Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Beaded Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern

Several people sent me pictures of  a
 similar hat Worn by 
Savannah Guthrie From the Today Show, 
asking if I knew were they could 
find a crochet pattern
or were they could buy one.
See the picture of the original hat here
after much investigation I could find neither.
So I wrote my own.
Beaded Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern
Please , add this pattern
 to your favorites on
Ravelry
Skill- Easy

Materials -
Hook: H
Yarn: WW (4) Black yarn - I used Impeccable
Yarn Needle
42 Silver pony beads

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

Gauge - Approx. 15 stitches = 4 inches


Getting Started:
Thread the needle with the yarn, then feed all 42 beads on the yarn. You will put the beads forward as we make the hat until the beads are needed

Remove the needle and set aside.

Notes: Ch 1 does not count as a st, Push beads forward as we crochet
until they are needed.
We will be starting with the band of the hat.

R : 1 - Ch 25, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the, and in each across, ch 1 turn.
 ( 24 sc)

R : 2 - Working in the back loops on the row and in each row of the band,
1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn  (24 sc)

R : 3-12 - Repeat R: 2


R : 13 - We will begin using the beads on this row, 1 sc in the 1st 4 sc, 
pull up a bead and sc in the next sc, *sc in the next 2 sc, pull up a bead 
and sc in the next sc* , Repeat From * to * 4 more times, 
1 sc in each of the last 4 sc, ch 1 turn  ( 24 sc, 6 beads)

R : 14 & 15  - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, (24 sc)

R : 16- Repeat R : 13

R : 17 - 18   - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, (24 sc)

R : 19  - Repeat R : 13

R : 20 & 21 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, (24 sc)

R : 22 - Repeat R : 13

R : 23 & 24 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, (24 sc)

R : 25 - Repeat R : 13

R : 26 & 27 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, (24 sc)

R ; 28 - Repeat R : 13

R : 29 & 30 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, (24 sc)

R : 31 - Repeat R : 13

R : 32 & 33 -1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, (24 sc)

R : 34 - Repeat R : 13

R : 35 & 36 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, (24 sc)
R : 37- 76  - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, (24 sc)

R : 77 -1 sc in each sc,  (24 sc) Do not tie off, Band should measure 19 inches across.

Put the 2 ends together, right side out, sew together with sc stitches,
do not tie off.


R : 78 - 1 sc in the end of each row around had band, join to the
1st sc with a sl st, ch 3
( 78sc)


R: 79 - 80 1 dc in each sc around, join, ch 3 ( 78 dc)

R : 81 - *1 dc in the next 6 dc, dctog the next 2 dc, *
Repeat from * to * around hat, join, ch 3  ( 60 dc, 9 dc dec)


R : 82 - Repeat R : 81 ( 53 dc, 7 dc dec)

R : 83 - * 1 dc in the next 4 dc, dctog the next 2 dc*,
Repeat From * to *, join ch 3 (


R : 84 - Repeat R : 83

R : 85 - * 1 dc in the next 2 dc, dctog the next 2 dc*,
Repeat From * to *, join ch 3


R : 86 - Repeat R : 85

R : 87 - * 1 dc in the next dc, dctog the next 2 dc*, 
Repeat From * to *, join ch 3

R : 88 - *dctog the next 2 dc*, Repeat from * to *, join,
 tie off  leaving a 12 in tail of yarn.

Use the tail to sew closed the hole at the top of the hat.

This pattern was so fun to design!



Monday, February 24, 2014

I Mustashe You a Question?

I decided to make a Mustache hat for my niece 
for her Birthday,

 She loves Mustache anything.
Then I thought, 
Wouldn't that be cool on a Mug Rug.
And then I thought I should
 put one on a hat for my Dog!
Doesn't he look cute!
See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at this LINK


I "Mustache" You a Question Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill- Easy

Materials -
Hook: H
Yarn: a small amount of any Worsted Weight yarn,
Yarn Needle: to weave in ends

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip stitch ( sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Pattern:
Basic Mustache -
Ch 16, Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook:

             slst      slst      slst     sc     hdc   2dc    hdc     slst    hdc    2dc   hdc     sc     slst     slst   slst
     O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O



For the Handle Bar Mustache-
Ch 22, staring in the 2nd ch from the hook:

slst  slst  slst  slst  slst  slst  sc   hdc  2dc hdc  slst  hdc 2dc hdc sc  slst slst  slst  slst  slst  slst 
 OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

You may need to block to shape the curly ends.


Now, have some Fun!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Dog Collar

St. Patrick's Day Dog Collar 


This pattern was originally 
designed to be used for a 
fund raiser for a 
Chihuahua Rescue.


I decided to update the pattern 
and release it, 
for everyone to use.


It can be made with a Bow tie or Shamrock.
St. Patrick's Day Dog Collar Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials :
Hook: H
Worsted Weight yarn -- Green and White
Fun Fur - Green and White
1 Gem - for each collar
 Fabric Glue or Hot glue and gun

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

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

Collar :
R : 1 - With yarn of choice, ch 7, 1 dc  in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
1 dc in the next 5 chs, turn.

R : 2 - ch 3, skip the next st, 2 dc in the next st, skip the next st, 
2 dc in the next st, skip the next st, 1 dc in the last st, turn.

R : 3 - Ch 3, 2 dc in the sp between the 1st 2 dc, 
2 dc in the space between the 2nd 2 dc, 1 dc in the last dc. 
 ( ch 3, 2 V sts, 1 dc).

R : 4 - R : 20   -  Repeat R : 3

You will repeat R : 3 until collar is the desired length and 
 fits around your dog's neck.

R : 21 - Place the two ends together and sl st the ends closed, 
work in ends and tie off.

Trim:
Attach eyelash yarn to top edge of the collar,
 1 sc in each row around the top, eye lash yarn is not very stretchy, 
so sc loosely. tie off, weave in the ends.

Repeat this around the bottom edge of the collar as well.


Shamrock - 
Ch 5, in the 3rd ch from the hook - ( 3 dc, ch2 sl st) 
to form the first petal, (*ch2, 3 dc, ch2, sl st) to form the 2nd petal, 
repeat 2 more times to make 4 petals, ch 4, turn and sl st back 
up ch to form a stem, join and tie off.

I used hot glue to attach the gem, you can also use fabric glue,
 it takes longer to dry.

Sew on Front of Collar with matching yarn.

Bow tie :
R : 1 - Ch 13, with choice of yarn, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in the next 11 chs, ch1 turn.

R 2 -6 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn

R : 7 -1 sc in each sc, tie off, weave in ends.

Cut a 12 inch piece of contrasting yarn and wind it around the
 center of the bow tie several times and tie in the back.

Sew on front of Collar with matching yarn

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chunky Reflective Yarn Headband Crochet Pattern

With Flash




Without Flash

  Chunky Reflective Yarn Headband Crochet Pattern -

Please, Add This Crochet pattern To Your

Skill - Easy

Materials-
Hook J
C1 - Black  - 2 strands of Worsted Weight - Red Heart Super Saver
C2 - Reflective Yarn  by Red Heart - pink 
( If you use the Hobby Lobby brand reflective yarn,
 you will want to use 2 strands of yarn)

Stitches-
Chain -ch
Single Crochet - sc
Double Crochet -  dc

Note: Ch 2 at the end of rows does not count as a st.

R 1 :  With C1, Ch 10 , 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch, ch1, turn
R 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn
R 3 -9 : Repeat R : 2
R 10 - 1 sc in each sc, turn, ch 3
R : 11 - Change to C2,  1 dc in the 1st St, * skip the next st, 2 dc in the next st, Repeat * 3 more times ( only 2 for thin band) turn
R 12 : Ch 3, 1 dc in the space between 1st & 2nd dc, * 2 dc in the space between the next 2 dc ( v st) Repeat from * 3 more times ( 2 for thin band), turn
R 13 - 28 : Repeat R 12 Alternating 2 rows of black and 2 rows of pink,
R 29 : With C1, Ch1, sc in each st, ch1, turn
R 30 : 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn
R 31 - 39 : Repeat R 30
Add more rows or subtract rows to fit your head.
Put the 2 ends together and sl st closed.

With C2, sc evenly around both edges of the headband.



Hope you have fun with this pattern!





Friday, February 14, 2014

AND THE WINNER IS..............................

Happy Valentines Day!

The Winner of the 
Reflective Yarn 
Give away is....

Trish Bugg of 
Middleton, Ohio

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

Please contact me 
with your shipping address 
by Monday, the 17th.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Birthday Dog Hat Crochet Pattern -

Well, Its my Birthday, 
so I decided to celebrate by giving you a gift!
This hat fits the kitty cats, too!
Birthday Dog Hat Crochet Pattern


See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK




Birthday Dog Hat Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook -H
Tape Measure
Yarn Needle
Yarn - Hobby Lobby's I Love This yarn royal Blue -C1, Lime Green C2, Red C3
           Any Worsted Weight (4) Yarn

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

Hat Pattern : Getting Started-
 The first thing you need to do is measure your dog's head according to the picture.
measure loosely, accounting for thickness of hair.
To make the hat larger you can either go up a hook size or two.
or you add additional chs to the ear hole chains.

Size: Pattern worked as written,  will fit approximately a 8-15 lb dog.

Notes: 
Ch 3 at the end of each row  counts as dc.
rows are joined with a slst.

Hat - Starting at the top of the hat.
R: 1 - With C1, Ch 4, 4 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, join with a sl st, ch 3. (5dc)

R: 2 - *1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, repeat from *, join ch 3 (7dc)
  .
R: 3 - Repeat pattern From R: 2 (10dc)

R: 4 - *1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the st,, repeat from * around, join, ch 3 (12dc)

R: 5 - Repeat  R: 4 (15dc)

R: 6 - Repeat R: 4 (18dc)

R: 7 - Repeat R: 4 (22dc)

R: 8 - Repeat R: 4 (27dc)

R: 9 - Forming the ear holes,
1dc in the 1st 2 dc,
ch15, sk the next 6 dc, 1 dc in the next 9dc,
ch15, sk the next 6 dc, 1 dc in the next 3 dc,
 join to top of ch3, ch3
3+ch15(-6)+9+ch15(-6)+3
 30 chs + 15 dc = 45 sts

R: 10 - 1 dc in each st and in each ch around hat brim, join, ch 3(45dc)

R: 11 - 1 sc in each dc for flat edge party hat.

R: 12 - Ruffle Edge party hat -
Change to C-2,
(2 dc, ch 1), in each dc around hat brim, to form the ruffle edge,
tie off and weave in the end.
Brim will sit a little ruffly,

Ties: make 2
With C3, Ch 25, 1 dc in the end of the ch, turn and sl st back up the ch,
 attach tie to the hat, at the center of the ear hole on the underside of the hat brim.

Pom poms:  Make 3, one in each color.
With C2 wrap yarn around your 3 middle fingers about 25 times.
With a piece of yarn, lace it through the loops and tie securely.
Trim the loops evenly and  attach the one pompom to the top
of the Hat and the other 2 to the front of the hat.

I think Maximo is done celebrating!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Frisbee Dog Toy Crochet Pattern

These are so fun - and they really fly!!

I was throwing them across the room, 
for some indoor exercise with the pooches.
The pooches are so proud of themselves, 
for bringing them back to me.
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your

The 2 small ones measure 5 inches,
Purple is 2 strands of acrylic,
 and the Yellow green is 
1 strand acrylic and 1 strand Reflective yarn.
 The large one measures 7 inches 
and is 1 strand cotton yarn and 1 strand Acrylic yarn.

Skill - Easy peasy

What you Need: 
Small amount of Any Worsted Weight yarns, Can be acrylic or cotton.
G hook for 5 inch,  or H hook 7 inch ( these approximate sizes)
Yarn Needle - for sewing in ends.
Stitch Marker

Stitches: 
Chain - ch
Slip Stitch - sl st
Single Crochet - sc

Notes:  Pattern is worked in rounds. Stitch tightly for best results.
Pattern is worked using 2 strands of yarn together. St counts are in ( ).

You may find it curing up some around R: 4, But don't worry it will flatten out.

Ok, lets get started:

R : 1 - Ch 10, join in a circle with a sl st, work 20 sc in the circle, DO NOT JOIN ( 20 sc)

R : 2 - 1 sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in the next st, Repeat around (30)
R : 3 - 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, Repeat around, 
1 sc in the last 2 sc,  ( 37)
R : 4 - 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc,  Repeat around,
1 sc in the last 3 sc ( 43)
            Skip to R : 6 for a 5 inch toy
R : 5 - 1 sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, Repeat around
1sc in the last 3 sc, ( 48)
R : 6 - 1 sc in each sc, ( 48) ( 43 for 5 inch)

We will start decreasing here:
R : 7 - 1 sc in the next 7 sc, st the next 2 sctog, Repeat around,
1 sc in the last 2 sc ( 43)
R : 8 - 1 sc in the next 5 sc, st the next 2sctog, Repeat around 
1 sc in the last sc,( 38)
R : 9 - 1 sc in the next sc, st the next 2 sctog, Repeat around 
1 sc in the last sc( 26)
R : 10 - 1 sl in each sc around, (26) tie off and weave in ends.
Better then a ball, Because you don't knock over lamps
when playing in the house.
Plus my little pooches have a hard time getting
 their small mouth around a ball. 
These are perfect.
They love them so much, they took
 them to their favorite sunny spot.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Red Heart Yarn Give Away!

I am So excited to do this
 Give away!
Sent me a bag of Goodies.

So I am going to do a couple 
of Give a ways.
The First give away is 
3 Skeins of the new 
Reflective yarns
1 black,  yellow and  green
of Reflective yarn.
I am so impressed with this yarn.
I Love it because it is perfect 
for Dog hats and sweaters.
But it is also human friendly!


How to enter to the Give Away
 to Win these 3 skeins of yarn

It is very simple:

Like my facebook page

Follow This Blog, 
then
Then comment,
 with your name,
 here on the blog 

Extra entries:

Pin to pinterest, or
share on Google+ 

Comment on the blog where you shared.

Winner will be 
randomly chosen
from the blog comments,  
on Feb. 14, 2014













Monday, February 3, 2014

Jelly Bean Slouchy Hat By Snappy Tots!

Today's Featured 
Free Pattern is the 
By Snappy Tots!
I Love This pattern.
I Love Slouchy hats!

You can find it at this link:
 It has amazing texture 
and the is super easy to make.
The pattern is beginner friendly.
I chose Black and 
Black light yarn from
 Red heart on this one.
 One my 2nd hat I just used 4 different 
Worsted weight yarns I had on hand.
Depending on what color yarns
 you choose, 
and how you stripe it 
you get different results!
The way the hat is made it could 
easily be a ponytail hat, as well.