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« on: December 13, 2005 05:57:48 AM »

HELP!
i just got 2 new amigurumi books in the mail... i cant figure them out.
if theres someone out there who can translate the japanese into english (and wants some free patterns for themselves)..
i beg for your help!
if you can help me i will scan/photocopy the pages i need translated and email or mail them to you.. you can keep the copy for yourself if you will just write the steps i need in english..

thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2005 11:00:01 AM »

Hi, Cobratastic!

If you haven't found anyone by the middle of January, or so, I might be able to help you!  I would not be able to translate them on my own, but I have a ton of Japanese friends who love to help 'teach' me Japanese, by translating and things.  (I'm doing my thesis research in a Japanese topic that has not been written about in English...)  But they're in Japan for winter break, right now!  But after they get back, if you still need help, I'm sure they would love to help me, help you!  Smiley

You can private message me, or email me, and I can let you know after they get back!
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2005 03:55:32 PM »

usually japanese crochet books have step-by-step pics at the back showing you what each symbol represents. personally i find the pictographic representations far easier to understand.
i'm not a big crocheter myself (i'm more of a knitter), but my japanese mother is, so if you PM me i'll try to do as best as I can, and i have a few beginners japanese crochet books.
I can also try and tell you what each symbol means. (like the 'x' means 1 single crochet).

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2005 12:57:35 PM »

thanks! i really appreciate everything!
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2006 07:49:16 AM »

i'm living in japan at the moment, and struggling with the same problem. great books, with excellent how-to illustrations, but often some niggling questions.

i would like to start to build a resource we can share to help decipher some of the patterns.

are you still looking into this?
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