Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Featured Designer - Kati Donahue of KatiDCreations |Posh Pooch Designs

Featured Designer for March 
Kati Donahue of
I am Featuring the
I am not a big fan of Granny Squares,
 But really, really love the combination of the
 Granny Squares and the Star Stitch in this hat.
The pattern is Easy and Quite fun!
Links and pictures to help you.
And So many color combinations to make 
 many different looks, with one pattern.
And did I mention it is a Free pattern!
I really love the way my "interpretation" 
of her pattern turned out.
I used WW(4) and an I Hook 
and it made the hat a little bigger 
and more slouchy. 
I Love Slouchy hats!

Let's meet Kati The Designer:

Who is Kati Donahue:

"After resigning as a Police Officer to be a stay – at – home mom
 for her 2 beautiful children, Kati missed the rush, excitement 
and challenge of her former job.  She was very excited when 
she started crocheting again; to discover that when she began 
to play around with new pattern designs that the mental
 stimulation and excitement she missed was being replaced
 by such a delicate medium.   Kati loves to design and crochet 
patterns for her kids, family and friends; for without their
 support and encouragement she would not be where she is today! 

Where We can Find Her Designs:

Her Facebook - KatiDCreations

Tell us About your Blog:
"My blog is pretty much about just crochet.  
I love trying new ideas or finding old ideas and 
making them new with a completely different stitch.  

I'm not much into fluff.  If there is a bit of a story
 to go with the pattern then I gladly share it with you 
hoping you get a bit of enjoyment from it.  Other
 than that I try to keep it simple and crochet the cutest
 items and write the clearest directions possible
 so you can complete is also. "

Here Some Of  Kati's Most Popular Patterns: 

And many more Designs available,
and I know, many more to come!
Go Check out her blog!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Chunky Winter Hat Free Knitting Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Winter keeps hanging on, 
here in Colorado!
So I am releasing a new Hat pattern.
It is Chunky Winter Hat
 Free Knitting Pattern
Quick, Easy and Free Knitting Pattern.
This is a great basic knitting Pattern 
and can be a Beanie or a Slouchy Hat.
I really, really, really love
knitting with chunky yarns.
And I really, really, really
This yarn, too!
it is thick but light, 
super soft and 
very easy to knit or crochet.
The perfect hat for skiing, hiking, 
4-wheelin' or just playing in the snow!

Chunky Winter Hat/ Slouchy Hat
Knitting Pattern By Sara Sach

Please, Add this Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill : Easy

Materials :
Circular Needles -US13-9 mm
1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease(6) - 87 yds - 4oz
1 stitch marker to mark rounds
Yarn Needle

Gauge -9sts + 12 rds= 4 inches ( Stockinette st)

Stitches and Terms:
Cast On (CO)
Bind Off ( BO)
Knit (k)
Purl (p)
Knit 2 together ( k2tog)

Size - Youth - Adult- 19-22 inch head.

Pattern is worked  in continuous rounds,
Move your stitch marker up for each round.
Brim of hat will curl, That is a look we are going for.

R : 1 - We are starting at the brim of the hat,
CO 46 sts, k all stitches
R : 2-5 -  k all sts
R : 6 - p all stitches
R : 7-11 - k all sts
R : 12 - p all stitches
R : 13 -17  - k all sts
R : 18 - P all Stitches
R ; 19 -23 -  k all sts
R : 24 -P all sts

For The Slouchy Hat Repeat R : 19-24,  2 more times.

R : 25 - *k2tog 1st 2 sts, k next 3 sts* Repeat From * to * around,
knit the last st (37 sts left on needles)
R : 26- k all sts
R : 27 - Repeat R : 25 ( 29 sts left on needles)
R : 28 - k all sts
R : 29 - Repeat R : 25 ( 23 sts left on needles)
R : 30 - BO off, leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn.
Flip hat wrong side out. Thread the tail of yarn onto your yarn needle,
 and gather the hat opening closed, sewing securely,
 then Flip right side out.

Make a big pompom using the remainder of the skein,
 and attach to top of hat.

 Slouchy Hat -- Beanie Hat
This has become one 
of my favorites now!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Striped Dog Bandanna Free Knitting Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Striped Dog Bandanna 
Free Knitting Pattern
This is a fun knitting pattern to 
make for your dog, cat or any pet.

 The pattern has 3 sizes included.
Small-6-12 inch neck
Medium 13-16 inch neck
  Large 17-22 inc h neck

These are a fun way to keep your pooches neck
 warm and have a stylish bandanna.

Wouldn't these be adorable 
in sports team colors!

Striped Dog Bandanna Knitting Pattern
By Sara Sach

Please, add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill- Easy

Materials -
Long Straight Knitting Needles- US10-6mm
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) about 30 yards
            I used Red heart Supersaver
Yarn Needle

Stitches and Terms:
Cast on (CO)
Bind Off (BO)
Knit (k)
tog - together
Decrease ( dec)

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

Stripes -
The Stripes are made by changing yarns every 5 rows.

CO 50(65,80) sts

R : 1 - k all sts

R : 2 - p all sts

R : 3 - k all sts

R : 4 - p all sts

R : 5 - BO 1st 15(20,25) stitches, k the rest of the sts across row,
(35,45,55 sts left on needle)

(Change color yarn for 1st stripe)

R : 6 - BO 1st 15(20,25) stitches, k the rest of the sts across row,
(20, 25, 30 sts left on needle)

R : 7 - k all sts

R : 8 - P all sts

From here on out you will decrease on all p rows.

R : 9 - p tog 1st 2 sts, p the next  16(21,26) sts, p tog last 2 sts

R : 10 - k all sts

(Change color yarn for 1st stripe)

R : 11 - p tog 1st 2 sts, p 14(19,24) sts, p tog last 2 sts

R : 12 - k all sts

Continue to repeat R : 11 and R : 12,  
Stitching 2 dec every other row till you have only 2 sts on the needle.

k tog the last 2 sts tog, BO and weave in your ends.

Spray Block the bandanna.
The Collar portion is supposed to be rolled or curled.
I have a bunch of other bandanna patterns  
and similar patterns planned, 
so keep checking back 
to see all the new releases.

You can follow my blog or 
even sign up to receive them by email,
At the top right side of the blog.

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Release - Amber Spring Dog Sweater Dress Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I really Love How 
This New Dog Sweater Dress 
turned out.
I wanted a fun dress that was elegant 
and comfortable
 for my pooch, Rosie, to wear.
I wanted the sweater to be Cool for warmer days, 
and warm for cool mornings and evenings.
Rosie loves to wear sweaters, 
She prances around like a beauty queen 
when she is wearing one.

 Amber Dog Dress, Small Dog Sweater 2-15 lbs
This is an elegant dress. It has a ruffle skirt 
and pretty little pink roses.
A delicate little lace neckline and trim on the skirt. 
Full Chest for Warmth. 
your Sweet pooch can be warm and 
look classy at the same time.
Crochet pattern includes instruction for sizes XXS-M, For Dogs 2-15 lbs
You can find the Crochet Pattern
Amber Spring Dog Sweater Dress
 in my Shops:

If you would like one 
custom made for your pooch,
just contact me,
and I will be happy 
to make one for you.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Posh Pooch Designs Has a Zazzle Shop

I Opened a Zazzle Shop
You can find it HERE

Last Chance - Making Ends @ Midnight!     

What is A Zazzle Shop?

You can purchase

several styles and travel mugs.

tiny, small, medium  and large size bags

XS-to XL
I have had lots of requests for these! 

All sizes, men and ladies, 
child and infant sizes

All sizes, men and ladies, 
child and infant sizes

or Customize anything.
Pick Colors and Sizes

All With the 
Posh Pooch Designs Logo!

If there is something you want
 and you do not see it,
 let me know.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Posh Pooch Designs, Where are you? Where Did you Go?

"Posh Pooch Designs, Where are you?
 Where Did you Go? "

I got an email this morning, that said that.

It is becoming harder
 and harder to be
"seen" on Facebook.
So I have put together
a list of "places"
 you can find me.
My Webpage -
It Can lead you to most of these places,
but not all of them.
Just click the links and come see me! 

Posh Pooch Designs

Group, Just ask to join.

Any questions? 
Just use the contact tab

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I am new to Linkedin so 
still learning my way around.

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Zazzle Shop
For Posh Pooch Designs
fun items.
Mugs, bags, shirts, Dog shirts,
all with the official 
Posh Pooch Designs Logo.

So, You see I am still here --
plugging away at new designs 
and custom orders.
come see me at any of these places!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Chunky Knit Dog Collar Free Knitting Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Rosie Bell Loves to model!
 It has been snowing for 2 days. 
I do not mind, I love the snow 
and it does not stop us from getting out.
It is so beautiful and 
sparkles like tiny diamonds.

Do You love or hate snow?

Maximo Loves to Model, too.
See his smile!
I was playing with some 
left over chunky variegated yarns, 
and designed a fun Dog Collar.
And I want to share it 
with you today.
I designed this collar for any size dog,
Cat, pet or even human!

Chunky Knit Dog Collar  - Knitting Pattern
By Sara Sach
Rosie's collar

Please, Add This pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Knitting needles - Straight Needles US13 - 9mm
Yarn - Chunky (6)  - 15 yards - more or less depending on size.
            I used Charisma By Michaels
Yarn Needle
Tape measure

Stitches and Terms:
Cast On - (CO)
Bind Off - ( BO)
Knit - (k)
Purple - (p)
Together (tog)
Make 2 (M2)

Gauge/Measuring/Sizing - 3 sts=1inch

Getting Started:
Measure your Dogs Neck, add 1 inch.
dog neck is 9 inches+1= 10 inches

R : 1 - Cast on 3 sts per inch + 1 inch( 3 sts)
Add or subtract sts in 3 st increments.
For a 9 inch dog neck cast on  27 sts + 3 = 30 sts.

R : 2 - k 1st 2 sts, *ktog the next 3 sts, m2*
Repeat from * to * across, k the last 3 sts
close up of the collar

R : 3 - p all sts,

R : 4 - k all sts

If you want the collat thicker, just repeat 
R : 3 and R : 4 until the thickness you desire.

R : 5  - BO odd leaving a 12 in tail of yarn.
Place the ends tog, Use that tail of yarn to
Sew the ends together.
Maximo's Collar
See how easy that is.
It is super Easy to make and a fun 
way to use of your left over yarns.
You could even use 2 strands 
of WW(4) yarns
for a really interesting look.
I love a slip on decorative collar
 for my pooches.
They love them too.
It is a way for added warmth, 
they stay on and 
there are no buttons, 
Velcro or buttons to fuss with.