Friday, April 17, 2015

Kentucky Lady Hat Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Are you a Kentucky Derby Fan?
Do You wear the Big Hats?
I have never been to the Kentucky Derby,
 But think it would be a lot of fun!
Those big wonderful hats the ladies wear
 to the Kentucky Derby, 
inspired me to design this hat.

 It is a great Summer hat.
And Can be made with a 
Stiff brim or floppy brim.
Add all The flowers, bows, 
butterflies and 
embellishments that you want.

Wouldn't It be fun to have a 
Kentucky Derby party?
Floppy Brim.
Stiff Brim.

Kentucky Lady Hat Crochet pattern
 By Sara Sach

Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials -
Crochet Hook -H
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4)4 oz of each color
     Black - C1, White - C2, Red C3
      I use Red heart Super Saver
Boning - 2 yards, To stiffen the hat brim
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Skip (sk)

Size - Youth to Adult -18-10 inch head

Pattern -

Note: Ch 2 counts as the 1st stitch of the next round.

With C1, Ch 5, join in a circle

R : 1 - Ch 2, counts as 1st dc, 9 hdc in the circle, join, to ch3 with a sl st,
(10 hdc)

R : 2 - Change to C2, leaving C1 attached, Ch3, 2 hdc in each hdc around, join, ( 20 hdc)

R : 3 - Ch2, 1 hdc in the same st, *1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st*,
Repeat from * to * around, join, (30hdc)

R : 4 - Change to C1, leaving C2 still attached, Ch3, 1 hdc in the same st, *1 hdc in the next 2 st, 2 hdc in the next st*,
Repeat from * to * around, join, (40hdc)

R : 5 - Ch2, 1 hdc in the same st, *1 hdc in the next 3 st, 2 hdc in the next st*,
Repeat from * to * around, join, (50hdc)

R : 6 - Change to C2, 1 hdc in each hdc around, join, ( 50 hdc)

R : 7 - Ch 3, sk the next hdc, *hdc in the next st, ch 1, skip the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ( 50sts)

R : 8 - Change to C1, Ch 2, 1 hdc in the 1st st, *1 hdc in the ch 1 space,
1 hdc in the next hdc*, Repeat From * to * around, join,

R : 9-16 - Repeat R : 7 and 8, alternating rows, and yarns every 2 rows

R : 17 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join, (50hdc)

R : 18 - Change to C3,1 sc in each st, join,ch1 (50sc)

R : 18-21 - 1 sc in each sc, join, ch1 ( 50 sc)
                   tie off after R : 22

R : 22 - Starting the Brim - Change to C1, 2 hdc in each sc, join, ch2
             (100 hdc)

R : 23 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join, (100hdc)

R : 24 - Change to C2, ch 2, *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 2 ( 150hdc)

R : 25 - Ch 3, sk the next hdc, *hdc in the next st, ch 1, skip the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ( 150sts)

R : 26 - Change to C1, Ch 2, 1 hdc in the 1st st, *1 hdc in the ch 1 space,
 1 hdc in the next hdc*, Repeat From * to * around, join,

R : 27 - Repeat R : 25

R : 28 - Change to C2, Repeat R : 26

R : 29 - Repeat R : 25

R : 30 - Change to C1, Repeat R : 26

R : 31 - Repeat R : 25

R : 32 - Change to C2, 1 sc in each st, join, ch 1 (150sc)
Stop here for a floppy brim.

R : 33 - For a Stiff Brim, 1 sc in each sc, stitching over the boning, join, ( 150sc)
See pics below.

Blocking the Hat Brim -
Lay the hat brim out flat and spray with water.Dampen, But do not soak.
 Pin to a blocking board and let dry.
This will take out any ripples or bumps.

Stiffening the Hat Brim_

 This is the boning, I purchased at Hobby Lobby. 
it comes in a 2 yard package.
 Take the fabric cover off.
First - sc around the boning, all around the hat brim.
When you come to the end, tuck the ends together and sc.
join and securely sew closed.  
I did find that the ends do not want to stay together. 
So I used some clear packing tape, and taped the ends together, 
over lapping about 2 inches.
And this worked great.

Free Flower Pattern Can be found
Scroll down to bottom of post.
Butterfly Pattern can be found 
The Flower and Butterfly are 
attached to the side of the hat.

This hat is so pretty and fun to make.
I think it would look awesome in
 bright yellow and black.
Back of the hat with the stiffened brim.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Shawls And Wraps for Mom, For You And Me - Free Crochet Patterns | Posh Pooch Designs

Need an idea For a Mother's Day Gift? 

or a Shawl/ Wrap

 Free Crochet Pattern? 

We Got You " Covered"!

Shawls and Wraps - 
Free Crochet Patterns.
These are all Written By me, 
and I have enjoyed wearing all of them.

Any of These Shawls and Wraps
 would be a 
perfect Mother's Day gift, 
birthday gift or a gift for yourself!

Just click the name and 
it will take you to the pattern.

Please note, 
even though these are 
Free Crochet Patterns,
 the pattern and photography
 are copyright protected.







Have you made any of these?
Post a pic to my Facebook page.
I would love to see your 
completed projects!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Beach Vacation Shawl Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I made this Light and Airy Shawl For Me!
This yarn is the perfect yarn for a 
Summer shawl.
check out all the colors!
It is a Wonderful yarn to work with 
and the light weight but luscious yarn
 is a great weight for summer items.
This Shawl is also perfect for swim suit wrap 
at the beach or pool.
or throw it over your shoulders 
on a cool morning or evening. 

This shawl  measures 
60 inches wide from the points,
and 40 inches long.
and it is super easy to make even bigger.

Beach Vacation Shawl Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach

Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook: I
Yarn: (4)Red heart Boutique Unforgettable - Tidal
           8oz ( 2.5 balls)

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)
Skip (sk)
Picot ( pcst)
How to Picot Stitch video By Moogly- HERE

Size - Width - 60inches, length - 40 inches

 Notes:
 Each row will increase by 8 stitches.
Ch 5 at ends of rows counts as 1tr,ch1, except on the sc rows.

Pattern:
R : 1 - Ch 4, join in a circle, 5Tr, ch 2, 5 Tr in the circle, Turn
 (10 tr, 2ch)

R : 2 - Ch 5( counts as 1 tr, ch1)  1 tr in the same st as ch5,
 1 Tr in each Tr,   3tr,ch 2, 3tr in the ch2 space,
 1 tr in each tr, 2 tr in the last tr,
(18tr, 2ch)

R : 3 - Ch 5( counts as 1 tr, ch1)  1 tr in the same st as ch5,
 1 Tr in each Tr,   3tr,ch 2, 3tr in the ch2 space,
 1 tr in each tr, 2 tr in the last tr,
(26tr, 2ch)

R : 4 - Ch 5( counts as 1 tr, ch1)  1 tr in the same st as ch5,
 1 Tr in each Tr,   3tr,ch 2, 3tr in the ch2 space,
 1 tr in each tr, 2 tr in the last tr,
(34tr, 2ch)

R : 5 - Ch 5( counts as 1 tr, ch1)  1 tr in the same st as ch5,
*ch1, sk 1 st, 1 tr in the next st, *
Repeat from * to * to the ch2 space.

ch1, 1 tr 3 times, ch 2 , ch1, 1 tr 3 more times in the ch 2 space,
Then *ch1, sk 1 st, 1 tr in the next st, *

 Repeat from * to * the rest of the row,
1tr, ch1, 1tr in the last st,
( 21 tr, 23ch)

R : 6 - ch1, 2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each tr and ch  to ch 2 space,
3 sc, ch2, 3sc, in the ch2 space,
Then 1 sc in each tr and ch across, 2 sc in the last st,
(50 sc, 2ch)

R : 7 - Repeat R : 4 (58 tr, ch2)

R : 8 - Repeat R : 4 (66 tr, ch2)

R : 9 - Repeat R : 5 (33 tr, 35 ch)

R : 10 - Repeat R : 5 (74 sc, ch2)

The Pattern Repeats and Each row will increase by 8 stitches.

R : 11-14 - Repeat R: 6-9 

R : 15-18- Repeat R: 6-9 

R: 16-19- Repeat R: 6-9 

R : 20-23- Repeat R: 6-9 

R : 24-27- Repeat R: 6-9 

R : 28-31- Repeat R: 6-9 

If you want your shawl bigger continue to Repeat R : 6-9.

R : 32- Ch 3, 1 dc in the same st as ch3, *ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * to ch2 space- Corner, ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc in the corner,
Then *ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc in the next st* Repeat Across row, 2 dc in the last st.

 R : 33 - Trim- 1 sc in the 1st st, 2 dc, ch 1 2dc in the 1st ch1 space,
 1 sc in the 1st tr,
*2 dc, ch 1, 2dc in the next ch1 space, 1 sc in the next tr*
Repeat from * to * to ch 2 space,
*2 dc, ch 1, 2dc in the  ch2 space,
Then, *2 dc, ch 1, 2dc in the next ch1 space, 1 sc in the next tr*
Repeat From * to * Across row, 1 sc in the last st,

R : 34 - ch1, 1 sc in 1st st, *2dc, pcst, 2dc in the next ch1 space
 in the center of the shell of previous row*, Repeat across row,
1 sc in the last st,

R : 35 - Finishing - Sc evenly across the top of the shawl,
 placing 1 sc in the end of each row, turn and repeat another row of sc.
tie off and weave in your ends.
Just add a pretty pin or brooch 
and you have a gorgeous 
evening wrap for any elegant occasion,
 or beach party.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Do you like Crochet A Longs? I do - Come join us! | Posh Pooch Designs

We are getting ready to start 
a Crochet a long!
 I am very excited as I love to do them.

A "Crochet A Long" is where, 
we as group, 
work on the same crochet project.

Click the link below
to join the group.
You do not have to join the group,
 But I would like you too, and post your pics,
 so we can see every one's yarn choices
 and progress, or ask questions.

You can also post pics to 
my facebook page at

I added the CAL To Ravelry
So you can add it to your projects 
and add pics there, also.
Ravelry  - CAL Puppy Toy


 The instruction for each step will 
be placed  here on the blog.

The Supplies List will be posted 
Thursday, April 16

The Supplies/ Materials List
 has been posted


The Steps will be posted:
Step 1 -Monday - April 20
Step 2 - Thursday -April 23
Step 3 - Monday -April 27
Step 4 - April 30 
Here is a sneak Peek 
of What we will will crocheting.

Hint - it is a dog toy, but I think everyone,
 pooch, baby, child or adult will love this toy!

Also, The project level will be Easy
so everyone can enjoy making this item.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Crocodile Stitch Crochet Pattern Treasury | Posh Pooch Designs

I have put together a fun Collection
 of Crocodile Stitch Crochet Patterns.
A little Something for Everyone.

Moogly has a fantastic Tutorial and Video 
of the Crocodile Stitch.
 You can find that at this LINK

Please note:
All the Photography belongs to the designers.
The name of the pattern and designer
 is listed below the picture.
 The name of the pattern is the link.
Just click the name and 
it will take you to the pattern.

Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Posh Pooch Designs

Jenna Wingate

Meladoras Creations

Marie Segares

Tera Kulling

Bonita Patterns

Tera Kulling

Posh Pooch Designs

Debi Dearest


Posh Pooch Designs

maria Bittner

Pia Thadani

Sara McFall

Oombawka Designs

Sheri Weber

Posh Pooch Designs

The Crocodile Stitch can have 
many different variations, 
and even the way the stitch is used, can 
give you different results.

Each designer has used the crocodile stitch
 for the purpose of their pattern. 
Some are thicker, and some are thinner. 
And the different yarns used can 
give you different looks.
This is a really fun stitch to play with.

So have fun with it!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Printing Patterns From Blogs | Posh Pooch Designs

I am going to start this blog with a Question,
"Why do you print patterns from blogs"?
You are cruising Pinterest, Facebook, Ravelry 
or the Internet and find a blog with a Free adorable 
Crochet, or Knitting Pattern that you want to make.
You want to save it, But the blog 
post doesn't have a print button.

What do you do?

I Never print off a pattern unless it is mine
 and want to tweak or retest it.
I can not even remember 
the last time I printed a pattern.

Do What I do, 
and you will never have to, again!

This is what I do:
I favorite and save it to my library in Ravelry,
 or pin it to Pinterest.
 When I want to stitch it up,
 I work off my computer or tablet.

If you do not have a 
Ravelry or Pinterest Account, 
I encourage you to open one.
 Both are free and a 
wonderful resource.


Now if you feel you must print 
off one of my patterns
 from my blog,
Copy and paste the pattern portion
 to a word document,
then print that document.
I get close to 25-30 emails daily from people
 asking me to email them a  
pattern that is free on my blog..
Just so you know,
 I will probably not email it to you, 
That is the reason I put it on my blog for free.


Thank you for liking my patterns, 
and blog.
 Keep checking back for lots of fun 
crochet and knitting patterns.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Crocodile Stitch Flip Flop Toppers Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Just In time for 
Spring and Summer!
These Quick and Easy Flip Flop toppers
turn an Inexpensive pair of Flip flops
into a fun pair of Everyday shoes.
 Perfect for the pool, beach,
 Shopping,  vacation
or anywhere you want to go!
Wear them with Shorts,
capris, a sundress,
 bathing suit,
or any outfit for Spring and Summer.

For a Photo Tutorial for this
Crocodile Stitch
Click HERE

I used Sock yarn. but Sport weight yarn 
would be an acceptable substitute.

Crocodile Stitch Flip Flop Toppers Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach


Please, add this Crochet pattern to Your RavelryFavorites.

Skill : Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - G
Yarn - Super Fine ( 1) Sick Yarn 1 oz
I used Red Heart - Heart and Sole
Yarn needle
I pair of Flip flop

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Skip ( sk)
Double Crochet (dc)
Crocodile Stitch (Cr st)

For Photo Tutorial of Crocodile Stitch Click HERE
     
Size - Will fit a flop Size 5-8

Pattern: Make 2, 1 for each flip flop.

R : 1 - Ch5, slst in the 4th ch from the hook, to form a circle.
St in 
the circle, Ch3, 4dc, ch1, 5 dc
(10 dc, ch1 - 1st Cr st made)

R : 2 - ch 3, 1 dc in the top of the 1st dc, ch2, 
1 dc in the center of the Cr st,
ch2, 2 dc in top of the last dc, ch1
(2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, 2dc)

R : 3 - *5 dc down the 1st dc, ch1, 
turn and 5 dc up the next dc*, 1sc in the next dc,
( Cr st made)

Repeat From * to * in the next 2 dc, ch1
(2 Cr Sts made)

R : 4 - Ch 3, 1 dc in the top of the 1st dc, ch2,
 *1 dc in the center of the Cr st,
ch2, 2 dc in top of the last dc*, 
Repeat From * to * again, ch1
(2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch 2, 2dc)

R : 5 - *5 dc down the 1st dc, ch1, 
turn and 5 dc up the next dc, 1sc in the next dc*,
Repeat From * to * 2 more times. ( 3 Cr sts made)

R : 6 - Ch 3, 1 dc in the top of the 1st dc, ch2, 
*1 dc in the center of the Cr st,
ch2, 2 dc in top of the last dc*, 
Repeat From * to * 2 times, ch1
( 2dc, ch2, 2 dc ch2 twice , 2dc)


R : 7 - *5 dc down the 1st dc, ch1,
 turn and 5 dc up the next dc, 1sc in the next dc*,
Repeat From * to * 3 more times. ( 4 Cr sts made)

R : 8 - ch 3, 1 dc in the top of the 1st dc, ch2,
 *1 dc in the center of the Cr st,
ch2, 2 dc in top of the last dc*, 
Repeat From * to * 3 times, ch1
( 2dc, ch2, 2 dc ch2 -3 time , 2dc)

R : 9 - *5 dc down the 1st dc, ch1, 
turn and 5 dc up the next dc, 1sc in the next dc*,
Repeat From * to * 4 more times. ( 5 Cr sts made)

R : 10 - Ch 3, 1 dc in the top of the 1st dc, ch2,
 *1 dc in the center of the Cr st,
ch2, 2 dc in top of the last dc*, 
Repeat From * to * 3 times, ch1
( 2dc, ch2, 2 dc ch2 - 4 times , 
2dc) tie off and weave in your ends.

Place Topper on top of the Flip flop. 
With matching yarn. sew securely around the
 toe separator and the 2 sides as Shown in picture.

 What colors will you make?

I Just bought some red, 
white and Blue sock yarn
 to make some for the
 Fourth of July picnic!