Thursday, July 19, 2018

Topper Yarn Crochet Pattern Round up Collection | Posh Pooch Designs

Topper Yarn Crochet Pattern
 Round up Collection
By Sara Sach of
"Lil Toppers" and "Top This" 
Yarn Kits are made By DMC.

I really enjoyed crocheting with
 the Top This and Lil Topper Yarn Kits,
And, I thought you would too.
So, I put together a little collection
 of Free Crochet Patterns For you
to Try.

Click The Name of The Pattern,
 it is the link to the
 Free Crochet Pattern.
By Sara Sach 
of Posh Pooch Designs

By The Lavender Chair


by Petals and Picots

By DMC

By Kim Guzman

By DMC

By Petals and Picots

By Susan Leibowitz

You can fin more Crochet and Knitting patterns at 
The DMC Top This  Link

Have FUN!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Live With Sara - Let's Make A Christmas Ornament Together | Posh Pooch Designs


Live With Sara 
With Sara Sach of
 Let's Make A Christmas Ornament Together


See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
 Channel At This LINK

But First, Today's Question:
"Can you give us some tips on what not to do when you are crocheting?"

1. Do not eat messy or sticky snacks.



No Cheetoz, greasy chips or melted chocolate.
It gets your work all messy, or your hook all sticky.

  YUCK!

My favorite snack while crocheting is
Coffee and M and M's.
"They melt in your mouth, not your hands".

2. Do not get mad or upset and cry.
It gets your project wet.



But really, if you
 are emotional it can change your tension, or mess up your stitch count, 
which causes more frustration.
Maybe instead, 
 look through patterns books or go on line, until you are calm.





3. Do not choose a pattern that is beyond your skill level. 




If the pattern is too hard for you, you may get upset, and quit. There is nothing wrong with being challenged, but if it's too hard, you just might give up.

There are literally thousands of patterns that are in each skill level. Move up to harder things when you feel are ready.




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This is a great Yarn Scrap Buster!
 Takes very little yarn! And makes really pretty ornaments that you can use as gift tags, place makers or decorations.

Little Hexagon Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.00MM
Yarn: Any Worsted Weight (4) Small Amount of 2 or 3 colors
           I used White – C1, Green – C2, Red – C3 I Love This yarn Metallic
Yarn Needle

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

Size: 3.5 X 3.5 inches without the tassel

Notes:
Rounds are joined with a slst
When changing colors, ch3 after the color change.

R: 1 – With C1, Ch 4, 1st 3 chs count as a dc,
5 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, join to ch1.
(6 dc)

R: 2 – Chgto C2, ch3, 1 dc in the same st as ch3, ch1,
*2 dc, ch2 in the next st*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join to ch3, slst to the next ch2 sp.
(6 sets of 2dc, ch1)

R: 3 – Chgto C3, ch3, 1dc, ch2, 2 dc, ch2 in the 1st ch2 sp,
*2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2 in the next ch2 sp*
Repeat From * to * 4 times, join to ch3, slst to next ch2 sp.
(6 sets of 2,dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2)

R: 4 – Chgto C1, *2sc in the ch2 sp, 1 sc between the next 2 dc,
1sc in the next ch2 sp, 1 sc between the next 2 dc*
Repeat rom * to * 5 more times, join with a slst to 1st sc,
Ch 10, join to sc with a slst, tie off and weave in your ends.

Add a Tassel using 3 strands of yarn.
How To Make a Tassel - LINK

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What's New This Week At Posh Pooch Design


Bunny Hugs Hooded baby Blanket
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Triple Thick Pot Holder
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Christmas Wreath Granny Square
Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Holiday Penguin Coaster
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Christmas In July 2018
Patterns, Videos, and Give Away!
Click This LINK

Monday, July 16, 2018

Triple Thick Pot Holder Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Triple Thick Pot Holder Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach of
This Crochet Pattern is another Crochet Pattern in My Series
Vintage Patterns With A Modern Twist.

 I received a message asking if I had seen this sort of
 Pot Holder /Hot Pador had I made any.
 I was very excited when I saw the message, because I
 knew I had made some in the past.
 I began looking through my bins of projects,
 and found one similar.
Front                                                   Back

It is a really easy pattern to crochet.
It is basically 3 Solid Granny Squares, 
that are  stitched together to form a thick useful design.
The "Modern Twist" I am giving it, is to use some new yarns in fun Variegated colors, along with a solid.
I only recommend Cotton Yarn for this project, 
as it is intended to hold a fresh off the stove, 
or out of the oven, hot pot or casserole dish.
Acrylic yarn is not suggested, as it will burn.

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
 Channel At This Link

Triple Thick Pot Holder Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

 Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet hook – H/ 5.00MM
Yarn – COTTON ONLY – 2 oz of 2 colors.
           ( I used I love this Cotton - Variegated, peaches and Cream solid)
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Space (sp)

Size: 9 X 9 inches

Notes:
Ch3 Counts as a dc
Rounds are joined with a Slst to the ch3

Pattern: Make 3

R: 1 – Ch 5, join in a circle, ch3, 1 dc, ch2,
*2 dc, ch 2* 2 more times, join, ch 3
(4 sets of 2 dc, ch1)

R: 2 – Slst to next ch 2 sp, ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc in that  1st ch2 sp,
*1 dc in the next 2 dc, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next ch2 sp*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join.
(3 sets of 2dc, ch2, 2dc, corner and 2dc)

R: 3 - Slst  to next ch 2 sp, ch3, dc, ch2, 2c in that  1st ch2 sp,
*1 dc in the next 6 dc, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next ch2 sp*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join.
(3 sets of 2dc, ch2, 2dc, corner and 6 dc)

R: 4 - Slst  to next ch 2 sp, ch3, dc, ch2, 2c in that  1st ch2 sp,
*1 dc in the next 10 dc, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next ch2 sp*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join.
(3 sets of 2dc, ch2, 2dc, corner and 10 dc)


R: 5 - Slst to next ch 2 sp, ch3, dc, ch2, 2c in that  1st ch2 sp,
*1 dc in the next 14 dc, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next ch2 sp*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join.
(3 sets of 2dc, ch2, 2dc, corner and 14 dc)

R: 6 - Slst to next ch 2 sp, ch3, dc, ch2, 2c in that  1st ch2 sp,
*1 dc in the next 18 dc, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next ch2 sp*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join, tie off, weave in your ends.
(3 sets of 2dc, ch2, 2dc, corner and 18 dc)

Place the 3 Squares one on top of the other, with the middle one side ways.

Trim:
Join yarn to the 1st corner, stitching though both thicknesses,
2 sc, in that corner, 1 sc in the next 5 sts, again going through both thicknesses,

*Working up the middle square, 5 sc, 2 sc in the corner, 5sc,

Working through both thicknesses of the top and bottom Square, 
5 sc, 2 dc in the corner, 5 sc*

Repeat From * To * 2 more times,

Working up the middle square, 5 sc, 2 sc in the corner, 5sc,
Working through both thicknesses of the top and bottom Square, 5 sc,

Join to the 1st sc, Ch 15, join to the 1st sc to form the loop.

Super thick and pretty Hot Pad, Hot Holder.
These would make a get wedding, house warming, or First Apartment Gift! 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Bunny Hugs Hooded Baby Blanket | Posh Pooch Designs

Bunny Hugs Hooded Baby Blanket 
Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs
I am very excited to release this Crochet Pattern and Video.
Red Heart Yarn sent me this amazing baby yarn, 
and it's been tested for harmful substances,
 so its safe for babies and children.
It's called Bunches Of Hugs.  It's a Worsted weight (4) yarn.
 It's very soft, and durable at the same time.
It has many wonderful colors to choose from.
Both solids and Variegated.




Also, My neighbor is having a baby.  It's a Win, Win.
 I got to design this cute baby blanket and give it to my neighbor!




Here is a close up of the Stitch Pattern.
 Can you see why I called it "Bunny Hugs"?
Although this Stitch pattern looks complicated, It is not.

The Blanket is a little larger then the average baby blanket, 
so they will be able to use it for well into their toddler years.
Works great for Boys and Girls, as well as neutral colors.

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet 
Channel at This LINK


Bunny Hugs Hooded Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites


Skill: Intermediate

Materials:
Crochet Hook - I / 5.50MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) 20 oz (10 oz of 2 colors of your choice)
             I used Red Heart Bunches of Hugs, Dragon - C1 and Capri – C2
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)
Skip (sp)
Space (sp)
Stitch/ Stitches (st/sts)
Change to (chgto)

Size: 40 x 40 inches, plus the hood (Fits a newborn to toddler)
         Repeat is 5 chs + 2 chs
       
Notes:
Ch3 counts as a dc.
Ch1 does not count as a sc.
When changing colors ch1 after the color change.
Do not cute your yarn, let the yarn trail up the said.

Blanket Pattern:
R: 1 – With C1, Ch 125, dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 1 dc in each ch across,
Turn, ch3, (123dc)

 R: 2 - 1 dc in the next 2 dcs, ch 2, sk 2 dcs,
*1 dc in the next 3 dc, ch2, sk 2 dcs*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn, ch1. (123 sts)

R: 3 – 1 sc in the 1st 3 sts,
*1 tr stitching in the 2 skipped sts from previous Row, 1 sc in the next 3 sts*
Repeat From * to * across Row, Turn, ch 3 (123 sts)

R: 4 – 1 dc in the 1st 2 sts, ch2, sk 2 sts,
*1 dc in the next 3 dc, ch2, sk 2 sts*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn, ch1 (123 sts)

R: 5 – 1 sc in the 1st 3 sts,
*1 tr stitching in the 2 skipped sts from previous Row, 1 sc in the next 3 sts*
Repeat From * to * across Row, Turn. (123 sts)

R: 6 – Chgto C2, Ch 3, 1 dc in the 1st 2 sts, ch2, sk 2 sts,
*1 dc in the next 3 dc, ch2, sk 2 sts*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn, Ch1 (123 sts)

R: 7 - 1 sc in the 1st 3 sts,
*1 tr stitching in the 2 skipped sts from previous Row, 1 sc in the next 3 sts*
Repeat From * to * across Row, Turn, Ch3 (123 sts)

R: 8 – 1 dc in the 1st 2 sts, ch2, sk 2 sts,
*1 dc in the next 3 dc, ch2, sk 2 chs*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn, ch 1 (123 sts)

R: 9 - 1 sc in the 1st 3 sts,
*1 tr stitching in the 2 skipped sts from previous Row, 1 sc in the next 3 sts*
Repeat From * to * across Row, Turn, ch3 (123 sts)

R: 10 – R: 73 - Repeat R: 2 – R: 9, 8 times

R: 74 - R: 77 – With C1, Repeat R: 2 – R: 5, 1 time, tie off weave in your end.



If you are not adding the hood skip to the “Trim”

Hood Pattern:
HR: 1 – With C1, Ch 45, dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
1 dc in each ch across, turn, ch 3

HR: 2 - 1 dc in the next 2 chs, ch 2, sk 2 chs,
*1 dc in the next 3 dc, ch2, sk 2 chs*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn, ch1. (43 sts)

HR: 3 – 1 sc in the 1st 3 sts,
*1 tr stitching in the 2 skipped sts from previous Row, 1 sc in the next 3 sts*
Repeat From * to * across Row, Turn, ch 3 (43 sts)

HR: 4 – 1 dc in the 1st 2 sts, ch2, sk 2 sts,
*1 dc in the next 3 dc, ch2, sk 2 chs*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn, ch1 (43 sts)

HR: 5 – 1 sc in the 1st 3 sts,
*1 tr stitching in the 2 skipped sts from previous Row, 1 sc in the next 3 sts*
Repeat From * to * across Row, Turn. (43 sts)

HR: 6 – Chgto C2, Ch3, 1 dc in the 1st 2 sts, ch2, sk 2 sts,
*1 dc in the next 3 dc, ch2, sk 2 chs*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn, ch1 (43 sts)

HR: 7 - 1 sc in the 1st 3 sts,
*1 tr stitching in the 2 skipped sts from previous Row, 1 sc in the next 3 sts*
Repeat From * to * across Row, Turn, ch3 (43 sts)

HR: 8 – 1 dc in the 1st 2 sts, ch2, sk 2 sts,
*1 dc in the next 3 dc, ch2, sk 2 chs*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn, ch1(43 sts)

HR: 9 - 1 sc in the 1st 3 sts,
*1 tr stitching in the 2 skipped sts from previous Row, 1 sc in the next 3 sts*
Repeat From * to * across Row, Turn. (43 sts)

HR: 10 – HR: 17 – Repeat HR: 2 – HR: 9, 2 times, tie off, Weave in Your end.

Fold Hood in half, with wrong side out, sc the back of the hood
 Closed with matching yarn. Tie off weave in your ends.

Place Hood Opened in the center of the blanket, With Stripes going sideways,
as shown in the picture. Sc the hood onto the blanket with matching yarn,
tie off, weave in your ends.

 Trim:
Without The Hood:
Dc evenly across the 3 remaining sides of the hood, stitching 3 dc in each corner,

Join to the 1st dc with a slst, tie off, weave in your ends.

With The Hood:

Attach yarn of choice to the top right corner of the blanket,
Dc evenly across blanket until you reach the hood,
Dc around the hood placing one dc in each st,
Dc evenly across the  right side of the blanket to the corner,
St 3 dc in the corner,
Dc evenly across the 3 remaining sides of the hood, stitching 3 dc in each corner,
Join to the 1st dc with a slst, tie off, weave in your ends.
Remember: if you are giving this Blanket as a gift, 
to include the yarn wrapper in the gift wrapping. 
This way they will know how to wash it.




Monday, July 9, 2018

Holiday Penguin Coaster Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


Holiday Penguin Coaster Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach of
There is nothing cuter then a Penguin, 
so I thought a cute Holiday Penguin Coaster was the thing
 to design for one of the
Christmas In July 2018 Crochet Patterns.

I actually designed it last year, but decided to wait till
 this year to release it.
It is so fun and adorable, it was worth the wait.
This Coaster can be crocheted in Acrylic or Cotton yarn.
Cotton is more absorbent, but either one will work.
It's Whatever you prefer.
Yes, it's Cute, But it is also, Easy to stitch up.

See The Video on my Youtube
 Crochet Channel At This LINK

Holiday Penguin Coaster Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites 
Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.0MM
Yarn - Any Worsted Weight Yarn (4) or cotton yarn
            C1 -White, C2 -Black, C3 - Red, C4 - Orange
            I used Red Heart Super Saver left overs
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Half Double Crochet ( hdc)
Double Crochet ( dc)
Change To (chgto)
Single Crochet Together (sctog)

Size: 5 x 5  inches 

Notes:
Ch3 Counts as a dc
Rounds are joined with a slst to the ch3
When Changing Colors, ch3 after the color change

Pattern:
R: 1 - Ch 4, 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, join, ch3
(10dc)

R: 2 - 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 2 dc in each st around, join, ch 3
(20dc)

R: 3 – Chgto To C2, ch3, 1 dc in the same st as ch3,
2 dc in each dc around, join, ch 1 (40dc)

R: 4 – Forming the wings -  sl st in the next 7 sts, 
*sc, hdc, 2dc, hdc, sc* in the next 6 sts*
O  O  O  O  O  O
sc   hdc dc   dc  hdc  sc

Slst in the next 14 sts, then repeat From * to * in the next 6 sts,
Slst in the last 7 sts, join to 1st slst, tie off weave in your ends.

R: 5 - The Hat:
Count 3 sts from the top right wing, join C3, sc in the next 7 sts, ch1 turn. (7 sc)

R: 6 – Sctog the 1st 2 sc, 1 sc in the next 4 sc, ch 6, turn. ( 5 sc, ch  6)

R: 7 – Turn, dc in the 2nd ch, slst in the next 3 chs,
 sc in the next 3 sc, sctog the last 2 sc, tie off,
weave in our end.(1 dc, 3 slst, 4 sc)

R; 8 – The Feet:
Count  3 sts from the  bottom left wing, join C4,
ch 1, 4 dc in the next st, ch1, slst in the next st,
 slst in the next st,ch 1, 4 dc in the next st, ch1,
slst in the next st, tie off weave in your ends.

Face:
The Eyes are made with 2 black French knots.
The Beak is made with straight stitches forming a triangle upside down.

For all The Free Crochet Patterns for the
 Christmas in July 2018 Celebration click this LINK