Friday, January 28, 2011

Bowtie Collar Slide and matching Cuffs- Crochet Pattern

Bow tie Collar slide and Matching Cuffs
Maximo is modeling the Bow tie Collar slide and
 Matching Cuffs
I made them red for Valentines Day 
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but Green would be good for St. Patrick's Day, 
and pink, white  or black would work for  Easter...
Great for a Doggie Wedding or Birthday party! 
Oh!  the possibilities!

Skill : Super Easy

Materials :
Hook : H
Yarn needle
Yarn; Worsted weight

Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Bow tie Slide:

Chain 31 with Red yarn - 12 inch dog neck
( 3 chs = 1 inch, add more chs to make it larger)

R: 1 - 1 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 29 more hdc, ch1 turn

R: 2-3 - 30 hdc, ch1, turn

R: 4 - 30 hdc, tie off, leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn

Put the ends of the bow tie together, and using the yarn tail sew them,
weave in the end.

Center of the Bow:
Ch 10 with white yarn

R: 1 - 9 sc, ch1, turn

R: 2 - 9 sc, and then tie off leaving a 8 inch tail for yarn

Wrap the center piece around the center of the bow tie,
and sew the ends together, tight enough to hold,
but loose enough to be able to slide the collar through the back.

Slide it right on your pets collar.

Matching Cuffs: make 2

Ch 15, with white yarn
 (you can measure your dogs leg and adjust the amount of chains)

R: 1 - 1 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 13 hdc, ch1 turn

R: 2-3 - 14 hdc, ch1, turn

R: 4 - 14 hdc, ch 3 sc, 3 times on the end of the cuff, at the corner ch 3,
 skip next st, sc in the next st, * ch3 skip the next st, sc in the next st,
 repeat from* across cuff, at the corner, ch 3 sc three times down
 the end of the cuff, then tie off and weave in the end.

Button: make 2 (You can use a real button or a crochet button)

Ch 3, with red yarn, 8 hdc in the 2nd ch from the End,
join tie off leaving a 8 inch tail of yarn to sew the button with.
Be sure to close the hole in the center of the button,
Then fold the cuff in half, and sew button on,
going through both of the cuff sides.

Fnished Bow tie  and Matching Cuffs..

Okay, I just could not resist making the bow tie slide in green!
This is a group I made for special order..
 So many color choices!!!

I hope you have fun with these patterns..
I know I did!

Monday, January 24, 2011

"Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder" Calendar

Maximo won a photo contest on the
Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder
Facebook Fan page for the photo of him in his
Tuxedo Sweater.
 The gift was a OCD Calendar! 
 I was ,  I mean Maximo was  very excited to receive the Calendar in the mail, as he is a big fan.

 This is a very well put together Calendar, with thick Card stock pages and a metal spring type  binding. This is no cheesy calendar you would buy at your local discount store.

See how enamored Maximo's is with the Calendar. ( He was licking the front cover).

Each Month has a darling picture of one of the OCD chihuahuas. The month shown is November and guess what? Bebe is wearing a Posh Pooch Designs turkey Hat, that I made!  I am so honored and excited. I put the pic next to Rosie wearing her turkey hat.  Bebe's is much smaller, though.

The OCD Calendar now is hung in the center of my Office were Maximo can see it every day!

Maximo says, "Thank you OCD for my wonderful Calendar,
 from your #1 Fan!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sock Monkey Love

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Sock Monkey Love ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I have had so many requests and questions about the "Sock Monkey" items for dogs, (and these work for cats and bunnies too) that I have designed and make, that I thought I would put a Blog together with all of them.

Sock Monkey Hat - with purple pompom
Custom made in your dogs size (2 -15 lb dogs) Link

Traditional Sock Monkey - Link   "Traditional "Sock Monkey design.
Custom made in your dogs size (2 -15 lb dogs)

Pink Sock Monkey Hat - Link

Sock Monkey Sweater and Hat set - you choose which colors you want. Link

Sock Monkey Sweater and Hat set  in PINK! Link

Four Fun Sock Monkey Sweater and Hat Sets to Choose from:  Link
Just the Hats:  PinkBlue,  GreenPurple

 Crochet Pattern - Sock Monkey Hat - if you would like to make the hat yourself ,you can purchase the Crochet Pattern, which will be emailed to you in a PDF file  Link

If you would like to make the Sweater and hat set, you can purchase the Crochet Patterns for  Both Patterns  which will be emailed to you in a PDF file. Link

Sock Monkey Dog Woobies:
Available in :
 12 inch  Link
6 inch mini Woobie  Link
Crochet Pattern:  Link

 Well, that is all for now but I have a lot more ideas in mind!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Dog Woobie Crochet Pattern

Woobie Dog Toy Crochet Pattern
Kids like them, too!
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs 

First of all: What is a Dog Woobie?

A Dog Woobie is a long, about 12 inches or longer, 
Stuffed Dog toy, usually shaped like a dog. 
Some of them have squeakers, some do not. 
It is totally up to you if you want to put a squeaker in 
it or not. My Rosie Bell, aka Chihuahua model # 2,
 is terrified of the Squeaking sound and runs away
 from them. Maximo, aka Chihuahua model #1, 
on the other hand, loves the Squeaker and loves to 
make it squeak, but probably just to annoy Rosie.

Note about Squeakers and dogs: 
My friend has a Doxie who loves to eat toys with squeakers in them. She had to take him to the vet for emergency surgery because he had swallowed the squeaker out of his woobie, 
not one of mine, and it had lodged in his intestine. 
He almost died. So All My Woobies will not  have the 
Squeakers in them.
Maximo says, "Don't touch my Woobie"!

See This Video on my Youtube Crochet
Channel at this LINK

Woobies - Dog Toy Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Hook-H / 5.00 mm
Yarn needle
Yarn: Med (4) Acrylic yarn- I used Red Heart Super Saver
Fiber Fill for Stuffing
Optional - Stitch Marker

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Size: 12 inches long


Pattern Notes - 
Body is stitched in the round.

Starting at the top of the head:

R: 1 - ch 3, in 2nd ch from the end, 6 hdc, join with a
sl st to the first hdc (6sc)

R: 2 - 2 hdc in each hdc. (12sc)

R: 3 - 2 hdc in each hdc. (24sc)

R: 4 - 1 hdc in each hdc. (24sc)

R: 5 - 1 hdc in each hdc. (24sc)

R: 6 - R: 30 - Repeat R - 5, at the end of the R: 30,slst in the next 2 hdc,
 tie off leaving a 18 inch tail of yarn.

 This makes a 12 inch woobie,

If you want the woobie to
be shorted, stitch less rows, if you want the woobie longer continue making
 rows until desired length.

Stuff the Woobie up to the end, sew all along to top of the
end with the tail of yarn, and gather closed,
making a few sts to secure the opening shut.

Paws: Make 4
Paws are stitched in the round, no joining

R: 1 - Ch 3, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the end (6sc)

R: 2 - 2 sc in each sc (12sc)

R: 3 - 1 sc in each sc (12sc)

R: 4 - 1 sc in each st (12sc)

R: 5 - R: 7 - repeat R: 4 leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn
 for gathering closed the end of the paw.

Stuff each paw with a little bit of stuffing and
 gather the tops closed, place on woobie and

sew in place with matching yarn.

R: 1 - Ch 9, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 5 chs, 2 sc in the last ch
turn working down the opposit side of the chain,
2 sc in the 1st ch, 1 sc in the next 5 chs, 2 sc in the last ch, join to 1 st sc with a slst, ch 1
(18 sc)

R: 2 - 2 sc in the1sc, 1 sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc in the next 2 sc, 
 1 sc in the next 7 scs, 2 sc in the last sc join to 1 st sc with a slst,
 Tie off leaving  18 inch tails of yarn. (22 sc)

Gather the edge of the muzzle in and
 place a small amount of stuffing inside. Sew on to the the front of the woobie

Embroider the face an sew with simple straight stitches,
as shown in the picture with a needle and dark yarn. 

Ears: make 2
Ch 11, 1 sc in the second ch from the hook, ch1, turn (10sc)

1 sc in each sc across, tie off leaving a 8 inch tail to sew on
 to the side of the woobie's head. weave in the other end. (10sc)

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in my Ravelry Shop At This LINK
 For $2.50 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

♥♥♥Conversation Hearts Dog Collar Crochet Pattern ♥♥♥

♥♥♥   Conversation Hearts Dog Collar Crochet Pattern    ♥♥♥

As I was cleaning out some 20 + year old Crochet
 magazines and books, Some from my Mother-in- law 
and some from many different Garage sales, 
a piece off paper fell out.

 ( I Love old vintage crochet patterns) 
On it was a hand written
 crochet pattern. No pictures, all it said was 
"Lil' Heart Crochet Pattern". 
It was written in pencil, so the pic I tried to take of it, 
did not come out well.  But it looked so easy, 
I just had to try it...
And I loved it so much I wanted to share it!

See The Video On my Youtube Channel 
at this LINK
Lil' Heart Pattern:
Skill : Sooooo very Easy

Hook: H
Yarn needle

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Treble Crochet (tr)

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Ch 4, work in the forth ch from the hook,
" 3 tr, 3 dc, chain 1, 1 tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr, ch 3, sl st,"
 leave a 8 in tail of yarn, and pull to the back.

Closing the Hole in the Center:
Thread the tail of yarn on to the yarn needle, then on the back side of the heart  draw the yarn through all the loops in the circle, and secure the yarn.

To make hearts into the Dog Collar :
Measure your dogs neck. Each heart measures approximately 2 inches. make as many hearts as you need to equal your dog's neck measurement.

Maximo's neck is 10 inches so I need 5 hearts.

Slip stitch the hearts together with matching yarn. ch 25 or more, depending on how long you want your ties to be, then attach to end of heart and slip stitch back up the ch. I usually tie a know in the end to help it keep from unraveling.

If you think the hearts are too big you can always go down a hook size or two.

Maximo modeling the Conversation Hearts Dog collar

I tied the bow to the back, but you can even
 put beads on the tie and tie it to the front, 
as well as put gems on the hearts!

I Love This Lil' Heart Crochet Pattern!
You can add them to anything! 


P.S. Next weeks free Crochet Pattern is a "Woobie".
So, Do you know what a "woobie" is?