Monday, December 11, 2017

Hanukkah (Chanukah) Set Crochet Patterns | Posh Pooch Designs

I have designed a couple of Hanukkah (Chanukah) Crochet Patterns for you.

As a Very Special Request from a crochet friend. She wants to make these for her
 family and friends. 
She wanted something for adults and Something for the kids to take home as gifts from her Hanukkah party.
Here is What I came up With:
A Simple Mug Cozy and a Gelt Bag 

The Mug Cozie Fits a Standard Coffee or Tea Mug 
measuring 12 X 4 inches.

And The Gelt Bag measure about 6 X 4 inches.
Both are easy to Stitch up and make great gifts.


See The Video on my Youtube Channel At This LINK

Hanukkah  Set Crochet Pattern

Please add this to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H
Yarn - Worsted Weight Yarn (4) C 1 - White,  C2 Medium BLue
1 button - 1/2 inch - For the mug cozy
Yarn Needle
Gold Coins For the bag

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Together (tog)
Skip (skip)

Size: Cozie - 12 X 4 inches
           Bag - 6 X 4 inches
Note: 
Ch 1 at ends of rows, does not count as a st.
It is a turning chain.
Ch 3 Counts as Dc.

For Both the Cozy and Bag
 R: 1 - With C1, Ch11, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook 
and in each ch across. ch1, turn (10hdc)

R: 2 - 1 hdc in each st across, ch1, turn (10hdc)

R: 3 - R : 18 - Repeat R : 2

Continue to R: 19 For Cozie 
Sk To BR: 19 For Bag

R: 19 - Hdc tog the 1st 2 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 6 dc,
 hdc tog the last 2 hdc, ch1, turn (8hdc)

R: 20 - Hdc tog the 1st 2 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 4 dc,
 hdc tog the last 2 hdc, ch1, turn (6hdc)

R: 21 - Hdc tog the 1st 2 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 2 dc,
 hdc tog the last 2 hdc, ch1, turn (4hdc)

R: 22 - 1 Hdc in each hdc, ch1, turn (4hdc)

R: 23 - Repeat R : 22, ch4, join to the 1st hdc to form a loop.
This is your button loop. tie off, weave in your ends.


Trim - With the contrasting color of yarn, join yarn in the button loop,
 st 4 sc in the loop. Evenly sc across the top, side and bottom of the mug sweater.
the join to the 1st sc . tie off.

BR: 19 - Fold Sides of bag together and sc closed to form a tube.

BR: 20 - Sc around the top of the bag, placing 2 sc in ends of Rows,
 join to 1st sc, ch 3 (20 sc)

BR: 21 - 1 dc in each sc around, join, ch 3 (20dc)

BR: 22 - 1 dc in each dc around, join (20dc)

BR: 23 - Chgto C2, 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off. Weaving the ends.

BR: 24- Closing the bottom of the bag - Lay bag flat and sc across, 
going through both the front and the back of the bag, "sewing" the bag closed. 
Tie off, weave in your ends.

BR: 25 - Tie - Make a ch of 35 chs, tie off. Weave in on BR: 21, tying a bow in the front.

Embroider the Star on the center of both the cozie and bag,
with long embroidery stitches.

Here are a few more Crochet  Patterns 
That you might like.
Click the name of the pattern, it is the Pattern link.
1. Gelt Bag- This Blog








9. Hanukkah Mug Cozy - This Blog


Happy Hanukkah!



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Silly Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


The Silly Christmas Tree Hat is so fun to wear!
And It's fun to crochet also!

This Silly Hat  is perfect for family or group photos.
You can Make one for everyone for your Christmas or Holiday cards, Because they are quick to Crochet.
 You can personalize them by the buttons and embellishments that you choose to add.
Add ribbons, buttons, bows or appliques!



See The Video on my Youtube Channel

 At This LINK




Silly Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Please add this Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet hook – K / 6.5 MM
Yarn – Chunky (5) or 2 strands of WW (4)
           C1- Brown, C2 – Green, C3 – yellow
            ( I used 2 strands of I love This yarn From Hobby Lobby)
12-15 - Assorted buttons of Choice  I used round Glitter buttons and assort.
                                                                 purchased from Walmart)
Yarn Needle
Sewing Needle For Sewing on the buttons

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc0
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loop Only (blp)
Change to (chgto)
Double Crochet Together (dctog)

Size - 20-22 inches – Youth/Adult

Notes:
The Hat is crocheted  with 1 strand of Chunky (5) or 2 strands of WW (4)
Rounds are joined with a slip stitch
Ch1 does not count as a single Crochet
Ch3 counts as a double Crochet

R: 1- Starting at the hat band- with C1, ch 5, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
1 sc in the next 3 chs, ch1, turn. (4sc)

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

R: 3 – R: 52 – Repeat R: 2

Place to 2 ends together, sc them together, to form a circle for the hat band.

R: 53 - Chgto C2, ch3, place 1 dc in the end of each of the rows of the hat band,
Join to top of ch3, ch 3. (52 dc)

R: 54 – 1 dc in each dc, join, ch3 (52dc)

R: 55 – R: 57 – Repeat R: 54

R: 58 – 1 dc in the 1st 3 dc, *dctog the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 4 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch3 (45 dc)
R: 59 – 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 (45dc)

R: 60 - 1 dc in the 1st 3 dc, *dctog the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 4 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch3 (36dc)

R: 61 - 1 dc in the 1st 2 dc, *dctog the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 3 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch3 (27dc)

R: 62 - 1 dc in the 1st 2 dc, *dctog the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 3 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch3 (21dc)

R: 63 – 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 1 (21dc)

R: 64 -1 dc in the 1st dc, *dctog the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch3 (14dc)

R: 65 – 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 (14dc)

R: 66 – Dctog the 1st 2 dc, *dctgo the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around, join, tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn (7dc)
Thread the tail of yarn onto a needle and close the hole at the top of the Hat.

Star:
SR: 1 – With C4, ch3, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join to 1st sc, ch4

SR: 2 – Slst in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next ch, join to the next sc,
*ch4, Slst in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next ch, join to the next sc*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to 1st sc, leaving a 12 in tail of yarn for sewing onto the tree hat.

Randomly sew buttons onto the hat.
This Christmas Tree Hat is So Silly!
 I Love It!

How many are you going to Make?

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Crochet Snowman Doll | Posh Pooch Designs

The Crochet Snowman Doll is the perfect stocking topper, decoration or doll to bring cheer to your house this Holiday Season.
He is really cute and adorable.
Also, Very Squishy and Soft.
This Snowman was made using the same crochet Pattern as the Gingerbread Doll, only I changed the yarn colors.
You can find the Free Pattern Link HERE
The Doll measures about 15 inches from pompom to feet.

The Pattern info:

Snowman Doll Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - G
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) – C1- White 3oz., 
            1 oz. of Blue/ Red, small amount of black and orange
Stuffing – Poly fiber fill
3 buttons 1/2 inch
Stitch markers
Yarn Needle

 Stitches:
 Chain (ch)
 Single Crochet (sc)
Change (chg)


The Snowman Doll is made like the Gingerbread doll, with a few color Changes:

First of all he is made using white yarn, not the brown.

For The Snowman Doll we made the top of his head a solid Red, with blue trim to look like he is wearing a beanie.

We made his feet blue and red, and his arms solid white.

The scarf is a solid red with blue fringe.

Candy cane is made the same.

We used 5 black circles for the eyes and mouth to look like coal.

And real buttons for the front of his tummy.

We added a Carrot Nose: 
Use Orange yarn,  ww (4) and a G / 4.5MM Crochet hook

Ch 2, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, ch 1 turn
*1 sc in the 2 sc, ch1 turn*
Repeat From * to * , tie off leaving a 8 inch tail of yarn.
Use the tail of yarn to sew the nose on the snowman's face.


This Little Snowman is a really easy to make and really easy to personalize by changing yarn colors, and adding any embellishments you like.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Live Video - Does Ch 3 Count as a Stitch? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara 
of
Today's Questions: We have 2 of them

See The Live Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

First: Where do you get your Music 
 For your Videos?
My Hubby is a talented musician.
 He has lead choirs, Quartets, groups, and orchestras.
He can play just about any instrument there is.
 He writes, arranges and produces all of my music.
He is amazing. 
I tell him what I want, he writes a melody, 
then adds instruments, bells, noises  and more. 
And the song and style is always exactly what I wanted.
He is also my biggest fan!

Second:  "Does Ch 3 Count as a Stitch?" What does that mean?

Well, It does sometimes and sometimes it does not.
It Just depends on the Crochet Pattern and what the 
designer wants.

1. Usually chain 3 at the ends of Straight rows will count as the first double Crochet of the next Row. 

2. When Stitching in a Circle, the ch 3 usually counts as a the 1st Dc of the next Row.

3. When stitching a Granny Square, The Ch 3 can count as the 1st Dc, as well.

But, Sometimes it will not, 
if the pattern designer is wanting
 a certain effect.
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What's New This Week at

Santa Alarm Door Hanger
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

The Mini Wreath applique and Ornament
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

December Blue Topaz Crochet Square
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Remember:
 If you have Question you want answered, Post them here.
If I do not know the answer,
I will try my best to find it.

Monday, December 4, 2017

December Blue Topaz Crochet Square | Posh Pooch Designs

December Blue Topaz Crochet Square
This is our 12th and final Crochet Square of our 
Year Long Crochet a Long
Each month I have designed a 6 inch Crochet Square 
using the Month's Birthstone as my inspiration.
Be watching for our "Mystery Project" using all 12 of our Squares.
I am very excited about the project and hope you will like and enjoy making it as much as I have.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK


December Blue Topaz Crochet Square 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) C1- Blue, C2 – White
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Space (sp)
Change to (chgto)

Size: 6 inches

Notes:
Rounds are joined with a slip stitch
Ch1 Does not count as a stitch
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet

R: 1 – With C1, Ch 5, join in a circle.

Working in the circle ch3, 1dc, ch 2,
*2dc, ch 2* Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join to top of ch 3,
Slst in the 1st ch2 sp.
(6 sets of 2 dc, ch 2)

R: 2 – ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3 dc, ch1 in the 1st ch2 sp,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the next ch2 sp*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join to the top of the Ch 3,
Slst to the next ch2 sp.
(6 sets of 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2)

R: 3 – sc, hdc, dc, ch2, dc, hdc, sc in the 1st ch2 sp, sc in the next ch1 sp,
* sc, hdc, dc, ch2, dc, hdc, sc in the next ch2 sp, sc in the next ch2 sp*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join to the 1st sc, slst to the next ch2 sp.
(6 star points)

R: 4 – Chgto C2, 1 sc in the 1st star point ch2 sp, ch 3, dc in the next sc, ch3,
*sc in the next star point ch2 sp, ch3, dc in the next sc, ch3*
Repeat 4 more times, join to the 1st sc, slst in the next ch3 sp.
(12 ch3, 6c, 6dc)

R: 5 – Ch3, 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the 1st ch3 sp, ch2, 3dc in the next 2 ch3 sps, ch2,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the next ch3 sp, 3dc, ch2 in the next 2 ch3 sps*
Repeat From * to * 4 more times, join to the top of ch 3, tie off and weave in your ends.
(4 corners, 4 sides)

Are you looking for the other 11 Crochet Squares?
Just Click this LINK and Scroll down.

Be looking for the Mystery project
 we are going to make with these
 12 Squares!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

How I Made Pine Cone Trees | Posh Pooch Designs

How I Made Pine Cone Trees
It was easy and fun, and you can
 make some too.
The First Thing I did was go out in my Yard and collect a bunch of Pine Cones.
You can also purchase bags of them at your local craft store.
What You need:
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
(I used a lot of Glue sticks)

Styrofoam Cones - I made 2 sizes
I purchased these from Hobby Lobby

Glitter Spray - I used silver
I purchased mine From Walmart

Pine Cones - 
I used about 30 on the 2 cones combined.

Embellishments -
I used Cardinal ornaments and berry springs
From Hobby Lobby
My husband gave me 2 pieces of wood, 
left over from putting in the wood floor.

 You do not have to use these, but it did make the cones sturdy while attached the pine cones.
I used Hot glue to attach the cones to the wood.
I put hot glue on the bottom of the pine cone, and began to glue them on the cones. Working from the bottom to the top.
When placing the pine Cones on the cone hold it for a few seconds so glue can set.
I used a lot of Hot Glue.
If you are making these with kids, 
please supervise the hot glue. 
I used small pine cones and pine cone pieces to fill in spots between the other pine cones. Next, I glued on my Cardinals.
I took 2 Springs of berries, broke them a part and 
Glued them on. You need a lot of Glue sticks!
I let Them set for about 30 minutes to make sure all the glue was dry. I also tried to cut off all the Hot glue strings I could see.
Then I took them out side and sprayed them with the Glitter Spray. I Let That dry for about 15 minutes.
I sprayed again, with the glitter spray.
Once that was dry, I set them on my entryway table.
And I Love them.
You can not see the glitter in this picture,
 but they are all glittery and pretty.
And I Love That I used Pine Cones from my own yard.
 These are so easy, you will want to make some
 and put your own creative touch on them.