Saturday, June 23, 2012

"Tag It" Crochet Pattern

I Found This Really cool Crochet pattern --
 It is not mine it belongs to
it is such a cool word..I just love saying it!
Here is the link: Tag it
These little tags are a great and fun
way to quickly identify your
 own luggage or bag.
I put a initial on this one.

You can add your own style and flair
This one I just put a wooden
 star button!

I will be making one for my gym bag,
my water bottle,
and the dogs leashes,
OH  so many possibilities!!!

Have fun with this pattern!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lattice Dog Collar Crochet Pattern

Lattice Dog Collar and Headband Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of

This Fun and fancy Dog Collar is easy to stitch up and will look lovely on our dog or pet for Spring.
And then you can make you one to match!
It is easy to adjust to any size dog, or any size
human head.
Add 1 Flower or add a bunch. 

See the Video on my Youtube Crochet Channel At This LINK

Lattice Dog Collar and Headband Crochet Pattern
 by Sara Sach
Add This crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Hook Size - H/ 5.00MM
Yarn Needle
Buttons ( optional for each flower)
           I do not usually put buttons on dog collars.
Yarn - Worsted Weight  (4)
Tape Measure

Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Slip stitch (sl st)

Size: Pattern is written for a 10 inch dog neck
          With headband (20 inch head) in parenthesis

Gauge: 3 chs = 1 inch

The First thing you need to do is measure your dog's neck. 

R : 1 - Ch 33(63) for a 10 inch neck, adjust amount of chs according to
your dog's neck measurement. turn
(add or subtract 3 chs per inch)

R : 2 - 1 sc in the 4th ch from the end, *ch 4, skip the next 3 chs,
 1 sc in the next ch, repeat from * across row. turn

R : 3 - Ch 4 , 1 sc in the 1st ch 4 space, * ch 4, 1 sc in the next ch 4 space,
repeat from * across row, ch 25 for the tie, turn

R : 4 - 1 sl st in each ch, join in the 1 ch, ch 4, 1 sc in the 1 st ch4 space, ch 4 ,
1 sc in the next ch 4 space, Repeat from * across row, ch 25 for 2nd tie. turn,
sl st back down ch, join and tie off.

Flower : Ch 3, 8 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join to 1st sc with a sl st.

Ch 6, sl st in the same st, *ch 6, sl st in the next st,
repeat from * 6 more times for 8 petals,
join and tie off. Sew flower onto the headband.

Spring is in the Air!
When your pretty pooch wears her collar, 
she will be the talk of the Dog Park!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lace Ruffle Dog Collar

Have you have been wanting to try 
 the new lace yarns,
 but it seemed a little complicated?
This is a great way to start.
I developed this technique for dog items
but would work other items as well.

Lace Ruffle Scarf Dog collar crochet Pattern 
by Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Intermediate

Supplies :
Hook -H
Yarn needle
Yarn - About 36 inches of the lace yarn -
if your dog's neck is bigger you will need more.
(About 3 inches of yarn per inch of neck. )
Worsted Weight yarn that matches
Button of choice

Stitches :
Chain ( ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Yarn over (yo)

R : 1 - Ch 33 with the WW, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
1 sc in next 31 chs, ch 1 turn

R : 2 - Push hook through the 1 st sc, loop on 2 loops of the lace yarn,

WW Yarn over, pull through the 2 lace lops and the sc

yo, pull through both ww loops.
Basically, you are stitching scs and adding 2 loops from the lace yarn in each sc.
If you want a more ruffled collar, ad more loops of the lace yarn.

Repeat this across row, ch1 with the ww, turn.

R : 2 - Making sure you have the lace yarn on the front,
so both rows of ruffles are facing the same way,
on this row you will need to draw on the loops of lace yarn,
before you push your hook before you stitch the sc

draw on 2 loops of lace yarn, push hook through sc, yo,
 pull through sc and 2 loops, yo, pull through both ww loops, repeat across row.
 tie off lace yarn at the end of 1 with ww, turn.

R : 3 - 1 sc in each sc, working down side of collar, 1 sc, ch 5,
 (for button hole)3 more sc, turn working across the bottom of the collar,
1 sc in each st, then working up the other side of the collar, 4 evenly spaced sc,
 turn, *1 sc in each of the 4 sc, repeat from * 4 times for a button tab, tie off.

Sew on Button of choice.
Have fun with this, and if it is hard at first.
 Keep trying.
 It is well worth it.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Free Pattern - Patriotic Slip on Dog Collar

Free Crochet Pattern -
Slip on Patriotic Dog Collar

Make it in Patriotic Colors or any colors you like!
Great fro dogs, Cats or any pets.

You Can See this Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Slip on Patriotic Dog Collar Crochet Pattern 
by Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill Level : Easy

Crochet Hook : H
Yarn Needle
Yarn :Worsted Weight (4) - Small Amount of Red, White, Blue
Button of choice - this is a polymer clay button I made.

Stitches used:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Spike Stitch (st st)

Special Stitch : Spike Stitch - For this pattern, the sc in worked through the st below
of the previous row, spread out over 3 stitches. See Video

Single Spike Stitch and Triple Spike Stitch

Size: Fit 10 to 12 inch neck
3 sc = 1 inch
Measure your dog's neck and add an inch,
 this is a collar that slips on over their head.

ch1 does not count as stitch
ch1 ofter the color change, on color change rows.

R : 1 - Ch 32, For a 10 inch dog neck, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in the next 30 chs, ch1, turn (31sc)

R: 2 - 1 sc in each, turn, tie off white yarn (31sc)

R : 3 - Change to red yarn, ch 1, 1 sc in the 1 st 2 sts,* 1 Spike st in the next st,
 1 sc in the next 3 sts*  Repeat From *to* across, 1 sc in the last 3 sts, turn
(31 sts)

R : 4 - 1 sc in each st, turn, tie off red yarn

R : 5 - Change to Blue yarn, ch 1, 1 sc in the 1st  st, *1 spike St in the next st,
 1 sc in the next 3 sts*, repeat from *to* across, 1 sc in last 2 sc, turn

R : 6 - 1 sc in each st across, turn, tie off blue yarn

R : 7 - Change back to white yarn, Repeat R : 3

R: 8 - 1 sc in each st,
Put the 2 ends of the the collar together, and slst both side together,
 tie off and weave in all your ends.

Add a Fun button for decoration.

Add a Button, bow or flower!
Uncle Sam's Hat Crochet Free Crochet Pattern
Can be found at this link:
Uncle Sam's Top Hat

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Come Follow me -----

There has been a lot of changes in the
"Facebook" World.
So to keep in touch, please come and follow
me here on the blog!

What you will find?

*Free Crochet  Patterns
Down at the bottom right side of the blog,
you should see a list of links for
 my Free crochet patterns.

Every month I try to have 2 or 3
 Free patterns. Some dog related and
some human related and some just for fun!

**Sale item of the Week -
Every Week I choose 1 or more
actual items - hats, sweaters, ect.
and place those at a reduced price.

***Crochet Pattern of the Week -
Every week I run some sort of special
on my crochet patterns - bogo, 
bundles or reduced prices, and
introductory sales.

****You will also find blogs
about fun crafts I have tried!

***** Lastly, you will also find stories,
about Maximo and Rosie,
The Famous Posh Pooch Designs
Dog models!

Please come and follow us!