Monday, February 26, 2018

Farmhouse Rose Afghan - Tested!

The Farmhouse Rose Afghan pattern has been tested by my dear friend Elisabeth.
This is her test flower square:

Whew, I think it worked!
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The pattern will be released later this week, once all the edits are incorporated from her test.
Gosh, I write some weird stuff sometimes...I'm so grateful that she found the weirdness.

The pattern is now listed listed.
You can find it by clicking here.

 This square is basically the 3D granny Rose pattern with not as many granny rounds.
So this could easily be turned into a small pillow.
The 3D Granny Rose Pillow Pattern can be found in my
Etsy shop by clicking here.
 What pretty pastel colors she chose.
Elisabeth rooted around in my stash and chose the following colors of
Stylecraft Special DK in:
Lemon
Magenta
Clematis
Aspen
Sherbet
Soft Peach
Fondant
Thank you, Elisabeth, for your invaluable assistance.

And thank you all for stopping by!

Stay tuned for the pattern and,


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Farmhouse Rose Afghan - Out for Testing

The pattern has been written...
and it's out for testing!
(Update - The pattern is now available and can be found by clicking here.)

And while I was waiting for the edits,
the leftover yarn was used for a 3D Granny Rose pillow!
Pattern for pillow here with help from this blog post.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Inspiration for Farmhouse Rose Afghan

Our "Little Red Scandinavian Home" is the inspiration for the
"Farmhouse Rose Afghan"
 from yesterday's post.
A pattern that is feverishly and excitably taking over my life. 
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(Update - The pattern is now available and can be found by clicking here.)
The inspiration is more specifically a "Barn Quilt" 
that has been designed and painted to look like a Granny Square. 

It's difficult to see it in a photo far away,
 so here are a couple of close-ups before installation:

Note the "Crocheted Rose Clock"...
these are everywhere...
in every room...
in every color combination...
including the porch! 
LOL

So I'm off to continue writing...
Have a happy and koselig wintry day and,


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Farmhouse Rose Afghan

Excitably working on a pattern for this afghan:

It's called the Farmhouse Rose Afghan.
It was inspired by our little red Scandinavian house in the woods.

(Update - The pattern is now available and can be found by clicking here.)

See tomorrow's post for the inspiration. :-)





Friday, February 16, 2018

Diagonal 3D Granny Rose Rainbow Candy Pillow

Oh what fun to play with bright colors!
This pillow was made with the 3D Granny Rose Pillow pattern found here.
(A pattern that includes over eight short videos for step-by-step instruction.)
With the following adjustments:

Only one large square was crocheted (23 granny rows), then the corners were brought together 
and the edges were sc'd together.
 A 3D rose in the center was sewn on where the corners meet.

And these Stylecraft Special DK colors were used:
Bluebell is crocheted every other row. 
It fits in a 20" x 20" pillow form.
(And those pillow forms are just $2.99 at IKEA as of this writing!)

What would you think about making one in your favorite colors?
I would love a photo!
astri.bowlin@gmail.com

Please purchase the pattern here.
Resulting in an overflow of gratitude!

Have a colorful day and,

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeg Elsker St. Valentine's Day


....because I live in a heart shaped world.
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So here's a little heart shaped crochet treat for today:
A mini crocheted sachet that will hold one 
cotton ball sprayed with a lovely fragrance.

This particular one is "Diorissmo" and smells of Lily of the Valley, 
which reminds me of my mother, grandmother and aunts in Norway.

I came across this fragrance from a dear friend.
She blogs here at 

 Tuck it away somewhere you would like
some extra fragrant love.
(A drawer or in your pillowcase, perhaps.)


Oh and how about a little heart shaped snack of love:
Greek yogurt topped with a clementine, sliced almonds, raw honey and cinnamon,
and
a mug of cafe' au lait (in honor of New Orleans during this special time of year).

"Jeg Elsker Deg"

 is Norwegian for:

I Love You!

I wish you a day full of love and a day full of,

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Colorful Granny Rose with Bright Pillows

A little blast from the past...
(see this post for the final step from the past.)

 Pattern for the Granny Rose pillow that can be used for this afghan
 can be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.

For a two-toned rose afghan click here.

And as always,