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« on: May 18, 2011 12:36:03 PM »

I discovered Jenny King's Learn to Do Bavarian Crochet while I was browsing through crochet books on Amazon and couldn't resist giving it a try. The book is relatively inexpensive, which is a good thing, because all you're really getting here is one pattern. Then you get explanations of how to shape that pattern as a square, triangle, or rectangle and numerous pictures showing what it would look like made up into various items. The book does contain full patterns for shawls and blankets, but after the initial starting shape is made the further instructions really aren't necessary since they are exactly the same for all projects.

The pattern itself is easy to follow and I really like the textured look that you get in the finished piece. The lighting in our living room has kind of skewed the colours a bit, but I made this Bavarian crochet baby blanket using Bernat's Softee Baby in mint, white and soft lilac and it measures approx. 5 X 5 feet. You do a lot of 'crocheting around the post' in this piece and it helps to create a thicker baby blanket than you would normally get with the light weight Softee.

Below you can see what the back of the Bavarian Crochet looks like. I thought it was interesting that it comes out very similar to the some of the daisy chain patterns I've seen in other crochet stitch books.

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011 01:02:06 PM »

You're right, the texture is lovely. I can imagine a toddler playing with it for hours!

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011 02:09:06 PM »

I never heard of Bavarian crochet before, but that blanket looks very pretty!

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011 02:39:05 PM »

that's so pretty!  i love the colors.   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011 03:52:10 PM »

First, this is gorgeous!  Second, I love the colors!  They are great for a baby, but the combination is so pretty it makes me want a whole blanket for myself :0)  I had never heard of this kind of crochet before so I will definitely have to check it out.

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011 03:57:11 PM »

wow! that is beautiful!

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2011 08:47:55 PM »

Ooo yes, I love making these (though until now I only knew them as Wool Eater blankets). They're my go-to baby blanket because they whip up so quickly and turn out so soft. I love your color choices!
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011 12:23:23 PM »

Never heard of Bavarian crochet, but I like the look, too. Thanks for the second picture, it gives a good idea of what happens here. Hm, really, this kind of effect could do lots of lovely things... thanks for introducing this!
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013 12:12:13 AM »

I am curious, how many skeins of yarn did you use??? I would love to make a rainbow blanket like this but am not sure how many skeins of each color to get.  I plan on using 10 colors , total.  Do you think one skein (100g/skein) of each color would be enough to make a good sized blanket?
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013 07:58:28 AM »

Im working on a bathroom set using this stich! It is beautiful. And after seeing your blanket I think Im going to go ahead and make some baby blankets for my daughter for "whenever" that particular bug finally hits her!  Wink Grin your blanket is beautiful~
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