Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

by Kathryn on June 11, 2012 · 11 comments

in crochet around the world

Post image for Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time checking out foreign language crochet blogs. I’ve also been checking out what people in other countries share of crochet on Pinterest. In order to find those things, I’ve not only done searches for “crochet” and checked the links offered on the foreign blogs I already follow but I’ve also done searches using the foreign translated words for crochet (such as tejer for Spanish).

I thought that you might be interested in what I’ve been learning about how to say the word “crochet” in other languages.

spanish crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Spanish is Tejer. It can also be called labor de ganchillo or croché.

italian crochet1 Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Italian is Uncinetto.

french crochet1 Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in French is Crochet. icon smile Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages The word crochet originally comes from the French word for hook.

portuguese flag Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Portuguese is Crochê.

german crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in German is Häkeln.

dutch crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Dutch is Haken.

czech crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Czech is Háčkování.

croatian crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Croatian is Heklati.

finnish crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Finnish is Virkkaus.

norwegian crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Norwegian is Hekle.

turkish crochet1 Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Turkish is tığ işi.

danish crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Danish is Hækling.

filipino crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Filipino is Gantsilyo.

hungarian crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Hungarian is Horgolás.

slovak crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Slovak is Háčkovanie.

indonesian malay crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Indonesian is Merenda. It is the same word in Malay.

polish crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Polish is Szydełkować.

irish crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Irish is Cróise.

latvian crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Latvian is Tamborēt.

japanese crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Japanese looks like: かぎ針編み

chinese crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Chinese looks like: 鉤邊

korean crochet 400x267 Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Korean looks like: 크로셰 뜨개질

greek crochet1 400x285 Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Greek looks like: πλέκω

russian crochet Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Crochet in Russian looks like: вязанье

I should note that I’m just using Google translate to find this information. If anything here looks wrong, please tell me. And if there are slang words for crochet or other ways of saying crochet in a language that you know, I’d love to hear it!

pinit fg en rect gray 28 Translations: How to Say Crochet in 25 Other Languages

Subscribe to all posts by daily email or through a feed reader.

Subscribe to my newsletter where I share crochet news and updates every 1-2 months.

2 comments
Dragana
Dragana

In Serbian, (it is missing :-( ) word for crocheting is: Кукичање

AlejandraKemp
AlejandraKemp

In Spanish we don't have a verb to express the activity of crocheting. We say "Tejer a crochet" for crocheting or "tejer con palillos/agujas" for kitting. The verb "Tejer" simply implies the creation of fabric using some sort or yarn and other implements such as a hook or needles. Still quite interesting.

lydia
lydia

very good compilation! :) though I have to say, in Spanish "tejer" is knitting, crochet is "ganchillo" :)

CrochetBlogger
CrochetBlogger moderator

Update on the Greek translation for crochet:

Zoe's Creations over on Facebook told me:

As far as the greek term (because I am a greek crocheter) crochet is not translated with one word but with three: "πλέκω με βελονάκι" (that means crochet with hook, because the word πλέκω alone is used for 2 kinds: knit and crochet, knit= knit with needles= "πλέκω με βελόνες" and crochet the other

Thanks for the help Zoe!

CrochetBlogger
CrochetBlogger moderator

@AlejandraKemp Thanks for the extra info! There are so many subtleties in each language that it's hard to know the details like this when you're just learning a language. I've studied Spanish for many years but there is still tons I don't know, especially in niche topics like crafting!

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Italian Crochet Blogs To go along with this, I did a roundup of how to say crochet in 25 languages. [...]

  2. [...] I did my roundup of ways to say crochet in 25 languages I listed the Latvian option as tamborēt. I’ve since learned that this is the word for [...]

  3. [...] won’t pretend to understand even a tiny bit of Japanese. I do know that Google Translate tells me that “crochet” in Japanese looks like: かぎ針編み. Although Google [...]

  4. [...] Trey Ajusto has a blog called Gantsilyo Guru. She explains: The word “gantsilyo” is the Filipino term for crochet derived from the Spanish crochet word “ganchillo.” (Learn how to say crochet in 25 languages here.) [...]

Previous post:

Next post: