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Boucle Bed Spread

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These free, easy afghan crochet patterns are great for decorating your home. Berta Gilholm shows you how to make a boucle bed spread or afghan in beautiful colors.

Boucle bed spread  Boucle Bed Spread

Materials:

For Spread:

  • Jo Ann Sensations Rainbow Boucle #4
  • 3 Berry Print , magenta (11 oz./312 g, 853 yards) (88% acrylic/12% nylon worsted weight)
  • 3 camel, (11 oz./312 g, 853 yards) (88% acrylic/12% nylon worsted weight Boucle)
  • 3 Lavender Shimmer (11 oz./312 g, 615 yards) (100% acrylic Boucle)
  • Caron One Pound #4, 100% acrylic worsted weight - 1 Deep Violet (16 oz./453.6 g)

For Afghan:

  • 3 Berry Print , purple (11 oz./312 g, 853 yards) (88% acrylic/12% nylon worsted weight Boucle)
  • 3 Turquoise, (11 oz./312 g, 853 yards) (88% acrylic/12% nylon worsted weight Boucle))
  • 3 Turquoise Shimmer (11 oz./312 g, 615 yards) (100% acrylic Boucle)
  • Caron One Pound #4, 100% acrylic worsted weight - 1 Espresso (16 oz./453.6 g)

Crochet Hook for both spread and afghan use size L/11 8mm
 

Note: Use 2 strands of same color boucle yarn together throughout, use only 1 strand of the One Pound when making border rows. Choose any color combos you want. Ch 3 counts as first dc of each dc row. Sc is always worked in first stitch of sc. Spread and Afghan are worked in panels which are rimmed with a border row before joining and then rimmed with a border around joined panels.
From row 21 through last row of panel make sure to use either the spread instructions or afghan instruction depending on which one you make.
Finished Approximate Size: Spread; 80 inches wide x 90 inches long, Afghan 60 inches wide x 70 inches long.

Panels: Make 6 of these panels for the spread or 3 of these panels for afghan
With 1 strand of (D) One Pound, Ch 45
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, Sc in each ch across, turn (44 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, Sc in each sc across, turn (44 sc)
Row 3 - 5: Repeat row 2, 3 times (44 sc) fasten off (D) With 2 strands together join (B) Boucle
Row 6: Ch 3, Dc in next sc, Dc in each sc across, turn (44 dc, includes ch 3)
Row 7 : Ch 3, Dc in next dc, Dc in each dc across, Dc in top of ch 3, turn (44 dc, includes ch 3)
Row 8 – 9 - 10: Repeat row 7, fasten off (B) With 2 strands together join (A) Boucle
Row 11 through 15: Repeat row 7 with (A), on last row fasten off (A) With 2 strands together join (C) Boucle
Row 16 through 20: Repeat row 7 with (C), on last row fasten off (C)
Using only 1 strand join (D) One Pound
“For ^SPREAD only”
Row 21: Ch 1, Sc in each dc across, turn (44 sc)
Rows 22 through 122: Repeat rows 2 through 21, 5 times for spread, making yarn changes as stated
(For Afghan skip this and go to next row)

(For AFGHAN only)
Row 21: Ch 1, Sc in each dc across, turn (44 sc)
Rows 22 through 102: Repeat rows 2 through 21, 4 times for afghan, making yarn changes as stated

Row 123 – 126 for spread or Row 102 – 106 for afghan:
Repeat row 21 One time and row 2, 4 times (44 sc) fasten off and weave in ends on last row.
Sides for 6 panel Border and 3 panel border:
^6 panel (3 panel, in parenthesis)
Join (D) in first stitch of panel on either sc end, we will be working a sc row across top, around corner hdc down the side, sc across bottom, around corner hdc up other side.
*Ch 1, sc in first sc and each sc across top, 1 more sc in last sc, “^44 sc (44 sc)”, do not turn, working around corner, hdc in corner stitch and in each row as follows:
For spread Hdc in ends of (D) sc rows 4 times per section total of ^28 hdc, Hdc in ends of dc (boucle) rows 9 times per boucle section for a total of 162 hdc, You should have 190 hdc down length of panel for the Spread
For Afghan: Hdc in ends of (D) sc rows 4 times per section total of (24 hdc) Hdc in ends of dc (boucle) rows 10 times per boucle section total of 150 hdc, You should have 174 hdc down length of panel for the Spread
Repeat from * across bottom and other side of panel, join with slst to first ch 1. fasten off weave in ends.
“Repeat border for each panel”

Joining Panels:
Rainbow Boucle changes colors as you work and is not consistent in pattern so lay panels on bed or floor and adjust next to each other for best design. Once happy with the look, sew panels together with a whip stitch lengthwise using (D) and a tapestry needle.
Note: Once panels are joined work the following Head and Foot Border on each end for both the spread and the afghan. Continue using 2 strands together of the Boucle and 1 strand of the one pound.
Working into the sc of (D) on the end next to the Camel/Berry Print Boucle (B) work the following across foot of spread/afghan:

Row 1: Join 2 strands of (C) Lavendar/Turquoise Shimmer to first chst with a slst, ch 1, sc in same chst, sc in each chst across, fasten off (C) , turn
Row 2: Join 1 strand of (D) Violet/Espresso One Pound, Ch 1, Sc in each sc across, fasten off (D) , turn
Row 3: Join 2 strands of (A) Berry Print magenta/ Turquoise to first sc with a slst, ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in each sc across, fasten off (A) , turn
Row 4: Join 1 strand of (D) Violet/Espresso One Pound, Ch 1, Sc in each sc across, fasten off (D) , turn
Row 5: Join 2 strands of (B) Camel/Berry Print Purple to first sc with a slst, ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in each sc across, fasten off (B), turn
Row 6: Join 1 strand of (D) Violet/Espresso One Pound, Ch 1, Sc in each sc across, fasten off (D) weave in ends.

Working into the sc of (D) on the end next to the Lavendar/Turquoise Shimmer (C)) work the following across head of spread/afghan:
Row 1: Join 2 strands of of (B) Camel/Berry Print Purple to first sc with a slst, ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in each sc across, fasten off (B) , turn
Row 2: Join 1 strand of (D) Violet/Espresso One Pound, Ch 1, Sc in each sc across, fasten off (D) , turn
Row 3: Join 2 strands of (A) Berry Print magenta/ Turquoise to first sc with a slst, ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in each sc across, fasten off (A) , turn
Row 4: Join 1 strand of (D) Violet/Espresso One Pound, Ch 1, Sc in each sc across, fasten off (D) , turn
Row 5: Join 2 strands of (C) Lavendar/Turquoise Shimmer to first sc with a slst, ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in each sc across, fasten off (C) , turn
Row 6: Join 1 strand of (D) Violet/Espresso One Pound, Ch 1, Sc in each sc across, fasten off (D) weave in ends.

 

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