Mondays Magic Moment – Bavarian Crochet.

I haven't had much time to crochet or knit today. Main part of my day have been all about working behind the scenes so to speak.And I've been reading a lot, about everything website and blog related and taking notes of stuff I didn't want to forget.

But enough is enough right ? I really needed a break and something fun to do, so I decided to learn a new crochet technique. One that I've been wanting to learn for a long time.

 

Bavarian Crochet.

 

Do you know Bavarian Crochet ?

 I didn't until I stumbled upon a picture someone posted on Facebook and it was SO gorgeous. I really really wanted to learn that.So I decided to buy an online class and a book at Annie's Crafts  with Jenny King.

 I had so much fun with this and it wasn't as difficult to learn as I thought. I'm currently working on a headband from the class material.

 This is  the finished row 1 of the bavarian crochet stitch worked in the round.

 Looks like valleys right ?

 

 

And here I'm working on row 2. Filling the valleys.

 

 

I didn't use the yarn stated in the pattern, but some I had lying in my stash just to try it out. I did find that I had to make my foundation chain a bit looser than usual or I would have trouble counting chains after doing the "valley" part. I even had to frog a few times haha.

But I can tell you this, it felt like magic, when I finally got the counting right.

 

Yarn used : hayfield Bonus DK in white and Iced Pink.

Hook : 4 mm (US G)

 

So far I'm pleased with how it's turning out, and my daughter has already taken ownership over the headband when it's finished :D

 

So have you ever tried Bavarian Crochet ?Or have you learned a new stitch recently ?

 

Please share, I would love to hear about it :)

 

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18 comments on “Mondays Magic Moment – Bavarian Crochet.
  1. Henriette, Yes learned Bavarian in 2012 I think. I first saw it in the Wool Eater blanket by Sarah London. If you haven’t seen her blog yet, Google it – lots of fun with color.

    I’m going to have to look that class up. I love online learning, especially when it concerns crochet.

    • Henriette@Ferretmania says:

      I’ll have to check out that blanket Sara, thanks for sharing.
      I love online learning too. Especially since you can do it at your own pace and when it suits your time schedule.

  2. Awesome! I’ve been working on a bavarian crochet afghan! It was a lot easier to learn than I thought too! I’m wishing I started on a smaller project though! Maybe I’ll finish it by spring. I look forward to seeing your finished headband!

    • Henriette@Ferretmania says:

      I was really surprised how easy it was to learn. Ohh big project, I do that a lot. Learn a new stitch in a bigger project, except this time. I’m so glad I started out with a smaller project, easier to deal with and faster to get a hang of. Definalety something I’ll try to remember in the future..
      I’ll be sure to show it when it’s done, thanks :)

  3. I have been working on a rectangle afghan using this stitch… Funny… I just looked at it this morning and thought I should work on it some more…lol

    • Henriette@Ferretmania says:

      That is funny Beatrice, what a coincidence. I think you so go for it! Would love to see your project :)

  4. Rebecca says:

    That’s really lovely. I have heard of the style before but haven’t seen it done much. I can’t wait to see how far you get with it.

  5. So I did a search for this stitch. It isn’t something I want to learn right now though it is pretty. I am looking into learning crochet cables and get comfortable with them.

    • Henriette@Ferretmania says:

      I can understand that Nadine. If you have your heart set on learning to do crochet cables you should stay focused on that :)
      I haven’t gotten around to doing crochet cables yet, but it’s on my to-do-list.

  6. I have seen Bavarian Crochet before, but the stitch seems to be a rare one on the web. Glad to see you have taken it up!

  7. Aurora says:

    Sadly I have not learned a new stitch lately. I have however been itching to try some of the ones I learned in the past. I want to create my own crochet patterns and want to incorporate some of these not so usual stitches in my designs. Love the work your are doing and you have inspired me to try Bavarian crochet.

    • Henriette@Ferretmania says:

      Thank you SO much Aurora. It means a lot to know I’ve inspired you to try something new and that you love what I do :)
      It’s never a bad thing to go back to a previous learned stitch. You might get inspired to use it in a pattern design.

  8. Michele says:

    This is on my list of stitched to learn. I’ve always thought Bavarian crochet is SO pretty and squishy and, I don’t know, WONDERFUL! What are you planning on making with your new found skill?

    • Henriette@Ferretmania says:

      Michele, you just listed my thoughts of this stitch :D This stitch makes me want to wrap myself in it and just cuddle up.
      Oh I have a few ideas for garments, sort of like pictures roaming around in my head of what it would look like, but I need to finish the pattern Grading class with Kim Guzman first, before throwing myself in to the writing part of pattern design.

  9. I have never tried Bavarian Crochet – it looks lovely – something I will need to add to my “crochet bucket list” project – my never ending list…I’m happy you were able to find some time for crochet! All the best, Rhondda

  10. Henriette@Ferretmania says:

    I hope you get around to trying it. I have a list like that too, also never ending.
    Thank you Rondda , and the best to you too :)

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