Saturday, December 30, 2017

Crochet A Long Square of The Month Crochet Patterns | Posh Pooch Designs

The 2017 Crochet A Long Square of The Month has ended!
I really enjoyed designing these squares.
Each month I designed a 6 Inch Square using that month's birthstone as my inspiration.
Here are all 12 squares.
Just click on the name of the square, it is the link
to take you to the Free Crochet Pattern.













Now that all 12 of the Squares are finished,
I have a really fun project we are going to make together, with these 12 squares.
Hints: 
It's not a blanket, scarf, hat,or cowl!

Supply List: Mystery Project
Part 1 - 12  - 6 inch Squares
6 oz of Worsted Weight (4) yarn
(color of your choice)
Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00MM
Yarn Needle

Part 2 - 2 Cotton Bandannas 22 X 22 inches
(colors of your choice)
(I Purchased mine at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents each)
Sewing thread to match the bandannas
Sewing Needle
Scissors

Get Your Squares, and supplies together,
and be looking for the project in a couple of weeks. I will Link it here as well.
What do you think the Mystery project is?

Friday, December 29, 2017

12 Most Popular Free Crochet Pattern of 2017 | Posh Pooch Designs

 Twelve Most Popular Free Crochet Patterns of 2017
by Sara Sach

All These crochet patterns are designed by me.
 Just click the name of the picture, 
it is the link to take you to the free pattern
 on my blog.













To See all My Free Crochet Pattern click this LINK

To See All my Free Crochet Patterns For Dogs/ Pets
Click This LINK
"Keep Calm, And Crochet On"!
Patterns for Pooches,
Patterns for People,
And Patterns For Fun!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Jumpin' Jelly Scarf | Posh Pooch Designs

The Jumpin' Jelly  Scarf 

is made using my  Crochet Pattern
Christmas Candy Scarf
The Free Crochet Pattern and Video is on the Blog
at This LINK

I decided to see how the scarf would look using one of the Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Yarns I purchased From Hobby Lobby.
7 Oz / 355 yards
Worsted Weight (4)
100% Acrylic 
You can Crochet This Scarf with just 1 roll.
And I Love it.
 The yarn is Bright and beautiful and also quite soft.
And I love The way the Colors Change. 
This yarn is Perfect for this Pattern.
Any of the New Roll yarns would make a lovely scarf 
using this Pattern. 
Just because a Pattern is written for one color or brand of yarn, do not be afraid to try a different brand, or color combination. 
You never know what beautiful creation you may come up with.
Now have some fun and see what color combinations
 you can come up with!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Gift Card Bags Crochet pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

These Gift Card bags are a great and festive way to give a gift card with a little flare.
They are easy to stitch up, and you can use them for any time you are giving a gift card.
And Personalize them for the person you are giving them to.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK
Gift Card Bags Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach

Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook- H/ 5.00MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) or Cotton
Yarn Needle
Embellishments -Buttons, Bows, appliques


Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (slst)

Size: 3 X 5 inches

Notes:
 Ch1 does not count as a stitch

R: 1 - Ch 15, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch across, 
turn, ch1 (14sc)

R: 2 - 1 sc in rach sc across, turn, ch 1 (14sc)

R: 3- R 22    - Repeat R: 2

Fold Bag in half, with the fold at the bottom of the bag.
Sc the 1st side closed, tie off weave in your ends.

Join yarn to the bottom of the 2nd side, sc up the side, closing the side of the bag.

When you reach the top of the bag, ch 15 for the handle.

Join to the opposite side of the top of the bag with a slst. 
Tie off and weave in your ends.

Embellish as you like.
Personalize the bag for each person!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Live With Sara - What's the Deal With Dye Lots? And a Little Christmas Fun! | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat with Sara Sach of

HO!  HO!  HO! 

The Beard Free Crochet Pattern can be found at This LINK 
"Fear The Beard" By Calleigh's Cips and Crochet Creations

Today's Topic is:
What's The Deal With Dye Lots?


See The Video on my Youtube Channel At This LINK



Why do some yarns have them and

 Some do not.
























First of all What's a Dye Lot:

A Dye Lot is the number given to each ball or skein of yarn dyed in the same batch. Even though the colors might be the same, the dye may have change from batch to batch.

Just because the yarns are the same yarn brand, fiber and  color does not mean it is the same dye lot.

There can be slight changes in shade that you may not even notice till you are in the middle of a project.

Okay so back to the original Question, 
Why do some yarns have a dye lot and some do not?

Acrylic Yarn manufacturers tend to dye the yarn while it is in the fiber stage, which mixes the color in before it is spun into yarn. So it does not have a dye lot as it is a part of the fiber, and the colors are true colors.

Wool, Cotton and other fibers manufacturers dye the yarn while it is in the yarn stage, so the colors will slightly vary. 
So it will have a Dye lot number.

But always, always check to make sure the dye lot numbers match, especially if you are needing several.


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What's New This Week At Pooch Pooch Designs

Christmas Cowl of Leftovers
Free Crochet Pattern and Video : LINK

Pamper Me Wash Cloths (3 sizes)
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video : LINK

Gift Card Bags
Free Crochet Pattern Video
Coming Soon

Merry Christmas !
See You Next year!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Pamper Me Wash Cloths 3 sizes Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Today's Crochet Pattern. Pamper Me Wash Cloths.
It is time for you to pamper yourself!
The Holidays have been wonderful, but stressful.
Make set of these for you, and
 take a few minutes to rest and relax. Maybe run a warm bubbly bath, grab your favorite drink, and pamper yourself.

 Although, they do make a great gift set, paired with some nice soaps or body wash. 
Pamper Me Spa Cloths - 3 sizes 
1 for your Eyes, 1 for your Face and
 1 for your Body
(5.5, 6.5 and 7.5 inches cloths)
Each Cloth is made using Bobble Stitches to gently scrub
 away the cares of the day.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK


Pamper Me Spa Clothes 3 Sizes Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach

Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I / 5.50MM (5 oz. for all 3 cloths)
Yarn - Cotton I used Peaches and Cream/ Lily
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Triple Stitch (tr)

Sizes: Eyes - 5.5, Face - 6.5, Body - 7.5
Pattern is Written in the small size with the (medium, large) in parenthesis.

Notes:
Ch1 Does not count as a stitch.

R: 1 - Ch 16 (20, 25) 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn, ch1.
(15, 19, 24 sts)

R: 2 – 1 sc in the 1st 3 sc, *tr in the next sc, 1 sc in the next 3 sc*
Repeat From * to * across, turn, ch 1 (15, 19, 24 sts)

R: 3 – 1 sc in each st across, turn, ch1 (15, 19, 24 sts)

R: 4 – Repeat R: 2

R: 5 – Repeat R: 3

R: 6 – R: 15 Eyes
           R: 19 Face
           R: 24 Body
     Repeat R: 2 and R: 3 alternating rows

Trim – 1 sc in each sc across, 3 sc in the 1st corner, evenly sc down the side,
3 sc in the next corner, sc across the bottom, 3 sc in the 3rd corner and
then sc up the side, 3 sc in the last corner, join to 1st sc with a slst, tie off.
Weave in your ends.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dish Soap Apron Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Dish Soap Apron Crochet Pattern
A Few Weeks Ago Someone asked me if I had a Dish Soap Dress Crochet Pattern. I did not have one, but then I later remembered, that I had made a Dish Soap Apron
A few years ago. 
 I looked through my Christmas things and Found it.
It looks like Mrs. Claus' Apron.
Then I thought it would be fun to make some in
 some other colors.
Here is a Snowman and A Holiday One With a Cardinal Button. (I Love Cardinals) These are made with Single Crochet stitches in place of the Ruffle.


See The Video On my Youtube Channel At This LINK
Dish Soap Apron Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please add the Pattern To Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H / 5.00 MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) or Cotton 2 colors of choice
            (Red- C1, White – C2- Mrs. Claus Apron)
Decorative Buttons – 2 or 3
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Change to (chgto)

Size: 9 inches long (Fits a 19 to 24 oz. Bottle)

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a stitch.
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet.

R: 1 – Ch 9, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in the next 7 chs, turn, ch 1 (8sc)

R: 2 – 1 sc in each sc, turn, ch 1 (8sc)

R: 3 – R: 6 – Repeat R: 2

R: 7 – Repeat R : 2, Turn, ch 3

R: 8 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next sc,
*2dc in the next sc, 1 dc in the next sc*
Repeat From * to * across, turn, ch 3 (12dc)

R: 9 - 1 dc in each dc, turn, ch 3 (12dc)

R: 10 – R: 15 – Repeat R: 9

R: 16 – Repeat R: 9, do not ch3 at end of row

R: 17 - Chgto C2, Evenly sc around all the 4 sides of the Apron,
 place 2 sc in each of the 4 corners, join to 1st sc.

R: 18 – For The Ruffle Trim: *Ch 3, sk the next st, slst in the next st*

Repeat From * to * till you reach R: 7,
Ch 23, turn, sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, slst back down the tie,

Repeat From * to * till you reach 1st corner at top of apron,

Ch 11, turn, sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, slst back down the tie,

Repeat From * to * till you reach 2nd corner at top of apron,

Attach end of tie in the next sc,

Repeat From * to * till you reach R: 7
Ch 23, turn, sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, slst back down the tie,

Repeat From * to * till you reach the 1st slst, join, tie off.

For The Single Crochet Trim: Sc in each sc, placing the ties and band at the same places 
as the Ruffle trim.  join to the 1st sc, and tie off.

Add Buttons, bows, or any embellishment you want.
I think these would be so fun to make one for each month of the year.
Now stop Crocheting, 
and Get The Dishes Done!
 Just kidding, the dishes can wait,
 But that yarn is not going to crochet itself!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Live Video - What's Your Favorite Yarn Color | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara of
I received an very nice email from a young girl who is 9 years old,
 and has been crocheting for about a year.
I am always happy to hear about children learning to crochet.

She asked me 3 Questions:
1. What is my Favorite Color?
I Love Bright yellow because it is a happy color, full of sunshine and makes me feel warm.

2. What is your Favorite color of Yarn to work with?
I enjoy working with blue yarn, light to medium shades because I think you can really see the stitches and textures well.

3. What is your least Favorite color of Yarn to work with?
I really dislike working with black yarn by itself because it is so very hard to see and find your stitches. Now pair it with a bright green pink, yellow or white and then it is really lovely.
4. What's Your Favorite Brand of Yarn?
Red Heart yarns, Of Course!

Then I received this Question, and I really had to think a bout it.
"Which Comes First, The Crochet Pattern or the Yarn?

And Answer is Yes.
 Sometimes the Yarn comes first. I am just walking along a new yarn, or color jumps out at me and them I buy some. I save it for just the right pattern.

But them sometimes, I have a pattern or design in mind, and I go looking fir the perfect yarn.


See The Video on my Youtueb Channel at This LINK


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What's New This Week at Posh Pooch Designs

Hanukkah Set - Mug Cozie and Gelt Bag
Free Crochet Pattern and Video : LINK

Silly Christmas Tree Hat
Free Crochet Pattern and Video :  LINK

Dish Soap Apron
Free Crochet Pattern and Video: 
LINK