Monday, March 31, 2014

Gourmet Yarn and Arugula Scarf

I haven't written a Blog in over a week, 
because I was visiting my 
grand kids, Daughter and Sisters.
While visiting my Daughter,
 She took me to a Wonderful Yarn Shop called
in Oklahoma City.
They had so much wonderful yarn
 I was over whelmed.




I finally settled on 2 skeins of this 
delicate sparkly yarn.

I decided to Use
 the Arugula Scarf Pattern
You can find the crochet pattern
 at this LINK
Written By Jennifer Dickerson of 

This Scarf is perfect for Spring 
or summer evenings.
The Pattern is a fun, quick 
and easy well written pattern.

And The yarn was a perfect 
match for the pattern.

Monday, March 17, 2014

And The Winners Are.......

Just a Quick Blog 
to announce the Winners 
of the Give Away!!!


The Winners 
of the Give Aways are:

1. Winner for the
Choice of 3 of my Patterns :
Is...
Jennifer Lucas

2. Winner of the 4 skeins 
of Red Heart Soft yarn
Is...
Jazmin Whang-Smith

Please contact me 
Within 3 days
or another Winner 
will be chosen.

CONGRATS!

Linked-Up Cowl Crochet Pattern

This Cowl Crochet pattern is super easy but looks complicated. 
It is also very adjustable for any length you want.
You can make it a cowl, or a scarf.
Depending on how many chains your start with.
I love Cowls, because I am always losing my scarves.




See The Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

The Linked Up Cowl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.


Skill: Easy to Moderate

Materials:
Hook - H
Yarn - Vanna's Choice  - 1 oz of each color
4 colors of choice( C1, C2, C3, C4)

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip St ( sl st)
Half  Double Crochet  (hdc)

Notes:
ch1 at end of rows does not count as a st.
Cowl measures approx. 26 inches around, to adjust length add 
or subtract chs in increments of 10 chs.

R: 1  - With C1, Ch 116, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 hdc in the next 4 chs, ch5,
 skip the next 5 chs, *1hdc in the next 5 chs, ch5, 
skip the next 5 chs,
* Repeat *to*8 more times, 1 hdc in the last 5 chs, tie off. 
(10 ch 5 spaces, 11 5hdc groups)

R : 2  - With C2, Ch 116, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
1 hdc in the next 4 chs,
Weave the Ch through all the 5ch spaces of R: 1, 
*ch5, skip the next 5 chs,
1hdc in the next 5*,Repeat from * to * 9 more times,
 1 hdc in the last 5 chs. 
(10 ch 5 spaces, 11 5hdc groups)


R : 3 With C3, Ch 116,  1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 hdc in the next 4 chs,
Weave the Ch through all the 5ch spaces of R: 1, *ch5,
 skip the next 5 chs,
 1hdc in the next 5*,Repeat from * to * 9 more times, 
1 hdc in the last 5 chs. 
(10 ch 5 spaces, 11 5hdc groups)

R : 4 - With C4, Ch 116,  1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 hdc in the next 4 chs,
Weave the Ch through all the 5ch spaces of R: 1, *ch5, 
skip the next 5 chs,
 1hdc in the next 5*,Repeat from * to * 9 more times, 
1 hdc in the last 5 chs.
 (10 ch 5 spaces, 11 5hdc groups)

R : 5 - With C1, Ch 116,  1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 hdc in the next 4 chs,
Weave the Ch through all the 5ch spaces of R: 1, *ch5, 
skip the next 5 chs,
 1hdc in the next 5*,Repeat from * to * 9 more times, 
1 hdc in the last 5 chs. 
(10 ch 5 spaces, 11 5hdc groups)

R : 6 -Repeat R : 2

R : 7 - Repeat R : 3

R : 8 - Repeat R : 4

R : 9 - Repeat R : 5, do not tie off

Trim :
With C1, working across the first end of the cowl, 
evenly space 36 hdc,
placing 4 hdc in the end of each row. Turn to the side,

Working down the side, *1 hdc in each of the 5hdc, 
5 hdc in the 5hdc space, 
Repeat down the side of the Cowl. turn to the side, 

Working across the other end of the cowl, evenly space 36 hdc,
 placing 4 hdc in the end of each row. turn to the side,

Working down the last side, *1 hdc in each of the 5hdc, 
5 hdc in the 5hdc space, 
Repeat down the side of the Cowl. turn to the side, do not tie off.

Place the 2 ends together and sew closed with sl st across, tie off. 
Weave in all your ends.

The Linked Up Cowl Crochet Pattern
is now available in a  PDF file
 For $1.50 in my Craftsy Shop
This is a great Spring Cowl, 
when you want a little warmth, but not a heavy scarf.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Momma Chick Stuffie Crochet Pattern

This is the Momma Chick Crochet Pattern

that goes with the Baby Chick


Please ,Add This Crochet pattern To Your
Skill - Easy

Materials:
Hook: H
Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn (4) , I used some Red Heart Super Saver
 Light blue, light       pink, lemon yellow, small amount of orange and Black
Fiber Fill -
Yarn needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet ( dc)
Half Double Crochet Decrease ( hdc dec)

Pattern Notes-
Chick measures about 11 inches wide and 10 inches tall
Ch 1 at the end of round does not count as a st,
I added the Color changes, but you can stripe it how ever you want.

R : 1 - With Blue yarn, Ch 42, join in a circle, 
being careful not to twist the ch, join, ch 1

R : 2 - 1 hdc in each ch around, join with a sl st, ch1 (42 hdc)

R : 3 - *1 hdc in the next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, 
Repeat  from *to* around, join, ch 1 ( 52 hdc)

R : 4 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join, ch 1 ( 52 hdc)

R : 5 - Repeat R : 3 ( 64 hdc)

R : 6 - Repeat R : 4 ( 64 hdc)

R : 7 - Change to pink yarn, Repeat R : 4

R : 8-10 - Repeat R : 4

R : 11 - Change to yellow yarn, Repeat R : 4

R : 12-14 - Repeat R : 4

R : 15 -  Change back to pink yarn, Repeat R : 4

R : 16 - Tail Feathers - Ch 13, attach ch to the 1st ch with a sl st, ch 11, 
attach ch to the same lst ch

To Sew Closed the Chick back - Fold Chick in flat, st 1 sc in each of next 16 sts,
 stitching through bother layers (the front and back)

Forming the chick neck_- Working only in the front side, 1 hdc in the next 16 sts,
 turning and working across the back layer, 1 hdc in the next 16 sts,
 join with a sl st to the 1st hdc, ch 1
This will form an opening or hole, to form the chick neck around.  (16 sc, 32 hdc)

R : 17 - 1 hdc in each hdc around the chick neck, join, ch 1(32hdc)

R : 18 - 1 hdc in the 1st 15 hdc,  st the next 2 hdctog,  1 hdc in the next 15 hdc,  join,
ch 1 (30hdc, 1 hdc dec)

R : 19 - 1 hdc in the 1st 14 hdc,  st the next 2 hdctog,  1 hdc in the next 15 hdc,  join,
ch 1 (29hdc, 1 hdc dec)

R : 20 : 1 hdc in the 1st 14 hdc,  st the next 2 hdctog,  1 hdc in the next 14 hdc,  join,
ch 1 (28hdc, 1 hdc dec)

R : 21- 1 hdc in the 1st 13 hdc,  st the next 2 hdctog,  1 hdc in the next 14 hdc,  join,
ch 1 (28hdc, 1 hdc dec)

R : 22 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join , ch1 ( 28 hdc)

R : 23 - Change to Blue yarn, Working through both layers of the chick neck/head, 
to sew closed, 1 hdc in each hdc, join, ch1, turn ( 14 hdc)

R : 24 -  1 sl st the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in the next 5 sts, 
1 dc in the next st,2 dc in the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next st, 
1 sc in the last st, ch1, turn.

O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O
sl st,  sc,     sc,   sc,  hdc,  hdc,  hdc, hdc, hdc,   dc,  2dc,  2dc, hdc,  sc,   ch1, turn


R : 25 -sl st in the 1st 2 sts, sc in the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next st, dc in the next 4 sts,
 hdc in the next 3 sts, sc in the next 3 sts, sl st the last sts tog, tie off and weave in the ends.

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
slst, slst, sc,   sc, hdc,  dc,  dc,  dc,  dc,  hdc, hdc, hdc, sc, sc,   sc, slst   slst  , tie off.



Beak -
Ch 5, 1sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next ch, 
dc in the next ch, ti off and sew on chick face

O O O O O
       slst, sc, hdc, dc, tie off


Sew on eyes by stitching straight sts with brown or black yarn.
Option 1:
Stuff the momma Chick with the poly fill, then with matching 
yarn sew the bottom closed.

Option 2 : 
Do not stuff the Momma chick. Sc around the edges of the opening, 
and put the baby chicks inside for a fun play set.
 Instant download PDF file of this pattern,
 including the baby chicks,
For $1.50 in my Craftsy Shop Click  HERE

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Patriotic Bow Tie For Dogs, Pets and Humans

I wrote this pattern a couple years ago, 
and while searching some of my sites, 
I realized I had never 
blogged about the pattern.

This dog Collar pattern is adjustable 
and will fit any size dog, cat or pet.
The pattern is written in 3 colors 
but can make it any color combination you choose.
How fun it would be to make for for even Holiday!

We have added a video tutorial!

See this Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK



Patriotic Bowtie For Dogs and Pets
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook : H
Yarn needle
Yarn: Worsted weight small amount of Red, White and Blue

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Back Loops only (blo)

Getting Started:
The first thing you need to do is measure your dog's neck.
You will need to make the collar your dog's neck measurement plus 1 inch
Maximo's neck is 10 inches, so I will make his collar 11 inches
10+1= 11 inches

Collar:
Ch 1 does not count as a st, it is a turning chain.
R : 1 - With Blue Yarn, ch 6, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook 
and in each ch across, ch 1, turn ( 5sc)
R : 2 - Working in the BLO, 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (5sc)
R : 3-24  - Repeat R : 2 for as many rows as you need for your dog's neck measurement.
Put the to ends of the collar together and sl st closed, to form a circle.

Bowtie:
Chain 31 with White yarn

R : 1 - 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 29 more sc,  turn ( 30 sc)

R : 2 - Change to red yarn, ch1, working in the back loops,
 1 sc in each sc, turn

R : 3 - Change to white yarn, ch1, working in the back loops,
 1 sc in each sc, turn

R : 4 - Change to red yarn, ch1, working in the back loops,
 1 sc in each sc, turn

Put the ends of the bowtie together, and using the yarn tail sew them, 
weave in the end.

Center of the Bow:
Ch 10 with Blue yarn
R : 1 - 9 sc, ch1, turn
R : 2 - 9 sc, and then tie off leaving a 8 inch tail for yarn

Wrap the center piece around the center of the bow tie, 
and sew the ends together,  
tight enough to hold, but loose enough to be able to
 slide the collar through the back. 

I hope you make some of these 
for your dog, cat, and all pets. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chick Egg Cozy - Stuffie Crochet Pattern


Chick Egg Cozy - Stuffie/ Dog Toy
Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to your

Skill - Easy

Materials:
Hook: H
Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn, I used some Red Heart Super Saver Left overs
Fiber Fill - small amount
Yarn needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet ( dc)

Pattern Notes-
Chick measures about 4 1/2 X 3 inches,
Ch 1 at the end of round does not count as a st,

Pattern :

R : 1 - Ch 20, join in a circle, do not twist ch, ch 1

R : 2 - 1 hdc in each ch around, join with a sl st, ch 1 ( 20 hdc)

R : 3 - *1 hdc in the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc *, Repeat from 8 to * around,
 join, ch 1, ( 26 hdc)

R : 4 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join, ch 1 (26 hdc)

R : 5-7  - Repeat R : 4, do not tie off.

R : 8 - Tail Feather, ch 10, ch to the 1st ch, ch 9, join ch to the 1st ch, 
2 loops or feathers made. 


 Fold Chick in half, with tail feather to the right, we will be stitching through both sides
 of the chick to sew top closed.
 1 sl st in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 7, 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in each of the next 2 sts,
1sc & 1 sl st in the last st, cut yarn and weave in end.  ( sl st, 7 sc, 2 hdc, 4 dc, 1sc, 1 sl st)

Beck:
Ch 4, sl st in the 2nd ch, 1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, it off, 
sew beak on the front of the chick. See picture for placement.

Eyes - With Black or Brown yarn make a small straight st
 on each side of the chick head.

Stuffie Option:
Stuff Chick with a small amount of stuffing.
 Sew bottom of chick closed with sc stitches across.
The Crochet pattern For the momma chick 
can be found HERE

 Instant download PDF file with both the 
Momma Hen and Baby Chicks Crochet Pattern,
 In my Craftsty shop For $1.50 Click  HERE



Sunday, March 9, 2014

Chevron Cowl By Lorene Haythorn Eppolite - Cre8tion Crochet

Featured Designer-
 Lorene Haythorn Eppolite - 
Cre8tion Crochet 

I Love Cowls, and I Love this pattern.
It is simple and classy.
And Works up Quickly!

I used Hobby Lobby's Yarn Bee - 

Effervesce 

Zebra and  Yellow
I wanted to use a light yarn for spring.
 It was perfect.
I have had this design on my 
hook for a while 
and finally finished it last night.
Then I thought, 
"I bet Maximo would like one".
I love it, He loves it.
I just did everything in 1/2.
half the width and half the length.
It is perfect!
Find the Free Crochet Pattern
At this Link

While you are at her blog, take
 a few minutes and look around.
She has many more 
wonderful patterns.

I Just know you will love
 this pattern as much I do!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cupcakes!!! By Twinkie Chan!!


I Just Love This Crochet Pattern
Cupcake Dishcloth

Find the free pattern here - 
Cupcake Dish cloth

Her Designs are so fun,
Unique and Amazing!!!
You can find her Designs 
on Ravelry 
and on

She designs food inspired items, 
pancakes, bacon, donuts, 
ice cream and so much more.

So Who is 
Twinkie Chan?
Check out her Blog

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Shamrock Crochet Patterns

This Is A List Of Fun Free Crochet Patterns.
5 Crochet Patterns for Shamrocks.
Click the name of the Pattern 
and it will take you to the 
free crochet pattern. 

I chose these 5 because 
they are unique, and
I want to make them all.
The pictures are not mine, 
they are the designers pictures.

1.  From Crochet Spot -Shamrock Shallettte

2. From Suzie's Stuff - Shamrock Garland

3. From Everlaughter - Shamrock Applique 

4. Pricilla Hewitt - Shamrock Pot Holder

5. From Nancy Hearne - The Hearne Shamrock

I love these 
and can hardly wait to 
make them all.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gum Drops Hat Crochet Pattern By "My Hobby Is Crochet"

Today's Blog Feature 
is  the
 Gumdrop Hat 
By
Kinga Erdem of
The free pattern 
can be found at this
This is a fun pattern to make.
And all The front post Stitches 
make the hat 
very stretchy and comfortable.
The original pattern has 
cute ear flaps as well.
My Grand daughter doesn't like them,
So I left them off.
I used Mary Maxim Yarn
Baby Lollipop - Gumball 
This way I get lots of fun 
colors without changing yarns.

I wanted to have a picture 
of my grand daughter,
wearing the hat 
but she did not want her pic taken. 
Maybe I can get one and add it later.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Travel Neck Pillow Crochet Pattern

This is pillow is perfect for Airplane, 
Car or any kind of Travel.

It has a space for your neck, 
a pocket for your ear buds
 and a strap to hook it to your luggage.

Please, Add This Crochet pattern To Your
Pillow measures approximately 16 X 9 inches
Skill - Easy

Materials:
Hook: H
Yarn: any Worsted Weight (4)Yarns
Fiber Fill
2 Med. buttons

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)



 Pattern:
Make 2 - With main color, Ch 51

R 1 : 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each ch, ch 1, turn.

R 2 : 1 hdc in each hdc, ch 1, turn.

R 3 -10 : Repeat R 2

R 11 : 1 hdc in the first 17 sts, ch 1 turn

R 12 - 20 : Repeat R 11, tie off

Attach yarn to the opposite side of the pillow and repeat R 11-20, tie off.


Sewing the Pillow together:

R 1 : Put the 2 sides together, with right sides out, beginning at the center back, 
  sew the pieces together by hdc evenly spaced around the whole pillow, 
leaving a 3 inch space open, and stuff with the fiber fill,
 then close the whole with more hdcs, join, ch 2

R 2 : 1 sc in each hdc around the whole pillow, join, tie off.
Ear Bud Pocket:

R 1 : Ch 13, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across, ch1, turn.

R 2 : 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

R 3 : (button hole) 1 sc in the 1st 5 sts, ch2, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in the last 5 sts, ch1, turn

R 4 : 1 sc in each sts & chs & sts across, ch1, turn

R 5 - 11 : 1 sc in each st across, ch1, turn

R  12 : 1 sc in each st, tie off. Place pocket on the pillow, left or right side, depending on if you are right or left handed, and sew in place with matching yarn.

Place and sew on Button.

Strap:

Ch 17, 1 dc in the end of the ch, ch2, skip the next 2 chs, 1 sc in each ch back down the ch, tie off leaving  12 inch strand of yarn. Attach strap to the inside lower corner of the pillow , then Sew the button to the opposite corner.
And it's Maximo Approved!