Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Cowl of Leftovers

Christmas Cowl of Leftovers
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

I was going through my plastic tub of Christmas yarn.
 I have several balls of yarn leftovers  from various Christmas projects. And as I played with them, I thought, "Oh this one
 or that one would make a nice Christmas cowl".

Some are Sparkly, some are furry, some are plain. 
I love all sorts of textures and colors of yarn.

Then I thought, "I'll crochet a cowl with them all!"
So I did.

So here is what I did.
You need to think more like an artist on this project. Relax and let your creative juices flow.
And although, This Cowl is designed with Christmas Yarns, you can make this with any yarn leftovers you have on hand.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK
Okay, lets get started!
This Cowl is stitched in rounds.
I will not be giving the yarn color changes.

as I just used up what I had, and changed colors, 
when I ran out of each color.

Christmas Cowl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

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Skill: Easy

Materials -
Hook - K / 6.5 MM
Left over Yarns of Various weights, colors and textures.
All Worsted Weight yarns(4) are stitched with 2 strands held together.
All Chunky yarn is stitched single strand.(5 or 6)
The fun fir is stitched with 2 strands.

Chain ( ch)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Skip ( sk)

Size: About 27 Inches around, and 6 inches tall.

R: 1 - With 2 strands of any WW(4) yarn, Ch 81, join in a circle,
 being careful not to twist the ch.

81 chs = about 27 inches,
 If you want a longer cowl add chs in increments of 3.
3 ch = 1 inch

R: 2 - 1 sc in each ch around, join ( 81sc)

Stitch Count will be 81 through out the rest of the project.

R: 3 - From here on out, do not join. 
*ch 1, sk the next st, 1 sc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around.

The Rest of the Cowl is stitched in the round without Joining.

R: 4 - *ch 1, sk the next st, 1 sc, in the next sc*
Repeat From * to * around.

Make sure you st the scs in the scs, for the pattern to look right.
It gives it a little bit of a ribbing effect.

R: 5-20 - Repeat R : 4

This will make your Cowl About 6 inches Wide, If you want your cowl wider,
 just add more rows.

R: 21 - For a furry trim, With 2 strands of fun fur, 
or 1 strand ww and 1 strand of fun fur.

1 sc in each st around, join this row for a nice even trim.
tie off and weave in all your ends.

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I think this cowl is so festive and fun!!
What a fun way to use up some of
 those left over yarn scraps!
And you can Make this Cowl in any colors for a cowl you can wear any time of year.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Freebie - Dog Tuxedo Bib - Dressy Dog Bib

Happy Thanksgiving From
Sara Sach and
Thank you to all my Fans, Friends and Followers.

To Thank you
The Tuxedo Dog Bib  - Dressy Dog Bib
Crochet Pattern are now free patterns.
Both these patterns are Free Forever!

For the Dog Tuxedo click this LINK

I was asked by a Dog Rescue to design a 
Bib style Dog collar crochet pattern 
that could be made in any size.

So I did! No fussy just slips on!

And if you use a sturdy WW yarn - it will be washable!
This is a fun and easy pattern- 
And a fun way to add a little style to your
 dog’s wardrobe without a sweater.

Instructions for measuring your dog and 
sizing the pattern to them, are included in the pattern.

It is very versatile in the you can use any kind of yarn,
 it can be made for either a boy or girl, and in any size!

The pattern For FREE.
Lacy Trim Dog Bib is at this LINK
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ISAAC MIZRAHI Yarn Review and Free Cowl Crochet Pattern

I was shopping for some yarn at Micheal's 
for a couple of orders and walked past the 
on an end cap.
I have to say I was not impressed at first glance.
They were interesting, but not practical to me.
I then saw the Lexington yarns.

They were big, fat chunky yarns and very, very soft.
I do love the chunky yarns
This one caught my eye with all the bright colors
 and random blotches of colors.
It is called Stuyvesant
I really enjoyed working with this yarn. 
I found it chunky and thick, but not difficult to crochet with. 
Some chunky yarns tend to get to thick and stiff when crocheted, 
This one did not do that.

So decided to make a cowl from this thick chunky yarn 
and am very pleased with the outcome.

I also, Found the cowl to be comfortable, not bulky.
It felt light to wear, while still being thick and warm.

See The Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

Super Chunky V-Stitch Cowl Crochet pattern
 By Sara Sach

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Super Easy

Hook - P
Yarn - Chunky ( 6) 1 skein, 69 yards, 4.93 oz
I used  ISSAC MIZRAHI Yarn, Lexington - Stuyvesant

Chain ( ch)
Slip Stitch ( slst)
Double Crochet ( dc)
V- Stitch  - Vst -(dc, ch1, dc, in the same st)
skip - sk

Size:  36 X 6 inches

Notes: Ch 5 at beginning of rounds counts as a dc, ch2

R : 1 - Ch 48, join in a loop without twisting the ch.

R : 2 - ch3 ( counts as 1st dc) *ch 2, sk 2 chs, Vst in the next ch*,
Repeat from * to * around, ch2, skip the last 2 chs, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
 ch1, join to the ch 3. ( 16 V sts)

R : 3 - Slst in the ch1 space of the 1st Vst, V St in that same space,
* ch 2, sk 2 sts, Vst in the ch1 space of the next Vst *
Repeat From * to * around, ch2, sk2 sts, join to the 1st Vst.
( 16 Vsts)

R : 4-6  - Repeat R : 3, tie off, weave in your ends, at the end of R : 6

Cowl Band -
Ch 48, wrap ch around the cowl were you joined 3 times,
 and fasten on the underside of the cowl.
Tie off weave in your ends.
I used Isaac Mizrahi - Central Park Yarn (6) for the cowl
and 2 strands of pink WW(4) for the bands, 
and big pink Button.

I just love all the colors and 
splashes of color of this yarn.
 If you would like to see all the 
others colors of yarn.
Just click the link Below

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mini Mitten Christmas Ornaments

Mini Mitten Christmas Ornaments 
Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

These are so cute and fun!!!
They are going to look perfect
 on my Christmas Tree.
These little Mittens 
are only 4 inches tall.
I whipped 4 mittens up in about 30 minutes!
I want to make a bunch more!!

See the Video on my Youtube Crochet 
Channel at this LINK

Mini Mittens Ornament Crochet pattern
 By Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Materials :
Hook- H / 5.00 MM
Assorted Worsted Yarns / Med (4) Small amount
Yarn Needle

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

Size: 4 inches

Ch 3 at end of rounds, counts as a dc

R: 1 - With your main color, Ch 4, (counts as 1st dc)
 7 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, join to top of 3rd ch, ch 3 (8dc)

R: 2 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 2 dc in the each dc around, join ch 3 (16 dc)

R: 3 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 (16 dc)

R: 4 - 1 dc in each dc, join, (16 dc)

R: 5 - Making the thumb bump, ch 5, turn, 1st 3 chs count as a dc,
1 dc in the last 4th and 5th ch,

Then 1 dc in each double around, join to 1st dc. ch3
(16 dc + the 3 dc of the Thumb bump)

R: 6 -1 dc in each dc, join (16 dc)

R: 7 - Change yarn  to mitten cuff color, ch1
1 hdc in each dc, join to 1st hdc, ch 1 (16 hdc)

R: 8 - 1 sc in each hdc, join to 1st sc,  ch 9, join ch to the 1st ch to form a loop,
 tie off and weave in your ends.

This Stitch up so fast I want to make a bunch more so I will be ready for Christmas, and use up my left over yarns.

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These are going to look perfect with  my 
Mini Stockings
And Mini Sweaters
I am so excited to decorate 
the Christmas Tree this year!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday Sale - 2014

I decided To Start my 
Black Friday Sale 2014 
 Early - TODAY!

I am Running it Through 
my Artfire Shop.
All The items Listed in my 
Are 50-75% off.
Be sure to scroll down 
to see All the items.

Click the Link to See all The
Black Friday Sample Sale

These items are one of a kind
 and ready to ship.
There are Hat and Scarf Sets
The items you see in the picture 
are the exact items you will receive.

Many fun hats.
Please Check out the 
Black Friday Sample sale
For big Savings.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mini Christmas Stockings Crochet Pattern

Mini Christmas Stockings
 Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

This Crochet Pattern, Mini Christmas Stockings,
Was a request by one of my fans.
She wants to fill them with Dog cookies and treats to raise
 money for A Chihuahua Rescue. And I think it is a great idea.
And they are perfect for human cookies and treats, 
And Gift Cards, too!

The Stockings measure approximately
6 inches from toe to heel.

This pattern is fun, easy and stitches up quickly.
And depending on yarn colors, you can make all sorts of styles.

See The Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Mini Christmas Stockings Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Hook -H / 5.00 MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight ( 4) Small amounts
I just used what I had laying around the house.

Stitches -
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)

Size: 6 inches from toe to heel

Notes: Ch 3 count as a dc,
When changing colors, Ch 3 after the color change

R: 1 - Starting at the toe of the stocking,
Ch 4, (counts as 1st dc) 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
join to top of the 3rd ch, ch 3 (10 dc)

R: 2 - 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, join, (15 dc)

R: 3 - Change colors, ch 3, 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (15 dc)

R: 4 - Repeat R: 3

R: 5 - Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the 1st 9 dc, ch 3, turn (10 dc)
 Leave the last 5 unstitched.

R: 6  - 1 dc in each dc, turn

R: 7 - Change yarn back to the toe colors,
 for the heel, ch3, 1 dc in each dc, ch 3, turn

R: 8 - 1 dc in each dc, ch 3,

slip stitch up the back of the heel, cut yarn,
weave in the end.

R: 9 - Attach the Main color yarn to the back of the heel,
dc evenly around the top of the of the stocking,
you need to have 22 dc, join

R: 10 - 1 dc in each dc, join, (22dc)

R: 11 - 14 - Repeat R: 10

R: 15 - Change color for Stocking band, Ch3, 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 (22dc)

R : 16 - *1 fpdc in the 1st dc, 1 dc in the next st*, Repeat from * to *  around, join,
Ch 10, join the ch to the same st and tie off, 
to make a loop for hanging the stocking.
I had so much fun making these, and love the test stockings, too.
I had Christmas Music playing,
 "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree",

 and "I want a Hippopotamus For Christmas"!

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Make some and fill them with goodies!