Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Live Video Chat with Sara - "Is it a Pompom or A Pompon? And Whats the best way to make one? | Posh Pooch Designs



This Week on our Live Video Chat with Sara Sach of
Posh Pooch Designs
See The Live Video Chat on my Youtube Channel
at This LINK


I received this Question a few weeks ago,
 "Is it a Pompom or A Pompon? And 
Whats the best way to make one?

I have always called them "Pompoms" 
So I went to Wikipedia.
"A pom-pom – also spelled pom-ponpompom or pompon –
 is a loose, fluffy, decorative ball or tuft of fibrous material.
Pom-poms may come in many colors, sizes, and varieties and
 are made from a wide array of materials, including wool, 
cotton, paper, plastic, and occasionally feathers."

I guess I was right and wrong!

My Favorite way to make Pompoms really depends on the size I need make.
here are my 3 Favorites ways to make Pompoms.
See the Video Of how I make Pompoms on my Youtube Channel at this Link

1. For Tiny Pompoms.
I use my fingers.

2. For Medium Pompoms.
I use toilet paper rolls.

3. For Large Pompoms.
I use a large embroidery hoop.

Whats New This Week at Posh Pooch Designs

Happy Hearts Beanie and Slouchy

Round Bottom Cotton Shopping Bag

I'm Just an Oma Having fun!

Dog Bandanna Free Crochet 

Happy Hooking!

Monday, January 30, 2017

How To make Polymer Clay Button Molds | Posh Pooch Designs


How To make Polymer Clay Button
 Molds from buttons. 

It is really fun and easy to do.
I just can not stop making them!

Here are some of the molds I have made.
What You need:
Parchment Paper
Polymer Clay
Buttons
Oven 
Plastic Knife
Tooth Pick

Preheat your oven to 275 degree
 Bake molds 15 minutes
Line your baking pan with Parchment Paper
Take a Small amount of Clay and 
soften it by kneading it.
 Roll in a ball and Gently flatten it out.
Put a little corn starch on the clay, 
 and press a button into the flat surface.
Slowly and carefully Pull off the button and bake.

You may need to use your knife or tooth pick
 to help get the mold off the button.

When done, let cool and rest for 24 hours before using.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This Link


Have fun and make lots of 
Molds and Buttons for all your 
Crochet, Knitting and Sewing Projects!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Silly Yarn Poem - I'm Just An Oma Having Fun! | Posh Pooch Designs


Silly Yarn Poem - I'm Just An Oma Having Fun
Written by Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs
I wrote this silly poem about yarn, because 
someone on Youtube told me,
" You need to be more professional".
 My answer was, " I am not a professional,
 I am Just an Oma having fun!"

Oh, My Grandkids call me Oma.
See me "perform" the Poem on my Youtube Channel at This LINK



I’M Just an Oma Having fun!


I Love Balls of Yarn, and crochet hooks.

I Just don’t have time for Romance Books.

I Got lots of yarn balls up to the ceiling,

made of squishy Fluff,

I’ve Got every color imaginable and More,

Because I just cannot get enough.

But, that’s ok with me… 

Because I’m just an Oma having fun!


I’ve been told, I am hooker fine, 

Because I love to Crochet.

But I just cannot help it, 

I need to do it every day!

I love to use my crochet hook 

to create what’s in my mind.

Looping, joining, and slip stitching 

with all the yarn I find.

And that’s Okay With me… Because I am

 just an Oma having fun!



Knitting is fun, and it looks great,

 it’s as pretty as can be.

Embroidery, tatting or cross stitch

just don’t do it for me.

I need my hook and balls of yarn 

well within my reach.

And Some would even say,

that makes me a yarn Freak!

But ya know, that’s okay With me…

Because I am just an Oma having Fun!



So you see, I am just an Oma having Fun,

 Doing what I love to Do,

Acrylic, cotton, alpaca too, 

Bamboo blends and Wool,

Whether the yarn is thick or thin,

 I just love it all.

Yarn, yarn, yarn, yarn, yarn, yarn, yarn,

I just love all  yarn!

And I m’ Just An Oma having Fun….

With YARN!

Written By Sara Sach

 I even have Yarn balls in my hair!

I guess I am  Yarn Goddess!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Live Video Chat With Sara - Magic Circle Vs. Ch2 Circle Method - Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat With Sara Sach 

I am Just An Oma Having fin,
 I am not a professional! 
On today's Live Video Chat we are discussing 
the Magic Circle Vs. Ch2 Method.

See The Live Video On My Youtube Channel
At This LINK
I have gotten several questions concerning which
 technique is better. 
When I first started Crocheting the Magic Circle or
 Magic Ring was often called the 
"Beginning Circle or Ring".

But Actually I learned 3 different Methods
 for Starting a Crochet Circle.

See a Video on Both Methods on my Youtube Channel at this Link


What is the Magic Circle:
The Magic Circle is a technique used to start a crochet project, when crocheting in a circle.
You form a loose loop of yarn, which you crochet around,
 that can be pulled closed after the first round.

What is the Ch2 Circle Method:
The Ch2 Method is also used in forming a beginning circle.
You ch2, then stitch your first ring of stitches in
 the 2nd ch from the hook, then join in a circle.

What is the Chain 5, join Method:
This Method is where you literally chain 5, and join in a circle, Then begin stitching in the circle.

All three Methods work great and it is usually a preference
 as to which method to use. There are however, some 
projects that I prefer the ch2 method, such as small toys. 

What's New This Week at


Free Crochet Pattern and Video

Crochet Pattern and Video


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Live Video Chat With Sara - Is It A Cowl, A Scarf, An infinity Scarf or A Mobius Cowl? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat With Sara Sach 
of Posh Pooch Designs



















See The Live Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK


Is It A Cowl, a Scarf,  An infinity Scarf
 or Mobius Cowl?
Are you as Confused as I am?
Okay, let me see if We can Figure it out.

A Cowl is: 
A loose fitting Hood, that is worn around
 the neck and can be pulled up on the head
 as a hood. Basically a scarf stitched in a tube,
 that can be slipped over your head, and hangs around your neck loosely.
Crimson and Cream Slouchy Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

An Infinity Scarf is:
A large looped scarf that is connected in a 
circle or loop. It can very long and warn 
many ways. It can wrapped about the neck
 several times, wrapped around the waist,
 or hanging freely around the shoulders. 
Mentor Chunky Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

An Infinity Cowl is:
The Same as the Infinity Scarf only much 
shorter, and usually only hung on the neck. 
Keeps your neck toasty in cold windy weather.


Christmas Cowl of Leftovers Free Crochet Pattern

A Mobius Scarf is:
A Mobius Scarf is similar to both, 
but has a Twist worked into the design. 
It can be long or short, thick or thin. 
What makes it the Mobius is the
 worked in twist.
Mobius Scarf - The Scarf With a Twist

What's new This Week At

How I make Polymer Clay handles For My Crochet Hooks

Conversations Heart Dog Collar
 or Bracelet for you

Happy Hearts Headband
Free Crochet Patterns
The Videos Coming soon. 

Thanks For Being Friend and Fan of 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Healing Butterfly Chunky Cowl | Posh Pooch Designs



The Healing Butterfly Chunky Cowl is a cowl I designed for Thyroid Awareness month, Which is January. 
The colors represent the Teal, Pink and Purple 
of the Thyroid Awareness Ribbon.
This is now my favorite Cowl to wear.
 I love the bright colors of the yarn.
The Brand of yarn is First Love by Yarn Bee
 made by Hobby Lobby.
 The color is called Pink Teal Multi.
It is a chunky (5) yarn, and although it is chunky,
 it is not heavy. And Very comfortable to wear.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at this LINK

Healing Butterfly Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern 
by Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook: K
Yarn: Chunk (5) 10 oz. 396 yards
           I used Yarn bee/ First Love (Pink Teal Multi) 2 skeins
Yarn Needle
1 Button: 2 inch

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)

Size:
15 inches wide X 40 inches long

Notes:
Ch3 counts as a dc at beginning rows.

R: 1 – Ch 51, 1dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, (1st 3 chs count as a dc)
dc in each ch across, Turn.  (49dc)

R: 2 – 1 Dc in each dc, Turn (49dc)

R: 3 – Ch3, 1 dc in the next 7 dc,
*Ch7, sk the next 7 dc, 1 dc in the next 7dc*
Repeat From * to * 2 times, turn
(7dc, 7chs, 7dc, 7chs, 7dc, 7ch, 7dc = 49 sts)

R: 4 – Ch3, 1 dc in the 1st 7dc, *ch 7, 1 dc in the next 7 dc*,
Repeat From * to * 2 times, turn
 (7dc, 7chs, 7dc, 7chs, 7dc, 7chs, 7dc = 49 sts)

R: 5 – Repeat R: 4

R: 6 – Ch3, 1 dc in the 1st 7 dc,
 *ch3, 1dc working under the center of all 3 ch7’s of the 3 previous rows, ch 3*,
(Wrap your hook around all 3 ch5’s and crochet around them,
 this forms the butterfly)
1 dc in the next 7 dc, Repeat From * to * 2 more times, Turn


R: 7 – R: 9 – Repeat R: 4

R: 10 – Repeat R: 5

R: 11 – R : 58 - Repeat R : 6 – R: 9,  12 times.

R: 59 – Ch3, 1 dc in the 1st 7 dc, *1 dc in the next 3 chs, 1 dc in the sc,
 1 dc in the next 3 chs,
1 dc in the next 7 dc* Repeat From * to * 2 more times, Turn.

R: 30 – 1 dc in each dc, tie off.

Finishing:
Place the 2 ends of the Cowl together and sl st them closed.

Make a Chain about 70 chs. long. Wrap the chain around the cowl and tie a bow.
Sew the a button on top of the bow is desired.Centering it.
This Cowl is very soft and comforting to wear. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Crochet Questions and Techniques | Posh Pooch Designs

I get Crochet Questions almost everyday.
  I Have put together a Blog to answer some
 of the most asked questions. 
I have attached the link for the video,
 to help answer those questions.

Just Click the "Video Link" 
and it will take you to the video.

1. How to Tie off And Weave in Your Ends.

2. What is the Proper Way to hold a Crochet Hook.

3. How to Crochet on the Opposite or 
Other side of the Chain.

4. What are Loops and Posts and Bumps.

5. How to Crochet with More than One Strand of Yarn.

6. How to Block Your crochet projects.

7. What are Slip Knots and Slip Stitches

I have been Crocheting for many years, 
but am in no way an expert.
I wanted to pass on some techniques
 I have learned along the way.
If I do not know the answer to Your question,
 I will do my best to find you an answer.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Live Video Chat - How and When to " Single Crochet in the 2nd ch from the hook". | Posh Pooch Designs

Today's Video Chat  with Sara Sach of
 Posh Pooch Designs,










See the Live Video Chat on my Youtube Channel
 at this LINK

On Today's Video Chat we are discussing
"How and When to chain, single Crochet 
in the 2nd chain from the hook."

1. How to Single Crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook.
Let's say your pattern reads, 
"ch 9, turn, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
1 sc in each ch across. (8sc)

So you will chain 9 chs, next you will turn your work, 
you skip the 1st chain, and begin stitching in the next chain, 
which is the 2nd chain from the hook.

We do this because the 1st chain is acting as our turning chain.
A Turning Chain is just a chain  we do when stitching single Crochets in rows.
We stitch the row, then Turn and Ch1
This makes the rows turn nicely and smoothly


2. When to Single Crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook.

For most Patterns, you will use this method when stitching 
single crochet rows. Some  Beginning rounds as well.


3. When Not to Single Crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook.

As a rule, with most Amigurumi projects you will begin 
stitching in the first chain, because you are stitching in 
continuous rounds.

Sometimes a pattern designer will have you do some other method, so be sure to follow the directions given by the pattern designer.
If you have questions, be sure to ask the pattern designer.



What is new this week on Posh Pooch Designs
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video

My Temperature Scarf 
Free Crochet Pattern and Video

Super Scrubbie
We are re-filming the video - so be looking for that.

Coming Soon - The Chunky Healing Cowl
Free Crochet Pattern and Video