How to Crochet a Pillow with Boa Yarn - dummies

How to Crochet a Pillow with Boa Yarn

By Susan Brittain

This crocheted boa pillow is fluffy and cuddly. To crochet this pillow, you use boa yarn — a very short, thick eyelash yarn with a strong base thread. With this project, you get to practice sewing pieces together, and at the same time create a pillow that rivals many that you see in stores — and at a fraction of the price.


Here are this project’s materials and vital statistics:

  • Yarn: Bernat “Boa” bulky-weight fur yarn (100% polyester), Article # 164081 (1.75 oz. [50 g], 71 yds [65 m] each ball): 6 balls of #81206 Toucan

  • Hook: Crochet hook size K-10 1/2 U.S. or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Yarn needle

  • Pillow form: 16 in. x 16 in.

  • Measurements: 16 in. wide x 16 in. long

  • Gauge: 10 sc = 4 1/4 in.; 10 rows = 4 in.

  • Stitches used: Chain stitch (ch), single crochet (sc)

Count the stitches as you go so you don’t inadvertently drop any, and pretty soon you’ll be moving right along:

  1. Follow this stitch pattern:

    Foundation chain: Ch 43.

    Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (42 sc), turn.

    Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across (42 sc), turn.

    Rep Row 2 until piece measures 16 in. from beg. Fasten off.

  2. Repeat Step 1 to create the other side of the pillow.

  3. Thread your yarn needle with a length of yarn approximately 24 in. long.

  4. With the right sides of the front and back facing each other, sew the pieces together using the whipstitch around three sides.

    Match stitches across each edge.

  5. Turn right side out.

  6. Insert pillow form between 2 pieces.

  7. Sew remaining side closed.