Little Purl of the Orient

March 29th, 2004 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve made a new friend via e-mail, Siow Chin. You can visit her over at Little Purl of the Orient. She’s a knitter, crocheter, and blogger. Don’t miss her beautiful crochet scarf with rose motifs and her elegant crochet coin purse in her Gallery 2004. All right. That’s it. I’m moving to Japan and learning the language so I can crochet their beautiful patterns. ;o)

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  • 1 Babci // Sep 25, 2004 at 11:00 pm

    Another CGOA effort is to standardize directions, with the emphasis on using Symbols.

    A mojor undertaking to be sure. But for International purposes a very positive goal.

    :-) ‘s

  • 2 Siow Chin // Mar 30, 2004 at 1:38 am

    Hi Donna,
    I’m overwhelmed to be mentioned on your blog! Japanese patterns are really lovely (Chie will second that!) and the beauty is, you don’t have to know Japanese because they are all in charts and symbols.

    You may want to try some free Japanese crochet patterns at Click on ‘school’ and then the crochet hook. E.g. if you like to try the shawl, click it and it will show you the required material, the pattern requires another click at the lower right hand corner, viola.
    The symbols are similar to those for English patterns and a legend can be found here:
    This site in English, has a good section on how to interpret Japanese patterns.

    I, as well as a lot of other knitters, crocheters in Hong Kong, don’t read Japanese but use Japanese patterns extensively. All you have to do is to decode the symbols plus some guesstimation. Sorry for being so wordy, I hope you’ll find the above useful. :) :)

  • 3 Chie // Mar 30, 2004 at 4:57 am

    LOL All Japanese crocheters would welcome you to Japan. :)

    Siow Chin, I should put those links of my blog so so my visitors can learn about Japanese patterns. :))) Then I go find Japanese free patterns for my visitors! Wow, this will be fun!!!

  • 4 Julie // Mar 29, 2004 at 1:59 pm

    lol – she does have beautiful stuff!

  • 5 Donna // Mar 30, 2004 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you so much for the links, Siow Chin! Yes, the are very useful! I’m excited to learn that Japanese patterns are in symbols. :) I have learned a little about symbols from the book Crochet Your Way.

  • 6 Donna // Mar 30, 2004 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you, Chie! :) Can’t wait to see what free Japanese patterns you are able to find. I’m ready to start decoding symbols! :)

  • 7 Karen Margrethe Trnka // Mar 18, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Dear Donna, I think I have seen you on some other page, where you wrote about Angela’s Cornflower Bookmark. If I am right how do I get hold of either a picture of the final result or of the pattern. Angela’s Homepage does not exist anymore. Can you help me? Kind regards Karen Margrethe in Copenhagen

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