Thank you so much to everyone for all the love you showed my first faux fur yarn project: Kaya Koala. So many people were excited to get started on making a crochet koala of their very own but some found using the faux fur yarn a bit intimidating. As a result, I started a YouTube channel and launched my very first YouTube Video sharing my top tips for working with faux fur yarn. I designed my Crochet Koala Keychain as a starter project for those that may be nervous about crocheting with faux fur yarn. It’s small and quick and helps you get the feel of what it’s like to create an amigurumi type project with faux fur yarn.
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For my Crochet Koala Keychain project, I have used Fable Fur yarn from We Crochet (crochet.com) in the colour Kuma to create a mini crochet koala head to be used as a keychain. If you leave out the keychain attachments, you could even use it as a pompom on a child’s hat.
The tools you’ll need to complete this project are 14 yards of faux fur yarn, a small amount of worsted weigh yarn in black, large eye tapestry needle, scissors, a pair of safety eyes, a small amount of polyester stuffing, a split ring and a keychain attachment. These whip up so quickly and are honestly, a little addictive to make. I was able to get 5 of these adorable little guys from one skein of yarn.
If you’re nervous about working with fur yarns, check out my video below and get my tips for working with this kind of product.
Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarn
Ready to get started using faux fur yarns? Here are some free crochet patterns that I have available on my site to get you started:
- Taran Tarantula
- Kaya Koala
- Flikka Flamingo
- Crochet Christmas Gnome Free Pattern: Gnorman the Gnome
- Salty the Seal (and her seal babies)
- Seth the Sloth
- Otis the Owl
- Baby Owl Crochet Tree Ornament
- Crochet Animal Ears Headband Free Pattern
- Crochet Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern
- Polar Bear Crochet Tree Ornament Free Pattern
Crochet Koala Keychain – Free Crochet Pattern
- U.S. Terminology
- 5.5 mm Furls Crochet Hook <– Save 15% on Furls Crochet by shopping through this link and using the code LOOPYLAMB15 at the checkout
- 3.5mm Furls Crochet Hook
- 14 yards/13 m (11g/0.4oz) of Fable Fur in Kuma
- 0.7 yards/0.6m of Knitpicks Brava Worsted in Black
- 2 – 10mm Black Safety Eyes
- Polyester Stuffing
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Marker
- 1 – 12mm Split Ring
- 1 – Keychain
- CH = Chain
- ST = Stitch
- SL ST = Slip Stitch
- MC = Magic Circle
- SC = Single Crochet
- SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
- SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
- FO = Finish Off
- Approximately 2.5” tall
- Not vital to project
- The head is worked with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur.
- Pieces are worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise noted.
Check out the Video Tutorial for this Pattern:
Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Rounds 3 – 5: SC around (12) – Place safety eyes in Row 4 with 2 sts between them. Add stuffing.
Round 6: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
FO leaving a long tail to sew up the hole and sew on your split ring. Add a bit more stuffing and sew up the hole. Sew the split ring to the top of the head. Weave in ends.
Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in black and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the face. Sew onto face and weave in ends.
Ears (Make two)
Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6) Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.
FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the head. Sew each ear onto either side of head and weave in ends.
The fur may cover up the eyes a bit so take a sharp pair of scissors and trim the fur around the face so they are easier to see.
Attach Keychain to split ring and you’re all finished!
Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com. Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form or claim this pattern as your own original design. Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.
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I hope you enjoyed making your own crochet koala keychain! If you liked this pattern you may enjoy some of my other free amigurumi patterns: Kaya Koala, Buttons The Bunny Free Crochet Along, Clawdia Cat, Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhal and Penny the Bunny Cactus. You can find all my free crochet patterns listed HERE./>