Friday, August 26, 2022

Aloha Blossom Motif | Free Crochet Pattern

Here's a step-by-step photo tutorial of the Aloha Blossom Motif!
Pattern: Aloha Blossom
Designer: Astri Elisabeth
 Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK or Scheepjes Colour Crafter
Hook: 7 - 7.5 (4 mm - 4.5 mm aka "G")


With Citrine:


With White:


With Clematis:


Continuing with Clematis:


I hope you have as much fun with this as I have!

Thanks for following along and as always 
wishing you gobs of



Warmly,

Astri

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Forest Flower (Blomsterskogen) Blanket | Crochet Pattern | Published

The pattern for the Forest Flower aka Blomsterskogen Blanket 
Crochet Pattern
 has been released!
I have some exciting news....

are you ready for it?

I sure am, it's been a long time coming...

here it is...

The pattern includes a Dutch translation!
One of the clever testers, Consolata Ro has translated this pattern.
What a generous gift she has given me...right from the heart. 
💓💓💓
I extend my sincerest gratitude.
💓💓💓

You can find the pattern at the Apple Blossom Dreams Etsy shop 
or on Ravelry (Designs by Astri Elisabeth aka Blossom Dreams), 
or Lovecrafts. 

Click on these links to take you to the pattern:
EtsyRavelry, and, Lovecrafts (Great Britain) or Lovecrafts (USA)


The 22-page pattern includes over 100 photos and links to seven exclusive videos for additional help. 
It also includes a 2-page abbreviated version for printing. 

There are two size options:

 27" x 41" (69 cm x 104 cm)
or
41" x 52" (104 cm x 132 cm)

It is named the Forest Flower because it was designed and crocheted in the forest!
Not this forest...a real forest. 😉


 
The pictured blanket was made with 11 skeins of Stylecraft Special DK
 and/or Scheepjes Colour Crafter, with plenty of yarn left over for other fun stuff!
 Those are both acrylic DK weight yarn that comes in over 100 of the yummiest of colors!!!

Here are some tests in different colors:

Tests by

@roconsolata             and                  @lepitfish

I am so grateful for these lovely "maker" testers,
and the amazing technical editor
@paulina.s.maraboli

A couple of additional "makers" tests to come. 

Wishing you many cozy days filled with a plethora of


Warmly,

Astri


Friday, August 5, 2022

Cherry Blossom Blanket | Crochet Pattern | Pink and Black

 Pink is such a fun color and I'm liking the way
it pops with black!

And how fun is this to combine the two in a crocheted
Cherry Blossom Blanket?!?

You can find the pattern at the Apple Blossom Dreams Etsy shop 
or on Ravelry (Designs by Astri Elisabeth aka Blossom Dreams), 
or Lovecrafts. 

Click on these links to take you to the pattern:

This pattern will 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.

DK weight yarn is used. THe featured afghan is crocheted in Scheepjes Stone and River Washed Yarn.


Wishing you lots of


Warmly,

Astri Elisabeth