Monday, August 31, 2015

Pinky Crossover Slouch Hat and Yarn Review | Posh Pooch Designs

This Crochet Pattern can be adjusted to be 
made into a Messy Bun Hat, 
a Ponytail Hat,
 a Beanie Hat and a Slouchy Hat!
Originally this Pattern was just a slouchy and Beanie Hat, but I got so many requests for a Video for a "Messy Bun Hat or Ponytail Hat,
That I decided to make a video showing how a pattern I already designed, could be adjusted
 to one.


See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This Link.

Pinky Crossover Slouch Hat and Yarn Review
I have been Holding onto this Hat Pattern
 and yarn review for few weeks.
Today seemed to be the day to release the pattern 
and tell you what I think of this yarn.
First of all, I love Red Heart Yarn.
They have all sorts of styles, colors and textures to choose from.
The yarns are constantly changing, adding new colors, 
and they keep up with modern trends.
Of Course I still love the original Red heart Super Saver 
and this hat pattern is perfect for this yarn.
This is a newer color, Pink Panther variegated.
I Love how it has a short repeat of colors.
To me, it seems that the Super saver if have gotten lately,
 is much softer then the Super saver from years ago.
The hat Pattern is really easy, It is designed from the Hatband up.
It has a fun Crossover texture stitch that looks great with this yarn.

Pinky Crossover Slouch  And Beanie Hat 
And Messy Bun Hat, And Ponytail Hat! 
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials :
Crochet Hook – I
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 1 skein - 5oz.
             I used Red Heart Super Saver- Panther Pink
2 Buttons – 1 ½ inch
Yarn needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loop Only (blo)
Skip (sk)
Together (tog)

Size:
Youth to Adult – 18 to 20 inch head.
For a smaller fit go down a hook size or 2.
2 rows = 1 inch on the hatband portion.

Pattern:

R :1 - All Hats start the same at the hatband.
Starting with the Hatband –
Ch1 at ends of rows, does not count as a st,
 it is a turning ch.
Ch 8, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
And in each ch across, ch1, turn (7 sc)

R : 2- Working in the blo,
1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (7sc)

R : 3 – R : 72 - Repeat R : 2
Do not tie off after R : 72
Place the 2 ends together and slst closed
to form the hatband.
Do not tie off.

Body of the Hat - 

R : 73 – Sc evenly around the top of the hatband,
Place 1sc in the top of each row,
 join to the 1st sc with a slst,
(72sc)

R : 74 – Ch 3(counts as a dc) *sk the next sc,
1dc in the next 2 dc,
Cross back across the front of the 2dc sts, 
and dc in that sk st*,
Repeat From * to * around hat, join the last st
 in the top of the ch3 with a slst,
(24 cross over sets, 72 dc)

   R: 74 can be stitched as all double Crochet Stitches if Desired.

R : 75 – Ch1 (counts as 1st st) 1 sc in each st around,
 join (72sc)

R : 76 – Repeat R : 75

  The 2 single Crochet Rows can be Stitched as 1 dc row, if desired.

R : 77 – R : 94 – Repeat R : 74 – R : 76  - 5 times - Slouchy
                                                                    4 Times - Beanie and Ponytail Hat                    
                                                                    3 Times  - Messy Bun Hat

R : 95: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around, join, (72 dc) - 
For Slouchy only
Beanie, Ponytail and Messy bun Hats skip to R: 96

R : 96 – St tog the 1st 2 dc, *st tog the nest 2 dc*
Repeat From * to st around, join (36dc)
Messy Bun Hat - tie off weave in your ends.
Red Heart Super Saver- primary Colors Worsted Weight 94)


Pony Tail Hat - Repeat R : 96, then place elastic band in the hole

If you want your hole smaller for the band continue to repeat
 R: 96 for as many rows as needed. 

 And sc around the band and scrunching in the stitches. join to 1st sc, and tie off.
Red heart Abstract Boutique Treasures Worsted Weight (4)

R : 97 – Slouchy and Beanie - 1 dc in each dc, tie off, leaving a 16 inch yarn tail.
 (36dc)
Turn Hat wrong side out.
Thread the tail of yarn in the yarn needle.
Gather the top of the hat closed and tie securely,
So it will not be able to be pulled open.

Flip over to the right side. 
Attach your buttons with matching yarn.

Add Some Buttons, ribbons, pom poms or bows!
Bulky Messy Bun Hat
You can find the My Chunky messy Bun and Ponytail hat 
Free Crochet Pattern and Video at this

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Blue Line Police Flag Bracelet Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Maximo Says, 
"Police Lives Matter."
As a matter of Fact,
 ALL Lives Matter.
All lives are precious and are 
created in the image of God.
God Doe not see color, He sees hearts!
I am so saddened by the 
Murders of Police Officers,
That have happened lately.
Police men and Women 
who put their lives on the
"thin blue line"everyday.
Their families not knowing if they 
will come home a live each night.

Crochet a Blue Line Bracelet or 
Collar for your pet 
in support of our Police Officers.

See the Video on my Youtube Channel at this Link

Blue Line Police Flag Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, Add This To Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill; Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) Small Amount of Royal Blue and Black
                I used Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn Needle
Tape Measure

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

Size:10 inches around X 2 inches wide

Gauge: 3 sts = 1 inch

Note: Ch1 at ends of row, is not a st, it is a turning ch.

Pattern:
R : 1 - With Black yarn, 30 FSDC, ch1 turn (30dc)
 Or - Ch 31, 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch, ch1 turn(30dc)

R : 2 -1 hdc in each dc, turn 
(ch1 after the color change) (30hdc)

R : 3 - Change to Royal Blue yarn, ch1, 1 hdc in each hdc, 
(ch1 after the color change) (30hdc)

R : 4 - Change back to Black yarn, ch1, 1 hdc in each hdc, 
(ch1 after the color change) (30hdc)

R : 5 - 1 dc in each hdc, (30dc)

Put the 2 ends of the Bracelet/Pet Collar together, wrong side out.
Sew them together using slsts. Tie off and weave in your ends.
I know this little Pattern is not much,
But it will show My support for 
Our Police officers
across America!
I also have a Free Crochet Pattern 
For a Blue Line Headband.
The link is HERE

Friday, August 28, 2015

Colorado Washcloth and Graph Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


Colorado Washcloth and Graph 
Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs
The month of August is almost over.
That means Colorado Birth month is almost over.
I like to give my guests a small
 "Thank you for visiting us gift".
Usually  a couple of washcloths tied with a pretty ribbon.
I think a couple of Colorado Washcloths
 would be a great gift and 
fun memento of their Colorado trip.

So I sat down and designed a Colorado Graph 
that would be a nice nice for a washcloth or dishcloth.
It measures 7 X 7 inches

Colorado Washcloth Graph Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, add this to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - H
Yarn- Cotton Yarn, I Love This Cotton/ Hobby Lobby
             But any cotton yarn will work.
            Blue, White, red, yellow 
yarn needle for weaving in your ends.

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)

Size - 7 X 7 inch

Notes:
We will begin stitching the graph from the bottom

Ch1 at ends of rows, does not count as a st,
 it is a turning chain.

You will have a Front Side and a Back side.
Made sure you always pull your yarn to the
 back of your work when changing colors.

How to Change Colors - click HERE

Ch 24, starting in the 2nd ch from th end, 1 sc in each ch across.
Follow Graph starting at Row 1, working your way up the graph, 
Stitching a sc for each 'square" of the graph,
 changing colors as the graph shows.

When Graph is completed, sc evenly around , placing 3 sc in each corner,
 for neat finished edge.

This is a fun little project.
I think I will make them in sets of 3 for my guests.
May be a solid red and Solid yellow and This one.
I don't know, 
But I do know, it will be fun making them,
 and giving them.

An Ad Free PDF file is Now Available
For $3.50 in my Ravelry shop
 At This LINK
Happy Birthday Colorado!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dog Snoods With Hoods Crochet patterns And Custom Made | Posh Pooch Designs

What is a Snood?
A Snood is basically a cowl with hood.
Easy to slip on and off.
 No buttons, snaps or Velcro to get caught in fur.
And no ties, it stays in place.
 My pooches love them.

The perfect dog item for photos!

I have designed 10 Dog Snood Styles.
You can purchase a Custom made
Dog Snood for your pooch, or even cat,
in any of the styles you see here.
Just click This link:

You can requests any yarn colors, too!

If you are looking for 
The Crochet Patterns -
You can get those here:



The Crochet Patterns include Sizes:
 XS with S 
and M in Parenthesis. XS(S, M) 
XS – 2-5 lb. dogs, S – 6-10 lb. dogs, 
M – 11-15 lb. dogs
The Pattern has many pictures to help you, 
pictures fore measuring your dog to make a custom fit snood.
It uses worsted weight yarn (4)
 and a I crochet Hook.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pumpkin Hats Crochet Pattern Collection | Posh Pooch Designs

Here Come the Pumpkin Heads!
I have put together a 
round-up of a few fun Pumpkin hat 
Crochet Patterns.

Just Click the name of the pattern,
that is the link that will take
 you to the pattern.
Snappy Tots

Posh Pooch Designs

Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Jessie Rayot

Maria Bittner

Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Hopeful Honey


Danyel Pink

Posh Pooch Designs

Posh Pooch Designs

Snappy Tots

 Maximo and Rosie Belle,
 "Say we love Pumpkins!"
They really do, 
and it is good for them.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Silly Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

The Silly Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs

The Silly Pumpkin Hat has been retested and updated with lots of new pictures and a brand New Video at This LINK

School has started, the leaves are turning,
the air is getting cooler, and it is time to pull  
those hoodies out.
It is also time to start thinking about 
PUMPKINS!
Silly Pumpkin Hat
I designed this Fun Pumpkin hat
 to be super silly.
It can also be stitched with different weights
 of yarn for different sizes.
There is also 2 face options,
 or don't put a face on it.

See This Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel

at these Links

and 



Face 1 :
Eyes – R : 1 - With white yarn, Ch 3, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
join in a circle ch 1 (5sc)
R : 2 - 1 sc in the same st as ch1, 2 sc in each st around,
join, ch 1 (10 sc)
R : 3 - 1 sc in the same st as ch1, 2 sc in each st around,
 join, ch 1 (20 sc)
R : 4 - 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st,
2 hdc in the next st, 2 dc, in the next st,
2 tr in the next st, 2 dc, in the st, 2 hdc, in the next st,
2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st sc.
(1sc, 2sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 2tr, 2dc, 2hdc, 2sc,  1 sc in the next 12 sts = 27 sts)
R ; 5 - Change to dark Blue, 1 sc in 1st 13 sts, ch 20,
 join ch in the 21sc, 1 sc in the last 13 sts, join,
and tie off, weave in your ends. Sew a black button on each eye.

Nose- 1 yellow for face 1, 3 black for Face 2
With yellow yarn, ch 3, 2 sc in the 2nd ch
 from the hook, turn, ch1(2sc)
2 sc in each sc , turn, ch1(4sc)
*1 sc in each sc, turn, ch1 (4 sc)*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times
Sc evenly around all 3 sides of the triangle,
Stitch 2 sc in the each of the 3 corners.

Smile – make - Face 1 and Face 2
Ch 31, 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in the next 4 chs,
1 hdc in the next 5 chs, 1 dc in the next 10 chs,
1 hdc in the next 5 chs, 1 sc in the next 5 chs,
***Turn, 1 sc in each st across, tie off, leaving a 24 inch tail to sew mouth on.

Option 2 –
At ***   *ch 5, 1 sc 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in the next 3 chs,
ch5, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and I the next 3 chs*
1 sc in each st across smile then repeat from * to *.
Tie off, leaving a 24 inch tail to sew mouth on.
These hats are very stretchy!
and comfy to wear.
Have fun with these, 
and feel free to post a pic 
of your work on my Facebook page at:

You can get a ad-free, issue-free 
Instant Download PDF file for $3.50
in my Ravelry shop at this link:

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Free Crochet and Free Knitting Patterns By Posh Pooch Designs

I received an email
 this morning that said,

 " I Love your patterns. 
Have you considered putting them
 together in one place so 
we could find them more easily."

My response was, 
" Thank you for the nice compliment. 
I actually do have them 
all together in one place. 
On my Blog. 
Here are the links.

and



Also, you can click the tabs 
at the top of the blog that say,
Free Crochet patterns, 
and 
Free Knitting patterns,
And they take you to the pages.
Enjoy and Have Fun!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Lemon Water Bottle Cozy Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Lemon Water Bottle Cozy  
Free Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of   Posh Pooch Designs


After pulling out my taller water Bottle, 
to head to the park with the pooches,
 I realized I did not have a cozy to carry it in.
So I designed one for it.
I had lemon yellow and matching variegated 
cotton yarns on hand, so here ya go.

 The "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy"
Water Bottle Cozy.
The Pattern has both the 20 oz. and 16 oz sizes.

The Cozy is 9 inches long, but you can make it shorter
 for the 20 oz bottles.
And if you want a longer handle, just ch more,
and make it as long as you want to.

We have just Updated The Pattern with new pictures,
 And a Brand New video



See this Video on my Youtube Crochet 
Channel at this LINK


Lemon Water Bottle Cozy Crochet By Sara Sach
Please, add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites


Skill: "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy"

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H / 5.00 MM
Yarn - Cotton Yarn (4) C1 - yellow - 2 oz., C2 - 1 oz.
Yarn Needle  - for weaving in ends

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)
Slip Stitch (slst)
skip (sk)
Space (sp)
Change to (chgto)

Size:  Cozy  20 oz. - 9 inches, 19 inch handle
Instructions for 16 oz - 6 inch cozy included

Notes: 
Ch3 Counts as dc.
Ch2 Counts as a hdc.
Ch1 Does not Count as a st.
I added The color Changes I did in the demo, But you can change colors how ever you like.
When Changing colors Ch2, Ch2, Ch3 After The color change. 

Pattern:

R: 1 - With C1, Ch 5, join in a circle, ch3
 11 dc in the ch5 circle, join with a slst to the ch 3,
ch3  (12dc)

R: 2 - ch 3 (counts as 1st dc) 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 
2 dc in each dc around, join.(24 dc)

R: 3 - Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc) 1 hdc in each dc, join. (24 hdc)

R: 4 - Chgto C2, Repeat R: 3

R: 5 - ch 5(counts as 1 tr, ch1) *sk the next dc, 1 tr in the next dc, ch1*
Repeat From * to * around, join to the 4th ch of the beginning ch 5.
(12 tr, 12 ch1 = 24 sts)

R: 6 - ch2 ( counts as 1st hdc) *1 hdc in the next ch 1 space,
 1 hdc in the next tr* Repeat From * to * around, join to top of ch1.
(24 hdc)

R: 7  - Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc, join (24 hdc)

6 inch cozy - Repeat R: 5- R: 7,  2 more times

9 Inch Cozy - Repeat R: 5 - R: 7, 3 more times

R: 8 - Chgto C2 - Ch1, 1 sc in each hdc, join ch1

R: 9 - ch1, 1 sc in each sc, join, (24 sc)

R: 10 - Repeat R: 9

R: 11 - Forming the handle, ch45, 1 hdc in the 2nc ch from the hook
 and in each hdc across. Join to the next sc with a slst, ch1, turn

I shortened the handle of the smaller one to ch 26

R: 12 - 1 sc in each hdc, tie off leaving a  12 inch tail of yarn.
Use the tail of yarn to sew the handle on the opposite side of the cozy.

Slide you water bottle
 in you cozy 
and go out and get moving!


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For $3.50 in my Ravelry Shop
 At This LINK

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Coffee, Crochet and Bonbons Meet Up Group | Posh Pooch Designs

We have started a Meet Up Group called
 Coffee and Crochet, I added the Bonbons!
People say I just sit at home
"Drinking coffee, crocheting and eating bonbons".
They were 2/3rd right.
We are meeting at this new Awesome 
Location of Fika Coffee House.
It is a wonderful place.
Canterberry Parkway and Idyllwilde

 Fika Coffee House to open in Idyllwilde


The Building is quaint and rustic.

This big Fireplace is so cozy, 
it makes you feel 
like your in a lodge in mountains 
or a cabin in the woods.
I look forward to meeting here 
when it gets cold outside, 
so we can crochet in front of the fireplace.

The Coffee is amazing.
 The Staff is friendly.
The bathroom is clean.
And the Coffee is amazing. Oops, 
did I say that already.

Our Coffee and Crochet Group 
meets here on Thursdays
 to talk about crochet, hooks, yarn,
our latest projects and life.
We step away from our "busy lives" for 
a few minutes, relax, Sip coffee, and chat.

Some times we give gifts.
I made these fun coffee mugs.
I used color Sharpies.
Here is the Link for how to make them.
 It is really easy and fun.

Then I put together gift bags 
from some yarn from Red Heart 
and other goodies.

I was given these beautiful 
Mandala cloths from one of our groupies.
She Does Beautiful work!


We  love  our 
"Coffee and Crochet Group".
If you are in the Area 
Come join us Sometime.
Even if it is just for the Coffee,
it is amazing Coffee.
This is my new favorite coffee place.