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





Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Blossom in the Round with Leaves | Crochet Pattern | Listed

I am so excited to publish the 
"Blossom (in-the-round) with Leaves"
Crochet Pattern.
and I'm doubly excited to list this pattern at the
I am overjoyed that Apple Blossom Dreams has its own collection in this shop!!!
(Please note only USA buyers in this shop only due to taxes levied by other countries/jurisdictions;
however, the patterns are available outside the USA at Etsy by clicking here.)

Wow! I'll tell ya', I feel so fortunate to be associated with Felted Button.
Susan is an absolute joy.
Please check out the site; talk about crochet perfection!!!! 

You can find this pattern in the Felted Button Shop by clicking here.
Use the coupon code GRAND015 in the Felted Button Shop for a 15% discount.


You can also find the pattern at Etsy by clicking here.

Think about the fun you could have playing with color by way of making these blossoms!
The possibilities and combinations are endless.
These have been crocheted in Stylecraft Special DK and Scheepjes Colour Crafter yarn.
Recommendations on where you can purchase these yarns are also in the Felted Button Shop.


Stay tuned for more Apple Blossom Dreams patterns to be added to the collection at the

Have a wonderful day!

Warmly,

Astri

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Cherry Blossom Poof Crochet Pattern - Listed

The blossom crocheting addiction continues and continues...
Another result of this obsession is this
Cherry Blossom Poof
🌸🌸🌸
It was important to have a companion to the 
Cherry Blossom Afghan;
a snuggle partner, if you will. 

Imagine cuddling up to this Poof and dreaming of...
blossoms!

the pattern can now be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.
Yay!!!
This is how the listing reads:
Let this pattern guide you in making this lovely cherry blossom poof. Its vibrant color-saturated and soft design is also ideal for many applications. The circumference of the finished size is approximately 42" (107cm) which is perfect for displaying or resting your head for a nap. Oh and think of the color possibilities!

This instantly downloadable 16-page pattern includes plenty of step-by-step photos, as well as, links to the Apple Blossom Dream Afghan video in different yarn and colors; for extra added assistance. Pages 15 and 16 of the pattern includes a condensed crochet "short-hand" version of the pattern. 
The pattern is written and verbalized in US crochet terms.
Ideal for an intermediate crocheter. General knowledge of crocheting a granny square is helpful.
DK weight yarn is used.
A great way to use up any leftover yarn from either
 the Cherry Blossom Afghan or the Apple Blossom Dream Afghans:
This is a photo of the original Apple Blossom Dream Afghan 
in Stylecraft Special DK or Scheepjes Colour Crafter.
Pattern found here.

Photos of the Cherry Blossom Afghan and The Apple Blossom Dream Afghan
in Scheepjes Stone and River Washed Yarn
 Patterns found 
here                           and                       here.

Please note that the stamen can be changed from Steenbras to Citrine and the leaves from
 Peridot to Canada Jade or New Jade and
 voila you have an apple blossom!

The Cherry Blossom Afghan pattern and the Apple Blossom Dream Afghan patterns
 include the instructions for the blossoms motifs. 
If you have purchased any of these three afghan patterns, 
then please forward the proof of purchase via email and
 I will happily send the Cherry Blossom Poof pattern to you for free:
astri.bowlin@gmail.com

Otherwise, the pattern can be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.

Thank you for the crochet love,

Warmly,

Astri

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Apple Blossom Branch Crochet Pattern - Listed

Remember that blossom crocheting addiction that I referred to in the previous post?
It has not stopped!

Another result of this obsession is this
Apple Blossom Branch 
🌸🌸🌸

It brings springtime into the home all year long!

I finished up the pattern last night with the help of a desktop publishing program and
the NVO's editing skills;
 
hence, the pattern can now be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.
Yay!!!

This is how the listing reads:

Let this pattern guide you in making this lovely apple blossom branch. 
Its fresh and soft design is also ideal for many decorative applications. 

This instantly downloadable 11-page pattern includes plenty of step-by-step photos, as well as, links to videos for extra added assistance. 
Page 11 of the pattern includes a condensed crochet "short-hand" version of the pattern. 
The pattern is written and verbalized in US crochet terms.Ideal for an intermediate crocheter. 

A great way to use up any leftover yarn from either
 the Cherry Blossom Afghan or the Apple Blossom Dream Afghans:
This is a photo of the original Apple Blossom Dream Afghan 
in Stylecraft Special DK or Scheepjes Colour Crafter.
Pattern found here.


Photos of the Cherry Blossom Afghan and The Apple Blossom Dream Afghan
in Scheepjes Stone and River Washed Yarn
 Patterns found 
here                           and                       here.



Please note that the stamen can be changed to Scheepjes River Washed yarn in Steenbras
and the leaves to Scheepjes Stone Washed in Peridot and voila you have a cherry blossom!

 

The Cherry Blossom Afghan pattern and the Apple Blossom Dream Afghan patterns
 include the instructions for the blossoms. 
Additionally, the Branch pattern includes leaves, buds, and placement information.
If you have purchased any of these three afghan patterns, 
then please forward the proof of purchase via email and
 I will happily send the branch pattern to you for free:
astri.bowlin@gmail.com


Otherwise, the pattern can be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.


Thank you for your interest,

Warmly,

Astri

Friday, August 23, 2019

Cherry Blossom Afghan Crochet Pattern

I am addicted to crocheting blossoms, I tell ya'!
I simply cannot stop!

One of the results of this obsession is this
Cherry Blossom Afghan
🌸🌸🌸
made with 
Scheepjes Stone and River Washed yarn.
I LOVE this yarn!

I must have at least a dozen blossom project in the works, but finally,
 I sat down and produced a pattern for this one.
(Gosh it's hard to pull myself away from the hook, yarn, and crocheted blossom mania,
 and onto the computer!)
The Cherry Blossom Afghan Pattern is similar to the Apple Blossom Dream Afghan Pattern,
so if you have purchased that pattern, then please forward the proof of purchase via email and
 I will happily send this one to you for free:
astri.bowlin@gmail.com

Otherwise, the pattern can be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here.

This is how the listing reads:

Let this pattern guide you in making this lovely cherry blossom afghan 
Its vibrant color-saturated and soft design is also ideal for many applications. 
The finished size is approximately 36" x 48" (120 cm x 90 cm) which is perfect for napping or displaying. 
Cozy on up for cooler days/evenings or wrap baby snuggly for a stroll. 
Oh and think of the color possibilities!
This instantly downloadable 20-page pattern includes plenty of step-by-step photos, as well as, links to the Apple Blossom Dream Afghan (videos in different yarn and colors; however, the same stitches) for extra added assistance. Pages 19 and 20 of the pattern includes a condensed crochet "short-hand" version of the pattern. 
The pattern is written and verbalized in US crochet terms.
Ideal for an intermediate crocheter. General knowledge of crocheting a granny square is helpful.


The MC is Black Onyx,
but if you would like a lighter look, one option would be to change the MC to Moonstone:

Thank you for checking in and as always,

Warmly,

Astri

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Four New Yarn Colors


Adding colors to an already splendid array of colors makes me so happy!

These are the new Stylecraft Special DK yarn colors:
Cornish Blue
Spearmint
Powder Pink
Toy
Aren't the colors pretty?

With the introduction of new colors, I make crocheted roses
 and add them to a poster that hangs on my studio door. 

For the original Granny Rose crochet pattern ( a crochet-in-the-round rose), 
please see my Etsy shop by clicking here.
 It includes an instructional video too! 

Just imagine the color possibilities and application possibilities.
Oh, how I love blossoms! 
❤❤❤
🌸🌸🌸🌼🌼🌼 ❇❇❇️️️️️


 Thank you for stopping by to see this pretty yarn
and

Warmly,

Astri