Monday, June 23, 2014

Guest Writer: Jenny King!

Welcome Jenny King to the GoCrochet blog! 

 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.


Ellen says....  Leave a comment on this post and on Susan's post from last week and you'll have TWO chances to win a free Annie's online class of your choice!  Visit Susan's, Jenny's and Robyn's blogs too for more chances.


Kathryn Vercillo said...

Looks like a great online class!

Patty Berlingieri said...

I'd love to learn this stitch pattern!

Katelyn said...

I think that it is pretty cool to learn about this history of the stitch! Thanks for the chance to win! (Rav name- Zima21)

Katelyn said...

I think that it is pretty cool that you get to learn this history of the stitches! Thanks for the chance to win! (Rav name-zima21)

Rafeah Fazal said...

I would love to try my hands on a new technique.

Michelle Noble said...

I'v been wanting to learn the Bavarian stitch. I think it's very pretty. I want to know where it originated from. I'd love to take your class.