Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Live Video Chat - Headband or Ear Warmer, What's the difference? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat With
Sara Sach of
Today's Question:
 Headband  or Ear Warmer, What's the difference?

Many designers, crochet,knit or others,
 often use these terms synonymously.
Which means they use them for 
either one. 
They think there is no real difference,
 but there actually is.

See The Live Video on my Youtube Channel At This LINK


What's a Headband?
Any band, made of many different fibers, you wraparound your head for holding 
your hair, keeping off sweat,
 or for decoration that is 
Up to 3 inches wide.

What's an Ear Warmer?
This is a headband  that is used to keep
 your ears warm in cold weather.
 It is usually made of yarn, 
can be knit or crocheted
That is Larger Then 3 inches.
Usually about 4.5 to 5 inches, but can be wider.

So I guess, all Ear Warmers are headbands,
 but not all headbands are ear warmers.
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What's New This Week At 

Sock Monkey Bib
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Bobble Head Ear Warmer
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Back To Basics - Lesson 2
Blog and Video - LINK

Valentine Doily 
Free Crochet Pattern and Video
Coming Soon

See You Next Week!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Back To Crochet Basics - Lesson 2 | Posh Pooch Designs

Back To Crochet Basics -  Lesson 2
With Sara Sach of

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
at This LINK

What you need For Today's Lesson:
 Crochet Hook- H / 5.00 mm
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) 
Yarn needle
Scissors

For Today's Lesson We Will Be Learning:
1. How to Single Crochet (sc) in rows.

2.Chain 1 (ch1) and Turn

3. Keeping our Rows Even

4. Weaving in our ends

Our project to practice what we have learned is a Simple Book mark. 

Easy Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Skill: Easy

Materials:
 Crochet Hook- H / 5.00 mm
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) 
Yarn needle
Scissors

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)

Size:

R: 1 Ch 7, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
1 sc in each ch across, ch1, turn. (6sc)

R: 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (6sc)

R: 3 - R: 20 - Repeat R: 2
Tie off after R: 20, Weave in your ends.

Fringe:
Cut 6 pieces of yarn 5 inches long
Add one to each of 6 sc stitches across.

How to add Fringe  - LINK

 Lesson 3 : How to Single Crochet in circles, 
and joining with a Slip Stitch

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Easy Polymer Clay Project Blogs and Videos | Posh Pooch Designs

Easy Polymer Clay Project Blogs
 and Videos 
By Sara Sach of 
Have you tried Polymer Clay?
It's a lot of fun and there are many 
"Crochet and Yarn related"
projects you can do. 
And these are all very easy. 
Just click the name of the project and 
it will take you to blog where the 
project and video is found.













Now Go get some Polymer Clay and get 
started on some of these fun and easy projects.
I Love it when I can combine 2 of my favorite crafts!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Bobble Head Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Bobble Head Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach  
Need a Fun and Fancy way to keep those ears warm 
in all the cold and snowy weather?
?
Make one or a bunch of these ear warmers.
You can stitch one of these up in less then an hour.
No need of any buttons or ties. And comfortable to wear.
They are easy to adjust to any size head
because it is basically a tube.
But don't make it too big, remember yarn is stretchy.


See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 At This LINK


Bobble Head Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.00MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 3 oz.
            I used Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn Needle

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

Special Stitches:
Bobble Stitch (bbst) – wrap yarn over hook twice, pull up loop through the next st,
(4 loops on the hook)
Yo, go through 1st 2 loops, yo, go through next 2 loop, leave last 2 loops on hoop.

Wrap yarn over hook twice, pull up loop through the next st,
(5 loops on the hook)
Yo, go through 1st 2 loops, yo, go through next 2 loop, leave last 3 loops on hoop.

wrap yarn over hook twice, pull up loop through the next st,
(6 loops on the hook)
Yo, go through 1st 2 loops, yo, go through next 2 loop,
Yo , and go through all 4 loops

Size: 5 X 20 Inches
2 rows or repeats =1 inch

Notes:
Ch 1 does not count as a Stitch.
Ch 3 does count as a st.

R: 1 – Ch 17, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, (1st 3 chs count as a dc)
1 dc in each ch across, turn. (15dc)

R: 2 – Ch1, *1 sc in the next 3 dc, bbst (see special stitches above) in the next dc*,
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, 1 sc in the last 3 dc, turn. (12sc, 3bbst)

R: 3 – Ch3, 1 dc in each st across, turn. (15dc)

R: 4 – Ch1, 1sc in the 1st dc, bbst in the next dc, *1 sc in the next 3 dc, bbst in the next dc*,
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, 1 sc in the last dc, turn. (11sc, 4 bbst)

R: 5- Ch3, 1 dc in each st across, turn. (15dc)

R: 6 – R: 40 – Continue to Repeat R: 2- R: 5

Place the ends together, right side out, without twisting and sc them together.
Tie off and weave in your ends.
Want a Making Scarf?
The Ear Warmer is 5 inches wide, 
So crochet as many rows as you like for
 a Scarf or Cowl. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sock Monkey Baby Bib Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Sock Monkey Baby Bib Crochet Pattern
I have always loved Sock Monkeys
Just looking at their silly faces makes me
 want to smile!
This pattern has been re-tested, re-edited, and has new photos.
 And We filmed a  brand New Video,
Just for you.
These bibs are adorable and are great as bibs, but also to add a some fun to any outfit.

See The Video On my Youtube Channel
at This LINK



Sock Monkey Baby Bib Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H / 5.00MM
Yarn needle
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4) I Used Vanna's Choice-Taupe mist for monkey brown (C1) 2oz)
           1 oz. each of Red, (C2) White (C3) & Black (C4) any Worsted Weight yarn

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Half Double Crochet Decrease (hdc dec)

Bib Size: approximately 10 X 10 inches, not counting the length of the ties.

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a st.
When changing color, chain 1 after the color change.

Pattern:
R: 1 - With C1, Ch 18, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in the next 16 chs, ch1, turn
(17hdc)

R: 2 - 2 hdc in the 1st hdc, 1 hdc in the next 15 hdc, 2 hdc in the last hdc, ch1, turn
(19hdc)

R: 3 - 2 hdc in the first hdc, 1 hdc in the next 17 hdc, 2 hdc in the last hdc, ch1, turn
(21 hdc)

R: 4 -1 hdc in each hdc, ch1, turn (21hdc)

R: 5 – R: 10 - Repeat R: 4

R: 11 - Change to C2, ch1, 1 sc in each hdc across, turn (21sc)

R: 12 - Change to C3, ch1, 1 hdc in each sc across, ch1, turn (21hdc)

R: 13 - 1 hdc in each hdc, ch1, turn

R: 14 - 1 hdc dec (st 2 hdc together) 19 hdc, 1 hdc dec with the lst 2 sts, ch 1 turn
(19hdc)

R: 15 - 1 hdc dec, 15hdc, 1 hdc dec, ch1, turn
(17hdc)

R : 16 -  Ch 25, turn, 1 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each ch,
1 hdc in each hdc across,  Ch 25, turn, 1 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each ch, 
1 hdc in each hdc across top of bib, slst in the last st, tie off weave in your ends.


Ears: make 2
With C1, ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in a circle, ch1, (6sc)
2sc in each sc around, join and tie off leave a 18 inch tail of yarn for sewing onto bib. (12sc)
Place one on each the side of the head and sew on  with tail of yarn and needle.

Eyes: make 2
With black yarn, ch 2 in the 2nd ch from the end make 8 sc, join, 
tie off leaving about an 18 inch tail of yarn.
making sure to close the hole in the center of the eye. 
Place on the front of the face and sew in place with the tail of yarn.

Mouth:
With Red, ch 9, 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 7 chs, 
turn down the opposite side of the ch, 1 sc in next 8 chs,  join.  (16sc)

Change to white yarn,  2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc in the next 6 sc and 2 sc in the last sc,
 2c in the next sc, 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in the last sc, join and tie off leaving an 18 inch tail of yarn.
 Place on the front of the monkey and sew in place. (20sc)

Pom pom :
With Red yarn, Wrap around your three middle fingers about 30 or 35 times. 
Cut an 12 inch piece of matching yarn, and slip it through all the loops and tie very tightly.

Clip all the loops and trim evenly. Use the two long yarn pieces to secure to front of Bib.

 Sock Monkeys are fun!
I have more fun Sock Monkey Patterns
 and Videos to come!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dress Up Your Dog Day Cowl Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


 It's Dress Up Your Dog Day
WE Take this Day seriously at
So I designed a dressy, easy, and warm Dog Cowl 
that can be adjusted for any size dog or Pet.
I recently designed the
from Red hearts new yarn, Chic Sheep By Marly Bird,
and I had a little left over. So I used up the left over
 on this Cowl for my pooches.

See The Video On my Youtube Channel At This LINK

Dress Up Your Dog Day Cowl Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00 MM
Yarn - Any Med or Worsted weight (4) 
                     2 colors of Your choice, I used (C1- pink, C2- purple)
Yarn Needle
Tape Measure

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Chang to (chgto)

Notes:
ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
Ch 2 Counts as a Half Double Crochet
Ch 3 counts as a Double Crochet
Ch 4 Counts as a Triple Crochet
Rows are Joined with a Slip Stitch

Size: Adjustable For any Size Dog
3 Chains = 1 inch


R: 1 - With C1, Ch 36 for a 12 inch neck, Join in a circle,
1 dc in each ch around, join. 

( 36 dc count of sts will be the same for each rows)

R: 2 - Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc, join, 

R: 3 - Chgto C2, ( do not cute your C1 yarn, trail it up the inside of the cowl)
ch 2, *1 tr in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, Join.

R: 4 - Chgto C1, ch 4, *1 hdc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, Join.

R: 5 - Repeat R: 3

R: 6 - Repeat R: 4

If you would like the Cowl longer continue to Repeat R: 3 and R:4, 
alternating rows.

R: 7 - Chgto C2, Ch1, 1 sc in each st, join

R: 8 - Ch 3, 1 dc in each st, join, tie off, weave in your ends.



Tie: Ch 30 or more for larger dogs, wrap around cowl and tie a bow.
Be sure to not let the ties hang too long. You do not want them getting 
caught in toes or teeth.
Rosie and Maximo are ready for
Dress up your Dog day.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Live Video - What Type Of Yarn Is This? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara Sach of

Today's Topic,
"What Type Of Yarn Is This?

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

"I was given some yarn and I can not tell what kind of yarn it is. Is there a way to do that?

Look and Compare - The very first thing to do is give
 it a good look. Compare it to yarns you are familiar with. 
Is it thin, fuzzy or rough? 
You might even try, "Asking a fellow Yarnie." 
If You Still Can't figure it out, here are some things 
you can do.


1. Try to Figure out the Weight or thickness of the yarn
using WPI or the wrap method.

WPI is Wraps Per Inch. 
"It is used to determine the thickness of Yarn.
It's important to know this, especially when you have a skein or ball of yarn without it's wrapper."

We discussed this on a recent blog - Click this Link
This will also help you identify the yarn.

2. Soak and Smell it - 
Cut off about a 12 inch piece of the yarn and soak it in really hot water for a few minutes. Now Smell the yarn.
If it smells like your pooch after playing in the water is is probably a animal fiber like Wool or Alpaca.

There will be not change for Acrylic yarn, And Cotton Yarn will soak up the water and get Puffy.

3. Rub It in your hands - If it begins to mat or felt, it is wool not acrylic. If its acrylic, the fibers will probably start to unwind. Cotton might unwind some, but very little change.

4. - Pull the yarn fibers apart- Pull the fibers apart and look at them closely. Wool will be fuzzy and slightly nubby.
Acrylic will be a little sticky, and Cotton will come apart easily.

5. Iron it - Set your iron medium. Run the iron across the piece of yarn. If it is Wool is might smell bad, but should not burn. 
Acrylic will melt very easily.

Cotton will not burn and that is why it is a good choice for hot pads and things for the kitchen. 

If you are still unable to identify the yarn, take it to your local yarn store and ask for help.

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Join my Group PPD Puppy Love Crochet
Then you will never miss a new pattern or Video.
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What's New This Week At 

Lisa Ann Cowl and Ear Warmer Set
Free Crochet Pattern, Photo Tutorial 
and Video : LINK

Bunny Washcloth Free Crochet Pattern and 
Video : LINK

Dress UP Your Dog Day Cowl
Free Crochet Pattern and Video : LINK

Sock Monkey Bib Free Crochet Pattern
and Video - LINK

See you next week!