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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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.
Coming soon! 

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.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Live Video "Crochet Hook Letter, Number or MM"? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara Sach 
of

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK



This Week's Question is:
"Why does my Crochet Hook have a letter, A number and Millimeter?"
Most American Standard Crochet
 Hooks have A letter, A Number 
and A Millimeter.

Although different crochet hooks can have all three, the letter, the number and the MM.
 The millimeters are the most important for getting gauge correct.

But do not panic if your Crochet hook
 is off by a few millimeters.
Just remember to measure your 
project as you go.
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What's New This Week at

How To line your Crochet Bag
Free Pattern and Video - LINK

Lesson 1- Back To Crochet Basics
Blog and Video - LINK

Lisa Ann Cowl and Ear Warmer
Free Crochet Pattern and Video
With a Yarn Review of the Chic Sheep 
yarn By Marly Bird.
Coming Soon!
Thanks For watching
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Lesson 1- Back To Crochet Basics | Posh Pooch Designs

Lesson 1- Back To Crochet Basics
By Sara Sach of
Posh Pooch Designs



















For Lesson One we are going to learn about How to hold your hook and yarn.
Getting started with Slip knots, 
Chains and tying off. 
We will use the things we learn in a fun and simple project.

See The Lesson 1 Video
on my Youtube Crochet Channel
 At This LINK

What you need:
A Crochet Hook - H/8 - 5.00 MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight Yarn (4) 1 skein
Scissors

What we will talk about:
Slip knots
Working yarn

Yarn Tails
Chains

Tying Off

Project to Practice:

Chained Scarf

Make a Slip knot, and begin chaining.
Ch 100 chs, tie, off.
Place the ends together and secure with a knot.
Make as many chains of 100 as you like.
In as many colors of yarn you like.

Loop them all together, and you have a lovely
scarf to add to any outfit.


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Next week Lesson 2 -Back To Crochet Basics
We will be learning:
Single Crochet in rows, turning our work, 
Weaving in our yarn and few more things, 
as well as a fun project.