Friday, January 31, 2020

Granny Rose Pillow | Tests

Remember these Granny Rose Pillow test squares from yesterday?

Now, they have been turned into square pillows.:


 The only differences:
1)  9 squares vs 12 on each side
2) Colors are different
and
3) DK weight yarn was used vs worsted weight; 
specifically Stylecraft Special DK and Scheepjes Colour Crafter.

These options, including color numbers and names
 are included in the pattern
or on the photo above.

Thanking you for sticking it out with this pattern for so many years!

Warmly,

Astri



Thursday, January 30, 2020

Granny Rose Pillow (From Original CAL) | Refreshed Crochet Pattern

Here's a "Throw Back Thursday" if I've ever seen one...

πŸŽ• The Granny Rose Pillow from the Original CAL Crochet Pattern πŸŽ•

It has been refreshed and re-released
and
 includes an additional video link for a two-color rose square.

(I am busying myself with this 2020 New Year's Resolution of refreshing my patterns.)
  You can find this pattern in the 
Apple Blossom Dreams
Etsy shop
by clicking here.

The pictured pillow and the pattern is photographed and written with
100% acrylic worsted weight yarn.
(It's a great stashbuster.)
If you have purchased this pattern in the past,
I would be happy to send you this refreshed version.
Please email purchase information to me at Astri.Bowlin@gmail.com
and I'd be happy to forward the refreshed copy.


The refreshed pattern has been thoroughly tested and the following
Granny Rose Squares are the result of testing the squares:


Please check back tomorrow to see what these squares turned into after testing the
join, edge and insert.


Thank you so much for your interest in this pattern!

Warmly,

Astri

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Crocheted Heart Baubles

Since I have an affinity to hearts, you can only imagine my joy and delight in this time of year,
....so....
it's only appropriate to crochet some heart baubles.
Crocheted with Scheepjes Catona Yarn;
a 100% cotton mercerized fingering yarn.

Warmly,

Astri

Friday, January 24, 2020

Granny Rose Afghan with Two-Color Rose | Refreshed Crochet Pattern

The Granny Rose Afghan (with the Two-Color Rose) Crochet Pattern
has been refreshed
and
 includes new video links for the two-color rose.
 It also includes 
The La Vie en Rose Border Pattern.

You can find these two patterns (sold together) in my Etsy shop

If you have purchased this pattern in the past,
I would be happy to send you this refreshed version.
Please email purchase information to me at Astri.Bowlin@gmail.com
and I'd be happy to forward the refreshed copy.

Thank you so much for your interest in this pattern!

Warmly,

Astri


Thursday, January 23, 2020

RED Granny Rose Heart Pillow | Crochet Pattern

As promised here's the 
Heart-Shaped Granny Rose Pillow in RED!
🀍🀍🀍🀍🀍🀍🀍
This one can be also be made in time for Saint Valentine's Day,
for that loved one...or for yourself, who is hopefully a loved one, as well.
πŸ’Ÿ πŸ’Ÿ πŸ’Ÿ πŸ’Ÿ πŸ’Ÿ
 
"The Granny Rose Heart Pillow" pattern
 including the "La Vie en Rose Border" pattern and can be found

The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK or Scheepjes Colour Crafter,
please click on this link and it will take you to sources to purchase this yarn.

The pattern includes a pink version as well.


Happy forthcoming Saint Valentine's Day and 

Warmly,

Astri

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Granny Rose Heart Pillow | Crochet Pattern

There's not a whole lot that says "I Love You" like a 
Heart-Shaped Granny Rose Pillow!
🀍🀍🀍🀍🀍🀍🀍
And now you can make one just in time for St. Valentine's Day,
for that loved one...or for yourself, who is hopefully a loved one, as well.
The pattern includes the "La Vie en Rose Border" pattern and can be found

The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK or Scheepjes Colour Crafter,
please click on this link and it will take you to sources to purchase this yarn.

Also, check out this lovely start to the heart pillow by
Sandra at the
She's a talented crocheter and photographer,
and she's my friend. 
πŸŽ•πŸŽ•πŸ€πŸŽ•πŸŽ•

The pattern includes a red version as well, 
but I wanted to give the pink one all the attention for now
 and will post about the red one later this week.

Here's a sneak peek:

Until then,

Warmly,

Astri


Friday, January 17, 2020

Granny Rose | Crochet Pattern Tests

It's that time of year for flowers and hearts,
so I've been revisiting, revising, recoloring and remixing
the Granny Rose Crochet Pattern in these colors:
You can purchase this yarn by clicking here.

The pattern has been updated with my tests and
 the updated version can be found by clicking here.
and is currently out for additional testing.
(Thank you Sherrie.)

🌸🌹🌸

And if you only need the rose,
please find the pattern by clicking here.

Stay tuned for a couple of projects with this fun granny square
including the pillow in this previous post and an upcoming heart-shaped pillow.
🌸🀍🌸🀍🌸

and of course,

Warmly,

Astri




Thursday, January 9, 2020

Granny Rose Pillow Remix | Pattern Link with Modifcations

New Year ~ New Project!
 Working on a couple of pillows to brighten up the studio/guest room.
Picture these with pom-poms.
🌸🌞🌸

 I dusted off the old Granny Rose Crochet Pattern
 from nearly a decade ago and did a little remix:

Designer: Astri Elisabeth
Pattern: Granny Rose Afghan with *modification below.
(Please click here for pattern.)
Yarn: Scheepjes Colour Crafter or Stylecraft Special DK
(Please click here if you would like to purchase yarn.)

 Luckily I had a couple of 16" x 16" pillow forms.


All this yarn is from my stash...
New Years Resolution:
See how long can I go without purchasing more yarn.
Pom-poms with a Ta-da coming soon!

*Omit one granny row for a smaller square, but be sure to include bonus hdc row.


Warmly,

Astri

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Candy Cane Hat and Metro Scarf | Free Pattern Link and Info

This is me and the NVO
(or is this The NVO and I???)
in the first two crocheted projects completed in 2020!

We don't like photos of ourselves but we live in a small town in winter sooooooo...
this was our only option.
(Thank goodness for filters. πŸ˜‰)
🍬Candy Cane Hat 🍬                                          πŸ’™ Metro Scarf πŸ’™

     
The Metro Scarf

Designer: Astri Elisabeth
Pattern: *Alternating Single Crochet
Yarn: Scheepjes Metropolis
(Click here for yarn.)

It's simple to make:
Row 1: sc, ch1
Rows 2-?: ch1, sc 
Each single crochet is worked in the chain space
 from the previous row. Make it as wide and long as you would like. Then add a little fringe to the edges.
*If you are new to crochet, detailed directions can be found in the
"365 Crochet Stitches a Year" Perpetual Calendar
 by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss  - "Alternating Single Crochet", March 16
I love how this stitch worked up with this yarn.

     
The Candy Cane Hat
Designer: Melanie Ham
Pattern: Absolute Beginner Crochet Hat with *modification
(Click here for the free pattern.)
Yarn: Trysil - Superwash Rent Ullgarn
(100% Wool Superwash)

*Instead of a pom-pom the hat was crocheted longer and 
then the top was tied into a ball by wrapping two strands of yarn
 a couple of inches from the top, tying and weaving in the ends.
 It's still long enough to fold up to make sure the ears
 are completely covered in a double layer too. 
We have many below zero days here in Wyoming...brrrrrrrr...
and this wool hat is just the ticket!

Please note the NVO is wearing the same hat as I am.
His is shorter, no pom-pom/ball and it's black. πŸ˜‰

Happy new beginnings and

Warmly,

Astri