Drumroll please … The winner of the 2012 award for the best bilingual crochet blog is:
* Annemarie’s Haakblog: It’s All About Crochet *
Best Bilingual Crochet Blog
Today’s Awesome Crochet Blog Award is for the best bilingual crochet blog. I did already do an award for the best foreign language crochet blog, but I wanted to showcase the great niche of bilingual (and even sometimes trilingual) craft blogs out there. These are blogs where the blogger writes their posts completely in two different languages (usually, but not always, a native language and English). It’s tough to do that and to correctly convey all of the information but it’s important because it embraces a bigger audience and celebrates crochet around the world.
About The Winner
Annemarie is a Netherlands based crafter and crochet pattern designer with an Etsy shop who teaches local workshops and shares her work on her blog. Annemarie’s Haakblog is a bilingual Dutch/ English blog. Her crochet work is varied but includes a lot of home decor in bright colors combined with pops of white.
3 Reasons The Winner Won
There are many several bilingual crochet blogs that I like. I chose Annemarie because:
- It’s easy to pop to the English part of the page. Annemarie puts her English text in italics so you can easily find it, which I appreciate since I often just skim blog posts to see if I want to check them out and I definitely don’t speak any Dutch. She makes her patterns available in both languages.
- She has introduced me to so many different crocheters that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. She shares links to work in Dutch (including Dutch crochet books) that you don’t see on a lot of other blogs. Plus she’s started doing a link party and lots of people from The Netherlands participate. This is a great example of how a bilingual blog can bring people together from different parts of the world.
- Her blog is just a good blog. This is a blog that I would read if it were just in English. I’d check out the photos if it were just in Dutch. It works in any langauge.
What Is This Crochet Blog Award?
Not sure what this award is all about? It’s one of my annual crochet blogger awards, given out on this blog every day each December. Learn all about it here.