Saturday, January 20, 2018

Easy Polymer Clay Project Blogs and Videos | Posh Pooch Designs

Easy Polymer Clay Project Blogs
 and Videos 
By Sara Sach of 
Have you tried Polymer Clay?
It's a lot of fun and there are many 
"Crochet and Yarn related"
projects you can do. 
And these are all very easy. 
Just click the name of the project and 
it will take you to blog where the 
project and video is found.













Now Go get some Polymer Clay and get 
started on some of these fun and easy projects.
I Love it when I can combine 2 of my favorite crafts!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Bobble Head Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Bobble Head Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach  
Need a Fun and Fancy way to keep those ears warm 
in all the cold and snowy weather?
?
Make one or a bunch of these ear warmers.
You can stitch one of these up in less then an hour.
No need of any buttons or ties. And comfortable to wear.
They are easy to adjust to any size head
because it is basically a tube.
But don't make it too big, remember yarn is stretchy.


See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 At This LINK


Bobble Head Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.00MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 3 oz.
            I used Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn Needle

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

Special Stitches:
Bobble Stitch (bbst) – wrap yarn over hook twice, pull up loop through the next st,
(4 loops on the hook)
Yo, go through 1st 2 loops, yo, go through next 2 loop, leave last 2 loops on hoop.

Wrap yarn over hook twice, pull up loop through the next st,
(5 loops on the hook)
Yo, go through 1st 2 loops, yo, go through next 2 loop, leave last 3 loops on hoop.

wrap yarn over hook twice, pull up loop through the next st,
(6 loops on the hook)
Yo, go through 1st 2 loops, yo, go through next 2 loop,
Yo , and go through all 4 loops

Size: 5 X 20 Inches
2 rows or repeats =1 inch

Notes:
Ch 1 does not count as a Stitch.
Ch 3 does count as a st.

R: 1 – Ch 17, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, (1st 3 chs count as a dc)
1 dc in each ch across, turn. (15dc)

R: 2 – Ch1, *1 sc in the next 3 dc, bbst (see special stitches above) in the next dc*,
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, 1 sc in the last 3 dc, turn. (12sc, 3bbst)

R: 3 – Ch3, 1 dc in each st across, turn. (15dc)

R: 4 – Ch1, 1sc in the 1st dc, bbst in the next dc, *1 sc in the next 3 dc, bbst in the next dc*,
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, 1 sc in the last dc, turn. (11sc, 4 bbst)

R: 5- Ch3, 1 dc in each st across, turn. (15dc)

R: 6 – R: 40 – Continue to Repeat R: 2- R: 5

Place the ends together, right side out, without twisting and sc them together.
Tie off and weave in your ends.
Want a Making Scarf?
The Ear Warmer is 5 inches wide, 
So crochet as many rows as you like for
 a Scarf or Cowl. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sock Monkey Baby Bib Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Sock Monkey Baby Bib Crochet Pattern
I have always loved Sock Monkeys
Just looking at their silly faces makes me
 want to smile!
This pattern has been re-tested, re-edited, and has new photos.
 And We filmed a  brand New Video,
Just for you.
These bibs are adorable and are great as bibs, but also to add a some fun to any outfit.

See The Video On my Youtube Channel
at This LINK



Sock Monkey Baby Bib Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H / 5.00MM
Yarn needle
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4) I Used Vanna's Choice-Taupe mist for monkey brown (C1) 2oz)
           1 oz. each of Red, (C2) White (C3) & Black (C4) any Worsted Weight yarn

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Half Double Crochet Decrease (hdc dec)

Bib Size: approximately 10 X 10 inches, not counting the length of the ties.

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a st.
When changing color, chain 1 after the color change.

Pattern:
R: 1 - With C1, Ch 18, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in the next 16 chs, ch1, turn
(17hdc)

R: 2 - 2 hdc in the 1st hdc, 1 hdc in the next 15 hdc, 2 hdc in the last hdc, ch1, turn
(19hdc)

R: 3 - 2 hdc in the first hdc, 1 hdc in the next 17 hdc, 2 hdc in the last hdc, ch1, turn
(21 hdc)

R: 4 -1 hdc in each hdc, ch1, turn (21hdc)

R: 5 – R: 10 - Repeat R: 4

R: 11 - Change to C2, ch1, 1 sc in each hdc across, turn (21sc)

R: 12 - Change to C3, ch1, 1 hdc in each sc across, ch1, turn (21hdc)

R: 13 - 1 hdc in each hdc, ch1, turn

R: 14 - 1 hdc dec (st 2 hdc together) 19 hdc, 1 hdc dec with the lst 2 sts, ch 1 turn
(19hdc)

R: 15 - 1 hdc dec, 15hdc, 1 hdc dec, ch1, turn
(17hdc)

R : 16 -  Ch 25, turn, 1 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each ch,
1 hdc in each hdc across,  Ch 25, turn, 1 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each ch, 
1 hdc in each hdc across top of bib, slst in the last st, tie off weave in your ends.


Ears: make 2
With C1, ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in a circle, ch1, (6sc)
2sc in each sc around, join and tie off leave a 18 inch tail of yarn for sewing onto bib. (12sc)
Place one on each the side of the head and sew on  with tail of yarn and needle.

Eyes: make 2
With black yarn, ch 2 in the 2nd ch from the end make 8 sc, join, 
tie off leaving about an 18 inch tail of yarn.
making sure to close the hole in the center of the eye. 
Place on the front of the face and sew in place with the tail of yarn.

Mouth:
With Red, ch 9, 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 7 chs, 
turn down the opposite side of the ch, 1 sc in next 8 chs,  join.  (16sc)

Change to white yarn,  2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc in the next 6 sc and 2 sc in the last sc,
 2c in the next sc, 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in the last sc, join and tie off leaving an 18 inch tail of yarn.
 Place on the front of the monkey and sew in place. (20sc)

Pom pom :
With Red yarn, Wrap around your three middle fingers about 30 or 35 times. 
Cut an 12 inch piece of matching yarn, and slip it through all the loops and tie very tightly.

Clip all the loops and trim evenly. Use the two long yarn pieces to secure to front of Bib.

 Sock Monkeys are fun!
I have more fun Sock Monkey Patterns
 and Videos to come!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dress Up Your Dog Day Cowl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


 It's Dress Up Your Dog Day
WE Take this Day seriously at
So I designed a dressy, easy, and warm Dog Cowl 
that can be adjusted for any size dog or Pet.
I recently designed the
from Red hearts new yarn, Chic Sheep By Marly Bird,
and I had a little left over. So I used up the left over
 on this Cowl for my pooches.

See The Video On my Youtube Channel At This LINK

Dress Up Your Dog Day Cowl Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00 MM
Yarn - Any Med or Worsted weight (4) 
                     2 colors of Your choice, I used (C1- pink, C2- purple)
Yarn Needle
Tape Measure

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Chang to (chgto)

Notes:
ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
Ch 2 Counts as a Half Double Crochet
Ch 3 counts as a Double Crochet
Ch 4 Counts as a Triple Crochet
Rows are Joined with a Slip Stitch

Size: Adjustable For any Size Dog
3 Chains = 1 inch


R: 1 - With C1, Ch 36 for a 12 inch neck, Join in a circle,
1 dc in each ch around, join. 

( 36 dc count of sts will be the same for each rows)

R: 2 - Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc, join, 

R: 3 - Chgto C2, ( do not cute your C1 yarn, trail it up the inside of the cowl)
ch 2, *1 tr in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, Join.

R: 4 - Chgto C1, ch 4, *1 hdc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, Join.

R: 5 - Repeat R: 3

R: 6 - Repeat R: 4

If you would like the Cowl longer continue to Repeat R: 3 and R:4, 
alternating rows.

R: 7 - Chgto C2, Ch1, 1 sc in each st, join

R: 8 - Ch 3, 1 dc in each st, join, tie off, weave in your ends.



Tie: Ch 30 or more for larger dogs, wrap around cowl and tie a bow.
Be sure to not let the ties hang too long. You do not want them getting 
caught in toes or teeth.
Rosie and Maximo are ready for
Dress up your Dog day.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Live Video - What Type Of Yarn Is This? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara Sach of

Today's Topic,
"What Type Of Yarn Is This?

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

"I was given some yarn and I can not tell what kind of yarn it is. Is there a way to do that?

Look and Compare - The very first thing to do is give
 it a good look. Compare it to yarns you are familiar with. 
Is it thin, fuzzy or rough? 
You might even try, "Asking a fellow Yarnie." 
If You Still Can't figure it out, here are some things 
you can do.


1. Try to Figure out the Weight or thickness of the yarn
using WPI or the wrap method.

WPI is Wraps Per Inch. 
"It is used to determine the thickness of Yarn.
It's important to know this, especially when you have a skein or ball of yarn without it's wrapper."

We discussed this on a recent blog - Click this Link
This will also help you identify the yarn.

2. Soak and Smell it - 
Cut off about a 12 inch piece of the yarn and soak it in really hot water for a few minutes. Now Smell the yarn.
If it smells like your pooch after playing in the water is is probably a animal fiber like Wool or Alpaca.

There will be not change for Acrylic yarn, And Cotton Yarn will soak up the water and get Puffy.

3. Rub It in your hands - If it begins to mat or felt, it is wool not acrylic. If its acrylic, the fibers will probably start to unwind. Cotton might unwind some, but very little change.

4. - Pull the yarn fibers apart- Pull the fibers apart and look at them closely. Wool will be fuzzy and slightly nubby.
Acrylic will be a little sticky, and Cotton will come apart easily.

5. Iron it - Set your iron medium. Run the iron across the piece of yarn. If it is Wool is might smell bad, but should not burn. 
Acrylic will melt very easily.

Cotton will not burn and that is why it is a good choice for hot pads and things for the kitchen. 

If you are still unable to identify the yarn, take it to your local yarn store and ask for help.

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With all the Changes Facebook is making, 
Join my Group PPD Puppy Love Crochet
Then you will never miss a new pattern or Video.
Click this LINK, and ask to join.
 It is closed to keep out spammers.

What's New This Week At 

Lisa Ann Cowl and Ear Warmer Set
Free Crochet Pattern, Photo Tutorial 
and Video : LINK

Bunny Washcloth Free Crochet Pattern and 
Video : LINK

Dress UP Your Dog Day Cowl
Free Crochet Pattern and Video : LINK

Sock Monkey Bib Free Crochet Pattern
and Video - LINK

See you next week!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The "Lisa Ann Cowl And Ear Warmer Set" And A "Chic Sheep Yarn" Review | Posh Pooch Designs

The "Lisa Ann Cowl And Ear Warmer Set" 
And A
 "Chic Sheep Yarn By Marly Bird" Review
Red Heart Yarns just sent me a package of their Brand 
New Yarn, Chic Sheep Yarn By Marly Bird.
I was so excited when I opened up the package.

Now Put aside everything you have ever thought about
 scratchy, itchy, fuzzy and stiff Real Wool Yarn.
This yarn is the Very Opposite of that.
The Yarn is the softest Moreno Wool you will ever 
stitch with, whether you crochet or knit.
 You will absolutely love this yarn.
It is soft and smooth. It has a soft shimmer to it and 
it slides wonderfully across my crochet hook.
It comes in 24 amazing colors.
Look at Them out Here: Chic Sheep Yarn By Marly Bird
All The colors a bright, vibrant and blend with 
each other perfectly.
Here Are The Specks:
100% Mercerized Moreno Wool
3.50 Oz (100 g) 186 yards (170 m)
Crochet Hook H / 5.00MM
Knitting Needles US H8 /5mm
Yarn Weight - Med. 4
Washing-Machine Wash Cold, gentle Cycle
What? It's Washable? YES!
Dry Flat, Do not Iron
or you can have it  Dry Cleaned
Now Let Me Show you what I designed with this
 Super Cool yarn.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel At This LINK


Lisa Ann Cowl And Ear Warmer Set Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Intermediate
I put this Pattern at Intermediate because of the
Front Post and Foundation Stitches.


Materials:
Crochet Hook - I/ 5.50MM
                         (I chose to design with the I Crochet hook for looser stitch)
Yarn - Chic Sheep Yarn Red Heart by Marly Bird
            C1 - Sterling (5 oz)
            C2 - (4oz) Vineyard
            C3 - (4oz) Fairy Tale
Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)
Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)
Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)
Change to (chgto)

Size: 
Ear Warmer - 20 X 4 inches
Cowl - 40 X 8 inches

Gauge: 3 chains = 1 inch
To adjust size the repeat is 4 chs

Notes:
Ch 3 counts, at ends of rounds, as a double Crochet.
Ch1, at ends of rounds, does not count as a st
Rounds are joined with a Slip Stitch

For Both The Cowl and The Ear Warmer:

R: 1 – With C1, 160 FDC for Cowl
                            80 FDC For Ear Warmer
Join in a circle, ch 3 (160, 80 sts)

Make sure you begin with a 10 inch tail of yarn.
You will have a small gap at the bottom of the join,
We will fix that at the end.

R: 2 – ch3 counts as 1 dc, dc in the next 2 sts, FPDC in the next dc,
*1 dc in the next 3 sts, FPDC in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch1 (160, 80 sts)

The Stitch counts will remain the same for the rest of the project.

R: 3 – sc in 1st FPDC, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, sc in the next FPDC
*ch3, skip the next 3 dc, sc in the next FPDC*
Repeat From * to * around, join.

Make sure you place your sc in the FPDC of the previous round.

R: 4 – Chgto C2, ch1, sc in the 1st sc, 2dc, ch1, 2dc in the 1st ch3 sp,
*sc in the next sc, 2dc, ch1, 2dc in the next ch3 sp*
Repeat From * to * around, join.

R: 5 – Chgto C1, Ch3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc in the 1st sc,
2 sc in the ch1 sp between the next 2 dc,
*2 dc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next ch1 sp*
Repeat From * to * around, join

R: 6 – 1 Sc in between the 1st 2 dc, ch 3,
*Sc between the next 2 dc, ch 3*
Repeat From * to * around, join.

R: 7 - Chgto C3, ch1, sc in the 1st sc, 2dc, ch1, 2dc in the 1st ch3 sp,
*sc in the next sc, 2dc, ch1, 2dc in the next ch3 sp*
Repeat From * to * around, join.

R: 8 - Chgto C1, Ch3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc in the 1st sc,
2 sc in the ch1 sp between the next 2 dc,
*2 dc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next ch1 sp*
Repeat From * to * around, join

R: 9 - 1 Sc in between the 1st 2 dc, ch 3,
*Sc between the next 2 dc, ch 3*
Repeat From * to * around, join.

For Ear Warmer Repeat R:4 – R: 9,  1 more time
For Cowl Repeat R:4 – R: 9, 2 more time

R: 10 –  Ch3, 3 dc in the 1st ch3 sp,
*1 dc in the next sc, 3 dc in the next ch3 sp*
Repeat From * to * around, join ch3

R: 11 – Ch 3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, FPDC in the next dc,
*1 dc in the next 3 dc, 1 FPDC in the next dc*
 Repeat From * to * around, join, tie off, Weave in your end.
Use the 10 inch tail of yarn we started with to close the gap,
from where we joined the first round.

This Set is made With Red Heart Shimmer Yarn in 2 colors.
It was the original test for the set.

This Cowl and Ear Warmer  Set is dedicated to my 
Precious Sister Lisa Ann.
She Spent her whole life loving and caring for people.
And Pink was her favorite Color. 
This yarn reminds me of her because she was both soft and Strong!
She is greatly Loved and Missed.