Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Crocheted Roses | Valentine's Day | Ideas


How about a few hearts and roses projects from the past
to inspire some Valentine's day love?❤️

Roses on Pin Cushions:
 

Roses on House Slippers:

Hearts and Roses on a Garland:

Crochet Pattern: Rose (in-the-round)
Designer: Astri Elisabeth @appleblossomdreams
Yarn: Scheepjes Catona (purchased from @woolwarehouse (non-affiliate)


Rose in-the-round pattern found on Etsy by clicking here,
on Ravelry by clicking here, and Lovecrafts by clicking here.

Happy 💓💙💚💛💜💓's  and 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹's

and

Warmly,

Astri Elisabeth


Sunday, January 22, 2023

Granny Rose 2 | Stash - A - Long | YouTube

Are you ready for a Granny Rose 2 SAL (Stash-a-long?)

The SAL starts on Friday, January 27, 2023, on the Apple Blossom Dreams YouTube channel. 
I will teach you how to make these "Granny Rose 2" squares step-by-step over the course of 6 weeks.
 The first video will be information on gathering up and organizing your stash
 so the actual crocheting will begin on February 3rd.
 
 
This project is free! 
Yay! 
I will help you make squares from your stash
and provide all the steps in the videos. 

I would LOVE for you to join me on YouTube!

Subscribe to the Apple Blossom Dreams YouTube
by clicking here and you'll receive the notifications for the CAL.
Please hit the subscribe and notifications buttons on YouTube
 and you will be notified when I put out the next video.

However...and apparently shamelessly...
if you would like to purchase the pattern which includes all the steps in a 
step-by-step photo tutorial including a link to an exclusive YouTube video 
with all the steps in one video then please check out
 the "Tri-Color Granny Rose 2" 
pattern on 

You will not need to purchase the pattern for the CAL but may be
helpful to have a copy of the pattern handy...
plus ya' know, it sure helps the small business owner yada, yada,yada. 😉


Additional Information:

There are two Tri-color Granny Rose 2 pattern options:

1) The motif/granny square only.

You can find the motif pattern by clicking on any of the following shops:


or

2) The Original Granny Rose Pompom pillow with two pompom border options, 
PLUS the new motif and layout as pictured here combined in one purchase. 

 

You can find the pillow pattern which includes the new motif and layout
 by clicking on any of the following shops:



Thanks for tuning in and I hope to connect with you here
on YouTube, or Instagram!

Wishing you lots of colorful and

Warmly,

Astri Elisabeth

Friday, January 20, 2023

Tri-Color Granny Rose 2 | Crochet Pattern | Published

 

🌸 ***!!!PUBLISHED!!!***🌸

I have been working on two Tri-Color Granny Rose 2 patterns
and they are now listed!

And....I've been playing with photos...

 

There are two Tri-color Granny Rose 2 pattern options:

1) The motif/granny square only.

You can find the motif pattern by clicking on any of the following shops:


or

2) The Original Granny Rose Pompom pillow with two pompom border options, 
PLUS the new motif and layout as pictured here combined in one purchase. 

 

You can find the pillow pattern which includes the new motif and layout
 by clicking on any of the following shops:


I'm really excited about these bursts of color, so excited in fact that
 I am planning a YouTube Stashbusting CAL using these motifs so start getting your stash ready!

I hope you will join along!
Subscribe to the Apple Blossom Dreams YouTube
by clicking here and you'll receive the notifications for the CAL.

You will not need to purchase the pattern for the CAL but may be
helpful to have a copy of the pattern handy...
plus ya' know, it sure helps the small business owner yada, yada,yada. 😉




Thanks for tuning in and I hope to connect with you here
on YouTube, or Instagram!

Wishing you lots of colorful and

Warmly,

Astri Elisabeth

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Tri-Color Granny Rose 2 | Crochet Pattern | LISTED

🌸 ***!!!LISTED!!!***🌸

I have been working on two Tri-Color Granny Rose 2 patterns

and they are now listed!

The two Tri-color Granny Rose 2 pattern options:

1) The motif/granny square only.

You can find the motif pattern by clicking on any of the following shops:


or

2) The Original Granny Rose Pompom pillow with two pompom border options, 
PLUS the new motif and layout as pictured here combined in one purchase. 

 

You can find the pillow pattern which includes the new motif and layout
 by clicking on any of the following shops:


I'm really excited about these bursts of color, so excited in fact that
 I am planning a YouTube Stashbusting CAL using these motifs so start getting your stash ready!

I hope you will join along!
Subscribe to the Apple Blossom Dreams YouTube
by clicking here and you'll receive the notifications for the CAL.

You will not need to purchase the pattern for the CAL but may be
helpful to have a copy of the pattern handy...
plus ya' know, it sure helps the small business owner yada, yada,yada. 😉

Thanks for tuning in and I hope to connect with you here
on YouTube, or Instagram!

Wishing you lots of colorful and

Warmly,

Astri Elisabeth


Monday, January 16, 2023

Granny Rose Heart Pillow | Crochet Pattern

How about making a
Granny Rose Heart Pillow
for a loved one or yourself!?! 

I've got just the ticket with this pattern that can be found by clicking on the following shops:

Here's the yarn that was used for this version that is listed at the end of the pattern.

Happy Hearts and
Warmly,
Astri

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Leilani Blanket | Crochet Pattern | Testers Results

Below you will find tests by a couple of my lovely testers:

doodlebugcreation96                                      @sheelabijea

I'll tell ya' what...someway, somehow I must have done something good 
(ooooo...that sounds like a song)
 because I have run across the most awesome testers!
These two talented crocheters are referred to above with their Instagram handle. 


 
Thank you so much for sharing your time, talent, and wisdom!

A big thank you to my technical editor Kaitlin, as well!
You can find her for all your technical editing needs at sassandstitch.com
She keeps me writing the good stuff...and she is so good!

 
With each pattern that I write, I put it away for a while, work on something else and 
then come back to it with my own tests. 
I love that part because then I can play with color!!!
The above two photos are my test results,
the one in pastels with white is not finished yet but I crocheted enough to test it.
The colors for the bright colored one with black is included in the pattern.

The pattern is available by clicking on the following shops:

This is a warm and cozy blanket made from two strands of dk weight yarn.
I used Scheepjes Colour Crafter and Stylecraft Special DK, but any yarn can be used. 
 If using worsted or chunky weight yarn, then only one strand is needed, 
but a variegated yarn added would result in a similar effect. 😁

The pattern includes 13 pages of step-by-step instructions with many photos like this:

It also includes a one-page "abbreviated" version for printing or the more experienced crocheter. 
Additionally, two video links to exclusive videos are included. 
These videos are to help you with the special stitches and how to end and begin a row. 
The special stitches are a BPDC (Back Post Double Crochet) and FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet).

This pattern is perfect for a beginner. 
The pattern is written in English with US crochet terms.

Warmly,
Astri