Monday, October 31, 2016

The Fuzzy Blanket Lovey Bear Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


I am loving the Bernat Blanket Yarns!
 They are soft and fuzzy, and very durable.
Some blanket and Fuzzy yarns are not very strong 
and break easily, Well, not this yarn.
I am loving all the new colors too.

New Crochet Pattern Release - 
The Fuzzy Blanket Lovey Bear
Crochet Pattern.
This Crochet Pattern has 2 options, 
You can use a pre-made Stuffed animal,
 like the puppy dog in the picture, 
or
You can make the Teddy bear and paws
 to sew onto the Lovey Blanket.
The Blanket is is soft and squishy 
and measures 22 X 22 inches.


See The Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK 

Fuzzy Blanket Bear Lovey Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – L/8 MM
Yarn: Super Bulky (6) 9 oz. (I used Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn – Pink Twist – 2.5 Skeins)
            Option1 – Bear - Light Brown for bear – Bernat Blanket yarn
            Option2 - Small  premade Stuffed Animal – about 6 inches tall
Big Yarn Needle

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

Size: 22 X 22 inches

Notes:
Ch 3 at beginning of rounds counts as a dc
Rounds are joined with a slst

R: 1 – Ch 12, join in a circle, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in the 1st ch,
*sk 2 chs, 2 dc, ch3, 2dc in the next ch*
Repeat From * to * 2 more rimes, join.
(4 groups of 2dc, ch3, 2dc = 4 corners)

R: 2 – Slst in the next dc, slst in the next ch3 sp, ch3, dc, ch3,
2 dc in the same ch3 sp (1st corner)
*Ch3, 3 dc in the next ch3 sp, ch3, 2dc, ch3, 2dc in the next ch3 sp (corner)*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join.
(4 corners and 4 groups of 2 dc)

R: 3 - Slst in the next dc, slst in the next ch3 sp, ch3, dc, ch3,
2 dc in the same ch3 sp (1st corner)
*Ch3, 3 dc in the next 2 ch3 sps, ch3, 2dc, ch3, 2dc in the next ch3 sp (corner)*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join.
(4 corners and 8 groups of 2 dc)

R: 4 - Slst in the next dc, slst in the next ch3 sp, ch3, dc, ch3,
2 dc in the same ch3 sp (1st corner)
*Ch3, 3 dc in the next 3 ch3 sps, ch3, 2dc, ch3, 2dc in the next ch3 sp (corner)*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join.
(4 corners and 12 groups of 2 dc)


R: 5 – R: 11 - Continue to repeat R: 4,
but adding an addition group of 2 dc on each side of the lovey square.

R: 11 will have 4 corners and 10 groups of 2dcs on each side)

R: 12 – Trim -Slst in the next dc, slst in the next ch3 sp, ch3, dc, ch3,
2 dc in the same ch3 sp (1st corner)
*Sc in the 2nd dc, 2 dc in the next ch 2 sp* Repeat Crochet 1st side of lovey.

**2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in the ch3 sp of the next corner, Sc in the 2nd dc,
2 dc in the next ch 2 sp**

 Repeat from ** to ** for the next 2 sides of the love, join, tie off.
Weave in your ends.

Option 1 - Pre- made Stuffed Animal -Tie a little yarn ribbon on the 
stuffed animal if desired and slip it up through the center of the lovey.

Option 2- Teddy Bear –
Head - R: 1 - Ch 2, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, place your st marker, (5sc)
R: 2 - 2 sc in each sc, (10 sc)
R: 3 - 1 sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in the next st, repeat around, (15sc)
R: 4 - 1 sc in each st around, (15 sc)
R: 5 - R: 7 – Repeat R: 4
R: 8 - Sc in the 1st 2 sts, sc2tg in the next st, repeat around, (10 sc)
R: 9 - Sc in the 1st st, sc2tg, Repeat around, (5sc)

Stuff the head, but not tightly, I like a soft huggable head.

Tie off leaving about a 12 inch tail, gather closed the head, and sew onto the blanket.

With Black yarn embroider the nose, eyes and face onto the bear face.

Ears – Make 2 -Ch 3, 5 sc in the 3nd ch from the hook, join in a circle,
tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn for sewing on head.

Paws - Ch11, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across,
ch 1, turn (10sc)
1 sc in each ch across, Fold in half and sc across the end,
stitching through both ends, tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn for sewing on blanket.

Sew the bear head and the paws onto the center of the blanket.

So Which style Lovey will you make?
I Love them both!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Live Video Chat - How To Join Granny Squares Together and Whats new at Posh Pooch Designs | Posh Pooch Designs

Today's Live Video Chat we will be talking about 
How to join Granny Squares together.
And What's is new this Week at Posh Pooch Designs



See the Live Video Chat on my Youtube channel at this LINK

To tell you the truth, there are literally 1,000s of ways to join granny squares.
I have 3 favorite ways, or methods,
 that work for different types of Granny Squares.
I have Given each method a name..
It is probably not the 
"Official Name", Just what I call them.

 See a Video demo of the 3 Method's of joining Granny Squares
on my Youtube Channel at this LINK


1. Sew Together Method
Place the Squares with front sides together.
With a needle threaded with yarn, whip stitch the
 squares together using the outside loops of the stitches.
Great For smaller projects and squares you want 
stitched closely together.

2. Crochet Together Method
Place the Squares with front sides together.
With your crochet hook, join yarn to the 1st corner, 
sc the squares together
using the outside loops of the stitches.
My favorite method for blankets and Throws.

3. Granny Square Method
Place your squares with the wrong sides together 
with the right sides facing out.
Join yarn to the ch 3 space of the 1st corner, ch 3, 2dc.
Stitch 3 dc in the 1st corner of the 2nd square.
place 3 dc in the each ch 3 space moving back and forth
 from one square to the other.
Place 3 dc in the each of the last 2 corners, tie off.
This methods is great for ponchos, wraps, scarves and tops.

What's new This Week at Posh Pooch Designs
Up Dated patterns, New Videos coming and 
New Pattern Release.







Thursday, October 20, 2016

Max's Dog Harness Crochet Pattern and Video | Posh Pooch Designs

Max's Dog Harness is the perfect little sweater harness
 for the chilly days.
It adds a little warmth, and also give your pet a 
 comforting feeling of getting a cuddle or hug, when they are feeling scared or anxious.

It has D Ring closures, not buttons, snaps or Velcro
 to get caught in their tummy fur. And the D rings make the vest portion adjustable.
This Easy Dog Harness is designed with Worsted Weight yarn (4) and can me crocheted in any colors you have on hand.
Cotton is an acceptable chose as well, but will not be as stretchy.

See the Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel at this LINK


Max's Dog Harness Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Hook - H
Yarn - Worsted Weight Yarn (4) - (1- 3 oz. depending on size)
2 D Rings, 1 inch
Tape measure
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single (sc)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Sizes: Note These Sizes are approximates.
 M (11-15 lb. dogs)
 S (8-10 lb. dogs)
XS (5-7 lb. dogs)
 XXS (2-4 lb. dogs)

Pattern Notes:
It is a Good idea to measure your dog's neck, tummy and use those measurements to

 adjust the pattern, as all dogs, even of same weight,  are not shaped the same.
Pattern is Written M, with (S, XS, XXS) in Parenthesis)
Ch1 at ends of rows does not count as a st, it is a turning ch.

R:  1 – We begin working from the belly band at the bottom of the harness, 
3 chs = 1 inch
Chain 61 (55, 49, 43) 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. 
 (60, 54, 48, 42 hdc)

R: 2 – R: 4 - 1 Hdc in each hdc across, ch 1, turn. (60, 54, 48, 42 hdc)

R: 5 – 1 Hdc in each hdc across, ch 12(11, 10. 9), turn. (60, 54, 48, 42 hdc + (12, 11, 10. 9), chs)

R: 6 – 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in the next 10. 9, 8, 7 chs, 1 hdc in each hdc across, Ch1, turn. (71, 65, 57, 50)

R: 7 – 1 hdc in each hdc across, ch 1 turn. (71, 65, 57, 50)

R: 8 – 1 sl st in the 1st 8 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 60, (54, 48, 42 hdc)
Ch1, turn

R: 9- 1 hdc in each hdc, turn. (60, 54, 48, 42 hdc)
(If you want a thicker belly band add rows here.)
R: 10 – Back section of Harness –
Sl St in the next 20 (18, 16, 14) hdc, 1 dc in the next 20 (18, 16, 14) hdc,
Leaving the last 20 (18, 16, 14) hdc unworked, ch 1 turn.

R: 11 – 1 dc in each dc, ch1 turn. 20 (18, 16, 14) dc

R: 12 – R: 16(15, 14, 13) – Repeat R: 11

R: 17 - Neck Band – After last Row according to your size – R: 16(15, 14, 13)
Ch 16(14, 12, 10) Attach ch to the opposite side of the back section with a slst,
 to form the neckband. 1 sc in each dc, and in each ch, join, ch 1.

R: 18 – 1 sc in each sc, join, ch1

(If you want a thicker neck band, add rows here.)

R: 19 – 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off, weave in your ends.
Harness Trim: sc evenly around all the edges of the harness for a neat and tidy appearance.

D- Rings: Sew on the D Rings to the center of the bellyband, lining up with the tab.
Bow:
R: 1- Ch 11, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each cha cross, ch1 turn (10 sc)
R: 2 - 10 sc, ch1, turn (10sc)
R: 3 & 4 - Repeat R: 2

Tie off, and weave in the ends of yarn.  Cut a 10 inch piece of matching yarn,
wrap it around the center of the bow and tie very snuggly.
Attach to the harness neck.



You can download an Adfree PDF File of this Crochet Pattern in my 
Craftsy Shop for $1.50 at this Link: Max's Dog Harness Crochet Pattern

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Live Video - Why do I sometimes use a Foundation Double Crochet | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat with Sara Of Posh Pooch Designs.
Today I am going to answer the questions,
"Why do I sometimes use a Foundation Double Crochet and Sometimes  use the Traditional Double Crochet in my patterns, and
are they interchangeable?"

















See the Live Video Chat on my Youtube Channel at this LINK



See the Video Demo on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Foundation Double Crochet - Stitching the chain and the double crochet in one stitch, for as many as indicated by a pattern.
Great for edges when you have a bunch of chains to make or a stretchy edge. Example - cowls, ponchos, or hat edges.

Traditional Double Crochet - Chaining a number of chains as indicated by a pattern, then stitch a row of Double Crochets in those chains.
Perfect for when you want a set edge, that does not require very much stretch. 
Like a purse, scarf , blanket or rug.

Are They Interchangable
The bottom line is that both styles are pretty much interchangeable.
It is really up to you which technique you prefer.
And the end result of the project.
If you are following a pattern and not sure, you can always contact the pattern designer.

This weeks New Crochet Patterns and Videos



New Pattern Release -


Thanks For Stopping by my Blog!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Beginner Crochet Pattern Round up - Learning the Art Of Crochet | Posh Pooch Designs

Crochet is an Art.
 It is an Art I love.
And I want everyone to learn how to crochet.
It can be learned and loved by any age,
 from the young to old.
It is fun, creative and relaxing.
It is a art that is always changing and growing, with new types, textures and thicknesses of yarns being created, 
almost constantly.

I want everyone to love it like I do!

I have put together List of 
Beginner Crochet Patterns to get you started.
I have put this list together with kids in mind, but these are fun projects for all ages.

Just Click the Name of the Pattern below, 
it is the link to the pattern.

1. Doll Scarf
by Erica Dietz

2. A Bracelet For Ayden
By Posh Pooch Designs

3. Dainty Tieback Headband
By Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

4. Simple Beaded Necklace
by Posh Pooch Designs

5. Mini Bag Keychain
By Posh Pooch Designs

6. Tag It Crochet Pattern
By Moogly

7. Easy Chain Scarf
by Naztazia

8. Child's Clutch Purse

9. Beaded Bookmark
by Jennifer Eddy

10. Rainbow Child's Scarflet
By Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations


"Crochet is Fun!
Crochet is Art!
Crochet is Creative!
Crochet is Calm!
Crochet is Happy!
Crochet is Life!"
Author unknown
Crochet is my Happy Place!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall Into Winter Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs




New Crochet Pattern Release
Thick and Warm, Fast and chunky,
Fall Into Winter Chunky Cowl


It is 70 inches long and 10 inches wide. 
Soft, chunky and comfy to wear.
This Cowl also stitches up really fast because
  it is stitched with a big hook and chunky yarns.



See the Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel

 at this LINK

Fall Into Winter Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – N 9.00M
Yarn – Bulky (6) about 10 0z. of each color
                              3 skeins Lion Brand/Hometown USA – El Paso Autumn (C1)
                              3 skeins Softee Chunky Bernate – Rust (C2)
3 Buttons – 1.5 inch – I used Wooden Buttons
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Foundation Double Crochet (FDDC)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Change (chg)
Space (sp)

Size: 10 inches wide by 70 inches long

Notes:
Ch3 counts a dc at beginning of rows.
When changing colors, ch3 after the color change.

R: 1 – With C2, 150 FDDC, Turn
 (150 FDDC – The amount of sts will remain the same throughout the project,
Unless otherwise indicated.)

R: 1 - Option 2 - Ch 151, 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across, turn

R: 2 - Change to C1, ch3, 1 dc in the next dc,
*Ch1, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc* Repeat From * to * across,
1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn.

R: 3 – Ch3, 1 dc in the next 2 dc,
*ch1, sk ch1 sp, 1 dc in the next 2 dc* Repeat From * to * across,
1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn.

R: 4 – Chg to C2, ch3, 1 dc in each dc and ch1 sp across, turn.

R: 5 – ch3, 1 dc in each dc across, turn

R: 6 – Repeat R: 2

R: 7: - Repeat R: 3

R: 8 – Repeat R: 4

R: 9 – Repeat R: 5

R: 10 – Repeat R: 2

R: 11 – Repeat R: 3

R: 12 – Repeat R: 4, then turn to the end of your work. St 20 dc evenly across, turn, Ch3

R: 13 – 1 dc in each dc, turn, ch 3

R: 14 – Repeat R: 13. Tie off and weave in your end.

R: 15 - Attach C1, to the opposite end of the cowl. Dc evenly across, ch 3 turn

R: 16 – 1 dc in each dc across, turn, ch3

R: 17 – Repeat R: 16, tie off, weave in your ends.

Place the ends of the cowl together, layering one end over the other.
Sew on the 3 Buttons, going through both layers of the cowl.
With matching yarn and needle tack the corners down if needed.
I am now ready to move From 
Fall Into Winter,
 Are you?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Live Video - How to Weave in Your Ends On Amigurumi Dolls and Stuffies | Posh Pooch Designs

One of the Questions I received this week is, 
"How do I hide my knots and weave in the ends on
Amigurumi dolls and Stuffies?'
This is a very good Question and there are a
 few different ways to do this.
Because Stuffies have pieces that need to be sewn
 together and sewn on, so there are lots
 of  ends to tidy up.



See the Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Here are a few techniques I use 
I am sure there are other techniques, 
but I have found these  work best for me.

1. Always, always, always weave in the ends with a needle.
This is very important.  I have tried just using the hook, 
or stitching over, which works for some projects,
 but for Amigurumi dolls, it will not stay if you do
 not use a needle. 

2. I hide your knots behind the pieces-
When I am sewing the pieces together, 
I hide the knot behind or between them.

3. I weave the yarn to the back - 
When I am sewing on small pieces, like eyes, ears or bows.
I pull the yarn to the back of the, and 
weave the needle back and forth, till I am out of yarn.

This Weeks Videos and New Patterns - 
Click the name, it is the link for the Free pattern.


A Bracelet For Ayden - A Beginner Crochet Pattern




New Crochet Pattern Release


A Bracelet For Ayden, a Beginner Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I talked with my Daughter yesterday.

She said my grand son has been chaining and
 wanting to learn to crochet. 
He will be nine  this next January and is very smart 
and also very creative.

I thought it would be fun to design a crochet pattern that he could learn to crochet, and make something fun to wear.
It is a perfect  beginner crochet pattern for any age beginner.
And A great pattern to practise chaining and slip stitching. 


See the Video Tutorial on my Youtube channel 
at this LINK

A Bracelet For Ayden Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry favorites

Skill: Beginner

Materials: 
Crochet Hook  - I
Yarn - Worsted weight (4) or Cotton Yarn - About 4 yards
1 Button  - 1/2 inch
Yarn Needle
Tape measure

Stitches: 
Chain(ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (slst)

Size  - 3 ch per inch, + 5
Pattern is Written for a 6 inch wrist (3 x 6 =18) + 5 = 23 chs)
For a Child.

R: 1 - ch 23, Turn

R: 2 - 1 slst in the 5 ch from the hook, to form the button loop.

1 slst in each ch across, tie off, leaving a 6 inch tail of yarn for sewing on button.

Sew on your button, push it through the button loop, and wear your bracelet.
I am planning some more beginner projects and
 patterns, so please check back often.