Beautiful Bavarian Stitch Ideas

Beautiful Bavarian Stitch Ideas
When researching the theme for my previous article titled Fantastic Harlequin Stitch Ideas, I’ve found this amazing stitch, which is called Bavarian Stitch. It’s known under this name, or associated with famous Wool-Eater Blanket pattern, as well as often confused with Catherine’s Wheel Stitch, which I will try to cover in the near future 🙂
To see how it’s made, I went on a hunt for the best video tutorial, and I stumbled upon great one by Kristi Simpson for Its clear step-by-step instructions were enough for me to grasp the basics of this fantastic stitch, so I recommend you taking a look!

Bavarian Crochet Stitch Free Tutorial

fun to make and versatile

This technique creates beautiful structural surface on one side, and interesting pattern on the other. It’s mostly used to make baby blankets, dishcloths, pillows and other home accessories, but it definitely can be applied to many different projects.


You can use any kind of yarn and corresponding hook size for this project, because the gauge is not important here. Just remember that the thickness of the yarn will affect the size and density of your work.

Bavarian Crochet Stitch Free Tutorial

This easy to learn stitch is worked from the inside out. You start out with magic loop and proceed to work in rounds. This stitch includes chain stitches, slip stitch and other basic techniques. It’s mostly based on treble crochet stitches, which are increased and decreased to create these lovely clusters. In addition, using back post stitches create structural border for each rosette.

Check out full video tutorial here, or get a written pattern here.

talking about stitches…

Our growing website and library of free crochet patterns has some projects that might interest you, too. Try our Star-Shaped Flower applique today!

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Today’s theme is Bavarian Stitch, and there is plenty of amazing work online, let me tell ya! Potholders, pillows, blankets… Many designs use this stitch in rows or rounds, so I gathered them for you to try. Explore these ideas to grab some free patterns and get inspired!

Bavarian Stitch Potholders Crochet Pattern
Bavarian Stitch Potholders Crochet Pattern

  • photo by Red Agape

If you need a quick, but effective project, go for these potholders, because they work up quickly! They will be amazing adornment of any kitchen and helpful everyday accessory. You can purchase the pattern here.


Bavarian Stitch Blanket by Yarn Blossom Boutique

Bavarian Stitch Blanket by Yarn Blossom Boutique

  • photos by Yarn Blossom Boutique

To make such beautiful blanket, try one of many free tutorials, or head to Yarn Blossom Boutique’s Etsy shop for this pattern. To see more photos from this author, check out their Instagram here.

Clare’s Wool Eater Blanket by thornberry

 Clare's Wool Eater Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

  • photos by thornberry

Using multicolored yarn, or switching colors in each row makes the colors flow freely. This lovely colorful design is based on well-known free Wool-Eater Blanket pattern. Learn more about this beautiful version here.


Bavarian Stitch Blanket by Little Cosy Things

Bavarian Stitch Blanket by littlecosythings

  • photos by Little Cosy Things

This project will bring a smile on everyone’s faces, because it’s sweet as a bag of rainbow candies! It’s a perfect idea for a cheerful baby blanket, so don’t wait and try it. Check out author’s Instagram here.

Bavarian Beauty by Annie Marisa

Bavarian Beauty Maggie Rose Free- Crochet Pattern

    • photos by Annie Marisa

Why not try something different? Bavarian Stitch in these blocks creates beautiful center, so join them into an afghan or use as coasters. It’s based on this free pattern, and more photos can be found here, and here.

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!

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