Thursday, June 28, 2018

Top This Lil Beach Bag Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Top This Lil Beach Bag 
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach of
This Bag is super easy to stitch up because it is all stitched in Double Crochet Stitches.
It is designed using one of the fun yarn kits that has
 a stuffed animal on the top.
You can use a "Top This" or "Lil Topper" or any 
of the similar style yarn kits.
I have found them at Michael's, Hobby Lobby and Joann Fabrics. 
Or just use any worsted weight yarn(4) or cotton yarn
 you have on hand.


The bag is the perfect 
size for a young girl
 or boy to
 take to the beach.
or use to stash 
their treasures in,
measuring about 
9 inches tall.



This Bag I worked up in 
Cotton yarn I had 
on hand, 
to test the pattern.

It's now my Little
project bag.
And it fits great right 
in my purse.





See The Video on my Youtube Crochet

 Channel at The LINK




Top This Lil Beach Bag Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H / 5.00MM
Yarn: 1 Top This or Lil’ Topper Yarn kit, and 2 oz of WW (4) or Cotton yarn to match
Yarn Needle 

Stitches:

Chain (ch)

Slip Stitch (slst)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loop Only (BLO)

Size: 8 inches across, 9 inches tall

Pattern Notes:
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet
Rounds are joined with a Slip Stitch to the ch3

R: 1 – Starting with the Lil' Topper yarn,
Ch 5, Join in a circle, Ch 3, 9 dc in the Circle
 Join with a slst to the 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 – Working in the BLO, 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (54 dc)

R: 6- 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch3 (54dc)

R: 7 - R: 14 – 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3

I ran out of the Lil' Topper yarn at this point. 
and changed to the matching ww (4)yarn.

R: 15 - R: 16- 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3
Tie off and weave in after R: 12

Drawstring:
With 2 strands of the matching Yarn, ch 100, tie off.
Place a Knot in each end of the chain, trim evenly.
Weave the chain through R : 11 about every 6th dc.
Tie  the ends together.

Adding The Topper:
Attach the topper securely to the front of the bag, using the ribbons and
provided in the kit. 
You can also sew it in place with matching yarn and needle, if you wish.

I am heading out to search for some more styles to make
 for my grandkids.
And I just saw on line some have footballs!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Live With Sara - Adding Beads to Your Crochet | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara 
Adding Beads to Your Crochet 
By Sara Sach of

See The Video on My Youtube Crochet
 Channel at This LINK


Although there are many other ways to add beads to your crochet projects,
there are 2 ways I prefer.

1. Sew the beads on after I have 
completed the project
I crocheted these collars and then sewed 
the beads with a needle and thread.

2. String On Before I crochet theProject
On This Slouchy hat I strung the beads on
 the yarn before I started. 

Then I added then as I crocheted the project.

One of my favorite crochet projects with beads,
is making necklaces.
I Love to use vintage beads, or beads from necklaces that broke. Combine them and make new pieces.

And This is what I am demonstrating in our live Video today.
Crochet necklaces with beads.
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What's new This Week At
Posh Pooch Designs

Harmony Sample Blanket Stitch 6
The Block Stitch
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Watermelon Jar Cozy
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Coming this Week :
Unicorn Top This Drawstring Bag
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Thanks For chatting with us Today!
See you next Week.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Harmony Sample Blanket Crochet Along Stitch 6 - The Block Stitch | Posh Pooch Designs

Harmony Sample Blanket Crochet Along 
Stitch 6 - The Block Stitch
By Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs
What is the Harmony Sample Blanket 
Crochet a along?
For Stitches 1 - 5 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 6 - 

The Block 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)

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

For R: 1 - R: 18 - (Stitches 1- 5) Click this LINK

R: 19 - Ch1, 1 sc in each st across turn, ch 1. (74 sc)

R: 20 - 1 sc in the 1st 4 sc, *Ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in the next sc*
Repeat From * to * across till you reach the last 4 sts, 
sc in the last 4 sc, turn (4 sc, 22 - ch3, sc, 4 sc)


R: 21- Ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 sc, *3 dc in the next ch3 sp*
Repeat From * to * across till you reach the last 4 sts,
1 dc in the last 4 sc, turn.(4dc, 22 sets of 3 dc, 4 dc)

R: 22 - ch1, 1 sc in the next 3 dc, ch3, 
sc between the last dc, and the next block st,
*ch3, sc between the next 2 block stitches*
Repeat From * to * across, 1 sc in the last 4 dc, turn.
(4 sc, 22 - ch3, sc, 4 sc)

R: 23 - ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 dc, * 3 dc in the next ch3 sp*
Repeat From * to * across row, 1 dc in the last 4 dc, turn.
(4dc, 22 sets of 3 dc, 4 dc)

Repeat R: 22 and R: 23, alternating rows, for as many rows as you like.

Weave in your ends, but leave the last loop of your last row for adding in the next stitch.

Next Month's Stitch - Basket Weave 


Harmony Crochet Along 
Crochet A - Stitches 1 - 6 and 
Videos at This LINK

Friday, June 22, 2018

Canning Jar Cozie Crochet Pattern Collection | Posh Pooch Designs

Canning Jar Cozie Crochet Pattern Collection 
By Sara Sach of
Posh Pooch Designs
This is only the first Six designs
More To go!

This is the first 3 Jar Cozie Designs.
 I have plans to design a set of 12.
I will add them to this Blog as I design
 them, as well as, to the
So Check back often!



Each Cozie is a Free Crochet Pattern
 and Video.
Watermelon Jar Cozie - LINK
Pineapple Jar Cozie - LINK
Cactus Jar Cozie - LINK
American Flag Jar Cozie - LINK
Candy Cane Jar Cozie - LINK  NEW
Pencil Jar Cozie For The Teacher - NEW - LINK




The Canning jar is great for canning, of course, 
but it also makes a nice glass to drink a nice cold
 beverage from. 
It is also the perfect vase and planter.
And a pen, marker, pencil or crochet hook holder.
Add a candle or tea light for an evening get together.
They make great party favors or teacher gifts, too.


Whatever you are going to use yours for, they are
 fun to make and give as gifts.
I prefer to drink an ice cold tea from mine.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Watermelon Jar Cozie Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Watermelon Jar Cozie Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach of
This is #3 of the Jar Cozie 
Crochet Pattern Designs.

My Granddaughter helped to design this one. 
And The Watermelon Jar Cozie was her idea.
She chose the yarn and colors.

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
 Channel At This LINK
Watermelon Jar Cozie Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.00MM
Yarn- Cotton Yarn, But WW(4) will work also, about 2 oz, total
           Red- C1, Pink -C2, White - C3,
          Green - C4, dark Purple - C5
Yarn Needle
Jar – 16oz. Canning Jar

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loop only (blo)
Change To ( chgto)

 Size: fits a 16 oz. Canning jay (5 inches tall)

Notes:
Rounds are joined with a Slip Stitch in the ch 3.
Ch 3 Counts as a Double crochet

Pattern :

R: 1 – With C1, Ch5, join in a circle. Ch3, 11 dc in the circle, join, ch 3. (12dc)

R: 2 – Dc in the same st as the ch3, 2 dc in each dc around, join, ch 1. (24dc)

R: 3 – 1 sc in each dc around, join, ch 3. (24sc)

R: 4 –  Working in the blot, this Row only-
1 dc in each sc around, join, ch 3. (24dc)

R: 5 - R: 8 - Repeat R: 4

R: 9 – Chgto C2, Repeat R: 4

R: 10 -  Chgto C3, 1 dc in each st, join, ch 1, (24dc)

R: 11 -Chgto C4, 1 sc in each st around, join ch. (24sc)

 R: 12 – 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off weave in your ends.(24sc)
Seeds:
With C5, Randomly stitch small straight stitches on R: 4 and R: 5.

Curly Vine:
Ch 12, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc in each ch across, tie off weave in your end.
Attach to the top of the Cozie.

Pineapple Jar Cozie - LINK
Cactus Jar Cozie - LINK

Wonder What The #4 Jar Cozie
Will be?
Grapes, Flowers, maybe a Lemon?
Can You Guess?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Live With Sara - "Chain, Chains, and More Chains" | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara 
of 
Posh Pooch Designs
And we have a Special Guest:
My Granddaughter is visiting From Oklahoma.
See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
Channel At This LINK

Today's Questions.
Chains, Chains, and More Chains!
Chaining seems simple, 
but sometimes it is not.

Oh No, I have too many Chains?
If you have the right amount of stitches, 
but too many chains, just take out the unneeded chains.

Now I don't have enough Chains?
You thought you chained the right amount of chains, 
but keep coming up short.
But don't panic. You can add more stitched by using
 Foundation Stitches.

Foundation Stitches can be used For Single Crochet, 
Double Crochet, and Half Double Crochet, also.
Here is a link to How to  FDSC - LINK
I Do have plans To demonstrate the Other Stitches, as well


What's New This Week At

Back To Crochet Basics Lesson 12
Triple Crochet Stitch
Blog and LINK

Jute and Beads Bracelet and
 Dog collar
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Cactus Jar Cozy
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Tie Dye Drawstring Bag
Free Crochet Pattern and Tye Dye Instructions- LINK

See Ya"ll Next Week!