Monday, February 19, 2018

Back To Crochet Basics - Lesson 4 - Learning To Double Crochet | Posh Pooch Designs

Back To Crochet Basics - Lesson 4 
With Sara Sach of



See The Video on my Youtube Channel At This LINK



We are  learning To stitch Double Crochet stitches 
 in Straight Rows, Ch3, Turn. Also learning about how and why to "measure as you go".
Building on what we have learned in Lessons 1-3.

Practice Builds Confidence!

What You Need:
Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight Yarn (4)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Tape Measure


Practice Project:
Double Crochet Headband

Skill: Beginner

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight Yarn (4)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Tape Measure

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

Size: 20 X 2 inches

Notes:
Ch3 counts as a dc
Ch1 Does not Count as a st

R: 1 - Ch 9, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
1 dc in the next 5 chs, turn, ch3 (7dc)

R: 2 -Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the next 6 dc, 
turn, ch3 (7dc)

R: 3 - R: 40  -  Repeat R: 2

Put the ends of the headband together and slst closed,
 tie off, weave in your ends.

Center Band -
R: 1 - Ch 7, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
1 sc in the next 5 chs,
turn, ch 1 (6sc)

R: 2 -1 sc in each sc, turn, ch1 (6sc)

Tie off leaving a 10 inch tail of yarn.
Wrap around the headband and 
sew in place using the tail of yarn.
These are perfect headbands for everyday.
Practice your stitches and make something useful.

Lessons 1-3 are at This LINK

Lesson 5 we will be learning how to
 Double Crochet in the round.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Snow Boarder Chunky Beanie | Posh Pooch Designs



Snow Boarder Chunky Beanie 
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach of

This crochet pattern is super quick to stitch up, and
 because it is made from chunky yarn, it is also, super warm.
And Don't Forget, Super Cute to wear.
Wear it like a slouchy hat, or Roll up the hat brim for 
a warm snow hat.
Make it With a Faux Fur Pom Pom or
A Fluffy Yarn Pom Pom
Both styles are adorable and
perfect for hitting the slops or playing in the snow.
The Faux Fur Pom pom adds a touch of fun.


See The Video On My Youtube Channel At This LINK


Snow Boarder Chunky Beanie Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – N -9.00MM
Yarn  - Bulky (6 or 7) I used Red Heart Grande Metallic ( 8.30 Oz)
            2 strands of WW (4) will work great as well.
Yarn Needle with large Eye
Faux Fur Pom Pom –
Learn to make A Faux Fur Pom pom at This LINK

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loop Only (BLO)

Size: Fits Youth to Adult ( 20-22 inch head)
1 row = 1.5 inches, 2 dc = 1 inch

Notes:
Ch1 Does not count as a St
Ch3 does Count as a Stitch

R: 1 – Ch19, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 2 chs,
1 dc in the next 15 chs, turn, ch3 (3 sc + 15 dc = 18 sts)

R: 2 – Working in the BLO, Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the next 14 dc, 1 sc in the next 3 sc, turn,
ch1 (15 dc + 3 sc = 18 sts)

R: 3 – Working in the BLO, 1 sc next 3 sc, 1 dc in next 15 dc, turn, ch3 (3sc + 15 dc = 18 sts)

R: 4 -  R: 17  - Repeat R: 2 and R: 3, alternating rows.

Place the sides of the hat together, with wrong sides out, slst closed.
Tie off leaving a 18 inch tail of yarn.

 With needle and the tail of yarn,
gather the hole in the top of the hat closed.
Tie securely.

Add a Pom pom.
The hat is a super fun and super warm.
 I wish I could ski so I could wear
 it to the ski slopes!
I guess I'll just wear it to walk the dogs.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Live Video - Winners and Loops of a Stitch | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara Sach of
Happy Valentines Day!

This weeks Live Video,
we are talking about the loops
 of a Stitch.
Front loop, Back look, Top loops.
Are you  feeling a little "Loopy".

See The Video on my Youtube Crochet
 Channel at This LINK

Let's Take a Look:The Loop closes to you is the front loop, the loop away from
 you is the back loop.



When you are stitching into the top of the Stitch:
Stitching through the Top Loops, or Stitching through Both Loops.

You put your hook through both the top loops at the top of the stitch, to make your stitch.

The Pattern will tell you Front loop (FLO) or Back loop (BLO),  But if the pattern doesn't indicate front or back, then you need to to stitch in the top loops, going through both of the loops.
There will be times when a designer will have you place the hook or stitch in different location.

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What's New This Week At Posh Pooch Designs


The Olympic Challenge - LINK


Sprinkle Donut Messy Bun hat
Free crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Sprinkle Donut Scarf
Free Crochet Pattern And Video - LINK
Sprinkle Donut Pot Pad 
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Thanks For Stopping by.
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Monday, February 12, 2018

Sprinkle Donut Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


Sprinkle Donut Messy Bun Hat
 Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of

Quick To Stitch up because it is Crocheted With 2 Strands of  Worsted Weight (4) Yarn
And Fun to wear!


2 sizes are written in The Pattern, but you can make
 it in any size you want.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 At This LINK


Sprinkle Donut Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your RavelryFavorites

Skill: Easy –

Materials :
Crochet Hook – K/6.50MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) Hat is Stitched using 2 strands of yarn
            C1 -Light Brown, C2 -Pink, C3 -Bright Variegated (for sprinkles)
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Double Crochet - 2 Stitches together (dc2tog)
Back Loop Only (BLO)
Change To (chgto)

Size: Youth (18 inches) Adult (20 inches)
Pattern written for Youth with Adult in Parenthesis .
To adjust to smaller or larger sizes.
2rows of the headband = 1 inch, 1 row of Double Crochet = 1 inch

Pattern Notes:
Hat is Stitched using 2 strands of Yarn
Chain 1 does not count as stitch.
Rounds are joined with a Slip Stitch.
Chain 3 counts as a Double Crochet.

R :1 - Both Hats start the same at the hatband.
Starting with the Hatband –
With C1, Ch 5, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
And in each ch across, ch1, turn (4sc)

R: 2- Working in the BLO,
1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (4sc)

R: 3 – R : 44 (54) - Repeat R: 2
Do not tie off.
Place the 2 ends together and sc closed
to form the hatband. Do not tie off.

R: 46(56) - Dc evenly around the top of the hatband,
Place 1 dc in the top of each row,
 join to the 1st dc with a slst, ch3
46(56) Dc

R: 47(57) -1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3

R: 48(58) -  Chgto C2, 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3

R: 49(59) –1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3

If more length is needed add more rows here, for both hats.

R: 50(60) - *1 dc in the next 2 dc, dctog the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3

R: 51(61) - *1 dc in the next 2 dc, dctog the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3

R: 52(62) – Chgto C1, 1 dc in each dc, join, ch3.

R: 53(63) – Dctog the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc,
* dctog the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to* around, join, ch 3

R: 54(64) - 1 sc in each dc, join,
 join tie off and weave in your ends.

With C3 and yarn needle stitch the sprinkles on the pink Frosting portion of the hat.

Sugar Free Donut as big as your head!

More Donut Crochet Patterns:


Sprinkle Donut Scarf Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Sprinkle Donut Pillow Crochet Pattern CAL -LINK

Sprinkle Donut Coasters Crochet Pattern - LINK

Sprinkle Donut Pot Pad/ Wash Cloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Friday, February 9, 2018

Sprinkle Donut Hot Pad Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Sprinkle Donut Hot Pad Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of
This Crochet Pattern is a great Hot Pad when made with Cotton yarn.
 
It Makes a great Place Mat, too.
Or a decoration for Donut Party.
Make one for everyone and they can take it home as a fun reminder of the fun they had at your party.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel At This LINK



Donut Hot Pad Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.00MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) or Cotton
             Donut- C1, Frosting – C2, Sprinkles – C3
Yarn needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Double Crochet (dc)
Chang to (chgto)

Size: 11 inches across

Notes:
Ch 3 counts as dc
Rounds are joined with a Slst.

R: 1 – With C1, Ch 20, join in a circle.
30 dc in the circle, join, ch 3 (30dc)

R: 2 – 1dc in the same st as the ch3, *1dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join Ch 3. (45dc)

R: 3 – Chgto C2, 1dc in the same st as the ch3, *1dc in the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join Ch 3.(60)

R: 4 - 1dc in the same st as the ch3, *1dc in the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join Ch 3.(75)

R: 5 -1dc in the same st as the ch3, *1dc in the next 4 dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join Ch 3. (90)

R: 6 - Chgto C1, 1dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1dc in the next 5 dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, Ch 1. (105)

R: 7 – 1 sc in each dc around, join, ch 12 for loop, attach to last sc,
 tie off, weave in your ends. (105sc)

Thread a 18 inch piece of yarn onto your needle.
Randomly stitch straight stitches all over the Fronting.

You may need to use several pieces of yarn for a lot of Sprinkles.


Make as many as you want, No guilt,
 they are sugar Free Donuts!
More Donut Crochet Patterns:

Sprinkle Donut Scarf Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Sprinkle Donut Pillow Crochet Pattern CAL -LINK

Sprinkle Donut Coasters Crochet Pattern - LINK


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Winter Olympics 2018 Crochet Challenge | Posh Pooch Designs

Winter Olympics 2018 are Starting.
I Love The Olympics,
Both Winter and Summer Games.
We may not be athletes, But
 I have a fun Olympic Challenge
 for you.


Here is a fun Graph to Crochet
 While you watch the Olympics.


The Challenge is:
 To create something using this graph.
Post a pic on my Facebook page,
 so I see what you designed.

You can make a hat, headband, cowl, scarf, cup cozy, pillow or what ever you want.

This Graph can be stitched in single crochets, Corner to corner, Tunisian Crochet, knit or how ever you want.

And Any weight of yarn you choose.
Let Your creative juices Flow!
I made a Banner to hang.
What will you make?
Have Fun!