Thursday, September 15, 2022

Aloha Blossom | Play

 Just playing around with the Aloha Blossom motifs
from the previous post for the pattern for the motif:

I made twelve of these "leis" as follows:
Each lei consists of 10 blossom motifs for 120 motifs total,
in the following colors:

1 Magenta 
(final version of the blossom)
2 Lavender
3 Clematis
4 Bright Pink
5 Fondant
6 Candy Floss
7 Tangerine
8 Shrimp
9 Blush 
(final version of the leaves)
10 Turquoise
11 Aspen
12 Sherbet 

Now to figure out how to join these together! 

🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
Pattern: Aloha Blossom
(Motif pattern free on the previous post click here for step-by-step photo guidance.)
Designer: Astri Elisabeth
 Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK or Scheepjes Colour Crafter
Hook: 7 - 7.5 (4 mm - 4.5 mm aka "G")
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Thanks for following along and as always 
wishing you many flowery late summer days of



Warmly,

Astri

Friday, August 26, 2022

Aloha Blossom Motif | Free Crochet Pattern

Here's a step-by-step photo tutorial of the Aloha Blossom Motif!
Pattern: Aloha Blossom
Designer: Astri Elisabeth
 Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK or Scheepjes Colour Crafter
Hook: 7 - 7.5 (4 mm - 4.5 mm aka "G")


With Citrine:


With White:


With Clematis:


Continuing with Clematis:


I hope you have as much fun with this as I have!

Thanks for following along and as always 
wishing you gobs of



Warmly,

Astri

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. 
πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“
I extend my sincerest gratitude.
πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

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. πŸ˜‰


 
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