Friday, September 29, 2017

A Cup of Coffee Banner Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach | Posh Pooch Designs


I have This Banner hanging in my Yarn Studio. 
I designed it last summer and was waiting for the perfect
 day to release the Crochet Pattern. 
Well, Today is National Coffee Day...So here ya go.
 Make yourself or a friend a "A Cup of Coffee" on Me. 
I chose to use Bulky (5) Yarns so it would stitch up fast!
If you do not have any Bulky(5) yarns, 
you can stitch this banner up using 2 strands 
of worsted weight (4) yarns.
I Just Love it so much, and it is all stitched in 
double Crochet so it is super duper easy!

A Cup Of Coffee Banner Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Please Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook: N /9.00MM
Yarn- Bulky (5) 3. 5 oz Beige – C1, 1 oz of Red – C2, Blue- C3, yellow C4
          I used Loops & Threads Charisma
Yarn Needle
Optional – Small Curtain Rod or Wooden rod for hanging

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

Size:
19 X 14 inches with Fringe
1 Row = 1 inch, 2 dc = 1 inch

Notes:
Ch3 counts as a double Crochet.


How to change colors:

R: 1 – We will begin stitching at the bottom, and work our way to the top of the banner.
With C1, ch 32 chs, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 1 dc in each ch across, Turn, Ch3
(30dc)

R: 2 – 1 dc in each dc, turn, Ch3 (30 dc)

R: 3 – Repeat R : 2

R : 4 – With C1 1 dc in the 1st 12 dc, chgto C2 1 dc in the next 6 dc, 
Chgto to C1 1 dc in the next 12 dc,
Turn ch 3 (C1 12dc, C2 6dc, C1 12dc =30dc)

R: 5 – With C1 1 dc in the 1st 10 dc, chgto C2 1 dc in the next 10 dc,
 Chgto to C1 1 dc in the next 10 dc,
Turn ch 3(C1 10dc, c2 10dc, C1 10dc =30dc)

R: 6 – With C1 1 dc in the 1st 8 dc, chgto C2 1 dc in the next 14 dc, 
Chgto to C1 1 dc in the next 8 dc,
Turn ch 3(C1 8dc, c2 14dc, C1 8dc =30dc)

R: 7 – Repeat R: 6

R: 8 – With 1 dc in the 1st 8dc, With C2 1 dc in the next 6 dc, with 
C3 2dc, with C2 6dc,
With C1 1 dc, C2 1dc, With C1 6 dc, turn, ch3.
(C1 8dc, C2 6dc, C3 2dc, C2 6dc, C1 1dc, C2 1dc, C1 6dc = 30dc)

R: 9 –With C1 5dc, With C2 1dc, With C1 2dc, With C2 4dc, 
With C3 2dc, With C4 2dc,
With C3 2dc, With C2 4dc, With C1 8dc, Turn, Ch3
(C1 5dc, C2 1dc, C1 2dc, C2 4dc, C3 2dc, C4 2dc, C3 2dc, 
C2 4 dc, C1 8dc = 30 dc)

R: 10 - With C1 8dc, With C2 6dc, With C3 2dc, With C2 6dc, 
With C1 2dc, With C2 1dc,
With C1 5dc, Turn, Ch3
(C1 8dc, C2 6dc, C3 2dc, C2 6dc, C1 2dc, C2 1dc, C1 5dc = 30dc)

R: 11 – With C1 6dc, With C2 16 dc, With C1 8dc, Turn, Ch3
(C1 6dc, C2 16dc, C1 8dc = 30dc)

R: 12 – With C1 8dc, With C2 14 dc, With C1 8dc, Turn Ch3
(C1 8dc, C2 14dc, C1 8dc = 30dc)

R: 13 – With C1, 1dc in each dc, Turn, Ch3 (30dc)

R: 14 – R: 15 – Repeat R: 13

R: 16 – 1 sc in each dc,

R: 17 – Chgto C3, ch3, Dc evenly down the 3 sides of the banner,
And Stitch 3 dc in the 2 corners.

R: 18 – Chgto C2, 1 slst in each dc on the edge of the banner, tie off and weaving all the ends.

Fold the top of the banner down to form a casing at the 16 row, and with matching
thread sew the casing in place.
Use a Small Curtain rod or Wooden rod to hand your banner.

Fringe: Cut 8 inch strands of yarn, some in all the colors, and attach then along the
bottom of the banner.

How to Make and add Fringe to Your project: Video LINK

Enjoy National Coffee Day with Big 
Cup of Coffee.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Leaf Jumper Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


There's a chill in the air, the trees are all wearing their 
bright gold, orange and Brown. And all the leaves are 
starting to fall to the ground. Carving pumpkin time is near. 
It's sweater and hat weather, my favorite time of Year!
It's Fall Y'all!
I call This Hat The "Leaf Jumper Hat" Because it is the
 perfect hat to wear in the Fall, when you are 
raking up leaves into giant piles, and then jump into them. 
I loved doing this as a child and even 
well into my adult years. I Still love it!


See The Video On my Youtube Channel
 at This Link

Leaf Jumper Hat Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 1 skein - 3oz.
             I used Red Heart Supersaver- Fall Variegated
1 Button - 1 inch
Yarn needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loop Only (blo)
Skip (sk)
Together (tog)

Size:
Youth to Adult – 18 to 20 inch head.
2 Rows = 1 hdc  - Hat Band

Notes:
Ch3 Counts as dc.
Ch1 does not count as a st, it is a turning ch.

Pattern:
R :1 - Starting with the Hatband –

Ch 7, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
And in each ch across, ch1, turn (6hdc)

R : 2- Working in the blo, 1 hdc in each hdc, ch1, turn (6hdc)

R: 3 – R: 42 - Repeat R: 2
Do not tie off after R: 42

Place the 2 ends together and sc closed to form the hatband.
Do not tie off.

R: 43 – dc evenly around the top of the hatband,
(Place 1dc in the top of ridge, 2 dc between each ridge)
join to the 1st dc with a slst,
(63dc)

R: 44 – Ch 3(counts as a dc) *sk the next dc, 1dc in the next 2 dc,
Cross back across the front of the 2dc sts, and dc in that sk st*,
Repeat From * to * around hat, join the last st in the top of the ch3 with a slst,
(63 sts)

R: 45 –1 dc in each st around, join (63dc)

R: 46 – Repeat R: 54

R: 47 – Repeat R: 55

R: 48 – Repeat R: 54

R: 49 - Repeat R: 55

R: 50 - Repeat R: 54

R: 51 - Repeat R: 55

For Slouchy –Repeat R : 54 and 55  2 more times

R: 52: 1dc in 1st st, *st tog the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join (32dc)

R: 53 – 1 dc in each dc, join. (32dc)

R: 54 – 1 dc in each dc, join. (32dc)

R: 55 -  *st tog the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join tie off, leaving a 16 inch yarn tail. (11dc)

Turn Hat wrong side out. Thread the tail of yarn in the yarn needle.
Gather the top of the hat closed and tie securely,
So it will not be able to be pulled open.

Sew on your button with matching thread.

Add The Autumn Leaf Brooch as an applique - The Free Crochet Pattern is at This LINK


Grab Your Leaf Jumper Hat and 
let's Go play in the leaves!
Happy Fall, Y'all!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Live Video -Is There A Difference Between "Ombre and Gradient" Yarn? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video  Chat With Sara Sach of

Today's Topic - Is There A Difference Between
 "Ombre and Gradient" Yarn?
Which pictures of me is Ombre and
 which picture is Gradient?
A lot of  Designers and Yarn Manufacturers,
as well as, nail polish, hair dyes and garments, use these terms interchangeably. 
 They are similar, but there is a difference.


Ombre: 

A French term that refers to colors or tones, usually 
going lightest to darkest, in the same tone or colors.

Gradient: 

A gradual movement from one color to another, 
starting at the lightest shade and going to the darkest,
but not necessarily in the same tone or color.
Both Ombre and Gradient is where one color gradually blends into another color, But Ombre is in the same color family, and gradient is any colors like a red into a blue.


See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK

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Here's Joke For ya? 
What do you call the steps to a 
Crochet Project?

 A Chain of events   Ha! ha!
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What New This week at
Posh Pooch Designs

New Intro Video For the 
Youtube Channel - LINK

Homespun Christmas Tree Skirt
 Free Crochet - LINK

Denver Football Can Cozy
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video- LINK
See ya Next Week!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Homespun Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Homespun Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern
 I was going to release this design this last year, but time
 got away from me. So here it is a year later..and I love it!
It is a really easy pattern that stitches up fast.
It lays beautifully and sort of reminds me of one of
my old Christmas Sweaters!
I wanted a Rocky Mountain Colorado Rustic Feel.
It hasn't started snowing yet, so I put it around one
 of the trees in the side of yarn.
I chose this tree for the photo, for it's rustic pine tree look
 and imperfections. Those scars are from the Bucks 
rubbing their antlers on the it.

The yarn I used is Holiday Homespun, by Lionbrand Yarn.
 1 skein each of Red, Green and White.
 It is  lovely soft and bumpy yarn,with gold thread
 running through it.
It is a Bulky (5) yarn, so if you do not have this yarn, 
or want to use a different yarn, any Bulky (5) would
 probably work great.

For Tips on How To work With Homespun Style yarns
click this LINK
As you can see from this picture, it is basically stitched in a pentagon shape, and has a fun and easy chain loop trim.
You do not have to use the same striping effect I used.
Change it up and see what Happens!

Homespun Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy
    
Materials:
Crochet Hook – N – 9.00MM
Yarn- Bulky (5) - Christmas Homespun Lion Brand Yarn (15 oz. /462 yds)
                              1 skein of each color – C1 White, C2 – Red, C3- Green
Yarn needle with a large eye
5 Stitch markers for marking the Corners

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Change to Chgto)


Size: 22 inches X 36 inches across
1 row = 1 inch

Notes:
Ch3 Counts as a double Crochet

Notes:
Ch3 Counts as a double Crochet
Market the corner with a St. Marker

I know this looks like a lot of Rows.... 
But once you learn the pattern, it is super easy,
 and repeats itself, just increasing every row.

R: 1 – With C3, ch 19, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 
1 dc in the next ch, In next ch “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 2 chs, In the next ch “dc, ch2 dc” 
 * Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 2 chs, Turn. (22 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 2 – Ch3, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 4 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc”

 * Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 3 dcs, Turn. (32 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 3 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 6 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc”

 * Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 4 dcs, Turn. (42 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 4 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 4 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 8 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 4 more times,
1 dc in the last 5 dcs, Turn. (52 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 5 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 5 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 10 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 6 dcs, Turn. (62 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 6 – Chgto C1 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 6 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 12 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 7 dcs, Turn. (72 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 7 - Chgto C2 Ch3, 1 dc in the next 7 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 14 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 8 dcs, Turn. (82 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 8 – Ch3, 1 dc in the next 8 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 16 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 9 dcs, Turn. (92 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 9 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 9 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 18 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 10 dcs, Turn. (102 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 10 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 10 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 20 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 11 dcs, Turn. (112 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 11 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 11 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 22 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 12 dcs, Turn. (122 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

 R: 12 – Chg to C1 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 12 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 24 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 13 dcs, Turn. (132 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 13 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 13 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 26 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 14 dcs, Turn. (142 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 14 – Chgto C3 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 14 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 28 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 15 dcs, Turn. (152 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 15 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 15 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 30 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 16 dcs, Turn. (162 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 16 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 16 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 32 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 17 dcs, Turn. (172 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 17 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 17 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 34 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 18 dcs, Turn. (182 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

 R: 18 – Chgto C1 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 18 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 36 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 19 dcs, Turn. (192 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 19 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 19 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 38 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 20 dcs, Turn. (202 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 20 – Chgto C2 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 20 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 4 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 21 dcs, Turn. (212 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

R: 21 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 21 dc, In next ch 2 sp “dc, ch2, dc”
Mark ch2 sp with St Marker,
*1 dc in the next 42 dcs, In the next ch2 sp “dc, ch2 dc” *
 Repeat From * to * 3 more times,
1 dc in the last 22 dcs, Turn. (222 dc, 5 ch2 sps)

Do not tie off, sc evenly up the side of the Tree Skirt,
around the “neck hole” then down the other side for neat edge.


R: 22 - Trim – Chgto C1 – Stitching around the Skirt edge,
*ch4, sk 2 sts, slst in the next st*
Repeat From * to* across the tree skirt edge, tie off. Weave in all your ends.
I can hardly wait to put up the tree and start decoration for Christmas!
I really, really Love This Christmas Tree Skirt!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Turtleneck Bandanna for Pooches Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

New Free Crochet Pattern Release!
The Turtleneck Dog Bandanna
 Crochet Pattern
 For Any and All Dogs and Cats!
It will help keep their neck Warm, without having
 to wrestle them to the ground to put on a sweater.
 And if they don't mind wearing a sweater,
 you can slip the bandanna over the sweater
 for added warmth.
I guess you could call it a "dickie" For dogs!
Slips on and off easily, and if you make it with Worsted weight (4) it's totally washable, if it gets dirty.
And it will.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK





Turtleneck Bandanna for Pooches  Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet I /5.50MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) amount will depend on the size you make.
Taper Measure
Yarn needle
1 Stitch marker

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)

Notes:
Ch2 counts as Half Double Crochet
Ch3 Counts as a Double Crochet
Joins are made with a Slip Stitch

Size: Pattern is written for a dog with a 10 inch neck
To adjust pattern: 3 chs = 1 inch
(Neck measurement x 3) + 3 chs for comfort = 33 chains.
(10 X 3) + 3= 33 chs

Pattern:
R: 1- Stitch 22 FDC, join in a circle, ch 2
(22FDC)

R: 2 – *1 fpd in the next dc, 1 hdc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to around,sk the last dc, join, ch 2 (33sts)

R: 3 – R: 5 – Repeat R: 2
(ch3 at the end of R: 5)
If you want a thicker turtle neck, Repeat R: 2 as needed.

R: 6 – Ch3 counts as 1st dc,
1 dc in the 1st 7 sts, 1dc, ch2, 1dc in the next st,
Mark point with a st marker,
1 dc in the next 8 sts, ch3, TURN (18 dc, ch2)

Make sure this Row is centered.

If you added adjusted the beginning chs,
 you will need to adjust your sts here as well.

R: 7 – 1 dc in the next 8 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp, 
1 dc in the next 9 dc, Ch3, Turn (20 dc, ch2)

R: 8 - 1 dc in the next 9 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp, 
1 dc in the next 10 dc, Ch3, Turn (22 dc, ch2)

R: 9 - 1 dc in the next 10 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp, 
1 dc in the next 11 dc, Ch3, Turn (24 dc, ch2)

R: 10 - 1 dc in the next 11 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp, 
1 dc in the next 12 dc, Ch3, Turn (26 dc, ch2)

R: 11 - 1 dc in the next 12 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp,
 1 dc in the next 13 dc, Ch3, Turn (28 dc, ch2)

R: 12 - 1 dc in the next 13 dc, 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in the ch2 sp, 
1 dc in the next 14 dc, Ch3, tie off, Weave in your ends. (30 dc, ch2)

Continue to repeat R: 12, increasing by 2 dc each for as many rows as needed.

What color will you make-- 
I am thinking Camo would be great!