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Granny Square "Somalia"
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Oct 8, 2011 19:04:53   #

There is a free crocheted Granny Square on Ravelry that is free to download. The name of it is "Somalia". The problem I am having is getting it in English. It is a one page pattern in German. I can't change it to an English version.

I also went on You Tube, and a woman demonstrates crocheting the Somalia Granny Square in the English
language, but there is no written pattern. I have to sit through it more than once to write the stitches down correctly.

Does anyone know of a website that offers this pattern in English?

Thank you,
Oct 8, 2011 19:19:02   #
Google has a translate program. Just call up google translate on that page and it should do it for you.
Oct 8, 2011 20:59:29   #
Thank you for your help. I translated the pattern with Google and it did translate to English. However, it isn't a good translation. I believe I can translate what they are referring to in our language. They use strange sentences like "Cheat with a chain stitch to the gap between the two pairs of chopsticks" :)

Thanks again,
Oct 8, 2011 22:07:42   #
Sorry for laughing, but I can't help it.
I also thought there may be some people on this site who speak and read German. If there isn't, I know a lady who does and would be nice enough to do this if you are willing to wait. She also knits and crochets so the language of yarn wouldn't be strange to her.
Oct 9, 2011 01:12:21   #

My husband is German, but he doesn't speak the language, but his mother did. All translations sound differently in another language.

I thought the Somalia Granny square was very pretty, which is why I wanted the pattern.

I am working on the Bumbleberry Pie afghan, which also does not have a pattern. I had to sit and watch the YouTube several times. The yarn that is used is 'Bernat's Mosaic Medusa'. The colors are gorgeous when you crochet the afghan squares. There are many different colors in a skein of yarn which are long enough so as not to have too many colors in a Granny square. Here is the website if interested.

I haven't crocheted an afghan in many years but the different colors in this yarn are gorgeous. I have 75 squares crocheted so far. Thanks for you help.

Kind regards,
Oct 9, 2011 01:45:01   #
The Somalia Granny squares are lovely. I need to watch the video again so I can write out the pattern for them. I want to make something with them.
Oct 9, 2011 07:14:20   #
I copied one of the pictures into a Word document, and enlarged it to almost the size of the page. I think that by doing that, you will be able to look at the sts and create your own pattern. I agree, it is a really lovely pattern!
Oct 9, 2011 08:36:19   #
sassafras123 (a regular here)
I will follow this thread as it is a lovely pattern and I don't know enough about crochet to enlarge pattern and go from there. Thank you for showing pattern.
Oct 9, 2011 09:05:05   #
What a beautiful way to use up my yarn stash!!!!!! Thank you.
Oct 9, 2011 09:19:26   #
I love this pattern and have tried to download and translate with no success. If someone is able to provide an English translation, could you please post it for us?
Oct 9, 2011 11:21:07   #
Oct 9, 2011 12:47:19   #
There is a link on your link to an english translation video where she explains what she is doing very clearly so perhaps you could listen and write down as she does the stitches.
Oct 9, 2011 13:13:59   #
Thanks for replying. I know about the link with the Video. I thought there would be an English version of the pattern so I wouldn't have to watch the video several times. I never get all the stitches the first time. :)

Kind regards,
Oct 9, 2011 15:09:53   #
YarnLady wrote:
Thanks for replying. I know about the link with the Video. I thought there would be an English version of the pattern so I wouldn't have to watch the video several times. I never get all the stitches the first time. :)

Kind regards,

I have written the pattern out in pdf form hope it helps. If you use it along with the video you shouldn't go too far wrong.
Somalia Granny Square
Attached file:
Oct 9, 2011 15:14:38   #
I had also seen this Bumble berry Pie afghan and thought the colors were beautiful.
Do you really like the yarn?
Have you decided how you are joining your squares when you have them all completed?
Anxious to hear as I thought this would be something I would work on this winter.
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