Today, we’re stepping into the plush world of faux fur crochet patterns, blending the warmth of yarn with the luxe look of fur.
In my search for trends this fall and winter, one in particular caught my eye: faux fur.
Why? Because it’s so easy to crochet! Faux fur yarn is a relatively recent invention that has significantly expanded what we’re able to make with crochet.
You can make pieces with your own two hands that will look like they were taken right off a mannequin. The unique thing about faux fur yarn is that it doesn’t show the holes normally present with crochet projects because the yarn is fuzzy and thick.
This also means projects with faux fur yarn work up much quicker than others.
3 Tips for Working with Faux Fur Yarn
Now I’m sure you’re excited to get started, but let’s go over some tips for working with this unique yarn first:
Use simple stitches.
Because of the nature of faux fur yarn, it’s especially difficult to see where your stitches are. This can be easily remedied by using easy stitches that you can do without really having to see where you’re putting your hook (think single, half double, and double.)
Use your fingers to feel for the stitches.
Since the stitches are hard to see, you’ll have to rely on your hands to feel where the next stitch is. After a while, it will become easy, but the first few stitches can be a little difficult; use your fingers to feel the stitch, put the next stitch in, and repeat.
Be careful with frogging.
Overly frogging faux fur yarn can cause the fur to rip out, so be careful if you realize you’ve messed up. This is also why we use simple stitches and don’t worry about gauge too much; it’s much easier to do and will reduce the chances of having to frog.
Unleash Your Creativity with These 15 Faux Fur Crochet Patterns
Now, here are five projects to get you started with this beautiful yarn:
Faux Fur Crochet Projects
Get ready to feel the fuzzy warmth with our roundup of 15 fabulous faux fur crochet projects!
Each pattern is unique, brimming with coziness and style that promises to ignite your creativity and elevate your crafting journey.
Let's crochet some soft and snuggly masterpieces together!
Unlike our other projects, this hoodie isn’t entirely faux fur. The actual hoodie is made from regular yarn, and the lining is made with faux fur, adding a bit of coziness and luxury to a standard hoodie.
Get this pattern for free on Stardust Gold Crochet’s website.
What I love about this hat is that it combines several different styles and can evoke different vibes depending on what you wear.
It looks like a cloche, bowler hat, and bucket hat all in one with a wonderful texture, and you can dress differently with the hat depending on the style you want to go for. So versatile and quick to make!
Hannah is the eldest of the Bonner family’s three kiddos. She graduated from the University of North Texas with her Bachelors in Elementary Education. She enjoys reading, yoga, movies & TV, and (obviously) crocheting. She is excited about furthering her writing career & spending her days surrounded by yarn. All the yarn.