Friday, December 31, 2021

Friday Fun With Sara - Party Hats And New Years Crackers | Posh Pooch Designs

 

Friday Fun With Sara 
 Party Hats And New Years Crackers
 With Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs

You probably already have all you need to make these 2 fun craft projects.


See The Video On My Crochet Youtube
 Channel At This LINK



Let's Make The Party Hat First

These are great for photo props, decorations.
 and place settings. And also fun for everyone to
 make together while waiting for midnight.

What You Need:

9 X 11 Inch Card Stock - you choose the color
Scotch Tape
Scissors
Markers
Yarn - For Pom Pom(med) 4 any color or fiber of choice



New Years Eve Party Hat Template





1. Copy, Paste, And Print This Template 
onto Card stock with Your printer.

2. Cut out the hat.
Color with markers, or crayons.

3. Make a matching pom pom.
attach to the top of the hat.
Tape the ends of the pom pom in
 place to the inside of the hat.

4. Form hat, and tape the hat closed.

Now Let's Make some 
New Years Eve Crackers


What You Need:

TP Rolls
Scotch Tape
Tissue paper
yarn For ties
Goodies to put inside.

1. Cut 2 layers of Tissue paper 1X 12 inches.

2. Roll the TP Roll in the center and tape.

3. With yarn, tie a bow on one end of the roll.
4. Fill with goodies

5. Tie the other end of the roll.

When Ready to Open, Tear open one end of the Cracker.


So Much fun For the kids and adults!




Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Hexie Pot Holder And Washcloth Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

 Hexie Pot Holder And Washcloth
Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs



The Hexie Pot Holder is a Hexagon Shaped
 Pot Holder and Hot pad. It is a thick pot holder because
 it is stitched in Front Post Double Crochet Stitches.
Perfect For setting Hot pots and dishes on to protect our
 kitchen and table surfaces. 


The Hexie Pot Holder is also very pretty and will 
look lovely on your dinning room table. 
It has become one of my favorite style pot holders.


It also makes a nice washcloth because of the texture
 of the Front Post Double Crochet Stitches 
and it is the perfect size,
 at 11 X 11 inches, for cleaning your face, 
body, kitchen and bathroom. 


See The Video On My Crochet Youtube 
Channel At This LINK


Hexie Pot Holder And Washcloth  Crochet Pattern

Please, Add This Crochet Pattern To Your Ravelry Favorites
 
Skill: Easy
 
Materials:
Crochet Hook – I / 5.5 MM
Yarn  - med (4) Cotton 2 oz. Cotton / Peaches And Creme/stripey
Yarn Needle
 
Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (dc)
 Double Crochet (dc)
 Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)
 
Size: 11 X 11 Inches
 
Notes:
Ch3 Counts as a dc
Rounds are joined to the ch3 with slst
 
Pattern:
 
R: 1 – Ch 5, join in a circle, Ch 3, 11 dc in the circle, join, ch 3 (12 dc)
 


R: 2 – 3 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*sk the next dc, 4 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join, ch 3
(6 sets of 4 dc)
 


R: 3 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, fpdc in the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc,
*2 dc in the next dc, fpdc in the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join, ch 3
(6 sets of 2dc, 2fpdc, 2dc)
 


R: 4 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, fpdc in the next 4 dc, 2dc in the next dc,
*2 dc in the next dc, fpdc in the next 4 dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join, ch3
(6 sets of 2dc, 4 fpdc, 2dc)
 


R: 5 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, fpdc in the next 6 dc, 2dc in the next dc,
*2 dc in the next dc, fpdc in the next 6 dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join, ch3
(6 sets of 2dc, 6 fpdc, 2dc)
 


R: 6 -1 dc in the same st as the ch3, fpdc in the next 8 dc, 2dc in the next dc,
*2 dc in the next dc, fpdc in the next 8 dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join, ch3
(6 sets of 2dc, 8 fpdc, 2dc)
 


R: 7 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, fpdc in the next 10 dc, 2dc in the next dc,
*2 dc in the next dc, fpdc in the next 10 dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join, ch3
(6 sets of 2dc, 10 fpdc, 2dc)
 
R: 8 -1 dc in the same st as the ch3, fpdc in the next 12 dc, 2dc in the next dc,
*2 dc in the next dc, fpdc in the next 12 dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join, ch3
(6 sets of 2dc, 12 fpdc, 2dc)
 
R: 9 –1 dc in the same st as the ch3, fpdc in the next 14 dc, 2dc in the next dc,
*2 dc in the next dc, fpdc in the next 14 dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join, ch3
(6 sets of 2dc, 14 fpdc, 2dc)
 


R: 10 – 1 sc in each dc working all around the edge of the hot pad,
join to 1 st sc, ch 16, join back to the same sc, sc 18 around the ch6,
join to the next sc with a slst, tie off and weave in your ends.




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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Coffee And Crochet With Sara Podcast - Our Plans For 2022 | Posh Pooch Designs

 Coffee And Crochet With Sara Podcast 
Our Plans For 2022
With Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs

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I Have a lot Planned For The New Year  "2022".
And I am super excited about it.

See The Video On My Crochet Youtube
 Channel At This LINK


Happy New Year! 


Our Plans For 2022

1. Year Long Crochet A Long - 
Scrap Happy Crochet A long
(3rd Monday of Each Month)

2. Friday Fun With Sara
(Every Friday)

3. Coffee And Crochet With Sara Podcast
On The Youtube Channel
(Tuesday, 9:30 AM Mountain Time)

4. New Crochet Patterns And Crochet Tutorials
(Monday and Wednesday)

5. Updating Old Crochet Patterns And Tutorials
(Monday and Wednesday)

6. Monthy Give Aways are announced the 
1st Tuesday of the Month. The winner is announced
 the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Lastly, I Have decided My Word For
 The year is Contentment.
"A state of happiness and satisfaction".

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What's New This Week At 


Friday Fun With Sara
Cookies For Santa - 2 Easy Recipes 
Blog And Video -  LINK




Striped Velvet Cowl
 Crochet Pattern And Video LINK



Firecracker Granny Square
And Table Runner
Crochet Pattern AND Video- LINK



Thanks For Stopping By.
See You "NEXT YEAR"!


Happy New Year!
2022!

Monday, December 27, 2021

Firecracker Granny Square And Table Runner Crochet Pattern Posh Pooch Designs

 Firecracker Granny Square 
And Table Runner Crochet Pattern
  By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs 



The Firecracker Square is a 6 inch Granny or Afghan Square.
 It has "starburst' in the center stitched with Front Post Double
 Crochet Stitches to make it stand out. 
It reminded me of a Firecracker or Fire works that 
have been fired into the Sky. I think it's fun and Perfect
project For the new Year.

I Chose to use up Medium (4) Acrylic Yarns from
 My yarn stash. Most of them are either I Love This yarn
 Sparkle / Metallic or Caron Party yarns. Although, it is not
 necessary for you to use Sparkle yarns. Any med (4) yarn
 will work just fine.



If you decide to make the Table Runner I designed, 
you will need 8 squares, or add them in 2 square increments,
if a longer Table Runner is needed. The Design is quite easy, 
as it is laid out in a staggering step pattern.

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Channel At This LINK



Firecracker Granny Square And Table Runner 

Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Please Add This Crochet Pattern To Your Raverly Favorites

In This Pattern I will Show you how to stitch up the Square,
And how to join and trim the Table Runner.
 
Skill: Easy To Moderate
 
Materials:
Crochet hook – H / 5.00 MM
Yarn- med (4) Acrylic – 2 colors (I used I Love This Yarn Sparkle. Metallic)
 Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Space (sp)
Change to (chgto)
 
Size: 6 Inch Square
 
Notes:
You will need 8 Squares to make The Firecracker Table Runner
Ch4 Counts as a dc, ch1
Ch3 Counts as a dc

How To Change Colors:
Last 2 Loops of The Dc of C2
Bring in C1
On The last 2 loops of C1
Bring back in C2
This will give you a crisp color change.



Pattern:
R: 1 – With 1st color, Ch 5, join in a circle, Ch 4,
*dc, ch1* in the circle,
Repeat from * to * 6 more times, join, to the ch3 with a slst
(8 sets of dc, ch1)
 


R: 2 – Chgto 2nd Color, ch3, chgto to 1st color, leave both colors attached,
Fpdc around the 1st dc, ch1,
*chgto to 2nd color, dc in the next dc, Chgto 1st color, fpdc around the same dc,
Chgto 2nd color, ch1*
Repeat From * to * 6 more times, join to the 3rd ch of the ch4 with a slst.
(8 sets of dc, fpdc, ch1)

 
See The pic above on how to change colors

R: 3 – 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 1 dc in the next st,
Chgto to color 1, fpdc around the fpdc, chgto 2nd color, ch1*
*2 dc in the 1st dc, 1 dc in the next st,
Chgto 1st color, fpdc around the fpdc, chgto 2nd Color, ch1*
Repeat From * to * 6 more times, join to ch 3.
(8 sets of 3 dc, 1 fpdc, ch1)
 
See The pic above on how to change colors

R: 4 – Slst to the 2nd dc, chgto 1st color,
*2dc, ch1, in the 2nd dc, ch1, 2 dc in the next fpdc, ch1,
2 dc in the 2nd dc of the next group of 3 dc, ch1,
2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next fpdc, ch1*
 
Repeat From * to * 7 more times, join to the ch 3,
*4 corners and 12 groups of 2 dc)
 


R: 5 – Slst to the next ch1 sp, Chgto to 2nd color, tie off 1st color, 
*2 dc, ch1 in the next 3 ch1 sps, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the next corner ch2 sp*
Repeat From * to * 3 More Times, 
ch1, 2 dc in the last ch1 sp, ch1, join to the ch3, and tie off.
( 4 corners And 16 groups of 2 dc)



How I joined The Squares:

Place 2 Squares, together, Right sides Facing out.
Join color of Choice to the Corner, 2 sc in the corner,
 joining the 2 squares together,
*Ch2, 2 dc in the next ch2 space*
Repeat from * to * across to the next corner, tie off, weave in the ends.
 


Repeat 3 More times.
 
You will need 4 sets of 2 Squares joined together.
Place the Squares staggering them in a stair step pattern.
Repeating how we joined the 2 squares.
 
Trim:
Join yarn of choice, to the 1st corner, sc, ch1, sc in the corner,
Sc in each dc, and 1 sc in each ch1 sp, working around the table Runner,
Place sc, ch1, sc in each of the outside corners.



Join back to the 1st sc, tie off, and weave in your ends. 


To Block The Table Runner:
Lay it out on a Flat Surface, on a towel. 
Sprints with water, just enough to make it damp. 
Shape the corners as needed, and let it dry.



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Friday, December 24, 2021

Friday Fun With Sara - Cookies For Santa | Posh Pooch Designs

 Friday Fun With Sara -
 Cookies For Santa
Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs

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Today For Friday Fun With Sara
I am showing you the 2 easy  Cookies For Santa I Made.
(recipes below)
My Grand daughter and I made these yesterday and
 they are fun and easy for the kids to make. 
I think they are so much more fun that shape cookies, A Much easier clean up, plus I am terrible at decorating with icing.
And  I heard these 2 cookies are Santa's Favorite.

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The 1st Cookie is The Grinchy Cookies- 
made from cake mix.

Set Your over to 350 Degrees
Makes 24 cookies (we made our just a little smaller and got 32 cookies)

Ingredients;
1 Yellow or white cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
Red and Green Sprinkle
Andes mints pieces
3 Drops Green Food color

1. Spray your pans lightly with oil.

2. Mix all your ingredients in a bow, and mix. Do not use an electric mixer.
Gently mix.

3. Roll into balls and place on the cookies sheets.

4. Bake for 10 minutes. Place on a rack to cool.

Our 2nd Cookies are Peanut Butter Blossoms
 - Also Called Kiss Cookies.


Set Over To 350 Degrees
Makes 48 Cookies

Ingredients:
Peanut Butter - I prefer the smooth - 2 cups
Sugar - 2 Cups
2 eggs
48 Hersheys kisses / hugs (chocolate stars work great also)

1. Mix Peanut Butter, sugar and eggs.
let it sit for about 1 hour.
Unwrap your kisses/ hugs while you are waiting.

2. Roll cookie dough into about 1.5 inch balls, place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Gently press a kiss into each cookie.

3. Bake for 10 minutes.

4. let cool for about 3 minutes and place on a rack.

Both cookies are Super yummy! Easy to Make. 
Easy Clean up and inexpensive.
It's a Win, Win, Win, Win!


See The Video On My Crochet Youtube 
Channel at This LINK

We Plated up some of the Cookies and Shared
 Them with our neighbors.


The Last thing we did was a Gingerbread Bird 
House with a Cardinal on it.
 It is a Wilton kit, so look for it on their webpage
 or where Wilton supplies are sold.
It was so much fun.


 Thank You For Being A part of My Crochet Youtube
 Channel.
I Can Not Do This Without
YOU!
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Striped Velvet Cowl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

 Striped Velvet Cowl Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs


The Striped Velvet Cowl is designed to
 match the Velvet Stocking Hat
You can find it at This LINK


I really like this Velvet Yarn From Hobby Lobby, 
called Velvety Smooth. It is smooth and easy to crochet
 with, but also it is a medium (4) so any pattern written
 for medium (4) Yarns will work with this yarn.

The Velvet Cowl is a lot of fun to stitch up. 
Do not be intimidated By Velvet Yarns. The key
 to working with them is to loosen your tension
 up just a little.
And it's perfect For the guys And the girls! 


The Pattern is easy, because it is stitched in basic
 stitches but we placed it at Easy to Moderate
 because of the velvet yarn.

The Cowl is stitched up with Double Crochet Stitches, 
so it is easy and fast to make. The Cowl or Hat and Cowl Set make lovely last minute Christmas Gifts.

See The Video On My Crochet Youtube
 Channel at This LINK



Striped Velvet Cowl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Please Add This Crochet Pattern To Your Ravelry Favorites
 
Skill: Easy to Moderate
 
Materials:
Crochet Hook – I / 5.5 MM
Yarn – Velvet Yarn - Med. (4) I used Yarnbee / Velvety Smooth Sparkle
                                                      C1 – Ivory – 3 oz / 140 yds
                                                      C2 – Olive – 3 oz. / 140 yds.
                                                      C3 – Red – 3 oz. / 140 yds.
Yarn needle
2 matching buttons, 2 - 3 inches
 
Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet  Only (FPDC)
Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC)
Chang to (chgto)
 
Size: 12 X 28 Inches
 
Notes:
Ch counts as dc
When Changing Colors Ch3, after the color change
We will be carrying our yarn on the striped section of the cowl.
 
Pattern:
 
R: 1 – With C1, ch 31, dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
1 dc in each ch cross, turn ch 3 (29dc)
 


R: 2 – Dc in the next dc,
*FPDC in the next dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * 8 more times, turn, ch 3
(9 FPDC, 20 dc)
 


R: 3 - Dc in the next dc,
*BPDC in the next dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * 8 more times, turn, ch 3
(9 BPDC, 20 dc)
 


 
R: 4 – Repeat R: 2
 
R: 5 – Repeat R: 3, do not ch 3
 


R: 6 – Chgto C2, ch3, 1 dc in each dc across, turn, ch3 (29dc)
 
R: 7 - 1 dc in each dc across, turn (29dc)
 


R: 8 - Chgto C3, leave C2, attached,
ch3, 1 dc in each dc across, turn, ch3 (29dc)
 
R: 9 - 1 dc in each dc across, turn (29dc)
 


R: 10 – R: 41 – Continue to repeat R: 6 – R: 9
Alternating Color every 2 rows
 

Continue to repeat if a longer Cowl/ Scarf is desired.

R: 42 – Chgto C1, Tie off both C2, and C3,
Ch3, Repeat R: 2
 

R: 43 – Repeat R: 3
 
R: 44 – Repeat R: 2
 
R: 45 – Repeat R: 3, ch1



R: 46 - Turn working down the edge of the cowl.
You will be working on the back side of the cowl.
This should be the edge where we carried our yarn.
Evenly sc across the edge of the cowl, tie off and weave in Your ends.
 
Lay the cowl with the edged together, and place your buttons.
With matching yarn securely sew them on stitching though the front and back of the cowl.



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