Friday, August 28, 2015

Colorado Washcloth and Graph Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

The month of August is almost over.
That means Colorado Birth month is almost over.
I like to give my guests a small "Thank you for visiting us gift".
Usually a a couple of washcloths tied with a pretty ribbon.
I think a couple of Colorado Washcloths would be a great gift and 
fun memento of their Colorado trip.

So I sat down and designed a Colorado Graph 
that would be a nice nice for a washcloth or dishcloth.
It measures 7 X 7 inches

Colorado Washcloth Graph Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, add this to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - H
Yarn- Cotton Yarn, I Love This Cotton/ Hobby Lobby
             But any cotton yarn will work.
            Blue, White, red, yellow 
yarn needle for weaving in your ends.

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)

Size - 7 X 7 inch

Notes:
We will begin stitching the graph from the bottom
Ch1 at ends of rows, does not count as a st,
 it is a turning chain.

You will have a Front Side and a Back side.
Made sure you always pull your yarn to the
 back of your work when changing colors.

How to Change Colors - click HERE

Ch 24, starting in the 2nd ch from th end, 1 sc in each ch across.
Follow Graph starting at Row 1, working your way up the graph, 
Stitching a sc for each 'square" of the graph,
 changing colors as the graph shows.

When Graph is completed, sc evenly around , placing 3 sc in each corner,
 for neat finished edge.

This is a fun little project.
I think I will make them in sets of 3 for my guests.
May be a solid red and Solid yellow and This one.
I don't know, 
But I do know, it will be fun making them,
 and giving them.
Happy Birthday Colorado!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dog Snoods With Hoods Crochet patterns And Custom Made | Posh Pooch Designs

What is a Snood?
A Snood is basically a cowl with hood.
Easy to slip on and off.
 No buttons, snaps or Velcro to get caught in fur.
And no ties, it stays in place.
 My pooches love them.

The perfect dog item for photos!

I have designed 10 Dog Snood Styles.
You can purchase a Custom made
Dog Snood for your pooch, or even cat,
in any of the styles you see here.
Just click This link:

You can requests any yarn colors, too!

If you are looking for 
The Crochet Patterns -
You can get those here:



The Crochet Patterns include Sizes: XS with S 
and M in Parenthesis. XS(S, M) 
XS – 2-5 lb. dogs, S – 6-10 lb. dogs, M – 11-15 lb. dogs
The Pattern has many pictures to help you, 
pictures fore measuring your dog to make a custom fit snood.
It uses worsted weight yarn (4) and a I crochet Hook.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pumpkin Hats Crochet Pattern Collection | Posh Pooch Designs

Here Come the Pumpkin Heads!
I have put together a 
round-up of a few fun Pumpkin hat 
Crochet Patterns.

Just Click the name of the pattern,
that is the link that will take
 you to the pattern.
Snappy Tots

Posh Pooch Designs

Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Jessie Rayot

Maria Bittner

Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Hopeful Honey


Danyel Pink

Posh Pooch Designs

Posh Pooch Designs

Snappy Tots

 Maximo and Rosie Belle,
 "Say we love Pumpkins!"
They really do, 
and it is good for them.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Silly Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

School has started,
 the leaves are turning,
the air is getting cooler, 
and it is time to pull  
those hoodies out.
It is also time to start thinking about 
PUMPKINS!
Silly Pumpkin Hat
I designed this Fun Pumpkin hat
 to be super silly.
It can also be stitched with different weights
 of yarn for different sizes.
There is also 2 face options,
 or don't put a face on it.

Silly Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, add this pattern to Your Ravery favorites

Skill : Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – J
Yarn –Bulky (5) 3.5 oz. orange, 2 oz. Green
            Face 1 -Worsted Weight (4) Small amount of
             White, Yellow and Black
            Face 2 – Small amount of Black
2 buttons, ½ inch Black
Yarn Needle for Weaving in ends

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

Size: 20 inch hat – (Youth to Adult)
          18 inch hat- Hat with Worsted Weight (4) yarn
            and an I hook 

Pattern:
R : 1 – With Orange yarn, Ch 6, join in a circle with a slst,
ch3(counts as 1st dc)
11 dc in the circle, join to top of ch3, (12 dc)

R : 2 – ch3 (counts as 1st dc)1 FPDC in the same dc,
*1 FPDC in the next dc, 1 dc in that same dc*
Repeat from * to * around, join to 1st ch3,
12 FPDC + 12 dc = 24 sts

R : 3 –Ch3, *1 FPDC in the next 2dc, 1 dc the space
 between the next 2 sts*
Repeat From * to * around, join to the top of the ch3 with a slst.
24 FPDC + 12 dc =36 sts

R : 4 – Ch3, *1FPDC in the next 2 FPDC, 1 FPDC in the next dc,
1 dc in the same dc* Repeat From * to * around,
join to top of Ch3 with a slst,
32 FPC + 12 DC = 44 sts


R : 5 – Ch3, 1 dc in the same st as ch3,
*1 FPDC in the next 3 FPDC, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join to the top of Ch3 with a slst.
(32 FPDC + 24 dc = 56 sts)

R : 6 – Ch3, 1 dc in the next dc,
*1 FPDC in the next 3 FPDC, 1 dc in the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join,
(32 FPDC + 24 dc = 56 Sts)

R : 7- R : 18 – Repeat R : 6

R : 19 – Change to Green, ch1, 1 sc in each st around,
Join to ch1, (56sc)

R : 20 – Ch1, 1 sc in each sc, join. (56sc)

R : 21 - Repeat R : 20

R : 22 – Repeat R : 20, tie off. Weave in ends.

Stem and Curl :
With Green, Ch 13, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, (12 sc)
Ch 20, 3 dc in the 2nd ch from the and in each ch across.
Tie off leaving an 12 inch tail for sewing on top of the hat.


Face 1 :
Eyes – R : 1 - With white yarn, Ch 3, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
join in a circle ch 1 (5sc)
R : 2 - 1 sc in the same st as ch1, 2 sc in each st around,
join, ch 1 (10 sc)
R : 3 - 1 sc in the same st as ch1, 2 sc in each st around,
 join, ch 1 (20 sc)
R : 4 - 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st,
2 hdc in the next st, 2 dc, in the next st,
2 tr in the next st, 2 dc, in the st, 2 hdc, in the next st,
2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st sc.
(1sc, 2sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 2tr, 2dc, 2hdc, 2sc,  1 sc in the next 12 sts = 27 sts)
R ; 5 - Change to dark Blue, 1 sc in 1st 13 sts, ch 20,
 join ch in the 21sc, 1 sc in the last 13 sts, join,
and tie off, weave in your ends. Sew a black button on each eye.

Nose- 1 yellow for face 1, 3 black for Face 2
With yellow yarn, ch 3, 2 sc in the 2nd ch
 from the hook, turn, ch1(2sc)
2 sc in each sc , turn, ch1(4sc)
*1 sc in each sc, turn, ch1 (4 sc)*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times
Sc evenly around all 3 sides of the triangle,
Stitch 2 sc in the each of the 3 corners.

Smile – make - Face 1 and Face 2
Ch 31, 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in the next 4 chs,
1 hdc in the next 5 chs, 1 dc in the next 10 chs,
1 hdc in the next 5 chs, 1 sc in the next 5 chs,
***Turn, 1 sc in each st across, tie off, leaving a 24 inch tail to sew mouth on.

Option 2 –
At ***   *ch 5, 1 sc 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in the next 3 chs,
ch5, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and I the next 3 chs*
1 sc in each st across smile then repeat from * to *.
Tie off, leaving a 24 inch tail to sew mouth on.
These hats are very stretchy!
and comfy to wear.
Have fun with these, 
and feel free to post a pic 
of your work on my Facebook page at:

You can get a ad-free, issue-free 
Instant Download PDF file for $1.00
in my Craftsy shop at this link:

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Free Crochet and Free Knitting Patterns By Posh Pooch Designs

I received an email
 this morning that said,

 " I Love your patterns. 
Have you considered putting them
 together in one place so 
we could find them more easily."

My response was, 
" Thank you for the nice compliment. 
I actually do have them 
all together in one place. 
On my Blog. 
Here are the links.

and



Also, you can click the tabs 
at the top of the blog that say,
Free Crochet patterns, 
and 
Free Knitting patterns,
And they take you to the pages.
Enjoy and Have Fun!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Lemon Water Bottle Cozy Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

After pulling out my taller water Bottle,
to head to the park with the pooches,
 I realized I did not have a cozy to carry it in.
So I designed one for it.

I had lemon yellow and 
matching variegated cotton yarns on hand,
 so here ya go.
 The Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
Water Bottle Cozy.
The Cozy is 9 inches long, 
but you can make it shorter
 for the 16 oz bottles.
And if you want a longer handle, just ch more,
and make it as long as you want to.

Lemon Water Bottle Cozy Crochet By Sara Sach
Please, add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites


Skill : "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy"

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H
Yarn - Cotton Yarn (4) yellow - 2 oz., Variegated 1 oz.
Yarn Needle  - for weaving in ends

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

Size:  Cozy  20 oz. -9 inches, 19 inch handle
instructions for 16 oz - 6 inch cozy included

Pattern:

R : 1 - With Yellow yarn, Ch 4, ( counts as 1st dc)
 11 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 join with a slst to the top of the ch 3 to form a circle,  (12dc)

R : 2 - ch 3 (counts as 1st dc) 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 
2 dc in each dc around, join.(24 dc)

R : 3 - Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc) 1 hdc in each dc, join. (24 hdc)

R : 4 - Repeat R : 3

R : 5 - ch 5(counts as 1 tr, ch1) *sk the next dc, 1 tr in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch 5.
(12 tr, 12 ch1 = 24 sts)

R : 6 - ch2 ( counts as 1st hdc) *1 hdc in the next ch 1 space,
 1 hdc in the next tr* Repeat From * to * around, join tin top of ch1.
(24 hdc)

R : 7  - Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc, join (24 hdc)

6 inch cozy - Repeat R : 5- R : 7,  2 more times

9 Inch Cozy - Repeat R ; 5 - R : 7, 3 more times

R : 8 - Change to Variegated yarn - Ch1, 1 sc in each hdc, join ch1

R : 9 - ch1, 1 sc in each hdc, join, (24 sc)

R : 10 - Repeat R : 9


R ; 11 - Forming the handle, ch45, 1 hdc in the 2nc ch from the hook
 and in each hdc across. Turn, ch1

R : 12 - 1 sc in each hdc, tie off leaving a  10 inch tail of yarn.
Use the tail of yarn to sew the handle on the opposite side of the cozy.

Slide you water bottle
 in you cozy 
and go out and get moving!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Coffee, Crochet and Bonbons Meet Up Group | Posh Pooch Designs

We have started a Meet Up Group called
 Coffee and Crochet, I added the Bonbons!
People say I just sit at home
"Drinking coffee, crocheting and eating bonbons".
They were 2/3rd right.
We are meeting at this new Awesome 
Location of Fika Coffee House.
It is a wonderful place.
Canterberry Parkway and Idyllwilde

 Fika Coffee House to open in Idyllwilde


The Building is quaint and rustic.

This big Fireplace is so cozy, 
it makes you feel 
like your in a lodge in mountains 
or a cabin in the woods.
I look forward to meeting here 
when it gets cold outside, 
so we can crochet in front of the fireplace.

The Coffee is amazing.
 The Staff is friendly.
The bathroom is clean.
And the Coffee is amazing. Oops, 
did I say that already.

Our Coffee and Crochet Group 
meets here on Thursdays
 to talk about crochet, hooks, yarn,
our latest projects and life.
We step away from our "busy lives" for 
a few minutes, relax, Sip coffee, and chat.

Some times we give gifts.
I made these fun coffee mugs.
I used color Sharpies.
Here is the Link for how to make them.
 It is really easy and fun.

Then I put together gift bags 
from some yarn from Red Heart 
and other goodies.

I was given these beautiful 
Mandala cloths from one of our groupies.
She Does Beautiful work!


We  love  our 
"Coffee and Crochet Group".
If you are in the Area 
Come join us Sometime.
Even if it is just for the Coffee,
it is amazing Coffee.
This is my new favorite coffee place.