Thursday, December 16, 2021

Crocheted Snowflakes | Make, Play, Gift

A favorite crochet pastime:

Find a YouTube tutorial by clicking here.

Download the free pattern by clicking here.

Find a YouTube tutorial by clicking here.

While away from home, a makeshift blocking board with graph paper below parchment paper, 
has been crafted to block the snowflakes that were made with the leftover yarn 
that accompanied me for the last month. 

Wishing you time for your favorite pastime!


Astri Elisabeth

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Macaroon Blossom Scarf | Based on Blanket Pattern

With all the changes made to blogging in the last few years,
I'm not sure there are a lot of followers on this site or not.
(Apple Blossom Dreams has not gone away, but you can find most activity on Instagram.)
I thought it might be fun to post about my latest creation,
just in case there is a following here.
Nevertheless, I am still grateful for my followers no matter where they are following along or how many there are.
Thank you!!!!

This scarf was based on the Macaroon Blossom Blanket pattern
and is modeled by my lovely daughter!

I have been wearing the scarf out and about and 
I am pleasantly surprised at the response. 
One lady at a restaurant said,
"If that scarf is for sale I will purchase it from you, right now."
At first, I thought folks were smiling at me, but once I examined the eye contact a bit closer,
I came to realize they were smiling at the scarf!
Haha, I would have never imagined, I was just trying to stay warm.

The Macaroon Blossom Blanket pattern is available in English by
 clicking on the following Apple Blossom Dreams shops:

The pictured scarf is crocheted with my leftover stash of
Scheepjes Stone Washed Yarn.
Tourmaline, Moonstone, Lilac Quartz and Peridot for the blossoms and leaves 
but there are many colors from my stash for the circles (I placed them in the rainbow order). 
Black Onyx for the joining squares and Black Onyx and Moonstone for the border.

Thank you for stopping by and as always


Astri Elisabeth