Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dish Soap Apron Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Dish Soap Apron Crochet Pattern
A Few Weeks Ago Someone asked me if I had a Dish Soap Dress Crochet Pattern. I did not have one, but then I later remembered, that I had made a Dish Soap Apron
A few years ago. 
 I looked through my Christmas things and Found it.
It looks like Mrs. Claus' Apron.
Then I thought it would be fun to make some in
 some other colors.
Here is a Snowman and A Holiday One With a Cardinal Button. (I Love Cardinals) These are made with Single Crochet stitches in place of the Ruffle.


See The Video On my Youtube Channel At This LINK
Dish Soap Apron Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please add the Pattern To Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H / 5.00 MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) or Cotton 2 colors of choice
            (Red- C1, White – C2- Mrs. Claus Apron)
Decorative Buttons – 2 or 3
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Change to (chgto)

Size: 9 inches long (Fits a 19 to 24 oz. Bottle)

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a stitch.
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet.

R: 1 – Ch 9, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in the next 7 chs, turn, ch 1 (8sc)

R: 2 – 1 sc in each sc, turn, ch 1 (8sc)

R: 3 – R: 6 – Repeat R: 2

R: 7 – Repeat R : 2, Turn, ch 3

R: 8 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next sc,
*2dc in the next sc, 1 dc in the next sc*
Repeat From * to * across, turn, ch 3 (12dc)

R: 9 - 1 dc in each dc, turn, ch 3 (12dc)

R: 10 – R: 15 – Repeat R: 9

R: 16 – Repeat R: 9, do not ch3 at end of row

R: 17 - Chgto C2, Evenly sc around all the 4 sides of the Apron,
 place 2 sc in each of the 4 corners, join to 1st sc.

R: 18 – For The Ruffle Trim: *Ch 3, sk the next st, slst in the next st*

Repeat From * to * till you reach R: 7,
Ch 23, turn, sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, slst back down the tie,

Repeat From * to * till you reach 1st corner at top of apron,

Ch 11, turn, sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, slst back down the tie,

Repeat From * to * till you reach 2nd corner at top of apron,

Attach end of tie in the next sc,

Repeat From * to * till you reach R: 7
Ch 23, turn, sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, slst back down the tie,

Repeat From * to * till you reach the 1st slst, join, tie off.

For The Single Crochet Trim: Sc in each sc, placing the ties and band at the same places 
as the Ruffle trim.  join to the 1st sc, and tie off.

Add Buttons, bows, or any embellishment you want.
I think these would be so fun to make one for each month of the year.
Now stop Crocheting, 
and Get The Dishes Done!
 Just kidding, the dishes can wait,
 But that yarn is not going to crochet itself!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Live Video - What's Your Favorite Yarn Color | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara of
I received an very nice email from a young girl who is 9 years old,
 and has been crocheting for about a year.
I am always happy to hear about children learning to crochet.

She asked me 3 Questions:
1. What is my Favorite Color?
I Love Bright yellow because it is a happy color, full of sunshine and makes me feel warm.

2. What is your Favorite color of Yarn to work with?
I enjoy working with blue yarn, light to medium shades because I think you can really see the stitches and textures well.

3. What is your least Favorite color of Yarn to work with?
I really dislike working with black yarn by itself because it is so very hard to see and find your stitches. Now pair it with a bright green pink, yellow or white and then it is really lovely.
4. What's Your Favorite Brand of Yarn?
Red Heart yarns, Of Course!

Then I received this Question, and I really had to think a bout it.
"Which Comes First, The Crochet Pattern or the Yarn?

And Answer is Yes.
 Sometimes the Yarn comes first. I am just walking along a new yarn, or color jumps out at me and them I buy some. I save it for just the right pattern.

But them sometimes, I have a pattern or design in mind, and I go looking fir the perfect yarn.


See The Video on my Youtueb Channel at This LINK


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What's New This Week at Posh Pooch Designs

Hanukkah Set - Mug Cozie and Gelt Bag
Free Crochet Pattern and Video : LINK

Silly Christmas Tree Hat
Free Crochet Pattern and Video :  LINK

Dish Soap Apron
Free Crochet Pattern and Video
Coming Soon


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.