Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My 20 Most Popular Crochet Patterns of 2014

This is a list of the 
20 Most Popular Crochet Patterns
of 2014.

It was good to see it is a 
fun assortment of 
different kinds of patterns.

Some for Pooches and Some for People!

Just click the name of the Pattern.
And the link will take you right to it.




















Thank You for liking 
my Crochet patterns.
 I am very excited to see what 
2015 will bring for
Posh Pooch Designs!
www.poshpoochdesigns.com

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Crochet Quillo - Its a Blanket, It's a Pillow, It's a bag!


I really wish I would have had one of these 
when my Momma was having Chemo 
and lots of Dr. Visits. It was always so cold.
I know they keep it cold to keep germs down, 
and this Crochet Quillo 
would have been the perfect thing to take along.

It is the perfect size blanket.
 It folds up into a convenient bag,
 and Can be used as a pillow.
Bag/ Pillow Measures About
16 X 12 inches.
It makes a great travel pillow, 
in the car, RV or plane,
because it doesn't take up much space.
And you can carry it anywhere, 
with the handles.
When unfolded the Blanket measures
Approximately About 38 X 28.

If you may be a tighter hooker then I am,
you may need to go up a hook size. 
This blanket and pillow are meant to 
be stitched somewhat loosely.
The blanket is a perfect size to 
lay across your lap,
or throw over your shoulders.
You can even put your feet in the 
pocket to keep your feet warm.
You can even Tuck a book 
or Electronic Tablet inside.
 or Whatever you need.

Instant Download PDF file
Available for $1.50 in my Craftsy Shop

Let's Make one:
Crochet Quillo Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach

Please, add this Crochet pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook: I
Yarn : Worsted Weight (4) I used Baby Pound of Love - 
1 skein Pink - C1, 1 skein White - C2
(or Colors of your choosing) About 12 oz. of each color.

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

Notes: Ch 1 at ends of rows does not count as a st, it is a turning ch.


We Will Start With the Blanket:

R : 1  - With C2 ch 101, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch across, ch 1, turn ( 100 hdc)

R : 2 - 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, 
*skip the next hdc, in the next hdc ( hdc, ch 1,  hdc)*
Repeat From * to across, 1 hdc in the last hdc, ch1, turn 
( 48 hdc V sts, 2 hdc)

R : 3 - Change to C1, 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, 
*(hdc, ch1, hdc) in the next Vst*,
Repeat From * to * Across row, 1 hdc in the last hdc, 
Ch1, turn ( 48 hdc V sts, 2 hdc)

R : 4 - Repeat R : 3

R : 5 &; 6 - Change to C2, and Repeat R: 3

R : 7 &; 8 - Change to C1 and Repeat R : 3

R : 9 - R ; 68  - Continue to Repeat R:3 
Alternating C1 and C2 every 2 rows.

R : 69- With C2, 1 hdc in each hdc across, 3 hdc in the last st,
 *evenly hdc down the side of the blanket, 3 hdc in the corner, 
Repeat From * on the last 2 sides of the blanket, join to the 1st hdc. 
Cut yarn and weave in your ends.

Bag/ Pillow - 
R : 1  - With C2 ch 31, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch across, ch 1, turn ( 30 hdc)

R : 2 - 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, 
*skip the next hdc, in the next hdc ( hdc, ch 1,  hdc)*
Repeat From * to across, 1 hdc in the last hdc, ch1, turn 
( 28 hdc V sts, 2 hdc)

R : 3 - Change to C1, 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, 
*(hdc, ch1, hdc) in the next Vst*,
Repeat From * to * Across row, 1 hdc in the last hdc, 
Ch1, turn ( 28 hdc V sts, 2 hdc)

R : 4 - Repeat R : 3

R : 5 &; 6 - Change to C2, and Repeat R: 3

R : 7 &; 8 - Change to C1 and Repeat R : 3

R : 9 - R : 52 - Continue to Repeat R:3 
Alternating C1 and C2 every 2 rows.

R : 53 -With C2, 1 hdc in each hdc across, 3 hdc in the last st,
 *evenly hdc down the side of the blanket, 3 hdc in the corner, 
Repeat From * on the last 2 sides of the pillow, join to the 1st hdc. 

Fold pillow/bag in half, wrong sides out and 
sew up the sides with matching yarn.
Flip to right side. Line up the bag to the center of the blanket, 
and sew the bag to the blanket, 
making sure to only sew one side of the bag.

Handles: Make 2

With Pink yarn, Using 2 strands, Ch 26, 
1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, ch1, turn, 
1 hdc in each hdc, cut yarn. place 1 handle centered on one side of the bag.
And the other handle centered across, but sewn onto the blanket edge.
(see picture above for pillow and handle placement)

I think it would be lovely to add some flowers, ribbons, 
bows or some other embellishment to make it extra special.

Now That you have made your Crochet Quillo,
 Here is how to fold it.
I think this would also be a great 
over night bag or even a beach bag.
oh, And a Great Bag/ Blanket 
to take to the park or dog Park.

Think About all The fun colors of yarn
you could make it.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Dog Onsie - One Piece Suit - Crochet Pattern

Today's pattern Release:
Dog Onsie- Works great for cats, as well.
Perfect for Boy Dogs who "mark"
and For Girls in heat or 
have issues with leaking.
And, you can use adhesive famine pads, 
so you do not have to wash the 
suit every time they soil it.

The suit is great, you can just 
flip up the underside, 
for potty time, 
without having to remove the whole suit.

I get Emails almost weekly 
of people looking for these.

This Crochet pattern is a Photo Tutorial
With Sizes XXS-S ( Sizes 2 to 15 lbs)

You can use any Worsted weight yarn (4).
So it can be completely 
machine washable and dried.

You can find this 
Crochet Pattern in my

Please, add this Pattern to your Ravelry favorites!


The Crochet Pattern is very simple, 
you can embellish with any 
appliques, ribbons or bows.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Chunky Cowl With Bow - My First Knitting Pattern!

Chunky Cowl With Bow - 
My First Knitting Pattern!
I wasn't feeling very well last night, 
so I decided to sit down and knit.
I pulled out some knitting Needles 
that I have had forever.
 I am am not even sure where 
or when I got them!
US19-15mm and US10 -6mm

Then I pulled out some fun Bulky yarn 
I had on hand -
Whimsy Bulky By Yarn Bee - Lava Rocks
as well as, Some Worsted weight (4)
 Red Heart Love in Black

And This What I designed:

The Chunky Cowl With Bow
The cowl and the bow are both 
stitched in just the Garter Stitch,
 so this is a great beginner project,
 to practice your knit stitch and
 make something fun to wear.
I Love it.

Chunky Cowl With Bowl Knitting Pattern
 By Sara Sach

Please, add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites!

Skill: Beginner

Finished Dimensions:
Cowl Measures: 22 x 8 inches
Bow Measures : 7 x 3 inches

Materials:
Straight Knitting Needles: US19 - 15mm and US10 - 6mm
Yarn - Bulky Yarn ( 5) 3.5 oz - 93 yards ( MC)
            Worsted Weight (4) 1 oz (CC)
Button - Big Fun 1.5 inch button ( optional)
Yarn Needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
Main Color   (MC)
Contrasting Color ( CC)
Knit  ( k)

Gauge-
Cowl: 7 sts = 4 x 4
Bow :12 sts = 3 x 3

Directions-
Cowl:
With MC, Using 2 strands, Cast on 12 sts,
k all sts  for 60 rows.
bind off, sew the 2 ends together.

Bow:
With CC, Cast on 12 sts,
k all sts  for 40 rows.
bind off,
Cut  a 24 inch of marching yarn, wind it around the center of the bow 5 times,
 and tie securely.
Use the ends of the yarn to attach the bow to the cowl,
 Tie securely, weave in all ends.

Sew a fun Button to the center of the Bow.

I think the cowl turned out just lovely.
And it is a great exercise in using 
different size needles
and different yarns, 
and See What you can create!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Adventures in Knitting for Posh Pooch Designs

I learned to Knit around the same time
 I was learning to Crochet.
I took to Crochet and although,
 I still would knit some,
 I really preferred to Crochet.

I  received this  gorgeous set 
of Knitting needles
 and have the itch to do 
some Knitting.

The Set is Called
Dreamz  Symfonie Wood
Interchangeable Deluxe Set 

These are the most amazing knitting needles
 I have ever used!
The needles are made of beautiful wood,
in different colors.
Easy to change, and wonderful to use. 
The yarn  slipped smoothly
as I began to knit.


In the past I have knit with both plastic 
and metal knitting needles.
 Maybe that was why I did 
not really like knitting.
These knitting needles make
 me want to knit!!!!

So This begins my 
adventures in knitting.
I could hardly sleep last night
 for all the knitting designs
floating in my head!

So be watching for me to go
 KnIt cRaZy
With fun designs!
Don Not panic!
 I will still be designing Crochet Patterns!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Our Ugly Christmas Sweater Party was a great Success!!!!

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party 
was Fantastic!
We had So much fun and Houseful!
We loved it!
Thanks everyone for coming,
 it was so fun!
We had a bunch of Great Food, 
But This Cake my DIL 
made was so cute and Yummy.

 Ugly Sweater Cake
Dark Chocolate 
and Peppermint.
2 of my favorite things.

Rosie and Maximo were checking out the food.
The Food Was Great,
 But The Sweaters 
were so fun!
Then We played a Game.
We divided into 2  teams,
"Jingles" and "Bells"
Each team had to pick 
someone as team captain.
then I gave them a bag of "things".
They had to make an Ugly sweater, 
for the team Captain.
Who do you think won?

These next pictures are fun moments 
from the evening!

Colorado Snowman!
The end of his pipe fell off, 
so it looked like 
her snowman was smoking pot.
Maximo found a new friend.

Food, Friends and fun!

More Food, and Friends.

Maximo is making the rounds,
hoping for treats!

Maximo found another friend.

Maximo thinks he is gonna 
get his brownies -No way!

Pastor and Cheryl,
were a little late, 
so they are getting 
all caught up on the fun!

FYI
This is going to be an annual event.
So Start planning your Ugly sweater
 for next year, 
NOW!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

My Ugly Sweater Vest For Our Ugly Sweater Party

We are having a 
 tomorrow evening!!
I am so excited!
I bought a sweater from the Store, 
But I don't think
 it is "funky" enough.
 I wanted to make a silly Sweater vest,
I think I nailed it!
I Love it and think it is so fun.
I whipped this vest up in one evening.
It is very stretchy so I am going to say
 it fits an average adult or youth.
Here is what I did.

Please, add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites
You don"t want to lose this one!

Ugly Sweater Vest Crochet pattern
By Sara Sach

Skill - Super  Easy and Quick

Materials:
Hook - P, this Not a typo I did use a P hook.
Yarn - 4 oz of Worsted weight yarn (4)
I used I Love This yarn - Christmas Variegated
Pompom Yarn - About 1 oz.For the Trim

Stitches - 
Chain  (ch)
Double Crochet ( dc)
Skip (sk)

Sizing - This Vest is Very stretchy -
One Size Fits most -
These are approximate measurements.
From Shoulder to trim - 26 inches
Waist - Approx. 40 inches

Gauge-
1dc x 2dc = 1inch

Note:
Ch1 at ends of rows is a turning ch, does not count as a st.
It is basically a Granny Square vest.


R : 1  -We will be starting at the Back Hem, ch 41,
1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across, 
ch1 turn ( 40 dc)

To make this vest wider, just add more chains in increments of 2.

R : 2  - 1 dc in each dc, ch 1, turn, (40 dc)

R : 3 - 1 dc in the 1st 2 dc, ch2, sk2, *1 dc in the next 2 dc, ch 2, sk2*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1dc in the last 2 dc, ch 1 turn,
(20 dc, 20 ch2 spaces) 

R : 4 - 1 dc in the 1st 2 dc, 2 dc in the ch2 space, ch2, sk2,
*2 dc in the next ch2 space, ch 2, sk2*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1dc in the last 2 dc, ch 1 turn.

R : 5 - 1 dc in the 1st 2 dc,*2 dc in the next ch2 space, ch 2, sk2*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1dc in the last 2 dc, ch 1 turn.

R : 6 - 21 -  Repeat R : 4 and R : 5 Alternating rows

R : 22 - 1 dc in each dc and in each ch2 space, ch1, turn
(40dc)

R : 23 - 1 dc in each dc, ch 1, turn ( 40 dc)

R : 24  - Right Front side - 1 dc in the 1st 2 dc, ch2 sk 2
*2 dc in the next ch2 space, ch 2, sk2*
Repeat From * to * 4 times, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, ch1 turn

R : 25 -1 dc in the 1st 2 dc, 2 dc in the ch2 space, ch2, sk2,
*2 dc in the next ch2 space, ch 2, sk2*
Repeat From * to * across row, 2 dc in the last 2 dc, ch1, turn

R : 26 -1 dc in the 1st 2 dc,*2 dc in the next ch2 space, ch 2, sk2*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1dc in the last 2 dc, ch 1 turn.

R : 27-44  -Repeat R : 25 and R : 26 Alternating rows.
Turn, ch1

R : 45 - 1 dc in each dc and in each ch2 space, ch1, turn

R : 46 -1 dc in each dc, cut yarn, weave in your end.

Attach yarn to the Left side and repeat R : 24-46

Ties:
With 2 strands of the yarn ch 30, attach the yarn to the sides,
centering it and tie a loop.

Fold The Sweater in half Forward, to center the ties.

Pom pom Trim -
To add a pompom trim, I used some red pompom yarn
 I had on hand, and sl st with it around the hem of the vest.
I just put pom poms on the hem, 
but you could add it to the neckline and up
 the trim of the vest, if you wanted too.
I Put some strings of the pom pom
 yarn at the neck.
And I also changed the Shirt to Say
"Christmas" instead of X-mas.
I used Felt with a Sticky back.
I may not win the "Ugly Sweater Contest"
But I think My outfit looks pretty funky!

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOGO Christmas Pattern Sale 2014 -

Posh Pooch Designs
is Having a 3 Day
 Christmas Cheer Sale 2014
in our 
Dec. 19th - the 21st.

Put 2 Crochet Patterns
 in your cart,
use coupon code
Christmas Cheer
And one will be free.

This includes ALL
Posh Pooch Designs
Crochet Patterns and E-Books!
it does not 
have to be 
Christmas Patterns.

This Sale is Good From 
7:00 AM Dec. 19th ( Friday)
until
Midnight Dec. 21st( Sunday).

Please share the link,
 not the code --
It just might change!
IT's  a BOGO!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lovey Crochet Pattern Collection - A Treasury of Lovey Blankets To Crochet

 In This Crochet Pattern "Round-Up" I have 
A Treasury of Lovey Blankets To Crochet.

Some are Free and Some are not.
But There is a nice Selection of different styles, 
and for boys, girls or even puppies!

The Name of the Lovey Design is the link,
Just click it for the pattern.
The name of the Designer is underneath.

Repeat Crafter me

Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

My Merry Messy Life

Carolina Guzman

Sandy Powers

Cre8tion Crochet

Stitch 11


Posh Pooch Designs

Snappy Tots

Petals to Picots

Carolina Guzman

Look At What I Made

Cheryl Bain

Repeat Crafter me

So you have squares, 
and different shapes, 
and even fleece.
And Different Characters to choose from.
These are all great Baby Shower gifts, 
Birthday gifts, Christmas Gifts, 
or an anytime gift..
And Nothing says "I Love You",
More then a hand made gift,
 made with love.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How I make Pompoms - Picture Tutorial

I love making pompoms.
 Many people have asked me,
 how I make mine.
Well, there are lots of contraptions
 you can use, 
and lots of different ways.

I have tried making pompoms 
with a pom pom maker,
 forks, card board tubes, 
and card board circles, 

But I like to just use my 
hand, scissors and yarn.
It is the simplest method
 I have every used.
And you can make 3 different sizes,
Again, just using your hand!
2 inch,   3 inch,     4 inch
Pom poms

This is an approximate measure, 
but it has been very accurate for me.

Okay, This is what I do.
For a 2 inch pom pom, 
I wrap the yarn around my 2 finger, loosely.

For a 3 inch pompom, 
I wrap the yarn around my 3 fingers, loosely.

For a 4 inch pom pom, 
I wrap the yarn around my 4 fingers, loosely.

You should be able to to
 wiggle your fingers.

The amount of wraps I do, 
depends on how thick I want the pom pom.
I usually wrap the yarn 20 to 30 times around.
 I have a 10 inch 
piece of yarn already cut.
I Slide that piece of yarn
 threw my fingers, 
with the tails to the front.
Then I Tie the yarn, 
and slide the loops off my fingers.

I then Make sure the
 tying yarn is centered, 
and tie securely.
Then I trim the pompom evenly.

This method works great for me.
I am working on a new Cowl design 
that will have pompoms and
 I will be using these pompoms.