Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Video Blog - A "Lesson" In Knitting! LOL!

Elisabeth of
is my Daughter.
She is here in Colorado visting me.

We normally are crochet girls,
But decided to try our hand at knitting,
With the new Lace yarns.
(This is me, Sara, of

 We decided to make a fun
Video....


Be sure to Watch the Out Takes at the end...


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Craftsy is pretty Cool!

I have discovered Craftsy!
I already had a Craftsy account,
 which is free,
but I had not loaded any of my patterns.

I got an email awhile back that said,
 it was free to load your patterns,
 Which I thought about.

Every one has been talking about it,
so I tried it.
To See my Patterns that I listed
Just click this link:

Not all of them are listed there.
and I still have them listed in my
and

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lace Ruffle Bag Crochet A Long

Have you crocheted with the new
"Lace Ruffle Yarns yet?
Would you like to learn how?


Would you like a chance
to win this crochet pattern.

Just go to my facebook page ,
 and share the picture
 I have posted there.
I will pick some winners
on Friday, July 27!

Lace Ruffle Bag
Bag measure 13 X 13
(with the handles)



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Round Bottom Cotton Shopping Bag Crochet Pattern

I am still on my Journey....
To design some fun and useful things
 from Cotton yarn.
So here is my next 
Cotton Crochet Pattern :
Round Bottom Cotton Shopping Bag
Make is solid, make it striped or use up all your left over cotton.
It is avery stretchy and the perfect size bag for shopping at the farmers Market.
You can see the Video on my Youtube Channel
 at this LINK

Round Bottom Pink Cotton Bag Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet pattern to Your


Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - J
Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn -5 oz. 
I used sugar and cream ( It takes 2 balls)
Yarn Needle

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

Size: 17 inches long and 20 inches around

Notes:
Ch3 counsts as a dc
Join Rounds with a Slip Stitch

R: 1 - Ch 4 , 11 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st, 
ch 3 (12dc)

R: 2 - 2 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (24dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in the 1st st, 2 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 (36dc)

R: 4 - *1 dc in the lst 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, Repeat From * around, 
join, ch 3 (48dc)

R: 5 - *1 dc in the 1st 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st, Repeat From * around,
 join, ch 3 (60dc)

R: 6 - Skip the 1st st, dc in the next st, cross back and dc in the skipped st, 
* skip the next st, dc in the next st, cross back and dc in the skipped st, 
Repeat From * around, join, ch 3 (60sts).

R: 7 - 1 dc in each st around, join, ch 3 (60dc)

R: 8 - Repeat R: 6

R: 9 - Repeat R: 7

R: 10 - R: 27 - Repeat R: 6 and R : 7 Alternating Rows.

R: 28 - 1 sc in each st around, joi, ch1

R: 29 -  Handles - 9 sc sts, ch 20, skip the next 10 sts,
 join to the next st with a sc, 1 sc in the next 19 sts, ch 20, 
skip the next 10, join to the next st with a  sts, 1sc in the last 9 sts, 
 join, ch 1

Make sure your handles are centered evenly on the bag.

R: 30 - 1 sc in each st and in each ch around, join, ch 1

R: 31 - 1 sc in each sc, join and tie off. weave in your end.

Draw string - optional.
Ch 90, and tie off. tie a knot in each end. 
Weave the ch through last Cross Stitch row at the top of the bag.



I hope you enjoy making this bag
 as much as I enjoyed designing it!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Coffee Cup Hot Pad Crochet Pattern

I Love Crochet and I Love Coffee!
So here is a fun Crochet Pattern
That combines the Two!

Please Note:
 These Hot pads/ Pot holders are made for decorative purposes only.
If you are going to use them as wash clothes, hot pads or pot holders, 
Please, use cotton yarn. Which works beautifully.
These are perfect gifts for any coffee lover.
 make great Wedding gifts, 
birthday gifts and Christmas gifts.
But I made some for me!

We just re-tested, and updated the pattern 
and added a video.
We, also, adjusted the pattern to be a little wider, 
so it is more realistic.

See This Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Coffee Cup Hat Pad/ Pot Holder Crochet Pattern
 by Sara Sach


Please, Add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook Size - H
Yarn Needle
Yarn - Worsted Weight Yarn (4) –
            I used Red Heart Super Saver
            Cotton yarn can also be used
C1 - Coffee Brown, C2 - Cream, C3 - Flower lt. beige
     
Stitches Used:
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Half Double Crochet Decrease ( hdc dec)

Size: 8 x 8 inches

Coffee Cup Crochet Pattern:

Notes :
Ch1 at ends of rows does not count as a st.
You can make 2 of the Coffee cups for added thickness.

R : 1 - We will be starting at the bottom of the cup,
With C1, Ch 13, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
1 hdc in next 11 chs, ch 1 turn. (12hdc)

R : 2 - 2 hdc in the 1st st, 1 hdc in the next 9 sts, 2 hdc in the last st, ch 1,
turn. (14 hdc)

R : 3 - 2 hdc in the 1st St, 1 hdc in the next 11 sts, 2 hdc in the last st,
ch1, turn. (16 hdc)

R : 4 - Repeat R: 3 (18 hdc)

R: 5 - Repeat R: 3 (20hdc)

R : 6 - Repeat R: 3 (22 hdc)

R : 7 - 1 hdc in each hdc, ch1, turn.

R : 8 -  R: 14 -Repeat R : 7

R : 15 - Change to C2, St 1st 2 sts together with a hdc dec,
1 hdc in each st, St the last 2 sts together with a hdc dec, ch 1 turn.

R : 16-18 - Repeat R : 14, tie off after R : 17.

Trim : Attach C1 to the let side of the coffee cup were the coffee and cup meet.

Sc around the top of the coffee around the cup, for a nice finished edge,
continue back around to were the yarn was attached., do not tie off.

Handle: Ch 16, and skip down 11 sts, and join with a sc, 1 sc in the next st,
 turn and sc back up the ch, join with a sc, 1 sc in the next st, then turn and
 sc back down the handle and join with a sc, tie off, weave in all the ends.

Flower:
With C3, Round 1 : Ch 3, 6 sc in the second ch from the hook, join to form a circle,

Round 2 : Ch 2, sc in the first st, ch2, sc in next st, repeat 3 more times, join

Round 3 : In each 2 ch space,( sc, dc, dc, sc,) to form each petal, sl st in next sc,
 repeat 4 more times, for 5 petals total.

Place Flower in the center of the cup, in the "ridge" area
and sew into place with matching yarn.

Enjoy  a Cup  of Coffee on me!



Thursday, July 5, 2012

Alaskan Made Yarn!

We just got back from our Alaskan Cruise

and I took 1000's of pictures.
 if you would like to see a few of the Best shots,
 you can see them here facebook

One of the Highlights was
 Shopping at Skagway.
I found this amazing little

Quilt and Yarn Shop.
This shop is only open during the summer, but they do have a webpage.

 I found a plethora of Alaskan hand made hand dyed Yarn!

The Colors where magnificent and the textures were awesome.

They had many different blends-
merino, silk, alpaca, musk ox

wool, nylon, cashmere....


I decided on these two
The top one is alpaca, merino and silk.
The bottom one is 100%Merino Wool
I will definitely be making Me items from these.

But if you are ever in Skagway stop by and see them.
They are the nicest people.
And if not Check out their Webpage