Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Live With Sara - "Chain, Chains, and More Chains" | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara 
of 
Posh Pooch Designs
And we have a Special Guest:
My Granddaughter is visiting From Oklahoma.
See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
Channel At This LINK

Today's Questions.
Chains, Chains, and More Chains!
Chaining seems simple, 
but sometimes it is not.

Oh No, I have too many Chains?
If you have the right amount of stitches, 
but too many chains, just take out the unneeded chains.

Now I don't have enough Chains?
You thought you chained the right amount of chains, 
but keep coming up short.
But don't panic. You can add more stitched by using
 Foundation Stitches.

Foundation Stitches can be used For Single Crochet, 
Double Crochet, and Half Double Crochet, also.
Here is a link to How to  FDSC - LINK
I Do have plans To demonstrate the Other Stitches, as well


What's New This Week At

Back To Crochet Basics Lesson 12
Triple Crochet Stitch
Blog and LINK

Jute and Beads Bracelet and
 Dog collar
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Cactus Jar Cozy
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Tie Dye Drawstring Bag
Free Crochet Pattern and Tye Dye Instructions- LINK

See Ya"ll Next Week!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Back To Crochet Basics Lesson 12 - The Triple Crochet Stitch | Posh Pooch Designs

Back To Crochet Basics Lesson 12 
The Triple Crochet Stitch 
By Sara Sach of
Lessons are done using American Stitches and Techniques.

Each lesson has a Lesson Portion and 
a Practice Project Portion.

Today's Lesson We Are Learning  The Triple Crochet Stitch

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet 
Channel At This LINK

Lesson Portion:
What You need
Crochet Hook - H / 5.00 MM
Yarn - Cotton Yarn
(any 4 weight cotton will work)
I used Peaches and Cream For the Video Demonstration


Practice Project Portion: 
Cotton Plastic Bag Keeper Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach 


Skill: Intermediate 


Materials:
Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00 MM
Yarn - Cotton yarn (4) 2 oz any color of your choice.
Yarn needle
Scissors








Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Tripe Crochet (tr)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)

Size:
2 Sizes - Small - 9 inches
              -Medium - 13 inches

Notes:
Ch3 counts as a dc
Ch 5 counts as a tr, ch1
Rounds are joined to the 4th ch with a slst

R: 1 - Ch 12, join in a circle, ch3, 15 dc around the ch12,
join, ch3. (16 dc)

R: 2 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 2 dc in each dc around, join, ch 1. (32 dc)

R: 3 - 1 sc in each dc, join, ch5 (32 sc)

R: 4- *Skip the next st, tr in the next st, ch1*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 5 (16 sets of tr, ch1)

R: 5 - *Tr in the next tr, ch 1*
Repeat from * to * around, join, ch 5 (16 sets of tr, ch1)

Small - R: 6 - R: 10 - Repeat R: 5 (ch 3 after R: 10)

R: 11 - *1 dc in the next ch1 sp, 1 dc in the next tr*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 1 (32 dc)

R: 12 - 1 sc in each st, join, ch 20 to form a loop, slst to the same st, tie off and weave in your ends.


Medium - R: 6 - R: 15  - Repeat R: 5(ch 3 after R:15)

R: 16 - *1 dc in the next ch1 sp, 1 dc in the next tr*

Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 1 (32 dc)

R: 17 - 1 sc in each st, join, ch 20 to form a loop, slst to the same st, tie off and weave in your ends.


Remember, 
"Practice Makes Confidence".
The more you practice,
 the more confident you will become in your crochet.

Lesson 1-12  - Back To Crochet Basics Blogs and Videos : at This LINK

Friday, June 8, 2018

Tie Dye Cotton Drawstring Bag | Posh Pooch Designs

Tie Dye Cotton Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach of  
I have been having so much fun learning about how to tie Dye.

First I did T- Shirts - LINK

Next,  I did Cotton Yarn -LINK
And Then I thought, What if I made something, from the cotton yarn first, and then tie dyed it.

I chose to do my 
 Mesh Drawstring Bag Crochet
 Pattern at this LINK

This is How I did it!



I crocheted the bag
 using white 
100% Cotton yarn.

I Tie Dyed
 it the way I did
 the T- Shirts. 


I soaked the
Bag in a
Table Spoon of
 Pure Baking Soda
for about
 30 minutes.






I rinsed and wrung  
out the bag.

Then banded 
the bag.
Corner to Corner 

Next, I began
to dye the banded sections
of the bag
with the dye 
I had left from 
my T-Shirt Projects

(Link Above)



After the bag was 
all dyed
I gently slid it into
a zip bag.

I let it rest for 8 hours 


I slid the bag out of
 the plastic bag and began 
to rinse it with cold water. 

I removed the bands,
and added a 
Table Spoon of Vinegar.

I rinsed it again
 with warm water, 
til the water ran clear.


I wrung out the bag,
and hung it out on my
deck to dry.

I really love
 how the 
stripes of
 Color turned out.
All Dry and ready to be used.
I LOVE IT!!!!!
Now..... What can I tie dye next?

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Cactus Jar Cozie Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch DEsigns



Cactus Jar Cozie Crochet Pattern

 By Sara Sach of





This Cactus Cozie

Fits a 16 ounce

Canning Jar.


Use it for a gift

  of Jelly or Jams,
Or
for a Cold Drink.




Either way, it is super fun to make. 
Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift.


See The Video On My Youtube Crochet

Channel At This LINK


Perfect For a cold glass of iced tea on a hot 
summer day lounging by the pool.
Also, great for Summer parties. 
Give each guest their own Cactus Glass
 and they can take it with them as a party favor.

Cactus Jar Cozie Crochet Pattern
Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.00MM
Yarn- Worsted Weight (5) Green and Pink
Decorative Button
Yarn Needle
Jar - 16 oz. Canning Jar

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double crochet (fpdc)

Size: Fits a 16 oz. Mason Jar (about 5 inches tall X 9 inches around)

Notes:
Rounds are joined with a Slip Stitch to the Ch3
Ch 3 Counts as a Double Crochet

Cactus Cozy:

R: 1 – Ch5, join in a circle. Ch3, 11 dc in the circle, join, ch 3 (12 dc)

R: 2 – Dc in the same st as the ch3, 2 dc in each dc around, join, ch 1 (24dc)

R: 3 – 1 sc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (24sc)

R: 4 – Stitching in the BLO, 1 dc in each sc around, join, ch 3 (24dc)

R: 5 - *fpdc in the next dc, dc in the next dc*
Repeat from * to * around, join, ch 3 (12fpdc, 12 dc = 24 sts)

R: 6 - *fpdc in the next fpdc, dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3 (12fpdc, 12 dc = 24 sts)

R: 7 – R: 11 – Repeat R: 6 (ch1 after R: 11)

R: 12 – 1 sc in each st around, join ch 1

R: 13 – 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off weave in your ends.

Flower:
R: 1 - Ch5, join in a circle. St 7 hdc in the circle, join, ch 2
(7 hdc)

R: 2 – 3dc, ch2, slst in the same st,
*slst in the next  st, ch2, 3dc, ch2, slst in the same st*
Repeat From * to * 5 more times.
(7 petals)

Tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn for sewing on cactus cozy.


Pineapple Jar Cozy Free Crochet Pattern
 and Video At This LINK
 More Jar Cozie Crochet Pattern Designs
Coming Soon!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Live With Sara - Gauge, Tension And Tie Dye | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara
 of
Posh Pooch Designs


See The Video On My Youtube Crochet
 Channel At This LINK


 Gauge, Tension and Tie Dye


"Crochet Gauge is the number of stitches across per inch, 
and the number of Rows down per inch, 
when stitching a swatch, to check for tension." 
Usually the Yarn label will indicate the Swatch to be
Stitched in Single Crochet Stitches (sc). 
Here is one I photographed from a yarn label.
The Middle Square tells you Which Crochet Hook to use,
and How to make a Gauge Swatch.

Red Heart Super Saver yarn
Crochet hook - 5.5 MM
12 sc X 15 rows =
 a 4 x 4 inch square swatch,
or a 10 x 10 centimeter square.
( remember to ch 13, and begin stitching in the 2nd ch from the hook)

Tension is how tightly or loosely you stitch.
You gauge Swatch will help you determine if your 
tension is correct.

More Info on Gauge - LINK

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Another Question:
"I have completed all of the 11 Back To Crochet Basics Lessons, 
There is only 1 more.
When I finish, will I be an accomplished Crocheter"?

The Answer is probably not. 
I don't even consider myself to be an Accomplished Crocheter.
 The art of Crochet is always changing. 
new Stitches and techniques. New yarns and fibers.
I am always learning new things about Crochet.

🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞
What's New This Week At Posh Pooch Designs

Tie Dye Washcloth and how to Tie Dye Yarn
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

The Strata Sun Hat Free Crochet Pattern
 and Video - LINK

Back To Crochet Basics - Lesson 11
Back Post Double Crochet - 
Blog and Video - LINK

See next Week!
Please remember to Check out my
 Videos on  My Youtube
Crochet Channel At This LINK



DON'T FORGET!
June 9th
World Wide 
 Knit and Crochet
in Public Day!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Back To Crochet Basics - Lesson 11 - Back Post Double Crochet

Back To Crochet Basics - Lesson 11 - 
Back Post Double Crochet
By Sara Sach of 
Lessons are done using American Stitches and Techniques.

Each lesson has a Lesson Portion and 
a Practice Project Portion.

In Our last lesson, Lesson 10, we learned to Crochet a
 Front Post Double Crochet.
Today's Lesson we are learning the Back Post Double Crochet.
And how to use them together  for a fun technique.

See The Video On my Youtube Crochet
 Channel At This LINK


Lesson Portion:
What You need
Crochet Hook - H / 5.00 MM
Yarn - Cotton Yarn
(any 4 weight cotton will work)


Practice Project Portion 
A Little Cotton Washcloth Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Skill: Intermediate 

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00 MM
Yarn - Cotton yarn (4) 1 oz any color of your choice.
Yarn needle
Scissors

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)

Size:
4 X 4 inches
The perfect size to wash your face 
and remove your make up.

Notes:
 Ch 3 counts as a dc

R: 1 - Ch 16, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
 (1st 3 chs count as a dc)
1 dc in each ch across, turn, ch 3. (14 dc)

R: 2 - 1 dc in the next dc, 
*fpdc in the next 2 dc, bpdc in the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * 1 more time, 
1 fpdc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the last 2 sts,
ch 3, turn.
(14 sts)

R: 3 -  1 dc in the next dc, 
*bpdc in the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next 2 sts*
Repeat From * to * 1 more time, 
1 bpdc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the last 2 sts,
ch 3, turn.
(14 sts)

Now We Will Do the Opposite of what we have been doing.

R: 4 - 1 dc in the next dc, 
*bpdc in the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next 2 sts*
Repeat From * to * 1 more time, 
1 bpdc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the last 2 sts,
ch 3, turn.
(14 sts)

R: 5 - 1 dc in the next dc, 
*fpdc in the next 2 sts, bpdc in the next 2 sts*
Repeat From * to * 1 more time, 
1 fpdc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the last 2 sts,
ch 3, turn.
(14 sts)

Again, We Will Do the Opposite of what we have been doing.

R: 6 - 1 dc in the next dc, 
*fpdc in the next 2 sts, bpdc in the next 2 sts*
Repeat From * to * 1 more time, 
1 fpdc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the last 2 sts,
ch 3, turn.
(14 sts)

R: 7 - 1 dc in the next dc, 
*bpdc in the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next 2 sts*
Repeat From * to * 1 more time,
 1 bpdc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the last 2 sts,
ch 1, turn.
14 sts)

R: 8 - sc evenly around the 4 sides of the wash cloth,
 place 2 sc in each corner. join to the 1st sc with a slst,
 ch 10 to make a loop, join to the 1st sc, 
tie off, weave in your ends.

Back To Crochet Basics Lessons 1-11 
are at this LINK