Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Soft Chains Cowl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Soft Chains Cowl Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

 This Cowl is a wonderful pattern for both, 
beginners and experienced crocheters.
It stitches up fast, and is a classy and elegant cowl.
It also makes a perfect gift for any occasion.

This Glamorous Cowl can be stitched up with
 any Yarn and Hook!

It can have so many different looks and styles! 
Choose a yarn, and use the suggested crochet
 hook from the yarn wrapper.

You can make the cowl  as long as you want, 
and as wide as you want.

This Cowl is made with Red Heart Yarn
Boutique Treasure and An H Hook

This Cowl is made with Red Heart Super Saver, 
Americana and H Hook

This Cowl was made with the Red Heart Yarn - 
Soft Essential and a K Hook.

No Limitations - Thick or  thin, fuzzy or smooth,
this Crochet Pattern will work for you!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at this LINK

Soft Chains Cowl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

 Crochet Hook – H/ 5.0 MM
Yarn - Med (4) 3oz. / 110 yds.
           I used 1 skein of Bernat Jacuards- Gemstone For the Demo
Large Button
Yarn Needle

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)
Stitches (sts)
Foundation Double crochet (FDC)

Size: 24 inches around X 9 inches

Pattern Notes:
Cowl is Stitched in rounds, no joining after R: 1
To adjust size: the repeat is 7 FDC/ 7chs
There are 2 Options For R: 1

R: 1 – Options 1 - FDC 84, join in a circle with a slst. (84 FDC)

      R: 1 - Option 2 -Ch 84, without twisting, join in a circle, ch1.
                1 dc in each ch around.

 Join with a slst. (84 sc)
Do not worry about the slit or opening, we will come back in and close that later.

R: 2 – sc in the same st as the slst, ch 6, sk next 6 sts,
*1sc in the next sc, ch6, sk next 6 sts *
Repeat From * to * around, st 1 sc in the 1st sc
Do not join or ch1
(12 sets of sc, ch7)

R: 3 – Ch6, sk next 6 sts,
*1sc in the next sc, ch6, sk next 6 sts *

Single Crochet in the center of the sc of the previous row, not the top of the sc.
This give you the look we are going for.
Repeat From * to * around, st 1 sc in the 1st sc
(12 sets of sc, ch7)

 We are stitching in the round.

R: 4 – R: 24 – Repeat R: 3

Thread the Tail of yarn onto your needle, and  stitch together the opening, on the inside.
Weave in the end.

R: 25 – *6 sc in the next ch 6 sp, 1 sc in the next sc*
Repeat from * to * around, join to the 1st sc, tie off weave in your end.

Tie: Ch 40, or more if a longer tie is preferred. Cut and tie off both ends.

Sew on button on the 13th round, in the middle of the cowl with matching yarn.

Wrap the Tie around the cowl and attach to the button.

Now it's ready to be warn with our favorite outfit.

What Yarn will you use to make Your
Soft Chains Cowl?

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 For $3.50 in my Ravelry Shop
 At This LINK

Monday, March 27, 2017

How to Crochet a Half Granny Square | Posh Pooch Designs

Have you ever been working on a
 Granny Square project or design 
and needed only half a Granny Square?
I have and, thought, " Maybe others have too". 
 So I made a photo tutorial and Video to help you.
It is much easier then you think!

See The Video On my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

For The demonstration I used an
 H Crochet Hook 5.MM and 
Worsted Weight (4) yarn.

R: 1

R: 2

R: 3

R: 4
And that is how simple it is!
I need to get busy and make a bunch of
 these for my next project,
 Coming soon!!!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LiveVideo Chat With Sara And Easy Oatmeal Birthday Dog Cake Recipe | Posh Pooch Designs

Maximo and Rosie of
Are having a Birthday Party!!!!
Maximo is 9 years old and
 and Rosie is 8 years old.
Let's Bake them Cake!

The dog bone pan is from Boodle Poochie.
I purchased it online and few years ago.

Benefits of Owning a Dog
1. Exercise - Dogs need walks
2. Social Life - Easier to meet people
3. Less stress - they will calm you down
4. Less depression - They will cheer you up
5. Less Lonely - Constant loyal companion
6. More Safe - they will protect you
7. Less Allergies - you and your family will have
 less issues with allergies.
8. Dogs are the best Doorbell!

See the Live Video on my Youtube Channel
 at this Link

Easy Oatmeal Birthday Cake Recipe
Preheat Oven to 325
Makes a 8 inch round cake or the Boodle Poochie Dog Bone pan

Oatmeal - 2 to 2.5 cups
Chicken or Beef Broth  2 Table Spoons
1 egg
2 Table Spoons canned pumpkin
or  2 Tables Spoons of peanut butter
Butter for buttering the pan, you can use Coconut oil in place of the butter.

The ingredients in this mixture are very healthy
 and great for your dogs.
Egg for a Shinny coat, healthy skin, 
Pumpkin for digestion and 
Oatmeal for over all good health.

1. In a Small Bowl whip the egg with a Fork.

2. Add Pumpkin, mix.

3. Add, the broth and Slowly add the oatmeal and mix till it is moist and a little crumbly.
let set for a minute or 2 for oatmeal to soak up the moisture.

4. Butter the cake pan and coat with oatmeal.

5. Pack the cake mixture into the pan firmly.

 and bake for 15 minutes
The cake is basically a big oatmeal cookie.

Let it cool completely before frosting and serving.

Dog Cookies: Mix everything exactly the same as for the cake.

Use the cookie cutter to make the cookies by setting the cutter on the sheet
 and filling with the mixture. Pack down, remover cutter.
or drop by spoon into little balls, and flatten.

Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes, just like the cake.

Cool completely before serving.
Use Coconut Yogurt for the Frosting. Frost right before serving.

 Some   Birthday   Crochet   Patterns 
Birthday Balloon Bunting Crochet Pattern - LINK
Video LINK
by Elisabeth Spivey of
Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Birthday Dog Party Hats Free Crochet Pattern
 and Video - LINK
Video coming Soon

Dog Bandanna Free Crochet Pattern
 and Video - LINK

Picot Granny Spring Throw 
Free Crochet Pattern and Video -  LINK

You can find all my 
Free Crochet Patterns for
 Dogs and Pets
 at this Link

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Picot Granny Spring Throw Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Picot Granny Spring Throw Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of


This is a wonderfully light throw and also works
 great as wrap or shawl.
The perfect thing to have on hand for those cool 
spring mornings and evening. 
Toss it across the back of your chair, and toss on your
 shoulders at the office that freezes you out.
I used the Caron Cakes Yarn in the Strawberry Kiwi.
 It takes about 10 ounces, but you can make it as large
 as you would like.
It is a very simple Rectangle Granny Square,
 trimmed with a fun picot stitch.

These light Throws also make great lap blankets, 
or an extra blanket to keep in the car.

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 is Now in my Ravelry Shop
 For $3.50 at this LINK

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Live Video Chat How To "Measure As You Go" When Crocheting | Posh Pooch Designs

This Weeks Live Video Chat With 
Sara Sach of
We will be discussing what
 "Measure as You Go"
 means, when Crocheting.
Have you every finished a project,
A Hat, Scarf or Blanket and
 the size was nothing like the pattern said?
And You even made a Gauge Swatch!

See The Live Video Chat on My 
Youtube Channel at This LINK

Although Gauge is very important,
 we are not talking about gauge. 
Today, we are talking about measuring as you go.
Because even if you made a swatch, that does not
 mean you are crocheting at the same gauge,
 as you did your gauge swatch.
 See a Video on the importance of Gauge
 at this LINK

How Do We "Measure As We Go"?

1. Measure the thing or person who is going to use 
what you are making?
I always keep my Tape measure and Short Ruler next to me.
I measure everything.

2. Measure what you are making often.
Do not just rely on what you think, or what the Pattern 
says it will be sized.

3. Do not finish your item, and then measure and
 get mad at the Designer of the Pattern.
Even if you used the same hook and yarn, 
you may not match the tension of the Pattern Designer.
Even When you purchase pre-made items in the store, 
not every item in that size, color and style
 will be exactly the same.

4. REMEMBER, Everyone Crochets differently, 
and with different tensions.
Even your emotions can determine how
 loose or tight you crochet.
I even Crochet tighter when I am watching 
an intense movie!
Your tape measure is one of the most important 
tools in your crochet bag.

What's New This Week At 
Posh Pooch Designs

Pizza Pillow To Match the Pizza Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern - LINK
Pizza Blanket Free Crochet Pattern - LINK

Clover Collar For Dogs, Pets and People
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Crochet Bracelet With Polymer Clay Buttons
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - Link

March Aquamarine - 6 Inch Square
 Free Crochet Pattern, Photo Tutorial
and Video - LINK

Do You have a Question?
If you have any Questions you would like answered 
on my Live Videos please email me or comment on my
 Blog or Youtube  Videos.
And If I don't Know the Answer,
 I will find it for you!