Sunday, September 29, 2013

National Coffee Day!

It is 
National Coffee Day!
September 29th

To celebrate here are 
few Free 
Coffee Related 
Crochet Patterns.

Coffee Cup Cozi - Pattern 


Coffee Cup Hot pad -Pattern

Coffee Cup pin Cushion- Pattern


Just click the "Pattern" you want, 
 and it will take you to the pattern.

Enjoy!


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Crochet Car Blanket




I Love To take my pooches with me in the car,
And they love to go for rides in the car.
But they do not like to sit on the seat.
So I made them a thick pad to sit on.

I made it to fit perfectly in the bucket seat.
I tuck it in at the back, and it stays put.

Here is what I did:
materials : Assorted Worsted Weight yarns
(I used my left overs)
J Hook

Stitches-
chain  (ch)
Double Crochet  (dc)
Slip Stitch  ( sl st)

R: 1  -  With 2 strands of yarn, Ch 49, 1 dc in the 2nd ch and in each ch across, turn, ch 1, ch 1 is a turning ch and does not count as a st.  (48 dc)

R : 2 - 1 dc in each dc, ch1, turn ( 48 dc)

R : 3-32 - Repeat R : 2 , Forms a rectangle, if you want a square add more rows.

R : 34 -  Trim - 1 dc in each dc across, 3 dc in the last sc, turn, dc evenly down the side of the blanket, 3 dc in the corner st, 1 dc in each dc across bottom of blanket, then dc evenly down the last side of the Blanket, 3 dc in the last corner, join with a sl st and tie off. 
 Fits great and nails scratching my leather seats.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Pattern Sharing and Designers

I am a little miffed today!

When I give you a pattern for free, that is a paid pattern, in a give away or free gift  
that does not give you the right to "share" it with whom ever you feel.
The gift was for you.

I spend a lot of time coming up with new designs for my crochet patterns.

How do I do this?

Sketch, draw, pick colors, pick yarn, crochet test items, take pictures, edit pictures, (after many hours of training my dogs) type up the pattern, edit the pattern, test the pattern, have other designers test the pattern, have reg. people test the pattern, edit the pattern,

 Before it is even ready  to offer it for sale.

It takes many hours of preparation 
and work to design a crochet pattern- 

I will probably not be giving away
 free paid patterns anymore.



I love designing crochet patterns, 
I love to give patterns away.
I Love to be generous.
But it saddens me to see my 
Crochet patterns shared.

When you do this, it ruins it for everyone.

I am not going to go into the copyright thing, 
I am talking about dishonestly, and stealing.

Please, be thoughtful of 
Crochet Pattern designers,
and the work they do.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Crochet Dog collars - For All Occasions

Here is a collection of 
 Crochet patterns
For Dog Collars
I designed.
You will find the Link:
This is just a few of the Dog Collar patterns
 I have designed.

All These collar patterns can be found in my

Have fun and enjoy them!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An Afghan made just for me!!!

When I came home yesterday, 
after playing with the pooches at the park,
 there was a package on my porch.
I had ordered some yarn from Joann's for 
Christmas presents,
and thought it was my yarn.

It wasn't..it was something even better then yarn.
It was this beautifully made Afghan.
Each square was made by one lady, 
and all the squares where carefully 
stitched together,
to form this beautiful blanket.
Each square has a tag to say who made each one.
Ladies, I don't know in person, 
 made this for me.
I am so humbled by their thoughtfulness.

My precious Momma had fought a battle 
with breast cancer,
 and she lost that battle  on July 16, 2013.
I miss her so much.

This beautiful blanket is a long distance hug 
from some wonderful ladies.
I Love that each square is different 
with different colors.
I Love the pooch appliques, too.
So much time and effort went to making this.
I am humbled by their care and thoughtfulness.


And as you can see, Maximo and Rosie Bell love it too.

These ladies also made a blanket for my Sister, Lisa.
I am looking forward to seeing the picture of hers.
Here is the picture of the beautiful afghan 
made for my sister.
She loves it. What a precious gift of love.
Thank you so much.
I love it.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Black Light Cowl Crochet Pattern

This Cowl was made with the New Red Heart Stripes
Super Saver Yarn!
The Small size is made with 
Red Heart Gum Drop Yarn in Licorice.
I designed this Cowl a few years ago, 
but I was recently asked to make a video.
When Red Heart released the new Stripes colors, 
I thought it was perfect for the cowl.

The Dog Cowl made with the Black Light Yarn By Redheart.
I made Rosie Bell a Cowl with it.

This Snood or Cowl Can be worn like a hood or a cowl.
The Cowl Crochet Pattern is completely adjustable
 for any size Dog or Pet.


See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK

Black Light Dog Cowl Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach
Please, AddThis Crochet pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill - Easy

Materials -
Crochet Hook - I Hook
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) about 2 oz.
            Red heart Super Saver Stripes, Black light Yarn - or any colors you like.
Yarn Needle
Tape measure
A Few Pony Beads are optional

Stitches - 
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Chain (ch)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Sizing -Measure your dog's neck - Rosie's neck is 9 inches.
3 chs = 1 inch,  3 x 9 =27 + 5 chs = 32
Pattern is written for the 9 inch dog neck

Notes:
Ch 1 does not counts as hdc
Ch3 counts as dc

R : 1- Ch 32
Join ch in a circle, do not twist ch.

R : 2 - Ch 1, 1 hdc in each ch around, join with a sl st, ch 2

R : 3 - R: 4 -  Repeat R : 2

R : 5 - Ch 3, 1 dc in the 1st st, *skip the next st, 2 dc in the next st*,
Repeat from * to * around, join, ch 3

R : 6 - Sl st to the space between the 1st 2 dc, 2 dc in the space between
 each set of dc around, join, ch 3

R : 7 - 10  - Repeat R : 5

Add or Subtract rows as needed for the length of your dog's neck. 

R : 11  - 1 hdc in each st around, join, ch 2

R : 12 - R: 13 - Repeat R : 11, tie off after R : 12

Tie  - Ch 55. lace through R : 13, tie a knot on each end. and cut off extra.
Add beads to the end of the ties or add pompoms

Pompom - Make 2-
Wrap yarn around your 3 middle finger 25 times. Lace a 10 inch piece
 of yarn through the loops and tie securely. 
Trim pompoms and tie onto the end of each tie. 

I Love how it turned out!!!!
And the colors are awesome!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

African Flower - Picture Tutorial

This is my Version of the African Flower Crochet Pattern.




See The Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel at this LINK


African Flower Hexagon Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill- Easy to moderate

Materials- 
Crochet Hook - H 
Yarn - 4 colors Worsted Weight (4) I used Red heart Super Saver I had on hand 
Yarn Needle

Stitches
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch  (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc),
Half Double Crochet  (hdc)

R : 1 - With C1, ch 5, join in a circle, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc),
11 dc in the circle, join to the 3rd ch with a sl st.

R: 2 - change to C2, 
(by pulling a loop of C2 through the last loop, tie off C1),
ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the space between the 1st 2 dc,
"2dc, ch 2, 2 dc" in between the next 2 dc, 
repeat around for 6 clusters, join.


R : 3  - Sl st to the 1st ch 2 space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 
6 more dc in the same space, ch 2,
*7 dc in the next ch 2 space, ch 2
Repeat around for a total of 6 clusters, join.

R : 4 - Change to yarn color C3, tie off C2, 
sl st to the 1st ch 2 space, *1 hdc in the 1st ch2 space, 
1 sc in the next 7 sts, Repeat around all 6 clusters, join

R : 5 - Change to C4, tie off C3, 1 dc in 1st 4 sts, 
2 dc in the next st.
(the 2 dc should be in the center stitch above each cluster, )
*1 dc in the next 7 sts, 2 dc in the next st. 
Repeat around,  join.


 R : 6  -  Change to C1, tie off C4, 1 dc in 1st 5 sts, 

2 dc in the next st.
(the 2 dc should be in the center stitch above each cluster, )
*1 dc in the next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st. 
Repeat around,  join.tie off

And that is how I made my African Flower.