Thursday, April 29, 2021

Macaroon Blossom Afghan | Softer Version | Finished

 After many hours of fussing with the details,
I present a softer version of the Macaroon Blossom Afghan:


Springtime fun!

Original Pattern: Macaroon Blossom Afghan
Designer: Astri Elisabeth
Yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed

Find the original pattern in the original colors (not these) by clicking on any of the following 
Apple Blossom Dreams shops:

I'm changing the colors up a bit. 

Two shades of the same color family for the blossom and the circle e.g., Rose Quartz with Tourmaline. 
I'm using New Jade for the leaves and last row of the border because it kind of looks like leaves, as well.

 New Jade is a softer green than the original pattern.
 Pink Quartzite for the stamen and the leaf squares and much of the border. 

Please note that Pink Quartzite and Moonstone are interchangeable IMHO.

The Kit for the original Blanket is available at Jimmy Beans Wool.
They also carry individual skeins so you can create your own color scheme! 
and here's to you, my springtime crochet friends!


Astri Elisabeth

Friday, April 9, 2021

Blossom - Circle - Square | Crochet Pattern | A Traveling Stash Buster

 Looking for a Stash Buster
that is easily portable for upcoming travel?

How about the Blossom-Circle-Square?
The pattern for this easily transportable project is available by
 clicking on the following Apple Blossom Dreams shops:

Any yarn can be used; however, the pictured afghan is crocheted with 
Scheepjes Colour Crafter and/or Stylecraft Special DK.

My blanket is long (8 x 20 squares) as I wanted it to cover
the length of a built-in bed;
however, the beauty of this project is that you can grab
 a few small balls of leftover yarn from other projects
 and it makes a great traveling companion
 as it does not take up a lot of space in the car or the overhead bin!
Then upon return join the squares at home.