Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Bruges crochet

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This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters series. To read more posts in this series, click here.

I decided to take stock of how my project of blogging my way through Crochet Master Class is going.  There are 18 chapters and crochet masters in the book, and so far, I have done:

Today, I’m working on Bruges crochet with Tatyana Mirer, which will bring me about 1/3 of the way through the book.

I was inspired to choose this chapter because I recently received a review copy from Wiley of Robyn Chacula‘s Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia and I wanted to work up some swatches as part of my review.  Since the book has an entire section on Bruges crochet (called Brussels stitches in the Encyclopedia), it seemed like a good choice.

An unblocked swatch of the Annaleise stitch from the Encyclopedia.

I used the Bitsy Knits yarn, Bitsy’s Sock in colorway Quite a Party, that I picked up at the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival in September.

Quite a Party, at the front, is one of the skeins I bought to match my coat.

It turns out that once I wound the skein, Quite a Party is much more like a pastel baby yarn than I thought it would be.  I don’t think I will use it for a winter accessory for myself, so now it is a yarn looking for a project.

I teach an ongoing crochet class at DC 37 on Saturdays, and several of my students are interested in learning Bruges lace.  Now that I have successfully worked through a swatch, I can walk them through it, too.

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