You’ve seen the faux fur coats all over the stores, so of course we want to make our own, right? This fur coat, or teddy bear coat, is easy and quick to make. It took me a while to design, but that doesn’t matter! Last year I made a fur vest (here) and had dreamed of one day tackling a coat. When Lion Brand reached out to me with an idea to make a fur coat, I was thrilled! Scroll down to see the free pattern below, or you may choose to purchase the ad-free, printable version from Etsy here or the kit from Lion Brand here.
Like I just mentioned, these coats are everywhere, from the expensive stores like Banana Republic and Anthropologie, to the less pricey places like Amazon and Target. Faux fur coat, teddy bear coat, call it what you will, but call it super soft and cozy for sure. Ha!
I made sure that this coat was long enough to keep us warm and wanted to include pockets for practical and cozy purposes. It can be casual or fancy, depending on the color you choose and the outfit you pair with it. While designing this piece, I had to frog the entire back panel and part of the front panel at one point. It’s always a fun little challenge to work with a unique yarn, and I realized I had made my jacket too large. While I wanted it to be comfortably oversized, I didn’t hope to look like marshmallow man. Ugh! However, I’m so thrilled with the final result and fit. Yay!
Let me get to the details of this softest ever, cozy jacket. 😉
How Do You See Your Stitches?
First, if you’re scared about being able to see your stitches, let me tell you. You can’t see your stitches. BUT, it’s not a problem! It was so easy for me to feel each stitch with my fingers. This sounds like it might be difficult, but you may be surprised! If you are scared to tackle a big project like this one right away, you could first try something small like my Faux Fur Headband (here) to make sure you’re good to go. Personally, I crocheted faster with this fur yarn than I do with many of the other regular yarns. Oh! You might also wonder if this yarn sheds. It does shed when you’re crocheting, but not terribly. It’s not near enough to stop me from using the yarn.
How Do You Make the Coat?
As is the case with most of my patterns, this is super simple. The construction of the jacket is very easy as you’ll make fairly basic shapes and seam them together. While this coat has more shaping than some of my other patterns, it’s totally worth it! You get that glorious collar and sleeves that fit just right. You will crochet this coat in three pieces. There’s a back panel, two front panels and sleeves are added at the end (they’re crocheted in rounds).
What Color Did You Use?
For my coat, I used the color Blonde Elk. This color gives the jacket a casual look which is my personal style and taste. Choose a bold, solid color for a more refined look if you’d like! I love ALL the color options of the Go For Faux.
Here’s a little throw-back photo. The time I used the color Pomeranian for my vest.
Shall we get to this pattern? First, let me show you some helpful photos so you can visualize how it’s made!
The printable version on Etsy (HERE) includes these helpful photos and diagrams as well. 😉 If you’re a Mamas Maker Member, your printable is waiting (HERE). Scroll down to view the free pattern!
You’d never guess, but this trendy coat is crocheted! The gorgeous faux fur is soft as can be and the flattering fit looks great on everyone. Featuring a wide collar and generous length, you’ll want to wear this cozy coat all winter long! Teddy Bear jackets and faux fur coats are super popular and so versatile. Dress it up for work or dress it down for a coffee break with friends. The simple pattern features basic stitches and minimal shaping. Enjoy!
US Size P, 11.5 mm crochet hook
(10, 11, 13, 14 skeins) Lion Brand Yarn Go For Faux (100 g/skein) in Blonde Elk
Pattern uses approximately (983 g, 1050 g, 1201 g, 1310 g)
Small, Medium, Large, XL
Please follow the key throughout the pattern according to the
size you are crocheting:
(S, M, L, XL)
Bust Circumference (approximate):
S – 36”
M – 40”
L – 44”
XL – 48”
S – 25”
M – 25”
L – 26”
XL – 26”
Sleeves Measurements (approximate):
Length: Approximately 17.5” all sizes
Approximate width at widest point at upper portion of sleeve: (”7.5, 8.5”, 9.5”, 10”)
Approximate circumference at widest point at upper portion of sleeve: (15”, 17”, 19”, 20”)
Approximate width at narrowest point at end of sleeve: (5.5”, 6.5”, 7.5”, 8”)
Abbreviations & Skills:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together (decrease)
Approximately 6.5 stitches & just over 6.5 rows of single crochet in 4” x 4” Adjust hook size to obtain correct gauge if needed.
This coat is crocheted by making a rectangular back panel and two lightly shaped front panels. The pieces are then seamed and sleeves are added. Sleeves are crocheted by picking up the yarn at the arm openings and crocheting in continuous rounds. The upper portion of the collar is crocheted onto the coat once the panels are assembled. Because it is difficult to see the stitches, you may choose to weave in your ends once you’ve completely finished the piece. In case any adjustments are necessary, this will help you to find the ends of the yarn. Feel for your stitches in order to count stitches. See photos for additional assistance with collar, assembly and seaming.
Back Panel of Coat (worked from bottom – up)
Ch (30, 33, 36, 39)
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across the row (29, 32, 35, 38)
Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc in 2nd st from hook and in each st across the row (29, 32, 35, 38)
Repeat row 2 for 28 more rows for all sizes (piece should measure approximately 18”). Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
Next, you will work the center (27, 30, 33, 36) stitches only to make a “notch” on each side where the arm openings will be. To do so, pick up yarn in 2nd st from end. (See Picture of Back Panel for additional help)
Row 1 Sc in same st and in each st across to 2nd st from opposite end. Work into 2nd st from end. (27, 30, 33, 36)
Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across the row (27, 30, 33, 36)
Repeat row 2 until this arm opening portion only measures (7.5”, 8.5”, 9.5”, 10”). Tie off and weave in ends.
Entire length of back panel should measure approximately (25.5”, 26.5”, 27.5”, 28”)
Front Panels (make 2) (worked from bottom up and all panels are reversible)
Ch (17, 19, 21, 23)
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across the row (16, 18, 20, 22)
Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across the row (16, 18, 20, 22)
Rows 3 – 28 Repeat row 2 for all sizes (piece should measure approximately 17”).
Increase – Front Collar Panel Shaping
Row 29 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across to last st, 2sc in last st of row (17, 19, 21, 23)
Row 30 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across the row
Next, you will make a “notch” for the arm opening on one side while continuing to increase on the opposite side. Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
Next, pick up yarn in 2nd stitch from end where you just tied off.
Row 31 Sc in same st and in each st across to last st, 2sc in last st of row (17, 19, 21, 23)
Row 32 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across the row (17, 19, 21, 23)
Row 33 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across to last st, 2sc in last st of row (18, 20, 22, 24)
Row 34 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across the row (18, 20, 22, 24)
Row 35 Ch 1 , turn, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st of row (19,21,23,25)
Row 36 Ch1, turn, sc in each st across the row (19,21,23,25)
Row 37 Ch 1, turn, sc in each of the next (12, 14, 16, 18) sts
Repeat row 37 (all sizes) until arm opening is approximately (7.5”, 8.5”, 9.5”, 10”) and entire piece measures the same length as back panel. Tie off and weave in ends.
Assembly & Sleeves
Place two front panels directly on top of back panel, with the shaped collars on the inside and outer edges aligned (see photos).
Seam the shoulders with a whip stitch.
Seam Sides and Create Arm Openings
Seam each side with a whip stitch from the bottom-up. Leave arm openings that are approximately (7.5”, 8.5”, 9.5”, 10”) wide.
Sleeves are crocheted in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch to join at the end of each round.
Important – Mark the first stitch of each round
Attach yarn to bottom of arm opening.
Round 1 Sc evenly around the arm opening (25, 28, 31, 33)
Row 2 Repeat row 1
Row 3 Sc2tog, sc in each st around (24, 27, 30, 32)
Repeat rows 1 – 3, in that order, until sleeve is approximately 17.5” long. The stitch count will decrease by one stitch every third row. Count stitches to ensure decreasing is correct.
Repeat this pattern for the second sleeve
Once the sleeve has reached 17.5” or your desired length, finish the last stitch of row by skipping a stitch and slip stitching into the next stitch. Tie off and weave in ends.
Attach yarn to upper collar area, just above the widest part of the front panel (see picture). Crocheting from one side to the opposite side, work approximately 8 rows of single crochet stitches or until desired size is reached. Tie off and weave in ends.
You may find that the collar needs secured with a length of faux fur where the Upper Collar meets the Front Panel. If it appears to stretch apart, secure it with a length of yarn, knot and weave in ends. Next, tie down collar in order to hold in place (if desired) with a small length of yarn on each side. Weave in ends.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd st from hook and in each st across the row (11 sts)
Row 2 Ch1, turn, sc in 2nd st from hook and in each st across the row (11 sts)
Repeat row 2 until piece measures approximately 5.5” long. Tie off and weave in ends.
With a length of yarn, whip stitch each pocket to the lower front panels, leaving the top of each pocket open. Weave in ends.
Optional: Add two to three large buttons on the front to close the coat when worn.
That’s it! Enjoy your beautiful new faux fur coat!
That’s it! Enjoy your beautiful new faux fur coat!
If you make one, I’d love to see it!
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This post sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn. All opinions are 100% my own.