This week (week 20 of the Friends Around the Workd 3 2018 CAL) we’re in the Czech Republic with the incredibly talented Tatsiana of Lilla Bjorn Crochet. Tatsiana tells us that she doesn’t have many places she visits there as she lives the isolated life of a crochet designer. But there is one place that has become very special to her. For years visited Malmö (Sweden) at the end of the summer or early autumn. And like any good crochet designer she would have her hook and yarn with her. Tatsiana tells us she would simply “sit by the sea, with my crochet. For hours. Just watching the waves. And sunsets.”
Tatsiana has long had a passion for crochet and knitting but she is also an accomplished opera singer and magazine editor. She loves to create beautiful things for the home as well as garments. Be sure to visit her website and check out her beautiful Huldra sweater.
Tatsiana spends long hours learning new techniques, combining colors and watching where the whole process takes her. She also enjoys talking about crochet and tells us she can do that for hours!
So let’s talk about this weeks square, Water Lilly. Like all of Tatsiana’s patterns, Water Lilly is so beautifully designed. Her designs are uniquely her own and you will enjoy working through the techniques to create this beauty.
You can find the written pattern here: Water Lilly by Lilla Bjorn Crochet
Check out our post on yarn requirements here. Here’s what the testers used for this square:
Lynette: Worsted/Aran, 108 grams
Marjolein: Stylecraft Special DK, 32 grams
Silvana: Herrschners Worsted 8, 78.8 grams
Aprille: Stylecraft Aran, 78 grams
Claire: Stylecraft Aran & Boyes Aran, 78 grams
Micki: Worsted, 96 grams
Additional Pattern Info
Don’t forget the extra three rounds you’ll need to do around each square to prepare for joining and finishing your blanket. Here is the link for directions on adding the extra finishing rounds. Link to: Base Rounds For Joining Claire Sutcliffe FATW3 . Translations for base rounds can be found here. This will be necessary to get your squares to the proper ending stitch count. It will vary slightly from week to week because the squares vary in ending stitch counts so be sure to follow the directions for each square. You may choose to add these extra rounds now or later.
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