More Fun Fur!

The camera didn’t capture the STELLAR colors of those skeins, unfortunately…the blue (Bright Blue) is just that – bright! And the variegated (Citrus) puts me in mind of mermaids…At any rate, the two colors are going into a scarf like the Raspberry and Confetti yarns I used before. 🙂 These skeins I got on the current Jo-Ann sale of four for $10!!

Fun Fur scarf

I finished my Fun Fur scarf on Monday night! 🙂

It is six feet long:

I fold it in half so I can put the ends through the loop.
Goes really well with a white coat. 🙂 (BTW, I borrowed the coat from Margaret.)
This scarf was made crocheting with two strands of Fun Fur at once; so it took four skeins – basically, two skeins for the length and two more for the thickness. It’s good and stretchy, almost as well as if it were knitted. It’s just like the one I saw at Macy’s. 😉

Fun Fur and the Future

Before Christmas when I went shopping at Macy’s, I found this scarf…It was about seven feet long and eight inches wide, and I figured it was knitted with double-strands of Fun Fur (or Cello). It cost $40. No, I didn’t buy it – but I did get a good idea for making a FUN scarf like that for MUCH less than $40.

This week, all the yarn at Jo-Ann Fabrics is on sale, so when we went today, I picked up four skeins of Fun Fur! They were $2.99 apiece, from $3.99 – not bad, considering. But that’s a total of $12 for who-knows-how-long the scarf will end up being.

The other thing I needed to think about before actually buying the yarn was how I was going to make the scarf. Knitted scarves are much more drapey and stretchy than crocheted ones. If you know me well, you know I don’t like to knit – I like to crochet. But I was going to try to pick up knitting again for this scarf anyway. But then I was flipping through a fashion crochet book and read that knitting is so drapey and stretchy because it picks up only one loop while crochet picks up two. So the answer is to work in the back loop only – PERFECT!! So I’m going to crochet this scarf! 😀



~The frogs on Elinor’s spencer jacket~


The button
The hook

Pattern: The frog enclosures from “Chinese Jacket”, from Leisure Arts’ book The Best Book of Crochet.

The instructions weren’t very clear on how to make the button itself, but I got it figured out so it at least will stay in the hook. 🙂

Elinor didn’t want to buy frogs from Jo-Ann’s, so she asked me to make some. I was REALLY glad I had this pattern in one of my books already! 😛