Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Live Video - How to Read A Yarn Label - Part 2 | Posh Pooch Designs


Live Video With Sara of

Live Video - How to Read A Yarn Label - Part 2
Today we are discussing the first 3 Symbols, 
we will cover the other symbols on next week's
 Live Video.

What do those symbols mean?
A                     B                   C


A. The Yarn Weight -  This Skein  is a Super Bulky 6.
All Yarns are classified into different yarn weights.

This refers to the yarn's strand thickness.


          0. Lace
             1. Super fine –Sock, Fingering
             2. Fine –Baby, Sport Weight
             3. Light  - Light Worsted Weight, DK Weight
             4. Worsted Weight, Afghan
             5. Bulky – Chunky weight, Rug yarns
             6. Super Bulky – Blanket, Roving
             7. Jumbo - Super thick and Bulky ( new category)

  B. Knitting Symbol – 
   Needle 10 US/ 6 mm
   A Swatch of 10 sts wide by 14 rows = 4 x 4 inch swatch
 (10 X 10 centimeters)

  C. Crochet Symbol –
    K -10.5 / 6.5 mm
   A Swatch 9 single crochets wide and 12 rows = 4 x 4 inch swatch (10 X 10 centimeters)



See The Live Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK
Whats New At Posh Pooch Designs

Simple Purple Baby hat in 5 Sizes
Free Crochet Pattern, Photo Tutorial 
and Video LINK

Sweet Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
 and Video - LINK

Ladies Tote Purse/ Bag
Free Crochet Pattern and ( Video coming soon)

See You next week for Part 3 of Our series
 Reading a Yarn Label
Thanks For Stopping by!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Simple Purple Baby Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I was  asked if I had a quick and easy infant hat crochet Pattern  that could be used
 for the "Purple Baby Hat Project".
























I was not sure what the purple Baby Hat project was, 
so I did some research. 
It is an important  and needed project. 
I also had not  heard of "Shaken Baby Syndrome".
Once I read about it, I knew I needed to get this
 crochet Baby hat pattern out there.

"Asking knitters and crocheters to make purple infant hats as part of a campaign to stop shaken baby syndrome and infant abuse."

Here are some Facts About SBS
 or Shaken baby Syndrome.
"SBS is a form of child abuse that occurs when an adult or older child violently shakes a baby or young child.
It is estimated that 1,000-3,000 children in the 
United States suffer from SBS each year.
One fourth of the victims of SBS die, and 80 percent 
of survivors suffer from permanent brain damage."

Find Out more at This LINK
Clickforbabies

This crochet Pattern is very easy, and fast to stitch up.
 It has 5 sizes worked out for you,
  Newborn to 24 months.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Purple Baby Hat Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet hook –I/ 5.50MM
Yarn – Any soft Worsted Weight (4)
             I used Red heart Soft (5 to 10 oz. depending on size)
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Back Loop Only (BLO)

   Sizes:        Circumference           Length_
  Newborn        12 inches              5 inches
  3 Months        13  inches             5.5 inches
  6 Months        14 inches              6 inches
12 Months        15 inches              6.5 inches
24 months        16 inches              7 inches

Notes: pattern is written for the Newborn size, 
with bigger sizes in parentheses.
Ch1 at ends of rows does NOT count as a stitch.

R: 1 – Ch 20(22, 24, 26, 28)
Turn, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch across, turn, ch1.
19 (21, 23, 25, 27) hdcs

R : 2 – Stitching in the BLO, 1 hdc in each hdc across, 
turn, ch1.
19 (21, 23, 25, 27) hdcs

R: 3 - Repeat R: 2 for as many rows as indicated for Size:

 Newborn  - 22 Rows, for a total of 24 Rows.
3 Months  -  24 Rows, for a total of 26 Tows.
6 Months  -  26 Rows, for a total of 28 Rows.
12 Months - 28 Rows, for a total of 30 Rows.
24 Months - 30 Rows, for a total of 30 Rows.

Once you have reach the width needed, 
place the sides of the hat together and slst closed.
Tie off, leaving about an 18 to 24 inch tail of yarn.

Thread the tail of yarn in the needle and 
gather to the top of the hat closed.
Flip over to the right side.

Add a small flower, bow  or applique if you like.
Please see the link above for exact specifications for the hats.

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!