Tuesday, September 17, 2019

COFFEE AND CROCHET WITH SARA (29) Winner, Winner...... Crochet Hooks! | Posh Pooch Designs

COFFEE AND CROCHET WITH SARA (29)
 Winner, Winner...... Crochet Hooks!
With Sara Sach of   Posh Pooch Designs

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Come sit on my back deck, enjoy the view,
And talk Coffee and Crochet with Me.

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet 
Channel At This LINK




Let's Answer a Few Questions?



1. Why does my yarn have knots?
All yarns can have knots. it's normal.
When yarns are machine spun, they tie not when a big spool runs out. and you are given a few extra yarns of yarn to fix it. 

2. Why does my skein look like it's been cut?
There a few ways this can happen. If the person opening the box to stock at the store, Uses a box cutter and accidentally cuts the yarn.

Anther way is some stores display the yarn is wire baskets, the edges of the baskets are sharp and it can be easily cut. I have even cut my finger on one.

3. If There is a knot or my yarn is cut, 
what do I do.

If you purchased the yarn locally, take it back to the store and exchange it, or get your money back.

If you purchased it online, contact the company and they will exchange and replace it.


WE ANNOUNCED THE WINNER ON TODAY'S VIDEO
WAS IT YOU!

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What's Happening This Week At

Winter's Sky Hood
Crochet pattern and Video - LINK

Pumpkin Granny Square
 Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Grantastic CAL 2019- Square 9
Hearts For Granny
Crochet Pattern and Video- LINK

Thanks For Stopping by!


See Ya Next Week!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Grantastic Crochet A Long 2019 Square 9 - The Granny Hearts Square | Posh Pooch Designs


Grantastic Crochet A Long 2019  Square 9 
The Granny Hearts Square
By Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs




Information, Links and Videos For 
Squares 1 - 8
 Click This LINK


Squares 1 -8 

Square 9 - The Granny Hearts Square

Remember To Make 4 of Each Month's Square,
or more if you want a larger Blanket.

See The Video on my Youtbe Crochet
 Channel At This LINK



Grantastic CAL Square 9 - 
The Granny Hearts Square
 Please Add This pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites


Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet hook – H/ 5.00 MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4)
Yarn Needle

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

Size: 6 X 6 inches

Note: 
Ch3 counts as a dc.
Ch1 Does not Cunt as a St.
Rounds are joined to the ch3 with slst.

R: 1 - Ch 5, join in a circle, ch3, 2 dc, ch 2,in the circle,
*3dc, ch 2* in the circle, Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join, ch 3
(4 sets of 3dc, ch2)

R: 2 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1dc in the next dc,
2 dc in the next dc, ch2,
*2 dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, ch 2*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join, ch1
(4 sets of 5 dc, ch2)

R: 3 – Ch1 Counts as a sc, 2 dc in the next dc, slst in the next dc,
2 dc in the next dc, sc in the next dc, ch 3,
*sc in the next dc, 2dc in the next dc, sc in the next dc,
2 dc in the next dc, sc in the next dc, ch3*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join, TURN, ch1

R: 4 – Slst in the ch3 sp, ch3, 2dc , ch2,
2 dc in the sc in the center of the heart, ch 2,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc in the ch3 sp, ch2, 2dc in the sc in the center of the heart, ch 2*
Repeat From * To * 2 more times, join, TURN, ch1

R: 5 - Slt in the ch 3 sp, ch3, 2dc, ch2,
3 dc in the next ch 2 sp, ch2, 3 dc in the next ch2 sp, ch 2
*3dc, ch2, 3dc in the ch3 sp, ch2, 3 dc in the next ch 2 sp, ch2,
3 dc in the next ch2 sp, ch 2*
Repeat From * To * 2 more times, join, tie off, weave in Your ends.

To Help Even up Your Squares For Joining into a Blanket. You can Block them.


See ya next Month.





Tuesday, September 10, 2019

COFFEE AND CROCHET (28) How To Have a Great Craft Sale | Posh Pooch Designs

COFFEE AND CROCHET 
WITH SARA (28)
 How To Have a Great Craft Sale
Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

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WE HAD BIG PLANS TO USE THE NEW GREEN SCREEN TODAY-- BUT,
MAYBE NEXT WEEK.
I am disappointed, but
We still had a great Video and a fun time.

See The Video on My Youtube Crochet
 Channel At This LINK




I Get This Question Quite often,
"I am doing a Craft sale, can you give me some tips?"

I haven't done Crochet Crafts sales in a few years, 
but here are a few tips I learned.
These tips are directed at "Crocheters", 
But are great tips for any crafters doing sales.

1. Be Seasonal 
Make things for the season or holidays and
be mindful of the colors as well. 
 If it's Spring, don't sell winter hats.
And Don't sell Sun hats, in the winter.

2. School and Team Colors:
Make things that reflect the team and school colors in the area.
Makes Things in the team colors.
Kids and teens really like that.

Things that sold well in School colors:
Fingerless gloves, headbands, ear warmers, 
Dog bandannas, Hair bows, Water Bottle Cozies
Simple Beanies, Scarves and Cowls

3. Lower Price Point:
You can have a few expensive items, 
But I would keep my main price point at $10 - $15
Especially if it a local or school sale.
Have some $5.00 items

Some great $5.00 items- beaded Bracelets, in 2 packs for Friendship bracelets. Crochet and Fabric Hair Scrunches.

4. Too much stuff can be overwhelming:
It is great to have some variety, But piled up table, with too much stuff can seem messy, and "garage sell like". 
You don't want people thinking it's a garage sell 
and expect garage sale prices.

Put out a good Variety, but leave some of the duplicates,
 in tubes under the table to be brought out when needed.

5. Lastly - Price Everything:
Don't make people ask how much things are.
Some will ask, But most will walk away, and not ask.
Put a tag with a clear price on every item.

A Few Hot Crochet Sellers:
Washcloths
Cotton Grocery Bags
Water Bottle Cozies
Reusable Lunch bags
Small Backpacks
Messy Bun and Ponytail hats are still great sellers

Best of Luck on All Your Craft Sells.

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What's New This Week At
 Posh Pooch Designs

Acorn It's a Washcloth, Hot Pad and Decoration
Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Bobble Children's Hat- 3 Sizes
 Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Soft Chains Cowl
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Thanks For Stopping by!
The Winner of the Give Away will be announced next week! 
See Ya next Week!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Acorn Hot Pad and Wash Cloth Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


Acorn Hot Pad and Wash Cloth Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs


This Cute Acorn is  perfect Fall Decorating.
Place them in your bathrooms for guests to use as washcloth.

Use them in the kitchen for hot pads, 
or place them on your table for pot holders.


Once you see how easy they are to make,
 you will want to make a bunch of them.

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
Channel At This LINK



Acorn Washcloth and Pot Holder Crochet Pattern
Please Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet hook- H/ 5.00 MM
Yarn- Cotton or Acrylic- Which ever you prefer Med (4) Beige - C1, Brown – C2
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Half Double crochet (hdc)
Double crochet (dc)
Front Loops only (FLO)
Back Loop Only (BLO)

Size: 8 X 8 Inches

Notes:
Ch3 Counts as dc
Ch1 Does Not Count as a stitch
When changing colors ch1 after the color change

Pattern:
R: 1 - With C1, Ch 18, dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 
1 dc in the each ch across, turn, ch3 (16 dc)

R: 2 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in next 14 dc, 
2 dc in the last dc, turn, ch 3 (18 dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in next 16 dc,
 2 dc in the last dc, turn, ch 3 (20 dc)

R: 4 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in next 18 dc, 
2 dc in the last dc, turn, ch 3 (22 dc)

R: 5 – 1 dc in each dc, turn, ch 3 (22dc)

R: 6 – 1 dc in each dc, turn.  (22dc)

R: 7 – Chgto C2, ch1, FLO 1 sc in each dc across, turn, ch3 (22sc)

R: 8 –BLO of R: 6, 1 dc in each dc, turn, ch 3 (22dc)

R: 9 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 20 dc,
 2 dc in the last dc, turn, ch 3 (24dc)

R: 10 – 1 dc in each dc, turn, ch 3 (24dc)

R: 11 – 1 dc in each dc, turn, ch 1 (24dc)

R: 12 – 1 sc in the next 6 dc, 1hdc in the next 3 dc, 1dc in the next 2dc,
 2dc in the next  dc, ch1, 2 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, 1hdc in the next 3dc, 
1 sc in the next 6 sc, Turn, ch1.
 (6sc, 3hdc, 4dc, ch1, 4dc, 3hdc, 6 dc= 26 sts)

R: 13 – Sc evenly across the top to the ch1 in the center,
Ch 8, sc in the same ch1 sp,  sc across the top,


next evenly sc down the side of the acorn,

1 sc in the next 6 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, ch1, 2 dc in the next dc,
1 hdc in the next dc, 1 sc in the next 6 dc,



Continue to sc up the 2nd side of the acorn,
join to the 1st sc with a slst, tie off. Weave in your ends.





An Ad Free PDF File is Available
For $2.50 in my Ravelry Shop
At This LINK


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Unique, Fun And A Little Bit Silly Scarves and Cowls Crochet Pattern Collection | Posh Pooch Designs

Unique, Fun And A Little Bit Silly 
Scarves and Cowls Crochet Pattern Collection
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

If you are looking for a scarf or cowl crochet pattern, 
but like things that are fun, Silly and unique,
 than I got just what you are looking for.

I have put together a Crochet Pattern Round up
 of a few scarves and cowls. 
These are just as fun to wear, as they are to make.
And These are all designed by Me.


Click the NAME of the Pattern you wish to see.
It is the LINK to the blog where the crochet pattern is located.
Some of these patterns do have Videos, as well.











Have Fun and Enjoy!

Please Pop Over To My Youtube  Crochet Channel At This LINK


 You will find Crochet Pattern Tutorials, 
Live Videos, Give Aways 


and Lots of Yarnie Fun!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Bobble Children’s Hats Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


Bobble  Children’s Hats
 Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs


 The Bobble Hat Pattern can be crocheted using 
any Med (4) yarn.
 And is a great child's hat pattern for the  Topper yarn
 Kits that come with a stuffed animal topper.

The Hats were designed using 
Red Heart Bunches of Hugs
Which is Med (4) Yarn.
And has 3 sizes included in the pattern. 


See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
Channel At This LINK



Bobble Children’s Hats – 3 Sizes
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H / 5.00 MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight/ med. (4) 2– 3 oz. depending on size
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
 Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
 Single Crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)
Back Loop Only (blo)
Double Crochet Together (dctog)

Special Stitch - Double Crochet Bobble Stitch – (bst)
Yo, insert hook in the next st, yo, pull the yarn through the st, yarn yo,
pull the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook
Repeat 2 more times – You will have 3 “uncompleted dc”
YO, pull yarn through all 4 loops on the hook

Size:
XS – Infant – 11 - 12 inch
S – Toddler -13- 14 Inches
M – Child - 15 - 16 Inches

Notes:
Pattern is Written For XS with (S, M,) in parenthesis
Rounds are joined with a slst.
Ch3 Counts as a dc
Ch1 Does not Count as a sc

Pattern:
R: 1 - Ch 5, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, ch1 turn (4 sc)

R: 2 – Blo, 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn (4 sc)

R: 3 – Repeat R: 2 for 39 (48, 61) Rows
 Rows = 41 (50, 63)

R: 4 - Join band in a circle, sc in each sc sewing the ends together.
The sc join row counts as 1 row, Ch 3
42 (51, 64 Rows)


R: 5 – (All Sizes) 1 dc in the side of each row around, join, ch1
(42 (51, 64 dc)

R: 6 – 1 sc in the 1st 2 dc, bst in the next dc,
*1 sc in the next 2 dc, bst in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 1
42 (51, 64 sts)

R: 7 – 1 sc in each st around, join, ch 3
42 (51, 64 scs)

R: 8 – 1 dc in each sc around, join, ch 1
42 (51, 64 dc)

R: 9 – 1 sc in each dc, around, join, ch 1
42 (51, 64 sc)

R: 10 – Repeat R: 6

R: 11 – Repeat R: 7

R: 12 – Repeat R: 8


R: 13 - Sizes S – M  – 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3

XS -Skip to R: 15

R: 14 – M- 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3

S -Skip to R: 15

R: 15 -  All 3 Sizes - 1 dc in the next 3 dc, dctog the next 2 dc,
*1 dc in the next 3 dc, dctog the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3

XS -Tie off weave in your ends leaving a 12 inch tail a of yarn.

R: 16 - 1 dc in the next 2 dc, dctog the next 2 dc,
*1 dc in the next 2 dc, dctog the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3

S -Tie off weave in your ends leaving a 12 inch tail a of yarn.

R: 17 - 1 dc in the next 1 dc, dctog the next 2 dc,
*1 dc in the next 1 dc, dctog the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, tie off
Leaving a 12 in tail of yarn.

M -Tie off weave in your ends leaving a 12 inch tail a of yarn.

All Sizes - Turn the hat wrong side out, thread the tail of yarn onto the needle.
Gather closed the top of the hat. Flip right side out.




Add The Topper or Pom pom.

Now I need to get some more of these kits for my grand kids! 

An Ad Free PDF file is available
 in my Ravelry shop
 For $2.50 At This LINK