When I spotted this new Hygge Fur yarn from Red Heart, I knew it had to be a blanket. This faux fur throw is perfect for cuddling up on the couch. Crochet one up with this free crochet pattern!
Faux Fur Throw Crochet Pattern
This faux fur throw pattern is remarkably simple to crochet. Because this is a furry yarn, there is a bit of a learning curve, but nothing that the novice can’t conquer! In fact, this blanket may be the easiest blanket I have ever designed. For this entire pattern we use just one stitch, and an easy one at that: the half double crochet.
This throw blanket has a decent amount of weight to it, but it is the softest, most luxurious blanket ever. It drapes beautifully, and is fun to work with as the faux fur glides through your fingers and onto your hook. It is almost cool to the touch.
With this yarn, I find it helps if you keep your tension a bit on the loose side.
Feel for the stitches instead of looking for them. (great for practicing speed and blind crocheting!)
It helps if you count stitches every few rows. Note that you can not count your stitches after the fact when crocheting with this yarn; it is simply too fuzzy to see. Counting for the duration of one row every few rows helps to ensure that you are not losing or gaining stitches. If you need to sneak another stitch in, or remove one, no one will ever know. Not even you. 😉
My son has attempted to confiscate this new faux fur throw for his own, but I’m not giving in!
9 hdc sts x 9 hdc rows = 4″ square
Gauge is hard to measure with this yarn. I personally thought that the throw ended up a bit narrow, so I added border rows (as instructed below) until I ran out of yarn. Easy peasy, and a great use for ALL of the yarn!
Approx. 48″ x 60″
Row 1: Ch-121, hdc in 2nd chain from hook an in each to end. (120)
Rows 2 – 135: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (120)
A border is absolutely not necessary with this pattern, but then again… why not use up the rest of the yarn? It will also help clean up any imperfections from dropping/adding stitches throughout the pattern itself.
Row 1: Ch-1, turn to work up row ends, hdc in each row end/stitch around entire blanket, placing 3hdc in each corner.
Continue adding rows around the outside of the blanket, stopping at ANY corner when you’ve reached the point that you don’t have enough yarn to complete another turn. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
That is it! This blanket is the easiest, most professional looking blanket I’ve made in a long time. I love the feel of the fabric and the weight of it, and the colors are simply perfection! Which color will you use for your Faux Fur Throw?