Friday, December 2, 2016

Braided Cowl Scarf From Lace Yarns | Posh Pooch Designs

I received a Question a few weeks ago.
She asked, " I have a bunch of Lace Yarns, 
and am tired of making
 Lace Ruffle scarves, 
what else can I make?"
and 
How about making them into Braided or Chained Cowls?

You can use any type of Lace Yarns.
 They can have fur or velvet, sparkles and stripes.
They can even be thick or thin.
One color, variegated or striped.


See the Video  on my Youtube Channel at this 
LINK

How to make a Braided Cowl:
You simple chain them.
Leave about 3 feet unchained, start with a slip stitch
 and chain with your fingers, or large hook,
 the whole skein of yarn, except the last 3 feet.
Use the unchained portion to tie  bow.
If you want it to be a scarf, just don't tie the ends together.
Here is a blue one I made, but I tied the yarn around
 the knot, in place of a bow.
So go get those Lace yarns you have laying around and
 make some Braided  Cowls!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

I Love My Dog Tree Ornament Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


I Love My Dog Tree Ornament 
Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Is it a Heart or a Dog?  
It’s Both


You can make them in the colors of your pooch, 
or a friends pooch for a gift tag, or place setting card.
Make 2 sew them together and place a gift card in side.
Or attach one to a Sweater, stocking, gift bag or hat!
Sew two together and make a little gift card holder.



See the Video on my Youtube Channel
 at this LINK

I Love Dog Ornaments 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 with love
            White, Brown, black, red and green
Yarn needle

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

Size: 4 X 5 inches

Notes: join are made with a slst

Pattern:
Heart –
R: 1 – With White yarn – ch 4, join in a circle, ch3, 11 dc in the circle,
Join to top of ch 3, ch 3 (12 dc)

R: 2 – 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around, join, ch 1
(24dc)

R : 3 – sl in the 1st st, sc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, 3 dc in the next st,
2dc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts,

2 hdc in the next st, dc, ch1, dc in the next st ( bottom point of heart)

2 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st,
 2 dc in the next st, 3 dc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, sc in the next st,
Join to the slst, tie off.


Dog Ears – Make One on each side of the heart.
Now Turn your heart upside down.

R: 1  - Slst in the dc next to the ch1, on the right side,
1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next 3 sts, 1 dc in the next 3 sts,
1 hdc in the next st, 1sc in the next st, ch 1 turn

R: 2 -1sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 3 sts,
1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, slst in the next 2 sts,
 tie off and weave in your ends.

Repeat R : 2 and R: 2 on the other side of the heart.



Embroider the face on with the Black yarn.
Add a ribbon bow and yarn hanger.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Live Video Chat - When do I ch 3 --- Before or After the Turn? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat with Sara of
Today we are discussing,

"When Do I ch 3, Before or after
 the turn.
and 
Do I join and ch 3 before are
 after the color change?"



See The Live Video on my Youtube Channel HERE


See a Video Demonstration here.


Lets Start with Crocheting in the Round.
When you crochet in round, 
where you join the rounds with a slip stitch, you ch 3 
and it usually counts as the 1st double crochet 
for the next round.
Yes, you join with a slip stitch and ch 3  

-- But what if you are changing colors on the next round?



If you are changing colors on the next round, 
Join with a slip stitch, 
then change colors, and Ch3 after the color change.
This Way you will have a neat and tidy color change.



Now to answer the 2nd part of the Question -
"Do I turn and Change 3, or do I ch3 and Turn?"



Both are correct.
"turn and Ch3" and "Ch3 and turn"
 are actually the very same technique. Just worded differently.
 The Designer of the pattern may have a reason for the wording order, depending on what you did before or after the turn.

The only difference is, 
if you are changing colors for the next row.
You will change colors before you ch 3.
That way the 1st dc will be the same color as the row. 
Because again, the 1st ch 3, usually, 
counts as the 1st Double Crochet.
But when in doubt check with the pattern designer
just to be sure.

This is the same if you are stitching
sc, dc, hdc, Tr, etc. in rows.

What is New This Week at Posh Pooch Designs
2 sizes - Youth and Adult


I Love My Dog Ornament Crochet Pattern and Video
Coming Soon!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday Sales Event 2016 | Posh Pooch Designs

Black Friday Sales Event 2016!

Black Friday - Cyber Monday
November 25th - 28th

Posh Pooch Designs 
Black Friday Sale!
Use Code - FRENZY
75% off 
ALL my Patterns in my
Ravelry shop.

Please, Enter the code correctly - there will be no refunds or exchanges.


And While you are there,
 take a peek at all my Free Patterns.
Like My New Free Pattern Release
Elf Hat Crochet Pattern

Some Other Crochet Designer's 
Black Friday Sales!

Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations
at this LINK


Snappy Tots Black Friday Frenzy Sale
a Big SALE!
Many Crochet and Craft Designers have come together for HUGE Black Friday Sale!
At This LINK 
See all the participating Designers at this 
Link


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Elf Hat Crochet Pattern for Youth and Adult | Posh Pooch Designs



 Quote From the Movie, ELF
“We elves try to stick to the four 
main food groups: candy, 
candy canes, 
candy corns and syrup.” 





Video Tutorial onmy Youtube Channel
 at this LINK

This Hat is really easy and fast to stitch up.
 I made it to resemble 
the Hat ELF wore in the movie, 
but you can make the hat in
 whatever colors  you like.

The Hat is stitched in double strands of Yarn
 so it is thick and chunky.
And makes a great photo prop for Christmas
 and holiday pictures.

Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – N
Yarn- Worsted weight (4) (3 oz.)
            Red Heart Super Saver- Spring Green – C1, yellow – C2, Red – C3
Yarn Needle

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

Size: Approximate Sizes
Youth – 18-19 / Adult – 20-22 inches

Notes:
Hat is worked using 2 strands at all times.
Ch 3 at beginning of Rounds counts as 1st Double Crochet.
Rounds are joined with a slip Stitch.

R: 1 –With C1, ch 4, 5 dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
Join in a circle, ch 3. (6dc)

R: 2 – Ch3 counts as 1st dc,1 dc in the same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next dc,
2 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next 2 dc, joih, ch 3. (10 dc)

R: 3 – Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
2 dc in each st around, join, ch 3 (20dc)

R: 4 - Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st* Repeat From * to * around,
 Join, ch 3 (30dc)

R: 5 - Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 Join, ch 3 (40dc)

Skip to R: 7 For Youth size.

R: 6 - Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 Join, ch 3 (50dc)

R : 7 – 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (50dc)

R : 8 – Repeat R: 7

Skip to R:10 For Youth Size.

R: 9 – Repeat R: 7

R: 10 – Chg to C2, Repeat R: 7

R: 11 – Repeat R : 7

R: 12 – Chg to C1, Repeat R : 7

R: 13 – *1 dc in the 1st st, 1 fpdc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3 (50 sts)

R : 14  - Repeat R : 13, tie off and weave in your ends.

Leaf –
With C3, Ch 10, 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 dc in the next 2 chs,
1 hdc in the next 3 chs, 1 sc in the next 3 chs,
 turn working down the opposite side of the ch,
1 sc in the next 3 chs, 1 hdc in the next 3 chs, 1 dc in the last 3 chs,
tie off leaving a 18 inch tail of yarn for swing onto hat.
Place leaf on the hat at the top of the yellow stripe and sew in place.



"I like Smiling, 
Smiling is my Favorite!"


Make one for your pooch, too!

Make one for you, and you can be the
Elf on the Shelf.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Live Video Chat - Special Guest Elisabeth of Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Today's Live Video Chat - 
on my Facebook Page- Posh Pooch Designs
Special Guest Elisabeth of 
Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations!
We had so much fun!
After Technical difficulties it all worked out.
Answering a few Questions:
Do I have to use the Hook the Yarn suggests?
Do I have to use the hook the Pattern suggests?
Dog I have to use the yarn the Pattern suggests?


Live Video Chat on my Youtube Channel 
at this Link


What We Talked About:
 Our Black Friday Sales!
Daily Deals - $1.50

new Patterns and Videos:
Jingle Dog Collars
Crochet Pattern and Video

Random Christmas Cowl
Crochet Pattern and Video

Bobble Christmas Garland
Crochet Pattern and Video

Mini Christmas Stockings
Crochet Pattern and Video

Thanks For Popping By!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Live Video - The Purpose of Foundation Single Crochet | Posh Pooch Designs

This Weeks Question that we are going to discuss
  in Our Live Video Chat is,
"What is a Foundation Single Crochet and what is it's purpose?"

We are also talking about Our Christmas Event 2016
New Videos!  New Patterns!  Daily Deals!
See The Live Video Chat on my Youtube Channel
at this LINK

The Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) is a crochet technique
 where you stitch the Chain and Single Crochet 
together.

See a Short Demonstration on this Video on my 
Youtube Channel at this LINK

So why use the FSC technique.
First off it is a great way to crochet a narrow  
stretchy or elastic band or edge. This is great for hats, 
cowls, bands or any edge you want or have a stretch.

The FSC technique is a great way to crochet a cord or  drawstring. 
It will be a sturdy and stretchy cord.

This technique can be used with any yarn fiber, as well.
It can give a yarn like cotton that is not stretchy, 
have a stretchy edge or trim.

What is new This Week at

New Crochet Pattern Release