Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Live Video - Virtual Halloween Party and Let's Throw A Little Fit! | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara 
of
Today's Topic:
 Virtual Halloween Party and 
Let's Throw A Little Fit!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK


For a Halloween Party we need:

1. Costume - Oma's Curler Hat
or as My Grand daughter says,"
Oh No, Oma has Curlers in her hair, Let's Go to Walmart!
Free Crochet Pattern and 
Video at This Link

2. Drinks - Say No to Pumpkin Coffee -
Fall Coffee
Coffee,Cinnamon sticks, and an Orange 
I hot cup of coffee
Cinnamon Stick
1 Slice of Orange - Squeeze into cup,
a little sugar or Splenda to taste
 then put the slice in the coffee cup and sip slowly.
YUM!

3. Snacks - Harvest Snack Mix
Bag Candy Corn
Salted roasted nuts
Candy coated Chocolates
You can add Corn Chex for a little Crunch if you like.
Mix equal amounts in a bowl and eat it!

4. A Craft - "Throw A Little Fit".
A Little Left over Yarn
Set of Wiggly Eyes
Scissors
Hot Glue and gun, or Fabric Glue
Make a pompom, about 2 - 3 inches across.
 Glue on the eyes.
And print this, and attach to pompom with
 a piece of yarn.


5. Dogs and Halloween -
Do not let them get into the candy - 
Sugar and Chocolate are bad for them. 

If you dress them up, pay attention to make sure the costume has not shifted. Hats can flip down and 
become a strangling or tripping hazards.

Also dogs can get scared from all the door knocking
 and Children, and even most pleasant dog might become agitated. They may need the safety of their crate or
 bed, were ever they feel safe.

Do Give them Pumpkin - Don't throw out your used real pumpkin, give it to your pooch. Slice it into little pieces Fresh pumpkin is a great treat for a dog, and great for digestion. And you can also dehydrate it and store it in
 zip bags.


Have a Happy Halloween!
See you next week.
 The topic will be "Free Form Crochet".

Monday, October 30, 2017

Granny Square Angel Ornament Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Granny Square Angel Ornament
Crochet Pattern
This is the 3rd Pattern in our Series of
 Vintage Crochet Patterns With a Modern Twist
The Modern Twist is the Sparkly Yarn!
I love Sparkly yarn!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK


Granny Square Angel Ornament Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please Add this Pattern to Your Raveltry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H / 5.0MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) I used I Love This Yarn Metallic For White Angels
                                        Caron Simply Soft – Silver Sparkle For Silver Angels
             C1- for Body, halo, Wings and flower, C2- for trim and bows
Yarn Needle
Decorative Christmas Button

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

Size: 7.5 X 5 inches

Notes:
Rounds are joined with a slst.
Ch3 Counts as a Dc

You will need to Make 2 Granny Squares: 1 For Body and 1 for Wings:
R: 1 – With C1, Ch 5, join in a circle, in the circle, ch3, 2 dc, ch1,
*3dc, ch1* Repeat From * to * 2 more times,
Join to top of ch 3, slst to 1st ch1 sp. (12dc, 4 ch1 sps)

R: 2 – ch3, 2 dc, ch1, 3 dc, ch1 in the 1st ch1 sp,
*3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1 in the next ch 1 sp*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to top of ch3, slst to 1st ch1 sp.
(4 corners)

R: 3 - ch3, 2 dc, ch1, 3 dc, ch1 in the 1st ch1 sp, 3dc,
Ch1 in the next ch1 sp,
*3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1 in the next ch1 sp,
3dc, ch1 in the next ch1 sp,*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to top of ch3, slst to 1st ch2 sp.
(4 corners, 4 sides)

R: 4 –Chgto C2, *ch3, sk 2 sts, slst in the next st*
Repeat From * to * working around all 4 sides of the square,
Join to 1st slst, tie off. Weave in your ends.

Halo: With C1, Ch 12, join in a circle.
12 sc stitching around the ring, join to 1st sc, (12 sc)

*1 sc in the 1st sc, 2 sc in the next sc*
Repeat From * to around, join to 1st sc. (18sc)

Tie off leaving a 12 inch tail for sewing onto the angel.

Assembling the Angel.
Fold 1 Square in half.


Place the 2nd Square in the 1st square.

Make a Bow - Bow:
With C2, ch 30, tie off both ends and trim.

Use the Bow To  attach the 2 squares together as shown.
attach a fun Christmas button to the front of the bow.
Sew the halo on top of the wings.

Make a hanger.
I Love Christmas Angels!
And These are quick, easy and lovely!

Pattern 1 - Granny Square Christmas Tree - LINK
Pattern 2 - Granny square Stocking -LINK

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oma's Curlers Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Oma's Curlers Hat Crochet Pattern
Super Silly, Super Fun and Super Easy Crochet Pattern!
OH NO! Oma Has Curlers In Your Hair!
Don't Worry, I am just on my way 
to Wal-Mart!  Ha ha!
This Crochet Pattern is a basic chunky double crochet 
pattern with a Slip stitch trim. Then add as many curlers
 as you want.
Like I said, "Super Silly and Super Fun!"

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK
Oma's Curler Hat Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Please Add This To Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – K / 6.50 MM
Yarn- Red Heart Super Saver (4) (3.5 oz) Grey Heather
Yarn Needle
15 - 20 Foam Culers
Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Size: Approximate Size
 Adult – 20 - 22 inches

Notes:
Hat is Stitched using 2 Strands of yarn held together
Ch 3 at beginning of rounds counts as 1 Double Crochet.
Rounds are joined with a slip Stitch.

R: 1 –With C1, ch 4, 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
Join in a circle, ch 3. (10dc)

R: 2 – 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: 3 - 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: 4 - 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)

R: 5 - 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: 6 – 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (50dc)

R : 7 – R: 10 - Repeat R: 6, Only ch1 after R: 10

R: 11 - 1 sc in each dc, join ch1 (50sc)

R: 12 – 1 slst in each sc around, join and tie off.(50 slst)

Adding the Curlers – Wrap Yarn Snuggly around a curler. The amount 
you wrap the yarn, is up to you just make sure there is no part of the curler
showing through. Cut the yarn leaving about an 18 inch tail of yarn.
Thread yarn onto the needle and secure the yarn. Making sure it does not
come unwound from the curler.

Sew the curler in place on the hat securely.

I places a Row of curlers down the idle from front to back,
 Then places a few on each side.
Well, I am off to Walmart!
I mean a Halloween party!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Live Video - "Why Does My Beginning Chain Curl?" | Posh Pooch Designs


Live With Sara  of
 Posh Pooch Designs

See The Live Video on Our Youtube Channel
at This Link

Before we discuss Today's Topic, I want to answer
 a Question:
"Why did you film  some videos the other way?"


When we first started making videos, I wanted the Video to be a companion and help to the written pattern. I also wanted to help both right and left handed crocheters. I filmed videos to answer questions about my patterns or stitches.
As I learned more about what people wanted and needed, 
in the videos, 
 I decided to change my "Point of View".
Don't Panic - I am still my silly imperfect self.
My goal is to share my love of yarn and crochet with others.

Today's Topic:
Why does my beginning chain curl?
Is my beginning chain too tight? 
Is is my beginning chain too loose?
Am I using the wrong size Crochet hook?
Each Sample is  "ch 12, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 
1 dc in each ch across, ch3, turn(10dc)
 1 dc in each st across....

If your Chain is too tight, you can go up a hook size.
And if your Chain is too loose you can go down a hook size.
For Just the Beginning chain, and then use the suggested
 hook for the rest of the project.

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What's New This Week at Post Pooch Designs

Granny Square Christmas Stocking
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Quick and Easy Crochet Slippers
Free Crochet Pattern and A NEW VIDEO Coming Soon
- LINK


Easy Does it Wash Cloth
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

See You next Week for Our
"Virtual Halloween Party"! 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Granny Square Christmas Stockings Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Granny Square Christmas Stockings
 Crochet Pattern
This is our 2nd Crochet Pattern in our 
Vintage Pattern Series
 Vintage Crochet Patterns With A Modern Twist!
This is a Vintage Style Crochet Design that I love.
I Used Chunky yarn (5) or 2 strands of Worsted Weight (4),
so the Stockings would work up fast. The yarn has a metallic thread, so it gives the Stocking a Sparkle appearance.


See The Video On my Youtube Channel At This LINK


Granny Square Stockings Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook: J / 6.0 MM
Yarn- Chunky (5) or 2 strands of Worsted Weight (4)
                       Red, Green and White or Blue and White (about 3 oz. Total)
Yarn needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Space (sp)
Stitch (st)
Change to (chgto)

Size: 14 X 8 inches

Notes:
Ch3 counts as a dc
Rounds are joined with a slst
You will need 10 - 4 inch Squares: 
      2 white for the Stocking cuff, and 8 of colors of your choice.

R: 1 – Ch 5, join in a circle.
Working in the circle, ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch1)
*dc, ch 1* Repeat From * to * 6 more times,
Join to top of ch 3, slst in the 1st ch 1 sp.
( 8 dc, ch1)

R: 2 – Change to C2, ch3 in 1st ch1 sp, dc in the same sp, ch1,
*2 dc, ch1 in the next ch1 sp* Repeat From * to * 6 more times,
Join to top of ch 3, sl st to the next ch1 sp.
(8 sets of 2dc, ch1)

R: 3 – Chgto C3, Ch3, 2dc, ch1, 3 dc in the 1st ch1 sp,
Ch1, 3 dc in the next ch1 sp, ch1.
*3dc, ch1, 3dc in the next ch1 sp, ch1, 3 dc, ch1 in the next ch1 sp*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to the top of ch 3, tie off, weave in your ends.
You will need 10 - 4 inch Squares: 
      2 white for the Stocking cuff, and 8 of colors of your choice.

Assembling the Stocking:
Sew together Granny Squares as shown in the picture.
You will need a Front and a Back.
Place the front and the back together and sc  around the stocking starting at the front top, working your way around the stocking, till you reach the back top, Place 3 sc in each of the 3 corners.
 Tie off and weave in your ends.

Fold down the top Granny squares (white) for the Stocking cuff.

Hanger: Ch 12 and attach to the top of the Stocking, at the back,  for a hanger.


I Really love these and I am planning on making many more!
Pattern 1 - Granny Square Christmas Tree - LINK

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pumpkin and Frankenstein Bandannas for your Dogs and Pets | Posh Pooch Designs


Pumpkin and Frankenstein Bandannas 
for ANY Size Dogs and Pets 
The Pattern is the same for either color.
You just change the details for the look you want!

I designed a fun Candy Corn Bandanna, 
Find this Free Crochet Pattern and Video  HERE
 I  received a few questions asking  if I had a pumpkin
 and Frankenstein one as well. I did not, 
So I designed some cute and easy ones.
This Pattern comes in 2 sizes, but is super easy to
 adjust to any size!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

Pumpkin and Frankenstein Bandannas for your Dogs
and Pets Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy
Materials:
Yarn Needle
Tape measure
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.0MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) – Red Heart Super Saver
             C1- Orange or Green C2- Green or Black
             Small amount of black for faces
Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Change to (Chgto)

Size:   XS – 8 -10 inch neck
             S – 11-12 inch
Notes:
Measure your dog’s neck with the tape measure.
Ch 3 at ends of rows counts as a dc.
Ch3 after the color change, when changing colors

Pattern:
R: 1 – With C1, Ch 4, 4 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 
ch 3, turn (5dc)

R: 2 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 dc, 
2 dc in the last dc, Ch3, turn, (7dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 5 dc, 
2 dc in the last dc, Ch3, turn, (9dc)

R: 4 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 7 dc, 
2 dc in the last dc, Ch3, turn, (11dc)

R: 5 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in each dc, 
2 dc in the last dc, Ch3, turn, (13dc)

R: 6 – Repeat R: 5 (15dc)

R: 7 – Repeat R: 5 (S- 17dc)

Skip To R: 10 For XS

R: 8 –  Repeat R: 5 (S- 19 dc)

R : 9 -  Repeat R : 5, Do not ch 3turn (S – 21dc)

R: 10 – Chgto C2 - Ch3, Repeat R: 5 ch1,
(XS – 15dc, S – 23dc) Do not Tie off.

Repeat R:10 10 to make the bandanna bigger.

R: 11 – Trim –  Evenly sc down the side of the bandanna, 
3 sc in the point, sc evenly up the other side of the bandanna. 
Do not tie off.

R: 12 - Ties - Ch - XS -20, S-25, sl st in each dc across top of bandanna,
Ch  - XS -19, S-24, ch 2, turn

If you want your ties longer, add more chs.

R: 13 – 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch and st across, tie off. 
Weave in your ends.
Eyes: Make 2 for each bandanna
With C1, ch 4, 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, join to top of ch 3,
 tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn. Sew onto front of bandanna.

With Black yarn make a French not in the center of each eye and 
embroider on a smile.

For Frank - Add the Scar and Smile - Use black yarn and 
embroider on face.

For Pumpkin - Add the Stem and Curl

Ch 10, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc in the next 5 chs, 
1 sc in the last 3 chs, tie off. Sew onto front of pumpkin bandanna.

Use black yarn and embroider on smile and Nose.
I really love those cute buggy eyes on these. Makes them look so silly.