Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Live Video Chat With Sara - Answering Some Fun and Silly Questions | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat With Sara - From
Every Tuesday at 9:30 Am Mountain Time.
Answering a Few Fun and Silly Questions!

"I Don't know What the Question is, 
But the answer is Yarn."

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK

QUESTIONS ABOUT MY POOCHES?

1. Why does Rosie always look like she
 is going to cry?

When Rosie was about 5 months old,
She developed what is called Cherry eyes. The 2nd 
flap or eye lid of her eyes had to be removed, so this makes her eyes look watery all the time. 

2. Why does Maximo squint his eye all the time.

Maximo is very sensitive to bright lights, and the sun. 
So he squints his eyes like we do. 

3. Why don't your dog's Smile in their pictures.

Well, Do do not smile like we do. 
They wag their tails and their eyes Light up
 when they are happy.  It may seem like they are not happy, 
but they really are very happy.
Crochet Related Questions:

1. Is Crochet just For old ladies?
Um...NO!
But you can learn a lot from older ladies and men who learned to crochet without the help of Youtube.

2. If you crochet, I assume you
can knit too? or Visa Versa?

What a Silly notion.
They are 2 completely different arts.
That's like saying, if you can drive a car, I assume
you can fly a plane.

3. I bought or found a great pattern,
But the designer made it with red yarn,
Can I made it Blue?

You can use any color of yarn you like,
just make sure the yarn weight is the same.

4. I don't have the crochet hook size the Pattern
is calling for, can I use a bigger
or smaller hook?

It is best to use the size hook called for in the
pattern. If you must go up or down a hook size,
try to match the gauge or size indicated by the
pattern.

5. I can not afford expensive yarns,
is it okay to buy and use inexpensive yarn.

Absolutely, There is a lot of beautiful yarn out there
that is reasonably priced. I do on occasion purchased expensive yarns, but only for a specific pattern or purpose.

What's New This Week at

Polymer Clay Pendant With
Crochet Chain - LINK

Windsock Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Patriotic Flag Dog Collar
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Remember - No Question is Silly or Stupid!
If you have a Question, Feel Free to ask.
If I don't know the answer, 
I will Try to find you the Answer.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Polymer Clay Pendant With Crochet Chain | Posh Pooch Designs

This is a super easy project with lots of fun color possibilities.
Choose your clay colors.
Choose your string, leather or yarn colors.
Choose your shapes.
Choose Glitter, gloss or matte Finish.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK 
This is a great project for kids to adults!

What you need for the Pendants:
Oven bake clay in colors of choice
Small Cutters in shape of choice
Parchment paper
Rolling pin
Set oven to 225 degrees
Bake for 15 minutes


What You need for the Chain:
Crochet Hook - G 4.25 mm
Yarn Weight 3 or 4 - small amount
Form a Slip knot and Chain  40 or more ch. 
It needs to be long enough to slip over your head.
Cut yarn, tie off. Place the ends together and tie a knot.
Place Pendant on the chain as shown in the video.
OR You can use a thin leather strap for the necklace.
If you make some please post a pic to my facebook page.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Our "Bark Box" Came In | Posh Pooch Designs

I received A "Bark Box" For my Pooches
the other day! and We Love it!
What is a "Bark Box" you ask?

Basically, you receive a Box of Goodies, 
toys and stuff each month, 
put together especially for your pooches.

We had so much fun checking out the new fun stuff!
It was a beautiful day, so we went out on 
the back deck to play.
Their favorite treat was The Chew Bone called 
 Chickie Twizzies.
It was a little big for them, so I broke it in to 6 pieces.
They chewed on them all day and into the evening!
It got too hot so we went under the covered deck
to play.
 The little Squeaker phone was the Favorite toy.
Looks like Maximo is ordering a pizza!
"Ruff, Ruff...Can you hear me now ...Bow Wow?"
I put down the 2 toys to see which toy they liked best, 
and they ignored them both, and 
just kept chewing on their Chew bones.
So What was in the Bark Box?
Duck Tots Dog Treats -  They Loved Them!

Chickie Twizzies Dog Chew - They Loved It!

GIGA Bite Pork Flavored Treats - Maximo did not car for them
     Rosie Will eat anything.
They Smelled really salty to me, we will try them again later.

Skate Toy - Really Liked it.

Squeaker Phone - Love it so much they fought over it.

Here is Maximo and Rosie Fighting over the Squeaker Phone!
Even Pooches like their phones!

The Box had fun new things I had never seen, 
and new products are always fun to try.
We Can hardly wait to see what next month's 
Bark Box will have in it!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Swirling Rainbow Blanket Crochet Pattern And Red Heart Stripes Yarn Review | Posh Pooch Designs

Swirling Rainbow Blanket Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach


My 4 year old Grand daughter thought 
I should call this Blanket "The Unicorn Poop Blanket".

 I think it is an adorable name!
What do you think? Should I change the name?

The Blanket is a Pentagon Shape with 5 corners, and 5 sides. 
It is trimmed with a fun heart edge.
It would be great as a summer blanket, stroller blanket, 
lap blanket, a dog or pet rug, a floor rug, or just a blanket
 to keep in the car for chilly days. 
The Blanket measures 24 x 24 inches, but if you want to
 make it bigger, continue to stitch as many rows as you want.

This Pattern is designed using Red Heart's New Yarn,
Super Saver Stripes. 
The Color I used is called "Bright Stripes."
I Love the thickness and feel of the yarn.
It is a Worsted weight (4) like the other Super Saver yarns, 
but it feels smoother. The yarn also has a shiny Sheen to it.
 I especially love the Striping effect. 
Long stripes of bright colors and a pop of Black
 between the colors.
You can find all the color choices on the Red Heart
 site at this LINK
I chose to call the Blanket Swirling Rainbows
 because as you work the Pentagon around, 
the bright colors seem to swirl.
Some projects and yarns you just work them to get done,
But this yarn is so fun to see how all the stripes work out.


See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK

Swirling Rainbow Rug/ Blanket Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I / 5.50 MM
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4) I used Red heart Super Saver Bright Stripes
             2 Skeins or about 9 oz.
Yarn Needle 

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Space (sp)
Skip (sk)

Size: 24 X 24 inch Pentagon

Pattern Notes:
The Blanket/ Rug is a Pentagon Shape with 5 corners, and 5 sides.
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet
Rounds are joined with a Slip Stitch

R: 1 - Ch 5, join in a circle.
ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2,  *2 dc, ch 2*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to the ch 3.
(5 sets of 2 dc, ch 2)

R: 2 - Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st ch 2 sp,
*2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the next ch 2 sp*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to the ch 3.
(5 sets of 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)

R: 3 - Slst to the 1st corner, Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st corner,
 ch 2, 2 dc,  in the next ch 2 sp, ch 2,
*2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the next corner, ch 2, 2 dc in the next ch 2 sp, ch 2*
Repeat From * to * 3 mores times, join to the ch 3.
(5 sets of 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2)


R: 4 – Slst to the 1st corner, Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st corner,
 ch 2, 2 dc, ch2 in the next 2 ch 2 sps, ch 2,
*2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the next corner, ch 2, 2 dc, ch2 in the next 2 ch 2 sps, *
Repeat From * to * 3 mores times, join to the ch 3. 

R: 5 - Slst to the 1st corner, Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st corner,
 ch 2, 2 dc, ch2 in the next 3 ch 2 sps,
*2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the next corner, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2 in the next 3 ch 2 sps, *
Repeat From * to * 3 mores times, join to the ch 3. 


R: 6 - Slst to the 1st corner, Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st corner,
 ch 2, 2 dc, ch2 in the next 4 ch 2 sps,
*2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the next corner, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2 in the next 4 ch 2 sps, *
Repeat From * to * 3 mores times, join to the ch 3. 

R: 7 - Slst to the 1st corner, Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st corner,
 ch 2, 2 dc, ch2 in the next 5 ch 2 sps,
*2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the next corner, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2 in the next 5 ch 2 sps, *
Repeat From * to * 3 mores times, join to the ch 3. 

R: 8 - R: 18,

Only ch1 after R: 18 or the last round you stitch.


Trim:
R: 19 – Sl st to the Ch2 sp in the 1st corner,
*3sc, ch2, 3sc in the corner,1 sc, in each st and ch across*
Repeat From * to * on the remaining 4 sides, join to the 1st sc.

R: 20 – 1sc in the 1st sc, sk 2 sc,
*4sc in the next sc, sk 2 sc, 1 sc in the next sc, sk 2 sc*
Repeat From * to * around all 5 sides of the Pentagon,
Join to the 1st sc,

R: 21 – 2 dc in the 1st sc, ch2, sk 2 dc, sc, sk 2 dc,
(sc between the 2nd and 3rd dc)
*ch 2, 2 dc in the next sc, ch2, sk 2 dc, sc, sk 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around all 5 sides of the Pentagon,

Join to the 1st sc, Tie off, weave in your ends.

I also designed a Dog Cowl With this yarn 
called Black Light Cowl - 
Free Crochet Pattern at this Link 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Live With Sara " That's A Wrap, or A Shawl" | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat with Sara Sach
 From 
We are discussing The Question, 
"Is It A Wrap, A Shawl or A Triangle Scarf?"
Many people think no one wears Shawls or Wraps any more,
 except "little old ladies", 
but they are wrong!
I Love them all and with all the wonderful new yarns,
 you can make them modern, elegant and classy!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

A Wrap - A Wrap is usually a large Rectangle that is 
literally wrapped around the body.

A Shawl - A Shawl Usually a Large Triangle shaped Wrap
 the is wrapped around the Shoulders.

A Triangle Scarf - The Triangle Scarf is usually made 
similar to the Shawl only more narrow, and usually only
 wrapped around the neck. 

Many Designers will call them by different names, 
like a Wrap Shawl, or Shawlette.
There is also a New Tend called a Mega Scarf
Which is a huge scarf that is wrapped around the neck 
and body. I am wearing one in the first picture.
 It is more of  a Skinny blanket or afghan, and I Love it.
But I am cold all the time..Even in summer.

New This Week at

Just Click the LINK, it takes you to the blog, and the video is on the blog.

Cord Wrap Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Black Light Dog Cowl
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Midnight Sparkle Scarf
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

How to make a Polymer Clay Yarn Bowl - LINK

See ya next week for our next Live Video Chat!
Every Tuesday at 9:30 Am Mountain Time
on my face book Page - Posh Pooch Designs

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Live With Sara Yarn Weights and Substitutions | Posh Pooch Designs

Live    With      Sara 
of 
Posh Pooch Designs

My Hubby Yarn Shopping with me!
See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK
Today we are discussing 
Yarn Weights and Substitutions.

All Yarns are classified into different yarn weights.
This refers to the yarn's strand thickness.

          0. Lace
             1. Super fine –Sock, Fingering
             2. Fine –Baby, Sport Weight
             3. Light  - Light Worsted Weight, DK Weight
             4. Worsted Weight, Afghan
             5. Bulky – Chunky weight, Rug yarns
             6. Super Bulky – Blanket
             7. Jumbo - Roving 
                 Although most yarns are put in these categories, 
                 there is still " wiggle" room between thicknesses.

What if I do not have the correct weight the
 pattern calls for, Can I substitute a 
different yarn or weight?
The answer is yes, but it can be a little tricky.

Maximo is doing a lot better 
and is on the mend.


What's New This Week on 

Frisbee Dog Toy - Frisbee Flyers 
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

How To make Stitch markers With Polymer Clay
Blog and Video - LINK

Doggie Diaper For Female Dogs
Free Crochet Pattern and Video -  LINK

Belly band For Male Dogs
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Coming Soon... Swirling Rainbow Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern and Video
Have a Great week!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dog Diaper for Small Dogs Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach | Posh Pooch Designs

The Doggie Diaper is designed for Small Female Dogs
 in heat or with potty issues.
I originally designed this for my 
Rosie when her glands burst and 
she had to have surgery.

It has a nice tail hole for a comfy fit.
And Can be adjusted within the size.
The Pattern has 3 Sizes - 
Extra Small, Small and Medium 
for Dogs from 4 - 15 pounds.

See The Video on my Youtube channel at This LINK

Dog Diaper for Small Dogs Crochet Pattern
  By Sara Sach
Please this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy to Moderate...not hard, but a little tricky at times,
Because dogs are shaped weird. 

Material:
Hook : H
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4) -your choice of color 2 - 5 oz. depending on size
           Cotton yarn will work, I used Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn Needle
2 Buttons, 1 inch
Mini Pads - with adhesive

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet
Single Crochet 2 together (sc2tog) Single Crochet decrease
Half Double Crochet 2 together (hdc2tog) Double Crochet decrease

Size: XS -4-6 lb. dogs
          S - 7-10 lb. Dogs
          M -11-15 lb. Dogs
From Waist to tail - 6(8,10) inches

Pattern Notes:
Pattern is Written For XS with Small, Medium in Parenthesis XS(S,M)
Ch1 does not count as a st.
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet

Beginning at Crotch of the back of the diaper
Ch 7 (9, 11)
R: 1 - 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch, ch 1, turn. 
    (6,8,10 sc)

R: 2 - 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the scs across, 2 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn.
     (8,10,12 sc)

R: 3 - Repeat R: 2 (10, 12, 14 sc)

R: 4 - Repeat R: 2 (12,14,16 sc)

R: 5 - Repeat R: 2 (14, 16,18 sc)

  
R: 6 - Forming First Side of tail hole:
1 sc in the first  7 (9, 11)sc, ch1, turn

R: 7 - 1sc in each st across, 2 sc in the last sc, ch1, turn.(9,10,11 sc)

R : 8 -  2sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc in each sc across,  ch1, turn.(10,11,12 sc)

R : 9 - Repeat R: 7.(11,12,13 sc)

R: 10 - Repeat R : 8(12,13,14 sc)

R: 11 - Repeat R : 7(13,14,15 sc)

R: 12 - Repeat R : 8(14,15,16 sc)

XS and S Skip R: 13, R: 14

R: 13 - Med only - Repeat R : 7 .(17 sc)

R: 14 - Med only - Repeat R : 8 (18 sc)

Forming the 2nd Side of the tail hole:
Attach yarn to other side of the diaper 
and  Repeat R : 6-14 on the right side, Do not tie off

Working Up the Back of the Diaper:
R : 15 -  2 sc in the first st, sc across right side,
join to other side with a sc, and sc across, ch1 turn.
(28, 30, 36 sc)

R: 16 - 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each st across, 2 sc in the last sc,
 ch1 turn.(30, 32, 38 sc)
   
R: 17 - Repeat R: 17  - XS Skip to R 21

R: 18 - Repeat R: 17 - S skip to R : 21

R: 19 -Med only - Repeat R : 17 

R: 20 - Med only - Repeat R : 17 

R: 21-26 - No increase sts on these rows- 1 hdc in each sc, ch1, turn.
Repeat as many rows as needed for size:  
     R: 21 - R: 24 - XS
     R: 21 - R: 25 - S 
     R: 21 - R: 26 - Med

R : 27 - 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, *hdc2to the next 2 hdc, 1hdc in the next hdc*
Repeat From * to * across row, tie, off and weave in the end.

Front of The Diaper-

R : 28 - Working on the opposite side of the beginning ch, 
attach yarn with a slip stitch , 1 sc in each st, ch1 turn
(6,8,10 sc)

R: 29 - 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each st, ch1, turn
(7,9,11 sc)

R: 30 - Repeat R : 30 - (8, 10, 12 sc)

R: 31 - R: 42 - Repeat R: 30 for as many rows as needed size:
Do not tie off
     XS - R: 32 - R: 37
       S - R: 32 - R: 39
      M - R: 32 - R: 41

R: 32 - 1 Hdc in each sc across, ch 1 turn
           Repeat 1 times for S, Repeat 2 times For Med.


Waist Band and Button Tabs:
R: 33 - Ch7(8,11) slst in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
slst down the ch, I hdc in each hdc across,
Ch 7(8,11), Turn

R: 34 - 1 hdc in each ch, 1 hdc in each st across, 1 hdc in each slst, ch3, turn

R: 35 - 1 dc in each hdc across, ch1, turn

R: 36 :  1 hdc in each hdc across, ch1, turn

 Do not tie off, Sc
evenly  around the entire diaper, placing 2 sc in each corner,
Join to the 1st sc, tie off and weave in your ends.

Attach two buttons on the back of diaper as shown in the picture,
on the back of the diaper and push button through the tabs.
The Row of Double Crochet Stitches makes the diaper adjustable for a good comfy fit.

Note: Yarn can be stretchy, depending on what kind you use. 
if the diaper comes off, you can make a ch for a drawstring and 

lace it through the top and tie them on if needed.
Also, remember yarn can be stretchy, 
so if it is too big, go down a hook size or two.