Saturday, December 7, 2019

Norwegian Crocheted Afghan Throw for Built-In Beds

Norwegian Rosemaling Colors Blossom Blanket
for the white washed pine built-in beds by the NVO:
 This throw was modified from the
Blush Blossom Baby Blanket Crochet Patttern.
You can find the pattern on Etsy by clicking here.

The colors were changed to the following Stylecraft Special DK colors:
Storm Blue, Denim, Teal (MC)
Cyprus, Lincoln, Spring Green (Leaves)
Tomato, Lipstick, Buttermilk, Spring Green (Blossoms)

And you can find shops that sell this yarn by clicking here.
I generally shop at Deramores.

There really is no rhyme or reason to the color combinations or placement, 
except that the MC is in blues, the blossoms are in the reds, 
yellow and light green and the greens are the leaves.

The original Blush Blossom Blanket pattern calls for 24 blossoms squares 
with plain granny squares in between, 
but this one is made with ALL blossom squares and plain granny triangles on the edges only.
The border is still a WIP.

My favorite colors for crocheting and decorating!
I am fortunate that my favorite Swedish chain produced bedding in these colors for inspiration.
I'm awaiting a delivery of more yarn to add additional red and blue to the border.
This blanket was to be a stashbuster; however, 
I did have to order three additional skeins of yarn for the border.
Upon receipt of the yarn, and then once the border is done, I imagine the addition of more to the stash; therefore, another stashbuster will be born. 
(Whew, that was a long winded run-on sentence if I've seen/written one!)

The adding and subtracting and then adding to the stash again never ends, 
but that's the way it goes and I'm accepting and embracing it!
Here's to accepting and embracing and




  1. What a gorgeous new blanket, Astri. I love your choice of colours which match the material so well. Stylecraft really has the best choice of colours ever!That bed is so beautifully made too!