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Fun with faux fur yarn!


Warm and fuzzy....was not to love about Faux fur yarn!



Simple to make but oh so fancy

 It is getting pretty cold in Melbourne, which means it is the  perfect time to get crafting with wool.  But why not try something different? There are so many brands that offer faux fur yarn including Lion Brand (Go for faux), Mondial (Coccola faux yarn), Red Heart (Boutique Fur Yarn) and the Lincraft brand Teddy Soft to name just a few. These yarns are made from synthetic fibres and are so soft, fluffy and feel amazing...and although designed to feel like fur no animals were harmed in the making of this delicious yarn. A bonus is the great range of colours! Pink, baby blue, mint, grey, brown, lilac....you will be in yarn heaven. But if you haven't worked with this type of yarn before it might be slightly intimidating. How to start using this furry yarn? 



In the video below I will show you how to find your stitches and start crocheting amongst all the fur...






Faux fur scarf made by simple hdc rows.
Add buttons to connect ends.
Yarn: Teddy Soft lincraft yarn.
Hook: 12mm

So you see you can easily crochet with this yarn and whip up a simple scarf like the one pictured by building rows of single crochet, half double crochet or double crochet. Add some oversized buttons (no need to worry about button holes, there should be plenty of room between stitches) and voilà you have an on-trend scarf that can dress up any outfit.








Once you have the hang of this yarn what about trying something more challenging? There are so many fun projects to try out. I know I can't wait to make Kaya the Koala a free pattern on The Loopy lamb blog (link below).
https://www.theloopylamb.com/2020/03/06/crochet-koala-free-pattern-kaya-the-koala/.

Below I include my pattern for a "Warm and Fuzzy" vest, perfect to keep your little one warm and looking fancy!

Happy crafting!!





WARM AND FUZZY VEST



Model wears size 6 vest


Sizes available and chest measurements (yarn quantities required are in brackets)





















2   50cm/ 19.7" (100m/ 110 yards)
4    55cm/21.7" (130m/ 142 yards)                
6   60cm/23.5" (150m/ 164 yards)                 
8   65cm/25.5” (195m/ 213 yards)     
10 70cm/27.5”(260m/ 284 yards)

Pattern in written in US terms

Materials

Faux fur yarn (I used Mondial Coccola yarn)
8mm hook
Markers
Ribbon (1.5cm wide/ 1m long; optional)

Gauge

8 sts, 7 rows= 10x10 cm (4x4")

Abbreviations

sc single crochet
sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together
RS right side
st stitches
FO fasten off
sl st slip stitch



Let’s Begin!


Note: Chain 1 at the end of each row is a turning chain and is not included in the stitch count.

Chain 4145495563

Row 1: sc into 2nd st from hook (4044485462). Turn, chain 1.
Row 2: sc in every st (4044485462). Turn, chain 1. 
Row 3- 1113171921: Repeat Row 2
You will now have a large rectangle (approximate measurements are in Figure1).
We will now separate into 3 panels: Front left, Front right and Back panel.

Left front panel

Row 1: Sc 1010121416. Turn, chain 1.

Row 2- 557911: sc in every st (1010121416).

Row 6681012: sc in every st until you reach the last two sts, sc2tog (99111315). Turn, chain 1.

Row 7791113: sc in every st (99111315). Turn, chain 1.

Repeat last two rows x3 till you have 6681012 sts remaining.

For size 2 only, cut yarn and FO

For sizes and 6

Row 1416: sc in every st (68). Cut Yarn and FO.

For sizes 8 and 10

Row 18-2020-22: sc in every st. Cut Yarn and FO.

Re-join the yarn on the RS of your work (refer to Figure 1). 


Right front panel

Row 1: Sc 1010121416. Turn, chain 1.

Row 2- 557911: sc in every st (1010121416).

Row 6681012: sc2tog, sc in every remaining st, (99111315). Turn, chain 1.

Row 7791113: sc in every st (99111315). Turn, chain 1.

Repeat last two rows x3 till you have 6681012 sts remaining.

For size 2 only, cut yarn and FO.

For sizes and 6.

Row 1416: sc in every st (68). Cut Yarn and FO.

For sizes 8 and 10

Row 18-2020-22: sc in every st. Cut Yarn and FO.

Re-join yarn on the RS of your work leaving 2 st (sizes 2468)/ 3st (10) in between Left/Right Panel and the Back panel (see diagram).


The "Warm and Fuzzy" vest is made by firstly creating a large rectangle and then working the left, back and right panels separately to allow room for armholes. Note: 2 or 3 stitches in between front and back panels will be left unworked to leave extra room for arms.  The red arrow indicates where you join your yarn to the right side of your work to begin the back panel. The black arrow indicates where you join your yarn to create the right panel. To finish the garment seam the left/right panels to back panel by the shoulders. 





Back panel

Row 1: Sc 1620202224.  Turn, chain 1.
Row 2- 1415172123: Sc in every stitch (1620202224).

Cut yarn and FO.

Note: Back panel should be one row taller than your front panels.
Join panels together by sl st at the shoulders (ie. left/right panel to the back panel).  

Seam loose ends (due to thickness of this yarn it's best to use your Hooke to weave ends).

Optional
You can weave a pretty ribbon through the corners of your vest to close the neckline.










Add a pretty ribbon to  close the neckline













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