Saturday, February 26, 2011

Crochet Pattern for Dog Bandana Collar

Rosie and Maximo love there New 
Bandannas!

Bandana or Bandanna?
Is Bandana spelled with
 2 n's or 3 ? 
When I Google it, it comes up both ways,
but which way is correct?
I decided to up date the Pattern with
 new pics and a Video Tutorial.

Crochet Pattern for the
Dog Bandanna Collar


See The NEW Video tutorial on my Youtube Channel at This LINK


Dog Bandanna Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your 

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - H
Yarn - Worsted Weight(4) ( 2 colors of your choice)
            I Used Red Heart With Love Yarn
Yarn needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)

Size:
Fits a Small Dog - 8-12  inch neck (5-10 lb dog)
To adjust:  add or subtract 4 chs per inch (4 chs=1 inch)

Pattern:
Ch1 does not count as a stitch

R: 1 - With Color 1, Ch 33, 1 dc in the 4rd ch from the hook,
dc in the next ch, ch1, skip the next ch, * 1 dc in next 3 chs,
ch 1, skip the next ch*, Repeat from *to* 6 more times across row.
Ch 1, turn. (8 clusters)

R: 2 - *3 dc in the next ch 1 space, ch1*,
Repeat from * to * 6 more times, ch 1, turn.
(7 cluster)

R: 3 - Repeat R: 2 (6 clusters)

R: 4 -Repeat R: 2 (5 clusters)

R: 5 - Repeat R: 2 (4 clusters)

R: 6 - Repeat R: 2 (3 clusters)

R: 7 - Repeat R: 2 (2 clusters)

R: 8 - Repeat R: 2 , join to the 2nd dc of the last cluster of R:7 with a slst,
tie off. (1 cluster) Weave in your ends.

For Ties and top Trim:

Ch 20 with Color 2, attach to the top right side of the bandanna
with a sc, sc in each st across, ch 21, turn.
1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across,
 sc across the top of the bandanna,
1 sc in each ch, tie off, weave in ends.


Now you can embellish with an applique.
I chose a little flower for Rosie and A paw print for Maximo.

Bandanna in Spring Colors For Rosie.
With a flower embellishment.
Close up of the Flower applique
 I put on Rosie's bandanna.

Flower applique can be found at this link:
and
Paw Print applique
can be found at this link:

Enjoy!
Sara

Friday, February 25, 2011

Brand New Look For Posh Pooch Designs!!!!!!

"Posh Pooch Designs" has a Brand new Look!
thanks to Alicia at  "DreamLikeMagic" !
She does a fantastic job, is very reasonably priced and also very quick!
 I am so impressed that I had to  blog about it!
Please go Check out her Etsy Store, She has tons of themes,
and if she doesn't have one you like...She does custom designs.

I told her what colors I liked,
and that I wanted two Chihuahuas
and this is what she came up with.

It was like she read my mind!

BARK-TASTIC!

This is  the Business Card she designed!
I think It it is
 PAWS-ITIVELY CUTE!



Thank-you for stopping by
and if you have a blog,
 please grab my new blog button!








Sara☺

Monday, February 21, 2011

Crochet pattern for a Dog Blanket - Basket Weave



After taking my Rosie Bell back and forth
 from the Doggie Doctor the last couple of weeks, 
I decided she needed a little blanket to sit on,
 instead of a towel. 
Towels can be rough and uncomfortable to sit on. So I decided to design a blanket that was just the size of the passenger
 seat in the car, with a little hang over.  
I wanted it made out of soft but 
durable yarn that could be thrown in the washer 
and dryer and still look good.
When I design I like to learn new stitches, 
so I decided to learn the basket weave stitch
 and incorporate it into the car blanket. 
The Basket Weave Stitch is basically
  Front Post Double Crochet
 and Back Post double Crochet stitched in blocks.

I practiced the stitch patterns several times before
 I made the blanket, and to make sure I could do it. 
Once I learned the pattern, It was easy.


See this Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Dog Car  Blanket - Basket Weave Crochet Pattern
by Sara Sach
Please. add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy to moderate

(Moderate for the Front Post Double Crochet, Back Post Double Crochet Stitches)

Once you learn the pattern it is very easy.

Materials :

Hook - N/9.00m
Yarn: Chunky (5) 3.5 oz. of 2 colors
          I used Bernat softee-  beige and blue
Yarn needle to weave in ends.
       
Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)
Change to (chgto)

Size : The size can be modified for a larger blanket in increments of 8 + 4

Gauge: 4 dc = 1.5 inches, 1 row = 1 inch

Pattern:
Notes: ch 3 counts as a stitch.

R: 1 - Chain 50, with C1, dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 1 dc in each ch across, ch 3, tuen.
(48dc - the st count is the same throughout the pattern)
Swatch of 16 dc + 3

R: 2 - bpdc in the first 3 back posts, ( the ch 3 will act as the first bpdc),
 *4 fpdc, 4 bpdc repeat from *across row, ch 3, turn


R: 3  - Repeat R: 2


R: 4 - 3 fpdc, *4 bpdc, 4 fpdc, repeat from * across row,
(This is opposite of R 2)

R : 5 - R: 6 -  Repeat R: 4


R: 7 - R: 9 - Repeat R: 2

R: 10 - R: 12 - Repeat R: 4

R: 13 - R: 15 - Repeat R: 2

R: 16 - Chg to C2,  Repeat R: 2

R: 17 - R: 18 - Repeat R: 2

R: 18 - R: 21 - Repeat R: 4

R: 22 - R: 24 - Repeat R: 2

R: 25 - R: 27 - Repeat R : 4

R: 28- R: 30 - Repeat R : 2

R : 31 - Chgto C1, dc evenly around all four sides, place 3 dc in each corner.

R: 32 - Chgto C2, sc in each dc around, join and tie off. Weave in all your ends.


I really enjoyed learning this stitch
and love the way the blanket turned out.

This Blanket was Crochet using Red heart Worsted weight 
(4) and a I hook.
I think Rosie and Maximo like it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Crochet Pattern "Dog Eye Wash Pad"

My Dog Maximo  is mostly white and 
those tear stains around his little eyes
 are so hard to wash.

 I have used a Regular wash cloth but they are too big.
I bought some baby wash clothes but they are too thin. 
So I decided to make some out of Cotton yarn.
I have found that the best thing to wash 
his precious eyes is Refined Coconut oil.
I put a little dab on the eye wash pad
 and gently wipe his eyes.
Works quickly and perfectly.

Here is quick Video to show you how to clean your dogs
 eyes and make the cotton wipes.
See this video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

 I made three different styles.
One is a single paw shaped pad, one is a single round pad
 and the last one is a paw shaped pad
 with a pocket to slip my first two fingers in.
The last is my favorite to use.
The circle and paw shaped pads work
 but you have to hold them. 
 The paw shaped with the
 pocket is great,
 because you just slip your first two
 fingers inside the pocket
 and clean their eyes.

Dog Eyewash Pads Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill - Super Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook : H
100% Cotton yarn of your choice

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

Patterns:

Circle Pad:
R: 1 - Ch 3, 10 sc in the 2nd ch to the last ch, join with a slst in a circle,
ch 1. (10sc)

R: 2 - Ch 1 counts as 1st sc, sc in the same st as ch1,
2 sc in each sc, join with a slst, tie off, weave in your ends.
(20sc)

Paw Shaped Pad:
Repeat R:1 and R: 2 for the circle pad

R: 3 - sc in the 1st st, * 1 sc, 3 dc, 1 sc, in the next st, 1 sc in the next st,

repeat from * 3 more times for 4 , tie off, weave in your end.

 Pad with Pocket:
Make 2 round tear pads ( R: and R; 2) Place the two pads together,
Stitching R : 3 through both pads, leaving the bottom
 open so you can slip your fingers in.

Maximo wating for his bath and eyes to be washed.

P. S. These are also great for removing
 Eye make up 
on humans and are washable, too!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

♪ ♫ Happy Birthday To Me! Happy Birthday to Me! ♪ ♫

♪ ♫ Happy Birthday To Me!   Happy Birthday to Me! ♪ ♫

This is a really cute Birthday cake my Daughter-In-Law, Christina
made for me. 
It is a Chocolate and Vanilla marble cake with chocolate filling.
 Covered in Chocolate Ganache. The Frosting is Chocolate pomegranate butter cream. 
The dogs are solid chocolate with butter cream sweaters and details.
 If you want a really cute and tasty custom cake made,
go to her page and order one.
YUMMY!


I was given this really cute little Chihuahua puppies Calendar by a sweet lady friend.


Look! My Birthday is Even marked!


OOOHHH!  What's in the bag!


Woooo  Hooo!  YARN!!!!


Washer and Dryer from my Hubby!!!!!!



Went to lunch with my Mom, she gave me a book she filled in all about her life..so cool.
 Plus a gift card to Micheal's Craft Store!


You know what I am going to buy at Micheals!  




Chihuahua Thank-you cards!

Thanks for coming by and celebrating my birthday with me!





Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Playing in The Snow!

My niece was out of school due to the large amount of snow we got here, so her daddy brought her over to spend the day.  We went shopping. She got a 3 Musketeers, I got the new Milky way Carmel, Which is now my new Favorite.  We got lots of other things too.

                                                                                 Next, We went to the Post Office to mail some packages of doggie hats, sweaters and woobies.












Then we lunched at my favorite Taco Bell .
(All Taco Bells are my Favorite Taco Bell..hee hee)














Then we played outside with the dogs but their paws got cold, so we took them inside.


And went back outside to build a snowman.


After that, we settled down with some cookies and Pop, and watched Tangled.


And played "Chutes and Ladders", Which she beat me in every game.

Then her daddy came and picked her up.

It was a fun day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

"Hugs and Kisses" Dog Collar Crochet Pattern XOXOX

XOXOX  Hugs and Kisses Crochet Collar XOXOX
 for Dogs, Cats, Bunnies and Humans!
I decided to call this collar design
 "Hugs and Kisses" because of the back post
 "crosses" and "holes" in the pattern of collar. 
I wanted to make something pretty and fun for my dogs,
 as well, as learn a new technique. I really enjoyed 
designing this piece and how you will too.


Hugs and Kisses Dog Collar Crochet Pattern by Sara sach
Please add this to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill : Easy to moderate (for the front and back post tr)

Materials:
Hook : H
Yarn -Worsted Weight ( I used the Dazzle Yarn, it has a sparkly affect)
2 buttons

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Double crochet (dc)
Front Post Treble Crochet (ftc)
Back Post Treble crochet (btc)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STemsKNi0uY
this is a video on how to front post Treble crochet

This pattern is for 10 inch neck, you will need to measure
 your dog's neck and adjust the pattern, (3 chs = 1 inch).

R : 1 - Ch 31 with first color( for a 10 inch collar)
 30 dc starting in the 2nd ch from the
hook, ch 2, turn

R : 2 - Change to second color, 1 dc in the first st,
 *skip the next st, tr in the back post of the next st, cross back
 and tr in the back post of the skipped st. dc in the next 3 sts, ch1,
skip the next st, 1 dc in the next 3 sts,
 repeat from * two more times, 1 dc in the last 6 sts, ch2 turn.

R : 3 - *1 dc in the first 6 sts, tr in the front post of the cross, cross back
 and tr in the front post of the crossed st, 1 dc in next 3 dc, ch1, skip the next st,
 1 dc in the next 3 sts, repeat from * 2 more times, 1 dc in the last 3 dc, turn

R : 4 : Change back to first color, 1 dc in each st, tie off and weave in ends.

Buttons:

Line up the ends of the Collar and sew buttons in place with matching yarn.
Fold Collar in half and gently push buttons through the collar.

Next weeks pattern is for my chihuahua,  
Maximo. 
Do your dogs have tear eyes? Maximo does. 
I have been wanting to design a little scrubby
 or something to clean his tear eyes with...
Let's see what I can come up with.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Basic Custom Dog Sweater

I have been asked many times, "Do you make a Basic Custom Dog Sweater?"   I always say, "Yes, What do you have in mind?"  Basic means different things to different people.  It might mean plain with our any embellishments, or a solid color.  It could mean no sleeves, where another person might think, "No sleeves..you have to have sleeves"!

Here is what "Basic Custom Dog Sweater" Means to me:



A Sweater for a small Dog, 2-15 lbs, That is created by me,
 with YOUR dogs measurements.  neck, tummy and length



In a color or colors of yarn that YOU Choose.
Here are few examples:



Variegated  with Fancy trim


Solids with solid trim



Solid with Pompoms (hat sold sep.)



Pastels for New puppies or for old puppies


Solid with a dog bone applique'


Solid with heart applique'


Solid with flower appliques' and Gem

 The creative possibilities are endless, colors and appliques, solids and variegated. 
I have quite the yarn collection, and if I don't have your choice of colors, I will get it.
 Hobby Lobby isn't that far.

Can I make your pooch a

And, If you would rather make it yourself here is the crochet pattern Link