Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dog Toy Tug Ball Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Dog Toy Tug Ball Free Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Another fun and easy crochet pattern
 for your pooch of any size!
Small dogs to Big dogs will love
 playing with this toy.
Works as a Ball toss, and tug ball together.
Maximo and Rosie love it.
When Maximo Turned his head, 
Rosie grabbed the ball, 
and ran off with it.

This toy is made with 
This yarn is similar to craft cord, but much softer.
It is a great yarn for items you want to hold their shape. 
Items you to be Sturdy but soft.
This yarn is much easier to crochet with then craft cord.
It is great for mats, rugs, pet collars, bracelets
baskets and similar projects.


Dog Toy Ball Tug Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – J
Yarn – Red Heart Cordial Greyscale - 1.5 ounces
A Practice baseball - 9 inches around, came in a 4 pack.
Large eye yarn Needle
Scissors
Were to find the Practice balls:
Dollar Tree, Walmart or any sporting goods store.
 Stitches and Terms:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Skip (sk)

Size  - 9 inch ball, Toy measures 18 inches long

Notes:
 The ball portion id stitched in the round
Ch1 at the ends of rows on the handle is a 
turning ch, and does not count as a st.

Pattern:
Ball portion –
R : 1 - Ch 3, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
do not join, (6sc)

R : 2 – 2 sc in each sc, (12 sc)

R : 3 – *2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st* Repeat From * to * (18sc)

R : 4 -  *2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts* Repeat From * to * (24 sc)

R : 5 – 1 sc in each sc around, (24sc)

R : 6 – Repeat R : 5

R : 7 – Repeat R : 5

Put the practice baseball Ball in the ball portion here.

R : 8 – 1 sc in the 1st 2 sc, *1sc through the 1st 2 ball holes, 
1 sc in the next 2 sts* Repeat From * to * (24sc)

How to Sc through the holes of the practice baseball:
Yo, push hook in 1st hole through 2nd hole, yo and pull through 1st hole.


 Pull loop through loop on hook.
R : 8 is the only round we will crochet through the holes.

R : 9 – Be sure to pull yarn tight on this row,
 *1 sc in the next sc, sk the next sc*
Repeat From * to * pulling snuggly as you go around. 
Cut yarn and weave in your ends.


 Handle :
R : 1 – Start by leaving a 10 inch tail, then ch 3, 
1 sc in the 2nd ch, and the 3rd ch, ch1 turn ( 2sc)

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

R : 3 -46 Repeat R : 2, tie off leaving a 10 inch tail of yarn.

Attach handle to top of ball by sewing it on with 2 yarn tails.


 Tug Braid –
Cut 3 strands of yarn 36 inches long.
Fold in half, with your crochet hook pull through the bottom center of the ball,
to the top, make a double knot and pull back in place.
Braid the strands with  2 strands together, and tie a double knot in the bottom.



This Simple toy will bring hours
 of fun for you and your pooch.

I think even the kitties will like this toy!

Have fun ...
I have 3 more ball tugs to make!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Christmas in July Free Bonus Pattern - Big Christmas Stocking | Posh Pooch DEsigns

Christmas in July Free Bonus Pattern - 

Big Christmas Stocking

 Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach



You will find this Stocking Pattern 
to be very, very easy to stitch up, As well as, quick to make. 
And This big Stocking can hold lots of Holiday Goodies.
Look how the Color pooled on this one.
It os Raspberry stripe Bernat Blanket yarn.
The Original Pattern was stitched using 2 strands
 of Worsted Weight (4) yarns.
I have Updated the pattern to be worked up using
 Bernate Blanket yarns.
This makes the stocking even longer!
And OH SO Soft and Squishy!
And Sturdy, too.

You use a N/ 10.00mm Crochet hook in place of the K hook.
But Work the Crochet Pattern exactly the same.

See the Video on my Youtube channel
 at this LINK

Big Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites
Skill level - Easy

Materials :
Crochet Hook: K
Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn (4) 4 oz. of Each Variegated - C1, Green - C2
           I used I Love Red heart Super Saver
Small Amount of Pom Pom yarn – I used Bernat Christmas Pompom
                            Fun fur, or any fuzzy or pompom yarn can be used here.
Yarn needle

Stitches:
Chain     (ch)
Double Crochet  (dc)
Single Crochet   (sc)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Together    (tog)

Size : 19 inches long and 19 inches around.

Note : The Stocking is Stitched with 2 strands of yarn throughout the project.
Ch 3 count as a Double Crochet.
Pattern:

R : 1 - Starting at the toe of the stocking, With C1, using 2 stands of yarn,
Ch 5,( 1st 3 chs count as 1st dc) 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
join to top of ch 4, ch 3 (10 dc)

R : 2 - 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 2 dc in each dc, join, Ch3  (20dc)

R : 3 – 1 dc in same st as ch3, *1dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3 (30dc)

R : 4  - 1 dc in each dc, join, ch3 (30dc)

R : 5 – Repeat R : 4


R : 6 – Change to C2, Using 2 strands of yarn,  ch3, 1 dc in the next 19dc, 
(leaving the last 10dc unworked) TURN, ch 3 (20dc)

R : 7 – 1 dc in each dc, ch3, turn(20dc)

R : 8 – 11  - Repeat R : 7


 Forming the heel section
R : 12: Change to C1, using 2 strands of yarn, Repeat R : 7

R : 13-14 – Repeat R : 7

R : 15 – 1 dc in the 1st 9 dc, dc tog the next 2 dc, 1 dc in next 9 dc, ch 3 turn (19dc)

R : 16 - 1 dc in the 1st 8 dc, dc tog the next 2 dc, 1 dc in next 9 dc, ch 3 turn (18dc)




Line up the back of the heel and slst closed, tie off.

 R : 17 – Attach C2, using 2 strands to the top, back of the heel section. 
Dc evenly around the top of the foot section of the Stocking, join, ch 3

You will need 18 dc on the 1st side +  10 dc on the front + 18 on the 2nd side = 46dc



R : 18 – 1 dc in the 1st 20 dc, *dc tog the next 2 dc* Repeat From * to * 2 more times (total of 3 dc dec)
1 dc in the next 20 dc, join, ch 3 (43dc)

R : 19 – 1 dc in the 1st 19 dc, dc tog the next  2 dc, 1 dc in the next dc, dc tog the next  2 dc,
1 dc in the next 20 dc, join, ch 3 (41dc)


 R : 20 – 1dc in each dc, join, ch 3(41dc)

R : 21 – 29 – Repeat R : 21

Forming the Stocking Cuff
R : 30 – Change to C1, using 2 strands of yarn, 1 dc in each dc, join, ch3 (41dc)

R : 31 – 1 dc in each dc, join, ch3

R : 32 – 37 – Repeat R : 31




R : 38 – Change to the pompom yarn and sc around the top 
of the Stocking cuff, join and tie off.
Fold The Top of the stocking over to form the cuff.
You can use fun fur, or any fuzzy yarn also, or don’t use it at all.


Hanger loop:
With 2 strands of C1, Ch 22, attach loop at the top fold 
of the Cuff and tie securely

Pompoms –make 2
Wrap the Pompom yarn around your 4 finger about 10 times, 
loosely. With a 12 in piece of yarn, wrap around and tie.
With 2 strands of C1, Ch 55, attach a pompom to each end of the ch.
Attach the ch to the stocking under the loop hanger.

The pompoms work great with fun fur or reg yarn also,
 but you will need to do more wraps for fuller pompoms.

 Instant download PDF file for $1.50
in my Craftsy Shop at this link.



I Hope you have enjoyed our 
Christmas In July 2015 Event!
I know I have.
Sara

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Get All 10 of The Christmas In July Patterns in a E Book | Posh Pooch Designs


Get All 10 of The 
Christmas In July 2015
Patterns in a neat and Tidy 
Instant Download



There are 9 Crochet Patterns 

and 1 Knitting pattern.

The Patterns in the E Book are:


1. Christmas Candy Applique - Crochet 


2. Candy Cane Scarf  - Crochet

3. Wreath Graph Coaster - Crochet


4. Christmas Candy Dog Bandanna - Crochet


5. Christmas Candy Striped Wash Cloth  - Crochet


6. Christmas Candy Cowl - Knitting 


7. Christmas Candy Dog Cowl - Crochet


8. Christmas Candy Dish Towel - Crochet


9. Christmas Tree Graph Coaster - Crochet


10. Christmas Wreath Afghan Square - Crochet



All These patterns are Easy,and Fun.


And use  worsted weight (4) 

or cotton yarns. 

No fancy stitches, or techniques.

And no fancy tools are needed.

You can find the E book in my

Craftsy Shop at this link:


Sara

Friday, July 24, 2015

#10 - Christmas Wreath 12 Inch Afghan Square- Christmas In July 2015 / Posh Pooch Designs

Christmas Wreath 12 Inch 
Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
This is the 10th and last Crochet Pattern 
for Our Christmas In July Event 2015


I Love Granny Squares and Afghan Squares.
The 12 inch size are my favorite to design and to make.
I think it was one of the first things I learned to crochet.
This Afghan Square is a really fun and easy one.
It would make a great pillow, bag, table runner,
lapghan or full size blanket.

Christmas Wreath 12 Inch Afghan Square 
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy to Moderate

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H
Yarn: Worsted Weight yarn (4) 
           Red C1, Green C2, Variegated C3, White C4
           I used I Love This Yarn Sparkle, Hobby Lobby
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Skip (sk)

R : 1 – With C1, Ch 5, join In a circle,
 12 dc in the circle, join with a sl st, (12dc)

R : 2 – Ch3, 1 dc in the same st, 
2 dc in each dc around, join, (24dc)

R : 3 - Change to C2, ch3, 1 dc in the same st,
 *1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to *, join, (36dc)

R : 4 – Repeat R : 3 (52dc)

R : 5 – Change to C2, ch3, 1 dc in the same st, ch2, 
2 dc in the same st (1st corner made)
*1 dc in the next 12 dc, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next st* 
Repeat From * to * 3 times,
1 dc in the next 12 dc, join to 1st ch3 at beginning
 of round (48 dc, and 4 corners)

R : 6 – Sl st to ch2 space of 1st corner,
 ***2dc, ch2, 2dc in the corner,
*ch2, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc
* Repeat From * to * 4 times for a 5 clusters,
 ch2, sk 1dc ***.
Repeat From *** To *** 3 times,
 join to the 1st dc of the round.
(5 clusters per side = 20 clusters, 4 corners

R : 7 – Change to C3, Sl st to ch2 space of 1st corner,
 ***2dc, ch2, 2dc in the corner,
Ch 2, 2dc in the next ch2 in each ch2 space across,  ch 2, ***
Repeat From *** to *** 3 times, join to 1st dc of the round.
(6 clusters per side = 24 clusters, 4 corners

 R : 8 –Sl st to ch2 space of 1st corner, 
***2dc, ch2, 2dc in the corner,
Ch 2, 2dc in the next ch2 in each ch2 
space across, ch 2, ***
Repeat From *** to *** 3 times,
 join to 1st dc of the round.
(7 clusters per side = 20 clusters, 4 corners

R : 9 - Change to C4, Sl st to ch2 space of 1st corner,
 ***2dc, ch2, 2dc in the corner,
*1 dc between next dc, 2 dc in the next ch2 space*, 
Repeat From * to * across side***
Repeat From *** to *** 3 times, join to 1st dc of the round.

R : 10 - Sl st to ch2 space of 1st corner, ***2dc, ch2, 
2dc in the corner, 1 dc in each dc across***
Repeat From *** to *** 3 times, join to 1st dc of the round.
 Tie off and weave in your ends.

Little Bow : With C4 – Ch 24, tie a knot in 
each end and attach on to Wreath.
For the Free Christmas
in July 2015 Patterns
1-9
click the link:

or you can find them on my: 


I hope you all have enjoyed our 

Christmas in July Event --

Be sure to check out the



Merry Christmas In July!

Sara

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Christmas Yarn Give Away!!!!!! Christmas in July 2015 | Posh Pooch Designs

Christmas Yarn Give Away!!!!!!
WOO HOO!!!!
 Christmas in July 2015
The Winner will receive
7 Skeins of Christmas Yarn
 1 Skein of each:

1. Red Pompom Yarn
2. Green Eyelash Yarn
3. Red and Silver Shashay Yarn
4. Silver Glitz Eyelash Yarn
5. Moonlight Mohair Yarn
6. Red Heart Buttercup - White Yarn
7. Blue Glitz Eyelash Yarn

How To Enter:

Comment here on this blog 
what you will make 
with the yarn if you win.

OR

Comment on the 
picture 
pinned to the top of the 
Facebook page at this link:

USA and Canada, only.

Winner will be randomly 
chosen and announced on 
August 4th, 2015 - Tuesday!

And The Winner is 
K. D. Blevins of Springfield, Col.
Please, contact me with 
your shipping address.

Merry Christmas In July!
Sara

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Christmas Tree Coaster Free Graph Coaster, #9 Christmas In July Event | Posh Pooch Designs

Christmas Tree Coaster 
Free Graph Pattern, 
#9 Christmas In July Event
Free Crochet Pattern
This is a super simple graph pattern.
This is a great beginner pattern,
if you are wanting to learn how
 to crochet graph patterns.

It makes a nice coaster, 
But also works great as 
a Christmas ornament,
 small wash cloth or 
add a tab and make it a mug cozy.

Christmas Tree Graph Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Add This pattern to Your Raverly Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H
Yarn – Cotton – White, Red and Green, I used Peaches and Cream

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Picot Stitch ( ps)

Size : 5 X 6 inches

Note: ch1 at ends of rows, does not count as st, it is a turning chain.

We will begin stitching the graph from the bottom, at R : 1
Ch1 at ends of rows, does not count as a st, it is a turning chain.
The graph is worked with all sc.

Ch 18, C1, sc in each ch, ch 1, turn ( 17 sc)
The number of stitches will remain the same throughout the project

R : 1 – C1 7sc, C2 3sc, C1 7sc, ch1, turn
R : 2 – Repeat R : 3
R : 3 – C1 2sc, C3 13 sc, C1 2sc, ch1, turn
R : 4 -7 – Repeat R : 3
R : 8 - C1 3sc, C3 11sc, C1 3sc, ch1, turn
R : 9 - Repeat R : 8
R : 10 – C1 4sc, C3 9sc, C1 4sc, ch1, turn
R : 11 – Repeat R : 10
R : 12 – C1 6sc , C3 5sc, C1 6sc, ch1, turn
R : 13 – Repeat R : 12
R : 14 –C1 7sc, C3 3sc, C1 7sc, ch1, turn
R : 15 – C1 6sc, C4 1sc, C1 6sc, ch1, turn
R : 16 – 1 sc in each sc, 

Trim:
 Change to C4, *1 sc in the next 3 sts, ch3,
 sl st in the same st (picot st)*
Repeat From * to * across row, 3 sc in the corner,
 Repeat From * to * on

 each side of the coaster, and st 3 sc in each corner. 
Join to the 1stsc, tie off. 

For the Free Christmas
 in July 2015 Patterns
1-8
click the link:

or you can find them on my 

Merry Christmas In July!


Sara

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gingerbread Man Cookie Ornament Free Crochet Pattern - By Repeat Crafter Me | Posh Pooch Designs

Gingerbread Man Cookie Ornament 
Free Crochet Pattern - 
By Repeat Crafter Me 

This adorable 
Gingerbread Cookie Christmas Ornament
 is designed by Sarah Zimmerman
of Repeat Crafter me
You can find the 
Free Crochet Pattern at this link:

This was a really fun 
pattern to stitch up.
It works up fast.
You can make a set of 6
 in about 30 minutes.
The pattern is easy to understand.
And photos to help you, too!

My Christmas tree is 
going to look great with these 
Gingerbread men all over it!
To keep up with all the 
Christmas in July patterns and fun,
I have created a Pinterest board.

 You can find the board here:

and you can follow me 
on Facebook at:

Merry Christmas in July !
Sara