Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Live Video Chat - When do I ch 3 --- Before or After the Turn? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat with Sara of
Today we are discussing,

"When Do I ch 3, Before or after
 the turn.
and 
Do I join and ch 3 before are
 after the color change?"



See The Live Video on my Youtube Channel HERE


See a Video Demonstration here.


Lets Start with Crocheting in the Round.
When you crochet in round, 
where you join the rounds with a slip stitch, you ch 3 
and it usually counts as the 1st double crochet 
for the next round.
Yes, you join with a slip stitch and ch 3  

-- But what if you are changing colors on the next round?



If you are changing colors on the next round, 
Join with a slip stitch, 
then change colors, and Ch3 after the color change.
This Way you will have a neat and tidy color change.



Now to answer the 2nd part of the Question -
"Do I turn and Change 3, or do I ch3 and Turn?"



Both are correct.
"turn and Ch3" and "Ch3 and turn"
 are actually the very same technique. Just worded differently.
 The Designer of the pattern may have a reason for the wording order, depending on what you did before or after the turn.

The only difference is, 
if you are changing colors for the next row.
You will change colors before you ch 3.
That way the 1st dc will be the same color as the row. 
Because again, the 1st ch 3, usually, 
counts as the 1st Double Crochet.
But when in doubt check with the pattern designer
just to be sure.

This is the same if you are stitching
sc, dc, hdc, Tr, etc. in rows.

What is New This Week at Posh Pooch Designs
2 sizes - Youth and Adult


I Love My Dog Ornament Crochet Pattern and Video
Coming Soon!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday Sales Event 2016 | Posh Pooch Designs

Black Friday Sales Event 2016!

Black Friday - Cyber Monday
November 25th - 28th

Posh Pooch Designs 
Black Friday Sale!
Use Code - FRENZY
75% off 
ALL my Patterns in my
Ravelry shop.

Please, Enter the code correctly - there will be no refunds or exchanges.


And While you are there,
 take a peek at all my Free Patterns.
Like My New Free Pattern Release
Elf Hat Crochet Pattern

Some Other Crochet Designer's 
Black Friday Sales!

Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations
at this LINK


Snappy Tots Black Friday Frenzy Sale
a Big SALE!
Many Crochet and Craft Designers have come together for HUGE Black Friday Sale!
At This LINK 
See all the participating Designers at this 
Link


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Elf Hat Crochet Pattern for Youth and Adult | Posh Pooch Designs



 Quote From the Movie, ELF
“We elves try to stick to the four 
main food groups: candy, 
candy canes, 
candy corns and syrup.” 





Video Tutorial onmy Youtube Channel
 at this LINK

This Hat is really easy and fast to stitch up.
 I made it to resemble 
the Hat ELF wore in the movie, 
but you can make the hat in
 whatever colors  you like.

The Hat is stitched in double strands of Yarn
 so it is thick and chunky.
And makes a great photo prop for Christmas
 and holiday pictures.

Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – N
Yarn- Worsted weight (4) (3 oz.)
            Red Heart Super Saver- Spring Green – C1, yellow – C2, Red – C3
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Change (chg)

Size: Approximate Sizes
Youth – 18-19 / Adult – 20-22 inches

Notes:
Hat is worked using 2 strands at all times.
Ch 3 at beginning of Rounds counts as 1st Double Crochet.
Rounds are joined with a slip Stitch.

R: 1 –With C1, ch 4, 5 dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
Join in a circle, ch 3. (6dc)

R: 2 – Ch3 counts as 1st dc,1 dc in the same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next dc,
2 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next 2 dc, joih, ch 3. (10 dc)

R: 3 – Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
2 dc in each st around, join, ch 3 (20dc)

R: 4 - Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st* Repeat From * to * around,
 Join, ch 3 (30dc)

R: 5 - Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 Join, ch 3 (40dc)

Skip to R: 7 For Youth size.

R: 6 - Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 Join, ch 3 (50dc)

R : 7 – 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (50dc)

R : 8 – Repeat R: 7

Skip to R:10 For Youth Size.

R: 9 – Repeat R: 7

R: 10 – Chg to C2, Repeat R: 7

R: 11 – Repeat R : 7

R: 12 – Chg to C1, Repeat R : 7

R: 13 – *1 dc in the 1st st, 1 fpdc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3 (50 sts)

R : 14  - Repeat R : 13, tie off and weave in your ends.

Leaf –
With C3, Ch 10, 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 dc in the next 2 chs,
1 hdc in the next 3 chs, 1 sc in the next 3 chs,
 turn working down the opposite side of the ch,
1 sc in the next 3 chs, 1 hdc in the next 3 chs, 1 dc in the last 3 chs,
tie off leaving a 18 inch tail of yarn for swing onto hat.
Place leaf on the hat at the top of the yellow stripe and sew in place.



"I like Smiling, 
Smiling is my Favorite!"


Make one for your pooch, too!

Make one for you, and you can be the
Elf on the Shelf.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Live Video Chat - Special Guest Elisabeth of Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Today's Live Video Chat - 
on my Facebook Page- Posh Pooch Designs
Special Guest Elisabeth of 
Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations!
We had so much fun!
After Technical difficulties it all worked out.
Answering a few Questions:
Do I have to use the Hook the Yarn suggests?
Do I have to use the hook the Pattern suggests?
Dog I have to use the yarn the Pattern suggests?


Live Video Chat on my Youtube Channel 
at this Link


What We Talked About:
 Our Black Friday Sales!
Daily Deals - $1.50

new Patterns and Videos:
Jingle Dog Collars
Crochet Pattern and Video

Random Christmas Cowl
Crochet Pattern and Video

Bobble Christmas Garland
Crochet Pattern and Video

Mini Christmas Stockings
Crochet Pattern and Video

Thanks For Popping By!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Live Video - The Purpose of Foundation Single Crochet | Posh Pooch Designs

This Weeks Question that we are going to discuss
  in Our Live Video Chat is,
"What is a Foundation Single Crochet and what is it's purpose?"

We are also talking about Our Christmas Event 2016
New Videos!  New Patterns!  Daily Deals!
See The Live Video Chat on my Youtube Channel
at this LINK

The Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) is a crochet technique
 where you stitch the Chain and Single Crochet 
together.

See a Short Demonstration on this Video on my 
Youtube Channel at this LINK

So why use the FSC technique.
First off it is a great way to crochet a narrow  
stretchy or elastic band or edge. This is great for hats, 
cowls, bands or any edge you want or have a stretch.

The FSC technique is a great way to crochet a cord or  drawstring. 
It will be a sturdy and stretchy cord.

This technique can be used with any yarn fiber, as well.
It can give a yarn like cotton that is not stretchy, 
have a stretchy edge or trim.

What is new This Week at

New Crochet Pattern Release




Friday, November 11, 2016

The Healing Wrap Shawl Crochet and Video | Posh Pooch Deisgns

The Healing Wrap Shawl is a light and lacy shawl, 
stitched in a shell stitch pattern. 
It measure about 60 inches long and 19 inches wide. 
It is a Wonderful shawl for wearing day, evening or night.
It will add a touch of elegance to any outfit.

You can wrap it around your shoulder to wear as shawl, 
or scrunch it up and wear it around your
 neck like a super scarf.

It is designed with Lion Brands Shawl in Ball Yarn. 
When I first started designing the shawl I 
was not sure I would like this yarn,
but after I got a few rows in, I totally changed my
 thoughts. It is the perfect yarn for this project.
I chose this particular color because it is the color For 
the Hypothyroid/ Hashimoto Awareness Ribbon.
and I love the color name: Healing Teal.



 See the Video  on my Youtube Channel 

Healing Wrap Shawl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball – 
             2 skeins / 12 ounces   Color - Healing Teal
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
 Skip (sk)
Space (sp)

Size: 60 X 19 inches

Notes:
Ch3 at the beginning of round counts as a Double Crochet.

Pattern:
R: 1 – Ch 52, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook (counts as 1st dc)
 1 dc in each ch across, Turn, ch 3 (50dc)

R: 1 – 1 dc in next dc, sk 2 dc,
*2dc, ch1, 2dc in the next dc, ch1, sk 2 dc*, 
Repeat From * to * across row,
1 dc in the last 2 dc, Turn, Ch 3 (2 dc, 14 shells, 2 dc)

R: 4 – 1 dc in the next  dc,
* 2 dc, ch1, 2 dc in the ch1 space in the next shell, ch 1 *
Repeat From * to * across Row, 1 dc in the last 2 dc, turn, ch 3
(2 dc, 14 shells, 2 dc)

R: 5 – R: 80 – Repeat R: 4

R: 81 - 1 dc in the next  dc,
* 2 dc, ch1, 2 dc in the ch1 space in the next shell, ch 1 *
Repeat From * to * across Row, Turn,
 Do not stitch in the last 2 dc,
(2 dc, 14 shells)

 R: 82 – 1 dc in the 1 st 3 dc of the 1st shell, ch1,
* 2 dc, ch1, 2 dc in the ch1 space in the next shell, ch 1 *
Repeat From * to * across Row, 1 dc in the last 2 dc, turn, ch 3
 (14 shells, 2dc)

R: 83 -1 dc in the next 2 dc,
* 2 dc, ch1, 2 dc in the ch1 space in the next shell, ch 1 *
Repeat From * to * across Row, Turn,
 Do not stitch in the last 2 dc,
(2 dc, 13 shells)

R: 84 - 1 dc in the 1 st 3 dc of the 1st shell, ch1,
* 2 dc, ch1, 2 dc in the ch1 space in the next shell, ch 1 *
Repeat From * to * across Row, 1 dc in the last 2 dc, turn, ch 3
 (13 shells, 2dc)

Continue to repeat R: 83 and R: 84 –

Alternating rows until you have decreased down to 
1 shell and 2dc, tie off and weave in your ends.

Alternate Option - Straight Edge - Do not do the Scalloped edge, Stitch the Shell st rows until desired length and tie, weave in your ends.


Thanks For stopping by my blog.
I hope you enjoy this crochet pattern.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sparkle Scrubby Christmas Ornaments Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Make These Sparkle Scrubby Ornaments
 for a gift, 
hang them on your tree 
or clean the dishes!
These Little Scrubbies measure about 4.5 to 5 inches 
and are super quick to whip up!
The Sparkle in the Scrubby give them a 
"Festive Holiday Feeling".
You may not even mind doing the dishes!
These Sparkle Scrubby Ornaments 
are great for hanging on the tree and Holiday decorating, as well as, washing the dishes and cleaning the sink and bath tub. They also make great gift tags and additions to any gift basket.



Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel at 

Sparkle Scrubby Christmas Ornaments Crochet Pattern
 by Sara Sach
Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H / 5.00mm
Yarn – Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle Yarn –
Strawberry - Red, Lemon - yellow, Avocado - Green
Yarn needle
Scissors

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip  stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Change (chg)
Space (sp)

Size: 4.5 X 5 inches

Notes:
Ornaments are worked using 2 strands of yarn.
Rounds are joined with slst.
Ch3 after the color changes of each round.
Yarn colors are changed at each round. You choose the colors.

Pattern:
R: 1 – Ornament - With 2 strands of Scrubby yarn,
Ch3, in the 2nd ch from the hook, 12 dc,
Join to 1st dc. (12 dc)

R: 2 – Chg color, ch3, 1 dc in the same dc as ch3,
* 2 dc in each dc around, join to top of ch 3.
(24dc)

R: 3 - Chg color, sl st in the sp between the 1st 2 dc, ch3, 1 dc in the same sp, ch1.
* dc, ch1,  dc in the space between the next 2 dc, ch 1*
Repeat From * to * around, join to top of ch 3.
(24dc, 12 ch1 sps)

R: 5 – Ornament topper - Chg to Yellow yarn - 1 sc in the next 5 sts, ch 1 turn. (5dc)

R: 6 – 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn. (5sc)

R: 7 – 1 sc in each sc, turn  and slst in the 1st 3sc, tie off weave in ends.

Tie a loop of yarn to the center for hanging on the tree
I Love how they turned out 
and I am planning on making a 
bunch more!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Live Video - Tips on Crocheting With More Than One Strand of Yarn | Posh Pooch Designs



On today's Live Video Chat we are discussing how to Crochet with more than one strand of yarn, 
and why you would want, or need to.


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

See a short demonstration on my Youtube channel
 at this LINK

 First Lets Discuss why you would want or need to.

1. If You want a chunky "look" but only have thin yarns on hand, you can crochet with 2 strands of yarn.
 This works just fine, I often use 2 strands of WW(4) to replace a Chunky (5).

2. If You want 2 colors of Yarn worked together - This is another great idea.
 Using 2 colors or even 3 for a fun colorful look.

3. If you  want a thick bulky rug or blanket.
Using 3 or 4 strands can give you a thick and sturdy rug or blanket. 
And if you use a Worsted weight, it is washable.

Note: if a pattern calls for bulky and you want to substitute 2 or 3 strands of yarn. 
You will want to Make a swatch to make sure it equals out.
Remember not all Worsted Weight yarn is created equal!

Okay, So how do I do Crochet holding 2 or
 more stands together.

 Basically you crochet the exact say way as 1 strand, 
only you are holding the strands together.

If you are using the same color and weight of yarn. and 2 strands of yarn,
You can pull from both ends of the skein, holding the 2 strands together.
Or you can ball up the skein into 2 balls, working 1 strand off each ball.

If you are using 3 strands, you will probably want to use 3 skeins or balls.

It depends on the project when technique I use.

I hope this answered you questions.
 If you have any questions you want answered,
 feel free to ask them.
 if I do not know the answer, 
I will try my best find one for you.

What's new This Week at 
Posh Pooch Designs

New Crochet Pattern Release -
The Healing Shawl Free Crochet Pattern and Video

New Crochet Pattern Release-
Sparkle Scrubby Ornaments Crochet Pattern and Video

Six Petal Flower  Crochet Pattern and Video