Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Santa Alarm Door Hanger Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Santa Alarm Door Hanger Crochet Pattern
#6 in our series
"Vintage Crochet Patterns With A Modern Twist"
A fun and easy pattern everyone will love making, 
and love listening for Santa's Visit! 
I made this when the kids were little, about 25 years ago.
Mine was pretty worn out, so I thought I needed to made
 a new one.
It is perfect for people without a chimney and Santa
 has to come in through the door.
As well as, people who do have a Chimney.
The Jingle Bells let you know when Santa visits!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Santa Alarm Door Hanger Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please Add This Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook- H / 5.00MM
Yarn- Cotton Yarn – 4oz. Sugar and Cream Cotton
Yarn needle
8 Jingle Bells

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

Size: 14 X 4 inches

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a st
Ch3 counts as a dc

Rings: you will need to make 6 rings in your choice of Colors

R: 1 – Ch 20, join in a circle, place 26 sc around the circle, join to 1st sc, ch 3
(26 dc)

R: 2 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, *1 dc in the next sc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join to top of ch3, tie off and weave in your ends.
(39 dc)

Strap:
R: 3 - Ch 51, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across.turn, ch1 
(50 sc)
R: 4 - 1 sc in each sc, turn, ch1 (50sc)
R: 5 - R: 6 - Repeat R : 4, tie off leaving 18 inch tail of yarn.

Lay out the rings, over lapping each ring on the next ring.
Lace the strap through the rings.

Sew the strap at the top and Bottom of the Rings with matching yarn.
You may need to adjust the rings so they are evenly spaced.

Sew on the Bells placing 3 bells at the bottom, 2 bells at the top,
and 3 in the center of the hanger.

Bows:
Ch 30  tie off, and attach to the top and Bottom where the bells are attached
You an add satin or velvet bows, buttons or any 
embellishment you like!
This was a a lot of fun when my kids were little.
Right before it was time to get up, we would shake the
 bells, and shut the door.
And would get all excited that Santa was just here and
 lets go see what he left for us!
Such fun memories!

For 1 - 5 In The Series of
"Vintage Patterns With A Modern Twist
Click This LINK and Scroll Down
Only One More Pattern In This Series!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Live Video - How to be Prepared For a Crochet Christmas | Posh Pooch Designs

Are You Prepared For a Crochet Christmas?
Live With Sara of
Are you Crocheting your decorations?
Stockings? Wreath? Ornaments?
Maybe a Tree Skirt?
Are you Crocheting gifts?
 Scarves, hats or mittens?
Do You have what you need for your Projects?
So are you feeling overwhelmed yet?
ya, me too.

See The Live Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK


So here is what I do.
Make lists.....just like Santa Does.

1. What decorations do I want to make?
Do I have the yarn and Supplies for these projects.

Tree skirt          Yes
3 Stockings        No
7 star ornaments   Yes

2. Make a list of the people You want to make items For and what you want to make them. And Do I need supplies

Name..........Item
Susie          Hat      yes
Betty      mittens   yes
Joe           scarf        No
Granny     Slippers   Yes

3. Make a list of the needed Supplies and then
 you can get what you need.
yarn  - red and blue - 3 oz
buttons  -4 1 inch
bells  - small bag

4.Then Catorgorize your projects:
Work your Most Important Projects first.

Work those that need to be shipped.

Then Work on the larger and more time
 consuming projects next. 

5. What if I don't get all my projects done?

Do Not Panic.
If you are one who stays up all night and day to finish,
that's great, but you are not having fun is you are all stressed out.

If your projects for decorations are done, 
there is always next year.
If your gifts aren't finished... you can wrap up a pic of what you are making and finish when you can.
Or put it away, and save it for next year.

Do Not Kill Yourself getting your projects done!
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What's Happening This Week at 

Candy CaneScarf
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Christmas Elf Dog Collar
 Free Crochet Pattern And Video - LINK


Santa Alarm Door Hanger
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Monday, November 20, 2017

Dish Towel Holder Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Dish Towel Holder Crochet Pattern
This is The 5th Crochet Pattern in Our Series
Vintage Patterns with a Modern Twist
The Pattern is quick to make and paired up with some nice dish towels, make a great gift.
Make them for any holiday or special day!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This Link
Dish Towel Holder Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.00MM
Yarn- Cotton yarn of Choice, your choice of colors
          Main Color – MC, Trim Color – TC
1 inch button
Yarn Needle

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

Size: 3.5 X 9 inched (unfolded)

R: 1 – With MN,  ch 20, join in a circle, 26 sc around the circle, join, ch1 (26sc)

R: 2 – 1 sc in the next 8 sc, ch 1, turn (8sc)

R: 3 – 1 sc in the next 8 sc, ch1, turn (8sc)

R: 4 – R: 18 – Repeat R: 3

R: 19 – With TC, 1 sc in the 1st 3 sc, ch2, sk next 2 sc, 1sc in the last 3 sc,
Ch 1 Turn. (3sc, ch2, 3sc = 8sts)

R: 20 – 1 sc in the 1st 3 sc, 2sc in the ch2 sp, 1 sc in the last 3 sc,
Turn working down the 1st side of the holder, sc evenly stitching around the ring,
And back up the other side of the holder, join to the first sc,

R: 21 – Ch 3, sk the next sc, slst in the next sc,
*ch3, sk the next sc, slst in the next sc* Repeat From * to * all the way around the
Holder, join to the 1st st, tie off, weave in the ends.
 Sew your Button in place.
Slide your Towel through the ring.
And Hang up!
Make them to match your kitchen, make a set as a gift.
Use up your left over Cotton yarns and a bunch of different colors.

To Find the other 
Vintage Crochet Patterns With
 a Modern Twist
click this LINK

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern Collection | Posh Pooch Designs

I have been getting lots of questions about Christmas
 and Holiday Tree Skirt Crochet Patterns.
 So I put together a Collection of of my Favorite 
 Free Crochet Patterns.

Just Click the Name of the Pattern,
 it is the link to the Free Crochet Pattern.

By ELK Studios

by Jessie At Home

byKara Gunza

By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

by B.Hooked Crochet

by Kim Guzman

by Pia Thadani

By Nadia Faud

BY Michele Wilcox

by Sara McFall

by Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

Photos were used with permission from the designers.
I Hope you will find one of these skirts
to stitch up and put under your Tree
 this Holiday season!





Thursday, November 16, 2017

Blanket Yarn Free Crochet Pattern Round Up | Posh Pooch Designs

Blanket Yarn Free Crochet 
Pattern Round Up
Have you tried working with any of the soft and Fuzzy Blanket yarns?
I Just love them.
They stitch up fast and are so so soft! 

I have put together a Small Free Crochet Pattern Round 
up to get you started on a few projects using the Blanket yarns.

Just click the name under the Picture, it is the link, and it will take you to the free crochet pattern.
Have Fun!
By Nicki's Homemade Crafts

By The Purple Poncho

By Stitch 11

by Oombawka Designs

by Posh Pooch Designs

By Stitch 11

by Posh Pooch Designs

By the Purple Poncho

by left In Knots
Do not let the Blanket Yarns
 scare you.
Jump in and get started 
with these projects.
You will love them and 
glad you did.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fuzzy Waves Blanket Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Fuzzy Waves Blanket Crochet Pattern
I have had this blanket pattern ready to go for a while. 
I set it aside. Someone asked me if I had an easy crochet pattern
 for Blanket made with Bernat Blanket Yarn.
Yes, I sure do --- and here it is!
This is a soft and fluffy blanket and really quick to stitch up!
Need a baby shower, birthday, Christmas or Wedding gift
super quick? The Stitch up one of these fuzzy and cozy blankets.


See the Video on my Youtube Channel at This Link


Fuzzy Waves Blanket Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy,
But the Blanket yarn can be a little challenging

Materials:
Crochet Hook – N/15 10.00MM
Yarn – Chunk (6) Bernat Blanket Yarn Stripes 21 oz. (2 cakes)Rain Glow
Yarn Needle With Big Eye

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)

Size - 42 X 24 inches
2 sts = 1 inch, 1 rows = 1 inch
To adjust Width size add chs in increments of 8 chs (= 4 inches)
To adjust length at 1 Row (1 inch)

Notes:
Ch3 at counts as a dc
Ch1 does not count as sc

R: 1 – ch 49, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next ch,
1 dc in the next 2 chs, 1 Tr in the next 2 ch, 1 dc in the next 2 chs, 1 sc in the next 2 chs*
Repeat From * to * 4 times
1 dc in the next 2 chs, 1 tr in the next 2 chs, turn, ch 1

(48 sts)
R: 2 – 1sc in each the 1st 2 Tr, 1 dc in the next 2 dc,
*1 dc in the next 2 dc, 1 Tr in the next 2 sc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, 1 sc in the next 2 Tr*
Repeat From * to * 4 times
1 dc in the next dc, 1 tr in the last 2 sc, turn, ch 1
(48 sts)
(st a tr in a sc, a dc in the dc, and a sc in the tr)

R: 3 - 42 - Repeat R: 2
At the end of R: 42, tie off and weave in your ends.
Remember You can adjust the size by adding more
 repeats to make it wider,
and adjust the length by adding more rows!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Live Video - Joining Chunky Yarns and My Turkey Hat! | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video - With Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs
Joining Chunky Yarns and
 My Turkey Hat!

What do these 2 things have in common?
 Nothing except,
 It's November when people use thicker yarn
 and
 wear Turkey Hats! 

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
At This LINK 


How To add in a new yarn when using those chunky yarn
 can be difficult.  The Russian join Method works great for
 most yarns, but it can be a little too bulky for chunky yarns.
So This is what I do,
I lay out side by side the 2 yarn sections I want to join.

Then I just crochet across both of them,

Then cut off the yarn tails later.
I think it works better for the thick yarns,
and lays prettier in most projects.

Okay To My "Silly Turkey Hat"
You can take a favorite hat pattern and
 turn it into a Silly Turkey Hat!
For the Hat itself I used my Leaf Jumper Hat 
Crochet Pattern
You can find it at this LINK
I removed the leaf pin ... And Added some silly eyes, 
a beak, a Gobble and some different colors of 
"Tail Feathers"!
All From my Turkey Headband Crochet Pattern
that you can find those at this LINK
And Here ya go, My Silly Turkey Hat!
"A Thankful Heart, Is A Happy Heart"

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What's New This Week at Posh Pooch Designs
Snowflake Applique Crochet Pattern and Video
And How To stiffen Snowflake Ornaments LINK

Fuzzy Waves Blanket Free Crochet Pattern and Video
Coming Soon

Gobble Till You Wobble!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Snowflake Crochet Pattern and How to Stiffen A Snowflake | Posh Pooch Designs

Snowflake Applique and Ornament
 Crochet Pattern and
How to stiffen A Snowflake
This little Snowflake can be used as an applique or an Ornament for your Tree.
See the Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This Link

This video is a tutorial on how to crochet the snowflake
 and how stiffen it for an ornament.

Snowflake Applique and Ornament Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) I used I Love This yarn Sparkle
Yarn Needle

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

Special Stitch:
Picot Stitch (pcst) ch3, slst in the 1st ch to form a little bump

Size: 2.5 inches

Notes: 
Ch3 counts as a dc
Rounds are joined with a slst

Snowflake Applique and Ornament - 
R: 1 - With White yarn, ch 3, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join. (5sc)

R: 2 - ch3, dc, ch2 in the 1st sc,
* 2 dc, ch 2 next sc*  Repeat from * to * 3 more times, join.

R : 3 - Sl st to the 1st ch 2 space, ch3, dc, ch2 in the 1st sc,
 *1 dc, 1 pcst, 1 dc, ch3 in each ch2 space,
 3 more times, join and tie off. Weave in your ends.

If you are going to sew this on leave a 12 -14 inch tail yarn.



How to stiffen your Snowflake appliques to make
 into Ornaments.
What you need:
School Glue
Water
Straight Pins
Glitter or Spray Glitter
Foam board
Crochet Snowflakes

Mix together equal parts of School Glue and Water.
I used 1/4 cup of each.


Dip The Snowflakes in the mixture till wet, but not soaked

 or drippy.


Lay them out to dry, pinning them in place for the shape

 you want.
Now let them dry 24 hours.
I place them on my dryer or out in the sun.

For Glitter: Sprinkle a little bit of glitter while they are still tacky.
Or Just use Glitter spray after they are dry.

I used Sparkle yarn so they don't need any glitter.
Once it is completely dry and glittered! Add a hanger.

For the Other 5 Christmas Applique Crochet Patterns, click this LINK