To read foreign-language crochet instructions one needs translations of the relevant terms.
I found a site with translations in several languages:
Crochet Terms in Six Languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish).
Happy crocheting! :-))
Crochet Terms in Six Languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish)
I found the Crazy Stitch mentioned in several crochet instructions. Therefore I wanted to know how to crochet it ;-)
At about.com:Crochet I found a good tutorial on how to crochet the Crazy Stitch (with explaining photos which I find always a great help).
On the photo I used the stitch to crochet a short scarf with a thick crochet hook and several yarns put together. It become very thick and thus a little stiff. Next time I’d use a little less yarns.
about.com:Crochet A website with lots of information about crochet
Instructions on how to crochet the Crazy Stitch
I find it often difficult to find the right buttons for my needlework. At
Univers du crochet d’art I eventually found an instruction on how to crochet (and embroider) buttons. It is written in French, but the tutorial is illustrated so that I could easily understand what to do.
On the photo you see my self-made button, it is worked in crochet and then embellished with embroidery.
Addendum of June 23, 2010: The Univers du crochet d’art moved and I didn’t find the instruction there and nowhere else in internet.
But there are many instructions for crocheted buttons, you simply have to choose another one ;-)
Univers du crochet d’art: A french website on crochet
Page moved to: A french website on crochet
Crocheted buttons (French) (with explaining pictures)
The link doesn’t work anymore, try the Google search result for ‘crochet button’
I always wanted to crochet hats, not the beret-like but really hats (although I never ever wear hats ;-))
Then I found the Yarn Lover’s Room with so many interesting crochet and knitting patterns.
They also have a so-called Antique Room with crochet and knitting vintage patterns.
There I found eventually the Antique Hat Patterns.
I did not yet find time to crochet them (in fact, I don’t know what to do with them when I ever find time and finish them ;-))
But I loved to bookmark them – just in case!
Yarn Lover’s Room: The name says ist all
Antique Room: Vintage crochet and knitting patterns
Vintage crochet patterns
Vintage knitting patterns
Antique Hat Patterns