Friday, September 18, 2020

Macaroon Blossom Afghan | Crochet Pattern | Colour Pack Supplement Added

The Scheepjes Stone and River Washed Colour Pack Version of the
 The Macaroon Blossom Afghan
has been added to the crochet pattern!
If you previously purchased this pattern via Ravelry then
you have been sent V2 with the Colour Pack version added at the end of the pattern.
If you purchased the pattern via another shop and would like V2,
please email me and I will joyfully send it to you,
astri.bowlin@gmail.com

The below-pictured blanket which includes two rounds of the border,
 utilizes one box of Scheepjes Stone and River Washed Colour Pack:
This is how much yarn was leftover:

In order to complete the last four rounds of the border,
an additional 2-3 50 gram skeins of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn is needed:

and then you'll have this:

This is how the listing now reads:

Crochet this lusciously delicious and colorful Macaroon Blossom Afghan using 27 skeins of 50 gm Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn or a yarn of your choice. This instantly downloadable pattern will teach you step-by-step how to complete the JAYGO (join-as-you-go) method with blossom circles and leaf squares. The 29-page pattern includes over 100 step-by-step photos and charts, as well as, several links to exclusive videos for extra added assistance. Additionally, you'll a three-page abbreviated version of the pattern, as well as, a five-page instructional guide on how to adjust the pattern to utilize one Scheepjes Stone and River Washed Colourpack and 2-3 50 gm skeins of Scheepjes Stone Wash yarn. 
The pattern is written and verbalized in US crochet terms.

You can find the pattern with the supplement added by clicking on the following
Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:


Clicking on the above photo will take you directly to the Etsy listing, as well.

The above photo and the photos below are of the original afghan.
This afghan was crocheted with Scheepjes Stone Washed Yarn.
I love, love, love this yarn and those colors make me swoon!
The common name colors are indicated in the pattern 
so you can substitute your favorite yarn, if desired.



Have a happy day my dear friends and

Warmly,

Astri

Monday, September 14, 2020

Crochet for Billy the Goat or Kid | Ready for Baby Shower

Billy the Goat or Billy the Kid
is ready for a drive-by baby shower this week:
He's getting all wrapped up!

His crocheted items include the following:

This matching sweater and pants set,
 

a hat to accommodate his ears and horns,

a cape,

I don't know what this is...maybe a saddle blanket?

a coordinating hat and scarf set,

and his very own Macaroon Blossom Blanket and Pillow:

Billy is waiting for Billy!


Thanks for stopping by and checking out the lasted crochet antics!

Wishing you 
Happy Celebrations
and 

Warmly,

Astri



Thursday, September 10, 2020

Duo Bun \ Pigtail Hat | Crochet Pattern | Published

 Just in time to make and wear this fun hat as a gift as the weather cools (in some parts of the world), 
the Duo Bun/Pigtail Hat Crochet Pattern has been published!!!


You can find the pattern by clicking on the following 
πŸŽπŸŒΈπŸƒ Apple Blossom Dreams πŸŽπŸŒΈπŸƒ 
shops:


You can also click on the above photo to take you to the Etsy listing.



This is how the listing reads:

Make this fun and whimsical hat that accommodates two buns, ponytails, or pigtails for all kinds of fun and frolic this season! Can I hear a ''ja ja" ?!?

This instantly downloadable pattern will guide you to make this hat from start to finish with the option of four sizes (infant to teen). The pattern includes thirteen (13) pages of easy to read instructions with colorful instructional photos that will guide you step-by-step.  A 2-page abbreviated version is also included. The pattern calls for a DK weight wool blend yarn but any size 3 or 4 weight yarn that you like should do the trick.

Imagine the smile upon receiving this as a thoughtful gift that is not only functional but fashionable, as well!

The pattern is written in US terms and is suitable for an intermediate crocheter. With the knowledge or experience of a "front-post-half-double-crochet" aka fphdc the pattern may also be suitable for a competent beginner.



Here are some hats by my lovely testers:


Here are a couple of hats in the adjusted infant size:
It was brought to my attention that some infants may have enough hair for this hat. πŸ˜‰


I hope this inspires you to participate in some

and make that special someone a whimsical and warm hat!

Warmly,

Astri

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

La vie en Rose Afghan/Bedspread | Crochet Pattern | 25% OFF

   The weekly 25% off coupon offer continues to week seven!

This week's coupon is for the 
La vie en Rose Afghan/Bedspread 
Crochet Pattern


   





The pattern is listed at the following shops:
(Clicking on these will take you directly to the pattern.)

Use the following coupon code at Etsy to receive 25% off:

BPLV25
The code and discount are good thru Monday, September 7th, 2020.
(The coupon is good at Etsy only.)


Clicking on the photo will take you to the Etsy listing, as well.

πŸ˜€

The afghan in the pattern is made with 100% acrylic yarn.
I like and Stylecraft Special DK and Scheepjes Colour Crafter.

Wishing you

Warmly,

Astri