Monday, April 30, 2018

Back To Crochet Basics - Lesson 9 - Continuous Rounds, Increase and Decrease Stitches | Posh Pooch Designs

Back To Crochet Basics - Lesson 9 
By Sara Sach of 




















See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
Channel At This LINK



Lesson 9
To Day's Lesson we will learn How to Crochet in
Continuous Rounds, Increase and Decrease Stitches.

We talked about single crochet in the round in Lesson 3,
And That there are 2 ways to do this.
 1. You can Join and Ch1 like we did when we 
crocheted a coaster.

or 
2. You can do What's Called "Continuous Rounds"
No Joining or chain 1
Which we will do today
It's a technique used in making amigurumi,
which is 2 Japanese words, "Ami" Which means crochet or knitted, And "nuigurumi" Which means stuffed doll.
I like to call them stuffies or softee because it's easier to pronounce.

What you will need for the Lesson
 Portion of the Video:

Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00MM
Yarn- Any Worsted Weight (4) Yarn
Yarn Needle
 Scissors
Stitch Marker


Practice Project Portion: 
A Stuffed Ball Pin Cushion
Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00MM
Yarn- Any Worsted Weight (4) Yarn
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Small Amount of Stuffing

Stitches:
Single Crochet (sc)

 Notes:
In Continuous Rounds there is no joining the rounds,
So no ch1 or slip stitch.

R: 1 - Ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
place your st marker, ( 6sc)

R: 2 - 2 sc in each sc, (12 sc)

R: 3 - *1 sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in the next st*, 
repeat from * to * around ( 18 sc)

R: 4 - 1 sc in each st around

R: 5 - 8 - Repeat R: 4

R: 9 - *Sc in the 1st  sc, sc2tg the next sc*, 
repeat from * to * around, (12 sc)

Stuff the ball with the stuffing

R: 10 -  *sc2tg 1 next 2 sc*, 
Repeat from * to * around, (6 sc)

Tie off leaving a 10 in tail.
Gather closed the end opening of the ball 
using a needle and tail of yarn. 
Weave in the yarn and cut yarn.
 Remember,
"Practice Makes Confidence."

For Lessons Blogs and Videos for
 Back To Crochet Basics Lessons 1-9 Just click this LINK


See you next Lesson

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Crochet Dog Bone Pillow | Posh Pooch Designs

Crochet Dog Bone Pillow
By Sara Sach of
I was asked if I had a crochet pattern for a 
Dog Bone Pillow. I did not.
 But, then I remembered I had a cute and easy
 dog bone mat crochet pattern. 
It is the perfect size for a pillow.
I made 2 of the mats and crocheted them together, 
stuffed it, and it is a super fun pillow.
Add a cute face and the pillow gets personality.

Dog Bone Pillow
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy

Materials :
 Hook: J / 6.00MM
Yarn Needle
Yarn: Chunky (6) or 2 strands of Worsted Weight (4) About 6 oz
              Beige with cream trim, small amount of Black yarn
Stuffing- Poly fiberfill or stuffing of choice.

Stitches :
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (ss)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Finished Pillow measure about 16 X 12 inches



Make 2 of the Dog Bone Rugs at This LINK



A Front
and
 A Back
 Crochet 2 of the Dog Mats.
 Place them together, with right sides out. With 2 strands of ww(4) yarn, Join yarn to the dog mats in the inside corner, and sc around the mat.
 You will need to add a few increase sc sts around the Bone bumps for them to lay flat.
 Sc Across across the center of the Bones.
 Then repeat What you did, with the second set of Bone bumps.
 Leave the 2nd side open for Stuffing.
Do not tie off the yarn.

Stuff the Bone with Poly Fiberfill or stuffing of choice. (The green stuffing is hypoallergenic stuffing I had on hand)
Eyes: make 2
With black yarn, ch 2 in the 2nd ch from the end make 8 hdc, 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.
Stitch Eye lashes with long straight stitches if desired.

Smile:
With Black Yarn Embroider the smile on using straight long stitches.

Rosie was actually afraid of it, so she was

 keeping her distance.
I Love This pillow and so does Maximo.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Spring Morning Headband Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


Spring Morning Headband Crochet 
Pattern By Sara Sach of
I have been working on this Crochet Pattern for a
 few months and we finally got it  finished. I really
 love the versatility of this headband pattern.
It's a wide headband, that's wide enough to be used 
as a ear warmer, also.
This Pattern is designed with Worsted Weight (4) Yarn.
Cotton Yarn can also be used for this headband, 
for cool summer Headband.

If you make it in Bright colors it's a Spring headband 
with a Flower worked into it.

If you make it in greens it looks like a Headband with 
a Clover Worked in.



See the Video on my Youtube Crochet
Channel At The LINK

Spring Morning Headband Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy To Moderate

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.00MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 2 Colors- C1 - Variegated, C2 – Bright Pink
            I used Hobby Lobby I Love This yarn
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loop Only (BLO)
Front Post Half Double Crochet (FPhdc)
Skip (sk)
Change (Chg)

Special St – Cluster Stitch (clst)
*Yarn over, Insert hook through Stitch and draw up a loop,
yarn over, pull loop through the 1st 2 loops*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times. You will have 6 loops on Your hook.
Yarn over and pull the loop through all 6 loops

Size: Youth to Adult (20 inches)
 To adjust the size of the headband - 3 chs = 1 inch

Notes:
Ch 1 does not count as a st.
Ch2 Counts as a hdc.
Ch3 Counts as a Dc.

Pattern:
R: 1- With C1, Ch 4, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
1 sc in the next 2 chs, turn,ch1 (3 sc)

R: 2 – Working in the BLO, 1 sc in each sc, Turn ch1 (3sc)

R: 3 – R: 60 - Repeat R: 2, Do not Tie off

Place the ends of the band together, join by sc across both ends to form a circle.

R: 21 – Chgto C2, leave C1 attached.
Place 1 sc in the end of each sc around band, join to 1st sc. (60 sc)

R: 22 – Chgto C1, cut C2, Ch 3, 1 dc in each sc around, join to top of ch3, turn, ch3 ( 60 dc)

R: 23 – 1 Dc in the first 15 dc, chgto C2, leave C1 attached,

Forming the 2 bottom petals of the flower – clst in the same st as the last dc, ch1,
sk the next 3 dc, Clst in the next dc,

Chgto C1, do not cut C2, 1 dc in the same st as the last clst, 1 dc each dc around,
join to top of ch 3, ch 3. (60 sts)

R: 24 - 1 Dc in the first 15 dc, chgto C2, leave C1 attached,

Forming the 2 top petals of the flower – clst in the sc between the bottom petals,
Ch2 , Clst in the same sc,

Chgto C1, cut C2, 1 dc each dc around, join to top of ch 3, ch 3. (60 sts)

R: 25 – 1 dc in in the 1st 15 dc, 1 dc in the top of the 1st clst, 1 dc in the ch2 sp,
1 dc in the top of the next clst, 1 dc in dc each st around, join to top of ch3, (60 dc)

R: 26 – Chgto C2, leave C1 attached, 1 sc in each dc, join to 1st sc. (60 sc)

R: 27 – Chgto C1, Cut C2, 1 hdc in each sc around, join to top of ch 2, ch 2. (60 hdc)

R: 28 – 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, *FPhdc in the next hdc, 1 hdc in the next hdc*
Repeat From * to * around, join to top of ch2, tie off weave in your ends.
You can get lots of different styles from
 this one Pattern, simply by changing your yarn colors.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pillows Crochet Pattern Collection | Posh Pooch Designs

Pillows Crochet Pattern Collection 
by Sara Sach of

This is a Crochet Pattern Round up of Pillows,
 some funny, some silly and all useful.
Whether you call them pillows, softies, or stuffies they are fun to make. 
And make great gifts, too.

Just click the Name of the Pattern,
It is the link to take you to the 
Free Crochet Pattern.

9. Colorado Stadium Cushion

10. Puppy Ball Stuffie

Please, Subscribe to my 
Youtube Crochet Channel.
Just click this LINK

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Live With Sara - What can I Crochet in Summer? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara 
of 

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
 Channel At This LINK
This Weeks Questions
What can I Crochet in Summer?
Anything!


Cotton Yarns
Let me tell you a secret, But you can't tell anyone.
(shhhh😉)
Any Pattern that calls for Acrylic yarn (WW 4) can be
 crocheted with cotton of similar weight.
 Just remember Cotton does not stretch, but the item 
will have stretch after you crochet with it.
Hats, headbands, cowls, washcloths, towels, coasters  and more.


 The only thing I do not recommend making out of cotton 
yarn is blankets, unless its a very soft cotton.
It has been my experience that cotton yarn is just too heavy.


How Do you attach a Rose to an finished project 

Pin the rose on
or
Sew the Rose on
Give Away Coming Soon!
When The Youtube Channel
Reaches 20,000 Subscribers
I Will give a way 2 of these
Premier yarn Cotton collections.
$19.97 Value.
Youtube Crochet Channel

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What's New This Week At

A Lil Fishy Washcloth
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

A Lil fuzzy Fishy Pillow
Free Crochet Pattern - LINK

Harmony Sample Blanket Stitch 4
The Bobble Stitch
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Sock Monkey Dog Woobie
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Kindness is Contagious!
Spread it!
See ya next Week!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Harmony Sample Blanket - Stitch 4 - The Bobble Stitch

Harmony Sample Blanket - 
Stitch 4 - The Bobble Stitch
By Sara Sach of

For Stitches 1 - 3 of the 
Harmony Sample Blanket Crochet A Long 
Click This LINK
See The Video on my Youtube Crochet Channel At This LINK

Stitch 4 - The Bobble 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:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)

Special Stitch - Bobble Stitch (BBST) -
Special Stitches:
Bobble Stitch (BBST) – wrap yarn over hook twice, pull up loop through the next st,
(4 loops on the hook)
Yo, go through 1st 2 loops, yo, go through next 2 loop, leave last 2 loops on hoop.

Wrap yarn over hook twice, pull up loop through the next st,
(5 loops on the hook)
Yo, go through 1st 2 loops, yo, go through next 2 loop, leave last 3 loops on hoop.

wrap yarn over hook twice, pull up loop through the next st,
(6 loops on the hook)

Yo, go through 1st 2 loops, yo, go through next 2 loop,
Yo , and go through all 4 loops
   


Size: 25 X 25 inches - Completed Blanket
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:
Ch2 counts as a hdc.
When changing colors at the end of a row, Ch2 AFTER the Color change.

For R: 1 - R: 10 - (Stitches 1-3)Click this LINK

R: 11 - Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st across, Turn (74 hdc)

R: 12 - Ch2 (counts as a hdc) 1 hdc in the next 3 hdc,
* 1 BBST in the next hdc, 1 hdc in the next 5 hdc*
Repeat From * to * across Row, 1 hdc in the last 4 hdc,
turn, ch2.
(74 sts)

R: 13 - 1 hdc in each st, turn, ch2 (74hdc)

R: 14 - Repeat R : 12

Continue to repeat R: 11 and R: 12
Alternating Rows,  for as many rows as you like.

Next Month - May - Stitch 5
The Shell Stitch

Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Lil Fuzzy Fishy Pillow Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

A Lil Fuzzy Fishy Pillow Crochet Pattern 
by Sara Sach of
After I designed
I decided to make the pattern into a Pillow.
What ever you call it, A pillow, A Stuffie or A softie,
it is super fun.

A Lil Fuzzy Fishy Pillow Crochet Pattern
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy to Moderate

Materials:
Crochet Hook – N/ 10.00MM
Yarn – Blanket Yarn (6)  - I used Bernat Blanket Yarn
            (4 oz. of each - cream, teal and beige, small amount of black)
Yarn Needle
Stuffing - Poly fiberfill - about 8 oz.

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Double Crochet Two Together (dc2tog)
Skip (sk)
Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)
Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC)

Special Stitch – Shell Stitch (sh st) 3 dc in the same st.

Size: 21 X 10.5 inches

Fish - 
Make 2 - A Front and A Back
Follow the Pattern for the "A Lil Fishy Washcloth"
 at this LINK
 Use the N Hook and Bernat Blanket Yarn

Put the front and back together, right sides out.
attach yarn to the tail of the fish, 
sc evenly down the side of the fish.
3 sc in the Nose of the fish,
 Then sc up the 2nd side of the fish.
Leave the tail open for stuffing.
Stuff the fish, sc closed the tail, 
join to 1st sc and tie off. weave in your end.

Face -
Embroider smile with black yarn using straight stitches.
            Use a French know For the Eye.
What a soft and squishy Lil Fuzzy Fish Pillow.