Friday, January 28, 2011

Bowtie Collar Slide and matching Cuffs- Crochet Pattern

Bow tie Collar slide and Matching Cuffs
Maximo is modeling the Bow tie Collar slide and
 Matching Cuffs
I made them red for Valentines Day 
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your

but Green would be good for St. Patrick's Day, 
and pink, white  or black would work for  Easter...
Great for a Doggie Wedding or Birthday party! 
Oh!  the possibilities!

Skill : Super Easy

Materials :
Hook : H
Yarn needle
Yarn; Worsted weight

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

Bow tie Slide:

Chain 31 with Red yarn - 12 inch dog neck
( 3 chs = 1 inch, add more chs to make it larger)

R: 1 - 1 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 29 more hdc, ch1 turn

R: 2-3 - 30 hdc, ch1, turn

R: 4 - 30 hdc, tie off, leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn

Put the ends of the bow tie together, and using the yarn tail sew them,
weave in the end.

Center of the Bow:
Ch 10 with white yarn

R: 1 - 9 sc, ch1, turn

R: 2 - 9 sc, and then tie off leaving a 8 inch tail for yarn

Wrap the center piece around the center of the bow tie,
and sew the ends together, tight enough to hold,
but loose enough to be able to slide the collar through the back.

Slide it right on your pets collar.


Matching Cuffs: make 2

Ch 15, with white yarn
 (you can measure your dogs leg and adjust the amount of chains)

R: 1 - 1 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 13 hdc, ch1 turn

R: 2-3 - 14 hdc, ch1, turn

R: 4 - 14 hdc, ch 3 sc, 3 times on the end of the cuff, at the corner ch 3,
 skip next st, sc in the next st, * ch3 skip the next st, sc in the next st,
 repeat from* across cuff, at the corner, ch 3 sc three times down
 the end of the cuff, then tie off and weave in the end.

Button: make 2 (You can use a real button or a crochet button)


Ch 3, with red yarn, 8 hdc in the 2nd ch from the End,
join tie off leaving a 8 inch tail of yarn to sew the button with.
Be sure to close the hole in the center of the button,
Then fold the cuff in half, and sew button on,
going through both of the cuff sides.

Fnished Bow tie  and Matching Cuffs..


Okay, I just could not resist making the bow tie slide in green!
This is a group I made for special order..
 So many color choices!!!

I hope you have fun with these patterns..
I know I did!

Monday, January 24, 2011

"Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder" Calendar

Maximo won a photo contest on the
Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder
Facebook Fan page for the photo of him in his
Tuxedo Sweater.
 The gift was a OCD Calendar! 
 I was ,  I mean Maximo was  very excited to receive the Calendar in the mail, as he is a big fan.


 This is a very well put together Calendar, with thick Card stock pages and a metal spring type  binding. This is no cheesy calendar you would buy at your local discount store.


See how enamored Maximo's is with the Calendar. ( He was licking the front cover).


Each Month has a darling picture of one of the OCD chihuahuas. The month shown is November and guess what? Bebe is wearing a Posh Pooch Designs turkey Hat, that I made!  I am so honored and excited. I put the pic next to Rosie wearing her turkey hat.  Bebe's is much smaller, though.



The OCD Calendar now is hung in the center of my Office were Maximo can see it every day!



Maximo says, "Thank you OCD for my wonderful Calendar,
 from your #1 Fan!




Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sock Monkey Love

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Sock Monkey Love ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I have had so many requests and questions about the "Sock Monkey" items for dogs, (and these work for cats and bunnies too) that I have designed and make, that I thought I would put a Blog together with all of them.


Sock Monkey Hat - with purple pompom
Custom made in your dogs size (2 -15 lb dogs) Link



Traditional Sock Monkey - Link   "Traditional "Sock Monkey design.
Custom made in your dogs size (2 -15 lb dogs)


Pink Sock Monkey Hat - Link



Sock Monkey Sweater and Hat set - you choose which colors you want. Link


Sock Monkey Sweater and Hat set  in PINK! Link

Four Fun Sock Monkey Sweater and Hat Sets to Choose from:  Link
Just the Hats:  PinkBlue,  GreenPurple


 Crochet Pattern - Sock Monkey Hat - if you would like to make the hat yourself ,you can purchase the Crochet Pattern, which will be emailed to you in a PDF file  Link

If you would like to make the Sweater and hat set, you can purchase the Crochet Patterns for  Both Patterns  which will be emailed to you in a PDF file. Link

Sock Monkey Dog Woobies:
Available in :
 12 inch  Link
6 inch mini Woobie  Link
Crochet Pattern:  Link

 Well, that is all for now but I have a lot more ideas in mind!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Dog Woobie Crochet Pattern

The Long Awaited Dog Woobie Crochet Pattern!!!!!!!

First of all: What is a Dog Woobie?

A Dog Woobie is a long, about 12 inches or longer, 
Stuffed Dog toy, usually shaped like a dog. 
Some of them have squeakers, some do not. 
It is totally up to you if you want to put a squeaker in 
it or not. My Rosie Bell, aka Chihuahua model # 2,
 is terrified of the Squeaking sound and runs away
 from them. Maximo, aka Chihuahua model #1, 
on the other hand, loves the Squeaker and loves to 
make it squeak, but probably just to annoy Rosie.
Note about Squeakers and dogs: 
My friend has a Doxie who loves to eat toys with squeakers in them. She had to take him to the vet for emergency surgery because he had swallowed the squeaker out of his woobie, 
not one of mine, and it had lodged in his intestine. 
He almost died. So All My Woobies will not  have the 
Squeakers in them.
Maximo says, "Don't touch my Woobie"!



See This Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Woobies - Dog Toy Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please Add This Crochet pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Pattern

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook-H
Yarn needle
Yarn: Red Heart Brand or another sturdy yarn
Fiber Fill for Stuffing
Optional - Stitch Marker

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

Size: 12 inches long

Gauge:

Pattern Notes - 
Body is stitched in the round.

Starting at the top of the head:

R : 1 - ch 3, in 2nd ch from the end, 6 hdc, join with a
sl st to the first hdc (6sc)

R : 2 - 2 hdc in each hdc. (12sc)

R : 3 - 2 hdc in each hdc. (24sc)

R : 4 - 1 hdc in each hdc. (24sc)

R : 5 - 1 hdc in each hdc. (24sc)

R : 6 - R: 33 - Repeat R - 5, at the end of the R : 30,
 tie off leaving a 18 inch tail of yarn.
( This makes a 12 inch woobie, If you want the woobie to
be longer continue making rows until desired length.)

Stuff the Woobie up to the end, sew all along to top of the
end with the tail of yarn, and gather closed,
making a few sts to secure the opening shut.
Oh, to answer the question, "Why is your fiber fill Green?"
It is a anti-allergic brand I bought some time back on Clearance From 
Hobby Lobby. I thought the bag it was in was green, 
didn't realize it was green till I opened it.

I really like the texture of it, though.
(I did learn that you need to pull your stitches tightly
or you will see the stuffing through the holes!)


Ears: make 2

Ch 11, 1 sc in the second ch from the hook, ch1, turn,

1 sc in each sc across, tie off leaving a 8 inch tail to sew on
 to the side of the woobie's head. weave in the other end.

Muzzle:
R : 1 - Ch 9, 2 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 5 chs,
2 sc in next ch, 2 sc in the last ch, working down the other side of the ch,
 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 chs, 2 sc, in next st, join, ch 1

R : 2 - 2 sc in the first 2 scs, 1 sc in the next 5 sts,
2 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 sc in the next 5 sts,
2 sc in the next st join, ch 1

R : 3 - 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off leaving a 12 inch,
for gathering and sewing on woobie face.

Stuff muzzle with a small amount of stuffing,
 and gather slightly to hold the stuffing in, place on front of face
 and sew in place. Embroider the eyes and nose
 on front of woobie by long straight stitches of yarn.

Paws: Make 4
Join with a slst. ch2 counts as a hdc.

R : 1 - Ch 4, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the end, join, ch1 (6sc)

R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc, join, ch 2 (12sc)

R : 3 - 1 sc in each sc, join ch 2 (12sc)

R : 4 - 1 sc in each st, join, ch 2 (12sc)

R : 5 - R ; 6 - repeat R : 4, leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn
 for gathering closed the end of the paw.

Stuff each paw with a little bit of stuffing and
 gather the tops closed, place on monkey, and
sew in place with matching yarn.

Tail:

Ch 13, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 11 more sc, ch1 turn

12 sc, tie off leaving a 8 inch tail for sewing onto the back of Woobie.


If you would rather buy one, then make one, you can get one here : 12 inch  Woobie

You can also Get a Sock Monkey Woobie Pictured Below.

As well as the Pattern  for the Sock Monkey Woobie.



I would love to see some of the woobies you create,
 please post some pics on my Facebook  fan/ like page.

Thank-you and Enjoy!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

♥♥♥Conversation Hearts Dog Collar Crochet Pattern ♥♥♥

♥♥♥   Conversation Hearts Dog Collar Crochet Pattern    ♥♥♥

As I was cleaning out some 20 + year old Crochet
 magazines and books, Some from my Mother-in- law 
and some from many different Garage sales, 
a piece off paper fell out.

 ( I Love old vintage crochet patterns) 
On it was a hand written
 crochet pattern. No pictures, all it said was 
"Lil' Heart Crochet Pattern". 
It was written in pencil, so the pic I tried to take of it, 
did not come out well.  But it looked so easy, 
I just had to try it...
And I loved it so much I wanted to share it!

See The Video On my Youtube Channel 
at this LINK
Lil' Heart Pattern:
Skill : Sooooo very Easy

Materials:
Hook: H
Yarn needle


Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Treble Crochet (tr)


Pattern:
Please, Add this Crochet pattern to Your 

Ch 4, work in the forth ch from the hook,
" 3 tr, 3 dc, chain 1, 1 tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr, ch 3, sl st,"
 leave a 8 in tail of yarn, and pull to the back.



Closing the Hole in the Center:
Thread the tail of yarn on to the yarn needle, then on the back side of the heart  draw the yarn through all the loops in the circle, and secure the yarn.



To make hearts into the Dog Collar :
Measure your dogs neck. Each heart measures approximately 2 inches. make as many hearts as you need to equal your dog's neck measurement.



Maximo's neck is 10 inches so I need 5 hearts.



Slip stitch the hearts together with matching yarn. ch 25 or more, depending on how long you want your ties to be, then attach to end of heart and slip stitch back up the ch. I usually tie a know in the end to help it keep from unraveling.





If you think the hearts are too big you can always go down a hook size or two.






Maximo modeling the Conversation Hearts Dog collar


I tied the bow to the back, but you can even
 put beads on the tie and tie it to the front, 
as well as put gems on the hearts!



I Love This Lil' Heart Crochet Pattern!
You can add them to anything! 



Enjoy!

P.S. Next weeks free Crochet Pattern is a "Woobie".
So, Do you know what a "woobie" is?


Friday, January 14, 2011

Today Is "National Dress Up Your Pet Day"!

Today Is "National Dress Up Your Pet Day"!


There is nothing I like better then seeing little dogs all dressed in fun outfits. Fluffy dresses and Smart Sweaters with matching hats. I love to See the Humans carrying around their "mini furbabies" with looks of pride on their faces.  It doesn't matter if the dog is ill behaved, they still look cute.  I mean, one of these fancy dogs could pee on your shoe and  we  say " aw, isn't that cute", because he is wearing a little suit with a matching hat.  Even their poop smells less offensive when they are dressed in their Sequined, beaded , taffeta, gowns and  crystal tiaras.
Of course, I am only kidding. ( a little) I personally think every dog (cat, bunny, etc ) should be wearing Posh Pooch Designs Custom made sweaters and hats, but I am bias.

Photo Contest!

I am having a photo contest. to Celebrate this wonderful Day. Please post a pic, to my  facebook fan page of your pooch all dressed up, and I will have Maximo and Rosie choose a random winner to receive a free custom Valentine Ear flap hat-- The only catch is that I want a pic posted of your furbaby in the hat when you get it.




Rosie is patiently waiting for her reward
for being a good Model.



She saw the cookie bag and moved
just when I clicked the picture,
so I just had to have fun with it.

Have a Paws-itively Bark-tastic Day
Celebrating

"National Dress Up Your Pet Day"!






Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dog Bone Mat and Poo Bag / Purse Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Have you ever been out and about, and your sweet
 little furbaby drops a "tootsie roll" and you have nothing
 to pick it up with and no were to put it?  
Well I have! 
I dig in my purse for a little bit of used tissue and do the
 best I can to clean it up. And of course, there isn't a trash
 can in site, so I have to stash it in my purse till I find one. 
 EEEEEWWW  or ... I walk a way like I don't see it!    
Well I have the cutest little Dog Mat -
Poo Bag / Purse for you.
  It is a great size to put a few plastic poo bags in.
 Great for going on a walk or trip to the dog part. 
Light and easy to carry, and looks pretty cute too.
Dog Bone Shaped Poo Bag/ Purse

Shaped like a dog bone, and has a cute little paw print applique, 
and a double chained handle, and those sweet little bows.
 I think any little dog loving girl would love to have one as well.

A Video to  help with the tricky corners.

See this Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Dog Bone Mat and Purse Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy
Materials :

Hook: J
Yarn Needle
Yarn: Wool ease Chunky yarn ( dk. brown, beige and dk. pink)
           I chose these colors but you can choose whatever colors you like.
           Or 2 strands of any Worsted Weight Yarn (4)
           I used Red Hear Super Saver for my Samples

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

Size:14 X 10 inches

Make 2 Dog Bones for the purse - a front and a back
Make 1 Dog Bone for the Mat

Notes;
Ch1 at ends of rows does not count as a ch.

R: 1 - Ch 26, starting at the second ch from the hook, hdc across ch, ch1 turn (25hdc)
R: 2 - R: 9 - 1 hdc in each st, ch 2, turn (25hdc)
R: 10 - 1 hdc in each st, tie off (25hdc)

To make bone circles on the corners of the bone: 
R: 11 - Attach yarn with a slst to the first edge 2 rows down from the corner,
ch 1, 5 hdc in the corner, ch 2 join to the other side of the corner 2 rows down,
 1 sc , ch 2 turn. ( see the pictures below)


R: 12 - 1 hdc in next 2chs, 3 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in the next 2chs, 
join yarn to next row down with a slst, ch1 turn.

R: 13 -1 hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 
 1 hdc in next 6 hdc, join to side of row with a slst, tie off.

Repeat R: 11- R: 13 on each of the other 3 dog bone corners.

 For The Dog Mat -  Attach yarn to the top corner of the mat, and 
*Sc across the top edge, 2 sc in each sc around the dog bone bump, 
sc across the middle between the 2 bumps, 
then 2 sc in each sc around the next bump*
sc across the bottom edge and repeat From * to * again, join to the 1st sc.
Perfect size Dog Mat for the little Dogs,
and it is completely washable!

For Dog Bone Purse - Put the two Dog bones together, right side out,
 and beginning on the left, inside corner, sc around the whole bone,
leaving the top space between the bones open. 

Sc around the opening, when you get back to the left where you started, 
ch 40, join to the other side of the opening, to form the handle,
 then slst back up the ch to back to the other side , join and  tie off.

Paw print Applique:
Crochet Pattern and Video at this link:
Paw Print 

R - 1 :Ch 3, 6 dc in 2nd ch from the hook, join, ch 2
R - 2 : 2 dc in each st around, join,
R - 3 : slst in the first, * in next st 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, ss in the next st,
repeat from * 3 more times. tie off. place on the front of the Dog Bone Purse
 and sew into place.

Bows:
Ch 35, ss back up the ch, tie off. Tie into a bow and
place one on each side of the Bone purse.

Enjoy!

This Crochet Pattern, Dog Bone Purse,
 is now available 
in a Instant download PDF file 
for $1.50 in my Craftsy shop
And includes the Paw print and Chihuahua purses.