Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Uncle Sam's Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Uncle Sam's Hat Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs


This Cute little hat can be used as a decoration
 for any of the Patriotic holidays.
It also works up great as a photo Prop for kids,
 pets and even Adults.


It can crocheted with Med (4) yarns of your choice. Acrylic, cotton or and a Blend.


See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK



Uncle Sam's Top Hat Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook-H / 5.00MM
Yarn -Worsted Weight Yarn (4)- Red, White and Blue (about 2 oz. total)
1 decorative button of your choosing
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loops Only (blo)

Size: 5 inches tall

Notes:
Ch1 Does not count as a st
Ch2 Counts as hdc
Ch3 Counts as dc


The Pattern is worked in 4 Steps:
Step 1 - The Top

R : 1 With Blue yarn, Ch 2, 8 hdcs in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 join with a sl st, ch 2 (8hdc)

R : 2 - 2 hdc in each st around, join, ch 2 (16hdc)

R : 3 - 1 hdc in the same st as the ch2,
1 hdc in the 1st  sts, *2 hdc in the next st, 
2 hdc in the next 2 sts, Repeat from * around join,
 and tie off, weave in your ends and set aside. (24hdc)

Step 2 - The Stripes:
Note: Ch1 does not count as st.
Ch1  after the color change, when changing colors.
leave yarn attached, when changing colors.

R: 1 -With Red yarn, 1 - Ch 9, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in the next 7 chs, ch1 turn (8 sc)

R: 2 - Working the Blo, 1 sc in each sc, turn (8 sc)

R: 3  - Change to white yarn, leaving the red yarn attached, 
working in the blo 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (8 sc)

R: 4 - Working in the blo, 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (8 sc)

We will be working the blo for the stripes.

R: 5 - R: 6 -  White Red yarn, repeat R: 3 - R: 4

R : 7- R: 28  - Continue to repeat R: 3 - R: 4
alternating between red and white stripes 
for a total of 14 stripes (7 red, 7 white)

Put the ends together,  wrong side out, 
so the stripes are going up and down, and sl st the ends.

Place the Blue hat top on top, and 
slip st them together, around the top, 
then flip to the right side. Weave in the ends.

Step 3 - Hat Band
R :1 - Join blue yarn to hat bottom, any where, 
with a sl st, ch2, hdc around the bottom edge of the hat,
 putting 1 hdc in each row around, join to the ch2, ch 2 (28 hdc)

R : 2 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join (28 hdc)

Step 4 - Hat Brim

R : 3 - Change to red yarn, ch 3, 1 dc in 1st st,
 *2 dc in the next st,  1 dc in the next st*, Repeat 
from * to * around hat brim, join to 1st ch 3 with a slst,
 tie off, weaving in the ends. (32 dc)

 You can attach a button of your choice. 
The Crochet Pattern For The Star Washcloth 
is at This LINK

This a great photography prop
for People or animals!!!
Patriotic Collar Free Crochet Pattern
 can be found at this link:



An Ad Free PDF File is Available
For $2.50 In my Ravlery Shop
 At This LINK

Monday, May 28, 2012

Cotton Shopping Bag Crochet Pattern

Cotton Shopping Bag Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs 

The Farmer's market is Open in our town,
And I wanted a new Shopping bag.
 I wanted it to be cotton and washable....
 so.... wa la!

This bag is so easy to stitch up and a great way
 to use up all those left over cotton yarns.



I decided to retest and update this pattern.
And added a Brand new Video.
 I used Caron Cotton Cakes and I Love how it turned out.

It is adjustable to any length you like.


See The Video On my Youtube Crochet
Channel At This LINK


Cotton Shopping Bag Crochet Pattern 
Please, Add This Crochet pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - J / 6.0 MM
Cotton worsted Weight Yarn Med (4)-about 3-4 oz.
             I used peaches and cream
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Treble Stitch (tr)

Size: 12 X 12 You can make it as long as you want by adding more rows.
Mesh Rows = 1 inch of length

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a stitch
Ch5 counts as a tr, ch1
Rounds are joined with a Slip stitch

Pattern:
R: 1 - Ch 35, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. 1 sc in the next 33 chs,
ch1, turn. (34 sc)

R: 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn.(34 sc)

R: 3 - R: 6 - Repeat R: 2

R: 7 - 1 sc in each sc across, then turn and stitch 3 sc in the corner,
and then stitch 5 sc evenly down side, 3 sc in the corner,
1 sc in each st down the side,
 3 sc in the 3rd corner, 5 sc evenly down the side,
3 sc in the last corner, join with a sl st, ch 1
(34+3+5+3=45
X 2 = 90sc)

R: 8 - 1 sc in each sc around bag bottom, join. (90 sc)

R: 9 - Ch 1, Repeat R: 8

R: 10 - Ch 5, *skip the next st, 1 tr in the next st, ch1*
Repeat from *to* around bag. join, ch 5 (90sts)

R: 11 - 1 tr in the 1st tr, ch1,
*1 tr in the next tr, ch 1*
Repeat from *to* around bag, join 4th ch of the ch 5

R: 12 - Repeat R: 11

R: 13 - R: 17  - Repeat R: 11 -

Continue to Repeat R: 11  for a longer bag

R: 18 - 1 sc in each st and in each space around bag, join, ch 1 (90 sc)

R: 19 -  1 sc in each sc, join, ch1 (90 sc)

R: 20 - Forming the handles,
1 sc in the next 15 sts, ch 25, sk the next 15 sc,
join with a sc to the next sc, 1 sc in the next 29 sc,
Ch 25, sk the next 15 sc, join to the next sc,
1 sc in the last 14 sc, join, ch1

R: 21 - 1 sc in each sc and in each ch around top of bag. join, ch 1 (110sc)

R: 22 - 1 sc in each sc, join, ch1 (110sc)


Now, let's Go Shopping!~
Enjoy!
Please, remember to wash your
 Cotton Shopping Bag between shopping trips,
 to keep our mold and such!

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For $2.50 In My Ravelry Shop 
At This LINK


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Crochet Sunhat Bands


Sunhat Band Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs


I actually bought these 2 hats at the $1.00 Store.
I love To be outside and
 want to protect my face.
As cute as these hats are, They are not cute enough for me.
So I crocheted a really cute bands to fancy them up a bit.
Add 1, 2, 3 or more Flowers!

See This Video On My Youtube Crochet
 Channel at this LINK


Sunhat Band Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H / 5. 00MM
Yarn - Med (4) I used Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)

Size: 24 inches around 
Multiples  6 + 2

R: 1 - ch 80
I use st markers to mark every 10 sts. 

1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
*sk 2 chs, 4dc in the next ch, sk 2 chs, 1 sc in the next ch*
Repeat From * to * across ch.
(13 shells)                                                      close up


R: 2 - Ch1, Turn working down the opposite side of the ch,
1 sc in the 1st sc, 4 dc in the center ch of the 1st shell st,
*1sc in the next sc, 4 dc in the next shell st center*
Repeat From * to* across, 1 sc in the last sc.
Tie off leaving about a 12 inch tail of yarn.
                                                                      close up


Place the 2 ends together, securely attach them together using the tail of yarn.
Attach the band to the hat.

Flower:
R : 1 - Ch 5, join in a circle, ch1.
 12 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join to 1st hdc, ch1

R : 2 - *sl in 1st hdc, Ch 3, 3 tr, in next dc, ch3, slst in the same st,
 sl st in the next hdc*, Repeat 5 more times for 6 petals.
Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing on hat. 

This IS Now My favorite Sun Hat


If you want to be able to remove your band and flowers,
 sew the flowers only to the band, not the hat.
If you want to glue your flowers on,
 I recommend Fabric Glue, Not Hot glue.


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in my Ravelry shop At This LINK
For $2.50



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tutorial : How I Made Polymer Clay Buttons

I had so many people ask me,
"How do you make your  buttons"?
I thought I should make a tutorial.
I am not an expert, but this is what I did.
See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at this LINK 

1. Preheat the toaster oven, according to the package directions
of the polymer clay you purchased.
Mine says 275. Then Put a piece of parchment
paper in the sheet pan.
2. Assemble your stuff. I used:
Polymer Clay,  2 inch cookie cutter,
roller and a button hole maker or tooth pick,
another piece of parchment paper to work on.

3. Choose your colors.
I am using about .5 oz. of
brown and beige this time.

4. Knead and roll your colors into 2 long canes.
these are about 12 inches long.
This is the hardest part, but it really works those muscles!

5. Then, cut the cane into 3 pieces.
Take the first one, and twist the cane folding them,
but not letting the colors mix.

6. Roll out the clay to about 1/4 inch thickness
and press your cookie cutter in.
7. Use the button hole maker or a tooth pick
to make the holes.
(I use the left overs to make round buttons)
Bake for 15 minutes
 or according to your Clay's directions.
8. When the buttons are cooled, I wait about 30 minutes.
Spray with Glitter Spray, Then Clear Gloss.
The ones on the left are sprayed with just gloss.

Depending on size of buttons,
you can get 4 to 6 buttons per oz
of Polymer clay.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Square and Round Cotton Wash Cloths

Square and Round Cotton Wash Cloths
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

Well, its a rainy Saturday morning,
so I decided to go ahead and
finish writing the wash cloth
crochet patterns.

I put the Small Square and
 the Small Round together.

I love mine.
 I have them in each shower and in my gym bag.




Square Wash Cloth:
We retested and updated the Crochet Pattern with lots of pictures, and added a Brand New Video.

The Crochet Pattern and Video For The Round Face Washcloth has been moved To This LINK






See The Video For the Small 
Square Washcloth at this LINK




Round Wash Cloth:
We retested and updated the Crochet Pattern with lots of pictures, and added a Brand New Video.

The Crochet Pattern and Video For The Round Face Washcloth has been moved To This LINK




The Crochet Pattern and Video For The Round Face Washcloth has been moved To This LINK




You can make two of these and stitch them 
together with the trim, leaving the bottom open,
 for a pocket for your fingers, 
and it makes a great face cloth as well.