How to Work with Faux Fur Yarn

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Hi Crochet Friends, this week we have some tips from Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb for working with Faux Fur Yarns.

Be sure to visit Ashley for more great patterns and crochet tips! She has a extensive collection of video tutorials on YouTube too, so if you are a visual learner, subscribe to her channel.

Tips for Crocheting with Faux Fur Yarn from Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb

Crochet Tips for Working with Faux Fur Yarn

Have you ever tried using Faux Fur Yarn? Here are some tips to get your started!

When working with faux fur yarns, the fur obstructs your view of the stitches but that doesn’t make it impossible to use. In fact, I think it makes it even easier to use and I’ll tell you why: the fur doesn’t just hide stitches, it hides everything – including mistakes! You can throw perfectionism out the window while you’re learning work with this type of yarn.

Because you cannot see your stitches, you have to feel for them. Take a look at something you’ve crocheted using a smooth yarn and locate the tops of your stitches. Under the top two loops of each stitch is a small gap or hole in the fabric where you typically place your hook to work a standard stitch. When using fur yarn, you use your finger tips to find those spaces so you know where to place your hook.

Find even more Tips for Crocheting with Faux Fur Yarn here:

Or watch her video on YouTube here.

Crochet Otis the Owl Free Pattern from The Loopy Lamb


If you’d like to try a project using Faux Fur Yarn, Ashley recommends her free Otis the Owl pattern.

Ashley has many other Faux Fur Yarn patterns too so be sure to take a look at all that she has available!

Take a look at the full collection here.


Ashley Parker is a professional crochet designer, blogger and instructor from Ontario, Canada. Ashley specializes in designing fun-to-wear accessories, amigurumi and projects made with fur yarn. On her blog, you can find many free crochet patterns, many of which have step-by-step video tutorials. Ashley is the author of the book Crochet Furry Friends where you can find all her top tips and tricks for working with fur yarn to make amigurumi toys that will make people ask “is that crocheted?!”.

You can preorder her book, Crochet Furry Friends here!

Tips for Crocheting with Faux Fur Yarn from Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb

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