Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sock Monkey Purse or Lunch Bag Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Sock Monkey Purse or Lunch Bag Crochet Pattern
by Sara Sach of
Make it in Traditional Color or have fun with the colors
This Bag measures about 5 X 7 inches, not counting the handle. It's the perfect size for a reusable lunch bag.

I bed if you brought your lunch to work in this bag, not one would steal it!
These 2 yarns are my favorite for making Anything
 Sock Monkey. The Vanna's Choice is my first choice, 
but the I Love This yarn is a good choice as well.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel At This LINK

Sock Monkey Purse Or Lunch Bag Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
 Please Add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook -  H / 5.00 MM
Worsted Weight Yarn (4)
          Vanna’s choice - taupe mist for brown of monkey 3 oz. -C1
           Red - C2, White - C3 and Black 1 oz. each - C4
1.5 inch button of choice

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Change to (chgto)

Size:  5 X 7 Inches not counting the handle

Notes:
Ch1 Does not count as a st
Ch3 does count as a dc
Rounds are joined with a Slip stitch 
When changing colors ch1/ Ch3 after the color changes

Purse:
R: 1 - With C3, ch 19, * 2 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 hdc in 16 chs, 2 hdc in the last ch*, turn,
 working down opposite side of ch, repeat from*to*, join
(20 + 20 = 40hdc)

R: 2 - Chto C2, ch1, 1 hdc in each hdc around, join,  (40hdc)

R: 3 - Chgto C1, ch1, 1 hdc in each hdc, join, ch 3 (40hdc)

R: 4 - 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 (40dc)

R: 5 – R: 9 -1 dc in each dc, join,  (40dc)

R: 10-Chgto C3, ch3, 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 (40dc)

R: 11 - 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 (40dc)

R: 12 - 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 (40dc)

R: 13 repeat R: 12, join, ch1 (40dc)

R: 14 - 1 sc in each dc, join, tie off ( 40sc)

Strap-
Attach red yarn to the right side of the purse edge, 
ch 25 (or more if a longer handle is desired) 
attach the ch to opposite side of the purse with a sc, 
sc back down the strap to the opposite side. Join and tie off.

Button Tab:
R: 1 with white yarn, ch 6, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in each ch, turn, ch1 (5sc)

R: 2 - 1 sc in 1st 2 sc, ch1, skip one st (for button hole) 1 sc in the next 2 sc,
 ch1, turn (2sc, ch1, 2sc)

R: 3 - 1 sc in each sc and ch, ch1 turn (5sc)

R: 4 -1sc in each sc, ch1, turn (5sc)

R: 5 – R: 7 - Repeat R: 4, tie off and 
Sew to the center of the back edge of the bag.
Sew button in place on front of the bag.

Ears: make 2

With C1, ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in a circle, ch1, (6sc)

2sc in each sc around, join and tie off leave a 18 inch tail of yarn
 for sewing onto bib. (12sc)

Place one on each the side of the head and sew on  with tail of yarn and needle.

Eyes: make 2
With black yarn, ch 2 in the 2nd ch from the end make 8 sc, join,
tie off leaving about an 18 inch tail of yarn.

making sure to close the hole in the center of the eye. 
Place on the front of the face and sew in place with the tail of yarn.

Mouth:
With Red, ch 9, 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 7 chs, 
turn down the opposite side of the ch, 1 sc in next 8 chs,  join.  (16sc)

Change to white yarn,  2 sc in the 1st sc, 
1 sc in the next 6 sc and 2 sc in the last sc,
 2c in the next sc, 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in the last sc,
 join and tie off leaving an 18 inch tail of yarn.
 Place on the front of the monkey and sew in place. (20sc)

Pom pom :
With Red yarn, Wrap around your three middle fingers 
about 30 or 35 times. 
Cut an 12 inch piece of matching yarn, 
and slip it through all the loops and tie very tightly. 

Clip all the loops and trim evenly.
 Use the two long yarn pieces to secure to front of Bag.

I Just Love Sock Monkeys!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Live With Sara -"Ch1, Turn or Turn, Ch1", and Social Media | Posh Pooch Designs

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We have a few Questions today:

1. Is it "ch1, turn, or turn, ch1"
And when or why do we turn?

Both are the same thing, You do the same thing, 
and get the same results when you are stitching single crochets in  rows.
Whether you ch1 before or after the turn, does not matter.

But, you usually do not turn when stitching in the
 round or in circles. 
It is Usually stitched - join, ch 1 and keep going
 in the same direction.
If the designer has you turn, they have a reason.

 Maybe for a stitch pattern, texture or directional change needed for the pattern.

2. Where can I find you on
 Social Media?



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What's New This Week at 
Posh Pooch Designs

Harmony Blanket Crochet A Long
 Stitch 2 - V Stitch
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Spunky Chunky Baskets
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

American Flag 12 inch Granny Square
 Free crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

See You Next Week!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Harmony Sample Blanket Crochet A Long Stitch 2 - The V Stitch | Posh Pooch Designs

Harmony Sample Blanket Crochet A Long Stitch 2 - The V Stitch
Stitch 2 in Our Year Long Crochet A long is the V Stitch.
The Last Monday of Each month we will learn 
a new crochet stitch and add it to Our Blanket.

See the Video on my Youtube Channel 
At This LINK



Stitch 2 - The V- Stitch
Add The Harmony Sample Blanket 
To your Ravelry Favorites


Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.00 MM
Yarn- Worsted Weight (4) Colors of your choice
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chan (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)

Size: 25 X 25 inches
3 chs = 1 inch
Repeat for adjustment (3chs + 1 ch)

Remember if you added width to your blanket, you will need to adjust the pattern to fit.
You may need to add more or less dc at the beginning and end of R: 1

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a sc.
Ch3 counts as a dc.
When changing colors at the end of a row, Ch1, or Ch3 AFTER the Color change.

Stitch 2 - R: 1 - We will be stitching a row of Double crochet Stitches -
ch3, 1 dc in the next 3dc,
* 2 dc in the next ch2 sp, 1 dc in the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * across row,
1 dc in the last 4 dc, turn ( 74dc)

Stitch 2- R: 2 - Begin V- St Row -
Ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 dc,
 sk next dc, dc, ch1, dc in the next dc
* sk next 2 dc, (dc, ch1, dc) in the next dc*
Repeat From * To * across Row,
sk the next dc, 1 dc in the last 4 dc, turn ( 4 dc, 21 V Sts, 4 dc)

Stitch 2 - R : 3 - 
Ch 3, 1 dc in the next 3dc,
*dc, ch1, dc in the next ch1 sp in the center of the 1st V st*
Repeat From * to * Across Row,
1 dc in the last 4 dc, turn (4 dc, 21 V Sts, 4 dc)

Repeat R : 3 for as many rows as you would like.
 For All The Stitches For The
 Harmony Sample Blanket Crochet A long
Click HERE

Look for Stitch 3 the Last Monday in March

Saturday, February 24, 2018

BIG Spunky Chunky Basket | Posh Pooch Designs

BIG Spunky Chunky Basket
 Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach of
I released the Pattern and Video For The Spunky Chunky Basket Crochet Pattern - LINK that has 2 sizes, 8 and 10 inch, and many people asked me if Could make an even bigger one!

So I did!

The BIG Spunky Chunky Basket is 12 inches
You can make this big Basket with just 
1 cake of the Chunky Caron Cakes Yarn.
I Love Those Chunky Yarns!

Spunky Chunky Basket Bag Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – L / 8.00MM
Yarn: Bulky (6) I used Trifle ( 1 cake)
Yarn Needle - Large Eyed

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

Size: BIG - 12 inches
1 row = 1 inch

Pattern Notes:
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet
Rounds are joined with a Slip Stitch

R: 1 – Ch 5, Join in a circle, 10 dc in the Circle
 join with a sl st to the 1st dc, Ch 3. (10dc)

R: 2 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 2 dc in each dc around. join, ch3(20 dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next st, *2 dc in the next st, 
1 dc in the next st*,
Repeat from *to* around, join, ch3 (30 dc)

Make sure you count the ch3 and then place a dc in the same st as the ch3
 or your count will be off.  

R: 4 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 
1 dc in the next 2sts*, Repeat from *to* around, join, ch3 (42 dc)

R: 5 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, *2 dc in the next st,
1 dc in the next 3 sts*, Repeat from *to* around, join, ch3 (53 dc)

R: 6 –  1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 4 sts, 
*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 4 sts*, Repeat from *to* around, join,
 ch3. (66 dc)

R: 7 – 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, 
*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 5 sts*, Repeat from *to* around, join,
 ch3. (77 dc)

R: 8 -1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, 
*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 6 sts*, Repeat from *to* around, join,
 ch3. ( 89 dc)

R: 9 -Working in the BLO, (this row only)1 dc in each dc, join, ch3 (89 dc )

R: 10 – 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3.

R: 11 – R: 18  Repeat R: 8

R: 19) – Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the next 14 dc,
ch 15, sk next 15dc,
Join to the next dc with a dc, 1 dc in the next 29 dc,
ch15, sk next 15dc,
Join to the next dc with a dc, 1 dc in the next 14 dc,
Join, ch3 (59dc + 30chs = 89sts)

R: 20 1 dc in each dc and in each ch around, join, ch1. (89dc)

R: 21 Repeat R :20 

R: 22 - – slst in each dc around, join, tie off, weave in ends.
Now you can fill it with all Sorts of Goodies and Yarny stuff!
An Ad Free PDF Download is now available
 for all 3 size Baskets together
For $2.50 in my Craftsy Shop
At This LINK

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spunky Chunky Baskets With Caron Chunky Cakes Yarn | Posh Pooch Designs

Spunky Chunky Baskets Crochet Pattern
Made With Caron Chunky Cakes Yarn 
By Sara Sach of

This Pattern can be a basket or a bag
The Pattern includes 2 great sizes, a 8 inch and a 10 inch basket.
Use one for a project basket and one for a Shopping bag.
You can make both baskets with just 1 Caron Chunky cake.
The Baskets stitch up quickly. I made both in an evening.

And the Caron Chunky Cake yarn is really soft, 
and still holds it's shape.

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet Channel At This LINK


Spunky Chunky Basket Bag Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – L / 8.00MM
Yarn: Bulky (6) I used Caron Chunky Cake –Sweet and Sour (4.4 oz.)
Yarn Needle - Large Eyed

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

Size: 2 sizes
         Small - 8 inches across, 8 Inches tall
         Medium -10 inches across, 10 Inches tall
1 row = 1 inch

Pattern Notes:
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet
Rounds are joined with a Slip Stitch

R: 1 – Ch 5, Join in a circle, 10 dc in the Circle
 join with a sl st to the 1st dc, Ch 3. (10dc)

R: 2 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 2 dc in each dc around. join, ch3(20 dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next st, *2 dc in the next st, 
1 dc in the next st*,
Repeat from *to* around, join, ch3 (30 dc)

Make sure you count the ch3 and then place a dc in the same st as the ch3
 or your count will be off.

R: 4 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 
1 dc in the next 2sts*, Repeat from *to* around, join, ch3 (42 dc)

For Small Skip to R: 7

R: 5 - 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, *2 dc in the next st,
1 dc in the next 3 sts*, Repeat from *to* around, join, ch3 (53 dc)

R: 6 –  1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next 4 sts, 
*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 4 sts*, Repeat from *to* around, join,
 ch3. (66 dc)

R: 7 – Working in the BLO, (this row only)1 dc in each dc, join, ch3 (S- 42, M- 66dc)

R: 8 – 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3. (S- 42, M- 66dc)

R: 9 – R: 11 For Small Repeat R: 8
R: 9 - R: 13 For Medium Repeat R: 8

To make the basket taller repeat R: 8 For as many rows as needed.

Small - R: 12 -Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the next 6 dc,
ch7, sk next 7dc,
Join to the next dc with a dc, 1 dc in the next 13 dc,
ch7, sk next 7dc,
Join to the next dc with a dc, 1 dc in the next 6 dc,
Join, ch3 ( 28dc + 14chs = 42sts)

Medium - R: 14) – Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the next 10 dc,
ch11, sk next 11dc,
Join to the next dc with a dc, 1 dc in the next 21 dc,
ch11, sk next 11dc,
Join to the next dc with a dc, 1 dc in the next 10 dc,
Join, ch3 ( 44dc + 22chs = 66sts)

R: 13, 15 - 1 dc in each dc and in each ch around, join, ch1. (66dc)

R: 14. 16 – slst in each dc around, join, tie off, weave in ends.
Go Use those coupons and 
get you some!
Love Those chunky Yarns!
BIG Spunky Chunky 12 inch Basket Crochet Pattern at this LINK

An Ad Free PDF Download is now available
 for all 3 size Baskets together
For $2.50 in my Craftsy Shop
At This LINK

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Live With Sara - Front Posts and Back Posts | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara  Sach of

This Week's Live Video we are discussing
"What are Front Posts and Back Posts, 
And
What are "Post Stitches"?

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
at The LINK



A Post Stitch can be stitched on a Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Triple Crochet and just about any Crochet Stitch.

To Stitch Post Stitches you will stitch the stitch as normal, only stitching through the post of the Stitch.

Front Post of a Double Crochet 
You put your Hook through the post from the front of your work. 


Front Post Stitch of a Double Crochet

Back Post of the Double Crochet
You put your Hook through the post from the back of your work.

Back Post Stitch of a Double Crochet

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