Friday, October 30, 2015

Hooded Wrap Blanket Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

The Hooded Blanket Wrap Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of

This Crochet pattern has been
 retested and Updated
With lots of pictures and 
Brand New Video -

Find the Crochet Pattern at This LINK

My hubby and I  went on a camping trip 
this summer with my grand kids, and family,
And as we sat around the campfire, I thought.
"I sure would wish I had a blanket with a hood attached".
No one was cold but me! 
So I decided then and there I would design one, 
that was warm, but not too heavy.
And Quick to make.

This Hooded Wrap Blanket is perfect for Football games.
 Make it in your Favorite Team Colors!

It is perfect our door play and games of any kind.
Great For camping, and great to keep in the car.
You never know when you will need a warm blanket.
And the added Hood is great bonus.


If you would like an add free
instant Download PDF you can find that in my 
RAVELRY Shop For $2.50 at this link:
I need to make one in Bronco Colors!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Crocheting Versus Knitting - I Love Both!

Do you love To Crochet?
Do you Love to Knit?
Or
Do you love Both, Like me?

But What is the difference?
Article By Craft Yarn Council
I also found this fun Blog  By
Craftaholics Anonymous
Knitting Vs. Crochet Which one is for you?
I say learn both!
The Tools:

Crocheting                                 Knitting
 1 hook                                 2 Needles
Yarn                                     Yarn

I know there are a lot of incidentals, such as 
stitch markers, measuring tape, yarn needles,
and more depending on the project.

I love to design using both techniques,
 But it seems that there is
"no love lost" Between  the 2 groups.
I have a hard time with this.
I have even been told, 
"You need to use more expensive yarns in your designs".
I totally understand using expensive yarns, 
as I love to play with all styles, 
textures and colors of yarns.
When I walk into Yarn Stores, sometimes I just stand there 
and soak in all the "Yarny Goodness".
I have even been know to "squeeze and caress" yarns.
I admit it.................
I am a Yarn Addict!
My Personal Goal
 When it comes to any Pattern I design,
 whether Crochet or Knitting,
 is my goal to design a pattern that
anyone one is able to stitch it up.

I try to keep my patterns simple and
 I try to use yarns that are accessible, 

 You can always substitute any expensive yarns,
for less expensive yarns of similar weight.
AndI often do this.

You can pick up a Crochet Hook or 
set of Knitting Needles for a few bucks.
As well as, pick  up a couple of skeins or balls of yarn
 for a couple of bucks.
Grab some Free patterns from Online, and get busy creating.

 Once People see that they can create fun and useful items,
they will learn to love this wonderful Art.
They may even gain confidence to tackle harder projects
 and spend more money on the expensive yarns, 
without fear of wasting it.

I want all people to be able to Crochet and Knit.
I think ALL people should love it, like I do!
I do not want anyone to feel they cannot
 learn to Knit or Crochet
 because they cannot afford it.
How I learned to Crochet and Knit -
At 14 I "lived" at the Library.
I Loved and still do, love to read.
 One day I checked out some books on
Crocheting and Knitting.
I went to K-mart and picked up some 
inexpensive Crochet hooks, and Knitting needles, 
and few skeins of worsted weight yarn,
 with my allowance Money.
Way back then, K-mart had a craft section.
I read and practiced, re-checking out
those books many times.
I wrote notes in a notebook, things I wanted to remember.
I even drew pictures of stitches.
I Crocheted and Knitted those Same Balls of yarn over and over,
till I learned the stitches.
I also learned Needle Point and Cross Stitch, the same way.
I was Hooked and Stitched!
And have been playing with yarn ever since.
I just want everyone to love to 
Knit and Crochet,
 Like I do!
You can find My 
Free Knitting Patterns
and
Free Crochet Patterns
 at the tabs at the top 
of the blog.
I really think that people who Knit and 
people Who Crochet, 
really have the same heart.

We are all Yarnies!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Christmas Stocking Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I have been asked about
 1,000,000,000 
times to design a
Knitting Pattern for the 
Stocking Hat For Chihuahuas.
I designed this Hat in Christmas Colors,
 But it is a basic Stocking Hat Pattern.

This Knitting Pattern is Super easy
 and 
Stitches up really quick!

It Pattern includes 2 sizes
 and tips on 
measuring your dog's head.

This pattern can be made in 
solid colors, or stripes
 and also includes 
2 styles of  ties.

 Santa Style Hat 
with braided ties

Striped Elf Hat style
with knit ties
You can find the
Christmas Stocking Dog Hat 
Knitting Pattern shops
 at these Links:





If you want a Crochet Pattern
 for a Dog Christmas Stocking Hat
 you can find that here:


Early Merry Christmas
 and 
Happy Holidays!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Color Block Dog Shrug Knitting Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


I have a Dog Shrug Crochet Pattern
I Wrote about 1  1/2 years ago.
You can find that at this link:


I got so many requests for a knit version
That I decided to design a simple pattern
 that can be easily size adjusted.
As well as, made in any color or colors of yarn.
I Love This picture of Rosie.
 I think she got bored in the middle
 of the photo shoot. 

Color Block Dog Shrug Knitting Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy

Materials:
Knitting needles – Long Straight Needles US10 – 6mm
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) – 1 0z. Each of 4 colors
              I used Red Heart Super Saver
               Royal Blue - C1, Bright Pink - C2, 
               Bright Yellow – C3, Lavender – C4
Yarn Needle
Tape measure

Stitches and Terms:
Cast On - (CO)
Bind Off - (BO)
Knit - (k)
Purl - (p)

Size, Measurements: Small Dogs 5-12 lbs.
6 inches wide X 16 inches long, and this Shrug is very stretchy.

This Shrug is easy to make smaller or 
larger by using your dog’s measurement.


R : 1 – 1st Arm band –With C1, CO 24 sts.
 *K2, P2* Repeat From * to *
R : 2 - *K2, P2* Repeat from * to *
R : 3 – R : 14 – Repeat R : 2 (ribbing)
This band should measure 3 inches.

Body of Shrug –needs to measure 10 inches. 
If you need more length add rows here.
 The Body of the Shrug is stitched in Stockinette, 
with edges stitched in seed stitch
to keep them from rolling up.

R : 15 – chg to C2, p,k,p,k the first 4 sts,
 k next 16 sts, k,p,k,p the last 4 sts
R : 16 – p,k,p,k the first 4 sts. P all sts, k,p,k,p the last 4 sts
R : 17 – R : 40 – Repeat R : 15 and R : 16 alternating rows.
R : 41- Change to C3
R : 42 – R : 64 – Repeat R : 15 and R : 16 alternating rows.

R : 65 – Change to C4, 2nd Arm band  *K2, P2* 
Repeat From * to *
R : 66 - *K2, P2* Repeat from * to *
R : 67 – R : 78 – Repeat R : 66 (ribbing)
BO, weave in your ends


 With matching yarn, sew closed the 2 arm bands only. 
Leave the back open.


And that is it.
 You can add button, ribbons, flowers or
Whatever you want as embellishments.
You can stitch up the shrug in 1 color, or use variegated.

This is the perfect addition to any dog dress or sweater
When the weather turns cool.
Rosie can still wear her favorite dress, and be warm.
It is also fun warn alone to add an extra little warm
 to your outside time with your pooch or cat.
Have Fun 
and make this Shrug
for your dog 
in your favorite color.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Gobble Till You Wobble - Turkey Crochet Pattern Round Up | Posh Pooch Designs

Gobble Till You Wobble -
 Turkey Crochet Pattern Round Up
I have put together a Fun and Silly 
Turkey Crochet Pattern
Collection of 12 pattern for you.
Thanks Giving is next month, 
so you have time to stitch up 
some of these great patterns.

The Name of the Pattern listed
 under The collage picture 
is the link to the pattern.

The Crochet Pattern Designer
is listed under the name of the pattern.


Snappy Tots

Desert Diamond Crochet

Lion Brand

Fiber Flux

Posh Pooch Designs

Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Posh Pooch Designs

Kara Gunza

Kera Tulling

Snappy Tots

Posh Pooch Designs

Twinkie Chan

You just can not have an 
American Thanksgiving
 without some silly turkeys

Make turkeys, eat Turkey,
and have some fun!

Friday, October 23, 2015

It's All In The Family - Free Crochet Hat Patterns | Posh Pooch Designs

At one time or another,
 I have talked my kids and grand kids,
into doing some modeling for me.
So, I thought it would be fun 
to Put some of these together in a blog.
I have the best family ever.
They are willing to embarrass themselves,
 for me and my craft.

All These are Free Crochet Patterns 
and Would be great to add to a costume
 for Halloween or to wear for fun.

Just click the name of the pattern,
 it is the link
to the Blog with the Free pattern.

First off we have 
my Daughter in law in the

My Son in the

and my Grand daughter in the

Next is my daughter 
and my other Grand daughter
 and me, modeling The 

 I thought I had one of my
 Grand Son modeling.
So since I do not,
 I will post one of my Daughter's 
Crochet Patterns.

My daughter's Crochet Blog is
 She uses her Children as
 models, too!
Daughter and Son In law
he models for her some, also.

I need to get my Son In Law
 to do a little modeling
 next time we are together, as well.

I Love my Family.
God has given me the best family.

I am hoping for new family pictures
 of them for Christmas this year.
If I don't get some, I will print these 
off and put them in fancy frames, 
And hang them on the wall in 
the family room.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Raccoon Earflap Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


Raccoon Earflap Hat Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of


My Son asked me to make
him a Raccoon Hat.
I forgot I had designed this hat for him, 
until we started to have a problem with 
Raccoons getting in our trash.
It was as though they new when trash day was,
Because I never saw them, except on Trash day!
These are the biggest, fattest, 
most well fed Raccoons I had ever seen.

This is the picture I used for my inspiration.
I know this Raccoon looks ornery, 
But I think it looks adorable.
I Love how it is holding it's hands.
As though they are planning for trash day!

Okay, Now for the Crochet Pattern

Raccoon Hat Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill- Easy

Materials -
Hook- I
Yarn Needle
Any Chunky Yarn-(5)
    Gray C1, Black C2, White C3, Dark Gray C4 
    I used 1 ball each of Jiffy 
   (If you use worsted weight yarn, you will need to use two strands.)
Yarn needle

Stitches-
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
V stitch (v st)
Treble Stitch (tr st)

Size- Youth/ Adult

Notes: Ch 3 at ends of round counts as the 1st st of the next round.

Pattern:
R : 1- We will be starting at the crown of the hat, with C1,
 ch3, 11 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook.
 Join in a circle, ch 3. (12 dc)
R : 2 - 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 2 dc in each dc around, 
join, ch 3 (24dc)
R: 3 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, * 1 dc in the next st, 
2 dc in the next st,
Repeat from * around, join, ch 3 (36dc)
R : 4 - 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in the next 2 sts,
 2 dc in the next st,
 Repeat from * around, join, ch 3. (48dc)
R : 5 - 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in the next 3 sts,
 2 dc in the next st,
 Repeat from * around, join, ch 3. (60 dc)
R : 6 - 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in the next 4 sts, 
2 dc in the next st,
Repeat from * around, join, ch 3. (72 dc)
R : 7 - Change to C4, (V stitch row) 1 dc in the 1st st, 
*skip next st, 2 dc in the next st, Repeat from * around,
 1 dc in the same st as 1st dc, join. (24 Vst)
R : 8 - Change to C2, 1 dc in the 1st st, *2 dc in the space 
between the 1st and 2nd dc to make the v st, Repeat from * 
around, 1 dc in the same st as the 1st dc, join. (24 Vst)
R : 9 - Change to C3, Repeat R: 9 (24 Vst)
R : 10 - Change to C2, Repeat R : 9 (24 Vst)
R : 12 - Change to C4, Repeat R: 9 (24 Vst)
R : 13 - Change to C1, 1 dc in the 1st V st, *1 dc in the space
 between the next two v sts, 1 dc in the next V st, Repeat from * 
around, join, ch 3. (72 dc)
R : 14 - 1 dc in each dc around, join, tie off. (72 Vst)

Earflaps: 
R : 1 -With  C1, Fold hat in half, count back 6 toward
 the center of the right side, 1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the
 next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 
1 sc in the next st, turn, ch 1.
R : 2 - Repeat R : 1
R : 3 - Repeat R : 1, tie off

Repeat on the left side of the Hat for 2nd ear flap.

Trim:
With C2, attach yarn to the back center of the hat, 
1 sc in each st all the way around the edge of the hat, join, tie off.

Ties: Make 2
Cut 1 strand each of C2, C3, C4, 35 inches long.
 Loop all three strands through the center of the 
Earflap, and braid, tying a knot at the bottom of the tie. 
Trim evenly.

Ears: Make 2
R : 1 - With C1, ch 1, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
ch 1, turn (3sc)
R : 2 – 1 sc in the same sc as the ch3, 1 sc in the next dc, 
2 sc in the last dc, ch1, turn (5sc)
R : 3 – 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn
R : 4 - 1 sc in the same sc as the ch1, 1 sc in the next 3dc, 
2 sc in the last dc, ch1, turn (7sc)
R : 5 -1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn
R : 6 - 1 sc in the same sc as the ch1, 1 sc in the next 5dc, 
2 sc in the last dc, ch1, turn (9sc)
R : 7- 1 sc in each sc, ch1
R : 8 – Repeat R : 7
R : 9 – Change to C4, *sc evenly across the bottom
 of the ear, 2 sc in the corner*
Repeat From * to * on the other 2 corners, join to 1st
sc, Leave an 18 inch tail of yarn.
Use that Tail of yarn to sew ear on hat.

Eye Patch:
R : 1  - With C3, ch2, 6 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 join to 1st dc, to form a circle, ch3 (6dc)
R : 2 – ch3, 1 dc in the same dc as ch3, 2 dc in each dc
 around, join, (12dc)
R : 3 – Change to C2, ch3, 1 dc in the same dc as ch 3, 
*1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to *, join, tie off.

Repeat R : 1 – R : 3 for second eye.

With C2, sew the 2 eye pieces together, 
using the 4 center stitches of each eye.

R : 5 – *1 sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in the next st* Repeat From * to *
 around eye patch,
Hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in the 5 sts in the top center of the eye patch,
Repeat From * to * till your reach the 5 sts in bottom
 center of the eye patch
Hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in the 5 sts in the bottom center 
of the eye patch,
Repeat From * to *, join. Ch1
R : 6 - 2 sc in each st around the eye patch,
 join to the 1st sc, ch1
R : 7 – Change to C 2, and repeat R : 6,
 tie off leaving a 14 inch piece of yarn.
Center the eye patch to the front center of 
the hat, and sew in place.
With C2 st a French knot in the center of each eye for the eye pupil.

An ad free, 
Instant Download PDF file of this pattern,
 Is available in my Ravelry Shop
 for $2.50 at this link:


As I look at these pictures.
I got a little laugh at Maximo.
My pooch, Maximon looks like a Statue.
 He did not move at all.
 He loves my son, and always
 tries to stay in his lap.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hood, Scarf, Scoodie New Crochet Pattern E-book | Posh Pooch Designs

You can find these Crochet Patterns in my 
I get messages, posts, and emails everyday 
asking for these patterns in 
an Instant  Download PDF pattern form.
 So, I  put them all together in an E-Book.
These are some of my 
favorite crochet pattern designs,
that I designed for people.
My first love is to design for pooches,
 but I do "stray" from that at times!
You can find all my 
Free designs for the pooches
 on my 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Winter's Sky Bulky Hood Crochet Pattern and Yarn Review | Posh Pooch Designs

Winter's Sky Bulky Hood
 Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs


Originally this hood was designed using the Mixology Yarns
 From Red Heart Yarns, unfortunately they are no longer available.


We have decided to retest this Crochet Pattern, and update the pattern with new pictures and a Brand New Video.


We Used Premier - Puzzle For the Demo.
It is a Bulky (5) And it soft and Comfy.
And I really Love how it Stitched up!

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet 
Channel At This LINK


Winter's Sky Bulky Hood Crochet Pattern 
Please, add This Pattrn to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy (super easy, really super easy)

Materials :
Hook – N/-9.00 MM
Yarn Needle for weaving in ends
3 Pom Poms - Purchased or made
Yarn –  Bulky (5) 5 oz. Puzzle- Premier Yarn

These are the yarns I used For the Original Striped Hood:
C1 - Red Heart Mixology – Solid, Jade 2oz. / 70yds.
C2 – Red Heart Mixology – Prints, Calypso 2 oz. / 65yds.
C3 – Red heart Mixology – Swirl, Calypso 2 oz. / 59yds.


Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Back Loop Only (BLO)
Skip (sk)

Size: On size fits most. Youth to Adult ( 20 - 22 inch head)
But remember it is a Very Stretchy hood.

Gauge: 4 X 4, 7 sts, 8 rows

Notes: Ch1 at ends of rows does not count as a st.
When changing colors, ch1 is after the color change.
The Pattern is written with the color changes.
If you are not changing colors, disregard the color changes.

Pattern:
R: 1 – With C1, ch 52, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch across,
Ch1 turn, 51 sc

R: 2 – Working in the Blo, 1 sc in the 1st sc, 
*ch1, sk the next st, 1 sc in the next st*
Repeat From * to *, (26sc, 25 ch1 = 51 sts)

R: 3 - 24 - Repeat R: 2 - If NOT stripping Your Hood

Follow R: 3- R : 24 - If stripping Your Hood
R: 3 Change to C2, Repeat R : 2
R: 4 – Repeat R : 2
R: 5 – Change to C1, Repeat R : 2
R: 6 – Repeat R : 2
R: 7- R : 24 – Repeat R : 3- R : 6,   
5 more times, tie off and weave in your ends.


You should have a Rectangle that measures about 12 X 22 inches.

Fold the rectangle in half, right side out.
Attach matching yarn to the top of the hat,
and slst, Sewing closed the back of the Hood.
Do not Tie off.


Bottom Trim
R: 25 - Attach yarn, C1, to the bottom edge of the Hood,
st 1 sc in the end of each row, ch1, turn (48sc)

R: 26 – 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

R: 27 – Repeat R: 26, 


Front Hood Trim
R: 28 - With C3, attach yarn to the right corner
of the front edge of the hood if Changing Colors.

If not, Turn working up the from hood opening, 
Sc in the end of the 1st 3 rows of the bottom trim,
Sc in the 1st st of the hood edge,
*ch1, sk the next st, sc in the next st *
Repeat From * to * around the hood edge,
 then 1 sc in the ends of the rows at the left
edge of the hood trim. Ch1 turn

R: 29 – Repeat R: 28, tie off

Ties: Make 2
Cut 3 pieces of yarn, C2, 36 inches long, loop through the
front corner of the hood, and braid, tie a knot in the ends and trim.

Pompoms: Make 3
Wrap C3 around your four fingers 20 times,
With a 10 inch piece of C2, slip yarn through the loops,
And firmly tie the center of the loops.
Trim pompom even and attach to the end of the tie.

How To Pompoms With Go For Faux From Lion brand - LINK

The Winter's Sky Hood Stitched using Premier 
Puzzle Yarn/ Acrostic.

This is the Original Hood we designed.

An Ad free PDF file is Available
 in my Ravelry Shop At This LINK
For $2.50