Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Cowl of Leftovers

Christmas Cowl of Leftovers
I was going through my plastic tub of Christmas yarn.
 I have several balls of yarn leftovers  from various Christmas projects. And as I played with them, I thought, "Oh this one
 or that one would make a nice Christmas cowl".

Some are Sparkly, some are furry, some are plain. 
I love all sorts of textures and colors of yarn.

Then I thought, "I'll crochet a cowl with them all!"
So I did.
I LOVE IT!!!!

So here is what I did.
You need to think more like an artist on this project. Relax and let your creative juices flow.
And although, This Cowl is designed with Christmas Yarns, you can make this with any yarn leftovers you have on hand.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK
Okay, lets get started!
This Cowl is stitched in rounds.
I will not be giving the yarn color changes.


as I just used up what I had, and changed colors, 
when I ran out of each color.

Christmas Cowl Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

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Skill: Easy

Materials -
Hook - K / 6.5 MM
Left over Yarns of Various weights, colors and textures.
All Worsted Weight yarns(4) are stitched with 2 strands held together.
All Chunky yarn is stitched single strand.(5 or 6)
The fun fir is stitched with 2 strands.

Stitches-
Chain ( ch)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Skip ( sk)

Size: About 27 Inches around, and 6 inches tall.

R: 1 - With 2 strands of any WW(4) yarn, Ch 81, join in a circle,
 being careful not to twist the ch.

81 chs = about 27 inches,
 If you want a longer cowl add chs in increments of 3.
3 ch = 1 inch

R: 2 - 1 sc in each ch around, join ( 81sc)

Stitch Count will be 81 through out the rest of the project.

R: 3 - From here on out, do not join. 
*ch 1, sk the next st, 1 sc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around.

The Rest of the Cowl is stitched in the round without Joining.

R: 4 - *ch 1, sk the next st, 1 sc, in the next sc*
Repeat From * to * around.

Make sure you st the scs in the scs, for the pattern to look right.
It gives it a little bit of a ribbing effect.

R: 5-20 - Repeat R : 4

This will make your Cowl About 6 inches Wide, If you want your cowl wider,
 just add more rows.

R: 21 - For a furry trim, With 2 strands of fun fur, 
or 1 strand ww and 1 strand of fun fur.

1 sc in each st around, join this row for a nice even trim.
tie off and weave in all your ends.

I think this cowl is so festive and fun!!
What a fun way to use up some of
 those left over yarn scraps!
And you can Make this Cowl in any colors for a cowl you can wear any time of year.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Freebie - Dog Tuxedo Bib - Dressy Dog Bib

Thank you to all my Fans, 
Friends and Followers.

To Thank you
The Tuxedo Dog Bib  - Dressy Dog Bib
Crochet Pattern

 is Free  To Day Only! 
Nov. 27th, 2014
ends at mignight.(MST)
I was asked by a Dog Rescue to design a 
Dog Bib style collar crochet pattern 
that could be made in any size.

So I did! No fussy buttons..it just slips on!

And if you use a sturdy WW yarn - it will be washable!
This is a fun and easy pattern- 
And a fun way to add a little style to your
 dog’s wardrobe without a sweater.

Instructions for measuring your dog and 
sizing the pattern to them, are included in the pattern.

It is very versatile in the you can use any kind of yarn,
 it can be made for either a boy or girl, and in any size!
How to get this pattern For FREE.
Dressy Dog Bib
Add The pattern to Your Raverly Cart 
and then add the coupon code
THANK YOU

Please, add this Pattern to your favorites, 
While you are there!
Please, do not share the coupon code, 
But rather,
Share the Blog Link.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ISAAC MIZRAHI Yarn Review and Free Cowl Crochet Pattern

I was shopping for some yarn at Micheal's 
for a couple of orders and walked past the 
on an end cap.
I have to say I was not impressed at first glance.
They were interesting, but not practical to me.
I then saw the Lexington yarns.

They were big, fat chunky yarns and very, very soft.
I do love the chunky yarns
This one caught my eye with all the bright colors
 and random blotches of colors.
It is called Stuyvesant
I really enjoyed working with this yarn. 
I found it chunky and thick, but not difficult to crochet with. 
Some chunky yarns tend to get to thick and stiff when crocheted, 
This one did not do that.

So decided to make a cowl from this thick chunky yarn 
and am very pleased with the outcome.

I also, Found the cowl to be comfortable, not bulky.
It felt light to wear, while still being thick and warm.


See The Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

Super Chunky V-Stitch Cowl Crochet pattern
 By Sara Sach

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Skill:
Super Easy

Materials:
Hook - P
Yarn - Chunky ( 6) 1 skein, 69 yards, 4.93 oz
I used  ISSAC MIZRAHI Yarn, Lexington - Stuyvesant

Stitches:
Chain ( ch)
Slip Stitch ( slst)
Double Crochet ( dc)
V- Stitch  - Vst -(dc, ch1, dc, in the same st)
skip - sk

Size:  36 X 6 inches

Notes: Ch 5 at beginning of rounds counts as a dc, ch2


R : 1 - Ch 48, join in a loop without twisting the ch.

R : 2 - ch3 ( counts as 1st dc) *ch 2, sk 2 chs, Vst in the next ch*,
Repeat from * to * around, ch2, skip the last 2 chs, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
 ch1, join to the ch 3. ( 16 V sts)

R : 3 - Slst in the ch1 space of the 1st Vst, V St in that same space,
* ch 2, sk 2 sts, Vst in the ch1 space of the next Vst *
Repeat From * to * around, ch2, sk2 sts, join to the 1st Vst.
( 16 Vsts)

R : 4-6  - Repeat R : 3, tie off, weave in your ends, at the end of R : 6

Cowl Band -
Ch 48, wrap ch around the cowl were you joined 3 times,
 and fasten on the underside of the cowl.
Tie off weave in your ends.
I used Isaac Mizrahi - Central Park Yarn (6) for the cowl
and 2 strands of pink WW(4) for the bands, 
and big pink Button.


I just love all the colors and 
splashes of color of this yarn.
 If you would like to see all the 
others colors of yarn.
Just click the link Below

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mini Mitten Christmas Ornaments

Mini Mitten Christmas Ornaments 
Crochet Pattern

These are so cute and fun!!!
They are going to look perfect
 on my Christmas Tree.
These little Mittens 
are only 4 inches tall.
I whipped these 3 mittens 
up in about 30 minutes!
I want to make a bunch more!!


See the Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Mini Mittens Ornament Crochet pattern
 By Sara Sach


Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Mitten measure about 4 inches

Skill - Easy

Materials :
Hook- H
Assorted Worsted yarns ( 4) Small amounts of several colors

Stitches:
Chain - (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet ( hdc)
Double Crochet ( dc)

Ch 1 at end of rounds, does not count as a st.

R : 1 - With your main color, Ch 4, ( counts as 1st dc)
 7 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join to top of ch 4, ch 1( 8dc)

R : 2 - 2 dc in the each dc around, join ch 1 ( 16 dc)

R : 3 - R: 4 -1 dc in each dc, join, ch 1 ( 16 dc)

R : 5 - Making the thumb bump, ch 5, turn, sk 1st 3 chs,(counts as 1st dc),
1 dc in the last 2 chs( 16 dc)

Then 1 dc in each double around, join, ch 1
( 16 dc + the 3 dc of the Thumb bump)

R : 6 -1 dc in each dc, join, ch 1 ( 16 dc)

R : 7 - Change yarn  to mitten cuff color,
1 hdc in each dc, join, ch 1 ( 16 hdc)

R : 8 - 1 sc in each hdc, join ch 9, join ch to the 1st ch to form a loop,
 tie off and weave in your ends.
These are going to look perfect with  my 
Mini Stockings
And Mini Sweaters
I am so excited to decorate 
the Christmas Tree,
this year!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday Sale - 2014

I decided To Start my 
Black Friday Sale 2014 
 Early - TODAY!

I am Running it Through 
my Artfire Shop.
All The items Listed in my 
Are 50-75% off.
Be sure to scroll down 
to see All the items.

Click the Link to See all The
items 
Black Friday Sample Sale

These items are one of a kind
 and ready to ship.
There are Hat and Scarf Sets
Scoodies
The items you see in the picture 
are the exact items you will receive.

Many fun hats.
Please Check out the 
Black Friday Sample sale
For big Savings.



Happy Shopping!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Mini Christmas Stockings Crochet Pattern

This Crochet Pattern, Mini Christmas Stockings,
Was a request by one of my fans.
She wants to fill them with 
Dog cookies and treats to raise
 money for A Chihuahua Rescue.
And I think it is a great idea.

And they are perfect for human cookies and treats.
And Gift Cards!

The Stockings measure approximately
5 inches from toe to heel, and 6.5 inches long.

This pattern is fun, easy and stitches up quickly.
And depending on yarn colors, 
you can make all sorts of styles.



See The Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Mini Christmas Stockings Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Please, add the Crochet pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook -H
Yarn - Worsted Weight ( 4) Small amounts
I just used what I had laying around the house.

Stitches -
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet ( fpdc)

Size: 5 inches from toe to heel, and 6.5 inches long.

Notes: Ch 3 count as a dc,
When changing colors, Ch 3 after the color change

R : 1 - Starting at the toe of the stocking,
Ch 4,( counts as 1st dc) 9 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
join to top of ch 4, ch 3 ( 10 dc)

R : 2 - *2 dc in the 1st dc, 1 dc in the next dc*, 
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3 ( 15 dc)

R : 3 - Change colors, 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 1

R : 4 - Repeat R : 3

R : 5 - 1 dc in the 1st 10 dc, ch 3 turn ( 10 dc)
 Leave the last 5 un stitched.

R : 6  - 1 dc in each dc, ch 3, turn

R : 7 - Change yarn back to the toe colors,
 for the heel, 1 dc in each dc, ch 3, turn

R : 8 - 1 dc in each dc, ch 3,
 slip stitch up the back of the heel, cut yarn,
weave in the end.


R : 9 - Attach the Main color yarn to the back of the heel,
dc evenly around the top of the of the stocking,
you need to have 22 dc, join, ch 3

R : 10 - 14 -- 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 ( 22dc)

R : 15 - Change color for Stocking band, 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 ( 22dc)

R : 16 - *1 dc in the 1st dc, 1 fpdc in the next st*, Repeat around, join,
Ch 15, join the ch to the same st and tie off, 
to make a loop for hanging the stocking.

I had so much fun making these, and love the test stockings, too.
I had Christmas Music playing,
 "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree",
 and "I want a Hippopotamus For Christmas"!

Make some and fill them with goodies!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mini Sweater Ornaments Crochet Pattern

I am Very excited!! We are having an
"Ugly Christmas Sweater Party"
at at out house.
I want to give out prizes for the Ugliest Sweaters,
So I designed some little sweaters.
They are just adorable!




See the video tutorial on my Youtube channel at this Link

Mini Sweater Christmas Ornaments
By Sara Sach
Please, add the Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - H
Worsted weight (4) Small Amount of Christmas yarns

G-Hook and Sock weight Yarn was used to make the smaller sweater.
2 inch Paperclips for hangers

Stitches:
Chain ( ch)
Slip Stitch ( slst)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Skip ( sk)

Mini Sweater measures approx. 5 inch
Sock Weight yarn was used to make the
smaller sweater and measure about 4.5

Note - ch 1 is a turning ch and does not count as a st.
The Color changes for stripes are not noted.

R : 1 - Ch 16 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook
and in each ch across, ch1 turn.
(15 sc)

R : 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, (15 sc)

R : 3-12 - Repeat R: 2

R : 13 - Repeat R : 2, Then ch 8, Turn.

R : 14 - 1 slst in the 2nd ch and in each ch across,
1 slst in each sc,  Then ch 8, Turn.
(7+15+7=29sc)

R : 15  - 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
1 sc in each ch and in each sl st across, ch 1, turn.
(29 sc)

R : 16 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

R : 17 - R: 18 - Repeat R : 16

R : 19 - ( neck opening)1 sc in the next 10 sc, 
ch 9, sk the next 9 sc, 
1 sc in the last 10 sc, ch 1, turn

R : 20 - 1 sc in the next 10 sc, 1 sc in each ch, 
1 sc in the last 10 sc, ch 1, turn.

R : 21- 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn ( 29 sc)

R : 22 - R: 23 Repeat R : 20

R : 24 - sl st in the 1st 7 sts, 1 sc in the next 15 sc, 
leave the last 7 sts un-worked.
(15 sc)

R : 25 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

R : 26 -38 - Repeat R: 25, Then tie off.

Fold the Sweater in half, with the wrong side facing out.
Sew the sides together, and flip to the right side.
Decorate with buttons, 
bows or whatever!
To use the Paperclips as hangers, Bend them open and 
just slide them in the neck hole.
These are so fun,even if you are not having a party.
Slide a Gift card in side,  a little toy or candy!
I wish I had time to make one for everyone coming to our party!
Now I need to make me a sweater, 
or maybe hit Goodwill 
for a fun and silly Christmas sweater!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Reflective Front Post Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

I made This hat for my 
handsome Son.

 He likes to work on his Jeeps at night,
 as well as, play around with his jeeps
up in the mountains,
The reflective yarn,
will Reflect off Headlights, so other Jeeps 
and vehicles will see him.

I am trying to keep Him safe!

The picture on the top left 
is without the flash,
 The Other 2 are with the flash.
Isn't He a handsome model???

These pictures where taken 
right off my back deck.
 You can see it was snowing 
and very cold.

Reflective Front Post Beanie Crochet pattern
 By Sara Sach
Please, add this Crochet pattern to Your 

Skill - Easy

Materials -
Hook - I
Yarn - Worsted Weight ( 4)
I used Reflective Yarn - Hobby Lobby yellow -about 3.5 oz
Teal - I Love This yarn - hobby Lobby - about 2 oz

Stitches -
Chain ( ch)
Slip Stitch  - sl at
Single Crochet ( sc)
Double Crochet (dc0
Front post Double Crochet ( fpdc)

Size - Fits a Head measurement of 20-22 inches.

R : 1 - Ch 5, form in a circle with a sl st. ch3( counts as 1st dc)
 dc11 more times in the ring, join to ch 3, (12 dc)

R : 2 - Ch 3, *1 fpdc in the next st, 1 dc in the same st*
Repeat around, join,
(24 sts)

R : 3 - Ch 3, *1 fpdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, *
 Repeat From * to *, join,(36 sts)

R : 4 - Ch 3, *1 fpdc in the next st, 1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next st, *
Repeat From * to *, join,(48 sts)

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

R : 6  - Ch 3, *1 fpdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, * Repeat From * to *,
join,(72 sts)

R : 7 - Repeat R : 6 (72 sts)

R : 8-9  - Change Color and Repeat R : 6 (72 sts)

R : 10-11 - Change Color and Repeat R : 6 (72 sts)

R : 12-13  - Change Color and Repeat R : 6 (72 sts)

R : 14-15   - Change Color and Repeat R : 6 (72 sts)

R : 16 - Change Color, 1 sc in each st around join, ch 1 (72 sts)

R : 17-1 sc in each st around join, ch 1 (72 sts)

R : 18 -1 sc in each st around join, tie off, weave in your ends. (72 sts)
With Flash

 He loves his hat!
Although I used some 
reflective yarn, Any 
worsted weight yarn will 
work for this pattern.
Without Flash
You can see the snowflakes falling in this pic.

And if you have never done
 a Front post Double Crochet Stitch,
 it is a good pattern to learn on.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dog Bone Christmas Stocking - RE- Release Free Crochet Pattern


I am re- releasing this 
Christmas Stocking Crochet pattern.
Dog Bone Shaped Christmas Stocking. 
It was previously a paid pattern, 
and I am making it Free here on my Blog -
I have made them many times
 for others, and for myself.
It is a pretty easy crochet pattern,
and fun to make in different colors of yarn.

I have sold many of the patterns,
But wanted to make it free, 
because it is used for a lot of  different 
Dog Rescue Fund raisers this time of year.

I also have a Paw print Stocking 
that I will be re -releasing
next week,
As a Free Pattern on the Blog, as well.

 Dog Bone Christmas Stocking Crochet pattern
 By Sara Sach

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Skill - Easy

Materials -
Hook - size H
yarns- Worsted Eight ( 4) 1 skein - 7 oz, 
Small amount of red for ribbon
I used - I Love this Yarn  Sparkle - White, and Red
    
 Stitches-
Chain                          ch
Slip stitch                     sl st
Double Crochet          dc
Half Double Crochet  hdc

Size - 

Measures Approximately 12 inches long By 8 inches at the widest part.

Make 2 - Front and back

R: 1 - Ch 21, starting in the second ch from the hook,
 7 dcs, 6 scs, 7 dc, ch 2 turn

R : 2 - Dc in second ch from the hook , dc in each st, 
2 dc in last dc , ch1 turn

R : 3 - 1 dc in each st, ch 2, turn

R : 4 & 5 : repeat row 3

R :  6 - Skip first st, dc in each st, sl st in the last stick, tie off.

R : 7  - Count in 4 sts, and re-attach yarn, 15 dc, 
leaving the last 4 un-worked, ch 2 turn

R : 8 -15 dc, ch 2 turn

R : 9-13 : Repeat Row 8, tie off

R : 14 - Ch 3, attache with a sl st, to the top right side of the bone,
 1 sl st in each dc across row, ch 4, turn

R : 15 -  Starting at the second ch from the hook, 
dc in each ch, ss ch, then ch 2

R : 16  -  Dc in second ch from the hook, dc in each dc across row,
 2 dc in last dc, ch 1, turn

R : 17 - Dc in each dc, ch 1, turn

R: 18 - Repeat Row 17

R:  19  - Skip first st, dc in each dc, sl st in last dc, ch 2 turn

Row 20 : Skip 1st 2 sts, 7 dc, 6 sc, 7 dc, sl st in last st, fasten off.

Put the two bones together,  sc around the bone starting at the top right side.
 Sc around the top opening of the stocking, 
then ch 12 and attach the chain to the top left side for a hanger.



To make the Ribbon : With Red Sparkle Yarn , or sparkle yarn  of your choice.
Ch 65, 1 hdc in each ch, ch 1 turn
1 hdc in each hdc, tie off, work in ends.


Lay the ribbon out in a cross bow pattern. 
Cut a 24 in piece of yarn and wrap it tightly around the center of the cross
 to form the center of the bow. tie tightly and attach to the Dog bone stocking.
Here is a picture of a Custom order I did, 
of 3 Dog Bone Stockings
 with paw prints.



Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas Gift Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Christmas Sequin Gift Bag - Holiday Party Purse!!!!
I had some of the Beautiful Sequin yarn left. 
I Just could not let it sit there.
So I made a fun and Glitzy Christmas Gift bag.
The bag measures 5 X 9 inches.
I took the picture out in the 
crisp morning air so the sequins would sparkle.

I think this is the perfect bag for a bottle 
of perfume, or a lovely piece of jewelry,
Candy, treats and teddy bears, and just about anything.
This bag will give it a lovely homemade 
touch, while still being glamorous. 
It is also the perfect size to use as a purse
 for that Christmas party, or Holiday celebration.
Holds your wallet, keys and phone and you are ready to go!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK
Christmas Gift Bag Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add the pattern to yourRavelry Favorites

Size: Measures 5 x 9 inches

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - I
Yarn - Worsted Weight ( 4) 2.5 oz, 100 yards
I used Hobby Lobby - yarn bee- Sequin Diva - Red Hot
White fun fur - Small amount
White Worsted weight - Small amount.

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Double Crochet ( dc)
Triple Crochet ( tr)
Skip ( sk)

Notes:
Ch3 counts as dc
Rounds are joined with a slst

R: 1 - Ch 16, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook ,
  1 dc in the next 11 chs, 2 dc in the last ch, turning, 

working down the OPPOSITE side of the ch, 

2 dc in the 1st st,
 1 dc in the next 11 chs, 2 dc in the last join, ch3

( 30 dc) This amount of Stitches will be the same for R: 1-13

R: 2  and 3 - 1 dc in each dc, join

R: 4 - Ch3, 1 dc in the next st, Cross back and dc in the st before the ch3
*Skip the next dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dcs,
Cross back over and dc in the sk dc*
Repeat 9 times, join,

R: 5 and R: 6 -  Ch3, 1 dc in each dc, join

R: 7 - Repeat R : 4

R: 8 and 9 -  Ch3, 1 dc in each dc, join

R: 10 -Repeat R : 4

R: 11 - R: 13 - Ch3, 1 dc in each dc, join

R: 14 - ch 4,1 tr in the same st, *sk the next st, tr,ch1, tr in the next st*
Repeat around, join to the top ch of the ch4,

R: 15 - sl st into the center of the 1st Vst, - ch 4,1 tr in the same st,
 *sk the next st, tr,ch1, tr in the next st*
Repeat around, join to the top ch of the ch4.

R: 16 - With one strand of White yarn and 1 strand of White fun fur,
 sc in each st around, join and tie off. Weave in all your ends.

Drawstring - With 2 strands of the yarn, ch 60 make a 24 inch ch. 
Weave the drawstring through R : 14. I placed my ends to the side, 
but it is up to you where you want to place them. 
Tie a knot leaving about 3 to 4 inches at the ends

Fun Fur Pom pom -The Pom pom is made by wrapping 1 strand 
of yarn and 1 strand of fun fur around your 3 middle fingers. 
With a matching piece of yarn, tie securely though the center, 
then tie onto the knot of the drawstring. 
DO NOT cut the pompom or it will be a fun fur mess.
Fill Your Gift bags with candy 

Use them as a place setting.
Your guests can take it with them as a reminder of your
 fun Holiday Celebration!