Just popping into your feeds today to show you what’s been on my hook lately.
When I was at Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago, I found myself in the yarn aisle (obviously), and noticed they had quite a few colourways of the Bernat Velvet in stock. One of those colourways was a gorgeous deep blue colour called “Velveteal” (I mean, can you even think of a better yarn colour name??) and it was totally calling my name. I have an accent chair at home in almost the same colour and I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of skeins to make a cushion. I had not worked with velvet yarn before so I was excited to see how it worked up, being so soft and luxurious!
I went with the Crafty Boho Pillow pattern from A Crafty Concept. It was such a fun pattern and I love the result! You can find the pattern free on Ashley’s blog.
I did make a couple of minor modifications due to the yarn size. The Bernat Velvet is a bulky (size 5) yarn, whereas the pattern calls for a worsted weight with 3.5mm hook. I sized up my hook to a 4.5mm with the bulky velvet yarn and, as a result, my pillow ended up being quite a bit bigger than what the pattern calls for. For the front panel, I stopped after round 24 and left off the last 4 rounds because the panel was already 3″ bigger than Ashley’s finished pillow. For the back panel, I worked up to round 25 and omitted the last 3 rounds.
I think I probably could have easily used a 4mm hook instead of a 4.5mm, so if I make this pattern again, that’s probably what I’ll do. That being said, you can also get the velvet yarn in Bernat Velvet Baby (although not in this colourway), which is a worsted weight (size 4) yarn. If you use that yarn, you likely wouldn’t have to make any modifications at all!
The whole pillow was made with less than one 300g skein of yarn. I love one skein projects! Since I bought 2 skeins, I’ll have to think of something fun to make with the other skein. Suggestions welcome!
The yarn is very soft and smooth, so I found that the bobbles don’t have quite as much definition than if I had used a cotton or something similar. However, with all that lovely texture and dimension in the yarn, I think it all balanced out perfectly.
Check out some photos below or Pin for later!
Here’s what I used:
- 4.5mm hook (I use these hooks!);
- Bernat Velvet in Velveteal (less than one 300g skein);
- Tapestry needle;
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5 thoughts on “Velvet Crafty Boho Pillow”
Nice blue goes well with the chair
Wow! Very pretty! I’m considering making one. Does this pattern work well with fiberfill stuffing, or would you recommend a pillow insert?
I just used fiberfill!
Hey! Thank you for figuring out the velvet substitute for this pattern. When I was reading your blog, you mentioned trying with a 4mm hook next time.. well after trying it myself I would definitely recommend sticking with the 4.5mm. It looks better. Again thank you.😊
Thanks so much for sharing your experience, Nicole! That’s great to know!