Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Live Video - What Happens when you Pick up and Hook and Yarn? | Posh Pooch Designs

"Live With Sara"
Live Video Chat our the Facebook Page at

Today I want to say Thank You to all 
my Fans, Followers and Friends.
We Love you!

 "I love What I do, and Because
 you love what I do,
 I get to do what I love!

See The Video on Youtube
 at this LINK


let's Have a little Fun!

What Happens when you pick up a Hook and Yarn?

1. You become a Crocheter - The moment 
you pick up a Hook and Yarn you become a Crocheter, 
Whether you are a beginner or expert.
It is now a part of who you are!

2. You become an Artist -
Mixing colors,  textures and  yarn weights creating 
wonderful fiber masterpieces.

3. You become a Magician -
You take a stick and yarn, Mumble to your self.
and magically turn it into a something amazing, 
and no one knows how you did it.

4. You also become a Member in a 
world Wide group of Crocheters. 
We speak our own language of Wips, Skips and Chains.
We understand each other's love of yarn,hooks, 
and patterns. And we don't judge.

5. Lastly, you become a Collector,
Or Some would say a Hoarder -- 
How many Crochet Hooks do you own?
How much yarn to you own?
How many Patterns do you have saved or printed?
Yeah, I am not telling either!


New Yarns 
Lion Brand
Mandala Yarn Cakes






Caron
Baby Cakes and Cotton Cakes 
















New Crochet Patterns and Videos

July Ruby Square

Free Photo Tutorial and Video - LINK

Tuxedo Dog Bib
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Lacy Dog Bib For The Girls
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Easy Front Post Cowl
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Polymer Clay Awareness Ribbons - 
Blog and Video - LINK


Monday, July 10, 2017

How To Make Polymer Clay Awareness Ribbons | Posh Pooch Designs

I was asked if I had a video on how to make 
Polymer Clay Awareness Ribbons.
I made a pendant video, but not one especially
 for the ribbons. So, I made one today!
I wanted to keep it simple, but also pretty.
 So this is what I came up with.
I show you 2 Styles. A Ribbon on a pendant, 
as well as, the basic Ribbon.
Here is a Chart Of Some of the Awareness Ribbon colors.
If you do not see the ribbon color you need, try Googling it.
 There are a lot more than what are on this chart.
This one is Purple "Against Animal Abuse".
So I put it on the Dog Bone Pendant.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK


What You Need:
Polymer Clay - Your choice of 1 or more colors
Rolling Pin
Small Cookie cutters - I used a heart and a butterfly
A Pointed tool For making holes - tooth pic will work
12 MM Round Jump Rings
Parchment Paper - Line pan and work surface

Optional Supplies:
Gems
E6000 Glue
Tooth picks
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Polish
 - Clear or Glitter

You will need pre-heart your oven to 275 degrees.
 Bake your pieces for 15 minutes. 


What You need to make a Yarn Chain:
Crochet Hook - G 4.25 mm
Yarn Weight 3 or 4 - small amount

Form a Slip knot and Chain  40 or more chains. 
It needs to be long enough to slip over your head.

Cut yarn, tie off. Place the ends together and tie a knot.
Place Pendant on the chain as shown in the video.
Other things to use for the necklace - ribbon, lace, 
leather, string, or jute.

I really enjoyed making these and love how they turned out.
This is a great project for fund raisers, craft sales
 and group activities.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Easy Front Post Cowl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

This is a great crochet pattern for practicing 
Foundation Double Crochet  and Front Post Stitches.
This Cowl works up really fast, and once you learn
 the stitches, it is really easy.
Easily adjusted to any size - 
make it as long or wide as you want!
The Yarn I used is Red Heart Super Saver
Neon Stripes.
It only takes 1 skein, 5 0z. to make this Cowl
You can see all the colors of yarn HERE
This yarn is so bright and colorful. I love the black stripes
 running throughout the yarn. It makes all the colors pop!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK



Easy Front Post Cowl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy to Moderate

Materials:
Crochet hook – I/ 5.50MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) 5 oz.
           I used Red Heart Super Saver Neon Stripes (1 skein)
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Slip Stitch (slst)
Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)
Half Double Crochet (HDC)
Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)

Size:  24 inches around X 8 inches

Gauge: 3 FDC = 1 inch, 2 rows = 1 inch

Notes:
Ch 1 does not count as a st
Rounds are joined with a slst

R: 1 – Option 1 - 72 FDC, join, ch 1
           Option 2 – ch 3, join in a circle, 1 dc in each ch around, join, ch 1(72dc)

R: 2 -*1 HDC in the next st, FPDC in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 1 (72 sts)

R: 3 - *1 HDC in the next HDC, FPDC in the next FPDC*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 1 (72 sts)

Make sure you are stitching HDC in a HDC, and FPDC in a FPDC.

R: 4 – R: 24 – Repeat R: 3

Tie off and Weave in your end after R: 24
If you want the Cowl bigger around, stitch more FDC
 at the beginning in increments of 2.
 If you want the Cowl thicker, continue to repeat R: 2
 till its the size you want.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lacy Dog Bib For The Girls Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Lacy Dog Bib For The Girls Crochet Pattern
I released the Tuxedo Dog Bib For the Boys, and I was 
asked do I have a patterns for the girl. So here it is!

The Basic patterns is the same as the Tuxedo pattern, 
But the difference is in the details!
It Works for any size Dog.
The Tuxedo Dog Bib For the Boys
can be found at this LINK

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at this LINK

Lacy Dog Bib Crochet Pattern
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill : Easy

Materials:
Hook: H
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4) Purple- C1, Yellow - C2

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Stitch (st)
Together (tog)

Size: 9 inch dog neck
3 chs = 1 inch

Notes:
 Ch1 does not count as a st.
 Join with a Slst

Bib Pattern:
R : 1 - Ch 30 With C1, Sc in each chain, join in a circle with a slip st, and ch 1
(30sc)

For a 9 inch, 3 X 9 =27 + 3 chs = 30)
You will need to + or - chs for your dogs neck measurement).

R : 2 - 1 sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, *1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc*,
 repeat from * around, join, ch 1.(40 sc)

R : 3 - 1 hdc in first 20 sts, ch1, turn (20hdc)
( this half way around, if you added or subtracted stitches for your dogs neck
 measurement you will need to do the same here)

R : 4 - 1 hdc in each st, ch1 turn (20sc)

R : 5-8 - repeat R : 4
For a larger Dog make Repeat R : 4 for more length.)

R : 9 - St tog 1st 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each st, except the last 2 hdc, st,
st tog the last 2 hdc, ch1, turn (18hdc)

R : 11-12 - Repeat R : 9, Tie off weave the end in after R : 12.

Lacy Neck Trim-
R: 13 -With C2, Slst around the neck of the Bib, join to 1st slst

R : 14 - *ch 3, sk next slst, slst in the next slst*
Repeat From * to * around neck, join to 1st slst, tie off, weave in your ends.

Lacy Bib Trim -
R: 14 - Join C2, to the back left corner of the neck band,
sc evenly across the back and around bib, join to the 1st sc.

R: 15 - *ch 3, sk next sc, slst in the next sc*
Repeat From * to * around neck, join to 1st sc, tie off, weave in your ends.
Bow -
R : 1 - With C2, Ch 10, 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch across,
 ch1, turn (sc)

R : 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

R : 3- 6  - Repeat R : 2, tie off leaving a 10 inch tail of yarn.
Wrap several times around the center of the bow tie, 
and tie snuggly. Attach to Bib.
Now the Girls have a fancy and comfortable 
Dog Bib to wear!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tuxedo Dog Bib Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Tuxedo Dog Big Crochet Pattern
Easily Adjusts to all size dogs and pets.

The perfect solution for when you want to dress up 
your pooch or pet, and not wrestle them to the floor, 
or wiggly them into a sweater
 or outfit that is uncomfortable.
The Dog Bib Slides right on over their collar,
 fits comfortably and is machine washable.

And They will not hate you, for making
 them wear it!

See The video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK


Tuxedo Dog Bib Crochet Pattern
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill : Easy

Materials:
Hook: H
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4) White - C1, Black - C2

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Stitch (st)
Together (tog)

Size: 9 inch dog neck
3 chs = 1 inch

Notes:
 Ch1 does not count as a st.
 Join with a SL st

Bib Pattern:
R : 1 - Ch 30 With C1, Sc in each chain, join in a circle with a slip st, and ch 1(30sc)

For a 9 inch, 3 X 9 =27 + 3 chs = 30)
You will need to + or - chs for your dogs neck measurement).

R : 2 - 1 sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, *1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc*,
 repeat from * around, join, ch 1.(40 sc)

R : 3 - 1 hdc in first 20 sts, ch1, turn (20hdc)
( this half way around, if you added or subtracted stitches for your dogs neck
 measurement you will need to do the same here)

R : 4 - 1 hdc in each st, ch1 turn (20sc)

R : 5-8 - repeat R : 4
For a larger Dog make Repeat R : 4 for more length.)

R : 9 - St tog 1st 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each st, except the last 2 hdc, st,
st tog the last 2 hdc, ch1, turn (18hdc)

R : 11-12 - Repeat R : 9, Tie off weave the end in after R : 12.


Collar:
 Attach C1, to the top of the collar, even with the main part of the bib. 
 ( 7 sc for 10 inch neck, you will need to adjust for 
your dogs neck measurement) at the front of the bib, ch 1 turn

R : 2 - 1 dc in first  2 sts, 1 hdc,  4 sc back to the end, ch1, turn

R : 3  - 4 sc, 2 hdc, 1 dc, tie off, Repeat for the other side of the collar.

Repeat R :1 - R : 4 on the other side.


Button Tab:
R : 1 - With C2, Ch 15, 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in remaining chs (14 sc)

R : 2 - 1 sc in each sc , tie off. Place on the front of the Bib down the 
center and sew in place.

Buttons: Make 2 or more

With C2, Make French knot for buttons down the front of the Tab.

Trim:
With C2, attach yarn to the bottom center of the back of the collar band, 
sc around collar band, down the side and around the bottom, then back
 up the other side, and back to the center of the collar band, tie off, weave end in.

Bowtie:
R : 1 - With black yarn,  Ch 10, 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch across,
 ch1, turn (sc)

R : 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn
R : 3- 6  - Repeat R : 2, tie off leaving a 10 inch tail of yarn.
Wrap several times around the center of the bow tie, 
and tie snuggly. Attach to Bib in the center of the collar.

Front and Side View
Maximo looks very elegant and 
Classy in his Tuxedo Bib!

Monday, July 3, 2017

July Ruby Crochet Square | Posh Pooch Designs

July Ruby 6 Inch Square Crochet Pattern
This is the 7th month, and our 7th Crochet Square
 for our Crochet A Long.
This Month's Square is 3 colors to represent the 
3 colors of the American Flag, with the ruby
 for the birthstone represented in 
the center of the Square.


See The Video on Youtube Channel
 at this Link

July Ruby Afghan Crochet Square Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H / 5.0 mm
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) Red heart Super Saver Red - C1
                                    Blue - C2     White - C3
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Space (sp)
Skip (sk)
Change to (chg to)

Notes:
Ch1 counts as sc
Ch2 Counts as hdc
Rounds are joined with a slst

Size: 6 inch Square

R: 1 – Ch 5, join in a circle, ch1, 12 sc in the circle, join to the 1st sc. (12 sc)
( pic 1 and 2)

R: 2 – *Ch 5, sk 2 sc, 1 sc in the next sc*
Repeat from * to * 3 times, join to 1st sc. (4 sets of ch5, sc)
(pic 3)

R: 2 -*1 sc in the next sc, ch 5, 1 sc in the 1 next ch 5 sp, ch5*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to 1st sc. (8 sets of sc, ch5)
(pic 4)

The numbers on the pictures are NOT Row number, but picture numbers.

R: 4 – Slst in the next ch 5 loop, 2 sc, ch2, ch1, 2sc in that loop,
ch2, 2 sc in the next loop,
*2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc, in the next ch 5 loop, ch 2, 2 sc in the next ch 5 loop, ch 2*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to the 1st sc. (4 corners and 4 sides)
(Pic 5)

R: 5 –Chg to C2, Slst in the next ch2 sp, 2 sc, ch2, 2sc in 1st ch2 sp,
ch2, 2 sc in the next 2 ch 2 sps,
*2sc, ch2, 2sc, in the next ch2 sp, ch 2, 2sc in the next 2 ch2 sps, ch2*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to the 1st sc. (4 corners and 4 sides)
(pic 6)

R: 6 - Slst in the next ch 2 sp, ch1, *2 sc, ch2, 2sc in 1st ch2 sp, ch 2,
2 sc between the 1st 2 sc of R: 4, ch2, 2sc between the next 2 sc of R: 4, Ch 2,
2 sc between the next 2 sc of R: 4, ch2*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to 1st sc.
(pic 7)

R: 7 – Chg to C3, Slst in the next ch 2 sp, ch1,
*2 sc, ch2, 2sc in 1st ch2 sp, ch 2, then 2 sc, ch 2 in the next 4 ch2 spaces*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to 1st sc.
(pic 8)

                    The numbers on the pictures are NOT Row number, but picture numbers.

R: 8 – Chg to C1, Slst in the next ch 2 sp, ch1
*2 sc, ch2, 2sc in 1st ch2 sp, ch 2, then 2 sc, ch 2 in the next 5 ch2 spaces*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to 1st sc. Tie off, and weave in your ends.
(pic 9)


                   The numbers on the pictures are NOT Row number, but picture numbers.

Click on this LINK For the previous month's 
Free Crochet Square patterns.
(remember to scroll down the page)


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