Thursday, July 9, 2020

Macaroon Blossom Afghan | Crochet Pattern | Progress

All the "macaroons" are finished for the
Macaroon Blossom Afghan:
The joining has finally begun:
It took many tries and lots of playing to finally come up with something
 that looked like leaves to join the circles.

Next...a border...

Then, the writing and photography for a pattern release this summer!

I've been engaged with some

and I hope you have been as well!

Warmly,

Astri



Friday, July 3, 2020

Blush Blossom Pom-Pom Pillow | Crochet Pattern | Published


Another pattern that's been a long time in the making is finally done!
🌸🌸🌸
The Blush Blossom Pom-Pom Pillow Crochet Pattern has now been released:


You can find the new pattern by clicking on the following Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:


Ravelry  



The backside looks like this:

Front                                                 Back
 

Any yarn can be used for this project; however, the pictured pillow is crocheted with 
Scheepjes Colour Crafter or Stylecraft Special DK.

Sources to purchase this yarn can be found by clicking here, from my friend's site.

This is a new pattern utilizing the Blush Blossom Motif and Triangle Motif from the
Blush Blossom and Isolation Blossom Blanket.

This pattern is based on this Blush Blossom Blanket Pattern: 
The blanket pattern can also be purchased at the following Apple Blossom Dream's Shops:

and as always, wishing you lots of


Warmly,

Astri

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Blush Blossom Pom-Pom Pillow | Crochet Pattern | Testing Completed

The Blush Blossom Pom Pom Pillow Crochet Pattern
 has been tested and will be ready to be released on Friday, July 3rd, 2020!

Here's a lovely sample pillow by one of the testers:
Such pretty colors and color combinations. 

 This is a new pattern utilizing the Blush Blossom Motif and Triangle Motif from the
Blush Blossom and Isolation Blossom Blanket:

The link to purchase the pattern will be posted on Friday, but in the meantime:

The original Blush Blossom Blanket Pattern can be purchased on Etsy by either 
clicking on the below photo or by clicking here,
or at these other Apple Blossom Dream's Shops:
LoveCrafts

Any yarn can be used; however, the pictured pillow is crocheted with 
Scheepjes Colour Crafter or Stylecraft Special DK.

Sources to purchase this yarn can be found by clicking here, from my friend's site.


and as always, wishing you lots of


Warmly,

Astri

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Macaroon Blossom WIP | Future Crochet Pattern

Via a surge of ideas
(probably brought on by caffeine and some well needed time on my hands)
🌸 The Macaroon Blossom Afghan 🌸
design is born:
This is one of those projects that I can't wait to get my hands on every day.
I'm very excited!
Do they look like French macaroons with a buttercream flower on top?
Yummmmmm...I want to eat them....ooooooo.....better not.

Staying awake late at night and working on this is no problem because the colors are so fun
and the anticipation of the next color combination is energizing!
 Once I finally sleep...the dreams come....
"Apple Blossom" dreams I suppose. πŸ˜‰
🌸πŸŒ₯🌸

 The rest of the design and pattern will feverishly and joyfully 
be pulled together this summer.
A decision must be made soon on what to do in between the circles,
it will certainly include green (more yarn is on its way, yay!.) 
I am wondering about incorporating a bud or a leaf? 
Then the border; goodness, fun times to be had by all for sure.

The Blossom with Leaves is from the
Apple Blossom Branch Pattern and can be found by clicking here or on the below photo:


This project is crocheted with Scheepjes Stonewashed Yarn, 
and can be purchased at the shops listed at my friend's site

At this writing, I'm not affiliated with either one of these businesses...
just simply love them both. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

I hope you have something fun to work on for the summer and I wish you

Warmly,

Astri




Saturday, June 6, 2020

Blush Blossom Pom-Pom Pillow | Crochet Pattern | Testers Needed

 I'm looking for a few testers to test the crochet pattern for this 
Blush Blossom Pom-Pom Pillow:
This is a new pattern utilizing the Blush Blossom Motif and Triangle Motif from the
Blush Blossom and Isolation Blossom Blanket.
This is the backside.

If you are interested in testing this pattern, then please send me an email at
astri.bowlin@gmail.com

I am very grateful for a set of "new eyes." 
I'm seeking someone that can look for ease in understanding and crocheting the project,
as well as, spelling/grammar/punctuation and technical errors.
Photos upon completion are optional but would be helpful.
If you send me photos I will assume you are giving me permission to use them on my blog,
in social media and possibly in the pattern, unless otherwise indicated.

Testers receive any pattern of choice from the Apple Blossom Dreams Etsy shop.

The test is due by June 25th, 2020.

A smaller version of this pillow is fine for the test;
with 5 Blossom Motifs and 4 Triangles and 4 Pom-Poms.
(The back would also need to be adjusted smaller to fit.)

Any yarn can be used; however, the pictured pillow is crocheted with 
Scheepjes Colour Crafter or Stylecraft Special DK.

Sources to purchase this yarn can be found by clicking here, from my friend's site.

The original Blush Blossom Blanket Pattern can be purchased on Etsy by either 
clicking on the below photo or by clicking here,

or at these other Apple Blossom Dream's Shops:

and as always, wishing you lots of


Warmly,

Astri

Friday, June 5, 2020

Granny Rose Afghan | Featured on LoveCrafts | Indie June

I am humbled and full of gratitude that LoveCrafts
would choose my Granny Rose Afghan as one of it's
Indie designer patterns to feature for the month of June.

It's right there on the bottom right corner:
There's some voting going down for favorites.

Click here or on the below photo to vote:

(Please note that you will need to be logged into your LoveCrafts account to participate.)

You will also find links to purchase all these lovely patterns there, as well.
(Gosh, I may need to make that adorable cropped granny jacket,
oh and how about that cute little astronaut - timely, eh?)

Additionally, my featured pattern can be purchased at LoveCrafts
by clicking here or on the below photo.
The yarn can be purchased at LoveCrafts, as well.

Thank you LoveCrafts!

Wishing you all lots of

Warmly,

Astri

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Lightfall Blanket | By Felted Button | Crochet Pattern and or Kit

Please take a gander at this lovely crocheted afghan:
 Pattern: Lightfall Blanket
Yarn: Scheepjes Whirl

It adorns my office/studio/guest room:
The Lightfall Blanket Pattern can be found by clicking here.

The Lightfall Blanket Crochet Kit and Pattern in Scheepjes Yarn
 can be purchased at Deramores by clicking here.

Please note, at this writing, I am not affiliated with the aforementioned three businesses.
Susan of Felted Button is my friend, Deramores is where I purchase my yarn and
Scheepjes is my favorite yarn.
I just simply love these services and products.
πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

This is certainly a pattern made for lots of

Warmly,

Astri