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". ๐Ÿ˜‰
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!
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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.
๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›

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!
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