Monday, June 30, 2014

Cotton Table Runner Crochet Pattern

Cotton Table Runner Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

I have chosen to use Patriotic colors,
but the table runner can be crocheted 
out of any color 
combination of Cotton yarn.

I chose these colors because
 I am keeping this one for me,
 To use on the outside deck table
for the Forth Of July.

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This crochet pattern Has retested, 
updated and moved to this 

I used Sugar and Cream Cotton yarn
in Red, White, and Navel 
(which is a twisted cotton yarn 
with red, white and blue)

It measures 32 inches long
 and 14 inches wide.

This pattern would be perfect for place mats, 
 by adjusting the length.

Here is a close-up so you can see
 the yarns and the stitches.

I blocked mine to make sure it was a nice rectangle.

How I wash my Cotton Items: Place item in a cold water bath 
with a tsp liquid soap, 1 tsp white vinegar, 
and 1 tsp fabric softener. Gently wash.  

Larger items can be washed on the gentle cycle of your washer.

By adding the vinegar you are helping the colors not to bleed,
 and keeps the cotton from breaking down.

Drying your items: I do not machine dry any of my crochet items, 
no matter if its cotton, or acrylic, or any other fiber. 
I always hang them in the sun to dry.

With this being an item that will be around food, 
it will probably get dirty, 
so it is good to know how to wash it.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Learning Tunisian Crochet - Dog Collar

I have been learning Tunisian Crochet.
I started by Picking up a few books and 
then I discovered Videos
 By Kim Guzman.
You can find those at this Link:

She also has a lot of 
Free Patterns at this link:

These videos are excellent.
I normally do not like videos, 
I more of a "book in hands" 
Sort of girl.

This is my first Tunisian Crochet project.
This is not really a pattern.
Just an explanation of what 
I did to make Maximo's Collar.

Skill - Easy, (But be sure to watch the 1st video, it will help you.)

Materials :
Reflective Yarn -  Red Heart - Grey (4) Any Worsted Weight yarn can be used
Regular Crochet Hook - J (This is such a small project you can use a regular crochet hook.)
1 decorative button  ( I made this one with polymer clay )
How to make Polymer Clay buttons
Yarn needle to sew on button
Measuring tape to measure your dog's neck.

Stitches :
 Slip Stitch  (sl st)
Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)

Note: I learned that you need to crochet looser then  normal.
 (My first project wasn't pretty.) If you crochet too tight it will curl up on you.

Okay,  lets get started: 
Step 1- Ch 8, skip the 1st ch,
Step 2 -  Pull up one loop through each ch , do not turn.
Step 3 - Yarn over hook, pull loop through the last loop,
*yarn over hook, pull thorough the next 2 loops,*
Repeat from *to* till there is only 1 loop left on the hook
Step 4 -  Skip the first "bar", *push hook through next bar, yarn over and pull loop through the bar,
 keeping loop on hook,* Repeat *to* across.

Note: I kept dropping stitches, so I learned to count my loops after each pass. 
 Repeat Steps 3 and 4 till desired length,
 add an extra inch for sewing the collar together.
Once the collar is at the desired length, put the ends together and slip stitch closed.

Add a button, bow or what ever you like.

This Collar could easily be stitched in the
 Tunisian Knit Stitch, as well.
This is a great project to do if you want to
 learn Tunisian crochet, 
and don't want to commit to a large project.
Its perfect for slipping on for evening walk at dusk.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Harley To The Rescue!!!

What is a Puppy Mill?
(click the link above)
Too Many puppies are born
 in Puppy Mills.
Too many dogs are forced
 to live in
 horrible conditions,
of filth and no human contact.
Never seeing the sun or
playing in the grass.

Harley is Here to Change that! 
I go a lot of people asking about Harley's tie.
Just click this link for the : FREE PATTERN

Meet Harley 
Please, Go Like his Facebook page
Harley was rescued from a Puppy Mill,
with his team
Rescue Dogs from Puppy Mills.

Please, take a few moments
 and read Harley's Story.

Harley and His team work with
National Mill Dog Rescue
"NMDR’s mission is to 
 and RE-HOME 
discarded breeding dogs 
and to educate the general public 
about the cruel realities of the
 commercial dog breeding industry."

This is Harley and His Side Kick, Teddy.
Ready to go on a mission,
 to rescue dogs from Puppy Mills!
Please go to the 
and Donate
 to keep  
Harley and Teddy 
going on their 
missions of saving Dogs.

To keep up with Harley and Teddy's
Rescue Adventures, 
You can like their 
face books pages.

And Spread The Word -
No More Puppy Mills!
Have been following Harley
 for quite a while now. 
And love What He is doing, 
so much that we made a 
"Crochet Harley" of Him in 
his Super Hero Cape.

If you would like to make a Harley Doll
You can find the Pattern here:
Chihuahua Super Hero Doll

If you have any questions,
About Puppy Mills, 
Dog Rescue,
Harley or Teddy, 
feel Free to go to 
the their face book 
pages and they can answer 
any questions you may have.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dog Flag Bandanna Crochet Pattern

Dog Flag Bandanna
Crochet Pattern By
 Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs
I realized I haven't designed anything new
 for the pooches in a couple of weeks,
 so I decided to make them a new bandanna.
This bandanna can be made to look 
Patriotic like the flag 
or it can be made in any 
cotton or acrylic yarn colors you have.

Rosie's is made From Bernat cotton, 
Sweet Treat and Pink. 

 Maximo's is made from 
Martha Stewart Cotton yarn.
Red, White and Blue.

The Pattern is really simple and 
can be made 3 sizes, 
Small, Medium and Large

We have made a video for  you.

See this Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Pattern :  Flag Dog Bandanna
Be sure to click here : Ravelry and add it to your Favorites!

Skill:  Easy

Crochet Hook - H
Yarn needle
Yarn - Worsted WEight (4) or Cotton yarn about 1 oz more depeding on size.
Fun Button, for decoration

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Back Loop only ( blo)

Sizes: Not including the ties
Small - 6 X 6 inches
Medium - 7 X 7 inches
Large - 8 X 8 inches

Note: Ch 1, at the end of rows, does not count as a sc.
Color Changes will be for the Flag Style Bandanna

R : 1 - With Blue yarn, Ch 2, 3 sc in the 2nd ch, ch 1, turn ( 3 sc)
R : 2 - 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc, in the next sc, 2 sc, in last sc, ch1, turn, ( 5 sc)
R : 3  - 1 sc in each sc, ch, turn, ( 5sc)
R : 4 - 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc, in the next 3 sc, 2 sc, in last sc, ch1, turn, ( 7 sc)
R : 5 -  1 sc in each sc, ch, turn, ( 7sc)
R : 6 -  2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc, in the next 5 sc, 2 sc, in last sc, ch1, turn, ( 9 sc)
R : 7 - 1 sc in each sc, ch, turn, ( 9sc)
R : 8 - 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc, in the next 7 sc, 2 sc, in last sc, ch1, turn, ( 11 sc)
R : 9 - 1 sc in each sc, ch, turn, ( 11sc)
    For Medium - Repeat R: 8- R: 9 ( 13sc)
    For Large - Repeat R: 8- R: 9 2 times( 15sc)

R : 10 - Change to white yarn, 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc, in the next 9(11, 13)sc, 
2 sc, in last sc, ch1, turn, (13, 15, 17 sc)

R : 11 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn ((13, 15, 17 sc)

R: 12-  Change to red yarn, 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc, in the next 11(13, 15) sc, 
2 sc, in last sc, ch1, turn, ( 15, 17, 19 sc)

R : 13 -  Working in the BLO, 1 sc in each sc, ch1,
 turn ( 15, 17,19 sc)

R 14 - R:15 - Repeat R: 10 - R ; 11 ( 17,19, 21sc)

R : 16 -R;17  - Repeat R : 12 - R :13 ( 19, 21, 23 sc)

R : 18 - Trim and Ties -1 sc in each sc across the top of the bandanna,
 3 sc in the 1st corner, working down the first side, 
1 sc in the end of each row till the point of the bandanna, 
3 sc in the point, then work sc up the 2nd side of the bandanna. 
When you reach the last corner, st 2 sc, join to 1st sc, 
Then ch 25,1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, then sc back across the ch.
When you reach the top of the bandanna, sc across the top of the bandanna,
Ch 25,1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, then sc back across the ch,
join to the bandanna with sc,and tie off.

If you want your ties longer ch more the 25 chs.

If your dog has a thick neck you can ch as many as needed for longer ties.
Add a fun button, applique,star or flower for a unique look.

A Bandanna is a great way to dress up
 your pooch in the summer, 
with out a hot sweater.

All These pooches need, 
are little drinks with umbrellas in them.
yes, They are very spoiled, 
but I am okay with that.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My Favorite Potholder Crochet pattern By Oombawka Design

I completely get why this Crochet pattern is Called
Once I made one I was agree,
 It is my favorite too.

It is super thick! 
This picture just does 
not show how 
thick this pot holder is!

You can find this incredible 
Pattern here:

The pattern is super easy to read and follow, 
and has great picture to help you understand, 
exactly whee to put the hook and 
where to pull the yarn through.

I am a totally visual person, 
and usually love pictures, 
but she explains it so well,
 to me the pics where a bonus!

Bright yellow is my favorite color, 
But does not match my kitchen, 
so I am off to locate come
 latte and coffee colors 
and make some more.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tuesday Treasury - Drawstring Bag Crochet Patterns

I love Drawstring bags.
 they are my favorite kind of bag.
I Lose stuff. 
I just in my car, toss my bag
 in the passenger seat 
and the drawstring 
helps me keep everything 
in the bag.

I have put together a fun treasury 
of Drawstring bags you can
 crochet to keep your stuff.

10 Fun Drawstring Bag 
Crochet Patterns

Click the name of the bag 
for the link.
Under the link is the 
name of the designer.

By Meladora"s Creations

By Stitch 11

By Posh Pooch Designs 

By Repeat Crafter me

By Moogly

By Trifles and Treasures

By Posh Pooch Designs

By Twinkie Chan

By Snappy Tots

I really hope you make some of these.
I tried to pick fun and different bags, 
as well as unique ones.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fish Pouch Crochet Pattern By Moogly

I was looking for a Shopping bag
 I made a few months before we moved.
I emptied a plastic tub of projects on the floor,
of my craft/yarn room,
 and out fell this Fish Pouch.

 I remembered doing a Crochet a Long, 
By could not remember when, or who with.
So I began investigating.

I knew it was a free pattern, 
so I checked the usual sites.
And found  found it on Ravelry.
It was
Crochet A Long

I should have remembered because
her patterns are go cool and 
out of the ordinary.
Then I Looked at the date, April 2013.
That was over a year ago.

Well, it is the cutest little drawstring bag.
I think I'll give it to my Grand daughter.
She has become quite the little fisher girl 
and can put a few treasures in it.
or maybe pack a snack in it,
for those long fishing trips.

I never did find that other bag.
Hopefully it is in another of my 
"project Tubs".

The pattern is a free pattern 
and has a photo tutorial with great pictures.
If you want to make this fun bag,
head on over to the blog,

I think it would also make a 
great Fish Pillow!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sweet Treats Drawstring Beach Bag Crochet Pattern

The Sweet Treats Drawstring Beach Bag
Crochet Pattern By
 Sara Sach of

This Crochet pattern has been
 retested and updated with lots of
 new pics and a Brand new Video - 
At This LINK

A Bright and Colorful Drawstring Beach Bag, 
Stitched in a wave pattern and has 2 fun pompoms.
I chose to use bright cotton yarns.
But any cotton yarn can be used.

Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your

Instant Download PDF file Available for 
$4.50 in my Ravelry Shop
At This LINK

This Beach Bag Measures 
Approximately 12 X 15 Inches
It is a nice Size. It Fits a beach towel, 
flip flops with room to spare. 
It also has a Phone pocket  that measures
5 X 4 inches on the front.

Friday, June 20, 2014


This Blog will be 
short and sweet!

The Winner of the 
away is........


Virginia Thompson
Of North Carolina - USA

Please, contact me through 
the Contact Tab,
with your shipping address,
Within 48 hours.

If I do not hear from you, 
another winner 
will be chosen.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

COFFEE! A Collection of Coffee Crochet Patterns

Do you love Coffee AS much as I do?

Fun Facts about American Coffee Drinkers

60% of Americans claim they need a 
cup of coffee to start the day.

The Average Coffee Drinker drinks
 3.1 cups of coffee per day.

The Average size cup of Coffee is 9 ounces.

Americans as a whole spend 
18 Billion Dollars a year on
  Specialty Coffee.

So, we Americans Love our Coffee.
I bet other countries are just as
 in love with coffee as we are.

A Fun Collection of Crochet Patterns
That are Coffee Related.

I have listed the Pattern, Just click the name
 and it will take you to the pattern.

If this is you, 
I know it's me, 
In the morning, 
you are not alone.
So Drink up... you can crochet 
so much after, after 
having the 3.1 cups of coffee.