Monday, March 31, 2014

Gourmet Yarn and Arugula Scarf

I haven't written a Blog in over a week, 
because I was visiting my 
grand kids, Daughter and Sisters.
While visiting my Daughter,
 She took me to a Wonderful Yarn Shop called
in Oklahoma City.
They had so much wonderful yarn
 I was over whelmed.




I finally settled on 2 skeins of this 
delicate sparkly yarn.

I decided to Use
 the Arugula Scarf Pattern
You can find the crochet pattern
 at this LINK
Written By Jennifer Dickerson of 

This Scarf is perfect for Spring 
or summer evenings.
The Pattern is a fun, quick 
and easy well written pattern.

And The yarn was a perfect 
match for the pattern.

Monday, March 17, 2014

And The Winners Are.......

Just a Quick Blog 
to announce the Winners 
of the Give Away!!!


The Winners 
of the Give Aways are:

1. Winner for the
Choice of 3 of my Patterns :
Is...
Jennifer Lucas

2. Winner of the 4 skeins 
of Red Heart Soft yarn
Is...
Jazmin Whang-Smith

Please contact me 
Within 3 days
or another Winner 
will be chosen.

CONGRATS!

Linked-Up Cowl Crochet Pattern

The Linked Up Cowl Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs

This Cowl Crochet pattern is super easy but looks complicated. 
It is also very adjustable for any length you want.
You can make it a cowl, or a scarf.
Depending on how many chains your start with.
I love Cowls, because I am always losing my scarves.




See The Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

The Linked Up Cowl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.


Skill: Easy to Moderate

Materials:
Hook - H
Yarn - Vanna's Choice  - 1 oz of each color
4 colors of choice( C1, C2, C3, C4)

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip St ( sl st)
Half  Double Crochet  (hdc)

Notes:
ch1 at end of rows does not count as a st.
Cowl measures approx. 26 inches around, to adjust length add 
or subtract chs in increments of 10 chs.

R: 1  - With C1, Ch 116, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 hdc in the next 4 chs, ch5,
 skip the next 5 chs, *1hdc in the next 5 chs, ch5, 
skip the next 5 chs,
* Repeat *to*8 more times, 1 hdc in the last 5 chs, tie off. 
(10 ch 5 spaces, 11 5hdc groups)

R : 2  - With C2, Ch 116, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
1 hdc in the next 4 chs,
Weave the Ch through all the 5ch spaces of R: 1, 
*ch5, skip the next 5 chs,
1hdc in the next 5*,Repeat from * to * 9 more times,
 1 hdc in the last 5 chs. 
(10 ch 5 spaces, 11 5hdc groups)


R : 3 With C3, Ch 116,  1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 hdc in the next 4 chs,
Weave the Ch through all the 5ch spaces of R: 1, *ch5,
 skip the next 5 chs,
 1hdc in the next 5*,Repeat from * to * 9 more times, 
1 hdc in the last 5 chs. 
(10 ch 5 spaces, 11 5hdc groups)

R : 4 - With C4, Ch 116,  1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 hdc in the next 4 chs,
Weave the Ch through all the 5ch spaces of R: 1, *ch5, 
skip the next 5 chs,
 1hdc in the next 5*,Repeat from * to * 9 more times, 
1 hdc in the last 5 chs.
 (10 ch 5 spaces, 11 5hdc groups)

R : 5 - With C1, Ch 116,  1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 hdc in the next 4 chs,
Weave the Ch through all the 5ch spaces of R: 1, *ch5, 
skip the next 5 chs,
 1hdc in the next 5*,Repeat from * to * 9 more times, 
1 hdc in the last 5 chs. 
(10 ch 5 spaces, 11 5hdc groups)

R : 6 -Repeat R : 2

R : 7 - Repeat R : 3

R : 8 - Repeat R : 4

R : 9 - Repeat R : 5, do not tie off

Trim :
With C1, working across the first end of the cowl, 
evenly space 36 hdc,
placing 4 hdc in the end of each row. Turn to the side,

Working down the side, *1 hdc in each of the 5hdc, 
5 hdc in the 5hdc space, 
Repeat down the side of the Cowl. turn to the side, 

Working across the other end of the cowl, evenly space 36 hdc,
 placing 4 hdc in the end of each row. turn to the side,

Working down the last side, *1 hdc in each of the 5hdc, 
5 hdc in the 5hdc space, 
Repeat down the side of the Cowl. turn to the side, do not tie off.

Place the 2 ends together and sew closed with sl st across, tie off. 
Weave in all your ends.

The Linked Up Cowl Crochet Pattern
is now available in a  PDF file
 For $2.50 in my Ravelry Shop
 At This LINK 
This is a great Spring Cowl, 
when you want a little warmth, but not a heavy scarf.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Momma Chick Stuffie Crochet Pattern

This is the Momma Chick Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs




The "Spring CAL 2019 -
 Momma and Baby Chicks"
April 1st - April 5th

The Steps are listed.
The Video is added at Each step.




Momma chick Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach


Please ,Add This Crochet pattern To Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill - Easy

Materials:
Hook: H / 5.00 MM
Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn (4) , ( 4 oz total) I used some Red Heart Super Saver
             Light blue, light pink, lemon yellow, small amount of orange and Black
Fiber Fill - Stuffing
Yarn needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet Decrease (hdc dec)

Pattern Notes-
Chick measures about 11 inches wide and 10 inches tall
Ch 1 at the end of round does not count as a st,
I added the Color changes, but you can stripe it how ever you want.

Step 1 - R: 1 - R:6
See The Video For Step 1  At This LINK



R: 1 - With Blue yarn, Ch 42, join in a circle, 
being careful not to twist the ch, join, ch 1

R: 2 - 1 hdc in each ch around, join with a sl st, ch1 (42 hdc)

R: 3 - *1 hdc in the next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, 
Repeat  from *to* around, join, ch 1 ( 52 hdc)

R: 4 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join, ch 1 ( 52 hdc)

R: 5 - Repeat R : 3 (65 hdc)

R: 6 - Repeat R : 4 (65 hdc)

Step 2 - R: 7 - R: 16 -
See The Video For Step 2  At This LINK



R : 7 - Change to pink yarn, Repeat R : 4

R: 8 - R: 10 - Repeat R : 4

R: 11 - Change to yellow yarn, Repeat R : 4

R: 12 - R: 14 - Repeat R : 4

R: 15 -  Change back to pink yarn, Repeat R : 4

R: 16 - Tail Feathers - Ch 13, attach ch to the 1st ch with a sl st, ch 11, 
attach ch to the same lst ch


Step 3 - R: 17 - R: 22 
See The Video For Step 3  At This LINK



To Sew Closed the Chick back - Fold Chick in flat, slst the 1st 2 sts together,
st 1 sc in each of next 16 sts,
stitching through bother layers (the front and back)

Forming the chick neck_- Working only in the front side, 1 hdc in the next 16 sts,
 turning and working across the back layer, 1 hdc in the next 16 sts,
 join with a sl st to the 1st hdc, ch 1
This will form an opening or hole, to form the chick neck around.
 (1 slst,16 sc, 32 hdc = 65 sts) 

R: 17 - 1 hdc in each hdc around the chick neck, join, ch 1(32hdc)

R  18 - 1 hdc in the 1st 15 hdc,  st the next 2 hdctog,  1 hdc in the next 15 hdc,  join,
ch 1 (30hdc, 1 hdc dec)

R: 19 - 1 hdc in the 1st 14 hdc,  st the next 2 hdctog,  1 hdc in the next 14 hdc,  join,
ch 1 (28hdc, 1 hdc dec)

R: 20 : 1 hdc in the 1st 13 hdc,  st the next 2 hdctog,  1 hdc in the next 14 hdc,  join,
ch 1 (27hdc, 1 hdc dec)

R: 21- 1 hdc in each hdc, join , ch1 (28 hdc)

R: 22 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join , ch1 (28 hdc)

Step 4- R : 23 - R : 25, Beck and Eye
See The Video For Step 4  At This LINK



R: 23 - Change to Blue yarn, Working through both layers of the chick neck/head, 
to sew closed, 1 hdc in each hdc, join, ch1, turn ( 14 hdc)

R: 24 -  St the 14 sts as indicated:

O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O
sc     hdc   2dc  2dc  dc    hdc  hdc  hdc   hdc  hdc    sc     sc    sc    slst

Turn, Ch 1



R: 25 -St the 16 sts as indicated:

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 
slst  slst  sc   sc   sc   hdc  hdc hdc  dc    dc  dc   dc    sc    sc    sc  slst slst

Tie off, weave in the ends.

Beak -
Ch 5, 1sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next ch, 
dc in the next ch, ti off and sew on chick face

O O O O O
       slst, sc, hdc, dc, tie off


Sew on eyes by stitching straight sts with brown or black yarn.



Step 5 - Stuffing and Finishing

See The Video For Step 5  At This LINK





Option 1:
Stuff the Momma Chick with the poly fill, then with matching 
yarn sew the bottom closed.

Option 2: 
Do not stuff the Momma Chick. 
and put the baby chicks inside for a fun play set.

Option 3:
 make a pillow Form as shown in the Video, so th stuffing stays put, 
and does not show through the stitches.



 Instant download PDF file of this pattern,
 including the baby chicks,
For $2.50 in my RAVELRY Shop Click  HERE

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Patriotic Bow Tie For Dogs, Pets and Humans

I wrote this pattern a couple years ago, 
and while searching some of my sites, 
I realized I had never 
blogged about the pattern.

This dog Collar pattern is adjustable 
and will fit any size dog, cat or pet.
The pattern is written in 3 colors 
but can make it any color combination you choose.
How fun it would be to make for for even Holiday!

We have added a video tutorial!

See this Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK



Patriotic Bowtie For Dogs and Pets
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook : H
Yarn needle
Yarn: Worsted weight small amount of Red, White and Blue

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Back Loops only (blo)

Getting Started:
The first thing you need to do is measure your dog's neck.
You will need to make the collar your dog's neck measurement plus 1 inch
Maximo's neck is 10 inches, so I will make his collar 11 inches
10+1= 11 inches

Collar:
Ch 1 does not count as a st, it is a turning chain.
R : 1 - With Blue Yarn, ch 6, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook 
and in each ch across, ch 1, turn ( 5sc)
R : 2 - Working in the BLO, 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (5sc)
R : 3-24  - Repeat R : 2 for as many rows as you need for your dog's neck measurement.
Put the to ends of the collar together and sl st closed, to form a circle.

Bowtie:
Chain 31 with White yarn

R : 1 - 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 29 more sc,  turn ( 30 sc)

R : 2 - Change to red yarn, ch1, working in the back loops,
 1 sc in each sc, turn

R : 3 - Change to white yarn, ch1, working in the back loops,
 1 sc in each sc, turn

R : 4 - Change to red yarn, ch1, working in the back loops,
 1 sc in each sc, turn

Put the ends of the bowtie together, and using the yarn tail sew them, 
weave in the end.

Center of the Bow:
Ch 10 with Blue yarn
R : 1 - 9 sc, ch1, turn
R : 2 - 9 sc, and then tie off leaving a 8 inch tail for yarn

Wrap the center piece around the center of the bow tie, 
and sew the ends together,  
tight enough to hold, but loose enough to be able to
 slide the collar through the back. 

I hope you make some of these 
for your dog, cat, and all pets. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chick Egg Cozy - Stuffie Crochet Pattern


Easter Egg Cozy and Stuffie 
Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs


This Chick Egg Cozy is perfect for decorations,
 for Easter Baskets,
 for Table place markers markers. Easter Egg hunts and Toys!
And of course, an Egg Cozy!


See The Video on my Youtube Crochet 
Channel At This LINK


Chick Egg Cozy - Stuffie Crochet Pattern 
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill - Easy

Materials:
Hook: H / 5.0 MM
Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn, I used some Red Heart Super Saver Left overs
Fiber Fill - small amount
Yarn needle

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

Pattern Notes-
Chick measures about 4 1/2 X 3 inches,
Ch 1 at the end of round does not count as a st,

Pattern :

R : 1 - Ch 20, join in a circle, do not twist ch, ch 1

R : 2 - 1 hdc in each ch around, join with a sl st, ch 1 ( 20 hdc)

R : 3 - *1 hdc in the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc *, Repeat from * to * around,
 join, ch 1, ( 26 hdc)

R : 4 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join, ch 1 (26 hdc)

R : 5-7  - Repeat R : 4, do not tie off.

R : 8 - Tail Feather, ch 10, slst to the 1st ch, ch 9, join ch to the 1st ch, 
2 loops or feathers made. 

Fold Chick in half, with tail feather to the right, we will be stitching through both sides
 of the chick to sew top closed.
 1 sl st in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 7, 2 hdc in the next  st, 2dc in each of the next 2 sts,
1sc & 1 sl st in the last st, cut yarn and weave in end.  ( sl st, 7 sc, 2 hdc, 4 dc, 1sc, 1 sl st)

Beak:
Ch 4, sc in the 2nd ch, 1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, it off, 
sew beak on the front of the chick. See picture for placement.

Eyes - With Black or Brown yarn make a small straight st
 on each side of the chick head.
I show you how to make a little pouch for Stuffing your Chick in the Video.

Stuffie Option:
Stuff Chick with a small amount of stuffing.
 Sew bottom of chick closed with sc stitches across.
The Crochet pattern For the momma chick 
can be found HERE

 Instant download PDF file with both the 
Momma Hen and Baby Chicks Crochet Pattern,
 In my Ravelry shop For $2.50 Click  HERE