Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Tie Dye Experiment - Shirts And Yarn | Posh Pooch Designs

The Tie Dye Experiment 
Shirts And Yarn
With Sara Sach of
The Shirts and the Yarn turned out so 
pretty and fun!

What You Need:
A Tie Dye Kit like this one --->>>

Baking Soda

White Vinegar

Large Zip Lock bags

100% Cotton Shirts
or
100% Cotton Yarn


What's In The Kit:
Plastics Gloves

Rubber bands

10 Squeeze Bottle with the dye
(just add water)

I purchased it at Walmart for about $15.00




With this Kit I dyed 4 Shirts and a Ball of yarn, and I still have a little left.

Okay, let's Get Started:

Soak your shirts or yarn 
in a warm bath with
 a few Table spoons of
 Pure Baking soda.
 This will help the fabric
 or Yarn soak in the dye.

I soaked mine for about
 30 minutes and wrung it out.




White the shirts were soaking I laid out a plastic table cloth.
Put on the plastic Gloves, and 
 Followed the directions for adding water to the dye bottles.

Let's Talk About The Shirts First:
After I wrung out the excess water, and while still damp, 
we decided on a technique for banding the shirts.
There are literally 100's of them. 
Check on Pinterest or Google search.
 This one I folded over and striped it.
Randomly adding the rubber bands.
 This one I tried a spiral method.
 I began adding the different color dyes, 
I added a lot. It was dripping.
When they were ready, I gently sipped them in 
Zip Lock bags. They need to sit, in the sun or warm
 place for about 6 to 8 hours.

Slip them out of the bag and rinse them in Cold water with a Couple of Table Spoons of Vinegar.
The Vinegar helps to set the dye.

Gently remove the bands, some people cut them, 
but I was afraid I would cut the shirts.

Rinse the shirts until the dye stops running and
 the water is clear.
Wring them out and hang them up to dry in sun if possible.

Now, Lets Talk About The Cotton Yarn:
The Method is the same, but not exactly.
Be sure to wrap and band your yarn before the 
Baking Soda Soak or ....
you will get this:
And it is nearly impossible to untangle wet yarn!
The length of the wraps are about my arms length, 
then folded in half.
I did not measure it.

The Rest is basically the same - Dye the yarn. 
 The amount of bands and colors is up to you.
I Did place a row of paper towels under the yarn, 
it seemed to be messier then the shirts. 
And then slip it into a zip lock bag and
 let it rest in the sun or warm place,
 for about 6 to 8 hours.

Slip it out of the bag and rinse them in Cold water with
 a Couple of Table Spoons of Vinegar. 
Gently removes the bands.

Rinse until the dye stops running and the water is clear.
It is so beautiful!

Gently Wring them out 
and hang them up to dry
 in sun if possible.

These projects were
 so fun to make, 
and now I have some 
wonderful yarn
 to play with.






I can not wait to make something with this yarn!

I still have some dye left.
I will be heading to the Yarn store for 
more cotton yarn tomorrow!
How I Tie Dyed Washcloth and Yarn - LINK

Tie Dye Cotton Drawstring Bag - LINK

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Live With Sara - Don't "Leaf" It Alone | Posh Pooch Designs

Welcome To 
"Live With Sara" of



We have a Lot to talk about today!

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
Channel At This LINK

Today's Topics: 
How Do I find your older Videos on Youtube?
Go to my Youtube Channel LINK
While you are there, Please, Subscribe to my channel.
Click the tab at the top that says Playlist
Click the tab at the bottom left to "see more"
 of my categories
Browse through and see what you can find.

🍃🍃🍃Don't "Leaf" It Alone🍃🍃🍃



Today we are 
going to Crochet
a Leaf that goes with The Rose we crocheted a few
weeks ago.


Rose Leaf Crochet Pattern
What you need:
Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00mm
Yarn- Green Worsted Weight (4)
Yarn Needle
 Scissors

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Size: 2 inches

Ch 9, slst in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
sc in the next 2 chs, dc in the next 3 chs, 
sc in the next  ch, slst in the last ch,

O   O   O   O   O   O   O   O   O
    slst  sc  sc  dc  dc  dc  sc  slst

Turn, working down the opposite side of the ch,
slst in the 1st ch, sc in the next  ch, 
dc in the next 3 chs, sc in the next 2 chs, 
slst in the last ch,

O   O   O   O   O   O   O   O   O

slst sc dc dc dc  sc  sc  slst (join)

Join to the 1st slst with a slst. 
Tie off weave in your end.





Use the beginning
 tail of yarn to sew
 leaf to the rose.

Lastly: 
New Yarn Finds at Hobby Lobby

Lot's Of Cakes!

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What's New This Week At 
Harmony Sample Blanket - Stitch 5-
Shell Stitch Blog and Video- LINK


Cotton Adjustable Visor-
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Pineapple Stitch Beanie
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Pineapple Jar Cozie
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Denver Football Cowl
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Big O' Beach Bag
Free Crochet Pattern - LINK


Thanks For Stopping By
 See Next Week


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Big O' Beach Bag Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Big O' Beach Bag Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach of
I was " Cleaning" up my yarn studio and came across a 
bag full of the Red Heart Yarn called Strata.
It is 76% Acrylic and 24% Nylon Yarn.
And I thought, "What  perfect blend to design a
Big O' Beach Bag".
 And So I did, and used all the colors I had on hand.
And although I used this yarn, any Bulky (5) yarn will
 work for this Crochet Pattern.
This bag is super easy because it is stitched all in
 Double Crochet Stitches.
The color changes are random. I changed colors when
 1 skein ran out, and just joined another color.
But you can change colors when starting a new row, 
if you like.
This is my new favorite bag!

See The Video On my Youtube Crochet 
Channel At This LINK


Big O’ Beach 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 (5) 28 oz. (I used Red Heart Strata in several different colors I had on hand)
Yarn Needle - Large Eyed

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

Size: 12 inches across bottom, 16 inches tall

Pattern Notes:
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet
Rounds are joined to the ch3 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 sc around. join, ch3(20 dc)

R: 3 – 1 dc in same st as ch3, 2 dc in each sc around. join, ch3(40 dc)

R: 4 – 1 dc in the next st, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3 (54 dc)

R: 5 - 1 dc in the next 2 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 3 sts*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3 (67 dc)

R: 6 - 1 dc in the next 3 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 4 sts*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3 (80 dc)

R: 7 - 1 dc in the next 4 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 5 sts*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch (96 dc)

R: 8 - 1 dc in the next 5 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 6 sts*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch (119 dc)

R: 9 - 1 dc in the next 6 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 7 sts*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3 (132 dc)


R: 10 - Working in the BLO, (this row only) 1 dc in each dc around, join,
 ch 3 (132 dc)

R: 11 – 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (132 dc)

R: 12 – R: 30 – Repeat R: 11, tie off and weave in your ends after R: 30


Drawstring:
Using 2 strands of the Yarn you are using, ch 100 or more if you want
 a longer drawstring.
Tie off, and knot securely both ends.

Weave the chain in and out of R: 29, every 7 stitches and
 tie together in the front of the bag.
I AM So In Love With This Bag, 
and it will make a great 
travel bag for yarn!



The Strata 
Sun Hat 
Crochet Pattern and Video 
LINK

Friday, May 25, 2018

Harmony Sample Blanket Crochet A Long - Stitch 5 - The Shell Stitch | Posh Pooch Designs


Harmony Sample Blanket Crochet Along 
- Stitch 5 - The Shell Stitch
By Sara Sach of 

What is the Harmony Sample Blanket 
Crochet a along?
For Stitches 1 - 4 of the 
Harmony Sample Blanket Crochet A Long 
Click This LINK

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
Channel At This LINK



Harmony Sample Blanket - Stitch 5 - 

The Shell 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 - Shell Stitch (shst) - 3 dc in the same st

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:
Ch 3 counts as a dc.
When changing colors at the end of a row, Ch3 AFTER the Color change.

For R: 1 - R: 14 - (Stitches 1-4) Click this LINK

R: 15 - 1 dc in each st across across, turn (74dc)

R: 16 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 
*sk the next 2 sts, shst in the next st*
Repeat From * to * across row,
1 dc in the last 4 sts, turn.

R: 17 - R: 18 - Repeat R: 16



Harmony Crochet Along 
Crochet A - Stitches 1 - 5 and 
Videos at This LINK

Next Month - Stitch 6
The Block Stitch