Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Metamorphosis 1 | Caterpillar Play Pad | Crochet Project

Announcing a good start on a "June" Tunisian crochet project with the longest name ever...
Metamorphosis 1 - Caterpillar Play Pad 🐛

Pictured are the first three sections/rows. 
At least seven more sections will be joined for a playpen pad, a floor pad, a reading pad, 
a pet bed, or simply a squishy soft pad to play upon! 
Easily customizable to your size and your colors.

See how the colors are lined up in the color wheel order? 
And then the colors go diagonally across the pad as well. 
Makes me happy! 
This has been such a fun and easy project. 
The puffy rectangles are crocheted together all in one piece vertically and 
then sewn together horizontally, but there will be more about that later on 
with strategically placed yarn ends.
 
We'll start with just the basic stitch, then a color change, 
then the very cool joining of the same color on the other side. 
And how about those little caterpillar feet as a border?

Warmly,
Astri Elisabeth

Friday, May 31, 2024

Apple Blossom Dreams | Little Box of Crochet | Designs

 I have been absolutely thrilled to create two designs for 

In 2024 
Apple Blossom Sachets for the May box:
 
and

In 2023
Cottage Rose Dish/Face clothes for the August box:

Check out this fun monthly crochet subscription box
by clicking here.


hoping it will bring you additional
Warmly,
Astri Elisabeth

Monday, May 6, 2024

Macaroon Blossom Afghan | Crochet Pattern | 2024 Revision

The Macaroon Blossom Afghan Crochet Pattern 
now has a 2024 revision!
These photos are a miniature version of the afghan that was made to film the new stamen, petals, and leaves videos, and to create a video for the border, but the afghan in the pattern measures 
36" x 54" (91 cm x 138 cm).

The videos for the stamen, petals, and leaves have been refilmed. 
There were a few makers that have requested a border video so that has been added, as well.
Scheepjes Stone Washed was the yarn used in the photographed mini afghan and the pattern.
Just so you know, I used Peridot for the leaves and New Jade
 for the leaf joins as I was out of Canada Jade. All greens work up nicely. 😊

If you previously purchased the pattern via Ravelry,
you would have received the 2024 revision last month 

If you purchased the pattern on Etsy, Lovecrafts or at Wool Warehouse (before March 2024) then access 
the YouTube links and
 the links for the new videos via the description of the old videos. 
 
The "Leaf Join" video includes a link to the new "Border" video 
referenced in the description.
In addition to new videos, the pattern has been spruced up, reformatted,
 and expertly tech-edited by the lovely
@krosha_prapancha 
A big thank you to my friend Poornima!

You can find the pattern for the Macaroon Blossom Blanket
made with Scheepjes Stone Washed Yarn 
with the supplement for a 
Scheepjes Stone and River Wash Colour Pack version 
included, as well, by clicking on the following
Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:
Clicking on the above photo will take you directly to the Etsy listing, as well.

Yarn Packs for Original Version:
The 27 skeins of Scheepjes Stone Washed Yarn in yarn packs can be found at
and

Yarn for Colourpack Version:
A Colour Pack of Stone Washed Yarn is available on *Amazon by clicking here.


Thank you for your interest in the Macaroon Blossom Crochet Pattern. 
I have had so much fun seeing all your projects, please keep them coming,

and
Warmly,
Astri Elisabeth
*Apple Blossom Dreams may receive a small commission
 on purchases made via these Amazon affiliate links, 
however, it is at no additional cost to you.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Amanda Quiltghan | Crochet Pattern | Yarn Packs at Wool Warehouse

Yarn packs for the Amanda Quiltghan 
are now available at
The packs come in three different types of yarn:
(Clicking on the yarn type will also take you to the yarn pack.)

You can also find the pattern at Wool Warehouse by clicking here.

The pattern is also available at the following shops:


This is how the listing reads:

💮🍃💚💙🩵🩷🍃💮
Amanda Quiltghan Crochet Pattern - Instant Download

Transform your space or the space of a loved one with 
this modern take on a crocheted quilt. 
It's a fun and happy design, reminiscent of bunting or confetti.

Pattern Details:
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Language: English (US terms)
Instant Download: Yes
Format: PDF
Step-by-Step Instructions: 26 pages of detailed guidance with 164 clear, 
high-quality images, a four-page abbreviated version, 
and exclusive links to nine videos 
to ensure success, even for those new to crochet.

Materials Needed:
Cotton fingering (#1 Super Fine) yarn. 
A chart for DK weight (#3 Light) yarn substitution is also included.
Crochet hook size: 3.5 mm for fingering yarn and 4.00 mm for DK yarn.
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Scissors
Stitch Markers
Steamer (optional)
Sewing machine and sewing machine thread (optional)

Dimensions:
The finished blanket measures 70 in x 70 in (178 cm x 178 cm).
A finished block with border measures 17 in x 17 in (43 cm x 43 cm).

Instant Download:
You will receive a link to download the PDF pattern instantly upon purchase. 
Print it out or keep it on your digital device for easy access.

Note: This listing is for the crochet pattern only, not the finished product.
Begin crafting your Quiltghan today. 
Download now and warm your world with happiness!
💮🍃💚💙🩵🩷🍃💮

This blanket was inspired by “The Birdling Quilt” by Amanda of Prairie Quilt Co. 
Permission was given by Amanda Loewen.
Please see Amanda’s beautiful designs, especially if you are a quilter.

Thank you for your interest!

Wishing you lots of colorful and 
Warmly,
Astri Elisabeth

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Amanda Quiltghan | Crochet Pattern | Release and Published

I'm so excited about this pattern!
16 different colors of blocks!
 
The pattern can be found in the Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:
A click on the following shops will take you to the pattern:

This is how the listing reads:

💮🍃💚💙🩵🩷🍃💮
Amanda Quiltghan Crochet Pattern - Instant Download

Transform your space or the space of a loved one with 
this modern take on a crocheted quilt. 
It's a fun and happy design, reminiscent of bunting or confetti.

Pattern Details:
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Language: English (US terms)
Instant Download: Yes
Format: PDF
Step-by-Step Instructions: 26 pages of detailed guidance with 164 clear, 
high-quality images, a four-page abbreviated version, 
and exclusive links to nine videos 
to ensure success, even for those new to crochet.

Materials Needed:
Cotton fingering (#1 Super Fine) yarn. 
A chart for DK weight (#3 Light) yarn substitution is also included.
Crochet hook size: 3.5 mm for fingering yarn and 4.00 mm for DK yarn.
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Scissors
Stitch Markers
Steamer (optional)
Sewing machine and sewing machine thread (optional)

Dimensions:
The finished blanket measures 70 in x 70 in (178 cm x 178 cm).
A finished block with border measures 17 in x 17 in (43 cm x 43 cm).

Instant Download:
You will receive a link to download the PDF pattern instantly upon purchase. 
Print it out or keep it on your digital device for easy access.

Note: This listing is for the crochet pattern only, not the finished product.
Begin crafting your Quiltghan today. 
Download now and warm your world with happiness!
💮🍃💚💙🩵🩷🍃💮

This blanket was inspired by “The Birdling Quilt” by Amanda of Prairie Quilt Co. 
Permission was given by Amanda Loewen.
Please see Amanda’s beautiful designs, especially if you are a quilter.


Thank you for your interest and patience!

Wishing you lots of colorful and 
Warmly,
Astri Elisabeth

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Amanda Quiltghan Crochet Pattern | Released-Published

Joyfully I release/publish the Amanda Quiltghan Crochet Pattern!


The pattern can be found in the Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:
A click on the following shops will take you to the pattern:

This is how the listing reads:

💮🍃💚💙🩵🩷🍃💮
Amanda Quiltghan Crochet Pattern - Instant Download

Transform your space or the space of a loved one with 
this modern take on a crocheted quilt. 
It's a fun and happy design, reminiscent of bunting or confetti.

Pattern Details:
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Language: English (US terms)
Instant Download: Yes
Format: PDF
Step-by-Step Instructions: 26 pages of detailed guidance with 164 clear, 
high-quality images, a four-page abbreviated version, 
and exclusive links to nine videos 
to ensure success, even for those new to crochet.

Materials Needed:
Cotton fingering (#1 Super Fine) yarn. 
A chart for DK weight (#3 Light) yarn substitution is also included.
Crochet hook size: 3.5 mm for fingering yarn and 4.00 mm for DK yarn.
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Scissors
Stitch Markers
Steamer (optional)
Sewing machine and sewing machine thread (optional)

Dimensions:
The finished blanket measures 70 in x 70 in (178 cm x 178 cm).
A finished block with border measures 17 in x 17 in (43 cm x 43 cm).

Instant Download:
You will receive a link to download the PDF pattern instantly upon purchase. 
Print it out or keep it on your digital device for easy access.

Note: This listing is for the crochet pattern only, not the finished product.
Begin crafting your Quiltghan today. 
Download now and warm your world with happiness!
💮🍃💚💙🩵🩷🍃💮

This blanket was inspired by “The Birdling Quilt” by Amanda of Prairie Quilt Co. 
Permission was given by Amanda Loewen.
Please see Amanda’s beautiful designs, especially if you are also a quilter.


Thank you for your interest and patience!

Wishing you lots of colorful and 
Warmly,
Astri Elisabeth

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Rose Gold Afghan | Featured | KnitHacker

 I am so excited and delighted!
The Rose Gold Afghan Crochet Pattern
has been featured on KnitHacker

Thank you, Danielle!

Check out KnitHacker's awesome website for all kinds of
knitting and crocheting inspiration!!!


You can find the pattern listings by clicking on the shops below:



Yarn packs are also available from Wool Warehouse by clicking here

Here's how the listing reads:

Whether you're snuggling up on the couch, adding a touch of elegance to your guest room, 
looking for a thoughtful gift, or welcoming a little one into the world, 
this floral afghan is the perfect project. 
Featuring a delicate floral design, with optional gold accents around the roses, 
this pattern is just right for adding a touch of color and sweetness
to any home and/or nursery.

With basic crochet stitches and simple techniques, 
although the pattern is listed as "intermediate," 
it is perfect for crocheters of all skill levels. 
The pattern includes 20 pages of clear and detailed instructions and step-by-step photos to guide you through the process. 
Links to exclusive videos for extra added assistance are also included. 
Additionally, you'll find a two-page abbreviated version of the pattern
 that is perfect for printing.

Crafted with soft and cozy yarn, this afghan will keep you, a loved one, 
or a little one warm and comfortable all year round. 
And with its timeless design, it's sure to become a cherished family heirloom.

With instant download, you can start crocheting right away! 
Simply download the pattern and start working on this beautiful floral afghan today.

The finished afghan including the border measures 37" x 52" (94 cm x 133 cm)

100% acrylic DK weight yarn was used in the featured blanket.

The pattern is written and verbalized in US crochet terms.

 

Here it is with the gold accents:
💛🌸💛

Wishing you lots of springtime
Warmly,
Astri Elisabeth