Monday, December 31, 2012

Dog Snood Crochet Pattern - For All Size Dogs

This Crochet Pattern is designed for 
All Size Dogs.
From the teeny to the giant!
This snood will keep their ears 
warm and toasty.
I have made a video that I hope will answer your questions.


See The New Video On my Youtube Channel at

 This Pattern will work for any size Dog, Cat or Pet!


Chunky Dog Snood Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook: J
Tape Measure - to measure your dog's neck
Yarn: #5 chunky or 2 strands of any Worsted weight yarn,
        Solid and Variegated - I used Charisma  from Michael's

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Stitch Together (st tog)
Change (chg)

Size: Fits a 9 inch dog neck
         3 chs = 1 inch


Getting Started:
The first thing you need to do is measure your dog's neck LOOSELY.

To adjust the pattern to your dog's neck - Your dog's measurement X 3 + 5 chs
For example  - (9 X 3)+5 chs =32 so cha 32 chs for a 9 inch neck

To adjust for length - You will also need the Length measurement:
from the crown of your dog's head, down the back of their head , to the collar.
You will add additional rows for more length.

Pattern Notes:
Ch3 counts as a dc. Rounds are joined with a sl st.
Ch after the color change , when changing colors.
Pattern is written for 9 inch neck.

R: 1 - With Solid yarn, Ch 32,  Join ch in a circle with a sl st, ch 3 (32chs)

R: 2 - 1 dc in each ch around, join with a sl st, ch 3 (32dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in the 1st dc, *1 fp dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next st*
repeat from *to* around, join, ch 3 (32 sts)

R: 4 - With Variegated yarn, 1 dc in each st around, join, ch 3 (32dc)

R: 5 - R: 9 - Repeat R 4

Add more rows if more length is needed.

R: 10 -   *1 dc in the 1st 4 sts, Dc tog the next 2 sts* 
 Repeat from *to*  around, join, ch 3 (26dc)

R: 11 - Chg to solid Color - 1 dc in each st around, join, ch3(26dc)

R 12 : 1 dc in the 1st dc, *1 fp dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next st*
repeat from *to* around, join, ch 3  tie off, weave in your ends.(26 sts)

Keep your pooch warm
with this cool Snood!
This Snood is Made with Charisma from Micheals.
Rosis's Snood is Red Heart Reflective and
 2 strands of Worsted weight.
Maximo's Snood is Bernat Softee Chunky
Green and Camo.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern

Its Christmas Eve!
Merry Christmas!
I went to the gym,
then ran some errands.
My hair was wet, and It is cold,
 so I decided to wear my
New Slouchy Christmas Hat.


I got so many compliments
 that I thought I would share
the Crochet pattern with you!

This is the FREE pattern I used.
You can get it From Ravelry
Or from Craftsy
It has 2 sizes included and its super easy.

What I used:
I used Christmas Sparkle I Love This yarn
from Hobby Lobby for the body of the hat,
and 1 strand of white buttercup
 and I strand of white I Love This yarn,
white for the hat band and pompom.
I also added the wreath, which is also a free pattern,
I found on Ravelry
It looks a little pointy because I did a 
few extra rows at the tip,
 and kind of pulled it that way.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Beaded Crochet Necklace Free Pattern

I was at a party last night
and one of the ladies was wearing a
beautiful beaded crochet necklace.

I loved it so much,
I wanted to make one for me.

Video Tutorial:
See this Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK


Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your

Here is the Crochet Pattern
 I came up with.
Skill: Super duper easy

Materials :
Hook : C/2-2.75MM
Crochet Thread #10 in black ( takes very little)
80 assorted beads ( I used assorted sized pearls and gold beads)
Bead needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)

Pattern :
Thread your needle, and  thread all 80 beads

Once all the beads are threaded on,
slide them forward and ch 5,
**slide one bead up to the hook, and ch 5

Repeat ** until all 80 beads have been crocheted over.


Lastly, ch 5, and tie off with good sturdy knot.
A few more beaded necklaces I made.
Green glass beads  and off white thread.
Assorted button beads with red thread.
Large wooden beads on off White thread
Black with silver and pearl beads.

Another beaded Necklace I made can be seen at this LINK
And that's It!
I Love it
and plan on making 
many more!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Nacho - The Ornery Chihuahua Elf Is At It Again!

nacho found my New Doggie Cowboy hat.
Nacho thinks he is Ruff and Tuff

Rosie Bell got sick and had to wear the cone of shame,
So nacho wore one too.

Nacho wanted to have a
"Beanies for Brave Students" Beanie too.

Then I found him napping with our new grandaughter.

The next morning, he was snuggled in my socks.

Then, I found him in my bathroom!

hum.... wonder who the coal's for.

Then I am missing 2 candy canes off the tree.

Gonna miss Nacho,the ornery elf
when he heads back to the north Pole.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Yarn Ball Winder - Makes Yarn Cakes!

I was involved in the
"Craftanonimous Gift Exchange" this year,
and I received this yarn ball winder.
I was so surprised and excited to
receive such a wonderful gift!

I let it sit for about 2 weeks,
 till I had tie to play with it.
So, I am working on an order and my yarn became tangled,
 really tangled.......

Ok, it is time to try out the Yarn winder......
And I made a white cake!

That was so much fun, I think I'll make another one.


Then, I went through my left over yarn balls,
and did few more


And Just few more.

All of my left over yarn balls.
Became yarn cakes!!

I Love This thing.
No more chasing yarn balls around the room.
This one was ordered from Amazon...
You have got to get one.....
I don't know how I functioned with it!



Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hounds Tooth Scarf and Glove Crochet Patterns


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Scarf Pattern:
Skill Easy

Materials :
H- Hook
Worsted Weight yarn - Black and White

Stitches:
Chain  ( ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet ( dc)

Note: Ch 1 at the end of each row, does not count as a st, it is a turning ch.

Row  1 - With White yarn, Ch 20, 1 sc the 2 rd ch from hook,
counts as first sc, 1 sc in each ch, ch1 turn.

Row  2 - 1 sc in the first st, **1 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st,
Repeat From ** across row, ch 1 turn

Row  3 - Change to black yarn, leaving white attached, 1 sc in each dc,
1 dc in each sc, stitching over the white yarn across, ch 1 turn.

Row  4 - Change to white yarn, leaving the black yarn attached,
1 sc in each dc, 1 dc in each sc, stitching over the black yarn across, ch 1 turn.

Row  5-104 --  Change yarn every other row, repeating
Rows 3 and 4, or until scarf is as long as you want it.

Row 105 -Ending with white yarn, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 turn

Row 106 - 1 sc in each sc, tie off and weave in ends.

The Scarf may need to be blocked, I blocked mine.

Gloves :

I Love these gloves for driving.
I buy them at Target and Walmart.
I keep a pair in my purse, car and several other spots,
but, but I always think they are too short.
So I decided to make them longer.

The first thing I did was do a blanket st
 around the top of the glove.
Be sure to stretch the glove and try it on,
 to make sure you are not stitching to tightly.

Then I used the same technique I used for the
 Houndstooth scarf.
Using the pattern : dc, sc, dc, sc, .... 
and changing colors every row.
Each row I added a few increases
to make it sort of fan out.
And I Love them!

Stay warm and enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Big Dogs Crochet Patterns

I have had many requests for hats and Sweaters
for Medium to large Dogs.
Well, I have heard your requests
and have written a few Patterns.
The Crochet Pattern for
 the Striped Earflap hat is
now available in small,
Medium and large Dogs sizes
You can all 3 patterns in a bundle
Or

Large size fits 18 - 24 inch head
Approximately 35- 100 lb dog
You will find it at these links.
Ravelry PDF

Medium Size fits 15-17 inch head
Approximately 15-30 lb dogs
You will find the links
Ravelry PDF

Easy Chunky Dog Sweater is designed for any size Dog
From teeny to XXLarge
The pattern has instructions for measuring your dog,
and adjusting the pattern to fit your dog.
Ravelry PDF
Etsy

Warm Dog Sweater is designed for the
medium to large Dog
has instructions for measuring your dog
and adjusting the pattern to your dog.
** Includes both a flower and bow tie patterns.
Ravelry PDF


I also a few other Medium to large size hat patterns
 in both my Ravelry and Etsy Shop.
So now the
Medium and large Size
Dogs are not left out!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Elf on the Shelf - Nacho the Ornery Elf

Here at Posh Pooch Designs
we are doing the
"Elf on The Shelf"
With A little ornery
Chihuahua Elf Named Nacho.
Day 1 : Nacho in the Dog Cookies.

Day 2 : Nacho in the yarn Basket
Day 3 : nacho in the Spice Cabinet
Day 4: Nacho with baby Jesus
Day 5 : Nacho getting tickled by Maximo and Rosie
Day 6 : Nacho talking with the Wreath Chihuahuas
Day 7 : Nacho Shopping on line
Day 8 : Nacho in the Sleigh 
Day 9 : Nacho in the Coffee Cup on the Spiral Stand.
Day 10 : Nacho Blaming his accident on Rosie Bell.

Day 11 : Nacho watching Duck Dynasty.

Well, That is the first 11 days with
Nacho
The Ornery Chihuahua Elf!