Monday, February 29, 2016

Small Mesh Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

This Bag measures 
12 inches long by 18 inches around.
I made this bag for me.
I needed a bag to carry my 
Flip Flops, Swim cap, goggles and swim gloves.
I can toss my gear in it, then
I can toss it in my gym bag.
I wanted it to be mesh so I could take
 it out of my gym bag and hang it up to dry,
when I get home.
I designed it to have a draw string, 
easy to open and close, 
even when the bag is wet.
See the Video on my Youtube Channel

Small Mesh Drawstring Bag 
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H
Yarn - Cotton (4) 129 yds/3 oz.
           I used Isaac Mizrahi/Brooklyn

Stitches:
chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)

Size: 12 inches long  X 18 inches around

R: 1 - ch 34, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 1dc in the same ch as 1st dc,
1 dc in the next 29 chs, 2 dc in the last ch(33dc)

Turn working down the opposite side of the ch, 2 dc in the 1st ch,
 1dc in the next 29 chs, 2 dc in the last ch, join to top of the 1st dc with a sl st, 
(33dc + 33dc = 66dc)

R: 2 - ch3,(counts as a dc) 1 dc in each dc around, join, (66dc)

R: 3 -ch4, (counts as  dc, ch1) *sk the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc, ch1*
Repeat From * to * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st, (33dc= 33ch1=66sts)

R: 4 - ch4, (counts as  dc, ch1) *sk the next ch1 space, 1 dc in the next dc, ch1*
Repeat From * to * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st, (33dc= 33ch1=66sts)

R: 5 - R: 21 - Repeat R: 4

R: 22 - ch2, *1 hdc in the next dc, 1hdc in the next ch1 space*
Repeat From * to * around, join to 1st hdc with a sl st.
tie off and weave in your ends. (66hdc)
Drawstring:
 ch  100, tie off
Weave the ch through R: 21
You can pull the drawstring to one side, for a side handle.

or pull both ends, for 2 side handles.

It a great little bag for shopping, 
going to the beach, the pool or the park.
And it is totally washable!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Granny Squares Crochet Pattern Collection | Posh Pooch Designs

Granny Square Crochet Pattern Collection 
by Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

Do You Love Granny Squares?
Do You call them Granny Squares or Afghan Squares?

I had a nice lady tell me mine were not granny granny squares, because they were not the "Traditional Granny Squares".
I am okay with that.
 I do not consider myself or my Crochet Patterns traditional.

These are all Granny Square Patterns designed by me.
And all have photo tutorials to help you.

Just click the name of the Pattern,
 it is the link to the Free pattern on my blog.





6 inch Granny Square


I do love Granny squares.
 I think making granny squares is the best way to use up
 left over yarn. I just make a few each week or so and toss 
them in a basket. then when I have a few minutes, 
I stitch a few together.
Before long you have made a fun, colorful, 
and useful throw or blanket.

It is also a fun way to try new stitches and techniques.
Save your yarn swatches and mix them in.
What a wonderful unique gift.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Spring and Easter Hats For Your Pooches and Cats, too | Posh Pooch Designs

We have Some newly Re - Designed Dog Hats:
They have been re-tested, re-edited, and updated.
And Re -photo graphed, with much more pictures added.
And more notes to help you.

Easter Chick Dog Hat

Teddy Bear Dog Hat


Spring Bunny Dog Hat

Spring Flowers Dog Hat

Simple Spring Dog Hats
2 Hats in One pattern
And is only available in my Ravelry shop at this time.

During the months of January and February we
 have been working on Cleaning up
 our crochet pattern shops.
Re-editing, re-testing and updating Our patterns
as well as, retiring some patterns. 

We are also re-designing some of our favorites.
So be looking for some new designs this Spring.

We have also redesigned our
 I hope you like the new look, we sure do.
Thank you for being a fan and Friend to

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Jimmy Beans Wool Beanie Bag For February -- Its a Fun One!!! | Posh Pooch Designs

February's Jimmy Beans Wool Beanie Bag is so much fun.
I Love it! 
It is all about "Eddie The Eagle".
And has several patterns to make.
Coffee Cozies and Beanie Hats.
Some For Crochet and Some For Knit.
 And I want to make them all!

I can hardly wait to see the movie!
I practiced a little bit with the Graph.
And Crocheted a Coaster.

I am having so much with the
and getting 

It is so fun to anticipate what will be in the bag.
Opening up my mail box and seeing that bag in there.
Wondering what yarns, patterns and extras will be in there.
And Getting to Try out fun new yarns and textures,

And The Super Cute Canvas Bags.
Perfect for storing pens, buttons, scissors,  
needles, and other notions.
I Love that they are canvas reusable zipper bags.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Colorado Flag Ear Flap Beanie Hat | Posh Pooch Designs

Colorado Flag Earflap Beanie
 Crochet Pattern By
 Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs
Doesn't my Model look good in his 
New Blond hair do?
hee hee, I Love it.....anyway!

I had not intended to design a Ear flap Beanie Hat
 For Our Colorful Colorado Series,
But I have gotten so many people asking for it,
 that I felt I had to.
I designed the pattern in 3 sizes, like the
 other Colorado beanie hats.
I added a regular pompom but you can use a 
fuzzy pompom is wanted.
 And I had to add the the thick braids. 
An Ear flap Beanie just has to have braids.

This hat is perfect for any team or school colors.
It is warm and comfy, and also perfect
 for the Colorado Lover!
And It is very easy to stitch up.

Ear Flap Colorado Flag Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern
by Sara Sach
Please, add this Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy to moderate

Materials:
Crochet Hook: I
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4)
3 oz. Blue – C1,
3 oz. White - C2
1 oz. Red – C3
1 oz.  Yellow – C4
Yarn Needle

 Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Change (chg)

Size: Child: 16-17 inches (S)
         Youth: 18-20 inches (M)
         Adult: 21-22 inches (L)

Hat Pattern:

Child: 16 - 17 inch head
R: 1 - With C1, ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook,
 Join with a slst (10dc)
R: 2 - ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, join (20dc)
R: 3 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join (30dc)
R: 4 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around, join (40dc)
R: 5 - Chg to C2, leaving c1 attached
ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dcs*
Repeat from * to * 2 times.
1 dc in each remaining dc around, join (42dc)
R: 6 - ch 2, 1 dc in each dc around, join (42)
R: 7 - Repeat R: 6
R: 8 – Repeat R: 6
R: 9 – Chg to C1, Repeat R: 6
R: 10 – R: 11 – Repeat R: 6 tie off, weave in your ends.
Skip To Ear flaps

Youth: 19 - 20 inch head
R: 1 - With C1, ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook,
 Join with a slst (10dc)
R: 2 - ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, join (20dc)
R: 3 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join (30dc)
R: 4 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around, join (40dc)
R: 5: ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around 10 times, join (50dc)
R: 6 – 1 dc in each dc, join,
R: 7 - Chg to C2, ch 2, 1 dc in each dc around, join (50dc)
R: 8 – Repeat R: 6
R: 9 – Repeat R: 6
R: 10 – Repeat R: 6
R: 11 – Chg to C2, Repeat R: 6
R: 12- ch2, Repeat R: 6
R: 13 – R: 14 – Repeat R: 6, Tie off weave in your ends
Skip to Earflaps

 Adult: 21-22 inch head
R: 1 - With C1, ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook,
 Join with a slst (10dc)
R: 2 - ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, join (20dc)
R: 3 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join (30dc)
R: 4 - ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around, join (40dc)
R: 5: ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dcs*
Repeat From * to * around 10 times, join (50dc)
R: 6: ch 2, *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dcs*
Repeat From * to * 10 times, join (60dc)
R: 7 – 1 dc in each dc, join, ch2
R: 8 –Chg to C2, ch 2, 1 dc in each dc around, join (60dc)
R: 9 – I dc in each dc, join (60dc)
R: 10 – Repeat R: 9
R: 11 – Repeat R: 9
R: 12 – Chg to C2, Repeat R: 9
R: 13 – R: 15 – Repeat R: 9
R: 14 – Repeat R: 13
R: 15 – Repeat R: 13, tie off and weave in your ends.

Ear Flaps:

1st Ear Flap -
R: 1 - SK in the 1st 9(13, 18) sts, attach yarn to the 10th (14th, 19th)
st with a dc, 1 dc in the next 11 dc, ch1 turn (12dc)
R: 2 – Child sk to R: 4, 1dc in each dc, ch1, turn (12dc)
R: 3 – Youth sk to R: 4, 1 dc in each dc, ch1, turn (12dc)
R: 4 – St tog 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 8 dc, st tog the last 2 dc, ch1, turn
(10dc)
R: 5 - St tog 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 6 dc, st tog the last 2 dc, ch1, turn
(8dc)
R: 6 - St tog 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 4 dc, st tog the last 2 dc, ch1, turn
(6dc)
R: 7 - St tog 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, st tog the last 2 dc, ch1, turn
(4dc)
R: 8- St tog 1st 2 dc, st tog the last 2 dc, ch1, turn (2dc)
 tie off and weave in your ends.

2nd Ear Flap –
R: 1 skip the next sk in the 1st 9(13, 18) sts, attach yarn to the
 10th (14th, 19th) st with a dc,
1 dc in the next 11 dc, ch1 turn (12dc)
R: 2 – R: 8 – Repeat R: 1 – R: 8 of 1st Ear Flap.

Sc evenly around the hat trim, and ear flaps for a nice finished look.

Braids: One for each side of the hat
Cut 2 strands of each color of yarn, 26 inch strands.
With all the pieces together, pull them through the end of the ear flap.
Braid them to the bottom and tie a knot, 
cutting the ends to make them even.

 Colorado Applique:
With C4, Ch 5, 9 hdc in the 4th ch from the hook, join with a sl st,
(10hdc)
Change to C3, ch 3, 1 sc in the same st, 2 sc in next 7 sc tie off.
Weave in your ends.
Place on front of hat and sew into place with matching yarn.

Pom Pom:
Using all colors, wrap the yarn around your 4 fingers 20 times. Cut yarn.
With a 12 inch piece of yarn, slip through the loops and tie securely.
Trim pom pom evenly and attach to top of hat.

                An Ad free Instant download PDF file
 is available
in my Craftsy shop for $2.50 at this link:

Monday, February 22, 2016

Animal Dog Beanie Hats - 6 for the price of 1 | posh Pooch Designs

Yes, You read that right!
 We have put together Crochet Pattern Bundles
 with 6 Dog Beanie Hat Crochet Patterns,
in one instant download PDF file.

We have made 2 Sets
that we think you will love.
And More to come!

Set 1 consist of:
Hound dog, Lady bug, Bear,
Kitty Cat, Piggy and Bumble Bee



Set 2 consists of:
Lamb, Lion, Elephant,
Bunny, Skunk and Bird
And The best part is that you get all 6 designs
for the price of one.
Just $3.99

You can find these Bundles in 2 of my Shops
Just click on the set you want to see!

Etsy Shop  -     Set 1       Set 2

Crafsty Shop  -  Set 1        Set 2

Each Pattern Bundle has pictures on how
 to measure your dog's head.
And pictures on how to construct the beanies.
Also there are instructions for making each hat 
with all the notes and color details.

Have fun and enjoy!

Remember to post pics of anything you make 
from my patterns on my face book page;

Sunday, February 21, 2016

May Flowers 12 Inch Granny Square _ Posh Pooch Designs

May Flower 12 Inch Granny Square
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach of

I Love Granny Squares!
They are the best way to use up left over yarns, and
use up your yarn stash.
I Love to mix and match the colors and come up
 with new color groupings.
I Love the traditional styles, but I also love all
 the new styles as well.
I also like to mix and match the different styles.
 I have designed a 12 inch Granny Square that has mixed the traditional style and New Styles together.

May Flowers 12 inch Granny Square.
This Crochet Pattern is  photo Tutorial to help you with all the steps,
 but I still put the skill at easy, because there are no fancy stitches 
or techniques.

May Flowers 12 Inch Granny Square 
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I
Yarn Needle
Yarn – Worsted Weight Yarn (4) 2 oz. of 5 different colors
       
Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)
Ship (sk)

Size: 12 inches

Notes:
Ch3 counts as dc.
Ch1 counts as sc.
Rounds are joined with A Slip Stitch.

R: 1 – With Color 1, Ch 5, join in a circle, ch3 (counts as 1st dc) 11 dc in the circle,
Join to top of ch 3 to form a circle, ch3 (12dc)

R: 2 – 1dc in the same st as the ch3, 2 dc in each dc around, join, ch 1

(24dc)
R: 3 – With Color 2, *3dc in the next dc, 1 sc in the next dc* Repeat From * to * around,
 join to ch1. (12dc, 12 3dc groups)
R: 4 –ch1 counts as a sc, *hdc in the next dc, “dc, tr, ch2, tr, dc” in the next dc,
 hdc in the next dc,  Sc in the sc* Repeat From * to * around, join to ch 1,
 tie off yarn.(12 flower petals)

R: 5 – With Color 3, Join yarn to one of the ch2 spaces, in the center of the petal, ch5 (counts as a dc, ch2), 1dc, ch4

*dc, ch2, dc ch4 in the ch 2 space of the next petal* Repeat From * to * around,
Join to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch5. (12 Vst ch4 sets)
R: 6 – Ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3 dc in the 1st ch2 space (1st corner) ch3, 3dc in the next 2 ch2 spaces,
*3 dc, ch2 3dc, in the next ch2 space, ch 3 (corner) 3dc, ch 3 in the next 2 ch3 spaces*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, then join to the top of the 1st ch 3, tie off yarn.
(4 corners, and 8 -3dc groups)
R: 7 – With Color 4, Join yarn to the 1st corner, ch 3, 2dc, ch2, 3 dc in the corner, ch2, 3 dc in the next  3 ch3 spaces,*3dc, ch2, 3dc in the next corner, ch2, 3 dc in the next 3 ch 3 spaces*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to the top of the 1st ch 3,
(4 corners, 3 – 3dc groups each side)
R: 8 – Sl st to the 1st corner, ch 3, 2dc, ch2, 3 dc in the corner, ch2, 3 dc in the next  4 ch2 spaces,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc in the next corner, ch2, 3 dc in the next 4 ch 2 spaces*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to the top of the 1st ch 3,
(4 corners, 4 – 3dc groups each side)

R: 9 - Sl st to the 1st corner, ch 3, 2dc, ch2, 3 dc in the corner, ch2, 3 dc in the next 5 ch2 spaces,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc in the next corner, ch2, 3 dc in the next 5 ch 2 spaces*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to the top of the 1st ch 3, tie off yarn.
(4 corners, 5 – 3 dc groups each side)
R: 10 – With Color 5, Join yarn to the 1st corner, ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc in the 1st corner,
*1dc in the next 3 dc, 1dc in the ch2 space* Repeat From * to * across
**3dc, ch2, 3dc in the next corner, *1dc in the next 3 dc, 1dc in the ch2 space *
Repeat From * to * across **, Repeat From ** to ** 2 more times, join to top of ch3,
(4 corners – 33 dc each side)

R: 11 – Ch3, 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc in the 1st corner, 1 dc in each dc across,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc in the next corner, 1 dc in each dc across*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times,
 join to the top of the ch3 and tie off. Weave in all your ends.
(4 corners, 43dc each side)

Pattern Tester Photos:
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 in my Crafts hop for $2.50 at this link:

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Posh Pooch Designs Has New Fresh Look! | Posh Pooch Designs

 has been helping me  
freshen up my Blog and my Webpage.
She is very Smart, and I could not run my business
 without her!
I really hope you like the new look and bigger fonts.
I really love how clean it feels and 
have added some new tabs. 
Check them out!
They will help you find what you are looking for.
You can find my Webpage Here:
It is clean and simple.

Now I want to address a couple questions:
1. "Why do you have Ads on your Blog?"

Basically they help pay the bills.

I have ads on my Blog and Webpage 
because it cost money to run and maintain
both of them.

And, I can keep giving you Free Crochet Patterns.
If I didn't have the ads, all of my patterns would be 
paid patterns. And I enjoy designing free patterns for you.

I do try to keep the ads to things that interest you, yarn, 
patterns, crafts, craft classes, dog items and such.

2. "Why do you charge for some of your pattern, 
Why are they not all Free?"

There is nothing I love to do more then designing
 and writing Crochet and Knitting Patterns!

But, I do charge for some of  my Patterns to help take care 
of my pooch's medical and physical needs. And help to
pay our house hold bills in general. 
Basically, It is my job.
Designing, writing, editing, photography, 
editing photography, testing patterns, and
 formatting them. Takes a lot of time.
And Math! I HATE MATH!
And I do feel I should be paid for my time, 
like any other job.

I keep my Patterns inexpensive --NONE are over $4.99 
unless it is a Pattern bundle of 2 or more patterns.
My price points are $4.99, $3.99 and $1.50
You can find my Patterns in my Shops at:
I do Sell custom Items in my Etsy Shop as well.
Although, any item in any of my shops can be ordered
 as a custom item in any size. Just contact me.

3. Lastly, "What is the best way to contact you, 
with a question or comment?"

The best way to contact me is the "Contact" tab
At the top of the page. Just click that tab.
If you make a lot of comments on one blog, 
it thinks you are trying to "spam" my blog and 
will blog your comments.


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