Friday, October 30, 2015

Hooded Wrap Blanket Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I have been working on this crochet pattern
 for quite some time.
 I changed it several times.
 I even changed yarns several times.
But I finally settled on this design.
And I Love it.
My hubby and I  went on a camping trip 
this summer with my grand kids, and family,
And as we sat around the campfire, I thought.
"I sure would wish I had a blanket with a hood attached".
No one was cold but me! 
So I decided then and there I would design one, 
that was warm, but not too heavy.
And Quick to make.

This Hooded Wrap Blanket is perfect for Football games.
 Make it in your Favorite Team Colors!

It is perfect our door play and games of any kind.
Great For camping, and great to keep in the car.
You never know when you will need a warm blanket.
And the added Hood is great bonus.



Hooded Wrap Blanket Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – N/15-10.00mm
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) pattern is worked using 2 strands
                          96 oz. – 32 oz. Cream – C1
                                         32 oz. Navy Blue – C2
                                         32 oz. Brown - C3
                          I used Caron One Pounders
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)
Skip (sk)

Size/Measurements - 60 inches wide X 42 inches long,
Not counting the hood.
Hood measures – 26 X 32

Notes:
 Ch3 at ends of Rows Does Count as a Dc.
The Blanket and Hood portions are worked using 2 strands of yarn.

Pattern:
Starting with the Blanket Wrap –

R : 1 -With C1, Ch 86, 1 dc in the 4thn ch from the hook,
Counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the each ch across, ch 3 turn.
(83 dc -
You will have the same number of sts throughout the blanket)

R : 2 - Ch 3 counts as 1 dc, ch 1(= 4 chs), sk the next dc,
*1 dc in the next dc, ch 1, sk next dc*
Repeat From * to * Across Row,
 1 dc in the last dc, ch 3 turn

R : 3 – 1 dc in each dc and ch across, Ch 3 turn

R : 4 – Repeat R : 2

R : 5 – Change to C2, and Repeat R : 2

R : 6 – Repeat R : 3

R : 7 – Repeat R : 2

R : 8 – Repeat 3

R : 9 – R : 12 – Change to C3, Repeat R : 5 – R : 8

R : 13 – R : 16 – Change to C1 – Repeat R : 5 – R : 8

R : 17 – R : 20 – Change to C2 – Repeat R : 5- R : 8

R : 21- R : 24 – Change to C3 – Repeat R : 5 - R : 8

R : - 25 – R : 60 – Continue to Repeat R : 5 – R : 8,
Tie off after R : 60. 
Weave in all your ends with the yarn needle.

If you want your Blanker wider,
you can continue to add more rows.
Add them in 4 row increments to keep
 the striping pattern.

R : 61 – With C3, dc evenly across the
bottom edge of the blanket,
 ch 3, turn
You will need 101 dc.

R : 62 – 1 dc in the 1st dc, *
1 FPDC in the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * across Row, 1 dc in the last dc.
 Tie off, weave in the end.

The Hood Section:
R : 63 – With C3, ch 28, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
 1 dc in the next 23 chs, 3 dc in the last ch, turn, (27dc)

Working down the opposite side of the ch,
3 dc in the 1st ch, 1 dc in the next 24 chs, ch 3, turn (27 dc)
(27dc + 27 dc + 54 dc)

R : 64 – 1 dc in each dc, ch 3, turn

R : 65- R : 66 – Repeat R : 64

R : 67 – Change to C2 – Repeat R : 64

R : 68 – R : 70 – Repeat R : 64

R : 71 – Change To C1 Repeat R : 64

R : 72 – R : 74 – Repeat R : 64

R : 75 –Change to C3, Repeat R : 64

R : 76 - Repeat R :64, tie off weave in your ends.
Center the hood in the center of the top of the Blanket
Sew Hood to Blanket using sc sts.


R : 77 – Attach C3 to the right end of the Blanket top, evenly Dc across blanket edge, around the hood, and across the other blanket edge, ch 3 turn. (28 dc + plus hood 54 dc + 28 dc = 110 dc)
This number does not need to exact.

R : 78 – Turn, 1 dc in the 1st dc,
*1 FPDC in the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * across, tie off and weave in the end.
Super simple and Super Warm.
If you would like an add free
instant Download PDF
you can find that in my 
Craftsy Shop For $1.50
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I need to make one in Bronco Colors!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Crocheting Versus Knitting - I Love Both!

Do you love To Crochet?
Do you Love to Knit?
Or
Do you love Both, Like me?

But What is the difference?
Article By Craft Yarn Council
I also found this fun Blog  By
Craftaholics Anonymous
Knitting Vs. Crochet Which one is for you?
I say learn both!
The Tools:

Crocheting                                 Knitting
 1 hook                                 2 Needles
Yarn                                     Yarn

I know there are a lot of incidentals, such as 
stitch markers, measuring tape, yarn needles,
and more depending on the project.

I love to design using both techniques,
 But it seems that there is
"no love lost" Between  the 2 groups.
I have a hard time with this.
I have even been told, 
"You need to use more expensive yarns in your designs".
I totally understand using expensive yarns, 
as I love to play with all styles, 
textures and colors of yarns.
When I walk into Yarn Stores, sometimes I just stand there 
and soak in all the "Yarny Goodness".
I have even been know to "squeeze and caress" yarns.
I admit it.................
I am a Yarn Addict!
My Personal Goal
 When it comes to any Pattern I design,
 whether Crochet or Knitting,
 is my goal to design a pattern that
anyone one is able to stitch it up.

I try to keep my patterns simple and
 I try to use yarns that are accessible, 

 You can always substitute any expensive yarns,
for less expensive yarns of similar weight.
AndI often do this.

You can pick up a Crochet Hook or 
set of Knitting Needles for a few bucks.
As well as, pick  up a couple of skeins or balls of yarn
 for a couple of bucks.
Grab some Free patterns from Online, and get busy creating.

 Once People see that they can create fun and useful items,
they will learn to love this wonderful Art.
They may even gain confidence to tackle harder projects
 and spend more money on the expensive yarns, 
without fear of wasting it.

I want all people to be able to Crochet and Knit.
I think ALL people should love it, like I do!
I do not want anyone to feel they cannot
 learn to Knit or Crochet
 because they cannot afford it.
How I learned to Crochet and Knit -
At 14 I "lived" at the Library.
I Loved and still do, love to read.
 One day I checked out some books on
Crocheting and Knitting.
I went to K-mart and picked up some 
inexpensive Crochet hooks, and Knitting needles, 
and few skeins of worsted weight yarn,
 with my allowance Money.
Way back then, K-mart had a craft section.
I read and practiced, re-checking out
those books many times.
I wrote notes in a notebook, things I wanted to remember.
I even drew pictures of stitches.
I Crocheted and Knitted those Same Balls of yarn over and over,
till I learned the stitches.
I also learned Needle Point and Cross Stitch, the same way.
I was Hooked and Stitched!
And have been playing with yarn ever since.
I just want everyone to love to 
Knit and Crochet,
 Like I do!
You can find My 
Free Knitting Patterns
and
Free Crochet Patterns
 at the tabs at the top 
of the blog.
I really think that people who Knit and 
people Who Crochet, 
really have the same heart.

We are all Yarnies!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Christmas Stocking Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I have been asked about
 1,000,000,000 
times to design a
Knitting Pattern for the 
Stocking Hat For Chihuahuas.
I designed this Hat in Christmas Colors,
 But it is a basic Stocking Hat Pattern.

This Knitting Pattern is Super easy
 and 
Stitches up really quick!

It Pattern includes 2 sizes
 and tips on 
measuring your dog's head.

This pattern can be made in 
solid colors, or stripes
 and also includes 
2 styles of  ties.

 Santa Style Hat 
with braided ties

Striped Elf Hat style
with knit ties
You can find the
Christmas Stocking Dog Hat 
Knitting Pattern shops
 at these Links:





If you want a Crochet Pattern
 for a Dog Christmas Stocking Hat
 you can find that here:


Early Merry Christmas
 and 
Happy Holidays!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Color Block Dog Shrug Knitting Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


I have a Dog Shrug Crochet Pattern
I Wrote about 1  1/2 years ago.
You can find that at this link:


I got so many requests for a knit version
That I decided to design a simple pattern
 that can be easily size adjusted.
As well as, made in any color or colors of yarn.
I Love This picture of Rosie.
 I think she got bored in the middle
 of the photo shoot. 

Color Block Dog Shrug Knitting Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy

Materials:
Knitting needles – Long Straight Needles US10 – 6mm
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) – 1 0z. Each of 4 colors
              I used Red Heart Super Saver
               Royal Blue - C1, Bright Pink - C2, 
               Bright Yellow – C3, Lavender – C4
Yarn Needle
Tape measure

Stitches and Terms:
Cast On - (CO)
Bind Off - (BO)
Knit - (k)
Purl - (p)

Size, Measurements: Small Dogs 5-12 lbs.
6 inches wide X 16 inches long, and this Shrug is very stretchy.

This Shrug is easy to make smaller or 
larger by using your dog’s measurement.


R : 1 – 1st Arm band –With C1, CO 24 sts.
 *K2, P2* Repeat From * to *
R : 2 - *K2, P2* Repeat from * to *
R : 3 – R : 14 – Repeat R : 2 (ribbing)
This band should measure 3 inches.

Body of Shrug –needs to measure 10 inches. 
If you need more length add rows here.
 The Body of the Shrug is stitched in Stockinette, 
with edges stitched in seed stitch
to keep them from rolling up.

R : 15 – chg to C2, p,k,p,k the first 4 sts,
 k next 16 sts, k,p,k,p the last 4 sts
R : 16 – p,k,p,k the first 4 sts. P all sts, k,p,k,p the last 4 sts
R : 17 – R : 40 – Repeat R : 15 and R : 16 alternating rows.
R : 41- Change to C3
R : 42 – R : 64 – Repeat R : 15 and R : 16 alternating rows.

R : 65 – Change to C4, 2nd Arm band  *K2, P2* 
Repeat From * to *
R : 66 - *K2, P2* Repeat from * to *
R : 67 – R : 78 – Repeat R : 66 (ribbing)
BO, weave in your ends


 With matching yarn, sew closed the 2 arm bands only. 
Leave the back open.


And that is it.
 You can add button, ribbons, flowers or
Whatever you want as embellishments.
You can stitch up the shrug in 1 color, or use variegated.

This is the perfect addition to any dog dress or sweater
When the weather turns cool.
Rosie can still wear her favorite dress, and be warm.
It is also fun warn alone to add an extra little warm
 to your outside time with your pooch or cat.
Have Fun 
and make this Shrug
for your dog 
in your favorite color.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Gobble Till You Wobble - Turkey Crochet Pattern Round Up | Posh Pooch Designs

Gobble Till You Wobble -
 Turkey Crochet Pattern Round Up
I have put together a Fun and Silly 
Turkey Crochet Pattern
Collection of 12 pattern for you.
Thanks Giving is next month, 
so you have time to stitch up 
some of these great patterns.

The Name of the Pattern listed
 under The collage picture 
is the link to the pattern.

The Crochet Pattern Designer
is listed under the name of the pattern.


Snappy Tots

Desert Diamond Crochet

Lion Brand

Fiber Flux

Posh Pooch Designs

Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Posh Pooch Designs

Kara Gunza

Kera Tulling

Snappy Tots

Posh Pooch Designs

Twinkie Chan

You just can not have an 
American Thanksgiving
 without some silly turkeys

Make turkeys, eat Turkey,
and have some fun!

Friday, October 23, 2015

It's All In The Family - Free Crochet Hat Patterns | Posh Pooch Designs

At one time or another,
 I have talked my kids and grand kids,
into doing some modeling for me.
So, I thought it would be fun 
to Put some of these together in a blog.
I have the best family ever.
They are willing to embarrass themselves,
 for me and my craft.

All These are Free Crochet Patterns 
and Would be great to add to a costume
 for Halloween or to wear for fun.

Just click the name of the pattern,
 it is the link
to the Blog with the Free pattern.

First off we have 
my Daughter in law in the

My Son in the

and my Grand daughter in the

Next is my daughter 
and my other Grand daughter
 and me, modeling The 

 I thought I had one of my
 Grand Son modeling.
So since I do not,
 I will post one of my Daughter's 
Crochet Patterns.

My daughter's Crochet Blog is
 She uses her Children as
 models, too!
Daughter and Son In law
he models for her some, also.

I need to get my Son In Law
 to do a little modeling
 next time we are together, as well.

I Love my Family.
God has given me the best family.

I am hoping for new family pictures
 of them for Christmas this year.
If I don't get some, I will print these 
off and put them in fancy frames, 
And hang them on the wall in 
the family room.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Raccoon Earflap Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

My Son asked me to make
him a Raccoon Hat.
I forgot I had designed this hat for him, 
until we started to have a problem with 
Raccoons getting in our trash.
It was as though they 
new when trash day was,
Because I never saw them, 
except on Trash day!
These are the biggest, fattest, 
most well fed Raccoons
 I had ever seen.

This is the picture I used
 for my inspiration.
I know this Raccoon looks ornery, 
But I think it looks adorable.
I Love how it is holding it's hands.
As though they are planning for trash day!

Okay, Now for the Crochet Pattern

Raccoon Hat Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill- Easy

Materials -
Hook- I
Yarn Needle
Any Chunky Yarn-(5)
    Gray C1, Black C2, White C3, Dark Gray C4 
    I used 1 ball each of Jiffy 
   (If you use worsted weight yarn, you will need to use two strands.)
Yarn needle

Stitches-
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
V stitch (v st)
Treble Stitch (tr st)

Size- Youth/ Adult

Notes: Ch 3 at ends of round counts as the 1st st of the next round.

Pattern:
R : 1- We will be starting at the crown of the hat, with C1,
 ch3, 11 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook.
 Join in a circle, ch 3. (12 dc)
R : 2 - 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 2 dc in each dc around, 
join, ch 3 (24dc)
R: 3 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, * 1 dc in the next st, 
2 dc in the next st,
Repeat from * around, join, ch 3 (36dc)
R : 4 - 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in the next 2 sts,
 2 dc in the next st,
 Repeat from * around, join, ch 3. (48dc)
R : 5 - 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in the next 3 sts,
 2 dc in the next st,
 Repeat from * around, join, ch 3. (60 dc)
R : 6 - 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in the next 4 sts, 
2 dc in the next st,
Repeat from * around, join, ch 3. (72 dc)
R : 7 - Change to C4, (V stitch row) 1 dc in the 1st st, 
*skip next st, 2 dc in the next st, Repeat from * around,
 1 dc in the same st as 1st dc, join. (24 Vst)
R : 8 - Change to C2, 1 dc in the 1st st, *2 dc in the space 
between the 1st and 2nd dc to make the v st, Repeat from * 
around, 1 dc in the same st as the 1st dc, join. (24 Vst)
R : 9 - Change to C3, Repeat R: 9 (24 Vst)
R : 10 - Change to C2, Repeat R : 9 (24 Vst)
R : 12 - Change to C4, Repeat R: 9 (24 Vst)
R : 13 - Change to C1, 1 dc in the 1st V st, *1 dc in the space
 between the next two v sts, 1 dc in the next V st, Repeat from * 
around, join, ch 3. (72 dc)
R : 14 - 1 dc in each dc around, join, tie off. (72 Vst)

Earflaps: 
R : 1 -With  C1, Fold hat in half, count back 6 toward
 the center of the right side, 1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the
 next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 
1 sc in the next st, turn, ch 1.
R : 2 - Repeat R : 1
R : 3 - Repeat R : 1, tie off

Repeat on the left side of the Hat for 2nd ear flap.

Trim:
With C2, attach yarn to the back center of the hat, 
1 sc in each st all the way around the edge of the hat, join, tie off.

Ties: Make 2
Cut 1 strand each of C2, C3, C4, 35 inches long.
 Loop all three strands through the center of the 
Earflap, and braid, tying a knot at the bottom of the tie. 
Trim evenly.

Ears: Make 2
R : 1 - With C1, ch 1, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
ch 1, turn (3sc)
R : 2 – 1 sc in the same sc as the ch3, 1 sc in the next dc, 
2 sc in the last dc, ch1, turn (5sc)
R : 3 – 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn
R : 4 - 1 sc in the same sc as the ch1, 1 sc in the next 3dc, 
2 sc in the last dc, ch1, turn (7sc)
R : 5 -1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn
R : 6 - 1 sc in the same sc as the ch1, 1 sc in the next 5dc, 
2 sc in the last dc, ch1, turn (9sc)
R : 7- 1 sc in each sc, ch1
R : 8 – Repeat R : 7
R : 9 – Change to C4, *sc evenly across the bottom
 of the ear, 2 sc in the corner*
Repeat From * to * on the other 2 corners, join to 1st
sc, Leave an 18 inch tail of yarn.
Use that Tail of yarn to sew ear on hat.

Eye Patch:
R : 1  - With C3, ch2, 6 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 join to 1st dc, to form a circle, ch3 (6dc)
R : 2 – ch3, 1 dc in the same dc as ch3, 2 dc in each dc
 around, join, (12dc)
R : 3 – Change to C2, ch3, 1 dc in the same dc as ch 3, 
*1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to *, join, tie off.

Repeat R : 1 – R : 3 for second eye.

With C2, sew the 2 eye pieces together, 
using the 4 center stitches of each eye.

R : 5 – *1 sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in the next st* Repeat From * to *
 around eye patch,
Hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in the 5 sts in the top center of the eye patch,
Repeat From * to * till your reach the 5 sts in bottom
 center of the eye patch
Hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in the 5 sts in the bottom center 
of the eye patch,
Repeat From * to *, join. Ch1
R : 6 - 2 sc in each st around the eye patch,
 join to the 1st sc, ch1
R : 7 – Change to C 2, and repeat R : 6,
 tie off leaving a 14 inch piece of yarn.
Center the eye patch to the front center of 
the hat, and sew in place.
With C2 st a French knot in the center of each eye for the eye pupil.

An ad free, 
Instant Download PDF file of this pattern,
 Is available in my Craftsy Shop
 for $1.50 at this link:


As I look at these pictures.
I got a little laugh at Maximo.
My pooch, Maximon looks like a Statue.
 He did not move at all.
 He loves my son, and always
 tries to stay in his lap.