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,


Friday, April 13, 2018

Periwinkle Pillow

Periwinkle is my favorite color!

So I made this springtime pillow in celebration of that color:


This is the front:

This is the back:

It's a total of 16 (8 each side) 3D Granny Square Motifs.
Pattern found here.

  I added a double ruffled border/edge for
an extra kick!
Border pattern is a variation of 
 "The La Vie En Rose" border pattern, found here
but it's done on both sides.
The first border was crocheted after the two pieces were crocheted together,
the the second border was crocheted to the bottom of the first border.


It has a two button enclosure:

Happy Spring! 
and

Warmly,

Astri

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mermaid Art Blanket - Half Done

I thought I was done with the "Mermaid Art Afghan"
until I realized I need to make it twice as big for a bedspread.
But, anywho...here's "half done"...
formerly know as "all done". πŸ˜‰
See...it fits only half way up the bed:
and that's fine for an afghan but I would like a bedspread.

(This is the pretty mermaid art from which this afghan was inspired.)

 No ends to weave in as they become part of the fringe.
Whew!

I started with the blue tones and ended with orange tones.
Now I will continue with orange and eventually end in blue.
So both ends will be blue - which i like best anyway!
(Must order more yarn.)

 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".

Thank for tuning in and as always,



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!

Y'all!



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:
Fondant
Bright Pink
Green
Bottle
White 
  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!
πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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:
Lemon
Citron
Sunshine
Saffron
Tomato
Turquoise
Aster
Lapis
Royal
Midnight
In addition to similar colors from the stash.
πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’›

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,