Thursday, November 24, 2011

ON VACATION - But Still Open!

I am "On Vacation"
from November 26 - December 2

I am still taking orders in my shops,
 as I will be checking in each evening
to send out Crochet Patterns
 and answer

For Crochet Patterns and an
 immediate PDF Down load go to

It is My 30th Anniversary of Marriage!
(Yes, to the same man!)
We were married Dec. 30th, 1981
(I couldn't get the pic to turn...So please just tilt your head to the left.)
Love The peach ruffle shirt my hubby is wearing!!!!

See ya next week!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Peppermint Christmas Dog collar Crochet Pattern

Peppermint Dog or Pet Collar Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

Peppermint Dog Collar
Crochet Pattern
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Skill: Easy

Materials :
Hook - H / 5.00 MM
Yarn- Bulky (5 or 6) Bernat Denim- Lava Wash 
              (This is a chunky Yarn, you can also use strand
                 each of a Red and White Worsted weight yarn.)
Peppermint Button or PLASTIC decorations- 
                     I found these in the mini. Christmas Tree Section
                     at Hobby Lobby. Do Not Use real Peppermints!!!

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)

First measure your dog, cat, bunny or pets neck.

Ch 27 for a 10 inch neck - 
(to make larger or smaller add chs in increments of 4.)

R: 1 Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, *skip the next ch, 4 dc in the next ch, 
skip the next ch, 1 sc in the next ch, Repeat from * 5 more times for 6 shells,
 1 sc in the last ch, ch1

R: 2 - Working down the opposite side of the ch, 1 sc in the 1st sc,
 *skip the next ch, 4 dc in the next ch (should be in the center of the last shell) 
skip the next ch, sc in the next ch, repeat 5 more times for 6 shells, sc in the last ch.
 do not tie off.

1st Tie - Ch 25, 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the end, sl st back down the ch to the collar, 
join with a sl st and tie off.

2nd Tie - join yarn to the opposite end of the collar with a sl st, Ch 25, 
1 dc in the 2nd ch from the end, sl st back down the ch to the collar,
 join with a sl st and tie off.

I cut off the loops from the plastic peppermints. 
Then I Hot Glued one in each shell center. 
The package comes with 9 peppermints, 
so if you need to make the collar larger you have a few extra.

Keep the collar on securely so dogs are not tempted
 to bite or chew on the peppermint pieces.

Rosie is wearing the Reindeer hat. 
You can find the Pattern in my Ravelry shop

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

12 Dog collar Free Crochet Pattern Links | Posh Pooch Designs

Last year I did a Crochet Dog Collar pattern
 each week for 12 weeks before Christmas.

Many of you have been asking for
the crochet patterns,
so I am making a listing right
here with the links to find them.

TheCrochet Patterns
 are ALL FREE, FREE, FREE!!!!!!
12 Collars of Christmas

1. Jingle Bell Dog Collar:Link

2. Bow tie Dog Collar: Link

3. Flowers and Lace Dog Collar: Link

4. The Skull Dog Collar: Link

5. Fringe Dog Collar: Link

6. Pomp A Doddle Dog Collar: Link

7. The Retro Dog Collar: Link

8. Button Dog Scarf: Link

9. Candy Cane Dog Collar: Link

10. Black and Silver: Link

11. Snowflakes and Gems: Link

12. Beaded Dog Collar: Link

Have fun making these 
for your Pooches 
and Kitties, too

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chihuahua Themed Christmas Wreath

My Daughter in law and her friend 
asked if I would like to make new Christmas 
wreaths with them. So we went to  Hobby Lobby, picked out a wreath and all the bobbles 
and ribbons to make them.
I Bought 3 ceramic Chihuahuas and bright
 colorful decorations and ribbon.

A Chihuahua Themed Christmas Wreath!
To make the Wreath, 
I purchased an wreath that was empty.
Then I used a lot of Hot Glue.
 I placed everything were I wanted it and just
 glued it in place.  Even the ribbon is glued on.
It is really easy, Just choose a them and let your imagination take over.
And a Lot of Hot Glue!

Here are the three wreathes we designed.
1. Ice Cream Themed
2. Chihuahua Themed
3. Cupcake Themed

It was so much fun.