Friday, November 21, 2014

Mini Christmas Stockings Crochet Pattern

This Crochet Pattern, 
Mini Christmas Stockings,
Was a request by one of my fans.
She wants to fill them with 
Dog cookies and treats to raise
 money for A Chihuahua Rescue.
And I think it is a great idea.

But they are perfect for
 human cookies and treats too.
The Stockings measure approximately
5 inches from toe to heel, and 6.5 inches long.

This pattern is fun, easy and stitches up quickly.
And depending on yarn colors, 
you can make all sorts of styles.
Mini Christmas Stockings Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach

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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook -H
Yarn - Worsted Weight ( 4) Small amounts
I just used what I had laying around the house.

Stitches -
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet ( fpdc)

Ch 1 does not count as a stitch

R : 1 - Starting at the toe of the stocking,
Ch 4,( counts as 1st dc) 9 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
join to top of ch 4, ch 1 ( 10 dc)

R : 2 - *2 dc in the 1st dc, 1 dc in the next dc*, 
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 1 ( 15 dc)

R : 3 - Change colors, 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 1

R : 4 Repeat R : 3

R : 5 - 1 dc in the 1st 10 dc, ch 1 turn ( 10 dc)
 Leave the last 5 un stitched.

R : 6  - 1 dc in each dc, ch 1, turn

R : 7 - Change yarn back to the toe colors,
 for the heel, 1 dc in each dc, ch 1, turn

R : 8 - 1 dc in each dc, ch 1,
 stitch up the back of the heel, cut yarn,
weave in the end.


R : 9 - Attach the Main color yarn to the back of the heel,
dc evenly around the top of the of the stocking,
you need to have 22 dc, join, ch 1

R : 10 - 14 -- 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 1 ( 22dc)

R : 15 - Change color for Stocking band, 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 1 ( 22dc)

R : 16 - *1 dc in the 1st dc, 1 fpdc in the next st*, Repeat around, join,
Ch 15, join the ch to the same st and tie off, 
to make a loop for hanging the stocking.

I had so much fun making these, 
and love the test stockings, too.
I had Christmas Music playing,
 "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree",
 and "I want a Hippopotamus For Christmas"!
Make some and fill them with goodie!






Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mini Sweater Ornaments Crochet Pattern

I am Very excited!!
We are having an
"Ugly Christmas Sweater Party"
at at out house.
I want to give out prizes 
for the Ugliest Sweaters,
So I designed some little sweaters.
They are just adorable!

Mini Sweater Christmas Ornaments
By Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - H
Worsted weight (4) Small Amount of Christmas yarns

G-Hook and Sock weight Yarn was used to make the smaller sweater.
2 inch Paperclips for hangers

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

Mini Sweater measures approx. 5 inch
Sock Weight yarn was used to make the
smaller sweater and measure about 4.5

Note - ch 1 is a turning ch and does not count as a st.
The Color changes for stripes are not noted.

R : 1 - Ch 16 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook
and in each ch across, ch1 turn.
(15 sc)

R : 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, (15 sc)

R : 1-12 - Repeat R: 2

R : 13 - Repeat R : 2, Then ch 8, Turn.

R : 14 - 1 sl at in the 2nd ch and in each ch across,
1 sl st in each sc,  Then ch 8, Turn.
(7+15+7=29sc)

R : 15  - 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
1 sc in each ch and in each sl st across, ch 1, turn.
(29 sc)

R : 16 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

R : 17 - 21  - Repeat R : 16

R : 18 - ( neck opening)1 sc in the next 10 sc, 
ch 9, sk the next 9 sc, 
1 sc in the last 10 sc, ch 1, turn

R : 19 - 1 sc in the next 10 sc, 1 sc in each ch, 
1 sc in the last 10 sc, ch 1, turn.
R : 20- 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn ( 29 sc)

R : 21 - 23 - Repeat R : 20

R : 24 - sl st in the 1st 7 sts, 1 sc in the next 15 sc, 
leave the last 7 sts un-worked.
(15 sc)

R : 25 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

R : 26 -38 - Repeat R: 25, Then tie off.

Fold the Sweater in half, with the out side facing out.
Sew to sides together, and flip to the right side.
Decorate with buttons, 
bows or whatever!
To use the Paperclips as hangers, 
Bend them open and 
just slide them in the neck hole.
These are so fun,
 even if you are not having a party.
I wish I had time to make one
 for everyone coming to our party!
Now I need to make me a sweater, 
or maybe hit Goodwill 
for a fun and silly Christmas sweater!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Reflective Front Post Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

I made This hat for my 
handsome Son.

 He likes to work on his Jeeps at night,
 as well as, play around with his jeeps
up in the mountains,
The reflective yarn,
will Reflect off Headlights, so other Jeeps 
and vehicles will see him.

I am trying to keep Him safe!
The picture on the top left 
is without the flash,
 The Other 2 are with the flash.
Isn't He a handsome model???

These pictures where taken 
right off my back deck.
 You can see it was snowing 
and very cold.

Reflective Front Post Beanie Crochet pattern
 By Sara Sach
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Skill - Easy

Materials -
Hook - I
Yarn - Worsted Weight ( 4)
I used Reflective Yarn - Hobby Lobby yellow -about 3.5 oz
Teal - I Love This yarn - hobby Lobby - about 2 oz

Stitches -
Chain ( ch)
Slip Stitch  - sl at
Single Crochet ( sc)
Double Crochet (dc0
Front post Double Crochet ( fpdc)

Size - Fits a Head measurement of 20-22 inches.

R : 1 - Ch 5, form in a circle with a sl st. ch3( counts as 1st dc)
 dc11 more times in the ring, join to ch 3, (12 dc)

R : 2 - Ch 3, *1 fpdc in the next st, 1 dc in the same st*
Repeat around, join,
(24 sts)

R : 3 - Ch 3, *1 fpdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, *
 Repeat From * to *, join,(36 sts)

R : 4 - Ch 3, *1 fpdc in the next st, 1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next st, *
Repeat From * to *, join,(48 sts)

R : 5 -Ch 3, *1 fpdc in the next st, 1 dc in next st* Repeat From * to *,
 join,(60 sts)

R : 6  - Ch 3, *1 fpdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, * Repeat From * to *,
join,(72 sts)

R : 7 - Repeat R : 6 (72 sts)

R : 8-9  - Change Color and Repeat R : 6 (72 sts)

R : 10-11 - Change Color and Repeat R : 6 (72 sts)

R : 12-13  - Change Color and Repeat R : 6 (72 sts)

R : 14-15   - Change Color and Repeat R : 6 (72 sts)

R : 16 - Change Color, 1 sc in each st around join, ch 1 (72 sts)

R : 17-1 sc in each st around join, ch 1 (72 sts)

R : 18 -1 sc in each st around join, tie off, weave in your ends. (72 sts)
With Flash

 He loves his hat!
Although I used some 
reflective yarn, Any 
worsted weight yarn will 
work for this pattern.
Without Flash
You can see the snowflakes falling in this pic.

And if you have never done
 a Front post Double Crochet Stitch,
 it is a good pattern to learn on.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dog Bone Christmas Stocking - RE- Release Free Crochet Pattern


I am re- releasing this 
Christmas Stocking Crochet pattern.
Dog Bone Shaped Christmas Stocking. 
It was previously a paid pattern, 
and I am making it Free here on my Blog -
I have made them many times
 for others, and for myself.
It is a pretty easy crochet pattern,
and fun to make in different colors of yarn.

I have sold many of the patterns,
But wanted to make it free, 
because it is used for a lot of  different 
Dog Rescue Fund raisers this time of year.

I also have a Paw print Stocking 
that I will be re -releasing
next week,
As a Free Pattern on the Blog, as well.

 Dog Bone Christmas Stocking Crochet pattern
 By Sara Sach

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Skill - Easy

Materials -
Hook - size H
yarns- Worsted Eight ( 4) 1 skein - 7 oz, 
Small amount of red for ribbon
I used - I Love this Yarn  Sparkle - White, and Red
    
 Stitches-
Chain                          ch
Slip stitch                     sl st
Double Crochet          dc
Half Double Crochet  hdc

Size - 

Measures Approximately 12 inches long By 8 inches at the widest part.

Make 2 - Front and back

R: 1 - Ch 21, starting in the second ch from the hook,
 7 dcs, 6 scs, 7 dc, ch 2 turn

R : 2 - Dc in second ch from the hook , dc in each st, 
2 dc in last dc , ch1 turn

R : 3 - 1 dc in each st, ch 2, turn

R : 4 & 5 : repeat row 3

R :  6 - Skip first st, dc in each st, sl st in the last stick, tie off.

R : 7  - Count in 4 sts, and re-attach yarn, 15 dc, 
leaving the last 4 un-worked, ch 2 turn

R : 8 -15 dc, ch 2 turn

R : 9-13 : Repeat Row 8, tie off

R : 14 - Ch 3, attache with a sl st, to the top right side of the bone,
 1 sl st in each dc across row, ch 4, turn

R : 15 -  Starting at the second ch from the hook, 
dc in each ch, ss ch, then ch 2

R : 16  -  Dc in second ch from the hook, dc in each dc across row,
 2 dc in last dc, ch 1, turn

R : 17 - Dc in each dc, ch 1, turn

R: 18 - Repeat Row 17

R:  19  - Skip first st, dc in each dc, sl st in last dc, ch 2 turn

Row 20 : Skip 1st 2 sts, 7 dc, 6 sc, 7 dc, sl st in last st, fasten off.

Put the two bones together,  sc around the bone starting at the top right side.
 Sc around the top opening of the stocking, 
then ch 12 and attach the chain to the top left side for a hanger.



To make the Ribbon : With Red Sparkle Yarn , or sparkle yarn  of your choice.
Ch 65, 1 hdc in each ch, ch 1 turn
1 hdc in each hdc, tie off, work in ends.


Lay the ribbon out in a cross bow pattern. 
Cut a 24 in piece of yarn and wrap it tightly around the center of the cross
 to form the center of the bow. tie tightly and attach to the Dog bone stocking.
Here is a picture of a Custom order I did, 
of 3 Dog Bone Stockings
 with paw prints.



Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas Gift Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Christmas Sequin Gift Bag - 
Holiday Party Purse!!!!
I had some of the 
Beautiful Sequin yarn left. 
I Just could not let it sit there.
So I made a fun and 
Glitzy Christmas Gift bag.
The bag measures 7 X 9 inches.
I took the picture out in the 
crisp morning air so the sequins 
would sparkle.
It sure was cold, but they did'nt 
sparkle like I wanted them too.
This one shows the sparkle better.
I think this is the perfect bag for a bottle 
of perfume, or a lovely piece of jewelry,
Candy, just about anything.
This bag will give it a lovely homemade 
touch, while still being glamorous. 

It is also the perfect size to use as a purse
 for that Christmas party, 
or Holiday celebration.
Christmas Gift Bag Crochet pattern
By Sara Sach
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Measures7 x 9 inches

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - I
Yarn - Worsted Weight ( 4) 2.5 oz, 100 yards
I used Hobby Lobby - yarn bee- Sequin Diva - Red Hot
White fun fur - Small amount
White Worsted weight - Small amount.

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

R : 1 - Ch 14, 2 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
  1 dc in the next 11 chs, 2 dc in the last ch, turning, 

working down the OPPOSITE side of the ch, 

2 dc in the 1st st,
 1 dc in the next 11 chs, 2 dc in the last join, ch3

( 30 dc) This amount of Stitches will be the same for R: 1-13

R : 2  and 3 - ch1, does not count as a st - 1 dc in each dc, join

R : 4 - ch1, *Skip the next dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dcs,
Cross back over and dc in the sk dc*
Repeat 9 times, join,

R : 5 and 6 - ch1, does not count as a st - 1 dc in each dc, join

R : 7 -Repeat R : 4

R : 8 and 9 - ch1, does not count as a st - 1 dc in each dc, join

R : 10 -Repeat R : 4

R : 11 - 13 - ch1, does not count as a st - 1 dc in each dc, join

R : 14 - ch 4,1 tr in the same st, *sk the next st, tr,ch1, tr in the next st*
Repeat around, join to the top ch of the ch4,

R : 15 - sl st into the center of the 1st Vst, - ch 4,1 tr in the same st,
 *sk the next st, tr,ch1, tr in the next st*
Repeat around, join to the top ch of the ch4.

R : 16 - With one strand of White yarn and 1 strand of White fun fur,
 sc in each st around, join and tie off. Weave in all your ends.

Drawstring - With 2 strands of the Red yarn, make a 24 inch ch. 
Weave the drawstring through R : 13. I places my ends to the side, 
but it is up to you where you want to place them. 
Tie a knot leaving about 3 to 4 inches at the ends

Fun Fur Pom pom -The Pom pom is made by wrapping 1 strand 
of yarn and 1 strand of fun fur around your 3 middle fingers. 
With a matching piece of yarn, tie securely though the center, 
then tie onto the knot of the drawstring. 
DO NOT cut the pompom or it will be a fun fur mess. 
The snow was melting fast, 
and I laid the gift bag in the last bit of snow
 left on my back deck.
There is more snow coming tomorrow. 
I Love Snow and am very excited for winter. 


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sequins, Glamour and Blitz! Crochet Pattern Treasury

It is all About Sequins, Glamour and Blitz
 This Winter Season!
Everywhere you look,
 in every department store,
 there are Sequins and Sparkle on everything!
Shoes, purses, Sweaters and hats.
jeans, skirts and scarves.
And yes, Even in the yarn!
I Love it!

So, I have put together a 
Crochet Pattern Collection of
Sequins, Glamour, Glitz and Sparkle
with all the Blingy Patterns I could find.

I have listed the name of the 
Pattern and Designer.
Just click the Pattern you want and
 the link will take you to it.

Elisabeth Spivey

My Hobby is Crochet

Posh Pooch Designs

Tamara Kelly

Kate Wagstaff

Red Heart Yarns

Posh Pooch Designs

Kim Guzman

Selena Baca

My Hobby is Crochet
Manda Nicole

These Crochet patterns
are just so much Fun!
I want to make them all!
You can never have too much 
bling in your wardrobe!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sequin Ladies Hat - This Winter,It is all About Sequins!


As I was out shopping this morning,
I was looking through hats, handbags,
sweaters tops, pants, shoes and
 just about everything is Sparkly!

The Theme for this winter seems to be
 Sequins and lots of Glamour and Glitz!
And I love it!

Then I remembered that I had a hat 
Crochet pattern that
I was working on
 and it  is also was Very Sparkly 
and loaded with sequins.
Look at all those sequins!
Sequin Ladies Hat  Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
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Skill - Easy
Materials 
Hook - I
Yarn -  1 skein of Worsted Weight yarn ( 4)3.5 0z, 160 yards
I used Hobby Lobby  - Yarn bee - Sequin Diva - Red Hots
Stitches -
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitches ( sl st)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Half Double Crochet ( hdc)
Double Crochet ( dc)
BLO - back loop only
FLO - Front loop only
Gauge - 3 dc = 1 inch 
Ch 1 at ends of round do not count as a st, unless indicated.
 R : 1 - Ch 3,  10 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join, with a sl st,
(10 dc)

R : 2 - Ch3, 2 dc in each dc around, join, ( 20 dc)

R : 3 - Ch3, 1 dc in the same st, *1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st*,
Repeat from * to * around, join,  (30dc)

R : 4 - Ch3, 1 dc in the same st, *1 dc in the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st*,
Repeat from * to * around, join, (40dc)

R : 5 - Ch3, 1 dc in the same st, *1 dc in the next 3 st, 2 dc in the next st*,
Repeat from * to * around, join, (50dc)

R : 6 - 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch1( 50 dc)

R : 7 - 12 -- Repeat R : 6 ch1 ( 50 dc)

R : 15 - 1 sc in flo of R : 12, join,ch1 ( 50 sl sts)

R : 16  -Working in the Blo of R: 12,  1 hdc in each st, join, ch1

R : 17 - 1 hdc in each st around, join, ch1 (50hdc)
R : 18 - Working in the flo of R : 17 - Repeat R : 15,
R : 19 - Working in the Blo , *1 dc in the 1st st, 2 dc in next st*,
Repeat From * to * around. join, ch1
R : 20 - *1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st* ,
Repeat From * to * around. join, ch1
R : 21 - 1 sc in each st around, join, and tie off.
Bow -
R : 1  -Ch 20, join in a circle, being careful not to twist the ch
1 sc in each ch around.(20 sc)
R : 2 - 1 sc in each sc, , join ch1
R : 3-6 - Repeat R: 2, tie off.
Cut a 24 inch piece of matching yarn, and it wind around 
the center of the bow, snuggly. Tie the center  securely and use the
 tails of the yarn to sew onto the hat.
The placement of the bow is up to you, I preferred it on the side.
I think another perfect yarn to use for the yarn 
would be the Caron party yarn.
I saw some today in the store and thought
 it would be great worked with this
Crochet hat pattern.
(hum. I just realized I have my mother's nose.
I don't mind. my mother was gorgeous!)
Well, The weather has turned cold 
and I am wearing mine around town today!
It is warm and stylish.
And I love, love love the sequins.