Friday, November 15, 2019

Rampenisse/Gnome/Tomte Hat | Crochet Pattern

It's that time of year again...


when we turn our loved ones into rampenissen,
and here's my favorite rampenisse in my father's bunad from Nordmøre, Norway.
Complete with crocheted nisse hat.

The pattern can be found at the following sites:
(Please click on the sites to take you to the listings).


 (USA buyers only due to taxes.)

Optional ribbon can be added for that Scandinavian flair,

or optional eye slits in the event its worn over the eyes like the gnomes do, apparently.

 And a removable nose.

 
 With eye openings and a nose                                          and without either...  
   


See the naughty rampenisse; he is eating the "Firklover" without removing the wrapper!?!?!
(mmmmm Firklover mmmmm)


I hope your holiday preparation is full of fun and laughter!

And of course lots of

Warmly,

Astri








Sunday, November 10, 2019

Poinsettia (in-the-round) | Crochet Pattern

It's never too soon to prepare for the holidays for us
 "Makers"
as we need plenty of time for making!


So let's make some crocheted 
POINSETTIAS
with a little help from
Apple Blossom Dreams
and the crochet pattern that can be found in my
or
USA buyers may also purchase the pattern from the
on
And that's especially cool because you'll receive 25% off one pattern using the code:
 GRANDOPEN25
And that's double especially cool because Felted Button has
the most awesome collection of patterns and information ever!

There are so many possibilities with these festive flowers:
Bunting or Garland

 Laying around looking pretty

Ornaments (or earrings?)


Oh and wouldn't they make a lovely present topper?
     


How about some early holiday gift giving preparation?

These flowers so fun to make, keep and to gift. 
The pattern includes dozens of step-by-step photos, as well as a shortened version 
AND two video links for extra added assistance. 
Once you make a few for yourself you will likely find your friends and family requesting them. 

These were crocheted in Scheepjes Catona yarn.
Clicking here will direct you to where you can purchase this beautiful yarn
that comes in every color imaginable. 


Happy Early Holidays and
Warmly,

Astri


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Mitered Blossom Dishcloth | Crochet Pattern Listed!

The Mitered Dishcloth Crochet Pattern is now listed!
and can be found at the
Apple Blossom Dreams
Etsy shop by clicking here.
or
USA buyers may also purchase the pattern from the
Apple Blossom Dreams Collection
on
 Felted Button by clicking here.
And that's especially cool because you'll receive 25% off one pattern using the code:
 GRANDOPEN25
And that's double especially cool because Felted Button has
the most awesome collection of patterns and information ever!

I love these dishcloths for holiday gift giving.

These Mitered Blossom Dishcloths are so fun to make, keep and to gift. 
The pattern includes dozens upon dozens of step-by-step photos, as well as a shortened version 
AND four video links for extra added assistance. 
Once you make a few for yourself you will likely find your friends and family requesting them. 

The really great thing about using these as a dishcloth is that, after use,

 simply rinse and wring them thoroughly
 then hang them from a hook by the sink or from the faucet
 with that convenient handle; 
a drying technique keeps them smelling fresh and resisting germs.

These were crocheted in Scheepjes Catona yarn.
Clicking here will direct you to where you can purchase this beautiful yarn
that comes in every color imaginable. 
This yarn keeps its color longer than any other yarn I have used for dishcloths in the past.

These dishcloths have been a real hit among those that have received them as gifts,

 especially with the added thoughtfulness of coordinating the colors with the recipients kitchen,
 or paired with a bar soap or liquid soap. 

This has been the most fun I've had writing a pattern!
It filled the "Koselig Hekler Hus" with lots of
Warmly,

Astri

Monday, October 28, 2019

Santorini and Naxos

Hello!
It's been too long since I've posted.
I hope you have been well!

I've been a little preoccupied lately as I have been very fortunate to travel to the Greek Isles
with my daughter, Little Bug, for a "Mamma Mia" trip.




What beautiful islands of nature's and man's artistry:

Now, I so want to crochet a Bougainvillea something or the other:

And check out this crocheted arbor valance:
 Here's a close-up:
This gives me ideas...like I need anymore. Ack!


And we found a 24 hour bakery...
We were in Seventh Heaven!!!




We had such a good time and
 I am so grateful for this trip of a
 lifetime to celebrate Little Bug's 30th Birthday!
 

But I'm back at the Koselig Hekler Hus, sitting down to write the pattern for the
Mitered Blossom Dishcloth:
It's been a long time coming!
The pattern is to be released November 1, 2019,
in time for Holiday gift giving.

I hope you've had many days of 

while I've been away!

Warmly,

Astri

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Apple Blossom Dreams Crochet Patterns on Felted Button

I'm honored and overjoyed to have a collection of patterns in 
new shop!

Please visit the 
"Apple Blossom Dreams Collection"

It looks like this:

More patterns to come...
(I wish there were eight and then my OCD self could relax a bit,,,)

These and additional patterns are still on Etsy and Lovecrafts.

For Felted Button's Grand Opening
use coupon code
GRANDO15 (That's an upper case o.)
 for a 15% discount on all patterns in the Felted Button Shop.

Please also check out Felted Button's colorful and beautiful patterns


I would also like to take this opportunity to let my patrons and followers know
 how much I appreciate your patronage and interest
 in the last nine years of blogging and designing!!!

A BIG thank you and a BIG hug from me to you!


Warmly,

Astri


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cityscapes Scarf | Crochet Pattern Listed

There's been a lot of mad crochet pattern writing going down at the 
Koselig Hekler Hus!
(Cozy Crochet House)
and this is a result of the latest madness!

The Cityscapes Scarf:
Inside the USA the pattern can be found in the 
at the

Use coupon code GRAND015 for a 15% discount in the Felted Button Shop
for this pattern or any other patterns in the shop.

Outside the USA the pattern can be found at the
Apple Blossom Dreams Shop 

Make this fun and whimsical yet modern scarf for a loved one or for yourself. 
The pattern includes an 11 page instantly downloadable pattern/tutorial that's bursting full of step-by-step photos and diagrams. 
The tutorial can also teach you how to crochet a circle in a square. 

Put a smile on a loved one's face with this happy scarf that you can customize
to their style or your style by changing the colors or the type of yarn.

Scheepjes Metropolis Colour Pack (fingering weight) yarn was used for this pattern.
Find recommendations on where to purchase this yarn

The finished scarf measures 6 inches (15cm) wide by 90 inches (152cm) long.

Skill Level: Easy

 and this is our youngest (Little Bug) modeling it.
Thanks Little Bug!




Warmly,

Astri