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.