Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Apple Coaster Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

School is starting and Falling is coming soon!
 That means APPLES!
Apples for the Teacher and Apples to eat!
Apple Pie, Apple Sauce, 
Apple Butter and Apple Cider!
YUM!
These Apple Coasters can be stitched up in 
Cotton yarn also, if you prefer.
They make a perfect applique for a book bag,
 back pack or sweater.



See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at this LINK

Apple Coaster Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites 

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H/ 5MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) Red, Brown, Green (small amount of each)
Yarn Needle

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

Size: 4 ½ X 4 inches

Notes:
Rounds are joined with a slst
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet

Pattern:
R: 1 – Ch 4, 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, join, ch 3 (10dc)

R: 2 – 1 dc in the same stitch as the ch3, 2 dc in each sc around, join, ch 3 (20dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in the same stitch as the ch3, 2 dc in each sc around, join, ch 3 (40dc)

R: 4 – 1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2hdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st,
 2 hdc in the next st,
1 sc in the next 10 sc, 2dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 3, 
2dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 3 sts.
2 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the 10 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, 
2 dc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st,
1 sc in the last 2 sts, join to 1st sc, tie off weave in your ends.
(2sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 2dc, 10sc, 2dc,  3sc,  2dc,
3sc, 2dc, 10sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, 2sc  = 40 sts)

Stem: Attach brown yarn to the center sc on the top of the apple, 
ch 5, slst in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in the next 3 chs,
 join to the 1st ch, tie off weave in your end. (4sc)


Leaf: With Green yarn, ch 8, Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 hdc in the next ch, dc in the next 2 chs, hdc in the next ch, 
sc in the next ch, slst in the last ch, tie off weave in your ends,
 sew to the top of the apple.
(sc, hdc, 2dc, hdc, sc, slst)


This makes a great Teacher Gift to start the year outright, 
or an end of year gift to say you appreciate 
your children's teachers.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Live Video - How to Read a Yarn Label Part 1 | Posh Pooch Designs

"Live With Sara" 
of
Today we are discussing
"How to Read A Yarn Label  - Part 1"
Understanding the Basic information.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK


 We are going to be using The Red heart Ombre Yarn
 Label as our example.
Ounces,Yards, Millimeters.
Information for the Pattern on the other side of the label.
 The Scan Label:
 Yarn Color and Dye Lot

It even tells you how to pull the beginning yarn out to
 get started with your project.
Pattern on the back of the Label

NEXT WEEK:
How To Read a Yarn Label Part 2
What do those Symbols mean?

What's New At Posh Pooch Designs

Loopy Flower Free Crochet Pattern,
Photo Tutorial and Video - LINK

Amazing Stripes Poncho
 Free Crochet Pattern, Photo Tutorial
 and Video - LINK


Apple Coaster - Free Crochet Pattern and Video
Coming Soon

See Ya Next Week

Monday, August 14, 2017

Amazing Stripes Poncho Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


This is the perfect poncho for wearing over a swimsuit or tank top.
Over a Sundress, gown or blouse. A Great addition to any outfit for any season.


The Amazing Stripes Poncho is made using Red Heart Super Saver Stripes in Latte.
But any Worsted Weight (4) yarn can be used.

The Amazing Poncho I am wearing is made From I Love This Yarn - Neon Colors. And the one behind me is made using The Red Heart Americana.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
At This LINK

Amazing Stripes Poncho Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach
Please Add This Pattrn to Your Ravelry Favorites


Skill: Easy

Materials;
 Hook: J
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) 7 oz. 
            I used Red Heart Super Saver Stripes - Latte
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)

Special Stitch: Shell Stitch ( 2dc, ch2, 2dc)

Notes: This poncho is a 1 size fits most,
The neck drape is approximately 40 inches
3 chains = 1 inch 

Pattern -
R: 1 - Ch 131, join in a circle with a slst.
1 sc in each ch, join to 1st sc. 

Be careful not to twist your chain.

R: 2 - ch3, 1 dc, ch2, 2 dc in the 1st ch, sk 2 chs, ch1, 
1 dc in the next ch, sk 2 chs, 
*2dc, ch 2, 2dc in the next ch,(shell st)  sk 2 chs, ch1,
1 dc in the next ch, skip 2 chs, ch1*

(24 shells, 24 dc - This will remain the same throughout the project-
The increase is made by adding more chs between the shells, and dc)

Repeat from * to * around, join to top, ch3
slst in the next dc, slst in the ch2 sp.


R: 3 - ch3, 1 dc, ch2, 2 dc in the 1st ch2 sp, sk 2 chs, ch2,
1 dc in the next dc, sk 2 ch2, 
*2dc, ch 2,dc in the center of the next shell st, ch 2,
1 dc in next dc, ch2 *

Repeat from * to * around, join to top ch3.
 slst in the next dc, slst in the ch2 sp.

R: 4 - 5 - Repeat R: 3


R: 6 - ch3, 1 dc, ch2, 2 dc in the 1st ch2 sp, sk 2 chs, ch3,
1 dc in the next dc, sk 2 ch3, 
*2dc, Ch 2, dc in the center of the next shell st, ch 3,
1 dc in next dc, ch3 *

Repeat from * to * around, join to top ch3.
 slst in the next dc, slst in the ch2 sp.

R: 7 - 8 - Repeat R: 6


 R: 9 - ch3, 1 dc, ch2, 2 dc in the 1st ch2 sp, sk 2 chs, ch4,
1 dc in the next dc, sk 2 ch4, 
*2dc, ch 2, dc in the center of the next shell st, ch 4,
1 dc in next dc, ch4 *

Repeat from * to * around, join to top ch3.
 slst in the next dc, slst in the ch2 sp.

R: 10  - 11 -  Repeat R: 9 

R : 12 - ch3, 1 dc, ch2, 2 dc in the 1st ch2 sp, sk 2 chs, ch5,
1 dc in the next dc, sk 2 ch5, 
*2dc, ch 2,dc in the center of the next shell st, ch 5,
1 dc in next dc, ch5 *

Repeat from * to * around, join to top ch3.
 slst in the next dc, slst in the ch2 sp.

R: 13 - 14 -  Repeat R: 12

If you would like your poncho longer,
Continue to Repeat R: 12 until desired length.
Tie off and weave in your end.

The Crochet Pattern For The loopy Flower is at this LINK:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Loopy Flower Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs






The Loopy Flower is great as a applique

 on a scarf, vest, dress, hat, headband, bag,

 cowl or dog sweater.  Place it in a Flower 

arrangement or add a magnet

 for the refrigerator.


See The Video on my Youtube Channel




Loopy Flower Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Please, add this crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
 Crochet Hook: H/5MM
Yarn -Any Worsted Weight (4) (WW-4)
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Front loop Only (flo)
Back Loop Only (blo)

Size: 3.5 inches

Loopy Flower -
R : 1 -  Ch 4, form a ring, 10sc in the ring, join with a slst.  (10sc)
(Chain ring, joined and ch10)

R: 2 - *ch 10, sl st in the FRONT LOOP of the next st*,
Repeat From * to * 9 times for 10 petals. (10 loopy petals)


R: 3 - Working in the BACK LOOPS of R : 1,
*1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next sc*, Repeat From * to *, join with a sl st (15 sc)

R: 4 - *ch 10, sl st in the FRONT LOOP of the next st*,
Repeat From * to * 11 times for 15 petals. (15 loopy Petals)

To make the flower bigger Repeat R: 3 and R: 4, alternating, till desired size.

These flowers are perfect on anything,
 to add a touch of fun!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Live Video Chat - How To Annoy A Crocheter | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat With Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs 
Today's Video we are discussing a fun topic:
How To Annoy A Crocheter
(It's All in fun....sort of)

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at this LINK



1. When you are working on a Crochet
project and Someone asks you,
"What are you Knitting".


2. When you are working on a Crochet
project and someone walks up and says,
"Since your not doing anything, can you do something for me."
Maybe I am counting!
3. When someone says, 
"Can you Crochet This Dress For me, 
I will pay you $20.00".
Seriously!
4. Asking Questions about a pattern, 
When the answers to the Questions are 
clearly stated in the pattern or listing.
Did you actually read the pattern,
 or watch the video?

Don't Get Annoyed, Educate! 

Whats New This Week at Posh Pooch Designs

August Peridot Crochet Square
Free Crochet Pattern, Photo Tutorial and 
Video - LINK

Pennant Dog Bandanna
Free Crochet Pattern and 
  - LINK

Amazing Poncho
Free Crochet Pattern and 
Video coming soon - LINK
See you next Tuesday!

Monday, August 7, 2017

August Peridot Crochet Square Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs



August Peridot Crochet Square Crochet Pattern
For Our year long, 
Monthly Crochet A Long. 


To See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 Click This LINK

August Peridot Crochet Square Crochet Pattern
Please add this Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H/ 5MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) Red Heart Super Saver (I used mint green)
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitches (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)

Size: 6 inch

Pattern Notes:
Ch 1 does not count as a sc
Ch3 counts as a dc
Rounds are joined with a slst

R: 1- ch 5, join in a circle, 8 sc in the circle, join to 1st sc, (8sc)

R: 2 – ch3, 1 dc in the same sc as ch3, *2 dc in next sc*
Repeat from * to *, join to top of ch3. (16 dc)


R: 3 – Ch3, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 fpdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st*,
Repeat From * to * around, join to top of ch3. (24 sts)

R: 4 – slst to the sp between the 1st 2 dc, *2dc, ch2,
 2dc in the 1st sp between the 1st 2 dc then ch2, sk the fpdc, 
then dc, ch2, dc in the sp between the next 2 dc, ch2*
Repeat From * to* 3 more times, join to 1st ch3.
(4 corners of 2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, and 4 sides of 1dc, ch2, dc, ch2)

R: 5 –Slst to 1st corner, *2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch3 in the 1st corner,
 then dc, ch2, dc, ch3 in the ch 2 sp between the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to 1st dc
(4 corners of 2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch3, and 4 sides of 1dc, ch2, dc, ch3)

R: 6 – Slst to the 1st corner, *3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the corner,
Then, 3dc, ch2 in the 2 ch3 sps*
Repeat From * to *, join to 1st dc
(4 corners of 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, and 4 sides of 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2)

R: 7 – slst to 1st corner, 2sc, *ch2, 2sc in the 1st corner,
1sc in the next 3dc,
2sc in the next ch2 sp, 1sc in the next 3dc, 2sc in the next ch2 sp, 
1sc in the next 3dc,
 2sc in the next ch2 sp, 1sc in the next 3dc*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to 1st sc, tie off and weave in your end.
(4 corners of 2sc, ch2, 2sc, 4 Sides of 1 sc in each ch and dc across)

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