Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Live Video Chat With Sara - Is It A Cowl, A Scarf, An infinity Scarf or A Mobius Cowl? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat With Sara Sach 
of Posh Pooch Designs

See The Live Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Is It A Cowl, a Scarf,  An infinity Scarf
 or Mobius Cowl?
Are you as Confused as I am?
Okay, let me see if We can Figure it out.

A Cowl is: 
A loose fitting Hood, that is worn around
 the neck and can be pulled up on the head
 as a hood. Basically a scarf stitched in a tube,
 that can be slipped over your head, and hangs around your neck loosely.
Crimson and Cream Slouchy Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

An Infinity Scarf is:
A large looped scarf that is connected in a 
circle or loop. It can very long and warn 
many ways. It can wrapped about the neck
 several times, wrapped around the waist,
 or hanging freely around the shoulders. 
Mentor Chunky Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

An Infinity Cowl is:
The Same as the Infinity Scarf only much 
shorter, and usually only hung on the neck. 
Keeps your neck toasty in cold windy weather.

Christmas Cowl of Leftovers Free Crochet Pattern

A Mobius Scarf is:
A Mobius Scarf is similar to both, 
but has a Twist worked into the design. 
It can be long or short, thick or thin. 
What makes it the Mobius is the
 worked in twist.
Mobius Scarf - The Scarf With a Twist

What's new This Week At

How I make Polymer Clay handles For My Crochet Hooks

Conversations Heart Dog Collar
 or Bracelet for you

Happy Hearts Headband
Free Crochet Patterns
The Videos Coming soon. 

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Healing Butterfly Chunky Cowl | Posh Pooch Designs

The Healing Butterfly Chunky Cowl is a cowl I designed for Thyroid Awareness month, Which is January. 
The colors represent the Teal, Pink and Purple 
of the Thyroid Awareness Ribbon.
This is now my favorite Cowl to wear.
 I love the bright colors of the yarn.
The Brand of yarn is First Love by Yarn Bee
 made by Hobby Lobby.
 The color is called Pink Teal Multi.
It is a chunky (5) yarn, and although it is chunky,
 it is not heavy. And Very comfortable to wear.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at this LINK

Healing Butterfly Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern 
by Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Crochet Hook: K
Yarn: Chunk (5) 10 oz. 396 yards
           I used Yarn bee/ First Love (Pink Teal Multi) 2 skeins
Yarn Needle
1 Button: 2 inch

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)

15 inches wide X 40 inches long

Ch3 counts as a dc at beginning rows.

R: 1 – Ch 51, 1dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, (1st 3 chs count as a dc)
dc in each ch across, Turn.  (49dc)

R: 2 – 1 Dc in each dc, Turn (49dc)

R: 3 – Ch3, 1 dc in the next 7 dc,
*Ch7, sk the next 7 dc, 1 dc in the next 7dc*
Repeat From * to * 2 times, turn
(7dc, 7chs, 7dc, 7chs, 7dc, 7ch, 7dc = 49 sts)

R: 4 – Ch3, 1 dc in the 1st 7dc, *ch 7, 1 dc in the next 7 dc*,
Repeat From * to * 2 times, turn
 (7dc, 7chs, 7dc, 7chs, 7dc, 7chs, 7dc = 49 sts)

R: 5 – Repeat R: 4

R: 6 – Ch3, 1 dc in the 1st 7 dc,
 *ch3, 1dc working under the center of all 3 ch7’s of the 3 previous rows, ch 3*,
(Wrap your hook around all 3 ch5’s and crochet around them,
 this forms the butterfly)
1 dc in the next 7 dc, Repeat From * to * 2 more times, Turn

R: 7 – R: 9 – Repeat R: 4

R: 10 – Repeat R: 5

R: 11 – R : 58 - Repeat R : 6 – R: 9,  12 times.

R: 59 – Ch3, 1 dc in the 1st 7 dc, *1 dc in the next 3 chs, 1 dc in the sc,
 1 dc in the next 3 chs,
1 dc in the next 7 dc* Repeat From * to * 2 more times, Turn.

R: 30 – 1 dc in each dc, tie off.

Place the 2 ends of the Cowl together and sl st them closed.

Make a Chain about 70 chs. long. Wrap the chain around the cowl and tie a bow.
Sew the a button on top of the bow is desired.Centering it.
This Cowl is very soft and comforting to wear. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Crochet Questions and Techniques | Posh Pooch Designs

I get Crochet Questions almost everyday.
  I Have put together a Blog to answer some
 of the most asked questions. 
I have attached the link for the video,
 to help answer those questions.

Just Click the "Video Link" 
and it will take you to the video.

1. How to Tie off And Weave in Your Ends.

2. What is the Proper Way to hold a Crochet Hook.

3. How to Crochet on the Opposite or 
Other side of the Chain.

4. What are Loops and Posts and Bumps.

5. How to Crochet with More than One Strand of Yarn.

6. How to Block Your crochet projects.

7. What are Slip Knots and Slip Stitches

I have been Crocheting for many years, 
but am in no way an expert.
I wanted to pass on some techniques
 I have learned along the way.
If I do not know the answer to Your question,
 I will do my best to find you an answer.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Live Video Chat - How and When to " Single Crochet in the 2nd ch from the hook". | Posh Pooch Designs

Today's Video Chat  with Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs,

See the Live Video Chat on my Youtube Channel
 at this LINK

On Today's Video Chat we are discussing
"How and When to chain, single Crochet 
in the 2nd chain from the hook."

1. How to Single Crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook.
Let's say your pattern reads, 
"ch 9, turn, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
1 sc in each ch across. (8sc)

So you will chain 9 chs, next you will turn your work, 
you skip the 1st chain, and begin stitching in the next chain, 
which is the 2nd chain from the hook.

We do this because the 1st chain is acting as our turning chain.
A Turning Chain is just a chain  we do when stitching single Crochets in rows.
We stitch the row, then Turn and Ch1
This makes the rows turn nicely and smoothly

2. When to Single Crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook.

For most Patterns, you will use this method when stitching 
single crochet rows. Some  Beginning rounds as well.

3. When Not to Single Crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook.

As a rule, with most Amigurumi projects you will begin 
stitching in the first chain, because you are stitching in 
continuous rounds.

Sometimes a pattern designer will have you do some other method, so be sure to follow the directions given by the pattern designer.
If you have questions, be sure to ask the pattern designer.

What is new this week on Posh Pooch Designs
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video

My Temperature Scarf 
Free Crochet Pattern and Video

Super Scrubbie
We are re-filming the video - so be looking for that.

Coming Soon - The Chunky Healing Cowl
Free Crochet Pattern and Video

Monday, January 9, 2017

January Garnet Afghan Square Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

We are Starting a New "Crochet A Long".
I will release one 6 inch Square each Month Using
 the Month's Birthstone as inspiration.
Each Square will be a 6 inch Square that I design.
There will be a written pattern, Photo tutorial, as well as,
 a video to help you.

The First Square to be released is the 
January Garnet Square.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK

I have made a photo tutorial, for those
 who  prefer a written pattern.

January Garnet Afghan Square Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Crochet Hook H
Yarn -Worsted Weight (4) Red heart with Love - Garnet
Yarn needle

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Size: Approximately 6 inches

R: 1 - Ch 6, join ch in a circle

R: 2 -In the ch circle, *ch6, sc* Repeat from * to * 7 times.
( 8 ch6 loops)

R: 3 - *Sc, ch7, sc in the next loop* Repeat From * to * 7 times,
 join with a sl st to the 1st sc, (sc, ch7, sc = 8 loops)

R: 4 -Sl St in the next loop, ch3, 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc in that loop, ch1, 3 dc in the next loop,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc in the next loop, ch1, 3dc, ch1 in the next loop*
Repeat from * to * 2 more times, join with a sl st to the ch3,

R: 5 - Sl St in the next ch2 space, ch3, 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc in that ch2 sp, ch1,
 3 dc in the next 2 ch1 sps,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc in the next ch2 sp, ch1, 3dc, ch1 in the next 2 ch1 sps*
Repeat from * to * 2 more times, join with a sl st to the ch3, tie off.
 Weave in your ends.

You will probably want to block your Square - 
Click HERE to learn how to block.
Blocking will give you a more uniform and crisp square.
And Also make it easier to stitch them together.

Next Month's the Afghan Square will be
February Amethyst Square
Yay! Purple!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

January is Hypothyroidism Awareness Month, The Healing Butterfly Beanie | Posh Pooch Designs

January is Hypothyroidism Awareness Month.
 When the thyroid is not "working properly" it is called the
 "Broken Butterfly", because the thyroid
 is shaped like a butterfly.
The New Crochet Pattern Release is called 
The Healing Butterfly Beanie

I have designed this Butterfly Beanie Hat the colors of the 
Thyroid Awareness Ribbon.
Teal, Pink and Purple

It is a simple pattern all stitched with
 Half Double Crochet Stitches and Chains.
 And It is made with Worsted weight yarn.

You can find out information about the 
Thyroid Awareness Month at this LINK

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 

The Healing Butterfly Beanie Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Please add this to your Ravelry Favorites

 Skill: Easy

Crochet Hook – H
 Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 3 oz.
                I used teal – Main color, pink – Color 2, orchid – Color 3-
                I Love This yarn Brights / Hobby Lobby
Yarn Needle

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Together (tog)
Skip (sk)
Change (chg)

Size: 18-20 inches / Adult Hat

Ch1 does not count as a stitch.
Ch2 counts as a half Double Crochet.
Rounds are joined with a Slip stitch.
When changing colors, ch2 after the color change.

R: 1 – Starting with the Hatband – With MC
Ch 6, 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, ( 1st 2 chs count as a hdc)
Hdc in next 3 chs, Turn, ch1 (4hdc)

R: 2 -  1 hdc in each hdc, turn ch 1 (4hdc)

R: 3 – R: 52 – Repeat R: 2

To adjust the size of the band, 3 rows = 1 inch approximately.

Put the ends of the band together, hdc across with stitching the ends together.
 do not cut your yarn.

R: 53 – Working on the top of the band, ch 2, place 1 hdc in the
 top of each hdc row around,
Join to the ch2. (52hdc)

R: 54 –ch2, 1 hdc in the next 5 hdc, ch7, sk the next 7 hdc,
 join to the next hdc with a hdc, 1 hdc in each hdc around,
 join to the ch 2. (45 hdc, 7chs = 52sts)

Optional - Repeat R:54 for a bigger Butterfly.

R: 55 – Chg to C2 – Repeat R: 54

R: 56 – Chg to C3 – Repeat R: 54

Optional - Repeat R: 54 For a Bigger Butterfly

R: 57 - Chg to MN – ch2, 1 hdc in the next 5 hdc, ch3, 1 hdc going around all the chs, and stitchin i the 4 hdc of the skipped stitches on R:2 -(see pic below) Ch 3,
 join to the next hdc with a hdc, 1 hdc in each hdc around,
 join to the ch 2. (45 hdc+  (3 chs, 1 hdc, 3 chs) = 52sts)

R: 58 – ch2, 1 hdc in each hdc and in each ch around, join, (52 hdc)

R: 59 – Ch2, 1 hdc in each hdc, join. (52hdc)

R: 60 –R: 65 – Repeat R: 60

R: 66 – ch2, *st tog the next 2 hdc, 1 hdc in the next hdc*,
Repeat From * to * around, join,

R: 67 - Ch2, 1 hdc in each hdc, join.

R: 68 – Repeat R: 67

R: 69 – Repeat R: 68

R: 70 – Ch2, *st tog the next 2 hdc* Repeat From * to * around, join

R: 71 – Repeat R: 68, tie off leaving an 18 inch tail of yarn.

With the tail of yarn gather the hole at the top of the hat closed
 by stitching around the last row of stitches and sew securely. 
Weave in your ends.

Other Patterns I designed with
Thyroidism in mind
Click the Name of the Crochet Pattern, 
It is the link to take you to the free pattern.

Free Crochet Pattern and Video

The Healing Wrap Shawl

Chunky Healing Cowl 
Free Crochet Pattern and Video
Coming Soon

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Live Video Chat - Happy New Year 2017! | Posh Pooch Designs

Happy New Year 2017! 
From Sara, Maximo and Rosie

On Today's Video Chat,
 we are talking about our Plans for 2017!

We have so many fun things planned
And I am so excited to share them with you.
See the Live Video on my Youtube 
Channel at This LINK

We have started a A Year Long
 Crochet A Long
The Temperature Scarf
See the Blog about it HERE

We are doing a 6 inch Afghan/ Granny square 
each month, inspired by the Month's Birthstone. 
January  -  Garnet Square

We also have plans to re-film several of or videos
 on Youtube, as well, as many new videos
 of existing crochet Patterns.
 When I do this, the pattern gets re-tested and re-edited.
You can check out my Youtube Channel HERE
On My Youtube Channel You will find 4 types of Videos
1. Crochet Pattern Tutorials -
    These are Videos of my Crochet Patterns.
2. Videos to Answer Questions about my Patterns.
     These are videos that I try to answer questions
     that have been asked about my patterns.
3. Crochet Techniques  - 
    These are videos to demonstrate a certain technique or
    trick that I have learned and want to share with you. 
4. Live Videos - 
    I do a Live Video every Tuesday at 9:30 AM MST
   on my facebook business page - Posh Pooch Designs
I do want to address a few questions I received in the last few weeks concerning my Youtube Channel-

First Question, " Why do people give you a thumbs down (dislike)?

Answer: I really do not know. I do know that not everyone
 will like me or my style. I am OK with that. I want my Youtube channel to be different than what is already out there.

  Youtube does not differentiate between a "like" and a "dislike",
 it just sees it as interaction. So it is not hurting me in any way.

2nd Question: " How do I find the Crochet Pattern you are demonstrating in the video?"

Answer: All the Patterns being demonstrated will have a
 Link in the notes under the video demonstrating it. 
there is usually a "arrow" to click on to "show more",
 if you do not see it. You can also find them, here on my blog.
Use the tabs that at the top of this blog.

3rd Question: "Why was my Comment deleted?"

Answer: There are 2 basic reasons a Comment is deleted.

First- If  your comment contained any unkindness, bullying,
 or any negativity, it will be removed. 

Secondly- If your comment contained inappropriate language
 or curse words. Your comment will be removed.

Third- If the comment contains a link that Youtbe thinks is spam,
 it will not be shown till I approve it.

I have noticed that I will receive an email that says a comment
 was made, But then I go to the video and I do not see it.
 I do not know why.
To See A Video of 
"What is Happening on my You Tube Channel"
Click This LINK

I have many new Crochet Patterns
 "dancing around in my head", 
and am very excited to share these with you,
 through this new year!