Friday, 24 September 2010
Swedish crochet pattern - translator required!
I recently came across this pattern for a little Scandinavian style heart and I really want to make some. I'm imagining lots of little red hearts made with fine crochet cotton. Wouldn't they make lovely Christmas decorations?
But I am finding the Swedish crochet instructions a little bit unintelligible! And, you know, because I worked for an Anglo-Swedish company I do actually understand, and speak, a little Swedish - very, very basic stuff like 'I'm sorry I don't understand' and 'Hello, my name is Victoria'! Now I am thinking my 10 week course in basic conversational Swedish was missing an important component.
Google translate results in hilarious instructions such as these for round 3: "Row 3: Crochet 3lm, skip 6x, 1st in the 7th st, * 1st + 1lm *, repeat * to * an amazing 10gms = 12pcs, 2lm skip the 2x and the third pc crochet * 1st + 2lm *, repeat * to * once more, the previous shipyard (!!!) ^ 3lm crochet * 1st + 2lm * repeat 3gånger = 4st with 2m between. * Skip over 2x the previous lap and in the third pc crochet 1st 2lm + *, repeat * to * once = 2gånger. 1st in 3rd st of the previous lap. * 1lm + 1st * repeat * to * to * * 9ggr = 11st with 1lm States, black liquor from the yard (WHAT??!!) ^ with 1sm in 3rd ch of the beginning of the yard."
^ the exclamation marks are my own addition!
Here's my first attempt at the heart, but if anyone could translate this pattern I'd be ever so grateful!