Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Spring Equinox

To celebrate Spring here's some crochet happiness:

I call this the
 "Country Rose Pillow"

It's a birthday present for my mother-in-law.

More to come on this one!


Friday, March 9, 2018

Back to Pink Roses

Can't seem to stop making pillows with pink roses:

This is a variation of the Farmhouse Rose Afghan Pattern
found by clicking here.

With these changes:

Two strands of Stylecraft Special DK in:
Bright Pink
  The rose, leaf and first granny rose colors were flip flopped.

A couple of plain granny squares were made and joined to
the rose granny squares with a sc join.

Then granny rows around the entire square until it was the desired size.

The edges were brought together with a sc join
and a rose was placed where they all join.

A finished crochet project always deserves roses...
and lots of love!

Stick around as I'm working on a free pattern that I think you are going to love!

and as always,

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Starting a Mermaid Art Afghan

Now for something completely different for the master bedroom in the "City House",
an afghan to coordinate with the mermaid art:
Isn't she pretty and colorful?
I'll use these colors:
In addition to similar colors from the stash.

Here's a start:

 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".

So far OK:
I'm going for a water/bubbles/seaweed look.

A lot of fun!

I'll keep you updated and in the mean time,

Friday, March 2, 2018

Farmhouse Rose Bedspread or Afghan Crochet Pattern - Listed!

Oh Happy Day!

A country inspired crochet pattern has been released:
 It's the Farmhouse Rose Bedspread or Afghan Crochet Pattern
 and you can find it by clicking here.

This crochet pattern is filled with 20 pages of colorful step-by-step photos
and links to more than 8 videos for extra help.

Sample pages:

 I have had so much fun creating this bedspread for our
"Little Red Scandinavian Farmhouse in the Mountains"
that it led to writing the pattern for you to enjoy, as well!

I hope that you would like to make one too!

And I would love to see what color combos you use.
Please email photos to astri.bowlin@gmail.com
and I would be happy to post your project.

Have a happy day and,

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pink Roses and White Orchids

Happy Blooms!!!
Two dozen pink roses and
the NVO's nurtured white orchids.


Have a happy day!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Farmhouse Rose Afghan - Tested!

The Farmhouse Rose Afghan pattern has been tested by my dear friend Elisabeth.
This is her test flower square:

Whew, I think it worked!
The pattern will be released later this week, once all the edits are incorporated from her test.
Gosh, I write some weird stuff sometimes...I'm so grateful that she found the weirdness.

The pattern is now listed listed.
You can find it by clicking here.

 This square is basically the 3D granny Rose pattern with not as many granny rounds.
So this could easily be turned into a small pillow.
The 3D Granny Rose Pillow Pattern can be found in my
Etsy shop by clicking here.
 What pretty pastel colors she chose.
Elisabeth rooted around in my stash and chose the following colors of
Stylecraft Special DK in:
Soft Peach
Thank you, Elisabeth, for your invaluable assistance.

And thank you all for stopping by!

Stay tuned for the pattern and,

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Farmhouse Rose Afghan - Out for Testing

The pattern has been written...
and it's out for testing!
(Update - The pattern is now available and can be found by clicking here.)

And while I was waiting for the edits,
the leftover yarn was used for a 3D Granny Rose pillow!
Pattern for pillow here with help from this blog post.