Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gingerbread Coaster Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

These smiling gingerbread coasters can also be uaes as
Christmas tree ornaments, gift tags and be attached to  all sorts of
 Holiday decorations.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Gingerbread Coasters Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - H
Yarn - Any Worsted Weight yarn (4) Red heart Super Saver
           Small amount of Brown, White, Black,red, green
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Picot Stitch (pcst)

Size: 4.5 inches across

Special Stitch: Picot Stitch – ch 3, join to the top of the same st

Pattern: Coaster
Ch3 counts as a Double crochet

R: 1 - With brown yarn, Ch 5, 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, join, ch3
(10dc)

R: 2 - 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 2 dc in each st around, join, ch 3
(20dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 2 dc in each st around, join,
(40dc)

R: 4 - Icing: Change to white yarn, ch1, *1 sc in the next 3 sts, pcst *
Repeat from * to * around coaster edge. tie off weave in your end.

Face:
With Black yarn using straight stitches embroider the smile and eyes
 on the front of the  coaster.

Cheeks: make 2
Ch3, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in a circle with a slst, tie off leaving a
 10 inch tail of yarn for sewing onto front of coaster.

Bow: 2 sizes
Ch1 does not count as a st.

R: 1 - Ch 8,(10) 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the end and in each ch across, ch 1 turn. (7,9sc)
R: 2 – 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (7,9sc)
R: 3- Small - Repeat R: 2,  (7sc)
R: 4 - Medium - Repeat R: 2,  (9sc)
Slst in the 1st 4(5) sc, tie off  leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn.
Pinch the center of the bow, and wind yarn
 around several time, secure tightly and attach to coaster.


Other Gingerbread Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Gingerbread Dog House Christmas Tree Decoration
Crochet Pattern
Find the pattern at this LINK

Gingerbread Dog Bandanna Crochet Pattern
Find the pattern at this LINK

More Gingerbread Patterns to come---
I think I am obsessed with Gingerbread!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What is a Yarn Bowl? | Posh Pooch Designs

What is a Yarn Bowl? What is it Used For? Why do I need one?

Basically a yarn bowl is a bowl that has a hole or several holes.
 You place your yarn ball in it and it keeps it from rolling off, 
as you crochet or knit.
A yarn bowl is not a  tool you have to have, but it sure make keeping up with balls of yarn a lot easier.


See The Live Video on my Youtube channel at this LINK

Yarn Bowls can be made out of wood, glass, ceramic or plastic.
I purchased this beautiful one, hand made with the paw prints
 on it, a few years ago.
I love it, but I think it is too pretty to use for everyday. 
I am afraid I might break it.
I  made this one from Polymer clay.
Here is the blog link of how I did it.


This one I crocheted out of T-Shirt yarn.

You do not have to buy one, or make one.
There are many house hold items, that you may have laying
 around, that would make great "yarn bowls".

Do you have one of these?
It's a tea kettle, and it makes a perfect "yarn bowl".
and you can find many lovely ones at thrift stores
 and garage sales.

How about one of these?
You can put several balls of yarn in, and just turn it when
 you need a different color.

I am sure there are many items that we can used for keeping those balls of yarn from running away.

There is nothing I dislike more then having to get yarn balls out from under the couch!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Gingerbread Dog House Ornament Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

This little Dog House Gingerbread Christmas Tree 
Ornament is adorable. 

 It  is designed to look like  a charming little Gingerbread 
House cookie. If you do not want the dog bone,
they can be embellished in any way you like.
Add Holiday buttons  and ribbons or even sparkle jewels.
We designed one with traditional Christmas Colors 
and one with bright colors.
And we even designed one in "Frozen Blue Colors"!

These Gingerbread House Christmas Tree Ornaments
 are fun to crochet, 
and really easy to make, as well.


See The Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Gingerbread Dog House Ornament  Crochet Pattern
 by Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Yarn Needle
Crochet Hook – H
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) – Red heart Super Saver
             Med. Brown, 1 oz.
             Small amount of White, and Red and Green, or Bright Pink and Spring Green

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Together (tog)

Size:   6 ½ X 5 ½ inches

Notes:
Ch 3 counts as a dc
Ch 1 does not count as st, it is a turning chain.

R: 1 – With Brown yarn, ch 15, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
1 dc in each ch across, ch 3 Turn. (12 dc)

R: 2 – 1 dc in each dc, ch 3, turn (12 dc)

R: 3 – R: 4 – Repeat R: 2, Ch1 after R: 4

R: 5 – St tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 8 dc, st tog the last 2 dc, turn, Ch1(10dc)

R: 6 - St tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 6 dc, st tog the last 2 dc, turn, Ch1 (8dc)

R: 7 - St tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 4 dc, st tog the last 2 dc, turn, Ch1(6dc)

R: 8 - St tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, st tog the last 2 dc, turn, Ch1(6dc)

R: 9 - St tog the 1st 2 dc, st tog the last 2 dc, turn, Ch1(4dc)

R: 10 – St tog the last 2 dc, tie off weave in your ends.

Repeat R: 1 – R: 10 - To Make 2 -For a front and a back of the Gingerbread house.

Door –
R: 1 – With green yarn, Ch 9, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across,
Ch1 turn (8sc)

R: 2 – 2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (9sc)

R: 3 – R: 4 -1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn

R: 5 –  1 sc in next 7 sc, sc tog the last 2 sc,  tie off, weave in your ends.

R: 6 – With White yarn, join to 1 sc, slst across bottom of door,
Then up the side and around to the other side, join to 1 slst, tie off leaving
12 inches of yarn. Place on the front of the house and sew in place using the tail of yarn.

With red yarn, make a French knot for the doorknob.

Dog Bone –
With white yarn, ch 6, slst in the 2nd ch from the hook, slst in the next 4 chs,
Ch3, sl st in the end of the dog bone,
Working down the opposite side of the ch, ch 3, slst in the 1st ch,
Slst in the next 5 chs, ch3, slst in the end of the bone, ch3, slst in the 1st st,
Tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn.
Place the bone on the front of the house and sew in place.
Place the Front and back of the gingerbread house together, right side out.
Join yarn to the side of the house at R: 4, sc down the side, across the bottom
And up the other side of the house, sewing the front and back together. Stop at R: 4 on
the other side, tie off, and weave in your end.

The Roof –
R: 1 -Join White yarn to the 1st sc of R: 4, sc evenly up the side of the Roof, stitching through
both the front and the back of the roof, 3 sc in the point, the sc down the other side of the
roof until you reach R: 4 on this side. Ch 1, turn.

R: 2 – 1 hdc in each sc till you reach the point, 3 sc in the top sc, then sc in each sc down, join to the 1 st sc, tie off.

R: 3 – White Red yarn, whip st evenly across the roof.

The Button Candy –
With red yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join to 1st sc, tie off leaving a 10 inch tail.
Place and sew on to the front of the Gingerbread house.

Cut a piece of 12 inch yarn and tie on to the top of the Gingerbread house for a hanger.
They are so cute, and yummy! 
They look real enough to eat!
But don't!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Gingerbread Yarn Kit Give Away! | Posh Pooch Designs

This is our second week of Christmas in July 2016
This Week we have a Fun Christmas Yarn Give away.
 We have put together 2 Yarn Kits.

"Gingerbread Yarn Kits"

Kit 1- Traditional Colors

 Kit 2 - Bright Colors

Each Kit Contains: 
6 oz. of 
Red Heart Worsted Weight Yarn(4)

2 oz. Gingerbread Brown Yarn
1 oz. White Frosting Yarn
1 oz. Red Pompom yarn
and
1 oz. of Red Sparkle
1 oz. of Green Sparkle 
or 
1 oz. Bright Pink
1 oz. Bright Green

All you have to do to Win one of the Gingerbread 
Yarn kits is comment
"Which color combination would you like to have", 
On the Live Video or  Youtube Video.
Comment on both to double your chances.



Watch the video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK


The Winners will be drawn randomly.
I will announce 2  Winners on next Tuesday"s
live Video Chat.
July 26, 2016


Sara

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Paw Print Scrubby | Posh Pooch Designs

I was playing around with some Scrubby yarn, 
while waiting on my husband,
when this cute little Paw Print Scrubby happened.
How fun is this?
You can make the Scrubby with
 2 strands of Red Heart Scrubby yarn, or
1 strand of cotton and 1 strand of Scrubby yarn.

Both make a really fun and useful scrubby.
I Love them so much, I want to show you
 how I made them.

See the Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Paw Print Scrubby Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - J
Yarns: Cotton - Sugar and Cream (1 oz.)
            Red Heart Scrubby Yarn (1 oz.- 2 oz.)
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)

Size: 4 X 5 Inches

Pattern Notes:
Ch 3 counts as a dc, join rounds with a slst.

R: 1 - Ch 4, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 8 more dc in the the same ch,
join to the top of the ch 3 . Ch 3 (10dc)

R: 2 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around, 
join to top of ch 3, ch 3 (20dc)

R: 3 -1 dc in the same st as the ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around,
 join to top of ch 3, (40dc)

R: 4 - *ch3, 2tr in the next st, ch3, slst in the next 2 dc*
Repeat from * to * 3 more times for 4 paw toes. 
Tie off and weave in your ends.


Now wasn't that easy?

So, Go do the dishes!

With this Scrubby it won't be "Ruff",

it will be "paws-itively bark-tastic"!


These are the perfect take a long project!

Oh, and make great gifts for all your pooch

 or cat loving Friends.


I am off to make bunch more!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Christmas Gingerbread Dog Bandanna Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


Rosie and Maximo Look really festive in their new

 Gingerbread Dog Bandannas.

This is the perfect photo prop for your 

Christmas and Holiday Family pictures.



See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK.





Gingerbread Dog Bandanna Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
 Please, Add This pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Yarn Needle
Tape measure
Crochet Hook – H
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) – Red heart Super Saver
             C1- Med. Brown, 3 oz., C2 - White, 2 oz.
             Small amount of Red and Green, or Bright Pink and Spring Green

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loop only (blo)
Front Loops only (flo)
Picot Stitch (pcst)

Special Stitch – Picot Stitch – sc, Ch 3, join to top of sc.

Size:   XS – 8  inch neck
             S - 10 inch neck
           M – 12 inch neck
Easily adjusted to larger sizes.

Notes:
Measure your dog’s neck with the tape measure.
Ch 3 at ends of rows counts as a dc.
Ch 1 does not count as a st.

Pattern:
R: 1 - Ch 4, 4 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, ch 3, turn (5dc)

R: 2 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
Ch3, turn, (7dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 5 dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
Ch3, turn, (9dc)

R: 4 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 7 dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
Ch3, turn, (9dc)

R: 5 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 9 dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
Ch3, turn, (11dc)


R: 6 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 11 dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
Ch3, turn, (13dc)

Skip to R:  11 for XS

R: 7 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 13 dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
Ch3, turn, (15dc)

R: 8 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 15 dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
Ch3, turn, (17dc)

Skip to R: 11 for Small

R: 9 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 17 dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
Ch3, turn, (19dc)

R: 10 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 19 dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
Ch1, turn, (21dc)

To make the bandanna even larger, continue to repeat R: 10 until desires Size.

R: 11 – Working in the Back loops Only, for this row only – 1 sc in each dc across,
Turn, (Xs -13sc, S-17dsc, M-21sc)

R: 12 – Ties - Ch  -Xs -15, S-20, M-25, slst in each ch across,  sc across top of bandanna,
ch  - XS -15, S-20, M-25, ch 2, turn.

The ties are short to keep from getting caught in toe nails and teeth.
If you want them longer, ch longer.

R: 13 – 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch, 1 sc in each dc across,
1sc in each slst, ch 1 turn

R: 14 – 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

R: 15  - 1 sc in each sc, tie off weave in ends.

Frosting Trim
Make sure the side of the bandanna with the BLO is facing toward the back,
 as we will be stitching in the FLO.

Attach white yarn to the left side of the bandanna under the tie.
Stitching evenly down the side of the bandanna, placing 1 st in the end of each row.
*Work 2 sc, 1 sc pcst (see special st above)
Repeat From * to* down to the point then up the other side of the bandanna.
Continue to repeat from * to * across the front of the bandanna, in the
  Front loops of R: 11, Join to 1st sc.


Buttons – Make 3- 
Ch 3, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join to form a circle, 
tie off. (6 sc)
Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn for sewing button on front of bandanna.

Bow –
R: 1 - With Red/ Pink Ch 11, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch across,
ch 1, turn (10sc)

R: 2- 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (10sc)

R: 3 – R: 5 – Repeat R: 2, tie off, Weave in your ends.
Cut a 12 in piece of matching yarn, pinch the center of the bow and wrap the 
yarn around the bow 3 or 4 times.
Tie securely. Sew on to the top of the bandanna.

There is a Matching Gingerbread Dog Hat crochet Pattern
available in my 
Ravelry and Etsy shops


As Always, if you make one for your pooch or pet.
Please, post a pic to my Facebook page at

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Christmas In July 2016 has begun! | Posh Pooch Designs

Merry    Christmas    in    July!

We have a lot of things going on for 
Our Christmas in July Event


See This Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

We have a 50% off sale going on in Our

Ravelry shop

This sale includes ALL patterns,
not just Christmas patterns.
Also includes knitting patterns.

And While you are there, Check out all my Free patterns!

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We have started a Christmas list of Crochet Videos on Our Youtube channel, 
See that list HERE
We have plans to add new pattern videos and some of our old favorites.

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We also have some great Pattern bundles, at reduced prices in Our


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 We always have Free Crochet Patterns For Christmas on 
Our Free Crochet Pattern pages:

Scroll down to the Christmas category

and