This experimental study mainly focuses on the effects of overfeed ratio, twist direction and amount of twist of the binder yarn, and the effect of yarn count oil the properties of boucle yarns and their performance in single jersey and rib (1 x 7) structures. Based on the results, it is evident that the twist direction of the binding and the effect yarns as well as changes in the overfeed ratio influence the amount and height of the effect of the boucle yarns. It was observed that changes in the studied parameters affect the thickness and the abrasion behaviour of both types of fabric. Furthermore, the weight loss due to abrasion on the actual face and back of both single jersey and rib fabrics is influenced by the type of effect and the yarn material employed. The actual face and back of single jersey fabrics are less resistant to abrasion than the rib structures.