Eyelash yarn is a type of novelty yarn that is sometimes called "fun yarn" or "furry yarn" or "hairy yarn" because the appearance of the yarn is such that there are threads (eyelashes) coming off of the main body of the yarn strand. There are many different ways that you can use eyelash yarn, creating faux fur designs as well as textured, soft, creative crochet items. Use these free crochet patterns to begin making eyelash yarn items to incorporate into your own wardrobe.
This article has been edited and updated by Kathryn Vercillo.
01 of 05
Crochet a trendy women's scarf using eyelash yarn. It looks like a faux fur scarf with a little bit of sparkle. It adds a bit of glamour and whimsy as an accessory no matter what you are wearing with it.
The stitch used in this pattern is a variation of the V-stitch, which is a stitch that you can do as long as you know how to double crochet. This one is based on the crochet V-stitch in brick repeat. It is an easy pattern that works up quickly, so this is a great instant gratification... project.
This is a 32" long crochet scarf that is only about 8" across. You could always double the pattern if you wanted a nice thick crochet scarf for winter wear.
02 of 05
Here's a soft, stylish scarf for you to crochet. This one is a super easy crochet scarf that consists entirely of single crochet. Because of this, it's a great example of how changing your yarn can dramatically change your design. A basic traditional yarn worked in single crochet has a very straightforward look while eyelash yarn gives you a "hairy" design in the same stitch.
Although this is a simple crochet pattern, you might want to play around with eyelash yarn for awhile by... making some swatches before you work this pattern. That's because this furry yarn doesn't have great stitch definition so it can be a little tough to tell where the right stitch placement is when working the short stitch of single crochet. Work some double crochet stitches first to get a sense of how to work with this yarn.
03 of 05
This checkered scarf alternates eyelash yarn and solid yarn for an interesting textured look. The bright colors add to its eye appeal. This scarf would be cute for kids or teens, and adults can wear it as well.
This is a great crochet scarf for people who aren't sure if they like working with eyelash yarn or not. That's because as soon as you get frustrated with it, it's time to move on to the solid yarn, so you never get really tired of it even if it turns out that eyelash yarn... isn't really your thing.
The two tones that are used in the checkered design make this a great crochet pattern for sports events and other occasions when you have "team colors" to wear to show your support.
04 of 05
This is a variation on the above crochet scarf pattern, where you use eyelash yarn throughout the entire project rather than alternating between two different types of yarn. If you discover that you really enjoy working with eyelash yarn then you might have a lot of fun working with this colorful crochet pattern.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
05 of 05
How to Use Eyelash Yarn as a Detail on Crochet Patterns
Eyelash yarn can be used to create almost any full item, but it can also be used as a simple little detail that really adds style to your crochet work. Here are some examples of free crochet patterns that use fun fur as a small detail:
- Fun Fur Crochet Baby Boots free pattern by Yarnutopia. Any pair of baby booties would be a little more special with a bit of fun fur for detail.
- Furry Skirt on Crochet Doll Dress free crochet pattern by Linda Mary. This is a great detail for a doll design that... might inspire a women's crochet dress pattern in fun fur too!
- Sumac Afghan Square free crochet pattern. This is part of a sampler afghan by Rebecca Schnabel. The majority of the square is worked in regular yarn but there is fun fur for flower detail.
- Mini Christmas Stocking free crochet pattern by Nichola Squier. Add a little bit of fur to the top of your crochet Christmas stockings for just a little bit more fun.
- Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern free from Little Things Blogged. Eyelash yarn can be added to almost any amigurumi animal pattern where you need hair or fur. This one is an example of a bear.
Basically any detail where you might want fur can be accomplished using eyelash yarn crochet!