Monday, July 31, 2017

Sprinkle Donut Coasters Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


I had so much fun Making the Sprinkle Donut Pillows that I 
decided I needed to make a few Donut Coasters
 to go with them.

These Donut Coasters are a great way to use up left over yarns, and make something super fun!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Sprinkle Donut Coasters Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
 Crochet hook – H/ 5MM
Yarn – Cotton Yarn – 3 colors - Peaches and Cream or I Love This Cotton
             (Worsted Weight Yarn (4) also works great)
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (ch)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Slip Stitch (slst stitch)
 Change to (chgto)

Size: 4 ½ inches

Pattern Notes:
 Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
Rounds are joined with a Slip Stitch

R: 1 – Donut - With Donut color, Ch 8, join in a circle, 10 sc in the circle, join to 1st sc, (10sc)

R: 2 – Ch1, 2 sc in each sc around, join, (20 sc)

R: 3 – Chgto Frosting Color - ch1, *2 hdc in the 1st sc, 1 hdc in the next sc*
Repeat From * to * around, join to 1st hdc. (30hdc)

R: 4 - ch1, *2 hdc in the 1st 2 sc, 1 hdc in the next hdc*
Repeat From * to * around, join to 1st hdc. (40hdc)

R: 5 – Chgto Donut color - ch1, *2 sc in the 1st  hdc, 1 sc in the next 3 hdc*
Repeat From * to * around, join to 1st hdc and tie off, weave in your ends. (50sc)

Sprinkles - Thread on to your needle, about a 12 inch piece of yarn.
Sew little random straight stitches on the frosting portion of the coaster.

Add as many or as little as you like.
I Just Love Them!
And The Yellow one looks like a Pizza!
Sprinkle Donut Pillow
Free Crochet Pattern - LINK


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Live With Sara and Keeping It Real" / Posh Pooch Designs



"Live With Sara"
 of
Today's Live Video is all about "Keeping It Real".
I am Feeling better and so Glad to be back... I have a ways to go... And ready for the Challenge.
I will explain a little of my last 2 weeks journey, 
surgeries and the future... but NOT too much..
 That would be a drag! 

Also, I was asked this question recently,
And we will be discussing

"What Are Some Tips For Crochet Beginners?"
I have put together 6 tips or suggestions for beginners.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK

1. Learn To Read a Written Crochet Pattern - Do not depend on videos or pictures. Videos and pictures are to help you. But You will miss out on a lot of wonderful patterns and techniques if you do not learn pattern reading basics. And if you do not know a stitch...Google is your Friend!
2. Remember, American terms are not the same a European terms. Check the pattern before starting, and ask the designer of the pattern, if it is not clearly stated. Abbreviations, terms and 
even stitches can be different.

3. Do not crochet above your skill level - If you are just beginning do try to stitch up a pattern is that is too hard. Search Beginner patterns on Ravelry or Pinterest. You will only get frustrated and want to give up. Once you have mastered a stitch or technique, you can move up to the next level.

4. Do not expect perfection - Yes we want our pieces to be perfect, but Crochet is an art, and some of the missteps or imperfections can be really beautiful!
5. Slow and Steady - Practice, practice, practice - You will need to practice, make swatches, lots of taking out and trying.
Again, Crochet is an art, an ever growing art. The more you practice the better you will become.

6. Learn To Measure as you Go -Your tape measure is one of the most important tools in your crochet bag - Learn to measure as you go, and measure everything. It will save you frustration and time. 

What is New This Week at Posh Pooch Designs
Sprinkle Donut Crochet A Long!  That's What!
For details and Supply List
click HERE

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sprinkle Donut Pillow Crochet A Long | Posh Pooch Designs


Sprinkle Donut Pillow Crochet A Long!
Come join the fun!
This Crochet Pattern is a really easy Pattern.
 And Fun to Make, and Stitches up fast!
























The pillow measures about 16 inches across, so it's a nice size.
The Crochet Pattern uses basic stitches that beginners can do, 
as well as, the expert crocheter.
And by switching out different yarn textures, colors and
 weights, you will get many different looks and Styles!

The Crochet A Long will begin Monday, July 24, 
When the supply list is given.
Step 1 and 2 will be filmed on July 26th and 27th.
and end on July  28th, With Step 3 - finishing, up and decorating.
Although, if you can not wait - the whole written Pattern is
 here on the blog below.

1. Donut  - Worsted Weight (5) Bernat Chunky Softee – beige         C2 Deborah Norville –Serenity Sprinkle Chunky-  C1
2. Donut 2 strands of Worsted Weight (4) Super Saver Yarn-        Pink, Beige, white for sprinkles
3. Donut - 2 strands of Worsted Weight (4) I Love This Yarn            from  Hobby  Lobby,bright fleck, Beige



See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK
We Will Do the Pillow in 4 Steps
 The Supply List - Choosing your Yarns and gathering your supplies.

There are many choices for yarn - 
pick what ever colors you like.
 You can use any Chunky (5) 1 strand or
 Worsted Weight (4) 2 strands
You will need 2 colors - 1 for the donut and 1 for the frosting.
If you are adding Sprinkles, a 3rd color will be needed.

Sprinkle Donut Pillow Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – N/ 9.00MM
Yarn: Worsted Weight (5) Bernat Chunky Softee – beige C2
                                         Deborah Norville –Serenity Sprinkle Chunky-  C1
                      OR - 2 strands of Worsted weight (4 ) 3.5 oz of 2 colors

Yarn Needle - Large Eyed
Poly Fiber Fill  (6 to 8 oz.)

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Double Crochet (dc)
Change To (chgto)

Size: About 16 inches across


See The Video For Step 1 on my Youtube Channel at this LINK
Step 1. Top  - July 26th

See The Video For Step 2  on my
Youtube Channel At This LINK



 Pattern Notes:
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet
Each Round is joined with a Slip Stitch
For Yarn Option 1 - Chunk(5) project is stitched using 1 strand of yarn.
For Yarn Option 2- Project is stitched holding 2 strands of yarn together.

Donut Top
R: 1 – With C2,
Ch 4, 9 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 join with a sl st to the 1st sc to form a circle.
Ch 3. (10dc)

R: 2 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 2 sc in each sc around. join, ch3(20 dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next st, *2 dc in the next st, 
1 dc in the next st*,
Repeat from *to* around, join, ch3 (30 dc)

R: 4 – Chg to C1,1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 
1 dc in the next 2sts*, Repeat from *to* around, join, ch3 (42 dc)

R: 5 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, *2 dc in the next st,
1 dc in the next 3 sts*, Repeat from *to* around, join, ch3 (53 dc)

R: 6 –1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 4 sts, 
*2 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts*, Repeat from *to* around, join,
 ch3. (66 dc)

R: 7 -,1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, 
*2 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 5 sts*, Repeat from *to* around, 
join, ch3 (77dc)

R: 8 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 
1 dc in the next 6 sts, Repeat from *to* around, join, ch3 (89 dc)
Tie off Weave in your ends.

R: 9 – Chg to C2, 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (89dc)

R: 10 – Repeat R: 9, tie off. (89dc)





 Step 2. Bottom  - July 27th
See The Video For Step 3 At This LINK


Bottom of Donut – Repeat R: 1 – R: 10 only using C2


Step 3. Stuffing, Closing and Decorating - 
July 28th
Place The Front on top of the bottom and slst closed, leaving a small opening in stuffing.
Stuff Donut and close opening.



Thread needle with about 24 inches of yarn, using 2 strands. Cinch the center of the donut from back to front a few times. Pull in snuggly and tie s knot. 
You can put a small amount of fray check, or fabric glue on the knot if desired.

Decorate - Stitch sprinkles, polka dots or stripes, add ribbons, buttons or a face. 
Decorate in any way you like!
Small pillow - 10 inches Stitched with 1 strand of WW(4) and a I /5.50 MM Crochet hook.
Big Pillow Stitched with 2 strands of WW (4) and n N/ 9MM
Both Stitched with the same pattern.
5. Post pic to the group!
PPD Puppy Love Crochet - 
If you are not in the group. Just ask  to join.
 I keep it closed to keep out the spam and yuck!

I will also post a pic on my facebook page, 
where you can load a pic.  Posh Pooch Designs
I am looking forward to seeing all your donut pics!
Grab your supplies and 
we will get started!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Live Video - What Happens when you Pick up and Hook and Yarn? | Posh Pooch Designs

"Live With Sara"
Live Video Chat our the Facebook Page at

Today I want to say Thank You to all 
my Fans, Followers and Friends.
We Love you!

 "I love What I do, and Because
 you love what I do,
 I get to do what I love!

See The Video on Youtube
 at this LINK


let's Have a little Fun!

What Happens when you pick up a Hook and Yarn?

1. You become a Crocheter - The moment 
you pick up a Hook and Yarn you become a Crocheter, 
Whether you are a beginner or expert.
It is now a part of who you are!

2. You become an Artist -
Mixing colors,  textures and  yarn weights creating 
wonderful fiber masterpieces.

3. You become a Magician -
You take a stick and yarn, Mumble to your self.
and magically turn it into a something amazing, 
and no one knows how you did it.

4. You also become a Member in a 
world Wide group of Crocheters. 
We speak our own language of Wips, Skips and Chains.
We understand each other's love of yarn,hooks, 
and patterns. And we don't judge.

5. Lastly, you become a Collector,
Or Some would say a Hoarder -- 
How many Crochet Hooks do you own?
How much yarn to you own?
How many Patterns do you have saved or printed?
Yeah, I am not telling either!


New Yarns 
Lion Brand
Mandala Yarn Cakes






Caron
Baby Cakes and Cotton Cakes 
















New Crochet Patterns and Videos

July Ruby Square

Free Photo Tutorial and Video - LINK

Tuxedo Dog Bib
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Lacy Dog Bib For The Girls
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Easy Front Post Cowl
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Polymer Clay Awareness Ribbons - 
Blog and Video - LINK


Monday, July 10, 2017

How To Make Polymer Clay Awareness Ribbons | Posh Pooch Designs

I was asked if I had a video on how to make 
Polymer Clay Awareness Ribbons.
I made a pendant video, but not one especially
 for the ribbons. So, I made one today!
I wanted to keep it simple, but also pretty.
 So this is what I came up with.
I show you 2 Styles. A Ribbon on a pendant, 
as well as, the basic Ribbon.
Here is a Chart Of Some of the Awareness Ribbon colors.
If you do not see the ribbon color you need, try Googling it.
 There are a lot more than what are on this chart.
This one is Purple "Against Animal Abuse".
So I put it on the Dog Bone Pendant.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK


What You Need:
Polymer Clay - Your choice of 1 or more colors
Rolling Pin
Small Cookie cutters - I used a heart and a butterfly
A Pointed tool For making holes - tooth pic will work
12 MM Round Jump Rings
Parchment Paper - Line pan and work surface

Optional Supplies:
Gems
E6000 Glue
Tooth picks
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Polish
 - Clear or Glitter

You will need pre-heart your oven to 275 degrees.
 Bake your pieces for 15 minutes. 


What You need to make a Yarn Chain:
Crochet Hook - G 4.25 mm
Yarn Weight 3 or 4 - small amount

Form a Slip knot and Chain  40 or more chains. 
It needs to be long enough to slip over your head.

Cut yarn, tie off. Place the ends together and tie a knot.
Place Pendant on the chain as shown in the video.
Other things to use for the necklace - ribbon, lace, 
leather, string, or jute.

I really enjoyed making these and love how they turned out.
This is a great project for fund raisers, craft sales
 and group activities.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Easy Front Post Cowl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

This is a great crochet pattern for practicing 
Foundation Double Crochet  and Front Post Stitches.
This Cowl works up really fast, and once you learn
 the stitches, it is really easy.
Easily adjusted to any size - 
make it as long or wide as you want!
The Yarn I used is Red Heart Super Saver
Neon Stripes.
It only takes 1 skein, 5 0z. to make this Cowl
You can see all the colors of yarn HERE
This yarn is so bright and colorful. I love the black stripes
 running throughout the yarn. It makes all the colors pop!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK



Easy Front Post Cowl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy to Moderate

Materials:
Crochet hook – I/ 5.50MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) 5 oz.
           I used Red Heart Super Saver Neon Stripes (1 skein)
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Slip Stitch (slst)
Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)
Half Double Crochet (HDC)
Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)

Size:  24 inches around X 8 inches

Gauge: 3 FDC = 1 inch, 2 rows = 1 inch

Notes:
Ch 1 does not count as a st
Rounds are joined with a slst

R: 1 – Option 1 - 72 FDC, join, ch 1
           Option 2 – ch 3, join in a circle, 1 dc in each ch around, join, ch 1(72dc)

R: 2 -*1 HDC in the next st, FPDC in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 1 (72 sts)

R: 3 - *1 HDC in the next HDC, FPDC in the next FPDC*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 1 (72 sts)

Make sure you are stitching HDC in a HDC, and FPDC in a FPDC.

R: 4 – R: 24 – Repeat R: 3

Tie off and Weave in your end after R: 24
If you want the Cowl bigger around, stitch more FDC
 at the beginning in increments of 2.
 If you want the Cowl thicker, continue to repeat R: 2
 till its the size you want.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lacy Dog Bib For The Girls Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Lacy Dog Bib For The Girls Crochet Pattern
I released the Tuxedo Dog Bib For the Boys, and I was 
asked do I have a patterns for the girl. So here it is!

The Basic patterns is the same as the Tuxedo pattern, 
But the difference is in the details!
It Works for any size Dog.
The Tuxedo Dog Bib For the Boys
can be found at this LINK

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at this LINK

Lacy Dog Bib Crochet Pattern
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill : Easy

Materials:
Hook: H
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4) Purple- C1, Yellow - C2

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Stitch (st)
Together (tog)

Size: 9 inch dog neck
3 chs = 1 inch

Notes:
 Ch1 does not count as a st.
 Join with a Slst

Bib Pattern:
R : 1 - Ch 30 With C1, Sc in each chain, join in a circle with a slip st, and ch 1
(30sc)

For a 9 inch, 3 X 9 =27 + 3 chs = 30)
You will need to + or - chs for your dogs neck measurement).

R : 2 - 1 sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, *1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc*,
 repeat from * around, join, ch 1.(40 sc)

R : 3 - 1 hdc in first 20 sts, ch1, turn (20hdc)
( this half way around, if you added or subtracted stitches for your dogs neck
 measurement you will need to do the same here)

R : 4 - 1 hdc in each st, ch1 turn (20sc)

R : 5-8 - repeat R : 4
For a larger Dog make Repeat R : 4 for more length.)

R : 9 - St tog 1st 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each st, except the last 2 hdc, st,
st tog the last 2 hdc, ch1, turn (18hdc)

R : 11-12 - Repeat R : 9, Tie off weave the end in after R : 12.

Lacy Neck Trim-
R: 13 -With C2, Slst around the neck of the Bib, join to 1st slst

R : 14 - *ch 3, sk next slst, slst in the next slst*
Repeat From * to * around neck, join to 1st slst, tie off, weave in your ends.

Lacy Bib Trim -
R: 14 - Join C2, to the back left corner of the neck band,
sc evenly across the back and around bib, join to the 1st sc.

R: 15 - *ch 3, sk next sc, slst in the next sc*
Repeat From * to * around neck, join to 1st sc, tie off, weave in your ends.
Bow -
R : 1 - With C2, Ch 10, 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch across,
 ch1, turn (sc)

R : 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

R : 3- 6  - Repeat R : 2, tie off leaving a 10 inch tail of yarn.
Wrap several times around the center of the bow tie, 
and tie snuggly. Attach to Bib.
Now the Girls have a fancy and comfortable 
Dog Bib to wear!