How to Make a Crochet Fanny Pack with Faux Fur

The Go For Faux Pouch is finally here! This pouch is insanely easy and quick using just one ball of Go For Faux by Lion Brand Yarn. Having such a functional accessory with this much spunk is a for sure conversation starter (tried and tested!) Before we dive in, I just want to share a little history and inspiration behind the Go For Faux Pouch.

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Our Maker Life 2019

Last July I attend the Our Maker Life 2019 event in our very own Calgary! For those of you who do not know yet, I have moved from Hawaii to Calgary, paradise to a winter wonderland! As you all know, OML has some serious swag! This year we were spoiled by Jimmy Beans Wool, Koigu, and our fabulous Lion Brand Yarn fam among many many others! HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE MAKERS WHO CONTRIBUTED!!! Okay, okay, give me a second to get back down to earth, I am reminiscing way too much about the event now.

Any who, Lion Brand Yarn contributed quite a lot for the event (another reason why they are just amazing!) including a ball of Go For Faux yarn. I honestly have been wanting to play around with this yarn for quite some time now but have not got the chance being it so hot in Hawaii for such a bulky yarn. So when this goodie came in the OML swag bag I was over the moon excited to try it.

Inspiration Strikes!

With the chilly brrrr months coming up, I thought it would be the perfect time to make a cute and functional accessory with this yarn. In designing I always like to consider if it reflects my personal style and how I can make good use of it in my day-to-day life. This time I wanted to make a one skein wonder just because, well, that’s all I had. Haha

The Go For Faux Pouch is made with one ball of Lion Brand Yarn’s Go for Faux yarn, a snap, a buckle, and a belt. You can definitely make your own strap if you want to and use a button instead of a snap if you do not have access to these extra materials. So are you ready? Let’s go!

The Go For Faux Pouch


  • One ball of Lion Brand Yarn Go for Faux (I used Chinchilla)
  • 8mm crochet hook (did you know Lion Brand has their own set of crochet hooks? Find them here)
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1″ Belting/Strapping (I would have preferred to use a wider one however this is all I could find at the moment)
  • Parachute Buckle (make sure it is the same size as your belt/strap
  • Purse Snap


Note: Working with specialty yarn may be tricky and requires the maker to be familiar with feeling for stitches.


Ch 13

Row 1: Sc into second ch from hook, sc into next 11 sts (12 sts)

Row 2-27: ch 1 (counts as 1 st) , sc into next 11 sts (12 sts)

Row 28: sc2tog, sc into next 8 sts, sc2tog (10 sts)

Row 29: sc2tog, sc into next 6 sts, sc2tog (8 sts)

Row 30: sc2tog, sc into next 4 sts, sc2tog (6 sts) 

Row 31: sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog (4 sts)

Fasten off

go for faux pouch body
Side Panels

Begin with a long tail, at least approximately 10″ long. Ch 8

Row 1: sc into 2 ch from hook, sc into next 6 sts (7 sts)

Row 2 and 3: ch 1, sc into next 6 sts (7 sts)

Fasten off. Make one more.

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Back feed attachment

Begin with a long tail approximately 10″ long. Ch 11

Row 1: sc into second ch from hook, sc into next 9 sts (10 sts)

Row 2-3: ch 1, sc into next 9 sts (10 sts)

Fasten off with long tail 10″

go for faux pouch back feed attachment
  1. Using the tail from the side panel, align with the straight end of the body.
  2. Sew around the side panel, leaving the top portion open. Repeat with opposite side.
  3. Position the back feed attachment to align with the middle portion of the back of the pouch and top of the side panels.
  4. Using the long tail on the top, sew across. Repeat this on the bottom.
  5. Attach your snap accordingly, make sure to follow the instructions for your specific snap. The brilliant thing with this yarn is it is so fuzzy it goes and covers the wrong sides of the snap on its own!
  6. Feed your belt strap through the back attachment and adjust length accordingly. Follow the steps provided to you on your buckle to properly attach buckle to strap. I used my sewing machine just to secure the buckle, but this is totally up to you! If you do not have a sewing machine, no biggie 🙂
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And there you have it! Super simple yet classy new pouch to add to your ! Wasn’t that quick? Now time to make a dozen more for everyone in your circle! Remember to take a picture and tag @knitsandknotsbyame on IG, I would love to see you rock your new Go For Faux Pouch!

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