Monday, February 28, 2022

 COFFEE AND CROCHET PODCAST
πŸ€ March Give Away! πŸ€
With Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs



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The March Give Away is
A Mystery Bag of Crochet goodies From
 Michael's Craft Store. 

How To Enter The Give Away?
 Just comment on Today's live Video and you
 are Entered.
The Winner Will be announced March 15, 2022
On Our Live Video podcast


Watch Today's Video To Find Out
 What's In The Bag And
 Enter To Win It!

See The Video On My Crochet Youtube 
Channel At This LINK


The Next Thing I Want To Mention
 Is The
 Ukrainian Flag I Made.
 I used The Pattern By Orchid And Bee's Crochet
Please hop over there and read the blog and make a Flag
 to Wear in support of The Ukrainians.
Here is the LINK
When You make one and post a pic Use 
#wesupportUkraine



Here is mine. I added a Sunflower since
 it's their National Flower.

To Make The Mini Sunflower:

Use H/ 5 mm Crochet hook
Med (4) Yarn any fiber
Yarn Needle

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

Size: 1.5 inches

Pattern:
With Brown yarn, Ch2, 7 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
Join In a Circle
Change to Cold yarn, *ch3, slst in the 3rd ch, slst in the next sc*
Repeat From * to * 6 more times, join to the 1st sc, tie off. 

I Borrowed This Picture of the Flag of Ukraine From Wikipedia.


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What's New This Week At 

Fish Shaped Rug And Mat
Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK


How To Line a Bag -
 Friday Fun With Sara
Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK



Four Leaf Clover Coaster
Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK



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Big Striped Crochet A Long
 Starts Next Week - 
March 7 - 11, 2022



See You Next Week!


Four Leaf Clover Coaster Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

 Four Leaf Clover Coaster 
Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs

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I Wanted To design a new St. Patrick's Day Coaster,
 And I wanted it a little bigger to fit large mugs.
 I also wanted it a little bit lacy.
I think The New Four Leaf Clover Crochet Coaster Pattern
 is exactly what I imagined in my head.
 It measures about 5.5 X 5.5 inches which is a nice size.

I designed it using several shades of green and 
several shades of white yarns.
I really love all the different looks of all of them.


All The Yarns are Cotton medium (4) weight yarns.
They are a mix of I Love This Cotton From Hobby Lobby,
 premier Cotton and peaches And Cream Cotton yarns.
If you are using These Coasters just to project the table, 
or for decorations they can be stitched up in Acrylic yarns.

See The Video On My Crochet Youtube 
Channel At This LINK



Four Leaf Clover Coaster Crochet Pattern

Please Add This Crochet Pattern To Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy
 
Materials:
Crochet hook – H / 5.00 MM
Yarn - Med (4) Cotton Small Amount of Green And White 
                         (I Love This Cotton/ Hobby Lobby)
Yarn Needle
 
Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Change to (chgto)
V Stitch ( V st)  – dc, ch1, dc in the same st
Space (sp)
Skip (sk)
 
Size: 5.5 X 5.5 Inches
 
Notes:
Ch1 Does not count as a st
Ch3 Counts as dc
 
Pattern:

R: 1 – With Green yarn, Ch 5, join in a circle, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch3)
*dc, ch3 in the circle*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to the ch3 with a slst, ch1
(4 sets of dc, ch3)
 

R: 2 – *sc, 4 dc, sc in the next ch3 sp*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to the 1st sc with a sl, ch 1
(4 sets of sc, 4dc, sc)


R: 3 - *sc in the next sc, dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next 2 dc,
Dc in the next dc, sc in the next sc*
Repeat From * to * 3 More times, join to the 1st sc with a slst,
(4 sets of sc, 6 dc, sc)
 

R: 4 – Chgto to White yarn, ch1, *dc going through the dc from R: 1,
Ch1, dc again going through the dc Of R: 1, ch 3,
2 sc between the 3rd and 4th dc of the next clover petal, ch 3*
Repeat From * to * 3 More times, join to the 1st dc, slst in the ch 1 sp, Ch 4
(4 sets of dc, ch1, dc, ch 3, 2sc, ch 3)
 

R: 5 – 1 dc in the same ch2 sp, ch 2, Vst in the Ch3 sp, ch2,
V st between the next 2 sc, ch2, Vst in the ch 3 sp, ch 2
 *Vst in the ch 1 sp, ch 2, Vst in the Ch3 sp, ch2,
V st between the next 2 sc, ch2, Vst in the ch 3 sp, ch 2*
Repeat From * to * 2 More Times, join to the ch3, and ch1
 ( 16 V sts)


R: 6 – Sc in the next ch1 sp, sc in the next dc,
*sc in the next ch2 sp, sc in the next dc, sc in the next ch1 sp, sc in the dc,*
Continue to repeat from * to * Around Coaster, join to the 1st sc.


R: 7 – Chgto to Green yarn, ch1 *slst in the next sc*
Repeat from * to * around coaster, join to 1st slst with a slst,
 tie off and weave in your ends.



If your Coaster is not laying round enough 
you can block it for a nice crisp circle.
Remember Blocking is only a temporary fix. 
Once you wash it you will need to re-block it.



An Ad Free Pdf File is Available In my 
Ravelry Shop At This LINK
 For $3.50


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Fish Shaped Rug And Mat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

 Fish Shaped Rug And Mat 
Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs


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I designed this Fish Shaped Rug for my friend back in
 2013, when she has a new kitten. Now and she 
needs a new Fish Shaped Rug, because he has
 another new kitten.


So I thought it was a great time to update the 
pattern and film a brand new video. Although it's 
not one of the patterns For The Scrap Happy 
Crochet A Long, it is a scrap yarn project.

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The Rug is stitched using 2 Strands of 
Med (4) weight acrylic or cotton yarn.
Get in your yarn stash and come up with some
 fun color combination.

This Rug measures 18 X 8 Inches, and it also 
makes a great placemat for any one who loves 
cats, fish and fishing. Put some in your camper or RV for Camping and Fishing trips. 

See The Video On My Crochet Youtube
 Channel At This LINK



Fish Shaped Rug And Mat Crochet Pattern 

Please Add This Crochet Pattern To Your Raverly Favorites

Skill: Easy to Moderate
 
Materials:
Hook size – K / 6.50 MM
Yarn - Med (4) 7 oz. skeins of yarn (I used Red Heart worsted weight)
Yarn Needle
 
Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
 
Size:  18 x 8 inches
 
Notes: 
Ch1 does not count as st
Ch2 counts as hdc
Use two strands of yarn to work the entire rug. 
(I used scrap yarns I had on hand).
 
 Fish Body

R: 1 - Ch 19, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
1 sc in the next 16 chs, 2 sc in the last ch,
 turning and working down the opposite side of the ch
2 sc in the 1st ch, 1 sc in the next 16 chs, 2 dc in the last ch, 
join with a sl st, ch 2 (40sc)
 

R: 2 - 1 hdc in the 1st sc, 1 hdc in the next 18 sc,
 2 hdc in the next 2 sc, 1 hdc in the next 18 sc, 
2 hdc in the last sc, join to the ch2, ch 2 (44 hdc)

R: 3 - 1 hdc in the 1st st, *1 hdc in next 6 st, 
1 dc in the next 8 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 6 hdc* ,
 2 hdc in the next 2 hdc,  repeat from * to *, 
then 2 hdc in the last hdc, join to the ch2, ch 2.
(48 sts)
 

R: 4 - 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, 1 hdc in the next 22sts, 
  2 hdc in the next 3 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 22 sts, 
2 hdc in the last 2 hdc, join ch 2. (52 hdc)
 
R: 5 - 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, 1 hdc in the next 23 sts,  
2 hdc in the next 3 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 23 sts, 
2 hdc in the last 2 hdc, join, tie off and set aside. (58 hdc)
 

Fish Tail

R: 1 - Ch 9, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
1 sc in the next 2 chs, 1 hdc in the next 5 chs, turn, ch1 (3sc, 5 hdc)
 
R: 2 - 1 hdc in the first 5 sts, 1 sc in the last 3 sts, turn, ch 1 (3sc, 5 hdc)
 
R: 3 - 1 sc in the first 3 sts, 1 hdc in the last 5 sts,  turn, ch 1 (3sc, 5 hdc)
 
R: 4 - Repeat R: 2
 
R: 5 - Repeat R: 3
 
R: 6 - Repeat R: 2, Tie off leaving a tail of yarn for sewing on the fish tail.
 



Sewing on the Fish Tail

Place the fish tail on one of the end of the fish body. 
Using matching yarn, sew tail to body with
 whip stitches from the back side.



R: 8 - Attach 2 strands of yarn to the bottom center of the fish body,
 
With a sc. Sc evenly and loosely around the entire fish,
 join to the 1st sc where you started, Ch 2
 


R: 9 - 1 hdc in the 1st St, *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 
* Repeat From * to * till you reach the tail, skip the nest st,
 
1 hdc in each st up the side of the tail, 2 hdc in the corner, 
1 hdc in each st across bottom of tail, 2 hdc in the next corner,
 1 hdc in st down the tail till you reach the fish body, skip the next st,
 
Repeat from * to * across the bottom of the fish body
 around to where you stated this row, join To the ch 2, and ch 2
 
R: 10 - Repeat R: 9 and tie off
 


Optional - Step 5 - the Face

With Black or your color choice of yarn,
Embroidery a Smile and the eye by long straight stitches.


You can Block the rug when finished, to keep the edges from curling.


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In My Raverly Shop At This LINK
 For $ 3.50


 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

 Coffee And Crochet Podcast
Let's Talk About Weaving In
With Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

It's 2-22-22!
That Makes it Super Tuesday! 

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Let"s Talk About Weaving In
 Your Ends.

Certain fibers, like thicker yarns,  can be more
 difficult to weave in.
 On Today's Video I showed you a few methods I prefer.

1. Stitching over your yarn ends/ tails.

2. Stitching in the stitches, not between stitches, 
with needle and yarn tails.

3. Stitching thorough yarn fibers with needle
 and yarn tail.

4. Weaving back and forth over your stitches,
again with needle and yarn tails.

5. I Know, "No Knots In Crochet".
I try not to use knots,
But there are times when a knot is what is needed.

Remember There is no "proper" way of 
weaving in your ends.
 You do what works best for you, 
and the yarn you are using.

See The Video On My Crochet Youtube Channel At This LINK



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What's New This Week at
Posh Pooch Designs

Chunky Bucket Hat
 Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK



Friday Fun With Sara
Let's Go Shoulder Bag
 With I Cord Handle
Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK



Filet Hearts Wrap Shawl 
Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK



Keep Calm And
 Weave In those Ends!
Thanks For Stopping By!
I'll See You Next Week



Monday, February 21, 2022

Chunky Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

 Chunky Bucket Hat 
Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs



I designed the Chunky Bucket Hat a few years ago for me.
I wanted a Bucket Style Hat, that was pretty, 
comfortable and warm.
When I found this lovely Bulky yarn I knew it was
 time up date the crochet pattern and make a 
brand new video.


The Yarn I used to up date the crochet pattern is called COLORFUSION Chunky, By Premier yarns. 
The Colorway I stitched up the hat in is Maui.
I think it's perfect for this hat design.
The yarn is a Bulky (5) yarn and  it is soft and sturdy.


I also stitched up one of the hats with bulky (5) 
using Charisma Yarn From Michael's in beige,
 For our video demo and I love how it turned out also.
This Bucker hat is designed for both the girls and guys,
And Will fir a 22 to 24 inch head. It is a loose and 
comfy fitting hat.


See The Video On My Crochet Youtube
 Channel A this LINK



Chunky Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Please Add This Crochet Pattern To your Raverly Favorites
 
Skill: Easy
 
Materials:
Crochet Hook – K / 6.50 MM
Yarn- Bulky (5) Acrylic – 3.5 oz. / 109 yds. –
          COLOFUSION Chunky/ Premier/ Maui
Yarn Needle
 
Stitches -
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitches (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Stitch (tr)
Change to (chgto)
Skip (sk)
 
Size: 22 - 24 inch head
The Hat is loose and comfortable to wear.
You can adjust the size by going up or down a hook size.
 
Note:  
Ch1 does not count as a st
Ch 3 Counts as a dc
Ch 4 at Counts as a tr
Rounds are joined to the ch3/ Ch4 with a slst
 
Pattern:
 
R: 1 – With MC, Ch5, join in a circle, ch 3, 11 dc, 
join with a sl st, ch3 (12 dc)
 


R: 2 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 2 dc in each dc around,
 join, ch 3 (24 dc)
 


R: 3 - *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, Join, ch 3 (36 dc)
 


R: 4 - 1 dc in the next dc, *2 dc in the next dc,
 1 dc in the next 2 dc*, 
Repeat from * to * around, ch 3 (48 dc)
 


R: 5 - 1 Dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (48 dc)
 


R: 6 – 1 Dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (48 dc)
 

R: 7 – 1 Dc in each dc around, join, ch 4 (48dc)



 
R: 8 – Tr in the next 2 dc, Cross over and tr in the dc before the ch4,
*sk the next dc, 1 tr in the next 3 dc, cross over and tr in the sk st*
Repeat From * to * around, Join to the ch4, ch3 (12 Cross Sts)
 


R: 9 – 1 dc in each of tr around, join, ch 4 (48 dc)



 
R: 10 – Repeat R: 8
 
R: 11 – Repeat R: 9
 



R: 12 – *2 tr in the next dc, 1 tr in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 1 (72 dc)
 
R: 13 – 1 sc in each tr around, join, tie off,
weave in your ends. (72sc)



An Ad Free PDF file Is Available
In My Raverly Shop At This LINK
 For $3.50


I Love This Hat So much!