Friday, January 30, 2015

Football Dog Bandanna - Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

This was a special Request from one
 of my Best Crochet Pattern Testers.
I designed a knitting pattern, 
and she asked if I would design a
 Crochet version,
So I did!

If you would prefer a knit version
click here: 

The Crochet pattern also has 3 sizes 
and is super easy to make.

Football Dog Bandanna Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach

Please, add this crochet pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill- Easy

Materials -
Crochet Hook - H
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4)
I used Red heart Super saver- Med. Brown about 30 yards
Small Amount of Cream, Red and Blue for pompoms
Yarn Needle

Stitches and Terms:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Single Crochet ( sc0
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Together ( tog)

Pattern has 3 sizes Small( Medium, Large)
S -2-15 lbs, M-16-30, L 31-50 lbs

Pattern:
Ch 51(66,81) sts with brown yarn
R : 1- 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across, 
ch 1, turn
(50(65, 80 sc))

R : 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn

R : 3 - Repeat R : 2

R : 4 - sl st in the 1st 15(20,25) sc,
1 sc in the next 16(21,26) sts,
leaving the last 15(20,25) sc, un-stitched, ch1, turn

R : 5 - 1 hdc in each sc, ch 1 turn (16(21,26) hdcs)

R : 6 - Change to Cream yarn, 1 sc in each st, ch1, turn

R : 7 - 1 sc in each st, ch1, turn

R : 8- hdc the 1st 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in the next 12(17,22) hdc,
 hdc the last 2 sts tog, ch1 turn

R : 9 - hdc the 1st 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each st across,
hdc the last 2 sts tog, ch1, turn
Continue to Repeat R : 9 till you have decreased to only 9 hdc, 
The number of rows will be different for each size.

Change to Cream Yarn, *1 sc in each hdc, ch 1 turn, then repeat *.
 no decreased on these 2 rows.

Change back to the brown yarn and continue to Repeat R : 9, 
till only 2 hdc remain, st those 2 tog and 
cut yarn and weave in all your ends.

Trim - sc evenly around the whole bandanna for a finished edge.

Stitch on the football stitching using straight stitches.

Add Pompom to the ends of the ties -
So Are you Ready for The Big Game???

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Seed Stitch Headband Ear Warmer Free Knitting pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Seed Stitch Headband Ear Warmer.
I knitted the Variegated One First. and really love it.
 I added a little knitted bow with a fun button.
But when I began takings pictures, 
you could not see the the texture of the stitches.

I had some of  the Wool Ease - Fisherman yarn left 
and made another one, and used wooden buttons.
I love them both.
I think the yarn for the variegated headband is also wool Ease, 
but can not find the yarn label.
I purchased some wool Ease a few months back,
 and bought several different colors.
I put them all in a plastic tub together.
 I searched the tub and my yarn room, 
but can not find the lost label.

Ok For the pattern.
Seed Stitch Headband Ear Warmer Knitting Pattern
By Sara Sach

Please, add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites 


Skill: Easy

Materials-
Needles - Straight needles 10.5- 6.50mm
Yarn - Bulky Yarn (6) 1bout 1.5 oz.
            I used Wool Ease Lion Brand
Buttons - 1/2 in 1 to 3

Stitches -
Cast on (CO)
Bind off (BO)
Knit (k)
Purl (p)
Repeat (rep)

Size - fits 18 to 22 inch head.

Gauge - not important for this project.

Pattern:
1 - Co 10 Sts
2 - *k1, p1, rep from * across row.
3 - *p1, k1, rep from * across row
4 - Rep R : 1 and R : 2 for 80 rows
5 - Bo

Put the ends of the headband together,
over lapping about 2 inches,
and sew.
Sew on buttons.

For Little Bow-
1 - Co 5 Sts
2 - *k1, p1, rep from * across row.
3 - *p1, k1, rep from * across row
4 - Rep R : 1 and R : 2 for 5 rows
5 - Bo

With a piece of matching yarn, cinch the center of the bow.
Place on headband and sew in place. Add a cute button
This headband is so soft and warm, 
but light to wear.








Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Featured Designer - Amanda Evanson of MNE Craft

I haven't Featured a Designer in a While.
So, I thought it would be a good goal for 2015,
 To try to feature a Designer once or twice a month.
Amanda Evanson
 is our first featured designer of the year.

Who is Amanda?
"I'm Amanda and I've been addicted to crochet
 for about 5 years now!
 I first learned to crochet when I was 10
 but didn't become to interested
 in it until 17. Since then, I just haven't 
stopped and now offer tons of 
patterns free on my blog or for 
sale in my Ravelry store! "

Tell us about your Blog:
"I first started my blog for no reason other
 than I occasionally liked to blog.
 After the designer at Stitched11 saw
 me sharing one I'd just posted, 
she shared tons of info about blogging
 with me. From there I began
 talking to other crochet bloggers and began
 really committing to turning
 my hobby blog into a professional one. 
I've come a long ways from
 then and can't wait to see where I end up! "

Amanda is well known for her Graph designs, 
and the Front Post beanies.
I recently stitched one up - 
I tried to turn my head so you could see the paw print.

This is a fun crochet pattern.
The Pattern is written wonderfully with
 easy to understand directions.
and it fits perfectly.
I did add 2 extra rows on the hat rim because
 I wanted to add more colors.
I used Red heart Super saver Yarns.
Amanda has several other graph hats, as well.
The Front post hat for graphs is a genius idea.
It works up fast and is very stretchy for a good fit.
Here is a Designer Showcase  by Kim Guzman,
with all her Graph Hats.

You Can Find Amanda's Designs at ;

Go Check out Amanda's Designs
By the time you read this
 she will probably have added more!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Heart Shimmer Coaster - February Coaster Of the Month Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Heart Shimmer Coaster Free Crochet Pattern-
February - Coaster of The month
Each Month I am designing
 a fun and unique Coaster.

for touch of Glitz.

Click here:
to get the free patterns,
From the previous months.
Scroll Down to bottom of that page

 The Heart Shimmer Coaster Crochet Pattern
 is a picture tutorial.
Please NOTE The number on the picture
 is a picture number, not a Round Number.

Heart Shimmer Coaster Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach

Please,  add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - G
Yarn - Worsted Weight ( 4) Small amount of each color.
I used Red heart Shimmer - pink-C1, purple-C2,  Cream-C3
Yarn needle to weave in Ends.

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Long single crochet (Lsc)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Double Crochet ( dc)
Skip (sk)

Size - about 4 X 5 inches




R : 1 - With C1, Ch 4, (counts as 1dc)
 2 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, ch 2,
3dc, ch 2, 3 times, join to 1st ch3,

R : 2 -Sl St to 1st ch2 space, ch 3 ( counts as 1st dc)
 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc, in 1st ch2 space, ch 2
*3dc, ch 2, 3dc, in next ch2 space, ch2 *
Repeat from * to * for 3 times, join to 1st dc

R : 3 -( heart humps) Sl st to next ch 2 space, sl st, ch2,
6 dc in the next ch2 space, ch2,
ch2, 3 dc, ch2, 3dc in the next ch2 space, ch2, slst in the next ch2 space,
ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc in the next ch2 space, ch2, slst in the next ch2 space.
cut yarn and  weave in the ends.

R : 4 - Attach C2 to the bottom point of the heart, Ch3 ( counts as 1st dc)
2 dc, ch2, 3dc, in that space,
ch2, 3 dc in the next 2 ch2 spaces.
ch2, 6dc in the corner or hump of the heart, ch 2
lsc (stitching down in ch2 of previous round) ch2
6dc in next ch2 space, ch2,
3dc, ch2 in the next 2 ch2 spaces, ch2 and join to top of ch 1,

R : 5 - 1 sc in each st around the heart,

R : 6 - Change to C-3, 1 sc in each sc around, join,
R : 7 - ch3, *sk next sc, ch3* Repeat From * to *
Around the edge of the Heart coaster,
 join and cut yarn and weave in all your ends.
Please note, This pattern has been blocked. 
The edges of the heart are supposed to "stick up.
This will help keep your glass or 
mug from slipping off the coaster.

How fun would it be to make one 
for each person at the Valentine party, 
or use them as a place marker. 
Then send one home with each guest.
Add some glitter beads on the ruffle 
edge for even more glitz. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Aran Chunky Scarf Knitting Pattern to match the Slouchy Hat | posh Pooch Designs

This scarf is easy and quick to stitch up, 
and looks classy on.
Especially if you wear it with the 
matching Slouchy hat.
I designed them together.

Please, Scroll down for the link for matching hat pattern.

 I Love them together and as separates.
This scarf is a basic pattern, 
perfect for beginners and 
experienced knitters.
No fancy stitches or techniques, 
but you end up with a very 
classy scarf that looks like it 
was complicated to make.
And here is the pattern for the Scarf, 
as promised.

Aran Chunky Scarf  Knitting Pattern
By Sara Sach

Please add This Knitting pattern to your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Materials -
Straight long Needles - US13-9.00mm
Yarn - Super Bulky (6) 12 oz.
           I used 2 skeins of Wool-ease Thick and Quick/ Lion Brand
 Buttons - 2 wooden 1 inch buttons

Stitches and Terms:
Cast on ( CO)
Bind Off ( BO)
Knit- (k)
Purl (p)
Together (tog)

Size - measures 36 inches long X 10 inches wide.

Gauge - 4 x 4 = 9s

Pattern -
Cast on 26 sts -

R : 1-10-  k2, p2 rib st
 ( remember because we are stitching in rows,
to do the opposite p2,k2 every other row)

R : 11-138   - k every st, Garter stitch
If you want the scarf to be longer the the 36 inches,
 repeat until desired length.

R : 139 - 149 - k2, p2 rib st
 ( remember because we are stitching in rows,
to do the opposite p2,k2 every other row)

BO, Line up the collars and sew on buttons,
 going through both layers of the scarf.
The Scarf will have  a natural fold down collar around the neck.
The Knitting Pattern for the 
Aran Slouchy Chunky hat at this link;
What color of wool Ease will you 
make your set?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Aran Chunky Slouchy Hat Free Knitting Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I Love Chunky bulky soft yarn!
I love to crochet it, I love to knit it 
and I love to wear it!
This set is made from
From Lion Brand
A Quick yarn review 
This is an awesome bulky yarn.
It is warm, light and comfy to wear, and it is 
smooth and easy to work with.
Some bulky yarns are heavy to wear, not this one!

I am releasing the Slouchy Hat Pattern today 
and hope to have the matching 
scarf pattern ready by tomorrow.
than I will link them together 
so you can find them both.

Both patterns are super easy and 
are worked on long straight needles 
It is a perfect beginner pattern, 
especially if you are not ready for
 circular needles yet.

My goal in my Knitting patterns,
 is to design and release easy patterns that 
anyone learning or experienced can enjoy making.
and have some fun and beautiful items.


Aran Chunky Slouchy Beanie Knitting Pattern
 By Sara Sach

Please, add this knitting pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Materials -
Straight long Needles - US13-9.00mm
Yarn - Super Bulky (6) 6 oz.
           I used Wool-ease Thick and Quick/ Lion Brand
 Buttons - 2 wooden 1 inch buttons

Stitches and Terms:
Cast on ( CO)
Bind Off ( BO)
Knit- (k)
Purl (p)
Together (tog)

Size - Fits Youth to adult- 18-22 inch head

Gauge - 4 x 4 = 9s

Pattern -
Cast on 46 sts -
R-1-6 -  k2, p2 rib st
 ( remember because we are stitching in rows,
to do the opposite p2,k2 every other row)
R 7-38   - k every st, Garter stitch
R : 39 - P *1st 3 sts, p tog the next 2sts*
 repeat from * to * across row.
R : 40 - K all sts
R : 41 - Repeat R : 39
R : 42 - Repeat R : 40
R : 43- Repeat R : 39
R : 44 - Repeat  R : 40
BO
Fold Hat in half, wrong side out, and
sew closed, then sew closed the opening at the top.

Make a large pompom and attach to top of hat.
Sew on your buttons and you are ready to go.
Click This link for the:
Free Knitting Pattern
I bought several other colors of the Wool ease Yarn
so more fun bulky patterns coming soon.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Is Time Valuable? | Posh Pooch Designs

It is Free, and Given Freely, 
But It is not, At No Cost.

TIME

A lady I met at the local Park,
 asked me to make a dog Sweater.
A fun gift for her friend's Dog. 
She told me exactly what colors of yarn
 she wanted, as well as, 
the style of dog sweater.
 One with lots of Ruffles 
and a big bow on the back..

This is my Rosie in her Red Ruffle Sweater Dress.

Here in Colorado, Winters are cold, 
And Furbabies do need sweaters

Then she asked, " How much will it cost"?
I Told her the price. 
The Dog Sweater will be $22.99
 for the size you need."

"What, WOW, I can buy the yarn at 
Hobby Hobby for a lot less.!"
 She said, rather loudly.

"Yes, You can, but all you will 
have is some pretty yarn."
I kindly replied.
If you want me to make it into a sweater, 
it will cost you $22.99.
She said, "Ill get back to you."

What it costs ME to make a Dog Sweater:

Yarn - 
for a Small dog Sweater it cost between $7-$10, depending on yarns.
Couple more $$ if I need a hook in the right size.
plus gas to go to the Store

Time-
It takes me 3 hours  to make a small dog Sweater.
More if there are lots of details and/or ruffles.
So, if I am paid  Minimum Wage, it would be $8.00 an hour.
$24.00 in time.

Fees-
If The Sweater is ordered from one of my Online shops:
There is Shop fees and Paypal fees.

When you Purchase a Dog Sweater, 
hat, or any item from me,
 you will not only get a one of a kind,
 Custom made,
  item for your pooch or cat,
You also get 
my time, talent and lot of love. 


Time is Valuable.
It can not be returned or exchanged.