Thursday, September 21, 2017

Turtleneck Bandanna for Pooches Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

New Free Crochet Pattern Release!
The Turtleneck Dog Bandanna
 Crochet Pattern
 For Any and All Dogs and Cats!
It will help keep their neck Warm, without having
 to wrestle them to the ground to put on a sweater.
 And if they don't mind wearing a sweater,
 you can slip the bandanna over the sweater
 for added warmth.
I guess you could call it a "dickie" For dogs!
Slips on and off easily, and if you make it with Worsted weight (4) it's totally washable, if it gets dirty.
And it will.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK





Turtleneck Bandanna for Pooches  Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet I /5.50MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) amount will depend on the size you make.
Taper Measure
Yarn needle
1 Stitch marker

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)

Notes:
Ch2 counts as Half Double Crochet
Ch3 Counts as a Double Crochet
Joins are made with a Slip Stitch

Size: Pattern is written for a dog with a 10 inch neck
To adjust pattern: 3 chs = 1 inch
(Neck measurement x 3) + 3 chs for comfort = 33 chains.
(10 X 3) + 3= 33 chs

Pattern:
R: 1- Stitch 22 FDC, join in a circle, ch 2
(22FDC)

R: 2 – *1 fpd in the next dc, 1 hdc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to around,sk the last dc, join, ch 2 (33sts)

R: 3 – R: 5 – Repeat R: 2
(ch3 at the end of R: 5)
If you want a thicker turtle neck, Repeat R: 2 as needed.

R: 6 – Ch3 counts as 1st dc,
1 dc in the 1st 7 sts, 1dc, ch2, 1dc in the next st,
Mark point with a st marker,
1 dc in the next 8 sts, ch3, TURN (18 dc, ch2)

Make sure this Row is centered.

If you added adjusted the beginning chs,
 you will need to adjust your sts here as well.

R: 7 – 1 dc in the next 8 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp, 
1 dc in the next 9 dc, Ch3, Turn (20 dc, ch2)

R: 8 - 1 dc in the next 9 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp, 
1 dc in the next 10 dc, Ch3, Turn (22 dc, ch2)

R: 9 - 1 dc in the next 10 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp, 
1 dc in the next 11 dc, Ch3, Turn (24 dc, ch2)

R: 10 - 1 dc in the next 11 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp, 
1 dc in the next 12 dc, Ch3, Turn (26 dc, ch2)

R: 11 - 1 dc in the next 12 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp,
 1 dc in the next 13 dc, Ch3, Turn (28 dc, ch2)

R: 12 - 1 dc in the next 13 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp, 
1 dc in the next 14 dc, Ch3, tie off, Weave in your ends. (30 dc, ch2)

Continue to repeat R: 12, increasing by 2 dc each for as many rows as needed.

What color will you make-- 
I am thinking Camo would be great!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Live With Sara "Have You Lost Your Crojo"? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live  With Sara of
"Have You Lost Your Crojo"?
Sometimes we get bored, frustrated, busy, 
a tragedy happens, or for whatever reason, 
we have lost our "Crojo".

 "We Lose Our Will or Desire To Crochet."
How can we get it back?

"Don't let People change the
loving and caring person you are.
Don't let others, their words or actions
 get you down.
You do You, the best you know how!"

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK



Here are a Few Tips To Help You Get It back:

1. YARN! - Got into your favorite place to purchase 
yarn, you don't have to buy any, just look, touch 
and squeeze, smell.  I Love just looking down the
 rows and seeing all the  beautiful colors. 
2. Your Crochet Spot - Go to Your happy place, 
 your comfort zone, take a favorite drink,
 like coffee, a few yarn magazines or look through
 Ravelry or Pinterst at all the projects, 
not the Patterns, the projects. 
Maybe something will inspire you to try 
something new.
3. Think of Others - Look Through your stash of 
yarn, and think of someone or a charity you would
 like to make something for donate. I think sometimes
 just getting our thoughts on others can really 
lift our spirits.
4. Donate - Also, While looking through your 
yarn stash, you can donate unused yarn to others. 
Donate to school programs teaching kids to
 crochet, or donate to nursing homes, and 
organizations, or to a friend who may not have the
 money for some new yarn.
We Go through " Lost My Crojo" moments, 
But let's not stay there!

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What's New This Week at Posh Pooch Designs

Autumn leaf Brooch
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Eye Wash Dog Cleaning Cloth 
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

See You next week!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Autumn Chill Wrap Shawl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


The Autumn Chill Wrap Shawl Crochet Pattern is one of my favorite Patterns I have designed this Fall.

I Love the way it drapes and falls across my shoulders.

This is my First time stitching with the new Hobby Lobby yarn, Called Sugar Wheel by Yarn bee.
It is a Worsted Weight (4) yarn and has 7 oz on each "Wheel".
It is 100%Acrylic yarn. 
It is long Striping yarn with quick changes.
Any of the New Cake yarns would also be perfect for
 this project or any Worsted Weight (4 yarns).

Autumn Chill Wrap Shawl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
 Crochet I / 5.50MM
Yarn- Worsted Weight (4) 14 oz. (2 Yarn Bee Sugar Wheel, Hobby Lobby )
Yarn needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (skip)
Space (sp)

Size: 90 X 25 inches
3 dc = 1 inch, 1 row = 1 inch

Notes:
 Ch3 counts as a dc,

R: 1 – We are starting at the curved edge,
Ch14, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 1 dc in each ch across, turn. (12dc)

R: 2 – Ch3, 1dc in next dc, ch3, sk 3 dc, 1dc in the next 2 dc,
Ch3, sk 3 dc, 1 dc in the last 2 dc, Ch7, turn. (6dc, 2 ch3 sps, ch7)

R: 3 – 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 1 dc in each ch,
1 dc in each dc, and ch across, (17 dc)

R: 4 - Ch3, 1dc in next dc, ch3, sk 3 dc,
*1dc in the next 2 dc, Ch3, sk 3 dc, Repeat From * to * 2 times,
 1 dc in the last 2 dc, Ch7, turn. (8dc, 3 ch3 sps, ch7)

R: 5 -1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 1 dc in each ch,
1 dc in each dc, and ch across, (22 dc)

R: 6 - Ch3, 1dc in next dc, ch3, sk 3 dc,
*1dc in the next 2 dc, Ch3, sk 3 dc, Repeat From * to * 3 times,
 1 dc in the last 2 dc, Ch7, turn. (10dc, 4 ch3 sps, ch7)

R: 7 – R: 30 – Continue to Repeat R: 5 and R: 6 Alternating rows.
And Continuing to increase by 5 sts each row, (R: 21- 64 dc, R: 22 -32dc, 16 Ch3 sps)

After R : 30 There will be no more increases.

R: 31 – Ch3, 1 dc in the next st, ch 3, sk 3 dc,
*1dc in the next 2 dc, ch3, sk 3 dc* Repeat From * to * Across Row,
 1 dc in the last 2 dc, turn, (34dc, 16 Ch3 sps)

R: 32 – Ch3, 1 dc in each dc and in each ch across, Turn (82dc)

R: 33 – R: 90 – Repeat R: 31 and R: 32 Alternating Rows.
Tie off, weave in your ends after R: 90.

Continue to stitch as many rows as you need for the length you want.

 The Crochet Pattern and Video For the 
Autumn Leaf Brooch
 can be found at this Link

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Loveland Headband Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


The Loveland Headband is designed to match the Loveland Triangle Cowl.

After I stitched up the cowl I had enough yarn left to make this matching headband, and you know I love to wear headbands!
The Free Crochet Pattern For the Loveland Triangle Cowl
 is at This LINK
It is a super easy pattern to crochet, and I love the way it fits!

Loveland Headband Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.0MM
Yarn – Worsted weight (3) 2 oz.
              I used Cupcake yarn By Yarnspirations/ Caron
              I used Mandala yarn By Lionbrand For the Video Demo.
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Space (sp)
Skip (sk)
Foundation Double Crochet (fdc)
Back loop Only (blo)

Size: Fits a 19-20 inch head (Youth to Adult)
Easily adjustable - 4 ch = 1 inch, 1 row = 1 inch

Notes:
Ch3 Counts as a dc
ch1 does not count as a st.
Join with a slst 

R: 1 – Starting at  the Band Portion - Ch 6, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch across, turn, ch1 (5sc)

R: 2 - Blo, 1 sc in each sc, turn, ch 1( 5sc)

R: 3 - R: 66    - Repeat R: 2

To make headband small or bigger add or subtract rows in 2 row increments.

Put the ends of the band together and sc together the ends.

R: 67 – We will be stitching across the top of the band, ch3
Place 1 dc in the end of each row around, join, (66 dc)

R: 68 – Ch3, 1 dc in the next dc, *ch2, sk 2 dc, 1dc in the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, (66sts)

R: 69 – Slst to the 1st ch2 sp, ch3, 1 dc in that same sp, *ch2, 2 dc in the next ch2 sp*
Repeat From * to * around, join (66sts)

R: 70 – R: 71 – Repeat R: 69

If you want the headband wider, continue to Repeat R: 69.

R: 72 – Ch3, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each ch2 sp and dc around, join. (66dc)

R: 73 – Ch3, *fpdc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, tie off, weave in your ends.


And That is it!
Slip it on and let's go for a walk!

The Loveland Triangle Cowl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Loveland Triangle Cowl Crochet Pattern 
and Cupcake Yarn Review 
So as soon I saw that Yarnpirations/ Caron had made
 some new yarn cakes, I ran straight to Micheal's to get some.
The Caron Cupcake was the first one I found.
(I purchased several...😉)
I feel in Love with the new Cupcake Caron Cake Yarn.
It's a Caron Cake with a pom pom on top.
The yarn made of Acrylic yarn and is a worsted weight (3).
The Cake has 3 oz or 244 yards of yarn!
It is, of course, perfect to make a beanie hat, you know I 
never do the "expected thing" and decided to make 
The Loveland Triangle Cowl.
It stitched up perfectly and I Love the light weight
 yarn for this project. The yarn is soft, but not slick. 
It slides nicely across the crochet hook and 
the items also keeps their shape. 
Add the pom pom to the cowl, or save it for another project!

Another Good Choice for this project is the Mandala yarn,
 Made By Lion Brand. It is also a Worsted Weight (3) yarn. It is also 100% Acrylic. It is made in some wonderful long striping colors variations in 5.3 oz. cakes. 

Loveland Triangle Cowl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.0MM
Yarn – Worsted weight (3) 3 Oz./ 244 yds.
              I used Cupcake yarn By Yarnspirations/ Caron
              Mandala yarn by Lionbrand is another great choice
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker - To mark the “point”

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Space (sp)
Skip (sk)
Foundation Double Crochet (fdc)

Size: 40 X 7 inches
4 ch = 1 inch, 1 row = 1 inch

Notes:
Ch3 Counts as a dc

R: 1 – Option1 - 126 fdc, turn (126 fdc)
           Option 2 - Ch 129, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 1 dc in each ch across, turn, (126 dc)

R: 2 – ch3, 1dc in the next 2dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, * 1 dc in the next 2 dc, ch2, sk next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * across Row, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn (126 sts)

R: 3 – ch3, 1 dc in the next 4dc, 2 dc in the ch2 sp, ch2,
*2 dc in the next ch2 sp, ch2 *Repeat From * to * in the next 14 ch2 sps, ch2,
2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next ch2 sp, (mark point with a st marker)
 *Repeat From * to * in the next 14 ch2 sps, ch2, 1 dc in the last 5 dc, turn.
(5dc, 14 sets of 2dc, ch1, (point 2dc, ch2, 2dc) 3dc, 14 sets of 2dc, ch1, then 5dc)

R: 4 - ch3, 1 dc in the next 2dc, 2 dc in the ch2 sp, ch2,
*2 dc in the next ch2 sp, ch2 *Repeat From * to * in the next 15 ch2 sps, ch2,
2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next ch2 sp, (mark point with a st marker)
 *Repeat From * to * in the next 15 ch2 sps, ch2, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn.
(3dc, 15 sets of 2dc, ch1, (point 2dc, ch2, 2dc) 3dc, 15 sets of 2dc, ch1, then 3dc)

R: 5 - ch3, 1 dc in the next 4dc, 2 dc in the ch2 sp, ch2,
*2 dc in the next ch2 sp, ch2 *Repeat From * to * in the next 16 ch2 sps, ch2,
2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next ch2 sp, (mark point with a st marker)
 *Repeat From * to * in the next 15 ch2 sps, ch2, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn.
(3dc, 16 sets of 2dc, ch1, (point 2dc, ch2, 2dc) 3dc, 16 sets of 2dc, ch1, then 5dc)

R: 6 – R: 11 – Repeat R: 4 and R: 5 alternating Rows.
 Each row will have an additional set of 2dc, ch2 on each side of the point.

R: 12 – Trim – 1 sc in the 1st 3 dc, *2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next ch2 sp, 2sc in the next ch 2 sp*
Repeat From * to * across, till you reach the “point”, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the ch2 sp of the point.
Repeat From * to * across, 3 sc in the last 3 dc, tie off, do not cut your yarn.

Place the ends of the Cowl together wrong side slst together, ti off and weave in your ends.

Pom Pom Tie: This is optional - save the pompom for another project if you like.
Ch 50 chs, tie off and knot the ends.  Attach the pompom to the center of the tie.
Wrap around side of the cowl and tie a bow.
 I had enough left to make a matching Headband.... 
and I Love it too!
Loveland Headband Crochet Pattern is at this LINK
What a great set to give as a gift, 
but I am keeping this one!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Autumn Leaf Brooch Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

The Air is starting to get cool and crisp,  the leaves 
 are changing to fall colors and falling to the ground,
  it is that time of year to start thinking Fall!
























The Autumn Leaf Brooch is a great addition to any fall 
outfit to add a touch of Fall. It works great on a 
shawl, sweater, scarf, bag or hat.

It can also be sewn on as an applique if you prefer.
Stitch up a bunch for a Fun Fall Decoration or party favor,
 or make a chain and hang them for an Autumn Party!



See The Video on my youtube channel at This LINK


The Crochet Pattern is a step by step Photo Tutorial 
to help you, But once you make one.... 
you will want to make a pile of them!

Autumn Leaf Brooch Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.0MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) I used Red Heart With Love – Gold
Brooch pin or Safety pin
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)
Picot Stitch (pcst) ch3, slst in the top of the st

Size: 3 X 4 inches

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as st.

R: 1 – Ch 5, join in a circle with a slst, ch1,
12 sc in the circle, join, ch1. (12 sc)

R: 2 – sc in the 1st sc,
In the next sc - ch3, 1dc, ch3, slst in the top of the dc, (pcst) 1 dc, ch3, slst,

Sc in the next sc,
In the next sc – ch3, 1dc, 1tr, 1pcst, 1tr, 1dc, ch3, slst,

Sc in the next st,
In the nest st – ch3, 2dc,
In the next st –1tr, 1pcst, 1tr,
In the next st – 2dc, ch3, slst,

Sc in the next sc,
In the next sc – ch3, 1dc, 1tr, 1pcst, 1tr, 1dc, ch3, slst,

Sc in the 1st sc,
In the next sc - ch3, 1dc, ch3, slst in the top of the dc,  1 dc, ch3, slst,

Sc in the next st,
Ch 5, turn, slst in the 2nd ch from the hook,
Slst in the next 3 chs, join to the last sc with a slst,
 tie off, and weave in your end
leaving a 12 inch tail for attaching the pin.
Use the tail of yarn to close the hole in the center of the leaf, if needed.

Then Place the pin in the center of the back of leaf, and sew in place.
 You can also use fabric glue or hot glue if you want too. But I prefer to sew it in place.

The Back ground is 
The Autumn Chill Wrap Shawl Crochet Pattern 
that will be released soon.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Live Video Chat With Sara " Calming Your Crochet Fears". | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat With Sara of
"What are your Biggest Fears
 about learning to Crochet?"

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at this Link


1. I am Afraid I will make a Mistake?
Yes, you will. We all have and if we are honest, still do,
make mistakes. But let it bother you.
Mistakes are how we learn and improve.
 Remember, "Practice makes perfect."

2. I am scared that I can not figure out the pattern?
You can always ask the designer for help, 
or in many of the Crochet Groups on facebook. 
You can also Google it.
But whatever you do, do not stop trying!

3. What if I picked the wrong Yarn or Crochet Hook?
It's okay, think of it as practice. 
Don't be afraid to start over.
Again, we have all done it.
Anytime you have to "Frog" a project and start over, 
it is a learning experience.

4. What if I picked the wrong colors?
First of all, there are no set colors in crochet.
You do not have to use the colors the designer used.
or even the exact yarn, just as long as it is the same weight.
Use your creativity and use whatever colors you like, 
add stripes or variegated yarns. 

5. What if people make fun of me or my work?
Do not take it personal. Just assume they don't know any better. If they do not crochet, they really do not understand the skill, time and creativity it takes to crochet even the simplest project.
Own it! Crochet is my Super Power!

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What's happening this Week at

Car Dog Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
 and Video - Link

Emoji Beanie Free Crochet Pattern
 And Video - LINK

Poppy Dog Collar For Any Size Dog
Free Crochet Pattern - LINK
See ya Next Tuesday!