Friday, March 25, 2016

C2C Pixel Graph Dog Blanket Crochet Pattern and Video | Posh Pooch Designs

I have been working on this new Blanket for some time.
I would finish a square, then set it down.
I liked the Heart, Paw Print and Dog Bone,
 but was having trouble deciding on 
what the 4th square should be.
Then as I was sitting there sipping coffee,
 it came to me...
Design a Coffee Mug Square!
I really like how it turned out.
So Happy to finally have it finished! 
The Blanket is designed with Red Heart With Love.
this Yarn is perfect, it is strong, soft and washable.

I also made a Video to help you.
 The Video has tips about:
 Reading graphs, 
Starting the C2C,
 Changing Colors
 and Descreasing.

See this Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

C2C Pixel Graph Dog Blanket Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I
Yarn – Worsted Weight Yarn (4) I Used Red Heart With Love
              I skein each (6oz/ 615 yds.) Dark Brown, Beige, Cream, Red, Blue
              Small amount of orange
Yarn Needle – For weaving in ends

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)

Size:
Each Square measures 12 X 12 inches
Blanket Measures 30 X 30 inches

Graphs: Each Pixel Graph is crocheted individually using the C2C
( Corner to Corner) Method.
The graph is worked starting at the bottom right corner and
worked toward to top left corner.
I cross off each row as I work it.

Square Colors:
       1.   Paw Print – Dark Brown back ground, cream paw print and trim
       2.   Heart – Beige background, red heart and trim
       3.   Dog Bone – Beige back ground, dark brown bone and trim
       4.   Coffee Mug – Cream back ground, dark brown mug and trim,
     blue and orange flower

R: 1 – With color for Square indicated above,
Ch 6, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as ch3) 1 dc in next 2 ch, Turn.
1 block.

R: 2 -Ch 6, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook,
1 dc in each of next 2 ch,
Skip the next 3 dc.
Slst in the Ch 3, (ch3, 3 dc) in next ch3 sp, Turn.
2 blocks.

R: 3 – Ch 6, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook,
1 dc in each of next 2 ch,
*Slst in the Ch 3, (ch3, 3 dc) in next ch3 sp*
Repeat From * to * 1 time
3 blocks.

R: 4 - Ch 6, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook,
1 dc in each of next 2 ch,
*Slst in the Ch 3, (ch3, 3 dc) in next ch3 sp*
Repeat From * to * 2 times
4 blocks.

R: 5 - Ch 6, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook,
1 dc in each of next 2 ch,
*Slst in the Ch 3, (ch3, 3 dc) in next ch3 sp*
Repeat From * to * 3 times
5 blocks.

Continue increasing, doing color changes were indicated by graphs,
until reaching 15 rows.(coffee mug is 16)

Decreasing: Start on the next row
Ch1, Sl st in the next 3 dc. *Slst, ch3, 3dc in the next ch3 sp*
Repeat from * to * across row
Slst in the last ch3 space ch1, turn

Repeat the Decreasing row until you have finished the square.
Measures approximately 12 X 12 inches

Note On changing colors:

The Graphs:
Sc crochet evenly around each Square, placing 3 sc in each corner.

Joining the Squares: Choose how you want the Squares to lay.
With Cream Yarn sc in the 1st squares corner, then sc in the joining squares corner,
Sk the next st on the 1st square, sc in the next st, then sk the next st on the 2nd square,
sc in the next st.
Continue across the row alternating back and forth between the 2 squares.

Repeat on the other Squares.

Repeat the same process stitching the 2 sections together to form a large square.


Repeat the same process stitching the 2 sections together to form a large square.

Trim:
Hdc with Cream, completely around the blanket,
placing 3 hdc in each corner, join to the beginning hdc.
Repeat with a Row of Blue, a Row of Red and a Row of Brown,
tie off and weave in all your ends.

The Finished Blanket Measure approximately 30 X 30

AN Ad Free Instant Download 
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 is available in my Craftsty Shop
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Live Chat With Sara Sach of Posh pooch Designs on Facebook | Posh Pooch Designs


I am so very excited and 
so happy that Facebook has done This!
We can now do a live Video Chat,
right on our Facebook Page
Come and check mine out at

This is a really great way to stay connected 
with our fans and friends.
We can let you know about new patterns, 
Crochet a longs,
 give aways, contests and freebies.

Each Tuesday Morning around 9:30
I will be doing a Live Facebook chat with you.
All you have to do is go 
to my facebook page
at
Posh Pooch Designs
and join the conversation by 
typing in the comments your questions.
I will try to answer your questions and 
let you know what is happening 
at Posh Pooch Designs.

You can also click on any of my past videos, 
and watch them,too.

Facebook did something right for us!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Trip to Joann Fabrics and Yarn!!!!!!! |Posh Pooch Designs

My daughter is here visiting, 
and we decided to take a trip to 
Joann Fabrics and Crafts Store
check out the yarn!

Here is a quick video of the yarn I picked up on our trip.
It was very hard to decide what to buy.



Please, subscribe to my 
New Youtube channel.
I have many tutorials and fun things planned!

And feel free to give me 
suggestions of the any questions 
you may have, tutorials, patterns and 
things you would like to see.

Joann Fabrics has more yarn, 
more yarn brands and 
yarnie stuff then any other craft store
 or yarn store I have ever been in.

TOTAL YARN YUMMIENESS!

I will be going back......often.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Flowers Of Fun Summer Scarf Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I have had this pattern ready to go for while.
 I was waiting for some fun Spring like weather.
This is the perfect addition to your 
Easter or Spring outfit.
This crochet pattern is so fun to play with.
 You choose how many layers, 
which flower and what color of yarns!
Add some beads or fancy pin, 
or some strands of ribbon.
It is really fabulous with unlimited possibilities.

Flowers of Fun Summer Scarf Crochet Pattern
will give you hours of fun
 creating lots of different works of art that you can wear!


Flowers of Fun Summer Scarf Crochet Pattern
 By Sara sach
Please add this Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - I
Yarn Needle
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) –
Pink C1 – 3 oz.
Purple C2 – 3 oz.
Yellow C3 – 3 oz.
Brown C4 – 3 oz.
Green C5 – 3 oz.

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Triple Crochet (tr)

Size:
Flowers both are 4.5 inches across
Piece is 36 inches long – completely adjustable

This pattern has 4 components:
1. Sunflower

2. Loopy Flower
3. Daisy Chain with Curls
 4. Leaf Chain with Curl

Sunflower Scarf:
Sunflower

R: 1 - With C4 – ch4 (counts as 1st dc) 
5dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, join to top of ch3
With slst to form a circle (6dc)
R: 2 – ch3, 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 2 dc in each dc around, join, (12dc)
R: 3 – Change to C3, Working in the Front loops only,
*ch 3, 2dc in the next dc, ch3, 1sc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * 11 more times for 12 petals, ch3, join to top of ch 3
R: 4 – Working in the back loops of R: 2, With C3,
*ch 4, 2tr in the next dc, ch4, 1sc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * 11 more times for 12 petals, ch4, join to top of ch 4
Tie off and weave in your ends.

 Yellow Daisy Chain with curls:
Note: From 1st ch to petal is 5 inches, 

Chain Pattern: With C3
Ch 13, dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 3 dc, ch2, sl st in the same ch,
 (1st petal made)
Continue to work in the same ch, *ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st *
 Repeat From * to * 2 more times, 
For a total of 4 petals made.
 Ch 13 after the 4th petal, and repeat until desired length.


Curls: Make 2 with C3
Ch 30, turn, 3 dc in each ch, across, tie off leaving about
 an 8 inch tail to attach it to the end of the daisy chain.  
Attach 1 curl to each end.

Brown Daisy Chain with curls – With C4, Same as 
Yellow daisy chain with curls

Green Leaf Chain -
Note: From 1st ch to leaf is 5 inches, 
With C5 , *Ch20. Turn, 1tr, in the next 2chs, 
1 dc in the next 2chs, 1 sc in the next 2 chs, slst in the next ch, turn
Slst, 2sc, 2 dc, 2tr, join with a sl st to the top of ch, (1st leaf made)*

Repeat From * to * 8 times, tie off, weave in your end.

Make 1 curl with C5 and attach to end.

Place the 3 scarf pieces together, and attach the sun flower in the center.
Sew in place with needle and matching yarn.

Loopy Flower Scarf:

Large Loopy Flower -
R: 1 - With C1, ch 4, form a ring, 10sc in the ring, join with a slst,
*ch 10, sl st in the FRONT LOOP of the next st*,
Repeat From * to * 9 times for 10 petals.

R: 2 -Change to C2, working in the BACK LOOPS of R: 1,
*1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next sc*, Repeat From * to *, 
join with a sl st,

*ch 10, sl st in the FRONT LOOP of the next st*,
Repeat From * to * 11 times for 15 petals.

R: 3 - Change to C1, working in the BACK LOOPS of R: 2,
*1 sc in the next 2sts, 2 sc in the next sc*, Repeat From * to *, 
join with a sl st,

*ch 10, sl st in the FRONT LOOP of the next st*,
Repeat From * to * 19 times for 20 petals

R: 4 - Change to C2, working in the BACK LOOPS of R: 3,
*1 sc in the next 3sts, 2 sc in the next sc*, Repeat From * to *, 
join with a sl st,

*ch 10, sl st in the FRONT LOOP of the next st*,
Repeat From * to * 24 times for 25 petals.


Purple Daily Chain with curls – With C1 -
same done on Sunflower scarf

Pink Daisy chain with curls – With C2 – 
Same as done on Sunflower scarf

 Place the 2 scarf pieces together, 
and attach the flower in the center.
Sew in place with needle and matching yarn.

What colors will your 
Flowers of Fun Summer Scarf Be?

An Ad Free instant Download PDF file
 is available in my 
Crafst shop For $1.50 at this link:

Friday, March 11, 2016

A Spring Bunny Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


I have had a lot of questions 
about the cute little bunny I have in this picture.
It is not my Pattern it is 
It is a free pattern and really fun to make.
The sweet little bunny is the perfect addition to any 
Easter basket or Spring decoration.
And a great size for little hands to hold and snuggle.

The Carrot is the 
Carrot Pouch Crochet Pattern
You can stuff it with fiberfill or candy.
You can find it at this link:

The Chunky Basket can be found at this Link:
The 3 pieces together are a really fun play set.
 Together they make a fun gift or
 decoration for Easter and Spring.
 The bunny fits perfectly inside the basket!
Happy Spring!
and
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Basic Chihuahua and Small Dogs Beanie Hat | Posh Pooch Designs

We have re-tested, re-edited and up dated our
Beanie For Small Dogs Crochet Pattern.
 Fits 2 -15 lb dogs.

This pattern has been recently updated
 with better pics and better explanations.
This is a complete picture tutorial, 
with step by step instructions for how to
 make your dog a beanie hat.
There are pictures and instructions 
on how to measure your dog and adjust 

the pattern to fit them.
Dog Hat Crochet Pattern is designed 
for small dogs like Chihuahuas, Yorkies,
 terriers and more.
 And has comfy ear holes and worked in ties.
Great for making team color Hats.
You can make it striped,

Or Make it A solid Color.
You can add a pompom, bow or flower.
The possibilities of colors 
and styles are endless.
And Cat's Like them too!

You can find this Crochet Pattern
in my Shops at:
Ravery Shop 
Etsy shop
Craftsy Shop
This one was made without the ties.

If you are looking for 
a Medium or Large size Dog Beanie Pattern.
We have those too!

 You can find those in my
 Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy Shops, also.

I think Every Pooch needs a cute hat!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Colorado Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

 The Colorado Bunny Beanie Hat is our newest release in our

I received an email asking me if I had a
  Colorado Easter Bunny Hat 
Crochet pattern.
 So I thought, "I better design one".
This is what I came up with.
It can be an Easter bunny or 
a Spring Bunny or 
any A bunny wearing your 
School or team colors hat!

Colorado Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Please add this crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy to moderate

Materials:
Hook: I
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4)
3 oz. Blue – C1,
3 oz. Beige - C2
2 oz. Pink – C3
2 oz. White – C4
2 oz. Red – C5
3 oz.  Yellow – C6
Black – Small Amount for eyes
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 C2, 1 hdc in each dc (42hdc)
R: 10 – R: 11 - Repeat R: 9
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 C2, 1hdc in each dc (50hdc)
R: 11-R: 13 –Repeat R: 10
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 C2, 1hdc in each dc (60hdc)
R: 12 – R: 14 – Repeat R: 11
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.


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.

Bunny Ears: Make 1 pink and 1 beige
R: 1 – Ch37, 2 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 dc in the next 34 chs.
 2 dc in the last ch,
(38dc)
Turn working down the opposite side of the ch,
2 dc in the 1st ch, 1 dc in the next 34 chs, 2 dc in the last ch, join. (38dc)
(38 + 38 = 76dc)

R: 2 – ch3, 1 dc in each dc around, join (76dc)

Place the pink piece on top of the beige part,
And sc evenly around the 2 pieces, sewing them together.

With an 18 inch of beige yarn pinch the center of the ears, forming 2 ears.
Sew onto the top of the hat with pink yarn.




Nose:
R: 1 - With Pink yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
join in a circle. (6sc)

R: 2 – Change to Beige yarn, ch1, 2 sc in next 4 sc, TURN, (8sc)

R: 3 – ch1, *1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc,
* Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
Turn, (12sc)

R: 4 - ch1, *1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc,
* Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
Tie off leaving an 18 inch tail of yarn. (16sc)

Place on the front of the hat and sew in place.

Whiskers:
 With White yarn, stitch 3 whiskers on each side of the nose, 
as shown in the picture above.

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.

 Pom Pom
With white 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 between the ears,
With the two long strands of white yarn.

A Ad Free Instant Download PDF file 
is available for $1.50 in my Craftshop 
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You can also find more of our 
Colorful Colorado Designs in our Craftsy shop.
Or you can Order a Custom made 
Colorful Colorado Design
From my Etsy Shop