Thursday, August 11, 2022

Forest Flower (Blomsterskogen) Blanket | Crochet Pattern | Published

The pattern for the Forest Flower aka Blomsterskogen Blanket 
Crochet Pattern
 has been released!
I have some exciting news....

are you ready for it?

I sure am, it's been a long time coming...

here it is...

The pattern includes a Dutch translation!
One of the clever testers, Consolata Ro has translated this pattern.
What a generous gift she has given me...right from the heart. 
💓💓💓
I extend my sincerest gratitude.
💓💓💓

You can find the pattern at the Apple Blossom Dreams Etsy shop 
or on Ravelry (Designs by Astri Elisabeth aka Blossom Dreams), 
or Lovecrafts. 

Click on these links to take you to the pattern:
EtsyRavelry, and, Lovecrafts (Great Britain) or Lovecrafts (USA)


The 22-page pattern includes over 100 photos and links to seven exclusive videos for additional help. 
It also includes a 2-page abbreviated version for printing. 

There are two size options:

 27" x 41" (69 cm x 104 cm)
or
41" x 52" (104 cm x 132 cm)

It is named the Forest Flower because it was designed and crocheted in the forest!
Not this forest...a real forest. 😉


 
The pictured blanket was made with 11 skeins of Stylecraft Special DK
 and/or Scheepjes Colour Crafter, with plenty of yarn left over for other fun stuff!
 Those are both acrylic DK weight yarn that comes in over 100 of the yummiest of colors!!!

Here are some tests in different colors:

Tests by

@roconsolata             and                  @lepitfish

I am so grateful for these lovely "maker" testers,
and the amazing technical editor
@paulina.s.maraboli

A couple of additional "makers" tests to come. 

Wishing you many cozy days filled with a plethora of


Warmly,

Astri


Friday, August 5, 2022

Cherry Blossom Blanket | Crochet Pattern | Pink and Black

 Pink is such a fun color and I'm liking the way
it pops with black!

And how fun is this to combine the two in a crocheted
Cherry Blossom Blanket?!?

You can find the pattern at the Apple Blossom Dreams Etsy shop 
or on Ravelry (Designs by Astri Elisabeth aka Blossom Dreams), 
or Lovecrafts. 

Click on these links to take you to the pattern:

This pattern will guide you in making this lovely cherry blossom afghan.

Its vibrant color-saturated and soft design is also ideal for many applications. 

The finished size is approximately 36” x 48” (120 cm x 90 cm) which is perfect for napping or displaying. Cozy on up for cooler days/evenings or wrap baby snuggly for a stroll. 

Oh and think of the color possibilities!

This instantly downloadable 20-page pattern includes plenty of step-by-step photos, as well as, links to the Apple Blossom Dream Afghan (videos in different yarn and colors; however, the same stitches) for extra added assistance. Pages 19 and 20 of the pattern includes a condensed crochet “short-hand” version of the pattern. The pattern is written and verbalized in US crochet terms.

Ideal for an intermediate crocheter. General knowledge of crocheting a granny square is helpful.

DK weight yarn is used. THe featured afghan is crocheted in Scheepjes Stone and River Washed Yarn.


Wishing you lots of


Warmly,

Astri Elisabeth








Saturday, July 23, 2022

Forest Flower Blanket - Blomsterskog | Crochet Pattern | Coming Soon

  Coming Soon...
A  Forest Flower Blanket aka Blomsterskog 
Crochet Pattern! 

Yay!

I don't have a lot to say today, but I do hope you are all doing well!



Warmly,

Astri


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Summer Blossom Bed Runner or Square Blanket | Crochet Pattern | Published

 Hot off the press!
The pattern for the Summer Blossom Bed Runner or Square Blanket 
crochet pattern has been released!
You can find it at the Apple Blossom Dreams Etsy shop 
or on Ravelry (Designs by Astri Elisabeth aka Blossom Dreams), 
or Lovecrafts. 

Click on these links to take you to the pattern:
The 23-page pattern includes over 100 photos and links to exclusive videos for additional help. 
It also includes a 3-page abbreviated version for printing. 
This one has been a joy to write and make!


The pictured blanket was made with Stylecraft Special DK and/or Scheepjes Colour Crafter.
 Those are both acrylic DK weight yarn that comes in over 100 of the yummiest of colors!!!
All photos are courtesy of one of my lovely testers Claudia @crochetaladia, 
additionally, I actually hired a technical editor, Kaitlin @sass.and.stitch and she did a fabulous job. 

I have been so fortunate with so many talented testers...their photos are forthcoming. 
A great BIG thank you to these kind and talented testers!!! 

I sure hope you make one. I would love to see your project!!!

I hope the start of summer has brought you many days filled with



Warmly,

Astri



Friday, June 24, 2022

Apple Blossom Dreams | Everything All at Once

 Gosh, I feel like I have so many crochet projects going on all at once
 that I don't know where to begin to write a post.

So here's a brief summary:

The start of a new pattern called
Blomsterskogan (Flower Forest)
This one is at least a month away.


I'm also working on hats:

and bags:
 


Spring Blossom Cushions:
Recently listed on Etsy, Ravelry, and Lovecrafts.

Spring Blossom Bed Runner:
Recently listed on Etsy, Ravelry and, Lovecrafts.

Summer Blosson Bed Runner or Square Blanket:
Out for testing - soon to be released.



Thank you for checking in and wishing you every happiness, all at once and


Warmly,

Astri


Thursday, June 16, 2022

Spring Blossom Cushion | Crochet Pattern

 I am so excited about the Spring Blossom Cushion crochet pattern that I
even took a few rare selfies with a few of the sample cushion tests!🌸

Little Bug used an app to create that artistic rendering...

but here's the real me:
My new phone does not pick up the true colors very well,
and I'll be darned if I can find a flattering filter,
so perhaps I need to check into that app!?!

Oh well, here you have it, the real me!
(I wonder why my eyes look so dark?)

  


You can find this pattern at  the Apple Blossom Dreams Etsy shop by clicking here
 or on Ravelry (Designs by Astri Elisabeth aka Blossom Dreams) by clicking here

The 29-page pattern includes over 100 photos and links to exclusive videos for additional help.
 It also includes a 3-page printable version.

The pictured cushions have been crocheted with Stylecraft Special DK and Scheepjes Colour Crafter.
Those are both acrylic DK weight yarn that come in over 100 of the yummiest of colors!!!
The cushion measures approximately 18" (46 cm) across.

I sure hope you make one!

Here are some color and border options in the pattern:

This one was made by my friend Claudia.
You can find her on Instagram @crochetaladia.
She's amazing...
just look at those colors!


Here are the ones I'm holding in the above photos:
 

 



In the pattern the featured cushion coordinates with
the Spring Blossom Bed Runner.
(It also includes the colorways of the cushions that I am holding.)

Here's the Spring Blossom Bed Runner:

 
Additionally, you can find the pattern for the Spring Blossom Bed Runner 
by clicking on the following
Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:

Pretty much any yarn can be used for this project; however, the pictured afghan is crocheted with 
Scheepjes Colour Crafter and/or Stylecraft Special DK, just like the cushion!
 
Here's what the border looks like:
 
The finished bed runner measures 97” x 22” (246 cm x 56 cm
(This size fits at the foot of a king or queen-sized bed and hangs over the sides. 
Reduce rows for a smaller bed or rearrange dimensions for a blanket.)


Thank you for your interest and following along and wishing you lots of


Warmly,

Astri