This post is very early and I will add to it if anyone else has any projects next week, but with the holiday almost upon us, I figured I’d put this up early.
My project is a quick and dirty furry beard. This beard is adult sized and I made it a long time ago but have not tried making adjustments for smaller sizes. I may do that at a future time. I know there are a lot of beards and bearded hats already out there, but this is the one I came up with and I figured I’d post it now because I had planned to anyway and a friend was looking for one.
Quick and Dirty Furry Beard
This pattern is my property and is not to be copied or reposted. It should remain free and finished objects made from it may be sold. Credit must be given to me as the designer.
Copyright 2012 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved
Fun Fur in desired color (darker colors work best)
Matching worsted weight yarn
Size I Hook
Elastic cord – clear is best but it will be covered by ears and hat for the most part. You may also use a button at either end of the beard instead of elastic cord. As long as the hat used with the beard is loosely crocheted or knitted enough, the buttons can be pushed through in almost any area, making it a perfect fit for just about any adult. This is how I made it most recently for someone who wasn’t around so I couldn’t be sure the beard would fit. I also made him a crocheted hat to use with it and it worked out perfectly!
1 – Holding yarn and fun fur together, chain 33. SC in back bump of 2nd chain from hook and across (32). Chain 1 and turn.
2 – Increase in first SC, SC across and increase in last SC (34). Chain 1 and turn.
3 – Repeat Row 2 (36). Chain 1 and turn.
4 – SC across (36). Chain 1 and turn.
5 – Decrease, SC across, decrease over last two SC (34). Chain 1 and turn.
6 – SC in 13, Chain 12, Skip 8 SC, SC in last 13. Chain 1 and turn.
7 – Decrease, SC 11, decrease over next 2 chains, SC in next 2 chains, decrease twice, SC in next 2 chains, decrease over last 2 chains, SC next 11, decrease. FO.
Cut two equal lengths out of the elastic cord, long enough to attach to side of beard and go around and behind ears. Weave one length into each side of beard and tie into loop. Hide knots in beard. Or, use matching or invisible thread and sew a button on each end of the beard.
Finish by weaving in all ends. You may wish to trim some fur away from the mouth hole, but I would still recommend removing the beard for eating!
EDITED TO ADD FELLOW YARNDANGOER’S POSTS AND TO ADD BUTTON OPTION FOR BEARD
Amazing Amiguruthi posted a fabulous free pattern this week. Honestly I wasn’t sure anyone would with all the craziness before the holidays, but again, Ruthi IS amazing and she DID. And I’m extremely partial to her project for obvious reasons.