Monday, September 29, 2014

Waves Of Jewel Throw Blanket Crochet Pattern

This is my comforter set for our bedroom.
My husband picked it out.
I think he did a great job,
 And I really like it.
But, it needed a pop of color.
I decided I needed a Blanket 
To Throw on my bed, 
for when I am reading or 
crocheting in bed.
My Mother gave me this pillow 
a few years ago, and I used it as 
my inspiration for the Throw Blanket.

My Bedroom colors are Claret Red, 
Brown and Beige

The Pattern is a basic Wave pattern, 
using only 3 colors.

It measures approximately 
48 X 72 inches,
of course you can add more
 rows if you want it longer.
or more waves if you want it wider.

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Waves Of Jewel Throw Blanket Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook   - I
Yarn - Worsted Weight yarn
3 skeins each of Red Heart Super Saver -Claret red,
2 skeins each of Brown, Beige

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Double Crochet ( dc)
Triple Crochet ( tr)

Note - Ch1 at the ends of rows, is a turning ch and does not count as a st.

Adjusting the Pattern -
Each wave is 8 stitches, to make the throw wider add chs at the being, in increments of 8 + 8.
To Make the Pattern longer - Repeat R: 1 and R : 2 till you reach the desired length.

Ch 139
R : 1 - 1 tr in the 1st 2 chs, 1 dc in the next 2 chs, 1 sc in the next 2 chs,
*1 dc in the next chs, 1 tr in the next 2 chs, 1 dc in the next 2 chs,
 1 sc in the net 2 chs*,
(*dc, dc, tr, tr, dc, dc, sc,sc*) 
Repeat From * to * 15 times,
1 dc in the next 2 chs, 1 tr in the last 2 chs, ch1, turn.



R : 2 - 1 sc in the 1st 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, 1 tr in the next 2 sts,
*1 dc in the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 2 sts,
1 tr in the next 2 sts*,
(*dc, dc, sc, sc, dc, dc, tr,tr*)
Repeat From * to * 15 times,
1 dc in the next 2 sts, 1 tr in the last 2 sts, ch1, turn

Repeat R : 1 and R : 2 alternating R:1 and R : 2
For 52 rows

Basically you are stitching the same pattern, every other row.
R : 1 - (*dc, dc, tr, tr, dc, dc, sc,sc*)
R : 2 - (*dc, dc, sc, sc,dc, dc, tr, tr*)

The dc sts stay the same, but you are alternating the tr sts and sc sts to form the waves.

Each wave is 8 stitches, to make the throw wider add chs at the being, in increments of 8 + 8


Colors Pattern: Repeat 7 times
R: 1-3 Claret Red
R : 4 - Brown
R: 5-7 Claret Red
R : 8 - Beige

This is the color pattern I used, but you can use any colors, stripes for different looks. 

Shell Stitch Trim: With Claret Red yarn, join to one of the corners 3 sc in the 1st corner, evenly sc  all four sides of the throw, placing 3 sc in the corners. Join to the 1st sc,

*sk the next st, 4 dc in the next st, skip the nest st, 1 sc in the next st,*
Repeat From * to * around all four sides of the throw. join and tie off. weave in your ends.  

All Finished with the blanket.
The Pattern for the Bolster Pillow is 
coming soon!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Yarn Stash Busting Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Once I made the
 I just had to make a hat to match!!


This hat is super easy to stitch up!
Super Fun to wear!
And everyone will love it!

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Yarn Stash Busting Hat -

This is a adult size hat. One size fits most, 18-20 inch head.

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook -J
Yarn- any Worsted Weight yarn from your stash ( probably not cotton)

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Cluster Stitch ( cl st)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet ( fpdc)

Simple Cluster Stitch - yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through
 1st 2 loops on hook, repeat 3 times in the next sp, 
yo and pull through all the loops on the hook.
How to stitch Simple Custer Stitch 

R : 1 - Ch 4, join to form a circle, ch 3, 1 cl st, ch 1, 
repeat 7 times for 8 cl sts and 8 ch1 spaces.

R : 2 - sl st to the 1st ch 1 sp,* 1 clst, ch 1, 1 clst in the 1st ch1 space, 
Repeat from * in each ch1 space, join.

R : 3 - sl st to the 1st ch 1 space, * 1 clst, ch1, 1 clst in the 1st ch1 space, 
1 clst, ch 1 in the next ch1 space, Repeat from * around, join

R : 4 - sl st to the 1st ch1 space, 1 clst, ch 1 in 1st ch1 space,
 *1 clst, ch 1, 1clst in next ch1 space, 1 cl st, ch1 in next space,
 1 clst, ch 1 in next space, Repeat from * in the around row, join

R : 5 - sl st to the 1st ch 1 space, 1 clst, ch 1, *1 clst , ch 1, 
1clst in the next ch1 space, in the next 3 ch 1 spaces, 
1 clst ch1, Repeat from * around row, join

R : 6 - 11  - sl st to the 1st ch1 space,  1 clst, 
ch 1 in each ch1 space around row, join

R : 12-13 - 1 hdc in each st around, join ch 1

R : 14 - 1 dc in each st, join ch 2

R : 15 - 1 dc in the 1st st, *1 fpdc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 
Repeat from * Around, join, ch 2

R : 16 - 1 dc in the 1st st, *1 bpdc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 
Repeat from * Around, join, ch 2

R : 17 - 1 sc in each st, around, join and tie off. Weave in all ends.


Flower-  5 petal Flower double flower.
R : 1 - Ch 2, 10 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook. join, 

R : 2 - * "Ch 2, 3dc, ch 2" in the next sc, sk the next sc*
Repeat 4 more times for 5 petals.

R : 3 - sl st  in the 1st sk sc, working behind the 1st row of petals,
* "Ch 2, 3dc, ch 2" in the next sc, sk the next sc*
Repeat 4 more times for 5 petals.
tie off and weave in your ends.
Sew Flower on the side of the hat.
Add a Button or gem to make it fun!
Now you have a matched set!
And you are ready for the cool Weather!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yarn Stash Busting Leg Warmers Crochet Pattern!

I Love This Project!
I get to use up a lot of left over yarn and 
make a great pair of leg warmers.
They are a perfect gift,
 but I am keeping mine!
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Yarn Stash Busting Leg Warmers: Make 2 ( 1 for each leg)

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook -J
Measuring Tape
Yarn from your yarn stash ( any Worsted yarn will work
, but probably not cotton)

Stitches-
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
V- Stitch ( v st)
Half Double Crochet ( hdc)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)

Getting Started:

First thing to do is measure around your ankle, then around your knee. 
  Then measure from ankle to knee for length. 
Save these measurements-you will need them.

Note:This pattern based on measurements, not on st counts, 
although I have added st cts, were needed.
And Because it is based off measurements, it will work for any size.

I have not added any striping or colors to the pattern
as this will depend on your yarn stash, 
but as you can see, I changed colors every row.

Because you are changing colors often, 
I found it easier to weave in the yarn ends as I went.

R : 1 - Forming the ankle band, Ch 9, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in each ch across, ch 1 turn ( 8sc)

R : 2-Working in the back loops, 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn ( 8sc)

R : 3-28 - Repeat R : 2 , You will need to adjust the number of rows, 
according to your ankle measurement,
 I made mine loose to be able slip on easily.
3 rows of sc =1 inch, so if your ankle is 5 inches, you need 15 rows.


R : 29 - Place the two ends together and sl st the ends together, do not tie off.

R : 30 - Leg Section -Turn your work, sc  around the top of the ankle band, 
stitching 1 sc in each row, join ch 1, 

R : 31-34  - 1 hdc in each st around, join, ch 2

R : 35 - ( V stitch row)1 dc in the first st, *ch 1, skip the next st,
 2 dc in the next st, Repeat from * around, 1 dc in the last st, join, ch 2

R : 36 - ( first increase row) 2 hdc in the 1st st, 1 hdc in the next 10 sts, 
2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 10 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, 
1 hdc in the each of last sts, join, ch 2

R : 37-39 - 1 hdc in each st, join ch2

R : 40 - Repeat R : 35

R : 41 - (2nd increase row) 2 hdc in the 1st st, 1 hdc in the next 10 sts,
 *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next ten sts, repeat from * around row, 
join ch 2

R : 42-44 - 1 hdc in each st, join, ch 2

R : 45 - Repeat R : 35

R :  46-49 - 1 hdc in each st, join, ch 2

R : 50 - Repeat R : 35

R : 60-64 - 1 hdc in each st, join, ch 2

(If you want a longer leg warmer, use your leg length measurement
 to adjust the pattern by adding rows here.)


R : 64 - Forming the Knee band, 1 dc in each stitch around, join, ch 2

(Check your knee measurement, you may need to increase or decrease
 some sts here to make sure the leg warmer stays in place.)

R : 65 - 1 dc in the 1st st, *1 fpdc in the next st,  1 dc in the next st, 
Repeat From * Around knee band, join, ch 2

 R : 66 -  1 dc in the 1st st, *1 bpdc in the next st,  1 dc in the next st, 
Repeat From * Around knee band, join, ch 2

R : 67 - Repeat R : 65

R : 68 - Repeat R : 66

R : 69- 1 sc in each st, join, tie off.

Weave in all ends, 
This picture is so funny.
 It looks like Rosie Bell is sniffing my feet.
She is actually patiently waiting
 so she can jump back into my lap.


Matching Yarn Stash Busting Beanie




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern

Fall Dog Sweater - 
and The Re-design of my
 V- Stitch Dog Sweater.

I had some of the Fall Colors - 
Red heart Super Saver Yarn left and 
decided it was time to up date 
my V-stitch Dog Sweater.

For Small Dogs 2-15 pounds. 

This Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern
has been
 Re-designed, Re-tested, and Re-released.
It has added sections, More pictures and 
 includes a flower and a bow tie pattern.

Originally this pattern was called
V-Stitch Dog Sweater
But has been re-released as the
Fall Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern

You can find this Crochet pattern in my

This pattern is perfect for Fall, 
because it gives just enough warmth
 for Chilly mornings and evenings, 
without being to heavy.
Maximo loves it for our walks.
And although, This pattern was specifically
 designed to use variegated yarns, 
it can also be made with solid colors
 or even stripes. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Witch Hats - Tuesday Treasury of Crochet Pattern

Some Fun Witch hats 
you can make for 
Halloween!

I have listed the hat and 
designer under the pics.
Just click the one you want and the link 
will take you to where you can find it!

I Chose a few of my favorites,
but there are many more 
that you can find on 


Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

 Posh Pooch Designs

Crochet By Jennifer

 Stitch11

Snappy Tots


My Sweet Potato 3

Jennifer Hatch

Have fun and enjoy!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Christmas Tree Dog Hat Crochet Pattern

New Crochet Pattern 
Release!!!

This Crochet pattern Was a Very Special
 Request from a Very Dear Friend.
The Christmas Tree Dog Hat
 was fun to design and 
even more fun to photograph.
I Have the Best models in the World!

This Pattern Can be found in my
Maximo and Rosie Bell
Professional Dog Models 
of
Posh Pooch Designs 
They love to Model.
they think everything
 I design is for them.
This is Maximo - 
I Love the look in his eyes in this one.
He has a serious side.
He is a total Momma's boy.

This is Rosie Bell-
She is always happy with 
her tail constantly wagging.
She is a Big time Daddy's Girl.
EARLY 
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Which Wig Do You Think Is The Winner In The Design Your Own Wig Contest!

We really have some great entries!
I am so impressed with 
every one's creativity!

I have numbered all the Pictures.
There are 2 ways to vote for 
your favorites.

 1.You can comment here on the Blog .
and/or
2. You can like Your favorite from the 
Album on Facebook.

You can Find the Free Crochet pattern here:
Fun Silly Wig Crochet Pattern

And FYI It has been retested and reedited.
I know it is too late to enter the contest,
I would still love to see your wig creation.
Feel Free to post it to my facebook page.


Winner will be 

announced on

Sept 30th

We have 14 entries!

If you want to see 
a bigger picture of them, 
Go on over to 
my facebook page,
Posh Pooch Designs


The Winner Will receive 
A Mystery Box
of Red Heart Yarn!
Thank you!
Best of Luck!