Crochet Faux Fur Pom Pom with Lion Brand Go For Faux Yarn

Go For Faux Pom Pom Crochet Pattern

What if I told you that you can make washable, no-sew faux fur pom poms with just your crochet hook in about 15 minutes? Sounds awesome, right?! Faux fur pom poms are so hot right now, and they are hard to find for an affordable price. So Lion Brand Yarn has saved the day with their new “Go For Faux” yarn. It is so soft and fluffy, and as you can see from the photos below, it makes excellent faux fur pom poms perfect for adding the finishing touch to all your crocheted or knitted hats! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.

Faux fur pom poms are so hot right now, and they are hard to find for an affordable price. So Lion Brand Yarn has saved the day with their new  “Go For Faux”  yarn. It is so soft and fluffy, and it makes excellent faux fur pom poms perfect for adding the finishing touch to all your crocheted or knitted hats! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.

Washable, No-Sew Faux Fur Pom Poms

I don’t know about you, but I’m not the best of friends with my sewing machine. I can sew well enough when I need to, but it doesn’t bring me the same relaxation that crocheting does (in fact my husband makes sure he is in a different room if I ever take my sewing machine out. Ha!). I know I could buy faux fur and sew poms, but the idea of that just doesn’t appeal to me.

Sometimes I buy my poms (see my favorite seller on Etsy here) but if you want a lot of faux fur poms for selling/gifting your items that can get kind of spendy! So when Lion Brand released this new Go For Faux yarn, I KNEW I had to try making some faux fur poms with it and I’m loving the results! I love that this yarn is washable (though I haven’t tried personally washing it myself - that may be an experiment and follow up post for a later day). I don’t know about you, but I like to wash my hats every once in a while, and taking off a pom pom isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

I also love that this yarn comes in 8 different colors! It gives you the option to make poms for any project pallet, and having one of each color on hand would ensure you always have the supplies to make the perfect pom for your project. I personally started with ‘Bear’ and ‘Chinchilla’. I was pleasantly surprised to see that these two colorways even had slightly different textures - I wasn’t expecting that!

Faux fur pom poms are so hot right now, and they are hard to find for an affordable price. So Lion Brand Yarn has saved the day with their new  “Go For Faux”  yarn. It is so soft and fluffy, and it makes excellent faux fur pom poms perfect for adding the finishing touch to all your crocheted or knitted hats! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.

Working with Go For Faux - Impressions, Tips and Tricks

I worked up these pom poms using the two different colors and in two different sizes. Bear is pictured in the photo above in the extra large size and Chinchilla is pictured below in the large size. Here are my takeaways after working with this yarn:

  • I love, love, loooooove the texture of the Chinchilla colorway it is so light and fluffy, and it didn’t shed at all when I was working with it - major bonus!

  • The Bear colorway shed quite a bit while I was working with it and isn’t as fluffy. I absolutely love the white tipped brown color of it and the texture when it is worked up is quite pretty!

  • This is definitely a yarn you have to work with “by feel”. You will not be able to see your stitches. For this reason, I used a moderate tension - tight enough so that the pom holds its shape and will hold stuffing if you opt to stuff it, but loose enough that finding stitches isn’t hard.

  • I’m usually a stitch marker rebel and don’t use them too often, but I definitely recommend it for this yarn! It will help you to know exactly where each round starts.

  • You don’t have to stuff these with poly-fil, but you certainly can. The large sized pom holds its shape quite well and I did not stuff those. The extra large size is a bit flimsy without stuffing. If you plan on these poms being washed, I would recommend little to no stuffing for drying purposes.

  • When you are weaving in your ends, use a blunt tipped or plastic yarn needle. I promise it will make your life easier!

  • To connect these to a hat or other project, simply take a strand of worsted weight yarn and tie it on the bottom of your pom pom leaving long tails for tying. Use those tails to tie the pom onto your hat or other project.

Faux fur pom poms are so hot right now, and they are hard to find for an affordable price. So Lion Brand Yarn has saved the day with their new  “Go For Faux”  yarn. It is so soft and fluffy, and it makes excellent faux fur pom poms perfect for adding the finishing touch to all your crocheted or knitted hats! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.

Lion Brand ‘Go For Faux’ Faux Fur Pom Poms - a free crochet pattern

Love the Snow Drops Slouch Hat in the picture above? Find the  free pattern in 4 sizes here!

Love the Snow Drops Slouch Hat in the picture above? Find the free pattern in 4 sizes here!

Supplies:


Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • ch: chain

  • sl st: slip stitch

  • SC: single crochet

  • SC2Tog: single crochet two together

Video Tutorials To Help You Get Started:

I have’t updated this video to be right handed yet - sorry! If you want a right handed tutorial you can certainly browse YouTube here.

Gauge

Gauge isn’t particularly important for this project. I used a moderate tension.

Finished Size:  

  • Large Pom = 4”

  • Extra Large Pom = 4.5”

Pattern Notes

  • Chain stitches at the beginning of rows/rounds do not count as a stitch

  • The end of each round is joined to the first stitch of the round with a sl st.

How to Crochet Faux Fur Pom Poms using Lion Brand Go For Faux Yarn

Large Size

Start with a Magic Circle

Round 1: ch 1, work 5 SC into your magic circle and pull tight. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (5)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 SC in each stitch around. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (10)

Round 3: ch 1, *2 SC in the first st, SC in the next st, repeat from * around. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (15)

Round 4-5: ch 1, SC in each stitch around. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (15)

Round 6: ch 1, *SC2Tog, SC in the next st, repeat from * around. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (10)

Round 7: ch 1, SC2Tog around. Attach to the fist st of the round with a sl st. (5)

Tie off yarn leaving a long tail. If desired, stuff your pom pom with polyfil. Using the tail and a yarn needle, weave back and forth between the stitches in Round 7 and pull to cinch shut. Tie off yarn and weave in ends. Tie a 12” piece of worsted weight yarn to the bottom of your pom pom and use this to attach it to your project.

Extra Large Size

Start with a Magic Circle

Round 1: ch 1, work 6 SC into your magic circle and pull tight. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (6)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 SC in each stitch around. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (12)

Round 3: ch 1, *2 SC in the first st, SC in the next st, repeat from * around. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (18)

Round 4-5: ch 1, SC in each stitch around. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (18)

Round 6: ch 1, *SC2Tog, SC in the next st, repeat from * around. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (12)

Round 7: ch 1, SC2Tog around. Attach to the fist st of the round with a sl st. (6)

Tie off yarn leaving a long tail. If desired, stuff your pom pom with polyfil. Using the tail and a yarn needle, weave back and forth between the stitches in Round 7 and pull to cinch shut. Tie off yarn and weave in ends. Tie a 12” piece of worsted weight yarn to the bottom of your pom pom and use this to attach it to your project.



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