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fuzzy to brushed crochet tutorial

I know that some people, especially beginner crocheters, are a little scared of my fuzzy yarn patterns. And now that eyelash and novelty yarns aren’t as easy to find as they once were, I wanted to come up with an alternative to give my old patterns (pictured below) a new lease of life…

fuzzy crochet patterns by planetjune

And here it is: you can make them with regular yarn and brush them to make a fluffy animal like the sweet yellow Fuzzy Bear below!

Fuzzy Bears by planetjune, made with eyelash yarn and acrylic yarn (brushed)

And if that, by itself, isn’t enough information for you, I’ve written a whole tutorial on how to convert Fuzzy patterns to Brushed Crochet patterns. The tutorial also features a discussion on back loops only vs crocheting into both loops, and which side is the ‘right’ side when making amigurumi, so it’s worth checking out!

crocheting amigurumi, working from inside and outside

Continue to the Fuzzy to Brushed Crochet tutorial >>


  1. erika said

    Hi! Congratulations for your sweet amigurumis! lovely!!! :0))
    hugs, erika

  2. melissa said

    hi june!
    oh what a wonderful tutorial!
    thank you so much!
    πŸ™‚ melissa

  3. Michelle said

    Great Work!
    Thanks πŸ™‚

  4. Gabriela said

    Hello from Toronto,

    I love your fuzzy creatures! They are so lovely!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  5. Elizabeth said

    This little kitty that I made from your kitty pattern is brushed. I also used a thick, fuzzy yarn, but he looked much cuter after I brushed him out. πŸ™‚

  6. Serina said

    Loved the tutorial. You saved me a heck of a lot of grief. Really, thank you.

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