Saturday, May 31, 2014

6 Petal Flower Crochet Pattern




Poppy - Six Petal Flower Crochet Pattern
Perfect for Veterans Day
To remember Those who gave their lives for our Freedom!



See The Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Yesterday I posted a fun 
Summer bucket hat crochet pattern,
you can find it at this link,

I had a few questions concerning 
the 6 petal flower pattern.
To help explain it better,
I have make a picture tutorial.

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The Flower Pattern :
R : 1 -With Solid Color - ch 2, 12 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook,\
 join to the ,
R : 2 - *Ch 3, 3 tr, in 1st dc, ch3, sl st in the next dc*,
 Repeat 5 more times for 6 petals.
tie off leaving a long tail for sewing on hat. 
Sew on Button to the center of the Flower.
With Solid Collar - ch 2, 12 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join
Ch 3, 3 tr, in 1st dc,
ch3, sl st in the next dc, 
ch 3, (starts the repeat)
Repeat 5 more times for 6 petals.
tie off, weave in your end.
There may be a little gap between
 the last petal and the 1st petal.
Thread the tail of the yarn on a needle
 and sew the gap closed.
now choose a button, if you want,
and sew it in the center of the Flower.
The Sparkle Star buttons I found at 
Hobby Lobby in the Scrap Booking section.

I hope the pictures help to explain
 the flower pattern better.
This is my favorite flower to use on hats, 
bags, dog sweaters and more.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern

Ladies Summer Bucket Hat 
Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs


My Hubby is always getting so sunburned 
while working out in the yard.
 He loves working on his tractor, but he forgets to wear a hat. 
When he does wear a hat, it's a baseball cap,
 which lets his neck get so sunburned.

So I made him a Cotton Bucket hat to cover 
his head and his neck.
I Liked it so much I decided I needed one too!


Hat Fits a 18 to 20 inches head
It is a loose fitting hat, and very comfy to wear on a warm day.
I chose to make it out of Cotton yarn,
 so it would be cooler,
 but you can use any worsted weight (4)yarn, 
and the hat will work up just fine.


We Just retested and Updated This Crochet Pattern with lots of New Pictures and a Brand New Video

See This Video on my Youtube Crochet
Channel at This LINK


Ladies Summer Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern 
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Skill - Easy

Materials
Hook - I / 5.50 MM
Yarn -  1 1/2  balls of Variegated cotton yarn
(  I used peaches and cream - Stars and stripes)
1/2 ball solid cotton yarn
 ( I used Peaches and Cream- red)
Button for Flower 
Yarn needle - For weaving in ends and sewing on the flower.

Stitches -
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitches ( sl st)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet ( dc)
Change to (chgto)
Treble/ Triple Crochet ( tr) Flower petals

Size: 18 - 20 inch head
The Hat is intended to be loose and comfortable to wear.

Gauge: 3 dc = 1 inch 

Note:  
Ch2 and Ch 3 at ends of rows counts as a stitch unless otherwise stated.
When changing colors ch2, or ch3 after the color change.
Color change are up to your preference, Colors in Pictures are from the Video Demo.

R : 1 - Ch5, join in a circle, ch 3, 9 dc,  join with a sl st, ch3 (10 dc)

R : 2 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,  2 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (20 dc)

R : 3 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch 3, 2 dc in next dc around,
 join, ch 3 (40 dc)

R : 4 -  1 dc in the same st as the ch3,  *1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc*, 
Repeat from * to * around, ch 3 (60 dc)

R: 5 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,  *1 dc in the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next dc*, 
Repeat from * to * around, (80 dc)

The top of your hat should be nice and flat.

R: 6 - Chgto C2
Working  in the FRONT loops only of R: 5, ch1, sc in each dc around, join, ch1
(80 sc)

R: 7 - Chgto C1
Working in the BACK Loops of R: 5, ch 3, 
1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (80 dc)

R: 8 - R: 12 - 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (80 dc)

R: 13 - Chgto C3
1 hdc in each dc around, join, ch 2 (80 hdc)

R: 14 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join, tie off, weave in the ends. (80 hdc)

R: 15 - Chgto C1
 ch 3, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next 3 hdc, 2 dc in the next hdc*, 
Repeat From * to * around brim of the hat, join, ch 3. (100 dc)

R: 16 - 1 dc in each dc, join, ch3 (100 dc)

R: 17 -1 dc in each dc, join. (100 dc)

R: 18 - Chgto C2, ch1, 1 sc in each dc,
 join ch 1 (100 sc)

R: 19 - 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off weave in all the ends. (100 sc)
I added a 2 inch button in place of the Crochet Flower.




Optional - 6 Petal Flower-

R : 1 -With Solid Collar - ch 2, 12 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join

R : 2 - *sl in next dc, Ch 3, 3 tr, in 1st dc, ch3, sl st in the next dc*,
 Repeat 5 more times for 6 petals.
tie off leaving a long tail for sewing on hat. Sew on Button to the center of the Flower.

Link for a picture tutorial:  6 Petal Flower PictureTutorial
I have to admit I really like this hat, and will have to
 make him another one, because I am keeping this one!
I have some beige cotton yarn, beige is more his style anyway.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bon Bon The Owl UP sized!!

As some of you know, we had a fun Challenge using
I just love these little yarns.
they are so fun and 
have lots of fun design possibilities.

Any way, Back to the Challenge.
The winner Was 
Heidi Yates of Snappy Tots
With her design,
Bon Bon The Owl
You can find her pattern in her 

I thought it would be fun to crochet one
up using a (4) worsted weight yarn.
As the Bon Bon yarns are 2 or 3 weight.
I used  a H hook, and a bright variegated yarn 
I already had, for the bottom and the feathers, 
I then used a teal for the top and the draw string.
The bag measures
 9 inches long and 14 inches around.
Just the perfect size bag for a lunch bag, 
small purse or just a fun treasure bag.

You could even slip some batting inside 
and have a really fun pillow.
I made mine have silly eyes!
That is why this pattern is so perfect.
It is easy to make with such great results and 
the technique for the feathers is unique.
So just because you don't have bon bon yarn, 
doesn't mean you cannot make this fun pattern.
So Go For it!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

9 Favorite Crochet Dog Collars

This is a list of my 9 favorite Crochet Dog Collar Patterns
By Posh Pooch Designs


These are a Great way to add a little fun and flair 
To your pooch, cat, bunny goat or any pet.

These are perfect for Photo Props too!
 And By changing out the colors of Yarns,You have
 unlimited possibilities.
Those of you who do Farmers Markets and Craft Sales, 
These Collars do really good there too!

Please Note: These are all my photos of my Dogs.
Please, Do not copy. Thanks.
Click the name of the pattern you want, and it will
 take you to the blog with the free pattern.










Find  more of My Free Crochet Pattern for Dogs
at This LINK

You can also find all my crochet patterns 
in my Ravelry Crochet pattern Shop.
at This link:

Monday, May 26, 2014

Fat Striped Bag - Purse Crochet Pattern

Fat Striped Bag Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs



I love big fat bags to take my projects along with me.
I have just re-tested and updated this fun bag pattern.
I released the pattern it about 5 -6 years ago 
and decided it was time for an update.

This Bag is the perfect shape and size to take to the beach, 
pool, picnic, on a trip, or even to the farmers market.  

And if you make it from Red Heart Super Saver yarn--- 
It is washable. So if it gets dirty or full of beach sand, 
or wet at the pool, you can wash it!
This Crochet pattern is for a huge bag!

It measures approximately 15 X 15 inches, 
not including the handles.


It is a big fat bag, and sturdy too. 
Stitches up easy, quick and really stylish as well.



See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK





Fat Striped Bag Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
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Skill : Easy

Materials :
Hook : J/10 6.00MM
Yarn : 2 colors of any Worsted Weight (4) yarn ( C1, C2)
           I used Red Heart Super Saver maroon and cream tweed
           Bernat Pop - Lipstick on your Collar was used for the Video Demo
Yarn Needle
Big Fun button

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

Size: Approx. 15 X 15 inches, not counting the handle

Notes: Ch2 at end of rows  counts as a hdc.
If using a striping yarn disregard the color changes
When changing colors, ch1 after the color change

Pattern:

R: 1 - With C1, ch 62, 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 
1 hdc in each ch across, turn, ch 1
(61 hdc , Count remains the same for the body of the bag))

R: 2 - 1 hdc in each hdc, turn,

R: 3 - Change to C2, leaving C1 attached, ch 1, 
1 hdc in each hdc, ch 1, turn

R: 4  - 1 hdc in each hdc, turn

R: 5  - Change to C1, leaving C2 attached, 1 hdc in each hdc, ch 1, turn

R: 6 - 1 hdc in each hdc, turn

When changing colors, By leaving the yarn attached and switching back and 
forth from the two yarns, you will have a lot less ends to
 weave in and a much neater appearance.

R: 7-34 - Repeat R 3-6, do not tie off after 34

R: 35 - Fold bag in half with the stripes going vertical,
 with right side facing out,

 sc up one side of the bag, tie off. weave in your ends.

R: 36 - Join yarn to bottom of the other side and repeat, do not tie off. 


Bag band Opening:

R: 37 - sc evenly around the top of the bag opening, the putting 1 sc in each row end,
 join, ch 1 (there is not a set number of sts, you will 68 - 70 sts)

R: 38 - (Decrease row for gathering) sc the 1st and 2nd sc together,
 * sc the next 2 sc together, Repeat from * around the bag opening, 
join ch 1

R: 39 - R: 40  - 1 sc in each st around, join, 

R: 41 - Change to C1, Repeat R: 3

R: 42 - 1 sc in each sc, join, do not tie off.



Bag handle :
R: 43 - Ch 60 , 1 sc in the 2nd ch and in each ch across, ch 1, turn
(60sc)

 R: 44 - 1 sc in each sc across row , join to the next sc, tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn.
Center and sew on handle to other side of bag band.

Add a few stitch to the where the bag handle began to make sure it is secure.




Optional - 6 Petal Flower :

With C1, Ch 3, 11 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join, (12hdc)
Change to C2 1 slst in the first hdc, * (ch2, 3 dc, 1ch2) in the next  hdc,
 1 stst in the next hdc, Repeat from *5 more times for six petals,
 tie off and sew on front of Fat Bag.

For How to make the layered Flower see Video above.


The Stripes are fun, but you could make this bag
 in any color or colors and it would still be a fun big bag!
I think it would be awesome in pink and grey, 
black and green.
How about camo and take it on a hunting trip?



I hope you will makes some of these.
Feel free to post your pictures 
to my facebook page. At Posh Pooch Designs
I would love to see your bags made from this fun pattern.

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