Thursday, September 5, 2019

Cherry Blossom Poof Crochet Pattern - Listed

The blossom crocheting addiction continues and continues...
Another result of this obsession is this
Cherry Blossom Poof
🌸🌸🌸
It was important to have a companion to the 
Cherry Blossom Afghan;
a snuggle partner, if you will. 

Imagine cuddling up to this Poof and dreaming of...
blossoms!

the pattern can now be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.
Yay!!!
This is how the listing reads:
Let this pattern guide you in making this lovely cherry blossom poof. Its vibrant color-saturated and soft design is also ideal for many applications. The circumference of the finished size is approximately 42" (107cm) which is perfect for displaying or resting your head for a nap. Oh and think of the color possibilities!

This instantly downloadable 16-page pattern includes plenty of step-by-step photos, as well as, links to the Apple Blossom Dream Afghan video in different yarn and colors; for extra added assistance. Pages 15 and 16 of the pattern includes a condensed crochet "short-hand" version of the pattern. 
The pattern is written and verbalized in US crochet terms.
Ideal for an intermediate crocheter. General knowledge of crocheting a granny square is helpful.
DK weight yarn is used.
A great way to use up any leftover yarn from either
 the Cherry Blossom Afghan or the Apple Blossom Dream Afghans:
This is a photo of the original Apple Blossom Dream Afghan 
in Stylecraft Special DK or Scheepjes Colour Crafter.
Pattern found here.

Photos of the Cherry Blossom Afghan and The Apple Blossom Dream Afghan
in Scheepjes Stone and River Washed Yarn
 Patterns found 
here                           and                       here.

Please note that the stamen can be changed from Steenbras to Citrine and the leaves from
 Peridot to Canada Jade or New Jade and
 voila you have an apple blossom!

The Cherry Blossom Afghan pattern and the Apple Blossom Dream Afghan patterns
 include the instructions for the blossoms motifs. 
If you have purchased any of these three afghan patterns, 
then please forward the proof of purchase via email and
 I will happily send the Cherry Blossom Poof pattern to you for free:
astri.bowlin@gmail.com

Otherwise, the pattern can be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.

Thank you for the crochet love,

Warmly,

Astri

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Apple Blossom Branch Crochet Pattern - Listed

Remember that blossom crocheting addiction that I referred to in the previous post?
It has not stopped!

Another result of this obsession is this
Apple Blossom Branch 
🌸🌸🌸

It brings springtime into the home all year long!

I finished up the pattern last night with the help of a desktop publishing program and
the NVO's editing skills;
 
hence, the pattern can now be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.
Yay!!!

This is how the listing reads:

Let this pattern guide you in making this lovely apple blossom branch. 
Its fresh and soft design is also ideal for many decorative applications. 

This instantly downloadable 11-page pattern includes plenty of step-by-step photos, as well as, links to videos for extra added assistance. 
Page 11 of the pattern includes a condensed crochet "short-hand" version of the pattern. 
The pattern is written and verbalized in US crochet terms.Ideal for an intermediate crocheter. 

A great way to use up any leftover yarn from either
 the Cherry Blossom Afghan or the Apple Blossom Dream Afghans:
This is a photo of the original Apple Blossom Dream Afghan 
in Stylecraft Special DK or Scheepjes Colour Crafter.
Pattern found here.


Photos of the Cherry Blossom Afghan and The Apple Blossom Dream Afghan
in Scheepjes Stone and River Washed Yarn
 Patterns found 
here                           and                       here.



Please note that the stamen can be changed to Scheepjes River Washed yarn in Steenbras
and the leaves to Scheepjes Stone Washed in Peridot and voila you have a cherry blossom!

 

The Cherry Blossom Afghan pattern and the Apple Blossom Dream Afghan patterns
 include the instructions for the blossoms. 
Additionally, the Branch pattern includes leaves, buds, and placement information.
If you have purchased any of these three afghan patterns, 
then please forward the proof of purchase via email and
 I will happily send the branch pattern to you for free:
astri.bowlin@gmail.com


Otherwise, the pattern can be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.


Thank you for your interest,

Warmly,

Astri

Friday, August 23, 2019

Cherry Blossom Afghan Crochet Pattern

I am addicted to crocheting blossoms, I tell ya'!
I simply cannot stop!

One of the results of this obsession is this
Cherry Blossom Afghan
🌸🌸🌸
made with 
Scheepjes Stone and River Washed yarn.
I LOVE this yarn!

I must have at least a dozen blossom project in the works, but finally,
 I sat down and produced a pattern for this one.
(Gosh it's hard to pull myself away from the hook, yarn, and crocheted blossom mania,
 and onto the computer!)
The Cherry Blossom Afghan Pattern is similar to the Apple Blossom Dream Afghan Pattern,
so if you have purchased that pattern, then please forward the proof of purchase via email and
 I will happily send this one to you for free:
astri.bowlin@gmail.com

Otherwise, the pattern can be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.

This is how the listing reads:

Let this pattern guide you in making this lovely cherry blossom afghan 
Its vibrant color-saturated and soft design is also ideal for many applications. 
The finished size is approximately 36" x 48" (120 cm x 90 cm) which is perfect for napping or displaying. 
Cozy on up for cooler days/evenings or wrap baby snuggly for a stroll. 
Oh and think of the color possibilities!
This instantly downloadable 20-page pattern includes plenty of step-by-step photos, as well as, links to the Apple Blossom Dream Afghan (videos in different yarn and colors; however, the same stitches) for extra added assistance. Pages 19 and 20 of the pattern includes a condensed crochet "short-hand" version of the pattern. 
The pattern is written and verbalized in US crochet terms.
Ideal for an intermediate crocheter. General knowledge of crocheting a granny square is helpful.


The MC is Black Onyx,
but if you would like a lighter look, one option would be to change the MC to Moonstone:

Thank you for checking in and as always,

Warmly,

Astri

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Four New Yarn Colors


Adding colors to an already splendid array of colors makes me so happy!

These are the new Stylecraft Special DK yarn colors:
Cornish Blue
Spearmint
Powder Pink
Toy
Aren't the colors pretty?

With the introduction of new colors, I make crocheted roses
 and add them to a poster that hangs on my studio door. 

For the original Granny Rose crochet pattern ( a crochet-in-the-round rose), 
please see my Etsy shop by clicking here.
 It includes an instructional video too! 

Just imagine the color possibilities and application possibilities.
Oh, how I love blossoms! 
❤❤❤
🌸🌸🌸🌼🌼🌼 ❇❇❇️️️️️


 Thank you for stopping by to see this pretty yarn
and

Warmly,

Astri


Friday, August 16, 2019

Blush Blossom Blanket in Muted Colors-WIP

I just simply can't stop crocheting with the springtime colors!

I have been obsessing over and chomping at the bit to try out the new Stylecraft Special DK yarn colors.

So a "Blush Blossom Blanket in Muted Colors"
 was just the ticket to cover both obsessions.

At this juncture, I have included two of the new yarn colors:
Toy and Powder Pink
(Watch out Spearmint and Cornish Blue...I have future plans for you too!)
And for once I don't have the urge to saturate with white; however, 
cream may sneak its way into this project.
This blanket is based on the Blush Blossom Baby Blanket Pattern,
found in my Etsy Shop by clicking here.
The only changes are the yarn the colors. 
Everything else will remain the same.

The blossoms are crocheted from my Stylecraft Special DK and Scheepjes Colour Crafter yarn stash.
I picked colors not too bright or dark.
Additionally, I chose flower colors that might be found in nature. 
I like the granny square as a diamond and I really like that there are only 24 of these blossom squares (diamonds) to crochet.
(Please note the pattern includes a plethora of step-by-step photos, as well as, video links for additional assistance.)

The rest of the blanket is comprised of basic granny squares and half granny squares (triangles).

The MC's (Main Colors) are:
Toy
Cloud Blue
Powder Pink
Duck Egg

The leaves are:
Pistachio

At this point, the border may include Cream, Spearmint, and Cornish Blue....we'll see...
I am making every effort to limit the yarn to no more than one skein of each color.

Stay tuned for the continuing colorways,

 and as always wishing you lots of colorful and

Warmly,

Astri