Fun fur crochet projects use a unique type of novelty yarn. Therefore, you can make very special-looking designs using just the basic crochet stitches.
In fact, basic stitches are often the best choice for fun fur crochet because of the nature of the yarn. It can be a challenging yarn to work with at first, because it isn't easy to see where your stitches go. Therefore, it helps a lot to work with stitches that you're so familiar with you could probably do them just by feel.
In this article, we'll share the instructions for a basic free crochet scarf pattern worked with single crochet stitches using Lion Brand fun fur eyelash yarn. It's a straightforward design, but it works up into a beautiful, cozy accessory. After we've shared the pattern, we'll provide some tips for working with fun fur, along with links to some additional patterns you can try out using this type of yarn.
Free Crochet Scarf Pattern with Fun Fur
This is an advanced beginner crochet pattern.
In terms of just the stitches, this should be a beginner pattern. It's very basic; you only need to know how to chain, turn your work, and single crochet. Having said that, it's not ideal as your first crochet project or even your second, because the texture of the Fun Fur yarn makes it challenging to see where your stitches are. Once you're confident that you've mastered single crochet, this is a great pattern to take that simple stitch to the next level.
Yarn: 1.75 oz / 50 grams of Lion Brand Fun Fur eyelash yarn or comparable yarn. It's a good idea to buy 2 balls so you have enough yarn to crochet your gauge swatch too.
Crochet Hook: Size K / 10 1/2 (6.5 mm.) This large size of crochet hook makes the stitches more open, so that they are easier to find and work in with this unique yarn.
The finished scarf measures approximately 3 1/3" x 41". Feel free to make the scarf longer or shorter if you prefer by adding additional rows.
12 single crochet stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches (10 cm.)
Gauge is not crucial for success with this project, but it's still a good idea to check your gauge. Note that if your scarf turns out significantly wider than 3 1/3", you may need more than the recommended amount of yarn to make the scarf long enough.
Crochet Instructions for Fun Fur Scarf
Row 1: Single crochet in third chain from hook. Complete entire row working in single crochet. (Total = 10 sc st)
Row 2: Chain 2, turn. Complete entire row working in single crochet.
Rows 3 and Up: Repeat row 2 until your scarf measures the length you want it. The sample scarf used the entire 50-gram ball of yarn.
End off. Weave in the ends. There is no need to block this project, although you could if so desired.
Tips for Fun Fur Crochet
As you work with this free crochet scarf pattern, you'll discover the challenges of working with fun fur. It's not that it's particularly difficult; it's just that the texture is different from other fibers so it takes a bit to get used to it. By the time you've completed this scarf, you should be comfortable working with fun fur. That said, here are some tips:
- Use a larger crochet hook to make it easier to see your stitches. If you need to use larger than size K for this project, go for it. Of course, you might need more yarn to get the size of scarf you want with a larger crochet hook.
- Work with light colored fun fur yarn. The darker the yarn, the harder it is to see your stitches. Don't make it tough on yourself.
- Try pairing the yarn with a second regular fiber. In other words, crochet a double-stranded project by holding the fun fur together alongside acrylic or wool. You'll be able to work it pretty much as normal as you get used to the fun fur, plus you'll get a scarf with interesting color and texture patterns.