Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Lovie Free Crochet Pattern Collection | Posh Pooch Designs

Lovie Free Crochet Pattern Collection 
By Sara Sach of
Whether you call them Comfort Blankets, 
Stuffie Blankets, Cuddle Lovies,
 or just A Lovey, they are so sweet and
 fun to give to the little ones in our lives.
I have put together some of the ones that I 
have designed into a 
Small Crochet Pattern Round Up.
Click the name of The Crochet Pattern.
It is the link to Where the Free Crochet Pattern
 is located.






Any of these lovies can be made into just about any animal
 by simply changing the yarn colors, and the ears.
The possibilities are literally endless.


Please,  
To pop over To my
 Youtube Crochet Channel
at This LINK

Lot's of fun 
going on 
over there!
 Have fun!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Live With Sara "Keeping The Stripes Smooth When Crocheting In The Round" | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara 
"Keeping the Stripes Smooth
 When Crocheting in the Round" 
Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

How do we keep our stripes even when stitching in the round?
I Love To Stitch in the round for certain projects like
 stuffies and bowls.
 Stitching in the round means there is not joining the
 rounds. This is usually done with Single crochet 
stitches and is a great technique, except when you
 want to add stripes.

So What I do when I finish with one color of yarn, 
I slip stitch in the next 2 stitches and tie off to the back. 
I join in my next color in the 5th or 6th stitch up, 
with a slst, I then begin single crocheting around again.
When I come to where I joined the new colors, 
I just keep right on single crocheting.
See The Video For a Demonstration.

See Today's Video Chat on my

 Youtube Crochet Channel At This LINK



Who is this Weeks 
Crochet Calendar 2019
 Winner?
Is It YOU? 
Watch the Video and See !

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What's New This Week at
 Posh Pooch Designs

Super Chunky V Stitch Cowl
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Silly Spooky Ghost Hat
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Loop It Dog Mat - Made From the new
 Red Heart Loop It Yarn
Free Pattern and Video - LINK

Harmony Sample Blanket CAL - Stitch 9
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK
Stitches 1 - 9 - LINK



Thanks For
Stopping by
 and Chatting
Today!



Monday, September 24, 2018

Harmony Sample Blanket CAL Stitch 9 - The Spike Stitch | Posh Pooch Designs

Harmony Sample Blanket CAL
 Stitch 9 - The Spike Stitch 
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs


What Is The Harmony Sample Blanket CAL?
Each month we add a new stitch pattern to our blanket. There will be 12 stitches and a Trim.

For  Stitches 1 - 8 , Patterns and Videos
Click This LINK

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
 Channel At This LINK





Stitch 9 - The Spike Stitch

Skill: Easy

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

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Double crochet (dc)
Double Crochet Spike Stitch (dcss) - dc through the dc below the next dc
pic



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:
When changing colors at the end of a row, Ch3 AFTER the Color change.
Ch3 Counts as a DC

For R: 1 - R: 32 - (Stitches 1- 8) Click this LINK


R: 33 - 1 dc in each st across, turn, ch 3 (74 dc)

R: 34 - 1 dc in the 1st  5 sts, 
*1 dcss in the next st, 1 dc in the next 4 sts*
Repeat From * to * across,
1 dcss, 1 dc in the last 4 sts,
Turn,(74 sts)

R: 35 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, 
*dcss in the next st, 1 dc in the next 4 sts*
Repeat From * to * Across 
1 dcss, 1 dc in the last st, (74 sts)

R: 36 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next dc, 
*dcss in the next sts, 1 dc in the next 4 sts*
1 dcss, 1 dc in the last 2 sts, 
Repeat From * to * Across (74 sts)

For more Rows Repeat R : 34 - R : 36 
as many times as needed.


Next Month's Stitch is the
 Butterfly / Bowtie Stitch.





Saturday, September 22, 2018

Loop It Striped Dog Mat | Posh Pooch Designs

Loop It Striped Dog Mat 
By Sara Sach of
What is Loop it Yarn?
Basically it is yarn, Made By Red Heart, with big loops,
 that you use to finger Knit. It's a thick soft chenelle yarn.
Check out the colorways HERE


The yarn is a
 (7) weight yarn
 made of 100% Polyester.
 It is Machine wash
 and dryable.
Each ball contains
 3.50 oz. / 7.6 yards.




How do you use it?
Here are a  Few Videos my Marly Bird to give you an
 idea how to use it. Click HERE

I decided since it is Wash and dryable to make a mat
 for my dogs.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
At This LINK


The Loop It Dog Mat

Skill: Easy

Materials:
2 Skeins of Red heart Loop it Yarn in 2 colors.
Scissors

Size: 28 X 30 Inches
Each Loop is about 1 inch, 1 Row = 1 inches

R: 1 - My dog mat is going to be 28 inches across,
So I pulled out 29 loops of color 1.
I clipped open the 1 first loop for weaving in when finished.

R: 2 - Lay across in front of the 1st 28 loops,
 a row of another 28 loops in the same color.
 gently pull the loops through the back to the front,
R: 1 through the loops of R: 2

R: 3 - Lay across in Front of the Loops of R : 2,
another Rows of loops, but from Color 2.
again pull the back loops through the front loops,
Do not cup the loops of color 1

R: 4 - R: 5 -Leaving the 1st color still attached,
With Color 2 Repeat R : 2 and R : 3 

R: 6 - Leaving Color 1 attached, 
clip open the 1st loop of color 1.
Repeat R: 2

R: 7 -Repeat R: 3
You will change colors every 2 rows, leaving the color
 from the previous rows attached,after opening one loop.
You only Open the loop on the end when changing colors.

R: 8 - R:9  - Repeat R: 6 and R: 7 With Color2
R: 10- R : 11 - Repeat R: 6 and R: 7 With Color1
R: 12 - R 13 - Repeat R: 6 and R: 7 With Color2
R: 14 - R: 15 - Repeat R: 6 and R: 7 With Color1
R: 16 - R: 17 - Repeat R: 6 and R: 7 With Color2
R: 18 - R: 19 -  Repeat R: 6 and R: 7 With Color1
R: 20 - R: 21 - Repeat R: 6 and R: 7 With Color2
R: 22 - R: 23 - Repeat R: 6 and R: 7 With Color1
R: 24 - R: 25 - Repeat R: 6 and R: 7 With Color2
R: 26 - R: 27 - Repeat R: 6 and R: 7 With Color1
R: 28 - R: 29 - Repeat R: 6 and R: 7 With Color2
R: 30 - Repeat R: 6

Binding Off -
Starting at the opposite end mat from where you ended.
Loop the 2nd loop through the 1st loop,
Then loop the 3rd loop through the 2nd loop,
Keep looping the loops to form a braid or
 chain across the top of the mat.
When you reach the last loop, 
You will met up from where ended our last row.
Cut the yarn after the the 1st loop next to the mat, cut the loop open
 and push the end through the last loop on the chain we formed across the top.
Use any crochet hook to weave in the this end, and any ends you have.

Maximo and Rosie seem to really
 like the new mat.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Dish Towel Toppers Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Dish Towel Toppers Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach of


This Crochet Pattern has 2 Styles of Toppers
The Button Style and The Loop Style
They are both made the same, except for the end of the loop.
 One has a button hole and the other you stitch into a loop.
I am really liking the loop style.

Dish Towel Toppers Crochet Pattern 
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy to Moderate

Materials:
Basic Dish Towels
Yarn - Cotton Yarn 3 colors of choice ( C1, C2, C3)
            (peaches and cream, I love this cotton or Red Heart Cotton smooth)
Crochet Hook - H / 5.00MM
Yarn Needle
Buttons - 1 to 1.5 inch buttons of choice.
Scissors

Stitches:
Single crochet (sc)
Half Doube crochet
Change To (chgto)
Half Double Crochet together (hdctog)
skip (sk)
Space (sp)

Special Stitch :
 Blanket Edge Stitch 

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a stitch.

Preparing The Towel: 
  Pick up Some Basic Dish Towels.




Fold The Dish Towel
in half,
Do Not Cut
The Towel.



Fold The sides
 of the towel in,
 Till they
 are touching.



With matching 
Yarn, 
thread your needle
 with
 a 18 inch piece
 of yarn.




Evenly stitch 17 Blanket 
Edge Stitches going through both thicknesses
 of the towel.




Okay, Lets Crochet!
 R: 1 - With C 1, 2 hdc in the 1st BLST, 1 hdc in 15 sts, 2 hdc in the last st, turn.
(19hdc)
R: 2 - Add C 2, do not cut C1, ch1, 1 hdc in each st across, turn, ch1 ( 19 hdc)

R: 3 - 1 hdc in each hdc, turn. ( 19 hdc)

R: 4 - ch1, chgto C1, 1 hdc,  chgto C2 1 hdc,
1 hdc in each hdc alternating from C1 to C2 across row,
turn. (19 hdc)

R: 5 - Ch1, Chgto C2, 1 hdc, chg to C1, 1 hdc,
1 hdc in each hdc alternating from C1 to C2 across row,
turn. (19 hdc)

R: 6 - Repeat R: 4

R: 7 - Repeat R: 5

R: 8 - Chgt to C2, Cut off C1, 1 hdc in ech hdc, turn, ch1 (19 hdc)

R: 9 - Hdctog the 1st 2 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 15 hdc, hdctog the last 2 hdc, turn, ch1.
(17 hdc)

R: 10 -Hdctog the 1st 2 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 13 hdc, hdctog the last 2 hdc, turn, ch1.
(15 hdc)

R: 11 -Hdctog the 1st 2 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 11 hdc, hdctog the last 2 hdc, turn, ch1.
(13 hdc)

R: 12 - Hdctog the 1st 2 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 11 hdc, cut yarn.
(12 hdc)

R: 13 - Join C2 to the 5th rd hdc, sc in the same hdc, 
and sc in the next 3 hdc, ch1, turn (4 hdc)

R: 14 - 1 sc in each sc, turn, ch 1. (4 hdc)

R: 15 - R: 39 - Repeat R: 12 - For the Loop Style
Tie off leaving a 18 inch tail of yarn doe sewing loop.


 For The Loop Style -

With C3, join yarn to right side of topper where the towel
 joins the topper.
Sc evenly up the side, to the end of the loop, tie off
Repeat on the left side.
 Sew the topper place using a needle and the yarn tail,
to the back of the towel topper to form a loop.
Tie off and Weave in all your ends.
Add a decorative button of Choice.

 For the Button Style:

R: 37 - Repeat R: 12

R: 38 - 1 sc in the 1st sc, ch2, sk 2 sc, 1 sc in the last sc, turn, ch 1 ( 1sc, ch2, 1sc)

R: 39 - 1 sc in the sc, 2 sc in the ch2 sp, 1 sc in the last sc, tie off.

With C3, join yarn to right side of topper where the towel
 joins the topper.
Sc evenly up the side, to the end of the button loop,
sc around the end of the loop, sc down the side of the loop,
and back to the other side of the towel topper.
tie off, Weave in all your ends.

Line up the Button Loop and sew on button of choice.
These Work great for the bathroom too.
 I am making these for our RV, 
for our summer trips.