I have a guest blogger again this week. It’s Jenny King, who I met at a CGOA Conference sometime in the past 12 years (I can’t remember exactly which year it was)! Jenny has a fantastic crochet class on Annie’s and I’ll let her tell you all about it! Be sure to read all the way to the bottom to enter to win a free Annie’s class!
G’day my name is Jenny King and I am an Australian crochet addict!
Let me come visit and sit down with you and show you just how to do Bavarian crochet. Yes, at your place. In this Annies online class you will feel like I am there. I will do what the Mother and daughter from Bavaria had endeavoured to do in Australia and that is how to create the beauty of Bavarian crochet without need for translation. You will love it and you will become addicted.
I walk you through the process slowly and repeat myself so much that you may nearly get sick of hearing my Aussie accent telling you to pull through 2 and pull through 2. I am grinning ear to ear as I say this to you.
We start with a headband working in a simple strip to demystify the stitch and its 2 row repeat. Although this class is taught in USA crochet terms I couldn’t help but tell you how to do it in the terms used by the rest of the English speaking world so no-one gets left out. So if you live in the United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand or Australia you will be able work along with me as well.
I originally wanted to call it this the Mystery history stitch as the origins of this amazing stitch eluded me for over 15 years of thorough searching. I even took samples to USA to consult with the experts. Funnily enough all searches led me back to my own state of Queensland, Australia. You can hear all the history as I explain the stitches.
I have simplified this original Mother and Daughter design and instead of only working it in a square I have experimented to make all manner of shapes . Let me show you how to do this stitch in a long strip as a scarf, as a decorative edging on slippers, and finally extend your skills to create a top-down seamless baby jacket, and nearly everything else in between.
I should warn you though that Bavarian crochet is just delightful and you may become addicted. It can be worked in any color combination of your choice or you can experiment with the wonderful textured stitch if it is done in just one color as in the wrap vest in charcoal. That is just Yummy.
See you soon at your place. I can’t wait.
Now, as promised, here is the information about my giveaway of a free class from Annie’s! To enter, just leave a comment on this blog post. I’ll pick the winner at random at the end of this month and will announce it right here (and I’ll send the winner an e-mail, too). There are so many great classes at Annie’s! To see all of the classes offered, check them out on the Annie’s website.
Good luck everyone and happy crocheting!