Saturday, January 30, 2016

Team Spirit Beanie Crochet Pattern - One For You and One For Your Pooch | Posh Pooch Designs

These  are  Fun and Quick to stitch up in 
Your favorite Team or School Schools.
 Both Patterns together in a neat and tidy
 PDF file for Only $1.99
Today  and Tomorrow only.
Saturday and Sunday
 January 30 and 31, 2016

In My Ravelry Shop only at this link"
 One for you and one for your Pooch

NO CODE NEEDED
To Make both hats all you need is an 
H Crochet Hook and 1 skein of any color
 Worsted weight yarn (4).

The hat for you  is a Rolled Brim Beanie, 
and has 4 sizes
Newborn - 14 inches
Toddler - 16 inches
Youth - 18 inches
 Adult – 20-22 inches

The hat for your pooch is designed
 for small dogs 2-20 lbs.
Add a pompom, Flower
 or logo of your choice.

Where to buy Sports team color yarns:
RedHeart Team Spirit
At Walmart, Micheals and Joanns
Deborah Norville " Go Team"
Joann's, Priemier yarns
Hobby Lobby I Love This yarn - Fan pride
Hobby Lobby
We just re-tested, re-edited and
 Up Dated both crochet patterns.
So, they are ready for you to stitch them
 up for you and your pet
 for the Big football game.
If you make some, feel Free to stop
 over to my Facebook page at,
 page and post a picture.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Colorful Colorado Headband Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

This Crochet Pattern is our next design in our new line:

It is a classic design with a touch of pizazz.
The Cross stitch section in the 
center gives it a little fun and texture.

This Crochet Pattern isgreat for Colorado lovers, 
But also perfect to make in your favorite
 sports team or school colors.
 I designed this pattern with 2 techniques 
to start the pattern. You can do the basic
 "ch, and  dc". or You can start 
so the headband has a little 
more stretch, and a better fit.


See The Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Colorful Colorado Headband Ear Warmer

Crochet pattern By Sara Sach

Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I
Yarn – Worsted Weight yarn (4) 2 oz. C1 Royal Blue, C2 White
             Small Amount of Yellow C3, and Red C4.
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Foundation Double Crochet (fdc)
Skip (sk)

Size: Youth to Adult 20 inches around, 3.5 inches wide
3 dc + 1 inch 

Notes:
Join rounds with a sl st.
Ch 3 at beginning of rounds counts as a dc.
Ch 3 after the color change, on Rows 3 and 5.


Pattern:
R: 1 – fdc for 60 sts, join in a circle,
OR
R: 1 – With C1, Ch 60, join in a circle, do not twist the ch.
1 dc in each ch around, join, ch 3

R: 2 – 1 dc in each dc, join

R: 3 – Change to C2, ch3,
*sk the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc, cross back and dc in the sk st*
Repeat from * to * around, join to top of ch3, ch3

R: 4 – Repeat R: 3

R: 5 – Change to C1, ch3, 1 dc in each st, join, ch3

R: 6 – 1 dc in each dc, join, tie off, Weave in your ends.

Colorado applique
With C3, Ch 2, 9 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st,
(10hdc)
Change to C4, ch 2, 1 sc in the same st, 2 sc in next 7 sc tie off.
Weave in your ends.
Place on cowl and sew into place with matching yarn.

You can find all Our
Crochet Pattern 
Colorful Colorado Designs HERE
and
 Custom Made 
Colorful Colorado Designs HERE 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hashimoto's and Me, And How Crochet Helps Me. | Posh Pooch Design

In November I was diagnosed with
Click that link if you want to know what it is.

WHAT?

All I knew was:
1. My face, hands and feet 
were swelled like balloons.

2. I had trouble going to sleep, 
staying asleep and getting up in the morning.

3. I went from hot flashes to 
never getting warm enough.

4. My eyebrows, lashes and hair were thinning!

5. No matter how much I dieted, and exercised,
 I could not lose weight.

6. I had turned into a "melancholy baby" 
crying  at weird times and places  for no reason.

7. Itchy dry, burning skin and brittle nails.

8. And Lastly I was fatigued ALL THE TIME!
Always'tired and worn out, unable to sleep.

I mean I need a nap right now!
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

(If you have these symptoms, get your thyroid checked out)

I didn't realize I had all the classic
 symptoms of Hypothyroidism!
So, since my first diagnosis I have
 developed some nodules on the 
left side of my thyroid. 
NOT Cancerous, but painful.
And we have been playing around with
 medicines and supplements to figure
 out what works for me.
I am blessed with a wonderful Doctor.

My Thyroid is so mad at me.
 And I need to figure out 
what is up setting it so much!

So while I wait,
and learn, and work thorough it,
 I will continue to do what I Love, 
and 

Crocheting, Knitting 
and all things Yarnie,
 help to keep me sane through all this.

I can pick up a project and 
concentrate on just that project 
for that moment in time.
And Forget about my broken Thyroid.

So, if you see me in Hobby Lobby
 or Micheal's
Squeezing or caressing the yarn, 
don't worry. 
It's me being me!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy Hearts Valentine Headband Crochet Pattern


Happy Hearts Valentine Headband Crochet Pattern
I have had this headband pattern ready for a while.
I was waiting for final touches to be done before
 releasing it.
I think you will have fun making this headband.
I designed it in 3 sizes.
And I have made a photo tutorial 
to help you understand the technique.
I decided to design it in 
Red Heart Super Saver I had on hand.
Any Worsted Weight yarn will 
work for this pattern.
This headband is a great way to
 use up some of your left over WW yarns.
I really like the flow of the head band. 
How it has a graceful flow across the
 top and bottom of the the ring of hearts.




See The Video On My Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

Happy Hearts Valentine Headband Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Intermediate - 
not too hard, but a little challenging.

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 2 oz. of each color.
             Pink C1, Lavender C2, White C3
            I used Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)
Skip (sk)

Sizes: are approximates
Child – Small/16 inches
Youth – Medium/18 inches
Adult – Large/20 inches

Notes:
Pattern is written in Large (medium and small in parenthesis)
12 + 3 is the beginning ch repeat.
Small – 5 repeats for 5 hearts (ch 60+3)
Medium – 6 repeats for 6 hearts (ch 72+3)
Large – 7 repeats for 7 hearts (ch 84+3)

Pattern:
R: 1 – We will be starting with the hearts –
With C1, Ch87 (75, 63), 1 dc in the 6th ch from the end.
Ch3 counts as 1st dc.
4dc in the same st. (5dc)
Sk next 2 chs, 1 sl st in the next ch,
Sk the next 2 chs, 5dc in the next ch,
Sk the next 2 chs, slst in the next ch
1st 2 heart bumps made

*sk next 2 chs, 5 dc in the next ch, sk next 2 chs,
1 sl st in the next ch, sk next 2 chs,
5 dc in the next ch, sk the next 2 chs, cl st in the next ch*
Next 2 heart bumps made.
Repeat From * to * 5 more times for large,
 4 times for medium, 3 times for small.
Join last st with sl st.

R: 2 – Turn, Working down the Opposite side of the ch,
*working in the slst between the next 2 hearts bumps,
4 Tr, ch1, 4 Tr
Sl st in the next sl st*
1st heart completed
Repeat From * to* 6 (5, 4) times.
Join to the 1s st of R: 1
Join the hearts in a circle with a sl st. Tie off C1.


R: 3 – Join C2, Working the top of the heart bumps,
Dc, hdc, sc, sc, sc, hdc,
dc in the center of the slst from previous row.
Hdc, sc, sc, sc, hdc, dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join to 1st dc.
Do not tie off, Ch 4,

R: 4 - From behind your work, Working the heart Points.
Move to the bottom of the 1st heart,
*Tr, dc, hdc, sc, sc, sc in the ch2 of the heart point,
Sc, sc, hdc, dc, tr*
Repeat From * to * around, join to 1st heart and tie off.

R: 5 – Join C3 to the top row of the headband,
 1 hdc in each st around, join, ch 5

R: 6 – Moving to the bottom row, from behind your work,
 Join c3, to the bottom row of headband,
 1 hdc in each st around, join to 1st st, and tie off.
Weave in your ends.

By chaining behind the headband, when moving from rows,
 It eliminates having lose ends to weave in.


If your headband is a little "bunchy" you 
may need to loosen up your stitching.

 You can also use a Styrofoam head to
 block the headband, 
by Dampening the headband 
and put it on the head and let it dry.


A PDF Download of 
all 3 Crochet Pattern - 
is available in my Craftsy Shop
 for $1.50 at this link:

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fringed Colorado Homespun Cowl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Desgisn

Fringed Homespun Cowl Crochet Pattern - 
A Beginner Pattern for Working with 
Homespun Style Yarns.
I was given this beautiful Sky Blue Yarn, 
and thought it would make a
 lovely  Fringed Cowl. The yarn is 
This yarn can be a little tricky
 to work with.
The Applique is make with Worsted Weight (4)Yarn.
This simple pattern is a great way to use up some
 of the Homespun style yarn you have and don't
 know what to do with it.


I love how the fringe fluffs out and gets a little fuzzy.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

Fringed Colorado Cowl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hooks – K and H
Yarn – Chunky (5)
             I used Homespun Lion Brand Sky Royal Blue C1 – 3 oz.
            Small Amount of White Lion Brand Homespun C2 – 1 oz.
             Worsted Weight (4) Yellow – C3, Red – C4
Yarn Needle

Stitches and Terms:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Skip (sk)
Change (chg)

Size: 36 X 8 inches with fringe
   Easy to adjust to along as you like and as wide as you like.
2 chains = 1inch
     
Cowl:
 Notes:
Ch4 at beginning of rounds counts as 1dc, ch1.
Join each round with a slst.

R: 1 - With K hook and C1, ch 100, join with a slst,
 Be careful not to twist the ch. (100 chs)

R: 2 – Ch4, *sk next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, ch 1*
Repeat From * to * around, join to 3rd ch. (100sts)

R: 3 – Ch4, *sk next st, 1 dc in the next dc, ch1*
Repeat From * to * around, join. (100sts)

R: 4 – Chg to C2, Repeat R: 3

R: 5 – Chg to C1, Repeat R: 3
R: 6 –Repeat R: 3, tie off weave in your ends.


Fringe:
With C1, cut 100 pieces of yarn, 7 inches long.
Loop one piece of yarn into each st.
This  not this cowl, 
but a picture to help you see how I add fringe.
Colorado Applique
With H hook and C3, Ch 5, 
9 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st,
(10hdc)
Change to C4, ch 3, 1 sc in the same st, 
2 sc in next 7 sc tie off.
Weave in your ends.
Place on cowl and sew into place with matching yarn.
I am so in love with this cowl 
and have several other colors of 
Homespun Style yarn in my yarn room, 
that I am going to make in to some of these. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Heart Crochet Pattern Collection | Posh Pooch Designs

Heart Crochet Pattern Round UP.
 All these Crochet Patterns are 
written By Sara Sach of

I have put together a few
 patterns to get you ready
 for Valentines Day or any day. 
Because hearts are great for any day!

Some for Pooches,
 Some for people and 
Some for fun!

The Name of the Crochet Pattern
 is listed under the picture,
and it is the link to the pattern.









I have another "Heart Pattern"
 I am working on and 
will post it here when it is ready.

You can find all my 
Free Crochet Patterns
 at the tab at the top of the page:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bear Colorado Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

This Colorado Beanie Hat totally makes
 me laugh and giggle out loud.
 I love It!
I put the beanie hat on "Skip" to model
 this hat because someone said,
 I mostly use my female model.
I think the hat looks awesome on Skip.
This beanie is great for a man, 
woman, boys and girls.

The Bear Colorado Beanie Hat is 
another Design in our
And We are having so 
much fun with this series.
 So much more to come.

The pattern comes in 3 sizes, and is 
another great design for 
all those Colorado Lovers.
And by changing the colors of the
 top of hat, can be made in any 
sports team or school colors!

Bear Colorado Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern
 by Sara Sach
Add this Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy to moderate

Materials:
Crochet Hook: I
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4)
3 oz. Blue – C1,
2 oz. White - C2
2 oz. Red – C3
3 oz.  Yellow – C4
2 oz. Brown – C5
Small amount of Black
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Change (chg)

Size: Child: 16-17 inches (S)
         Youth: 18-20 inches (M)
         Adult: 21-22 inches (L)

 Notes:
Rounds are joined with a sl st.
Ch2 does not count as a stitch

Pattern:

Child: 16 - 17 inch head
R: 1 - With C1, ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook,
 Join with a slst (10dc)
R: 2 - ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, join (20dc)
R: 3 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join (30dc)
R: 4 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around, join (40dc)
R: 5 - Chg to C2 leaving C1 still attached,
ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dcs*
Repeat from * to * 2 times.
1 dc in each remaining dc around, join (42dc)
R: 6 - ch 2, 1 dc in each dc around, join (42)
R: 7 - Chg to C1, Repeat R: 6
R: 8 – Repeat R: 6, tie off C2
R: 9 – Chg to C5, Repeat R: 6
R: 10 – R: 11 - Repeat R: 6
R: 12 – ch2, *1 dc in the 1st dc, fpdc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, (21dc + 21 fpdc = 42 sts)
R: 13 – Repeat R: 12, tie off and weave in your ends.

Youth: 19 - 20 inch head
R: 1 - With C1, ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook,
 Join with a slst (10dc)
R: 2 - ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, join (20dc)
R: 3 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join (30dc)
R: 4 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around, join (40dc)
R: 5: ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around 10 times, join (50dc)
R: 6 - Chg to C2, ch 2, 1 dc in each dc around, join (50dc)
R: 7 – Repeat R: 6
R: 8 – Change to C1, Repeat R: 6
R: 9 – Repeat R: 6
R: 10 – Chg to C5, Repeat R: 6
R: 11-R: 13 –Repeat R: 6
R: 14 – ch2, *1 dc in the 1st dc, fpdc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, (25dc + 25 fpdc = 50 sts)
R: 15 – Repeat R: 12, tie off and weave in your ends.

Adult: 21-22 inch head
R: 1 - With C1, ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook,
 Join with a slst (10dc)
R: 2 - ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, join (20dc)
R: 3 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join (30dc)
R: 4 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around, join (40dc)
R: 5: ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around 10 times, join (50dc)
R: 6: ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dcs*
Repeat From * to * 10 times, join (60dc)
R: 7 –Chg to C2, ch 2, 1 dc in each dc around, join (60dc)
R: 8 – I dc in each dc, join (60dc)
R: 9 – Chg to C1, Repeat R: 8
R: 10 – Repeat R: 8
R: 11 – Chg to C5, Repeat R: 8
R: 12 – R: 14 – Repeat R: 8
R: 15 – ch2, *1 dc in the 1st dc, fpdc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, (30dc + 30 fpdc = 60 sts)
R: 16 – Repeat R: 12, tie off and weave in your ends.

Eyes: Make 2
With C2, ch 3, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in a circle.
Leave a 12 inch tail of yarn to sew on front of hat.

With Black yarn make a French knot in the center of each eye.
Place on front of hat and sew in place.

Snout and Nose
R: 1 - With Black yarn, ch 3, 8 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook.
Join to 1st sc with a slst to form a circle, (8sc)
R: 2 – Chg to C5, 2 sc in each sc, join, ch1 (16sc)
R: 3 – 1 sc in each sc, join, ch1 (16sc)
Tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn.

Place on front of hat and sew in place.

Ears: Ears: Make 2
R: 1 - With C5, ch 3, 12 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join, ch 3
R: 2 - 2dc in each dc, join and tie off leaving a 12 in tail of yarn.
Sew the ear on the side of the hat, using the tail of yarn.

Colorado appliqué
With C3, Ch 5, 9 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st,
(10hdc)
Change to C4, ch 3, 1 sc in the same st, 2 sc in next 7 sc tie off.
Weave in your ends.
Place on front of hat and sew into place with matching yarn.

Pom Pom
With all four colors of yarn, wrap around your four
middle fingers about 25 to 30 times,
With a white 12 inch piece of yarn, slide it through
the bundle of yarn and tie tightly.
Cut the pompom to even it up.
And attach to the top of the hat with the
two long strands of white yarn.
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 is available in my Craftsy shop for $1.50
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