Sunday, December 16, 2018

Rampenissen Hat with Norwegian Ribbon

During the organizing of some old crafting containers,
I ran across some Norwegian ribbons from many years ago.

So naturally, they were meant for better things than a container...
such as...
the embellishment of Rampenisse Hats!
 Instantly transformed to a whole new "Jul" level!
There's still time before Christmas to make a Rampenisse hat!
(Not just for Christmas anymore...)

You'll find the pattern by clicking here.

And then sew ribbon of your choice onto the edge:
Looks like the Little Nisse concurs:
 God Jul, y'all!
and






Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Crocheted Baubles

Getting back to crocheting after a long hiatus is so much fun!
Crocheting is one of my happy places, for sure.

Which leads to these happy creations:
 Crocheted Baubles in Red, White, and Blue!
I love those colors together...
Representing the two flags of the countries I love;
The USA and Norway!



 The pattern for the baubles came from this book: 

Boho Crochet: 30 Hip and Happy Projects
by Martingale
given to me on my birthday by my dear friend Sue at Felted Button,
she has patterns in there as well.
Thank you, Sue!

The pattern was adjusted according to the size of the ball via hook size,
yarn weight and the number of rows.
The yarn is Scheepjes cotton: Cahlista and Catona,
they can be purchased via links on the Felted Button blog.

I hope this season finds you crocheting, as well!

Warmly, 

Astri





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,