Knit or Crochet a Custom Boucle Pillow Front
Boucle Pillow Front
Boucle textiles are a big trend in home decor right now. Since we’re featuring a boucle yarn in this month’s YarnYAY! box, what better time to play with bringing a little bit of it into our living spaces? In this tutorial, I offer a simple recipe for creating a knit or crochet boucle pillow front for any decorative pillow. Here’s to bringing some warmth into the room!
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bou·clé /bo͞oˈklā/yarn with a looped or curled ply, or a woven fabric created with that type of yarn.
Customize Your Own Cozy Boucle Pillow Front
Make the Boucle Pillow Front
This pillow front is knit in Garter Stitch using Knit Collage Serenity and on Size U.S. 10/6 mm needles. If you’re using a different yarn, simply swatch in your chosen yarn, and measure your stitch gauge. Row gauge is not important for this project.
Knit Pillow Front Formula: Your pillow size width x 2.75 stitches per inch = number of stitches to cast on.
Using the above formula, CO appropriate number of stitches (ex. If I have a 12″ wide pillow, then I multiply 12 x 2.75 = 33 sts).
Knit every row until the piece measures the height of your chosen pillow.
This pillow front is crocheted in half-double crochet (hdc) using Knit Collage Serenity and on Size J/6 mm hook. If you’re using a different yarn, simply swatch in your chosen yarn, and measure your stitch gauge. Row gauge is not important for this project.
Crochet Pillow Front Formula: Your pillow size width x 2.5 stitches per inch = number of stitches to chain (ch) or foundation half-double crochet (Fhdc).
Using the above formula, ch or Fhdc the appropriate number of stitches.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch fr hook, and every ch to end. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts ad hdc), hdc in next st and every st to end.
Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures the height of your chosen pillow.
FINISHING (Both Versions)
Weave in ends.
Lay piece over the front of pillow. Using a sewing needle and coordinating thread, whip stitch boucle pillow front to pillow.