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!


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:
Bright Pink
  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!

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:
In addition to similar colors from the stash.

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,

Friday, March 2, 2018

Farmhouse Rose Bedspread or Afghan Crochet Pattern - Listed!

Oh Happy Day!

A country inspired crochet pattern has been released:
 It's the Farmhouse Rose Bedspread or Afghan Crochet Pattern
 and you can find it by clicking here.

This crochet pattern is filled with 20 pages of colorful step-by-step photos
and links to more than 8 videos for extra help.

Sample pages:

 I have had so much fun creating this bedspread for our
"Little Red Scandinavian Farmhouse in the Mountains"
that it led to writing the pattern for you to enjoy, as well!

I hope that you would like to make one too!

And I would love to see what color combos you use.
Please email photos to astri.bowlin@gmail.com
and I would be happy to post your project.

Have a happy day and,

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pink Roses and White Orchids

Happy Blooms!!!
Two dozen pink roses and
the NVO's nurtured white orchids.


Have a happy day!