Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Live Video Chat "How To Read A Crochet Pattern Part 2" | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat With Sara Sach
 of
Today's Video we are talking about 
How to Read a Crochet Pattern Part 2
last we we discussed the Beginning of the Pattern
 - Skill, Materials, Stitches and Notes.

To see Part 1 click this LINK

This we we are discussing the actual crochet pattern 
and how to read it.
See This Video, Part 2,
 on my Youtube Channel at this LINK


We are, again, using the Crochet Pattern
A Bracelet For Ayden as our example
You can find it at this LINK


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What's New This Week At 

Tissue Pouch Free Crochet Pattern
 And Video - LINK

Slide on Cotton Bandanna For Any Size Dog
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

And Dog Bone Applique
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Towel Bathing Suit cover with Crochet Trim
Free Crochet pattern and Video - LINK

Fun With Flip Flops
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Slide on Cotton Bandanna Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Slide on Cotton Bandanna Crochet Pattern
For Any Size Dog or Pet.
The Bandanna is crocheted with cotton yarn, 
and made to slide onto their collar.
Easy on and Easy off!
 It is Cute, cool and Comfy!
You can use your creative juices to create what 
every style you want for your dog, cat or pet.
And Because it is easy to adjust the pattern, 
will work for any size pet!

See The Cotton Slide on Bandanna Crochet Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK


Did you know that putting a bandanna on your dog, 
is great way to keep ticks, fleas and other bugs
off your dogs neck.

Cotton Slide on Bandanna Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H
Yarn- Cotton yarn - I used Peaches and cream I had on hand
Yarn Needle
Tape Measure
Dog Collar

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

Size: 3 chain = 1 inch + 2 chs 

Getting Started:  Measure your dog's neck divide in 1/2
Example - neck measurement 12 inches, you need a 6 inch bandanna
x 3  = 18 ch + 2 chs =20 beginning chains

Notes:
We are Starting at top band.
Ch1 does not count as a stitch.
Pattern is written for a 12 inch dog dog, 
           adjust according to your dog's neck measurement.

R: 1 Ch 19 , Hdc in3rd ch from the hook, and in each ch across, turn, ch1
(19 hdc)

R: 2 - 1 Hdc in each st across, turn, ch1 (19 hdc)

R: 3 -R: 4 - Repeat R: 2

Add or subtract rows here if needed.

R: 4 -Fold band over, stitching through both sides of the band,
1 sc in each st across, turn, Ch3 (19sc)

R: 5 - 1 dc in each sc across, turn, ch3 (19dc)

R: 6 - dc tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in next 15 dc, dc the last 2 dc tog, 
turn, do not ch3, (17 dc)

R : 7 - dc tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in next 13 dc, dc the last 2 dc tog, 
turn, do not ch3, (15 dc)

R: 8 - dc tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in next 11 dc, dc the last 2 dc tog, 
turn, do not ch3, (13 dc)

R: 9 - dc tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in next 9 dc, dc the last 2 dc tog, 
turn, do not ch3, (11 dc)

R: 10 - dc tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in next 7 dc, dc the last 2 dc tog, 
turn, do not ch3, (9 dc)

R: 11 -dc tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc, dc the last 2 dc tog, 
turn, do not ch3, (7 dc)

R: 12 - dc tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc, dc the last 2 dc tog, 
turn, do not ch3, (5 dc)

R: 13 -dc tog the 1st 2 dc, 1 dc in next 1 dc, dc the last 2 dc tog, 
turn, do not ch3, (3 dc) tie off weave in your ends.


Dog Bone Applique' 

See The Video For the Dog Bone Applque
 on my Youtube 
Channel at this LINK


Ch 10, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 8,
  (* Ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st, ch 2,  2 dc, ch 2, *) in the last ch,

 join to the 1st ch on the opposite side of the ch, 
sc in the next 8 chs, 
In the last sc repeat  (*to*), join and tie off,
 leaving a 18 inch tail to sew onto the bandanna.
What color Bandanna will your
 pooch be wearing 
this Summer.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cotton Tissue Pouch | Posh Pooch Designs

"Do you need a Tissue?"
"Tissue, I hardly Know You!"
A Little Humor, My Momma used to
 say this all the time.

They are perfect to toss in your purse, bag, or luggage.
And they are washable!

A Great way to use up all that left over Cotton yarn, too!
Oh, And They are super quick to make,
so make some to give away!
Especially this time of year, when everyone is sneezing!
One for my purse, 
One for my gym bag, and
 One for my yarn bag!
See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

Cotton Tissue Pouch Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H
Yarn – Cotton – I used peaches and Cream (some left overs I had on hand)
Yarn Needle
Hook for attaching to a bag - Optional
Tissues

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

Size: 5 X 3 Inches

Notes:
 Ch1 does not count as a st.

R: 1 – ch 15, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across, turn, ch1 (14sc)
R: 2 – 1 sc in each sc, turn, ch1 (14 sc)
R: 3 – R: 24 - Repeat R: 2

Trim:  Sc evenly on all 4 sides, placing 3 sc in each corner. Tie off weave in ends.

Fold the 2 sides in, pin in place if needed, then slst across each side.
For the loop – On the 2nd side, after you sl st across,
Ch 12, slst in the same st, Tie off, and weave in the ends.

Attach a clip and pop in the little tissue bag.

So, Keep Your nose clean with these cute little Tissue Pouches.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Live Video Chat - How To Read A Crochet Pattern Part 1 | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat With Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs

See TheVideo On my Youtube channel
 at this LINK
How to Read a Crochet Pattern - Part 1

I will be using the Crochet Pattern:
"A Bracelet For Ayden" at this LINK
It is a beginner pattern and great crochet pattern
 for learning how to read a pattern.

1. Pattern Skill - What skill level the pattern is.
Beginner, Easy, intermediate and Experienced

2.  Materials List - What you need:
Crochet Hook size , yarn type and how much, 
and how many, and any other notions needed.

3. Stitches  - The Stitches and Abreviations 
used in this Pattern

4. Size - The Size the finished project will 
be upon completion

Find Part 2 at This LINK

What's New This Week at 
Posh Pooch Designs

Square Cotton Wash Cloth
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Key Ring With Polymer Clay Beads

 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Cotton Headband Thick and Thin
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Cotton Soap Bag
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Round Cotton Washcloth
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Next Week - How to Read a Pattern
  - Part 2

Monday, April 17, 2017

Crochet Key Chain with Polymer Clay Beads | Posh Pooch Designs


Skill: 
Both the Crochet Keychain and  Beads are Beginner Projects
See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK

Materials for The Key Chain -
Crochet Hook - H
 Yarn- Cotton
Key Chain Ring
Yarn needle
Scissors
3 Polymer Clay beads - Pony Beads can be used in
               place of the polymer clay beads.
Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a Sc

R: 1 - Ch 4, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in the next 3 chs, turn, ch1 (3sc)
R: 1 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (3sc)
R : 3 - R: 12 - Repeat R : 2, tie off, leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn.

To make it longer, Continue to Repeat R:1 till desired length.

Wrap end of work over the edge of the ring, and sew down with the yarn tail.

Cut 3 pieces of yarn 12 inches long.
Attach to the opposite edge like  3 pieces of Fringe.


Polymer Clay Beads:

Before you start working With Your clay - Wash your hands.

Materials - Polymer clay, your choice of colors.
Tooth pics
Wooden Skewers
Parchment Paper
Oven - Set To 275
Work your clay the way we did when making
 buttons at this LINK
Cut your cane into 1/2 inch pieces and roll into balls.
Gently poke a whole and slide onto the Skewer.

1/2 inch Beads

Pre- heat oven to 275
Bake for 15 minutes
Let Beads rest for about 24 hours before using on your projects.

Have Fun and Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Live Video Chat - Answering Questions About My You Tube Channel | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat With Sara of
 Posh Pooch Designs

First let's Answer a Couple of Questions 
About My Youtube Channel


See Today's Live Video Chat on my 
Youtube Channel at This Link


"Is your Channel only For Crocheters?"
No, but mostly. I have some other crafts on there as well.
And planning on many more.

What is the Purpose For Your Youtube Channel?'
The reason I started my channel is basically for fun.
I enjoy yarn, Crochet ans Crafts and want 
to share it with others.
It also helps to pay for my rescue dogs vet bills.

"Where is the Link For the  Written Pattern?"
I thought a picture would answet this one.
Every crochet pattern I Video has a Written pattern
 on my Blog.
Before we video, we retest, update the pattern, as well as, 
and make new photos.

"Why do you Film the way you Do?"

How I Film My Videos for my Youtube Channel.
I received a really hateful message concerning my Youtube channel.  It was long and ranting. 
And I was quite confused as to why
 this person was so up set at me.  🙍
I finally realized she had not 
taken the time to watch my introductory Video
 to my Youtube Channel
The Video explains what my channel is all about.


See My Youtube introductory
 Video at this LINK


I messaged her back just one sentence.
"That's a lot of drama for something that is Free"!
Which is my new Motto for these situations.

How and Why I Film My Video like I do.
I film my videos the way I teach a group or small class.

I post the link For the Written Pattern so you will
 have it to reference.

When I teach a class, I do not stand behind you, 
with my arms around your neck,
 I stand in front of you and talk you through the instructions,
 as I crochet, turning my project and showing as I go.

 This way it works for both right and left handed people.
I Film across the table in Front of you. 
And, I do  turn my work or give further instructions, 
often through the video.

And did you Know you and freeze your Screen 
on your phone or Ipad, or tablet and watch it any
 angle you want?

Lastly, I am not perfect, I do miss speak or make mistakes

 that get missed at times.
Relax, Ask questions and remember to have Fun!💁

My Youtube Channel is NOT like other channels,
 and I don't want it to be. I want it to be Unique and Fun.
So stop asking me to be like everyone else...
It's not going to happen! 😜

Also - No Drama or Unkindness is aloud!
As My Grandma used to say, 
"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".

What's New this Week at 
Posh Pooch Designs

How to Make Easy Lavender Bath Bombs - LINK


Cotton Soap Bag Free 
Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Belly Band For Your Dog Free 
Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK


Dolly and Me Spring Beanies 
Free Crochet Pattern and Videos - LINK

Friday, April 7, 2017

Belly Band For All Size Dogs Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Stop Your Pooches From Marking, in Style!
Belly Band  Crochet Pattern For Any
 and All Size Dogs
This Pattern is completely adjustable 
for any dog, big or small.
It works great to get that little pooch,
 or Big pooch, to stop marking your furniture.
 My design is made out of Acrylic yarn, but can be
 made out of cotton yarn, as well.
 I prefer the Acrylic yarn, because the Cotton yarn absorbs
 the smell and it is harder to get out.
My design is unique in that I use mini
 pads to absorb the "marking".
The size will depend on the size of your dog.
And The design has a cute stripe that looks 
like Hounds tooth through the center.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

Belly Band For Dogs Crochet Pattern Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook : H
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4) Yarn, Cream (C1) Brown (C2) 
            I used Red heart Super saver- it washes nicely
2 D Rings 1 inch or larger - I do not use Velcro, it gets caught in tummy hair.
Yarn needle
Mini pads with adhesive Strip - Unscented - size depends on your dog's size.

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

Size: adjustable For any Size Dog – 3 chs = 1 inch

Getting Started: Measure your dogs tummy were the band will be , 
and add 6 inches for over lap. And remember we want the band to 
stay on, so measure snugly.

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a hdc.

Ch 43 with C1, This pattern was designed for a 12 inch waist
(3 X 12) + 6 + 1= 43 chain

R: 1 - 1 hdc in second ch from the hook, and in each ch, ch1, turn
(43 hdc)

R: 2 – 1 hdc in each hdc, ch1, turn (43hdc)

R: 3 - Leaving C1 attached, chgto C2 with a sl st, 
1 dc in first st, 1sc in the next st, 
*1 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st*,
repeat from *to* across band, ch1 turn(43sts)

R: 4– Chgto C1, 1 sc in first st, 1dc in the next st,
*1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st*,
repeat from *to* across band, ch1 turn(43sts)

Make sure you st a dc in a sc, and a sc in a dc

R: 5 - Repeat R: 3

The Band Measure about 4 inches when completed.
if you will need more width, repeat R : 3 and R: 4 till desired Width.

R: 6 - Repeat R : 2

R: 7 - Repeat R: 2

R: 8 - Evenly sc around all four sides of the belly band, 
placing 2 sc in each corner, join to the first sc. 
Tie off weave in your ends.

D Ring tab  - 
R: 1 - ch 13, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch, 
turn ch1 (12 sc)
R: 2 -1 sc in each sc, turn, ch1 (12 sc)
R: 3 - Repeat R: 2, tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn.
Center ab on one edge of the belly band and sew in place.
sew the 2 D rings on the other end of the band.

Test the band on your dog for placement of The D Rings,

 and sew in place.

Don't forget to add the panty liner!
No More Marking The Furniture!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

How To Make Easter Egg Bath Bombs | Posh Pooch Designs

These Bath Bombs are simple to make and make great gifts.
You put one in a Egg cozy, like my "little Chick Egg Cozy.
I made these in Bright Colors For my Crochet Group Friends, 
I hope they love them! 
Crochet Pattern at this LINK

And your friends will love them.
Make Sure to tell them.."DO NOT EAT THIS"!
These Easter Eggs are for taking a Hat bath to Relax.

See The How to Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

How To Make Easter Egg Bath Bombs

Makes 4 Eggs – 1.57 Inch

Ingredients:
1. ¼ Cup   Epsom Salts / Lavender
      (I used Sprouts brand with the lavender Essential oil already in it.)
2. ½ Cup Baking Soda
3. ¼ Cup Corn Starch
4. 3 Tablespoons Coconut oil softened (I used organic Coconut)
1 Teaspoon Water

Tools:
Plastic Easter eggs - 1.57 inch
Large Bowl
Spoon 
Measuring Spoons and Cups
Empty Egg Carton


Mix the 1st 3 in a bowl.

Add the Coconut oil and mix until it forms a sticky crumbly
mixture, and stick together.

Using your hands put the mixture into molds.
 let set for 15 minutes before removing from the molds.

Wait about 24 hours before using or giving away.

Have fun and Happy Easter!