Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happy Hearts Beanie and Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I got so many emails, 
messages and requests to
 turn the
 into a hat, 
that I just had to do it.
It is really easy to turn the
 headband into a hat.
And I really like how it urned out.
This is the beanie, 
and instructions
 are given to make
 it a slouchy hat, too.

Happy Hearts Hat and Slouchy 
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: intermediate

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 2 oz. of each color.
             Pink C1, Lavender C2, White C3
            I used Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)
Skip (sk)
Stitch together (st tog)

Sizes: are approximates
Child – Small/16 inches
Youth – Medium/18 inches
Adult – Large/20 inches

Notes:
Pattern is written in Large
 (medium and small in parenthesis)

12 + 3 is the beginning ch repeat.
Small – 5 repeats for 5 hearts (ch 60+3)
Medium – 6 repeats for 6 hearts (ch72+3)
Large – 7 repeats for 7 hearts (ch84+3) 
Skill: Easy

Notes:
Join rounds with a sl st, Ch3 counts as a dc.

Make the Head band in your 
Colors of Choice according to the directions
 of the Headband R: 1 – 6. HERE
Use Size indicated by the head band Pattern.

R: 7 – Join yarn to the top of Headband, 
with a sl st and ch 3 (counts as 1st dc).
1 dc in each hdc around. Join with a sl st, ch 3
(Your st count will depend which size you are making)

R: 8 - 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3

R: 9 - R: 10(11, 12) - Repeat R: 8

For a Slouchy hat Repeat R: 8 for 3 additional Rows.

R: 13 – *St tog 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 5 dc*
              Repeat From * to * around, 
dc in the remaining dcs, join, ch 3

R: 14 - *St tog 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 4 dc*
              Repeat From * to * around,
 dc in the remaining dcs, join, ch 3

R: 15 - *St tog 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 3 dc*
              Repeat From * to * around, 
dc in the remaining dcs, join, ch 3

R: 16 -*St tog 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc*
              Repeat From * to * around, 
dc in the remaining dcs, join, ch 3

R: 17 - *St tog 1st 2 dc* Repeat From * to * around,
 dc in the remaining dc,
               Join, tie off leaving an 18 inch tail of yarn. 
Turn your hat wrong side out.
               With the tail of yarn gather closed the top
 of the hat and tie securely.


Optional Heart Ties:
Crochet 2 individual hearts. Same shown on the headband.
Sc evenly around each heart with contrasting yarn.
Make 2 chains 20chs long. Attach one to each heart
 and attach them to the top of the hat.
I used lots of Purple and Pink
 for testing the patterns, 
I would love to see what
 color yarns you chose.
Post a pic here:

A PDF Download of 
all 3 Crochet Pattern - 
is available in my Craftsy Shop
 for $1.50 at this link:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Hearts Cowl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I have designed a Cowl to go with the 
Happy Hearts Headband that
I released last week.
It is the Happy Hearts Cowl 
Crochet Pattern
The Heart Technique is done 
exactly like the headband.
Only More repeats, for length.
Which means you can 
make the Cowl as long, or
 as short as you want.
The Colorado Colors Cowl is 
36 inches around.
and
The Pink and Grey cowl 
is 40 inches around, 
and long enough to wrap.

Happy Hearts Cowl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: intermediate

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 3 Oz. of each color
             Yellow C1, Red C2, Royal Blue C3 White C4
            I used Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn Needle

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

Sizes:
Medium - 36 inches around X 6 inches wide
Large - 40 inches around X 6 inches wide

Notes:
Pattern is written with the Colorado Colors,
 but you can change the colors as you like.

Pattern is written in Medium with Large in Parenthesis
12 + 3 is the beginning ch repeat.
Small – 12 repeats for 12 hearts (ch 120+3)
Medium – 14 repeats for 14 hearts (ch144+3)

Pattern:

The Photo Tutorial for the Heart technique
 can be found HERE

R: 1 – We will be starting with the hearts –
With C1, Ch123 (147), 1 dc in the 6th ch from the end.

Ch3 counts as 1st dc.
4dc in the same st. (5dc)
Sk next 2 chs, 1 sl st in the next ch,
Sk the next 2 chs, 5dc in the next ch,
Sk the next 2 chs, slst in the next ch
1st 2 heart bumps made

*sk next 2 chs, 5 dc in the next ch, sk next 2 chs,
1 sl st in the next ch, sk next 2 chs,
5 dc in the next ch, sk the next 2 chs, cl st in the next ch*
Next 2 heart bumps made.
Repeat From * to * 10 more times for medium,
 12 times for Large.
Join last st with sl st.

R: 2 – Turn, Working down the Opposite side of the ch,
*working in the slst between the next 2 hearts bumps,
4 Tr, ch1, 4 Tr
Sl st in the next sl st*
1st heart completed
Repeat From * to* across row,
Join to the 1s st of R: 1
Join the hearts in a circle with a sl st. Tie off C1. 

R: 3 – Join C2, Working the top of the heart bumps,
Dc, hdc, sc, sc, sc, hdc,
dc in the center of the slst from previous row.
Hdc, sc, sc, sc, hdc, dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join to 1st dc.
Do not tie off, Ch 4,

R: 4 - From behind your work,
Move to the bottom of the 1st heart,
*Tr, dc, hdc, sc, sc, sc in the ch2 of the heart point,
Sc, sc, hdc, dc, tr*
Repeat From * to * around, join to 1st heart, ch3

R: 5 – With C3, 1 dc in each st around, 
tie off, weave in your end.

R: 6 - Attach C4 to the top of the Cowl, 
1 dc in each st around, join, ch3

R: 7 – Cross stitch row – *sk the next st,
 1 dc in the next st, cross back and dc in the sk st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3

R: 8 –  chg C4, to Repeat R: 5

R: 9 – Repeat R: 7

R: 10 – 1 dc in each st around, join, 
tie off weave in your ends.

R: - Chg to C4, 1 hdc in each st, join, 
tie off weave in your ends.
This Cowl is perfect for Spring, and 
perfect for the Colorado Lover, too!
You can find all our
 Colorful Colorado Designs

A PDF Download of 
all 3 Crochet Pattern - 
is available in my Craftsy Shop
 for $1.50 at this link:

Monday, February 1, 2016

Fox Colorado Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

What Does The Fox Say?
 The Fox Says, "We love Colorado!"
This is 3rd Character Hat in Our New
The Fox Colorado Beanie Hat

It is perfect for skying, climbing,

 hiking, Jeeping or what every fun

 thing you love to do in Colorado!

It is perfect for men, Women 
and boys and girls! 
It is Super Cute, Super fun and Super easy.
This Pattern has 3 sizes.
And is designed with worsted weight yarns.
We kept the details simple and 
no fancy stitch techniques,
 so you can stitch one up really fast.

Fox Colorado Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy to moderate

Materials:
Crochet Hook: I
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4)
3 oz. Blue – C1,
3 oz. White - C2
2 oz. Red – C3
3 oz.  Yellow – C4
3 oz. Rust / Orange C4
Small Amount black
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Change (chg)

Size: Child: 16-17 inches (S)
         Youth: 18-20 inches (M)
         Adult: 21-22 inches (L)

Notes:
Rounds are joined with a sl st.
Ch2 does not count as a stitch

Pattern:
Child: 16 - 17 inch head
R: 1 - With C1, ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook,
 Join with a slst (10dc)
R: 2 - ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, join (20dc)
R: 3 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join (30dc)
R: 4 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around, join (40dc)
R: 5 - Chg to C2 leaving C1 still attached,
ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dcs*
Repeat from * to * 2 times.
1 dc in each remaining dc around, join (42dc)
R: 6 - ch 2, 1 dc in each dc around, join (42)
R: 7 - Chg to C1, Repeat R: 6
R: 8 – Repeat R: 6, tie off C2
R: 9 – Chg to C4, Repeat R: 6
R: 10 – R: 12 - Repeat R: 6
R: 13 – Chg to C2, 1 sc in each dc, join, ch1
R: 14 – 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off weave in your ends.

Youth: 19 - 20 inch head
R: 1 - With C1, ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook,
 Join with a slst (10dc)
R: 2 - ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, join (20dc)
R: 3 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join (30dc)
R: 4 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around, join (40dc)
R: 5: ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around 10 times, join (50dc)
R: 6 - Chg to C2, ch 2, 1 dc in each dc around, join (50dc)
R: 7 – Repeat R: 6
R: 8 – Change to C1, Repeat R: 6
R: 9 – Repeat R: 6
R: 10 – Chg to C4, Repeat R: 6
R: 11 - R: 14 –Repeat R: 6
R: 15 – Chg to C2, 1 sc in each dc, join, ch1
R: 16 – 1 sc in each sc, join, and tie off and weave in your ends.



Adult: 21-22 inch head
R: 1 - With C1, ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook,
 Join with a slst (10dc)
R: 2 - ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, join (20dc)
R: 3 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join (30dc)
R: 4 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around, join (40dc)
R: 5: ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around 10 times, join (50dc)
R: 6: ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dcs*
Repeat From * to * 10 times, join (60dc)
R: 7 –Chg to C2, ch 2, 1 dc in each dc around, join (60dc)
R: 8 – I dc in each dc, join (60dc)
R: 9 – Chg to C1, Repeat R: 8
R: 10 – Repeat R: 8
R: 11 – Chg to C4, Repeat R: 8
R: 12 – R: 15 – Repeat R: 8
R: 16 – Chg to C2, 1 sc in each dc, join, ch1
R: 17 – 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off weave in your ends.

Fox Snout:
R: 1 - With Black yarn, ch 4, 
2 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, turn. (3dc)
 (Ch3 counts as 1st dc)
R: 2 – Chg to C4, ch3, dc in same st as ch3, 
1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
(5 dc)
R: 3 - ch3, dc in same st as ch3, 
1 dc in the next 3dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
(7 dc)
R: 4 - ch3, dc in same st as ch3,
 1 dc in the next 5dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
(9 dc)
For Size Small
sc around the 3 sides of the snout,
 place on front of hat and sew in place.

R: 5 - ch3, dc in same st as ch3,
 1 dc in the next 7dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
(11 dc)
For Size Medium
sc around the 3 sides of the snout, 
place on front of hat and sew in place.

R: 6 - ch3, dc in same st as ch3,
 1 dc in the next 9dc, 2 dc in the last dc,
(13 dc)
For Size Large
sc around the 3 sides of the snout, 
place on front of hat and sew in place.

Fox Eyes:
With Black yarn, ch4, join in a circle. 
8 sc in the circle join,
With a slst and tie off leaving a 12 in. tail of yarn.
Place on from of hat at the top corners
 of the snout, and sew in place.

Fox Ears:
Make 2 of C4 and 2 of C2 ear pieces
Ch 14, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 
count sts as 1st dc
Then dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, hdc, hdc, sc, sc, sc, sc 
down the ch, turn,
Working down the opposite side of the ch,
Sc, sc, sc, sc, hdc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, 
tie off weave in your ends.


                 dc   dc   dc    dc hdc  hdc hdc sc  sc   sc   sc
x   x   x   O   O   O   O   O   O  O  O  O  O  O
               dc   dc   dc    dc  hdc hdc hdc sc  sc   sc    sc

Place a one C4 ear piece and a C2 ear piece together,
 right sides out, stitching through both ears,
With C4, sc in the next 11 sts, ch 2, then sc in
 the next 11 sts, sc across the bottom of the ear.
Tie off leaving a 12 in. tail of yarn.
Place one ear on each side of the snood. Sew in place.



Colorado applique
With C3, Ch 5, 9 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st,
(10hdc)
Change to C4, ch 3, 1 sc in the same st, 2 sc in next 7 sc tie off.
Weave in your ends.
Place on front of hat and sew into place with matching yarn.

Pom Pom
With all four colors of yarn, wrap around your
 four middle fingers about 25 to 30 times,
 With a white 12 inch piece of yarn, 
slide it through the bundle of yarn and tie tightly.
Cut the pompom to even it up.
And attach to the top of the hat with
 the two long strands of yarn.

Colorado Character Beanie Hats
Ad Free PDF instant downloads 
can be found in my Craftsy Shop
For $1.50 at these links:  

You can order a custom made 
Colorado Beanie from my Etsy Shop
at this Link:

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Team Spirit Beanie Crochet Pattern - One For You and One For Your Pooch | Posh Pooch Designs

These  are  Fun and Quick to stitch up in 
Your favorite Team or School Schools.
 Both Patterns together in a neat and tidy
 PDF file for Only $1.99
Today  and Tomorrow only.
Saturday and Sunday
 January 30 and 31, 2016

In My Ravelry Shop only at this link"
 One for you and one for your Pooch

NO CODE NEEDED
To Make both hats all you need is an 
H Crochet Hook and 1 skein of any color
 Worsted weight yarn (4).

The hat for you  is a Rolled Brim Beanie, 
and has 4 sizes
Newborn - 14 inches
Toddler - 16 inches
Youth - 18 inches
 Adult – 20-22 inches

The hat for your pooch is designed
 for small dogs 2-20 lbs.
Add a pompom, Flower
 or logo of your choice.

Where to buy Sports team color yarns:
RedHeart Team Spirit
At Walmart, Micheals and Joanns
Deborah Norville " Go Team"
Joann's, Priemier yarns
Hobby Lobby I Love This yarn - Fan pride
Hobby Lobby
We just re-tested, re-edited and
 Up Dated both crochet patterns.
So, they are ready for you to stitch them
 up for you and your pet
 for the Big football game.
If you make some, feel Free to stop
 over to my Facebook page at,
 page and post a picture.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Colorful Colorado Headband Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

This Crochet Pattern is our 
next design in our new line:

It is a classic design with 
a touch of pizazz.
The Cross stitch section in the 
center gives it a little fun and texture.

This Crochet Pattern is
great for Colorado lovers, 
But also perfect to make in your favorite
 sports team or school colors.
 I designed this pattern with 2 techniques 
to start the pattern. You can do the basic
 "ch, and  dc". or You can start 
so the headband has a little 
more stretch, and a better fit.

Colorful Colorado Headband Ear Warmer

Crochet pattern By Sara Sach

Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I
Yarn – Worsted Weight yarn (4) 2 oz. C1 Royal Blue, C2 White
             Small Amount of Yellow C3, and Red C4.
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Foundation Double Crochet (fdc)
Skip (sk)

Size: Youth to Adult 20 inches around, 3.5 inches wide
3 dc + 1 inch 

Notes:
Join rounds with a sl st.
Ch 3 at beginning of rounds counts as a dc.
Ch 3 after the color change, on Rows 3 and 5.


Pattern:
R: 1 – fdc for 60 sts, join in a circle,
OR
R: 1 – With C1, Ch 60, join in a circle, do not twist the ch.
1 dc in each ch around, join, ch 3

R: 2 – 1 dc in each dc, join

R: 3 – Change to C2, ch3,
*sk the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc, cross back and dc in the sk st*
Repeat from * to * around, join to top of ch3, ch3

R: 4 – Repeat R: 3

R: 5 – Change to C1, ch3, 1 dc in each st, join, ch3

R: 6 – 1 dc in each dc, join, tie off, Weave in your ends.

Colorado applique
With C3, Ch 5, 9 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st,
(10hdc)
Change to C4, ch 3, 1 sc in the same st, 2 sc in next 7 sc tie off.
Weave in your ends.
Place on cowl and sew into place with matching yarn.

You can find all Our
Crochet Pattern 
Colorful Colorado Designs HERE
and
 Custom Made 
Colorful Colorado Designs HERE 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hashimoto's and Me, And How Crochet Helps Me. | Posh Pooch Design

In November I was diagnosed with
Click that link if you want to know what it is.

WHAT?

All I knew was:
1. My face, hands and feet 
were swelled like balloons.

2. I had trouble going to sleep, 
staying asleep and getting up in the morning.

3. I went from hot flashes to 
never getting warm enough.

4. My eyebrows, lashes and hair were thinning!

5. No matter how much I dieted, and exercised,
 I could not lose weight.

6. I had turned into a "melancholy baby" 
crying  at weird times and places  for no reason.

7. Itchy dry, burning skin and brittle nails.

8. And Lastly I was fatigued ALL THE TIME!
Always'tired and worn out, unable to sleep.

I mean I need a nap right now!
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

(If you have these symptoms, get your thyroid checked out)

I didn't realize I had all the classic
 symptoms of Hypothyroidism!
So, since my first diagnosis I have
 developed some nodules on the 
left side of my thyroid. 
NOT Cancerous, but painful.
And we have been playing around with
 medicines and supplements to figure
 out what works for me.
I am blessed with a wonderful Doctor.

My Thyroid is so mad at me.
 And I need to figure out 
what is up setting it so much!

So while I wait,
and learn, and work thorough it,
 I will continue to do what I Love, 
and 

Crocheting, Knitting 
and all things Yarnie,
 help to keep me sane through all this.

I can pick up a project and 
concentrate on just that project 
for that moment in time.
And Forget about my broken Thyroid.

So, if you see me in Hobby Lobby
 or Micheal's
Squeezing or caressing the yarn, 
don't worry. 
It's me being me!