Thursday, May 26, 2016

National Red Nose Day | Posh Pooch Designs

It is 
"National Red Nose Day"!
and I was hoping to get some 
fun Photos of my pooches wearing a red nose.
Didn't work out as planned.
I love These pics, they are so funny.
Neither pooch was having it!
So I had to put the Red Nose on me!
This was so fun!
What is National Red Nose Day?
Read all about it at this

This is The Crochet Pattern I used
It is a Free pattern By
Articles Of A Domestic Goddess and
can be found at this 

I guess Maximo and Rosie 
will not be wearing a Red Nose.

But, Do not let that stop you!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sarcelle Marron Throw Blanket Crochet pattern and Video | Posh Pooch Designs

I designed This fun and Easy Throw Blanket
 For my newly designed yarn studio.
I purchased this lovely Tri-fold chair, 
then I added a few pillows, 
along with the new throw blanket
for a comfy spot to sit and crochet.
The chair folds out into a single sized bed, as well.
I designed the blanket the size of a throw, 
but it is super simple to make larger.
I designed it using Red Heart Super Saver. 
I wanted it to be durable, and washable, 
but also look 
"magnifique" in my New Yarn Studio.
The size is a "parfait" fit for my new crochet spot.
And The colors I chose are to match those colors,
 I chose to design with.
I Love it.

"Sarcelle Marron" Throw Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach
Please add this Crohet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites


Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook: J 
Yarn:  Worsted Weight (4) 6 oz. of each Color
           Brown C1, Dark Teal C2, Light Teal C3, Beige C4
           ( I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn)

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Change to (chg to)

Size: 36 X 63 inches

Gauge:
3 dc = 2 inches, 3 rows = 2 inches

Pattern Notes:
Ch 3 at ends of rows counts as dc.
When changing colors, Ch3 after the color change.

R: 1 – With C1, Ch 105, 1 dc in the 24th ch from the hook
 and in each ch across, Ch3, turn (102 dc).

R: 2 – 1 dc in each dc, turn (102dc)

R: 3 – Chg to C2, ch3, 1 dc in the next 8 dc, ch 7, sk 7 dc,
*1 dc in the next 9 dc, ch 7, sk 7 dc* Repeat From * to * across row,
 1 dc in the last 9 dc, ch3, turn (7 group of 9 dc, 6 groups of 7 chs).
(9-7-9-7-9-7-9-7-9-7-9-7-9)

R : 4 – Repeat R : 3

R: 5 - 1 dc in the next 8 dc, ch 3, 1 sc around the 2 previous rows of ch7, ch 3
*1 dc in the next 9 dc, ch 3, 1 sc around the 2 previous rows of ch7, ch 3*
Repeat From * to * across row,
 1 dc in the last 9 dc, turn (7 group of 9 dc, 6 groups of 7 chs tog).



R: 6 – Chg to C3 – Repeat R: 3
R: 7 – Repeat R: 4
R: 8 – Repeat R: 5

R: 9 – Chg to C4 - Repeat R: 3
R: 10 – Repeat R: 4
R: 11 – Repeat R: 5

R: 12 – Chg to C1 - Repeat R: 3
R: 13 – Repeat R: 4
R: 14 – Repeat R: 5

R: 15 – R: 48 - Repeat R: 3 - R: 13, 3 more times

R: 49 – R: 51 - Ch to C2 – Repeat R: 3- R: 5

R: 52- R: 54 - Ch to C3 – Repeat R: 3- R: 5

R: 55 – R: 57 - Ch to C4 – Repeat R: 3- R: 5

R: 58 – Chg to C1, Repeat R: 3

R: 59 – 1 dc in the next 8 dc, *1 dc in the next 7 chs, 1 dc in the next 9 dc*
Repeat From * to * across row, do not tie off.

Trim-
Turn, working down the side of the Throw, 2 dc in the first corner,
 evenly stitch dc down the side,
3 dc in the next corner, 1 dc in each dc across the bottom of the throw,
3 dc in the next corner, evenly stitch dc up the 2nd side of the throw,
3 dc in the last corner, 1 dc in each dc across the top of the throw,
 Join to the 1st dc, tie off. Weave in your ends.

When working your trim sides, try to crochet over your ends and
you will have a lot less ends to weave in.
 I Hope you will find this pattern fun
 to make and easy to stitch up.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Crochet Skill Levels | Posh Pooch Designs

I get lots of questions about 
Crochet Skill Levels on Patterns.
The one question I get the most is 
"This is an Easy pattern, 
but it seems hard for a Beginner crocheter"?

That is because a
 "Beginner Crochet Pattern" and
 a "Easy Crochet Pattern"
are NOT the same thing.


Here is a chart of the 
Basic Skill levels that are used by 
Most Crochet Pattern Writers.
I say most because a few of us 
have a few more "levels"  
that we use occasionally.
Some times we use other terms 
for a better description,
 for example, I also have what I call a
"Easy to Moderate level"
 which I use when I think it is an easy pattern, 
with a different stitch or technique,
 but not hard enough to be 
considered intermediate.

Remember if you do not understand - 
You can always ask the pattern designer!
Their email is always in the pattern.


I hope this helps explain the Crochet Skill levels better.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Dog Sweaters Custom Made - New Etsy Listings | Posh Pooch Designs

I have made many Custom made Dog Sweaters
  through the years.
 They are my favorite items to make.
 And I love to see the dogs, and cats too, wearing them.
I love getting pics and seeing that they love them.

 Custom Orders are my most favorite kind of order!

I listed a some of them in 
Here are a few of the listings:
For Small Dogs
It is a Sweater with a full tummy and
Sleeves.
There are 2 styles of flowers to choose from.
And you can choose any color or 
combination of colors for the sweater. 

For Small Dogs
This Sweater is a summer Style, 
with a fun little trim on the hem and neck.
It has a full chest, but no sleeves.
You can choose between, hearts, butterflies or 
cupcakes for your appliques.
And Any color combination you want.

For Small Dogs
This is a basic Dog sweater with a full chest, 
and fun big Flowers  with buttons at the center.
This Sweater can be made any colors of choice.

ANY Sweater, or item you see listed in 
My Etsy, or My Ravelry shops as a pattern,
 Can be a custom made item for you or your pet.
And ANY size. 
 If you want a larger dog size sweater or hat, 
or anything, just hit that
 "Request a Custom Order" tab or contact me 
and I will be happy to give you a quote.

Here is a link with pics of Dogs wearing
Custom items I have made for them.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Downton Abbey Inspired Crochet Patterns | Posh Pooch Designs

I Love The Series Downton Abbey. 
I have designed some Crochet Patterns
 that are inspired by the people of Downton Abbey.

The name of the Pattern is below the picture.
 Just click the name and it will
 take you to where the free pattern.





These three crochet patterns are 
all stitched with the Downton Abbey yarns, 
which are quite wonderful.
I have also added a video for each one to help you
 understand the stitches and techniques.

I do have plans for a Design inspired by Both

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham

and
Cora Crawley née Levinson, Countess of Grantham

But those are still in the designing stage.

And Maybe more!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Basic Crochet Term Abreviations | Posh Pooch Designs

I have had a lot of People ask me,
 "What do all the Crochet Abbreviations mean"?

Most crochet patterns and pattern designers include a 
"Stitches and Terms" section at the top of the pattern
that include the abbreviations used and what they mean.

This is so you can refer back to them when ever needed.
The basic United States terms and abbreviations
 are as follows:

US Crochet  Terms

Stitches Terms and Techniques:
Chain                                                    ch
Slip Stitch                                            slst
Single Crochet                                     sc  
Half Double Crochet                           hdc 
Double Crochet                                    dc  
Treble Crochet                                       tr 
Double Treble Crochet                         dtr  
Front Post Double Crochet                  fpdc
Back post Double Crochet                   bpdc
Front Loop Only                                   flo
Back Loop Only                                   blo
Foundation Single Crochet                   fsc
Foundations Double Crochet               fdc
Foundation Half Double Crochet         fhdc

Other Terms
Skip              sk
Space            sp
Stitch            st
Change         chg
Together       tog
Decrease       dec
Increase        inc

There are more terms then these I have listed,
 but these are the ones most used.

Do not get frustrated.

If you see an abbreviation that you don't 
know what it is, 
you can always ask the designer of the Pattern
or Google it.
Most Patterns designers list their email address
 right in the pattern.

Here is a list of the 
NOT So Official Crochet Terms
 that Crocheters often use.
"The Not So official Crochet Terms"

Monday, May 16, 2016

Lady Sybil's Lace Cape Shawl Crochet Pattern and Video | Posh Pooch Designs

Lady Sybil's Lace Cape Shawl
 Crochet Pattern and Video
This is my 3rd Crochet Pattern inspired by 
the Series Downton Abbey
I have named each design after each
 of the Lady's On the Series.
I loved the series and hated to see it go.
This design reminds of of Lady Sybil, 
as she was so sweet, kind and thoughtful of others.

The pattern is really quite simple 
and yet classy as well.
 It is stitched with a large crochet hook
 to give it the open lacy effect.


Lady Sybil's Lace Cape Shawl Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook: I
Yarn:  1 skein of Fine (2) Yarn 380 yds. / 3 oz.
            Downton Abby Yarn Collection/ Lady Sybil / Mulled Grape
            (S and M – 2 skeins, L 2.5 skeins, XL 3 skeins)
Button – A ½ inch Pearl Button

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)

Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Neck measurement – 32(34, 36, 38) inches
Pattern written in Small with Medium, Large, Extra Large in parenthesis.

Gauge: 22sc x 28 r =4 inches

Pattern:
Notes: ch3 counts as the 1st Dc on the next row.

R: 1 – Ch 69 (71, 75, 79), 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across,
Turn, Ch 3 (68, 70, 74, 78 dc)



R: 2 – 1 dc in each dc, ch3 turn

R: 3 – R: 4 – Repeat R: 2

R: 5 – 1 dc in the same st as ch 3,
*ch3, sk 3 dc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * across row, 2 dc in the last dc,
ch 3 turn.

R: 6 – 1 dc in the same dc as the ch3,
*ch3, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the ch1 space between the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 2 dc, Turn, ch 3

R: 7 – R: 10 – Repeat R: 6.

R: 11 – 1 dc in the same dc as the ch3,
*ch4, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the ch1 space between the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 2 dc, Turn, ch 3

R: 12- R: 16 – Repeat R: 11

R: 17 – 1 dc in the same dc as the ch3,
*ch5, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the ch1 space between the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 2 dc, Turn, ch 3

R: 18 – R: 24 – Repeat R: 17

If you want the cape longer Repeat R: 17 until desired length.

R: 25 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, *4 dc in the 1st ch 5 sp, 3 dc in next ch1 space*
Repeat From * to * across, 1 dc in the last 2 dc, ch 3 turn

R: 26 – 1 dc in each dc across, tie off and weave in your ends.

Sew 1 button to top of the Cape.
I hope you love this pattern.
 If you make one please fill free to
 post a picture to my facebook page at

This Crochet Pattern is available in a 
Instant Download Pdf File
in my Craftsy shop for $1.50
You can download that at this link: