Sunday, December 9, 2018

Crocheted Egg Gathering Apron

Occasionally the joy of making the perfect gift for someone comes to fruition,
and it is so exciting!

That was the case with this gift for my adorable D-I-L,
who gathers eggs from their chickens every morning.

An Egg Gathering Apron!
 


She has a hippie/bohemian/free-spirit style so every effort was made to match the yarn with her style.
That's where the fun began...

You see my dear friend Sue at Felted Button started me with this fun project by
 generously offering yarn from her leftover Scheepjes projects, as pictured here:
 What's more fun than scrap-stash-busting?

Scrap-stash-busting someone else's stash, of course!!!
Especially when it comes from the likes of Sue at Felted Button
Oh happy day!

Yarn particulars:
Secret Garden, Spirit, and lots of little Stone Washed and River Washed scraps.
(Yes, there was a lot of weaving in of the ends, but that's OK.)
Gosh, gotta' love a friend like that!
(She's easy to love anyway, however. )

Pattern particulars:
I combined these beautiful stash-scraps with a pattern from 
Heart, Hook, and Home found here on Ravelry or here on Etsy.
It was shortened a bit and a ruffle added to the bottom.

I can't hardly wait until Christmas to gift this!!!

I hope there's a lot of 

going on in your neck of the woods.

Warmly,

Astri

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Rampenisse Crocheted Hat Pattern

You know that you are really back in the swing of things when
you can actually produce a pattern again! 
(OK, well maybe a month late, but nevertheless at least before Christmas.)

With resounding joy, I present the

Rampenisse Hat:

 The NVO is a good sport huh?


There are two options for this hat:

1- With eye-slips and bulbous nose
2- Or turned around above the eyes without the nose.

I even made a blue one for me, Yay!

I don't like posting selfies, but let me tell you that with the help of Snapchat, 
a younger and thinner me can be produced.  LOL!!!

Poor NVO, he didn't get Snapchat filters...but he looks good anyway!
Uh oh, Rampenisse is at it again!!!

Would you like to make one or make one for a loved one?

If so,
this pattern can be purchased at my Etsy shop by clicking here.

Patronizing my Etsy Shop is always appreciated!

Thank you for following along and
as always,

Warmly,
Astri

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Cathy's Granny Rose of Pinks, Reds, and Purples

I must be manifesting something,
as yesterday I received photos of another gorgeous granny rose afghan!

Cathy has been following Apple Blossom Dreams for a while, in fact, she started 
the Granny Rose CAL many years ago.
She picked it back up again and finished this beauty last summer!

WOW, what a stupendous finish!!!
She certainly did the pattern justice!
Cathy used her scraps of red, lavender, and pink for the roses and different green for the leaves.
The only yarn she purchased was the cream.
I love this stashbuster brought together with that gorgeous creamy color.

Thank you for sharing Cathy!

This Granny Rose pattern can be purchased from my Etsy shop by clicking here.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tina's Dark Red Granny Rose Afghan

I took a long break from crocheting this year...
selling our home in Utah
and remodeling and moving to our home in Wyoming. 
Wow, It's been a whirlwind!
That phase is finally over and we are officially retired. 
Yay!!!
Time to breathe.

I've been thinking about getting back to the blog a lot lately. 
I needed something to motivate me to do so...and nothing motivates me more than a 
Granny Rose Project.

And here's the perfect one:

The following photos were sent to me by Tina
 and were just the motivation I needed to write a blog post:
What a lovely afghan!
I love the dark red roses. 
This is what I had in mind when I first wrote the pattern
but never got around to making one with this color theme. 
I am so happy that Tina did it!

 This Granny Rose Afghan pattern that can be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.

Tina also used the La Vie en Rose Border/Edging pattern found here.
It's so pretty!
Thank you for sharing, Tina.



Friday, April 20, 2018

Scandinavian Fabric Crocheted Pillow

Here's a pillow for our 
Scandinavian Farmhouse:

I generally stay away from brown...but this fabric...I could not resist.
Our drapes are sewn with this fabric.

Back to the pillow... 
It has tassels:
 First time I've ever made tassels. :-)
So fun!

It's a total of 6 (3 each side) 3D Granny Square Motifs.
Pattern found here.
Then it was widened with 3 dc rows on the top and bottom
of each side, then the sides were joined with sc.
A three button closure.
(Scandinavian button to boot!)
It sits on the rocking chair that once belonged to the NVO's grandmother.
 That came to us all the way from a Ranch in Estancia, New Mexico.

  And of course, there must be a friend for the pillow;
a fabric pillow
with a brown crocheted edge in shells:

Have a nice day and,


Friday, April 13, 2018

Periwinkle Pillow

Periwinkle is my favorite color!

So I made this springtime pillow in celebration of that color:


This is the front:

This is the back:

It's a total of 16 (8 each side) 3D Granny Square Motifs.
Pattern found here.

  I added a double ruffled border/edge for
an extra kick!
Border pattern is a variation of 
 "The La Vie En Rose" border pattern, found here
but it's done on both sides.
The first border was crocheted after the two pieces were crocheted together,
the the second border was crocheted to the bottom of the first border.


It has a two button enclosure:

Happy Spring! 
and

Warmly,

Astri

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mermaid Art Blanket - Half Done

I thought I was done with the "Mermaid Art Afghan"
until I realized I need to make it twice as big for a bedspread.
But, anywho...here's "half done"...
formerly know as "all done". 😉
See...it fits only half way up the bed:
and that's fine for an afghan but I would like a bedspread.

(This is the pretty mermaid art from which this afghan was inspired.)

 No ends to weave in as they become part of the fringe.
Whew!

I started with the blue tones and ended with orange tones.
Now I will continue with orange and eventually end in blue.
So both ends will be blue - which i like best anyway!
(Must order more yarn.)

 I'm using the Puffy NOLA Sunset Afghan Pattern: 

Pattern found by clicking here.

Except I'm starting with 200 stitches instead of 182 stitches,
and of course randomly changing to the colors in the 
"Mermaid Art".

Thank for tuning in and as always,