Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sweatband/Headband Crochet pattern

I decided to take a break from designing and making
doggie blankets, sweaters, hats and such......
and make something for me.
Sweatbands, or Headbands
I made these from 100 % cotton -
Peaches and Cream yarn to be exact.
I go to the gym Monday, Wednesday Friday.
Its cold in the morning so I want a headband to cover my ears---
But I sweat when I workout so i wanted a sweat band....
I wear it across my ears on the way to the gym,
Then slide it up around my forehead for work out time.
And they are totally washable!!!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel

Sweatband/ Headband Crochet Pattern:
Please, Add This Crochet pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill - Easy 

Crochet Hook  - H
Yarn - any cotton yarn I used peaches and cream about 2 oz.
Yarn Needle

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
 Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)

Size: 19 -20 inches around, 
Thin - 2 inches thick
Thick - 3 inches thick

Ch1 Does not count as a stitch.
Ch3 Counts as a Double Crochet.

Ch 11 (9 for thin band)

R 1 : 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch, ch1, turn(10,8 sc)
R 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (10,8 sc)
R 3 -9 : Repeat R : 2
R 10 - 1 sc in each sc, turn, ch 3
R : 11 - 1 dc in the 1st St, *sk the next st, 2 dc in the next st*,
              Repeat from *to* 3 more times ( only 2 for thin band),
              1 dc in the last st, turn.
R 12 : Ch 3, 1 dc in the sp between 1st and 2nd dc,
          *2 dc in the sp between the next 2 dc ( v st)*
          Repeat from *to* 3 more times ( 2 for thin band),
          1 dc in the last dc, turn.
R 13 - 28 : Repeat R 12
        Add more rows or subtract rows to fit your head.   
R 29 : Ch1, sc in each st, ch1, turn
R 30 : 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn
R 31 - 39 : Repeat R 30
     It is easier to weave in your ends, if you did color changes, 
    before you sew the ends closed.
Put the 2 ends together and sl st closed.

Now go out and play!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy Birthday To Maximo

March 17th is the Day we celebrate
Maximo's Birthday.
He is a rescue Chihuahua,
so we are not sure of his exact birthday.
We decided since he is a lucky dog and
March is his approximate birth month,

To Celebrate his birthday on March 17th!!
I Love The Look on His face in this picture..LOL!!!
Would you like the
Crochet Pattern
for his adorable Birthday Hat?

Really MOM, do I have to wear this???
You can find the pattern

I think I became the Lucky One, 
When I adopted Maximo!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Herb Garden

Well, it has been a little over a week
 since I planted my seeds for my herb garden.

As you can see there is some growth,
but a few seeds haven't come up yet.

This is Cilantro
My favorite Herb to grow and cook with!

This little tray is a pack I bought.
It contains, Cilantro, jal. papers, Tomatoes and lettuce.
I will transplant these to huge pots in the
backyard when they are ready.

These are the herbs I am growing in the pots on
The spiral plant rack.(pic above).

Spring is just around the corner!!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chunky Dog Collars

Chunky Dog Collars: 
One With a Flower and one with a Bow tie!

See the Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Chunky Dog Collars Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Crochet Hook -K
Large Yarn needle
Yarn : Chunky (5 or 6) I used USA hometown by Lion Brand chunky yarn
             And I Love This Chunky/ Hobby Lobby

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

Getting Started: first measure your dog's neck--keeping mind yarn stretches.

And also you will need to slip the collar over their head.

My dogs have 12 inch necks( 24 chs + 2 chs =26chs)

Collar :
Ch 26, ( your dog's neck measurement + 2 chs)
join in a circle, ch1
R : 1 - 1 sc in each ch around, join, ch1
R : 2 - R : 4 - Repeat R : 1, tie off weave in your ends.

For a larger dog and a thicker collar, add more rows.

Bowtie :
R : 1- With Hot pink, Ch 13, 12 sc, ch1 turn
R : 2 - 12 sc, ch1, turn
R : 3 - R ; 4 - Repeat R : 2
Tie off, and weave in the ends of yarn.

Cut a 12 inch piece of matching yarn, wrap it around the center
of the bowtie and tie very snuggly.
Attach to center of the collar with the tails of the yarn.

6 Petal Flower :
With C1, Ch 3, 12 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join,

Change to C2 * ch 2, 3 dc, in next st, ch 2, slst in the next st*
Repeat from * to * 5 more times for 6 petals, sl st to join,
tie off and weave in ends. sew on the collar.