Monday, November 30, 2015

Snow Bound Cowl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

The Snow Bound Cowl Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of
Posh Pooch Designs

I designed This new Crochet Pattern  with you in mind.
 It is a Thank You to all my Wonderful Fans, 
Friends and Fellow "Yarnie People".
The Snow Bound Cowl

This is a warm cowl because it is all stitched 
with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn.
 It is an elegant Cowl that can be 
worn in the morning, day or evening.
And Adds a touch of Glitz to any outfit.

The best part is it is 
Super Easy and Quick To stitch up!

Snow Bound Cowl Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Materials :
Hook – J / 6.00mm
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 504 yards/ 10 oz.
             I used I Love This yarn – Ivory Sparkle, 2 skeins

Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Skip (sk)

Size : On size fits most. Youth to Adult
           46 inches X 12 inches including fringe.

Cowl is worked using 2 strands of yarn.
Ch3 counts as 1dc in each round

Pattern –
There are 2 Options for R : 1 - 
By using the FDC method you will have a little bit more stretch
and a more comfortable band at the top of your cowl.

R : 1 - Option 1- 112 FDC, join in a circle with a slst.
Use the tails of the yarn to join the bottom together.
Ch3 (112 dc)

R : 1  - Option 2 – Ch 112, join in a circle, do not twist ch.
1 dc in each ch, join, ch3 (112dc)

R : 2  - ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc,
*ch1, sk the next dc, 1 dc in the next 3 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, ch1, sk 1, join to top of ch3 with a slst,
Ch3 (28 groups of 3dc, ch1 =112sts)

R : 3 – R : 10 – Repeat R : 2

R : 11 - 1 dc in each st and ch around, join, ch3 (112dc)

R : 12 – 1 dc in each dc, join, and tie off and weave in your ends.

Fringe – Cut 112 pieces of yarn 4.5 inches long.
Loop one piece of yarn in each dc around.
Pom pom Tie –
ch 112. Knot each end and cut.
Attach tie to the top of the cowl by looping it through a few sts.

Pom poms- Make 2
Wrap the around your 4 fingers loosely, about 30 times.
With a 12 inch piece of yarn, tie the pompoms
 Securely across the center.
Trim pom pom evenly.
Attach to ends of tie.

An Add Free PDF Download is
 available for $4.50
 in my Ravelry Shop at this link:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dog Bone Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

The Dog Bone Christmas Ornament
 Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

This Crochet Pattern has been
 retested, updated with new pics, 
and a Brand New Video 
You can find it at This LINK

Dog Bone Ornament is #4 in our Series
"Have a Very Yarnie Christmas"!

These are so fun to make and give.
 They are perfect for Ornaments, 
but also gift tags,
 table decorations, on a stocking 
or even make a bunch and 
hang them on  a garland.
I will have them on my 
Christmas Tree!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Little Roses Dog Collar Knitting Pattern

I designed a Crochet Pattern 
for a Dog Collar with Flowers,
and I was asked if I had a Knitting version.
I did not, so I designed one.
 This is a great beginner pattern. 
If you want to learn to knit 
and make some fun for your dog or pet. 
You can customize the colors
 for any season of the year.
Add 1 rose or a bunch of roses.
This pattern works for any 
and all size dogs, 

cats or any pet.
And it only takes a small amount of yarn,
So just grab some left overs 
from your yarn stash and get knitting.

Little Roses Dog Collar Knitting Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Beginner

Knitting needles – Straight Needles US10 – 6mm
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) – 1 oz. main color for collar
              Small amount for each rose.
 Yarn Needle
Tape measure
A few fun Buttons

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

Gauge – 4 sts X 4 rows = 1 inch

Size: - For any size Dog or pet

Measure you Dog’s neck with the tape measure .
Pattern: We will begin with the collar-
(Collar is stitched in Stockinette)
R : 1 – With C1, CO 8 sts, k all sts
R : 2 – P all sts
R : 3 –K all sts
Continue to Repeat R : 2- R : 3 till desired length,
The Edges of the Collar will curl in some.
Place the 2 ends together and sew closed with matching yarn.

The Roses:
(They are stitched in Stockinette)
R : 1 – CO 25 sts
R : 3 – K all sts
R : 4 – P all sts
R : 5 – K all sts
R : 6 – BO, leaving a 12 inch tail for gathering up the rose.
Gather the rose along the BO edge,  twist the center to form the rose, 
then tack in center to keep the rose shape.
Add a bead or button to center of Rose if desired.
Attach roses to the center front of the collar and slip it on.
If you would like the Crochet version
 of the Rose Dog collar 
You can find that 
Free crochet Pattern Here:
These Knitting and crochet collars 
are a fun way to dress up your dog
any time of year.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Blessings Ombre Shawl New Crochet Pattern Release | Posh Pooch Designs

The Blessings Ombre Shawl Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs

We have retested and up dated this Crochet Pattern with lots of New Pictures and a Brand New Video -
Find the updated Version
 At This LINK

This is the perfect shawl to wear when the weather turns chilly.
 It is elegant and warm.
Wear it over a Fancy dress or with jeans and Sweater.

I called this design The Blessings Ombre Shawl
 because I am wearing this one
 for our Thanksgiving get together.
A time of sharing thankfulnes sand blessings.

The yarn I used is called
I love the flow of the shades of Gold and Orange.
It reminds me of a goldfish with the reflection from the water
 shimmering on it. It is bright and Fallish.
I put the skill for this pattern at "Easy",
 because it is basically rows of repeat with increases.
And I think you will find it stitches up pretty fast.

A Ad free PDF download with more pictures 
is available for $3.50 in my 
RAVELRY shop at this link:

Friday, November 13, 2015

How to "Yarn Bomb" A Star - Star and Snowflake Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

#3 in our Series
 "How To Have A Very Yarnie Christmas".
Yarn Bombing a Christmas Star
The Star Tree Topper and Doily
Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

It is the perfect size star to make for Doily,  Ornament,
 Christmas Decoration or hang on a bunting.
And of Course, Top your Tree with it.
The Star is 6 X 6 inches.

Oh, and make it all white and it is an adorable Snowflake

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK

Star Tree Topper Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
 Please, Add This pattern to your Raverly Favorites

Skill : Easy

Crochet Hook – I / 5.50 MM
Yarn Needle
Yarn – med (4) Acrylic or Cotton will work - 1 oz. of each color or 3 oz. total
             White - C1, Green – C2, Red - C3
             I used 1 skein each of Red Heart Shimmer Yarn
             and I Love this yarn - Sparkle ( Hobby Lobby)

To Make it a tree topper You will also need:
A Few Decorative Buttons
Yarn Needle
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
A Store Bought Christmas Tree Star – 6 X 6 inches

 I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.
If you do not want to buy the star you can make
 a card board cut out or even stiffen the star
 with starch or school glue.( 50, 50)

Stitches and Terms:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)
Change (chg)
V Stitch (V st) – “dc, ch1, dc” in one st.

Size  - Measures 6 X 6 inches


R: 1 – With C3, ch 4, join in a circle
In the circle, ch2 (counts as 1st hdc) 7 hdc,
join to top of ch2 with a slst, (8hdc)

R: 2 – ch4, (counts as 1st dc, ch1)
1 dc in the same st as ch3, ch2
*dc, ch1, dc, ch2* in each of the next 7dc,
 Join to top of 1st ch3,
(8 groups of dc, ch1, dc, ch2)

R: 3 - Slst in the 1st ch1 space,
Ch4, (counts as 1st dc, ch1) dc in that ch1 space, ch3
*dc, ch1, dc, ch3* in each of the next 7 “V sts”
 Join to top of 1st ch3,
(8 groups - Vst, ch3)

R: 4  - Slst in the 1st ch1 space between the 1st V st,
Ch4, (counts as 1st dc, ch1) dc in that ch1 space,
ch2, sk next ch, sc in the next ch, ch2, sk the next ch
*dc, ch1, dc, in the next V st, ch2,
sk next ch, sc in the next ch, ch2, sk the next ch*
* Repeat From * to * 6 times,
 Join to top of 1st ch3,
(8 groups -Vst, ch2, sc, ch2)

R: 5 –  slst in the 1st ch1 space between the 1st V st,
Ch4, (counts as dc, ch1) dc in that 1st Vst,
ch3, 1sc in the sc, ch3,
*dc, ch1, dc in the next Vst, ch3, 1sc in the sc, ch3*
* Repeat From * to * 6 times,
 Join to top of 1st ch3,
(8 groups - Vst, ch3, sc, ch3)

R: 6 - Slst in the 1st ch1 space between the 1st V st,
Ch3, Counts as 1s dc,
ch4, slst in the top of the 3rd ch, 1 dc in the same V st.
Ch4, 1sc in the sc, ch4
*Dc, ch4, slst in the top of the dc, dc in the next V st,
ch4, 1sc in the sc, ch4* Repeat from * to * 6 times.
 Join to top of 1st ch3,
(8 groups - dc, pc, dc, ch4, sc, ch4)

R: 6 Option 2 - If you want 4 of your points to be longer.
You can triple crochet in the place of the dcs, on every other point.

Weave in all your ends.
It is a Good Idea to block your star.
Dampen the star with a squirt bottle of plain water,
Lay it on a towel, shaping the points.
You can use pins to pin the points if needed.
I set my items on the dryer when blocking to help 
them dry quicker.
 You can set it in the sun, also.

When your star is dry, it is ready to glue 
on your Tree Topper.
Plug in your Glue gun and put the glue stick in it.
I practiced laying my star on the topper, 
several times to get it perfect.
Once you are happy with the placement.

Put the Glue on the Tree Topper, 
and gently lay the crochet star on,
Pressing with your fingers, ease the star in place.
Be careful not to burn your fingers.

Glue your buttons in place. Give it a few minutes to dry,
Then, place on top of your tree.
R: 6 - Option 2                 R: 6 - Option 1

I am really liking how my Yarnie Christmas Tree
is coming along.
But it still needs a lot more Yarnie Goodness.

An Ad Free PDF File is Available 
IN My Ravelry shop At This LINK
 For $3.50

You can find #1 and #2 of our series at these links:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Round Up | Deck the Halls! | Posh Pooch Designs

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
'Tis the season to be jolly

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

This Round up of
 Christmas Ornament 
Free Crochet Patterns is very unique.
I crocheted all of these ornaments,
But these are NOT all my patterns.
The Photo's are mine, 
But some of the patterns
 belong to fellow 
Crochet Pattern Designers.

So basically this Round up
 is all pattern reviews.
 I Loved crocheting  them all.
And all of these ornaments 
will be on my tree this year.

Just click the Name  for the link to the
Free pattern.
 The Designer of the pattern
 is listed under the name.

Posh Pooch Designs

Kim Guzman

Suzies Stuff

Hopeful Honey

Posh Pooch Designs

Melissa Mall

Repeat Crafter Me

Posh Pooch Designs

Posh Pooch Designs

Petals To Picots

I really enjoyed making all of these.
I Know you will too.

 Ornaments can be hung on the tree, 
or attached to a wreath, 
but also used to decorate
 the house.
 They can also be used on  
packages as gift tags. 
Set on the holiday table as place cards 
and table decorations.
Strung on a chain to make a banner.

So many fun possibilities!