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Learn to Do Bavarian Crochet [Paperback]

Jenny King
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Oct. 1 2010 Annie's Attic: Crochet
The rarely recorded pattern for this beautiful and mysterious stitch is finally documented in this unique resource for crocheters. Color photos accompany detailed step-by-step instructions for transforming the original square pattern into rectangles, triangles, and circles with eight wonderful designs. Featuring seven unique projects—including an afghan, a basket, a table runner, a hat, and a scarf—this creative manual illustrates how this perfect, two-round stitch offers versatility of color because of its unique, textured color overlap.

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Jenny King is a crochet designer and a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bavarian Crochet April 25 2013
By Oldies
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Very easy to follow instructions. Great way to use up my stash. Beautiful new stitch for me to learn. I was getting bored and this is a great new stitch for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Explains Two-Round Stitch Technique for Creating Diamond-Patterned Fabric Oct. 7 2010
By Lynne E. - Published on Amazon.com
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This slender booklet explains the "Bavarian crochet" stitch, which employs a two-round technique that combines treble shells, treble clusters, and back post treble decreases to create rows of diamond shapes. In the finished fabric, the shells and clusters are outlined by raised stitches that look like chain stitches. When each round is done in a different color, the effect of the outlining is particularly striking. The booklet cover photo clearly illustrates the look of "Bavarian crochet" fabric.

The booklet includes no explanation of why the two-round stitch technique is called "Bavarian crochet". There are excellent photos that show how to use the technique to make squares, triangles, and rectangles. All nine patterns (baby blanket, vest, afghan, shawl, bag, scarf, hat, basket, table runner) use the same two-round technique.

I purchased this booklet because I was curious about "Bavarian crochet". Although it is a fine booklet, I was disappointed to learn that "Bavarian crochet" is nothing more than a two-round technique for combining various treble crochet stitches into diamond-patterned fabric.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended For Ambitious Beginners & Up Jan. 8 2012
By Dragonfly Moon Embroidery & Fiber Arts - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this book because I have crocheted my entire life and had never seen a pattern such as this. It is a rather intriguing texture. I have only stitched out a test square (about potholder sized) to see how easy it was to work up. The instructions are well written. The step-by-step photographs are impeccable. There are plenty of variations on the pattern within the included projects to show you how to work up non-traditional shapes such as triangles. It is rather amazing how a simple color change can alter the look of the pattern so drastically, so it is a versatile pattern. It looks very complicated but isn't. I plan to eventually do most of the patterns in the book, but right now I have my eye on the Table Runner & the Little Basket. I highly recommend this book for very ambitious beginners & and up.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting technique Jan. 21 2011
By K. Platt - Published on Amazon.com
Clear illustrated instructions are given for Bavarian crochet plus 9 projects to perfect your technique. The projects are mainly accessories and shawls plus a table runner, baby blanket and basket. An interesting and effective technique, well-photographed. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow directions Jan. 14 2011
By groanygirl - Published on Amazon.com
I got this book for Christmas and have just finished a beautiful baby blanket using this stitch technique. I've purchased several Annie's Attic crochet books before and have found them to be well-written patterns and easy to follow instructions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn to Do Bavarian Crochet (Annie's Attic: Crochet) Feb. 27 2011
By Morgan88310 - Published on Amazon.com
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Bavarian Crochet is a beautiful stitch and
fun to do.

For those who like to crochet and are looking
for something different than what you have
been doing, then give this book a try. You
won't be disappointed.

The instructions are clear and easy to follow.
They are accompanies with clear(in color)detailed
pictures that are helpful to double check your
work in progress.
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