Just in time for the holidays! Yule Goat Julbock amigurumi style crochet pattern will be added to RIbblr tomorrow.
Tis the season to celebrate all our unique traditions. In our family this means we bring out the tree the Yuletide gnomes and our Yule Goat.
I made my first crocheted Yule Goat a couple years ago.
The pattern is finalized I just have to upload everything to this format and it takes me a little bit of time.
Can you tell us a little about this tradition and what country/ethnicity it derives from?
The Yule Goat is a Scandinavian and Northern European Yule and Christmas tradition. In Sweden every year in Gavle they build the world’s largest straw goat. He has a unique history including several years where vandals have set fire to him.
His origins go back to ancient pagan festivals. Each country that has a history with the celebration of Yule has their own name and folk lore associated with him. He is considered a herald of the season and his is looked at by many as just as important as Santa Claus. But then again Santa’s origins come from the same countries.
There are some great articles that go in detail about it unfortunately I can’t post the links on here.
Thanks for sharing. My late husband’s grandparents came to the US from Norway.
Hi mother would celebrate Saint Nicholas Day every year, and stuck a jar of lutefisk in there!
But, no straw goat.
Your welcome. I’ve have heard of lutefisk but never had a chance to try it.
What a beautiful Yule goat
I used to do tours at a public farm and the christmas one I liled to include the Yule Goat.
Thank you so much! I would love to go see the Gavle Goat in Sweden some day.
Oh me too
The pictures online look wonderful.
So happy to see you share this tradition