Are you participating in our Summit Slipper Socks Crochet Along? Well we are! We were able to get about 12 team members from WeCrochet and Knit Picks to stitch along with us, so we’re here to show off their handiwork.
First of all, if you haven’t joined but would like to, you can either post in the comments of the CAL Blog Post, or right here in this one! We also talk about it each Wednesday at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET in our Facebook Live, so join us there if you have questions or want to show off your project.
At the top of this post, you’ll see progress from two of our team members who chose the Green & Grey Kit.
The full pair was crocheted by our Outreach Director, Stacey. She claims to have never followed a crochet pattern but we don’t believe her after seeing this! (Also, you can check out some crochet patterns she has written herself!)
And, we have a couple people who chose the Pink & Pink Slipper Kits. These were made by Liz L., our new photographer (who just started crocheting but she’s taking off like wildfire!), and Hillary, our Creative Director.
Summit Slipper Socks will keep your feet cozy during lazy weekend mornings. A textured lattice detail is crocheted with post stitches at the top of the foot, and a wide faux-fur cuff around the ankle adds a touch of luxury.
Slipper is worked in unjoined rounds from the toe up, then worked in turned rows to form the sides of foot and heel. Heel is sewn together and cuff is added around the ankle opening.
In this special BONUS EPISODE of the WeCrochet Podcast, Sara and Heather offer a look at the behind the scenes of how crochet designs get to WeCrochet. Sara and Producer Sarah talk about adding ribbing to Producer Sarah’s Brava Beanie. Lastly Heather and Regan continue their discussion of Fable Fur by diving into how people have actually used it in their crochet projects.
We’ve noticed a distinct trend this fall: crochet with faux fur yarn! Maybe we’re just noticing it because we love our fantastic faux fur yarn: Fable Fur, but we think faux fur crochet is here to stay! Faux fur yarn is a natural choice for fall and winter crochet because it’s so touchable and warm.
Many of our crochet friends are working with faux fur yarn, so we’ve collected all those projects for you to check out below. But first…
About Fable Fur:
A luxuriously soft faux-fur effect yarn, Fable Fur is perfect for bringing a touch of elegance and snuggly softness to your latest projects. Add a stylish trim to your next accessory, or work up a gorgeous wrap or afghan exclusively in this premium, 100% polyester yarn. What makes it premium? This grade of polyester holds it’s shape well and doesn’t shrink. Projects will work up fast at this super bulky weight, so you’ll have a menagerie of cozy accessories and home décor projects in no time!
Faux Fur Crochet Projects
We’ve been so excited and pleased by all the wonderful designs we’ve seen in Fable Fur! Check out some of our favorites:
Mika Vest by Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts
The Mika Vest is a festive hooded faux fur crochet vest pattern, the perfect piece to bring opulence and fun to your winter outfits. Designed by Toni Lipsey, this garment features special touches like generous pockets, cozy hood, and shaping on the armhole opening to give a comfortable fit.
Fur-Ever Infinity Scarf by Ashlea Konecny of Heart Hook Home
Ashlea Konecny is one of our favorite crocheters, and she used Fable Fur to crochet the Fur-Ever Fur Infinity Scarf. You just need three skeins of Fable Fur (Ashlea used the Kuma colorway) to make the scarf. Then you will have enough left over to make ear warmers or several pom-poms.
Here’s another reason to love her: she shared 4 ways to make pom-poms, including instructions for how to crochet pom-poms using our Fable Fur.
“Faux Sho” Fur Boot Cuffs
If you have a partial skein of Fable Fur, you have enough yarn to make Heart Hook Home’s “Faux Sho” Fur Boot Cuffs.
Where did these cuffs get their cute name? Ashlea writes: The “Faux Sho” Fur Boot Cuffs are the latest in my pun-filled adventures. I hope you love them and that the name gives you a giggle each time you put them on. “Am I wearing my Faux Fur boot cuffs today? FO SHO I am!”
Bonus Project: Fable Fur Hood
I worked up a quick and simple faux fur hood using Fable Fur, with the free pattern available over at my blog.
What do you think? Are you ready to crochet Fable Fur? Show us your projects and let us know if you have tried it in the comments!