A Sea Story: 13 modern mosaic crochet patterns



I have been waiting for the right moment to share this exciting news with you. Finally, it feels like it has come! My first-ever book will arrive soon! And a pre-sale is already open! Let me introduce – A Sea Story

About the book 

I’ve been crocheting and knitting ever since I can remember. And now, my passion has turned into something bigger. Something that brings inspiration and joy, not only to me but also to many people around the world who follow my work. 

A Sea Story book is about the sea and friendship. And because my connection to Malmö (Sweden) is so strong, it will come as no surprise that I decided to take the photographs for this book here, at the beach line in the Ribersborg quarter of the city. 

Divided into several sections, the book features 13 modern designs for home decorations, accessories, blankets and garments. And hopefully, the mosaic stitch patterns presented here will inspire you to use them in other projects, too. 

All patterns use an inset mosaic technique with no ends to weave in. Although sometimes mosaic designs look complicated, they are easy to make. Only basic crochet stitches are used throughout: chain, single and double crochet, mosaic double crochet (US terminology, a Stitch Guide is given in the book). 

The book was inspired by the sea, and all projects use soothing and calm shades of Scheepjes yarns. Although every pattern was designed and written with a specific yarn in mind, the mosaic stitch patterns can be easily adapted for the width, height and different yarn weights and hook sizes. The explanations about how to translate them into different kinds of the projects are given in the Tips&Techniques chapter, together with stitch guide and additional information about gauge and blocking. 


The patterns come with written row by row (or round by round) instructions together with mosaic charts, where all mosaic double crochet stitches are marked with X. Detailed information about how to follow the charts is also given in the book. 

A Sea Story book was printed in the Czech Republic on a premium matt paper. 

Additional information: Paperback, 190x255mm, 104 pages. Published in Brno, 2021. English language with US terminology 

Acknowledgments 

This book is a very personal project. The small seed of an idea was planted seven years ago when I just started designing crochet. And over the years it has grown into something big. That would never have happened without the help and support of my family, friends, readers, followers, and customers. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to them all. 

A Sea Story was created by friendship. 


I would like to thank my family and friends, and a whole team of people who helped me and guided me in this exciting journey: Amy Curtin, Carol Ibbetson, Suzanne Juby, Stephanie Peat, Vitali Frozen, my dear friends Lucie Szabová and Mattias Davidsson who, despite not being professional models, still took the challenge of modelling for this book. 

And of course, huge thanks go to our brilliant testing team! Without you this book would never happen. Thank you all so much: Loele van den Bergh-Theunissen, Jenna Bowers, Ruth Bracey, Sarah Fabbri, Elizabeth Garcia Kalka, Pam Hibbert, Laura Jackson, Lisa Marlow, Macarena Marskell, Faye Pike, Esther Schippers, Claire Shipton, Hilde Tindlund, Sandra Veneman

 

Where to order 

Order your own copy now via Patterns by Lilla Bjorn website HERE. We ship worldwide. I will sign every copy and will pack your book with love! Please, note that A Sea Story book is available for a Pre-Sale now. Physical copies will be shipped as soon as they arrive from the printer. The estimated shipping date is November 21st, 2021; however, it might be delayed a bit. 

The book is shipped worldwide. The customers in Europe will be able to choose between a standard and express delivery. Please, note that the shipping time should be counted from the moment when the book will be shipped from our house. Due to a pre-Christmas time, the shipping period might be extended. 

Hope you enjoy! And thank you for your support! 

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16 comments

  1. Congratulations!
    Ordering now.

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  2. Such a beautiful sneak peek! I can’t wait to receive my copy. Congratulations on your first book! 🌊

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  3. Do you plan to offer a digital version?

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    1. We are looking into this option, but at the moment the book is available only as a hard copy with paperback.

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  4. Wow...congratulations on your book...can't wait to check it out....

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  5. Just ordered! Hoping it will reach the US in time for Christmas!

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    1. thank you! Yes, I also hope the shipping will be fast to the US.

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  6. Excellent! I've just ordered my copy and can't wait for it to arrive!

    I'm so glad that you made a book with your wonderful designs as I've followed your work and made lovely things your fantastic patterns for some years now. And you've inspired me to make my own mosaic patterns - thank you!

    I wish you the best of luck and huge success with your book - you deserve it!

    Trish

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    1. Hello Trish! Thank you very much! I hope you will like the book :)

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  7. Congratulations Tatsiana, this is a wonderful addition to your brilliant imagination in the crochet world. I wish you love and happiness in everything you do!!!

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  8. Congratulations on your book Tatsiana. I've been following your crochet creations for a long time and love each and every one of them. I ordered your book right away and am already looking forward to receiving it. A wonderful gift to myself! Kind regards, Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera, I hope you will find lots of inspiration inside the book.

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