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Lion Brand Fun Fur Yarn

Eyelash Yarn for Crocheting and Other Crafts

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Lion Brand Fun Fur Eyelash Yarn

Here are two balls of Lion Brand eyelash yarn. On the left is Fun Fur Prints in the Citrus color; on the right is Turquoise colored Fun Fur.

Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

"Fun Fur" is the name of Lion Brand's fluffy eyelash yarn. You can use this yarn for crocheting, knitting and many other crafts.

Fun Fur has already been reviewed many times on the Internet, but knitters wrote the majority of the reviews. In my opinion, this yarn is easier to knit with than it is to crochet with, so knitters' reviews won't necessarily tell the crocheter everything (s)he needs to know.

Here's my assessment of the yarn, written from a crocheter's point of view.

Specifications

  • Fiber Content: 100% Polyester

  • Yarn Weight: Bulky

  • Suggested Crochet Hook Size: K-10.5 (6.5 mm.)

  • Gauge: 12 single crochet and 14 rows per 4 inches on size K hook

  • Yardage: Solids - 64 yards in a 50 gram ball; Prints - 57 yards in a 40 gram ball.

  • Color Palette: 44 different colors are available; the colors are a good mix of solids, stripes and prints.

  • Care Instructions: Machine wash in warm water. Tumble dry on the gentlest possible setting. You can dry clean the item if you prefer. Bleaching and ironing are not recommended.

  • Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $4.99 per ball

  • Where to Buy Fun Fur Yarn: Visit the manufacturer's site, or compare prices.

Look and Feel

The name "Fun Fur" is appropriate; fabric crocheted with this yarn does have a fun, furry appearance.

Most of the available colors are tasteful. There are a few bright color combinations that would best be used in moderation or combined with other colors, unless you want to be mistaken for a circus clown when you wear your completed project.

The yarn feels soft and wearable, but there's no mistaking that it's polyester. If you don't like synthetic fibers, this is not the yarn for you.

Pros and Cons

The Best Things:

  • Fun, trendy, playful look
  • Soft and wearable
  • Outstanding color palette
  • Versatile
  • Machine washable
  • For the most part, no one will see your mistakes with this yarn. (You probably won't even see them, although perhaps that is more of a "con" than a "pro".)
  • Easy to locate- you can buy Fun Fur at many different craft stores, including Joann.

The Downsides:

  • Feels synthetic
  • Difficult to unravel, so fixing mistakes is a challenge
  • Difficult to see stitches when crocheting
  • If you're used to crocheting with ordinary wool or acrylic, this yarn might seem chaotic in comparison.

Color Palette:

This yarn has been available for many years; over the years, colors have come and gone. Generally speaking, this yarn has been available in a wide range of colors, including solid colors, prints, and self-striping yarn colors. The photo on this page shows examples of both a solid and a print. You can visit the manufacturer's website to see the colors that are currently available.

Suggestions

  • If you use this yarn on its own, stick closely to the recommended hook size. Technically, this yarn could be crocheted using a smaller hook, but I wouldn't recommend doing that unless you have time and patience to spare.

    I tried making a swatch of single crochet with a size G hook, just to see what would happen. The result was a dense, furry fabric that was quite pretty, but it wasn't worth the effort, in my opinion. It was challenging (bordering on impossible) to see the stitches. I gave up on that experiment pretty quickly.

  • Try pairing this yarn with other yarns by holding 2 strands of yarn together and crocheting. If you do that, choose a larger hook that can accommodate both yarns.

  • It's hard to see your stitches when you crochet with this yarn. If you lose track of your stitch count, don't panic. Believe it or not, there is a way to count how many stitches and rows you have. The trick is holding the work up to a light source. A sunny window is ideal for this. With the sun shining through your project, you should then be able to count your stitches.

  • You could use this yarn to make stuffed toys, scarves, boas, wraps, handbags, hats, rugs, garments, pillows, or trim. There are plenty of other creative ways to use it as well.

Free Crochet Patterns Using Fun Fur Yarn:

See Also: eyelash yarn reviews

User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
Great for Trim, Member carolhoughtaling

I used an N hook and the Fun Fur to trim several ruffled scarfs that were given for Christmas presents in December. I coordinated the Fun Fur color with Lion Brand's Homespun yarn and they were a big hit. I agree on not using a smaller than K hook - it is very difficult to see the stitches and it is practically impossible to pull them out once they're in. That being said, because this is an eyelash yarn, mistakes are also hard to detect. I used a smaller hook to pull out (or fluff up) the eyelash threads after I finished crocheting - they tend to get stuck and the scarves looked better when I did that. I think it adds a lot as trim - I would probably not make a garment with it.

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