Saturday, November 18, 2017

Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern Collection | Posh Pooch Designs

I have been getting lots of questions about Christmas
 and Holiday Tree Skirt Crochet Patterns.
 So I put together a Collection of of my Favorite 
 Free Crochet Patterns.

Just Click the Name of the Pattern,
 it is the link to the Free Crochet Pattern.

By ELK Studios

by Jessie At Home

byKara Gunza

By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

by B.Hooked Crochet

by Kim Guzman

by Pia Thadani

By Nadia Faud

BY Michele Wilcox

by Sara McFall

by Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

Photos were used with permission from the designers.
I Hope you will find one of these skirts
to stitch up and put under your Tree
 this Holiday season!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Blanket Yarn Free Crochet Pattern Round Up | Posh Pooch Designs

Blanket Yarn Free Crochet 
Pattern Round Up
Have you tried working with any of the soft and Fuzzy Blanket yarns?
I Just love them.
They stitch up fast and are so so soft! 

I have put together a Small Free Crochet Pattern Round 
up to get you started on a few projects using the Blanket yarns.

Just click the name under the Picture, it is the link, and it will take you to the free crochet pattern.
Have Fun!
By Nicki's Homemade Crafts

By The Purple Poncho

By Stitch 11

by Oombawka Designs

by Posh Pooch Designs

By Stitch 11

by Posh Pooch Designs

By the Purple Poncho

by left In Knots
Do not let the Blanket Yarns
 scare you.
Jump in and get started 
with these projects.
You will love them and 
glad you did.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fuzzy Waves Blanket Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Fuzzy Waves Blanket Crochet Pattern
I have had this blanket pattern ready to go for a while. 
I set it aside. Someone asked me if I had an easy crochet pattern
 for Blanket made with Bernat Blanket Yarn.
Yes, I sure do --- and here it is!
This is a soft and fluffy blanket and really quick to stitch up!
Need a baby shower, birthday, Christmas or Wedding gift
super quick? The Stitch up one of these fuzzy and cozy blankets.

See the Video on my Youtube Channel at This Link

Fuzzy Waves Blanket Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy,
But the Blanket yarn can be a little challenging

Crochet Hook – N/15 10.00MM
Yarn – Chunk (6) Bernat Blanket Yarn Stripes 21 oz. (2 cakes)Rain Glow
Yarn Needle With Big Eye

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)

Size - 42 X 24 inches
2 sts = 1 inch, 1 rows = 1 inch
To adjust Width size add chs in increments of 8 chs (= 4 inches)
To adjust length at 1 Row (1 inch)

Ch3 at counts as a dc
Ch1 does not count as sc

R: 1 – ch 49, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next ch,
1 dc in the next 2 chs, 1 Tr in the next 2 ch, 1 dc in the next 2 chs, 1 sc in the next 2 chs*
Repeat From * to * 4 times
1 dc in the next 2 chs, 1 tr in the next 2 chs, turn, ch 1

(48 sts)
R: 2 – 1sc in each the 1st 2 Tr, 1 dc in the next 2 dc,
*1 dc in the next 2 dc, 1 Tr in the next 2 sc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, 1 sc in the next 2 Tr*
Repeat From * to * 4 times
1 dc in the next dc, 1 tr in the last 2 sc, turn, ch 1
(48 sts)
(st a tr in a sc, a dc in the dc, and a sc in the tr)

R: 3 - 42 - Repeat R: 2
At the end of R: 42, tie off and weave in your ends.
Remember You can adjust the size by adding more
 repeats to make it wider,
and adjust the length by adding more rows!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Live Video - Joining Chunky Yarns and My Turkey Hat! | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video - With Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs
Joining Chunky Yarns and
 My Turkey Hat!

What do these 2 things have in common?
 Nothing except,
 It's November when people use thicker yarn
 wear Turkey Hats! 

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
At This LINK 

How To add in a new yarn when using those chunky yarn
 can be difficult.  The Russian join Method works great for
 most yarns, but it can be a little too bulky for chunky yarns.
So This is what I do,
I lay out side by side the 2 yarn sections I want to join.

Then I just crochet across both of them,

Then cut off the yarn tails later.
I think it works better for the thick yarns,
and lays prettier in most projects.

Okay To My "Silly Turkey Hat"
You can take a favorite hat pattern and
 turn it into a Silly Turkey Hat!
For the Hat itself I used my Leaf Jumper Hat 
Crochet Pattern
You can find it at this LINK
I removed the leaf pin ... And Added some silly eyes, 
a beak, a Gobble and some different colors of 
"Tail Feathers"!
All From my Turkey Headband Crochet Pattern
that you can find those at this LINK
And Here ya go, My Silly Turkey Hat!
"A Thankful Heart, Is A Happy Heart"

What's New This Week at Posh Pooch Designs
Snowflake Applique Crochet Pattern and Video
And How To stiffen Snowflake Ornaments LINK

Fuzzy Waves Blanket Free Crochet Pattern and Video
Coming Soon

Gobble Till You Wobble!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Snowflake Crochet Pattern and How to Stiffen A Snowflake | Posh Pooch Designs

Snowflake Applique and Ornament
 Crochet Pattern and
How to stiffen A Snowflake
This little Snowflake can be used as an applique or an Ornament for your Tree.
See the Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This Link

This video is a tutorial on how to crochet the snowflake
 and how stiffen it for an ornament.

Snowflake Applique and Ornament Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy

Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) I used I Love This yarn Sparkle
Yarn Needle

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Special Stitch:
Picot Stitch (pcst) ch3, slst in the 1st ch to form a little bump

Size: 2.5 inches

Ch3 counts as a dc
Rounds are joined with a slst

Snowflake Applique and Ornament - 
R: 1 - With White yarn, ch 3, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join. (5sc)

R: 2 - ch3, dc, ch2 in the 1st sc,
* 2 dc, ch 2 next sc*  Repeat from * to * 3 more times, join.

R : 3 - Sl st to the 1st ch 2 space, ch3, dc, ch2 in the 1st sc,
 *1 dc, 1 pcst, 1 dc, ch3 in each ch2 space,
 3 more times, join and tie off. Weave in your ends.

If you are going to sew this on leave a 12 -14 inch tail yarn.

How to stiffen your Snowflake appliques to make
 into Ornaments.
What you need:
School Glue
Straight Pins
Glitter or Spray Glitter
Foam board
Crochet Snowflakes

Mix together equal parts of School Glue and Water.
I used 1/4 cup of each.

Dip The Snowflakes in the mixture till wet, but not soaked

 or drippy.

Lay them out to dry, pinning them in place for the shape

 you want.
Now let them dry 24 hours.
I place them on my dryer or out in the sun.

For Glitter: Sprinkle a little bit of glitter while they are still tacky.
Or Just use Glitter spray after they are dry.

I used Sparkle yarn so they don't need any glitter.
Once it is completely dry and glittered! Add a hanger.

For the Other 5 Christmas Applique Crochet Patterns, click this LINK

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Vintage Rings Hot Pad Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Vintage Rings Hot Pad Crochet Pattern is our 4th pattern in our series 
Vintage Patterns With A Modern Twist.
Many years ago, I was given some of these as a wedding
 gift. They were yellow and white and I loved them. 
But they were made out of Acrylic yarn, With plastic rings in each circle. and I didn't know they would burn. 
I learned this the hard way.
Acrylic yarn burns when it is exposed to heat!
Only make these out of cotton yarn.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK

Vintage Rings Hot Pad Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Please add this Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Crochet Hook- H / 5.00MM
Yarn- Cotton Yarn – 4 oz. Sugar and Cream 
Yarn needle

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)

Size: 8.5 inches across

Ch1 does not count as a st
Ch3 counts as a dc

Rings: you will need to make 6 rings.

R: 1 – Ch 20, join in a circle, place 26 sc around the circle, join to 1st sc, ch 3
(26 dc)

R: 2 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, *1 dc in the next sc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join to top of ch3, tie off and weave in your ends.
(39 dc)

Ch 50, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook and in each ch across. 
Tie off leaving a 12 inch tail . (48dc)
Lay out the rings, over lapping each ring on the next ring.
Lace the strap through the rings. It is easier to lace them through when the rings are flat,
then form the circle.
Sew the ends of the strap together.
You will need to smooth out the rings and adjust the strap so it lays nicely.

Attach yarn to the 1st ring as shown in the picture,
1 sc in the next 10 sts,
Stitch the next 2 stitches going through this, and the next ring,
*1 sc in the next 10 sts, 1 sc in the next 2 sts, stitching through this and the next ring*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times. Join to the 1st sc.

You will need to do a little adjusting of the rings, as you go.

*Ch3, sk next 2 sts, slst in the next st*
Repeat from * to * around the edge of the potholder, join to 1st slst,

For a hanger: 
Ch 12, slst in the last sl,
tie off and weave in your ends.

I especially love the Christmas Colors,
 but I love them all!
For the first 3 Crochet patterns in our Series
"Vintage Crochet Patterns With a Modern Twist", Click this LINK
Next week's Pattern is 
"Santa Alarm, Door Hanger".

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Live Video - What is Freeform Crochet? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara of
See the Video on my Youtube Channel 
at this LINK
Today's Topic - What is Freeform Crochet?
Often called "Painting With Yarn", is basically 
"designing as you go". 
There are no rules or special techniques
 that you have to follow. It is up to your creativity and imagination what you can crochet. 
Freeform Crochet is more Art, then Technique.

What is "Scrumbling in Freeform Crochet

Scrumbling is when you  crochet several different style pieces, Crocheted from several different colors of yarn, stitching in several textures, stitches and sizes. 
These pieces are called Scrumbles - They can be crocheted or knitted. They can be circles, spirals, flowers, and shapes. They  can be thick or thin and add different thicknesses add more dimension. You can even mix yarn textures and fibers.
There are no rules!
You can choose a color theme, or just wing it!
No counting stitches! No counting Rows!
Then these individual pieces are sewn together to form one finished piece.
Another Method of "Scrumbling is to make Swatches, or use existing Swatches, sew them together for make a new item.
Then Once the pieces are sewn together, continue to add stitches and techniques - I call it create as you go.
Lastly - Freestyle Crochet  is all about  finding
 your own style and doing your own thing!
Use up your yarn scraps, 
mix colors and textures, and just have fun!

There are some patterns to get you started, 
here are some that might help you - LINK @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
What's New This Week at 
Posh Pooch Designs

November Yellow Topaz Crochet Square Free Crochet Pattern, Photo Tutorial and Video

Doll Dress For 18 inch 
Free Crochet Pattern - LINK

Vintage Rings Hot pads
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

See you next week - We will be talking about
"How to join Thick and Chunky Yarns".