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ZoeS
11-08-2010, 08:57 PM
I'm relatively new to crochet but I've made a few items and came across this photo of a flowery scarf:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/121/280747095_df7b991f83.jpg

I don't imagine there's a specific pattern available for this sort of thing, but do you folks have any tips for how to proceed? Should I just make a bunch of flowers of various sizes and colours and puzzle them together until it looks right?

Thank you!

Zoe

MGM
11-08-2010, 11:54 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gipsybazar/280747095/in/pool-fabrictextile_art/#/photos/gipsybazar/280747095/in/pool-66999676@N00/

That is gorgeous! Apparently it is only available in French! I found a reference to it on flickr at the above link. If you have any luck finding it in English, please share it here. It's a beauty!

MGM

ZoeS
11-09-2010, 12:24 AM
MGM, where did you find it in French? I'm not seeing the pattern on the link... I can speak French and could translate :)

ZoeS
11-09-2010, 12:36 AM
Hmm, Phildar Magazine #440... I'm on the hunt!

ZoeS
11-09-2010, 03:00 PM
Woohoo, I found it!

I'm going to take a stab at translating it. Would anyone be willing to proof my work? I'm fairly new to crochet and want to make sure I get it right before I post it :)

ZoeS
11-09-2010, 07:52 PM
This is a lot harder than I expected it to be :(

MGM
11-09-2010, 07:59 PM
That's so cool that you can translate French! If you do get it translated into English, I would be happy to test it for you, but probably not until after the holidays. It's such a pretty design and all the individual flowers are even pretty on their own. A lot could be done with them!

MGM

OffJumpsJack
11-09-2010, 10:44 PM
Woohoo, I found it!

I'm going to take a stab at translating it. Would anyone be willing to proof my work? I'm fairly new to crochet and want to make sure I get it right before I post it :)

I've put the word out for French to English crochet pattern translation.

I imagine the hardest part will be learning the French terms and English equivalents as I don't expect them to be literal translations.

ZoeS
11-09-2010, 11:49 PM
Sorry for the running commentary, folks :D

But I'm really getting into the groove. Once I managed to figure out the abbreviations and the way they format the instructions, it got a lot easier. I'm already on flower #3 :)

ZoeS
11-10-2010, 01:59 AM
Okay, I'm done! I think :)

http://candoia.ca/FlowersScarf.pdf

I invite your comments and criticisms. I plan on getting started tomorrow (with some subtler colours) so if there are any mistakes hopefully I will encounter them.

Just a note, I translated some of the colour names but I'm not sure if I got them right because they were abstract words in French (like "budgie"). I did the best I could, but use the photos as a guide for your colours. I also found that the "bronze" looks green in the photos.

I also tried to work the magic loop into the pattern as I like using it myself but I'm not sure if I did that properly.

Lastly, if anyone is planning on proceeding with this pattern but in different colours, I could easily do a global replace of colour names in my document to make your life easier. Lemme know :)

Cheers,

Zoe

MGM
11-10-2010, 09:33 PM
Wow, Zoe, that is amazing! I would love to give this a try after all my other crochet projects are caught up. I would imagine if anyone uses your pattern and finds an error, they will post it here and you can make corrections. You'll have to keep us updated on how yours is coming along too!

MGM

ZoeS
11-10-2010, 10:28 PM
Well for starters, if using a K size hook on worsted yarn, the flowers are coming out way too big. I'm going to try an H and see how that goes.

OffJumpsJack
11-11-2010, 05:41 PM
Okay, I'm done! I think :)

http://candoia.ca/FlowersScarf.pdf

I invite your comments and criticisms. I plan on getting started tomorrow (with some subtler colours) so if there are any mistakes hopefully I will encounter them.

Just a note, I translated some of the colour names but I'm not sure if I got them right because they were abstract words in French (like "budgie"). I did the best I could, but use the photos as a guide for your colours. I also found that the "bronze" looks green in the photos.

I also tried to work the magic loop into the pattern as I like using it myself but I'm not sure if I did that properly.

Lastly, if anyone is planning on proceeding with this pattern but in different colours, I could easily do a global replace of colour names in my document to make your life easier. Lemme know :)

Cheers,

Zoe

Well done. Seems now unnecessary to offer a French to English (both UK and American terms) translation for crochet terms. Yet if there are any snags in the testing of your translation this might be helpful then.
www.passion-crochet.com/lexique.html