout), DC 2, CH 2, *DC 3 into the ring, CH 2* repeat instructions in the **3 times. Join last ST to the top of the first ST (not the CH 3) with a SL ST (from here on out referred to only as Join). (12)
    Round 2: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 3* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP.  Join. (28)
    Round 3: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 3, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 7* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 2.  Join. (44)
    Round 4 CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 5, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 11* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 4.  Join. (60)
    Change to White
    Round 5: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 7, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 15* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 6.  Join. (76)
    Round 6: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 9, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 19* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 8.  Join. (92)

    polar bear lovey cupped in a woman's hands


    Change to Cornflower
    Round 7: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 11, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 23* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 10.  Join. (108)
    Round 8: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 13, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 27* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 12.  Join. (124)
    Change to White
    Round 9: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 15, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 31* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 14.  Join. (140)
    Round 10: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 17, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 35* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 16.  Join. (156)
    Change to Cornflower
    Round 11: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 19, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 39* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 18.  Join. (172)Round 12: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 21, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 43* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 20.  Join. (188)FO and weave in ends.

    Assembly:

    Position the head with the arms already sewn to it in the center of the blanket, facing one of the corners.  Using a length of yarn that matches the blanket you chose to make, sew the blanket to the bottom of the head in a circle approximately 1.5 – 2” in diameter.  FO and weave in ends.

    That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this teddy bear lovey free crochet pattern! I’d love to see your finished makes so if you’re sharing it on Instagram, don’t forget to tag me or use the hashtag #theloopylamb.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the teddy bear lovey created with this free crochet 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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  • Pattern Round Up

    Free Crochet Shawl with Pockets Pattern Round Up

    Collage of free crochet shawl with pockets pattern images
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    Crochet shawls with pockets have been all the rage lately and it’s easy to understand why. Something that keeps you warm and it has pockets? It’s a no-brainer. Today I’ve gathered up some of the best crochet shawl with pockets patterns that are available for free. I’ve also included some crochet scarves with pockets patterns as well.

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    This Calla Lily Pocket Shawl is available for free from the All About Ami Website. Made with a DK weight yarn, it’s light enough to be worn in all seasons.

    woman modelling a crochet shawl with pockets in the woods.

    The Marjorie Pocket Scarf from Nana’s Crafty Home just screams texture. A combination of bright colours and textured stitches, really make this crochet shawl with pockets pop.

    Textured crochet shawl with pockets being worn by a model

    The Tweedy Pocket Scarf by The Loopy Lamb is a great project for beginners that wants to make a scarf or shawl with pockets. I’ve added zippers to the pockets so you can keep your valueables safe while you’re out and about.

    Close up image of the pockets on the Tweedy Scarf with furls crochet hooks sticking out of the pocket.

    The Harvest Pocket Shawl by Winding Road Crochet is a beautiful pocket shawl made with a bulky weight yarn so it should work up really quickly.

    Quick and easy pocket shawl from winding road crochet

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    The Ametrine Hooded Pocket Scarf by Oombawka Design is also made with a bulky weight yarn and makes a quick and easy winter accessory project.

    woman in the forest wearing a pocket scarf made with bulky weight yarn

    The Pine Gap Pocket Shawl from Stitching Together is constructed of large granny squares to make a beautiful, unique crochet shawl with pockets.

    Crochet Shawl with pockets made from granny sqaures being modelled.

    The Alpine Pocket Scarf Pattern from Moogly is made with Red Heart Heat Wave yarn so it’s bound to keep you extra toasty.

    Alpine stitch pocket scarf pattern from Moogly and Yarnspirations

    The Holly Jolly Pocket Shawl from Fiber Flux is a quick and easy make using the C2C technique, adorned with those fabulous tassels.

    C2C Pocket Shawl pattern on a mannequin

    The Simple Pocket Scarf from The Purple Poncho is made with a velvet yarn and has video tutorials to assist you with this make.

    Simple Pocket Scarf from The Purple Poncho

    The Easy Shawl with Pockets from Easy Crochet uses a simple stitch making it perfect for beginners.

    Easy shawl with pocket pattern from Easy Crochet

    I hope you have enjoyed this free crochet poncho pattern round up! Check out some of my other free crochet pattern round ups:

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Snowy Pines Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Pattern

    Pinecones topped with faux fur to look like snow, made with this free crochet christmas ornament pattern in a flat lay
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    Today I’m sharing a super quick and simple free crochet christmas ornament pattern that is so fun to make. Seriously, you can make this ornament start to finish in about 10 minutes. Beginners can absolutely make this project too. The Snowy Pines Christmas Tree Ornament uses a small amount of Fable Fur to create a snowy cap for a pinecone (mine of course had to be sparkly) to recreate the look of pinecones just after a fresh snowfall. I hate snow in real life but I just love these! Cue the Hallmark movie music guys because these ornaments totally make this winter grinch nostalgic for a big and fluffy, white Christmas.

    Don’t Forget to Pin this Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Pattern for Later Save

    I’ve been a little Christmas ornament crazy lately and this is my 5th free crochet christmas ornament pattern to be released this year. If you want to check those other ornaments out, you can find their free pattern links below. The first three are made with Fable Fur yarn and the last, is a gift card holder that doubles as an ornament, made with worsted weight yarn:

    Polar Bear and snowy owl Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Pattern samples in a flat lay

    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. If this is your first time using faux fur yarn, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: the fur hides EVERYTHING. So don’t be nervous about whether you’re not able to see your stitches or if your seaming techniques are less than perfect. No one will be able to tell. Be sure to check out the part about doing the Magic Circle in this video. It’s a lifesaver!

    Other Free Faux Fur Yarn Crochet Patterns Available:

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

    Pinecone ornament made with this Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Pattern hanging in a. tree

    Skill Level:

    • Beginner


    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.

    flat lay of fable fur yarn, pinecones and furls crochet hooks - materials used in this crochet christmas ornament pattern

    Abbreviations:

    Get an ad-free PDF version of the Snowy Pines Crochet Christmas Ornament Pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Close up image of a snowy pines ornament with brown fur hanging in a tree

    Finished size:

    • Approximately 4” in diameter (instructions provided in pattern to adjust to your size of pinecone)

    Gauge:

    • 12 sts x 5 rows = 2 inches

    NOTES:

    • Gauge is not vital to the project but it 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. 
    • 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.
    • Place the piece on your pinecone with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking/furrier side of the fur. 

    Watch the Video Tutorial for my Snowy Pines Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Pattern Here:

    Pattern

    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)
    Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC (24)
    Round 5: *SC, CH3, SC in the next ST* repeat 12 times.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (12 SC, 12 CH 3’s)
    FO and weave in ends.
    Round 5 of the piece should over-hang the edge of the pinecone slightly.  If you find that your piece is too big or too small for your pinecone, add or remove increase rounds until the piece just covers the bottom of the pinecone and then add Round 5 to your piece before finishing off.

    Two Snowy Pines ornaments in a flat lay with Fable Fur and christmas ornaments.

    Creating the Hanger

    Thread the ribbon or piece of yarn onto a tapestry needle.  Insert tapestry needle through one of the stitches near the top/center point of the piece and out through the stitch directly opposite the stitch you went into.  Tie the ends together in an overhand knot and slide the knot inside to the bottom of the piece.

    Pinecone topped with fur to look like snow made with this Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Pattern

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    Assembling Your Ornament

    After pre-heating your glue gun, lay your piece with the wrong side down, keeping the fluffiest part of the piece facing down.  Add hot glue to the piece you crocheted and press the base of the pinecone against the hot glue, wrapping the edge of the crocheted piece around the edge of the pinecone so it slightly overhangs it.  Let cool.


    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 Owl Ornament Free Pattern

    Crochet Owl made with faux fur held in cupped hands, made with this crochet owl ornament free pattern
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    I love, love, love owls. As we prepared to put up our Christmas tree this year, I decided that it needed another owl on it. So, I made one up and now I have this adorable crochet owl ornament free pattern to share with you all. He is just way to cute and since he’s soft, there’s no risk of him breaking should little hands find their way to the tree. I couldn’t decide on a fun name for this crochet owl ornament free pattern so I just decided to call him Baby Owl Ornament. EDIT: I have a new free crochet ornament pattern out now as well! Check out the Polar Bear Crochet Tree Ornament.

    Pin this Crochet Owl Ornament Free Pattern for later Save

    If you haven’t used faux yarn to crochet amigurumi before, this crochet owl ornament free pattern is a great pattern to finally give it a try. The owl is small and quick to make so it’s not a huge committment in terms of time or resources. Faux fur yarn is incredibly forgiving so if you don’t have the tidiest seaming when putting your crochet owl ornament 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.

    I designed another crochet owl earlier this year and he is my absolute favourite thing I’ve ever designed. Otis the Owl is another free crochet pattern that you can find here on my blog using Fable Fur. Check him out HERE.

    amigurumi owl made with faux fur yarn and a free pattern found on this blog
    Otis the Owl – A free amigurumi owl pattern found here on The Loopy Lamb

    Other Free Faux Fur Yarn Crochet Patterns Available:

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

    Stay tuned for next week for another free crochet christmas ornament pattern as well!

    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.

    Crochet Owl Ornament Free Pattern sample in a cupped hand

    Abbreviations:

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


    Finished Size:
     

    • Approximately 3.5” tall

    Gauge: 

    • 4 sts x 5.5 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:

    • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may effect 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 effect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed. 
    • 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. 

    Crochet Owl Ornament Free Pattern

    Crochet owl ornament hanging in a tree

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    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)
    Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Rounds 4 – 8:
    SC around (18) – Place safety eyes in Row 4 with 2 sts between them
    Start adding stuffing, adding a bit more as you work.
    Round 9: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
    Round 10: (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.

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    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, lining the wings up with the eyes.

    Here’s a YouTube tutorial for how to make the beak:

    Beak:

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in Cobblestone Heather 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 one of making the crochet owl ornament beak
    step two of the owl beak
    step 3 of the crochet owl beak
    step 4 of the crochet owl beak


    Here’s a video tutorial on how to make the feet:

    Feet


    Row 1:
    Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted yarn in Cobblestone Heather, 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.

    bottom view of the crochet owl ornament free pattern


    Creating the Hanger

    Thread the ribbon or piece of yarn onto a tapestry needle.  Insert tapestry needle through one of the stitches near the top/center point of the head and out through the stitch directly opposite the stitch you went into.  Tie the ends together in an overhand knot and slide the knot inside the head.

    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

    Amigurumi Doll Clothes – Sleepy Time Molly

    My Dolly Molly wearing amigurumi doll clothes made with this free crochet pattern.
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    Earlier this year, I released a crochet along pattern to make an amigurumi doll with removeable clothes named My Dolly Molly. Molly was a big hit and there was a lot of requests for new outfits. Today’s free pattern is to make amigurumi doll clothes for Molly. Sleepy Time Molly has a little nightgown, topped off with a bow and a pair of slippers.

    Your little one can dress Molly up for bed when they are getting themselves ready for bed. My daughter is actually the one that inspired this outfit. She absolutely loves to dress up her toys in her pajamas when she gets ready for bed. The only toy she wasn’t attempting to dress for bed was her My Dolly Molly. When I asked her why, she said it was because she didn’t have pajamas for Molly. Well, I couldn’t just let Molly go without so I made Molly her own bedtime wardrobe.

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    The My Dolly Molly pattern includes an removeable dress pattern. You can find the free version of the My Dolly Molly pattern here on my site, broken into three parts for the crochet along: Part One, Part Two and Part Three. Each part of the pattern includes step-by-step video tutorials as well. The full pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF version HERE in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Molly also has a dress-up outfit called Molly the Mermaid here for free on the blog.

    The original My Dolly Molly doll didn’t have any shoes so you can make the slippers from the Sleepy Time Molly pattern in a variety of colours to match Molly’s other outfits.

    The three different versions of the amigurumi doll with removeable clothes

    I have bundled the patterns for Molly, her Molly the Meraid and Sleepy Time Molly together in my Etsy and Ravelry shops for a special price. Check out the bundle HERE in my Ravelry Shop and HERE in my Etsy shop.

    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:

    • BLO = Back Loop Only
    • CH = Chain
    • DC = Double Crochet
    • DCINC = Double Crochet Increase
    • FO = Finish Off
    • SC = Single Crochet
    • MC = Magic Circle
    • HDC = Half Double Crochet
    • HDCINC = Half Double Crochet Increase
    • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    • SK = Skip
    • SL ST = Slip Stitch
    • ST = Stitch


    Finished size:

    • Made to fit My Dolly Molly Doll.  Dress is 4” long x 3.75” wide (from sleeve to sleeve)

    Gauge:

    • 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this amigurumi doll clothes pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.


    NOTES:

    • This outfit is an extension of my My Dolly Molly pattern and is designed to fit a My Dolly Molly doll. The free version of the My Dolly Molly Pattern can be found HERE.
    • This pattern is worked in joined rounds (unless stated otherwise).  A stitch marker is recommended to keep track of the beginning of the rounds.
    • 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 the invisible decrease HERE)
    • Using the same hook and yarn that you used to make your doll can help with making sure that your clothes fit your Molly doll.


    Special Techniques:

    • Invisible Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end.

    Amigurumi Doll Clothes Pattern – Sleepy Time Molly

    Crochet doll wearing a removeable nightgown and shoes

    Night Gown

    Using Brava in Marina and 3.5mm hook, Ch 23
    Row 1: SC in the 7th CH from the hook and each remaining CH across. (17 STs & CH 6 SP for button hole)
    Row 2: CH 1 and turn. (SC 2, SCINC) x 2, (SC, SCINC) x 3, SC 2, SCINC, SC 2 (23)
    Row 3: CH 1 and turn.  (SC 3, SCINC) x 2, SC 2, SCINC, SC, SCINC, SC 2, SCINC, SC 3, SCINC, SC 2, SCINC (30)
    Row 4: CH 1 and turn. SC 3, CH 7, SK 8, SC 8, CH 7, SK 8, SC 3 (14 STS & 2, CH 7 SPs)
    Row 5: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST and CH across (28)
    Rows 6 – 7: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (28)
    Row 8: CH 1 and turn. (SC 3, SCINC) x 7 (35)
    Row 9: CH 6 and turn.  SC 17, SCINC, SC 17 (36)
    Rows 10 – 21: CH 1 and turn. SC across. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (36)

    FO and weave in ends.  The CH 6’s that created loops in Row 1 and Row 9 will act as button holes/fasteners to close the back of the dress.  Using sewing needle and thread, sew buttons onto the back of the dress, on the side opposite to the loops created in Rows 1 and 9. 

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    Sleeves

    Round 1: With the right side facing you, attach yarn to the center point in the bottom one of the arm holes.  SC 18 around the arm hole.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (18)
    Rounds 2 – 5: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST around. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (18)
    Round 6:  CH 1. *(DC 3) in the first ST, SC in the next*, repeat instructions in ** 9 times.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (36)
    FO and weave in ends. Repeat instructions on the second sleeve.

    Bow

    Row 1: Using Lady Slipper, CH 11.  DC 2 in the 3rd CH from the hook.  DC, HDC, SC, SL ST, SC, HDC, DC, DC 5 in the last CH.  Working on the other side of the chain, DC, HDC, SC, SL ST, SC, HDC, DC, DC 2 in the last CH.  (24)
    FO using Invisible Finish (see Special Techniques) and weave in ends.  Using a long piece of yarn approximately 15” long, secure the end to the back, center point of the bow and wrap the yarn around the center of the box a few times.  When done wrapping, secure the yarn in the back and use the remaining length of yarn to sew the bow to the neckline on the front of the nightgown.

    close up view of the bow on the amigurumi doll clothes pattern

    Slippers (make 2)

    Round 1: Using Lady Slipper, make a MC and HDC 6 into the MC. Join the last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out referred to as “Join”). (6)
    Round 2: CH 1. (HDCINC) x 6. Join. (12)
    Round 3: CH 1.SC 4, HDCINC, (DCINC) x 2, HDCINC, SC 4. Join. (16)
    Round 4: CH 1. SC 5, HDC, HDCINC, (DCINC) x 2, HDCINC, HDC, SC 5. Join. (20)
    Round 5: CH 1.  Working in the BLO, HDC in each ST around. Join.  (20)
    Round 6: CH 1.  SC 6, (SCDEC) x 4, SC 6. Join. (16)
    Round 7: CH 1.  SC in each ST around. (16)

    FO using Invisible Finish (see Special Techniques) and weave in ends. 

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this amigurumi doll clothes 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 Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern

    Two crochet gnome christmas tree ornaments being held in hands.
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday season is upon us and soon we’ll be decorating our trees (if you haven’t already). Adorn your tree with these quick, easy and oh so adorable Gnome Christmas Tree Ornaments.

    For this free crochet pattern, I’ve included two different versions which will help you get similar results using two different materials for the base of the ornament. Version 1 of the pattern includes making a beard for your Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament with faux fur yarn that takes only a few minutes to make. If you’re pressed for time or aren’t comfortable with using faux fur yarns, I have made Version 2. For Version 2, the beard of the Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament is made using a faux fur pom pom. Both versions are quick, easy and (more than) a little addictive. You have have a tree full of them before you know it.

    This Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament Free Pattern has been sponsored by Clover USA. All opinions are my own.

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    If you haven’t used faux yarn to crochet amigurumi before, this Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament pattern is a great pattern to finally give it a try. The beard of Version 1 of this pattern is made with faux fur yarn and is only a few rounds so it isn’t a big committment and will give you some practice working with it. Faux fur yarn is incredibly forgiving so if you don’t have the tidiest seaming when putting your Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament 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.

    Other Free Faux Fur Yarn Crochet Patterns Available:

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

    supplies used in this free crochet gnome pattern.

    Supplies for Gnome Crocheted with Faux Fur (Referred to as Version 1):

    crochet gnome ornament made with faux fur yarn

    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.

    Supplies for Gnome with Pom Pom Base (Referred to as Version 2):

    gnome tree ornament made with faux fur pompom

    Abbreviations:

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

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this Crochet Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.


    Finished size:

    • Approximately 4.5” tall

    Gauge:

    • Faux Fur Gauge: 5 sts x 5 rows = 2 inches
    • Hat Gauge: 12 sts x 12 rows = 2 inches
    • Gauge is not vital to project

    NOTES:

    • Gauge is not vital to the project but it 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 know where to place your stitches.  This may however affect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed. 
    • 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. 

    Crochet Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament Free Pattern

    crochet gnome tree ornaments made with a faux fur pom pom and a gnome made with faux fur yarn

    Hat for Both Gnome Versions


    Round 1:
    Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted Weight in Red, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: SC around (6)
    Round 3:
    (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rounds 4 – 5: SC around (12)
    Round 6: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Rounds 7 – 8:
    SC around (18)
    Round 9: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC (24)
    Rounds 10 – 11: SC around (24)
    Round 12: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Round 13: SC around (30)
    Round 14:  SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 6, SC 2 (36)
    Round 15: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Rounds 16 – 18: SC around (42)Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.
    If using the faux fur yarn base, FO leaving a long tail to sew the hat onto the base.

    If using the pompom as your base (Version 2), FO and weave in ends.

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    Creating the Hanger (for both versions):

    Cut a length of yarn that matches your hat colour to approximately 8 – 10” long.  Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and pull the yarn through a stitch near the top of the hat.  Do NOT pull it all the way through.  Thread it through another stitch at the top of the hat and pull it inside the hat.  Take the two ends of your yarn and tie a knot inside the hat, making sure that you leave enough yarn outside of the hat to hang it on the tree. Pull the loop up to finish the hanger. (Need help with this step? Check out my YouTube video below)

    How to Assemble Your Crochet Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament (Version 2)

    trio of crochet gnome tree ornaments made with this free crochet pattern.

    Beard (for Version 1 Only)

    Round 1: Using 5.5mm hook and Fable Fur in Eisbar, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SCINC, SC) x 6 (18)
    Rounds 4 – 6: SC around (18) – Add stuffing.  Continue to add more stuffing as you go.
    Round 7: (SCDEC, SC) x 6 (12)
    Round 8: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew the bead onto the Beard.  Finish stuffing. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and feed the needle down through the center hole left from finishing off the beard and out through the side of the beard towards you.  I like to go down approximately 3 rows. 

    needle coming out the side of a faux fur yarn pompom
    bead sewn onto side of faux fur yarn pompom

    Use the tail to sew the nose onto the side of the beard near the top of the beard (make sure the hat will cover the top part of the nose before securing it).  FO and weave in ends.  Alternatively, if you don’t want to sew on the nose, you can use some hot glue to glue it to the side of your beard.  Just make sure you’re confident of your placement before applying the glue.

    Assembly:

    Version 1:

    Stuff your hat with stuffing and place over top of your gnome beard so one edge slightly overhangs the nose.  Sew around the bottom of the hat, securing it to the beard, adding stuffing as you go.  When you get to the bead, pull the yarn through the stitch closest to the end of the bead in the hat and then through the hole in the bead to the other side and then through the stitch closest to the bead’s other side and pull taught(see image below).  Continue sewing the hat to the beard.  FO and weave in ends. Alternatively, if you don’t want to sew the hat on, you could glue it on using the hot glue and glue gun.

    image showing which stitches to use when attaching hat to crochet gnome

    Version 2:

    Use a scrap piece of yarn and thread it through your bead.  Tie the yarn to the elastic on your pompom so the bead hangs slightly against the top/side of the pompom. 

    fur pompom showing it has an elastic attachment
    pompom with bead nose attachment

    Use an elastic to wrap around the pompom to hold the fur down to make adding glue easier and less messy.  Stuff your hat with stuffing and place over top of your pompom to test the placement of your bead.  When satisfied add hot glue around the top of the pompom where the edge of your hat will meet/touch the pompom, making sure to add some to the top of the bead.  Place stuffed hat on top of the pompom and hold in place until glue cools/hat is secure.


    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 Animal Ears Headband Free Crochet Pattern

    Mother and daughter smiling wearing crochet animal ears headbands
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Whether it’s for dress-up, Halloween or just because you can, these Crochet Animal Ears Headbands are a quick and easy make that’ll appeal to everyone. I know both my kids absolutely love them and wear them often for dress up. My daughter, who loves cats wears her cat ear headband almost everyday and my son, who’s into bears, wears his a few times a week. They play pretend to be animal friends and it’s just the cutest. Keep reading to find the free crochet pattern to make your own crochet animal ear headbands!

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    When Halloween rolled around this year, I was caught without a Halloween costume. As an adult, that’s normally not a huge deal, but my young children really wanted both Mom & Dad to get into the spirit. So in the eleventh hour, I got an idea: I would make myself a crochet animal ears headband! I could’ve just ran to the dollar store and picked up a quick and cheap pair I guess, but where is the fun in that? I’ve got this skill and I was going to use it. So I grabbed some Fable Fur Yarn, an old headband I haven’t worn in ages and got to work.

    Smiling woman wearing faux fur crochet bear ears

    15 minutes later, I had a crochet bear ears headband and it was irresistable! Fable Fur made the ears so soft to touch and to realistic looking. I was thrilled! Take that dollar store ears! Little did I know that my now beloved crochet bear ear headband was in jeopardy. I went to show my husband my costume for the following evening. Upon walking into the room where my daughter was also sitting, I heard a little squeal. “Mommy’s a bear! I want to be a bear too!”

    She asked to try them on, to which I agreed and that was the last I held my bear ears until she went to bed that night. She wore them the whole afternoon.

    The next day was Halloween and I donned my crochet animal ears headband and my husband went as a lobster. He wore my red oven mitts, a red hoodie and a crochet lobster ear flap hat that I made him (find the free pattern here). We had a great time doing trick-or-treating at grandma’s house and everyone loved the crochet bear ears. I kept thinking I should write up the pattern and share it but I thought it may be too late to do so since Halloween had already passed.

    Smiling girl in a pink shirt wearing a crochet animal ears headband made with fable fur yarn

    Then, my kids wanted more ears. My daughter frequently pretends to be a cat (completed with hissing as people which drives me nuts) so I knew that I would have to make her a crochet cat ears headband as well. Since they play with them so often I figured that I wouldn’t wait to release the pattern because I know that with Christmas coming up, these would make a great Christmas gift for kids that is quick and easy to make.

    If this is your first time ever using faux fur yarn, check out my video below with tips and tricks for working with this yarn. If you’d prefer the written version, you can find that HERE.

    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 Animal Ears Headband Free Crochet Pattern

    Mother and daughter pretending to be bears while wearing crochet bear ears

    Skill Level:

    • Beginner

    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:


    Finished size:

    • One Size

    Gauge:

    • 5 sts x 5 rows = 2 inches – Not vital to project


    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. 
    • Gauge is not critical to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed.
    • Please note that the amount of yarn you use may depending on the thickness of your headband. All of the headbands I’ve used were less than a centimeter wide. The wider the headband you use, the more yarn will be required to cover it.
    • If you are concerned about the bear ears being floppy, you can crochet over a chenille pipe cleaner in Round 4 of the bear ears to help support them.

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this Crochet Animal Ears Headbands Pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Mother and daughter wearing crochet animal ears headbands

    Crochet Animal Ears Headband Free Crochet Pattern

    Crochet Bear Ears (Make Two)

    crochet bear ears in a flat lay with We Crochet Fable Fur and a Furls Odyssey Crochet Hook

    Round 1:  Using Fable Fur in Kuma and 5.5mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC.  (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: SC 1, SCINC,(SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Round 5: SL ST in each ST around.  (24)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto headband.

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    Crochet Cat Ears (Make Two)

    smiling girl wearing a crochet cat headband made with faux fur yarn

    Round 1:  Using Fable Fur in Corvo and 5.5mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC.  (6)
    Round 2: SC in each ST around (6)
    Round 3: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 4: SC in each ST around (12)
    Round 5: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Rounds 6 – 7: SC around (18)

    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the headband.  Do NOT stuff.  Flatten the piece to secure to headband.

    Watch My Video Tutorial for How to Make a Crochet Animal Ears Headband (Bear Version):

    Headbands

    Attach your Fable Fur yarn to one end of the headband with a SL ST.  SC around the headband from one end to the other until the headband is covered and you cannot see the headband through the fur.  If you are concerned about the yarn slipping off the end of your headband, push the stitches on each end up slightly from the end of the headband and place a dab of hot glue on the head band.  Push the yarn back down so the last stitch or two are sitting in the hot glue.  Repeat on the other end and let dry.

    Mother and daughter wearing crochet animal ears headbands

    Assembling your Crochet Animals Ears Headbands

    Thread the tail of one of your ears onto a tapestry needle and sew onto the headband, working through the bottoms of the ears.  When doing the Cat Ears, ensure that you are working through both layers of the bottom of the opening of the ear. Repeat with the other ear on the other side of the headband.  FO and weave in ends.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this crochet animal ears headband 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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