Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dog Paws Stitch Markers By "Day By Day Crochet"

I saw the stitch markers on her
facebook Fan Pagepage
and just had to order them.

I am showing each one front and back.
They look just like my Dog's,
Rosie and Maximo's paws!

She even put spots on the white one,
like Maximo
Her prices are very reasonable
and Her design is very detailed.
Here is her Business card..
OOPS, Sorry about leaving
 the Staple in it.

Here are some that look
like little balls of yarn!

She makes buttons, too!
She also Crochets and Loves yarn!
Go To her fan page
 and Look through her photo albums.
She is very talented.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Furry Baby Bum Cover Crochet Pattern

Furry Baby Bum Cover Crochet Pattern

This is a photo prop,

for laying on a newborn baby 

when getting its picture taken. 

It is basically a round furry disc.

I was asked to make this for A lady

Who was having angel wings

 made for a newborn picture and

 just needed the baby's bottom

 covered, with the same yarn as the wings.

I know, I know ,
This is for a human baby,
not a fur baby!!!
I don't have a new born baby,
so my bear had to be the model.

This Baby Bum Cover was a special request from
a new born photographer.
She asked for it to be about 7 to 8 inches
and for it to curl around the baby bum,
as well as be furry to go with a set of angel wings she had.
 She loves the bum cover.

The Pattern :

Skill- Easy

Hook : J
Fun fur - I used White
Baby yarn - I used Blue

Stitches used:
Chain - ch
Single crochet - sc
Double Crochet - dc
Slip Stitch - sl st

Rd : 1 - using 1 strand each of the yarns, Ch 3, 10 dc in the
 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st to form a circle, ch 3

Rd : 2 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around,
 join, ch 3

Rd : 3 - Repeat R : 2

R : 4 - 1 dc in the 1st 3 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, *1 dc in next 3 dc,
 2 dc in the next dc, repeat from * around. You should notice the
bum cover starting to circle on the edges.

R : 5 - Repeat R : 4, only ch 1 instead of ch 3

R : 6 - 1 sc in each dc around, join, ch1

R : 7 - 1 sl st in each sc around, , join and tie off.

It's a Furry Baby Bum Cover!!!

I think it would be awesome
 in all sorts of color combinations.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Doggie Tutu Free Crochet Pattern

I am So very thankful for my fans and followers.
To Say thank-you, I have written a crochet pattern
that is great for any fun dress up occasion
or costume.
Doggie Tutu
This tutu is also very comfy for your dog, 
or pet to wear.
And it is totally adjustable for any size.

We made a Video of How to 
Crochet the band and add the tulle skirt.
See This Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Dog Tutu Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet PatternTo Your Ravelry Favorites

SKill: Easy

Hook : H
Yarn Needle
Tape Measure
Ribbon- 24 inches of your choice ribbon
1 Decorative Button of Choice
Rolled Tulle- About 18 12 inch length - your choice of colors

Yarn- Caron Simply Soft, worsted weight yarn- any color
Any color of Worsted weight yarn can be used, I really the softness
and shininess of Caron Simply soft for this project.

Stitches used:
Chain - ch
Double Crochet - dc
Slip Stitch - sl st

Getting Started:
The first thing you need to do is measure your dog's tummy according to the picture.
Add one inch to the measurement for comfy fit.

Belly Band -

Note : Ch1 at the end of each row is a turning ch, and does not count as a st.

R : 1 - Ch 10, turn. 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 dc in each ch across, ch1, turn

R : 2 - 1 dc in the 1st 2 dc, ch1, skip the next dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, ch1, skip the next dc, 1 dc in the st 3 dcs, ch1, turn ( 2dc, ch1, skip1, 2dc, ch1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch1, turn)

R : 3 - 1 dc in each dc and in each ch across, ch1, turn

R : 4 - Repeat R : 2 ( 2dc, ch1, skip1, 2dc, ch1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch1, turn)

Continue to repeat R: 3 and R : 4 until the length needed, Making sure to end row on the end with 2dc. (We will be attaching the Tulle on the side with 3dc.)

Top Edging : Turn, ch 4, sl st in the next row side. * ch 4, sl st in the next row side. Repeat from * across top of belly band. Tie off leaving about a 18 inch tail of yarn to sew the band closed later. Do not sew closed till after the tulle is attached.

Attaching the Tulle for the Tutu:

1. Cut the Rolled Tulle in 12 inch lengths - I used 24 pieces. You can use more or less.

It just depends on how full of a tutu you want. if your dog is Bigger, you can use longer then 12 inch lengths, as well.

2. Lay 2 lengths of Tulle, one on top of the other, for a double thickness. Fold in half and pinch the middle together. With your Crochet hook, loop the Center of the Tulle through the 2nd and 3rd dc in the center of the bottom of the belly band. Then pull through, gently pulling it snug.

3. Continue this same technique, working from the center out, on each side of belly band.

I wanted the tummy left without tulle, for going potty, but you can continue to work all the way around if you desire.

Also, you may need to trim the tulle, mine definitely needed trimming.

Embellishments :

I chose Halloween Ribbon and a Sparkle Pumpkin Button.

I attached the Ribbon and sewed on the button in the back center of the belly band, as close and I could to the tutu skirt.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

How I Made Polymer Clay Covered Hooks

I have been wanting to try this,
so I did!
And it was Fun!
So here is what You Need:
Polymer Clay
Metal Crochet Hooks
 Parchment Paper
An Oven

See The Video Demonstration on my
 Youtube Channel at This LINK

Let's Get Started:
Preheat Your oven to 275
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
Line Your work area with parchment as well.
Two or Three  Fun Clay colors and
3 Metal Crochet Hooks.
Knead the clay until it is soft.
and roll it out into thin canes,
Twisted them together gently.
Then folded them over twice.
Rolled them in a ball.
You want the colors to mix
without blending together.
Then I rolled out a thick cane,
and cut it to the right length.
I gently pulled the hook into the clay.
No Glue or adhesive is needed.

I didn't have very many issues 
with bunching but 
I rolled it a little bit to smooth it out.

I laid them on Parchment paper.
Ready to go in the toaster oven.
bake at 275 for 15 minutes.

Let Your Hooks Cool and cure 
for about 24 hours before using.
All cooled and Ready to Crochet!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Cotton Crochet Patterns

I have had a lot of fun
working with Cotton Yarn
and want to share
some of the FREE patterns
I designed.
I really prefer other fibers
and wanted to try my hand at it,
 and to my surprise
really enjoyed working with it.

Free Crochet Patterns Can be found
 at this Link: Craftsy pattern Store
1. Bunny Baby clothes
2. Sweatband/ Headband
3. Soap Bag
4. Tissue Keeper (not ready yet)
5.Square cloths
6. Scrunchie ( not ready yet)
7.Round Face Cloths

This is the Basic Produce/ Shopping  bag

This is the Round bottom
Shopping/ produce Bag

Both these Free Patterns Can also be

I Hope you enjoy these Free patterns and
please feel free to post your finished
 items to my Facebook fanpage