Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Another Fun and Useful Website for You to Try!

Love this one!  It is called "Fotoflexer"!  It is a site for decorating and improving your photos!  There is a free (filled with so many features) and a pay version!  Check it out at:

http://fotoflexer.com/

Here is a picture of my grandson.  I added the butterfly sticker and border in Fotoflexer!


New FREE Pattern -- Crochet Sunflower

This pattern is so fun to make and so cute on hats!  The pattern is a little different than the one on my "Sunflower Pixie" hat (even though they look almost exactly alike)!  So you will want this pattern, too!

There is also a video tutorial!!!




“Crochet Sunflower”
Lovely for Hats and Purses



The photographs and patterns included in this document are the property of Lakeview Cottage Kids.  Any reproduction, copying or sharing of this pattern is not allowed.  This pattern is for personal use only.  Items made using this pattern may be sold, but please give credit to Lakeview Cottage Kids.
http://lakeviewcottagekids.com/

Lakeview Cottage Kids
Copyright  2014


Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Size of Finished Sunflower:  Approximately 5 inches across

Materials Needed:

-  Small amount of yarn in brown  (for center of sunflower)  I used “Vanna’s Choice” for this and the yellow.)
-  Small amount of yarn in yellow  (for petals of sunflower)
-  Crochet Hook, Size H/5.00 mm 
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)

Sunflower: 

Center of Sunflower  (Using Brown Yarn)

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 12 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2.  Ch 3.  Work 1 dc in same stitch as Ch 3.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  (24 dc)
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.


Petals of Sunflower:  (Using Yellow Yarn)

Round 1:  Attach yarn to the dc just to the right of the last slip stitch of the brown yarn.   *Ch 3, skip 1 dc st, sl st into the next stitch*.  Repeat 11 more times.  (This makes the base for 12 petals.) 
Round 2:  Sl st in the first Ch 3 space. 
In the same space, Ch 2,  work 3 dc, Ch 2, Sl st.  *Then Sl st in the next Ch 3 space.  In the same Ch 3 space, Ch 2, work 3 dc, Ch 2, Sl st*  Repeat from * to * all the way around.  End with a Sl st at the base of the first petal.  This should neatly connect the last petal with the first petal.

Fasten off yarn, leaving a tail of yarn about 20 inches long.  This will be used to sew the flower to the hat.


Crochet Video Tutorial for the 5 Petal One Layer Large Flower is up!

I have reworked my crochet video tutorial and it is up! Check it out HERE and get the free pattern to print out!

Monday, April 28, 2014

First Technology Site That I Think You and Your Family Will Love!


The first site I think you will want to try is Smilebox!  This is a digital scrapbooking site that I have used for family fun and even in my classes when I taught middle schoolers and teachers!  It has a free version and a pay version.  Either way, you can create some wonderful projects to post on websites, blogs, or email.  You can even print out books created on the site!

Just click here Smilebox to start exploring it's hundreds of possibilities!


Here is an example of what you can do with Smilebox!  We put this together after my grandson had visited us for the weekend!  We emailed it to his mom and dad and then we printed it out for him to take to school to show his teacher and friends!  He was very proud!!!

It has music and if you click on "Play" it will open in a separate tab or window!  To turn it off, just delete the tab or window.





Click to play this Smilebox photo album
Create your own photo album - Powered by Smilebox
Personalize a photo album

New FREE Crochet Flower Pattern -- "Dahlia"

Another new Free Pattern from Lakeview Cottage Kids!  Beautiful Crochet Flower -- "Dahlia"


“Crochet Dahlia Flower”
Beautiful Embellishment for Hats, Headwarmers and Purses

           

The photographs and patterns included in this document are the property of Lakeview Cottage Kids.  Any reproduction, copying or sharing of this pattern is not allowed.  This pattern is for personal use only.  Items made using this pattern may be sold, but please give credit to Lakeview Cottage Kids.

Lakeview Cottage Kids
Copyright  2014

Here is the video tutorial for "Dahlia"!!!


Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Sizes:
Use Size H Crochet Hook  (You can actually use any size hook to get the size that you want…..try all kinds of sizes!  It’s fun to see what you can come up with!)

Materials Needed:

-  Small amounts of  Worsted (#4) in 3 colors of your choice   One color will be used for the center of the flower (Color A), one color for the 6-petal layer (Color B) and the third color will be used for the 12 petal layer (Color C).
-  Crochet Hook, Size H, 5.00 mm
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and for sewing the    
          flower to the hat, headwarmer or purse.)

Gauge:  Gauge doesn’t really matter for this pattern.  Just try different hooks to get a bigger or smaller flower.






Flower:

Round 1: (Use the color you have chosen for the center of the flower, Color A.)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Work 12 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)  Ch 1.  Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a length of yarn about 4 or 5 inches long.  This will be worked in later.

Round 2: (Change to Color B.)  (This row creates the base for the first row of petals.)  Insert hook into the dc just to the right of where you fastened off the yarn for the flower center.  Yarn over and pull yarn through the dc.  * Ch 3.  Skip 1 dc.  Slip stitch in the next dc. *   Repeat from * to * 5 more times. 

Round 3:  (Continue to use the same color yarn as was used in Round 2.  This is the row that creates the 6 petals.)  Slip stitch in first Ch 3 space.   **Ch 2.  Work 2 double crochet in Ch 3 space.  Ch 2. Slip stitch in same Ch 3 space.**   This creates the first “petal” of the flower.   Slip stitch in 2nd Ch 3 space.  Repeat from ** to **  5 more times.  Slip stitch in slip stitch between 6th and 1st petals.   (You should have 6 petals.)

Round 4:  (Change to Yarn C.)  Ch 1.   (This row creates the base for the next row of petals and all sl st are done at the base of Round 3.)  Turn entire work so that you are looking at the back side of the flower.  This is very important!! Skip Ch 2.  Sl st in space  between Ch 2 and first dc, *Ch 3, skip 2 dc, sl st in space between dc and Ch 2.   Ch 3, skip 2 Ch 2, sl st in space between Ch 2 and next dc*.  Repeat between * and * 5 more times ending with the last sl st in the  sl right before first Ch 2 of the row.  Ch 1.

Round 5:  Turn entire work so that you are now looking at the front side of the flower.   Sl st into first Ch 3 space.  Ch 2, work 3 dc in the same space, Ch 2.  Sl st into the same Ch 3 space.  Sl st into next Ch 3 space.  *Ch 2, work 3 dc in the same space, Ch 2.  Sl st into the same space.  Sl st into the next Ch 3 space.*  Repeat from * to * 10 more times.  This should create 12 petals.  Sl in slip stitch between 12th and 1st petal.   Fasten off leaving a length of yarn about 20 inches long.  (This is used to sew the flower to the hat, headwwarmer or purse.) This will complete all 12 petals of the last layer of the flower.  Weave in all of the other loose yarn. 

Sew your completed flower to your finished hat.  Enjoy! 







Friday, April 25, 2014

FREE Pattern! "Sunflower Pixie" !! Hope You Love It As Much As I Do!!!

This hat has been so popular in my shop and with friends!  Quite a simple pattern, and with this one I am including it in 2 sizes!!!!   I would love to see your creations!  Please let me know what you are making in the comments section here or on my Lakeview Cottage Kids Facebook page!!!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lakeview-Cottage-Kids/

I am working on a video tutorial for this one.....not done yet but hope to have it up here on my blog in the next week or so!  Keep checking back!!!

Also, I do have videos here if you need to refresh your skills on Magic Circle/Ring, Single Crochet, Double Crochet!

Here is the pattern!!!  In this pattern, you get the directions for the hat (in 0 - 3 months and 3 - 6 months size), the sunflower pattern  (love this one!) and the leaf pattern!


“Sunflower Pixie” Crochet Baby Hat”
Crochet Hat in Two (2) Sizes



The photographs and patterns included in this document are the property of Lakeview Cottage Kids.  Any reproduction, copying or sharing of this pattern is not allowed.  This pattern is for personal use only.  Items made using this pattern may be sold, but please give credit to Lakeview Cottage Kids.
http://lakeviewcottagekids.com/

Lakeview Cottage Kids
Copyright  2014

 Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
Sizes:
0 – 3 months,  3 – 6 months

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Medium #4 yarn in cream  (for pixie beanie)  I used Debra Norville “Everyday Solids” yarn
-  Small amount of yarn in brown  (for center of sunflower)  I used “Vanna’s Choice” for this and the yellow and green.)
-  Small amount of yarn in yellow  (for petals of sunflower)
-  Small amount of yarn in green  (for leaves)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size G/4.00 mm  (for the Size 0 – 3 months; hat and flower)
-  Crochet Hook, Size H/5.00 mm  ( for the Size 3 – 6 months; hat and flower)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)

Gauge:  12 dc sts = 4 inches
            (I crochet pretty loosely.  If you crochet tighter, you may want to  
               adjust to smaller hooks to get your desired size.)

Hat Pattern
Size:  0 – 3 months
Use Hook Size G/4.00 mm for Hat and Sunflower

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 4 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (4 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(4 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  (8 hdc)
Round 4:  Ch 2.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch around.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. * Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.   (12 hdc)
Round 5:  Ch 2.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with sl st.  (24 dc)
Round 6:  Ch 2.   *Work 1 dc in first stitch.  Work 2 dc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.   (36 dc)
Round 7 :  Ch 2.  *Work 1 dc in next 8 stitches.  Work 2 dc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.
Round 8:  Ch 2.   *Work 2 dc in the next stitch.   Skip 1 stitch*.  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with sl st.
Round 9:  Ch 2.  Work 1 dc in same stitch as Ch 2.  *Skip next stitch.  Work 2 dc in the next stitch.*   Repeat from * to * around.   Join to first dc with sl st. 
Round 10:   Ch 2.   *Work 2 dc in the next stitch.   Skip 1 stitch*.  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with sl st.
Round 11 - 13:  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with sl st. 
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.



Hat Pattern
Size 3 – 6 months
Use Hook Size H/5.00 mm for Hat and Sunflower

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 4 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (4 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(4 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  (8 hdc)
Round 4:  Ch 2.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch around.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. * Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.   (12 hdc)
Round 5:  Ch 2.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with sl st.  (24 dc)
Round 6:  Ch 2.   *Work 1 dc in first stitch.  Work 2 dc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.   (36 dc)
Round 7 :  Ch 2.  *Work 1 dc in next 8 stitches.  Work 2 dc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.
Round 8:  Ch 2.   *Work 2 dc in the next stitch.   Skip 1 stitch*.  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with sl st.
Round 9:  Ch 2.  Work 1 dc in same stitch as Ch 2.  *Skip next stitch.  Work 2 dc in the next stitch.*   Repeat from * to * around.   Join to first dc with sl st. 
Round 10:   Ch 2.   *Work 2 dc in the next stitch.   Skip 1 stitch*.  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with sl st.
Round 11:  Ch 2.  Work 1 dc in same stitch as Ch 2.  *Skip next stitch.  Work 2 dc in the next stitch.*   Repeat from * to * around.   Join to first dc with sl st.
Round 12 - 14:  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with sl st. 
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.


*This 3 – 6 month size has one more dc row (Row 11) than the 0 -3 month size.  This gives it just a little more length.


Leaf Pattern
(Make 2)

Chain 11 .  In the fourth ch from the hook, work 4 dc.  Work 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch.  In the next ch, work 1 hdc.  In the next ch, work 1 sc.  In the last ch, 1 sl st, 1 ch, 1 sl st.  Now work up the other side of the leaf.  1 sc in first ch.  1 hdc in next ch.  1 dc in each of the next 4 ch.  4 dc in the last ch. 
To add the stem, ch 5.  Turn and 1 sc in each chain.  Sl st in the first stitch of the leaf.  Fasten off and keep 15 inch length of yarn to sew leaf onto hat.


Attaching Leaves to Hat

Using the photograph for leaf placement, sew both leaves to the hat.  Sew the leaves on before sewing on the sunflower.  To attach, sew right along center line (vein) of each leaf.   Fasten off securely and weave in loose ends of yarn.


Sunflower:  (for both sizes)

Center of Sunflower  (Using Brown Yarn)

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 12 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  (24 dc)
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.


Petals of Sunflower:  (Using Yellow Yarn)

Round 1:  Attach yarn to the dc just to the right of the last slip stitch of the brown yarn.   *Ch 3, skip 1 dc st, sl st into the next stitch*.  Repeat 11 more times.  (This makes the base for 12 petals.) 
Round 2:  Sl st in the first Ch 3 space. 
In the same space, Ch 2,  work 2 dc, Ch 2, Sl st.  *Then Sl st in the next Ch 3 space.  In the same Ch 3 space, Ch 2, work 2 dc, Ch 2, Sl st*  Repeat from * to * all the way around.  End with a Sl st at the base of the first petal.  This should neatly connect the last petal with the first petal.

Fasten off yarn, leaving a tail of yarn about 20 inches long.  This will be used to sew the flower to the hat.

Refer to the photo for placement of the sunflower on the hat.  (Or choose your own placement!)  Sew flower to hat.  Weave in loose ends.

Enjoy!!!  It will be so cute on your little one!!!






Thursday, April 24, 2014

Crochet Video Tutorial -- Double Crochet

If you are looking for a how-to tutorial on the Double Crochet stitch, here it is! 

Double Crochet


Crochet Video Tutorial -- Single Crochet

If you are looking for a video on how to do the Single Crochet stitch, look no further.  Here is one I have just posted.  Hope this gets you started right away!

Single Crochet


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Crochet Video Tutorial -- Slip Knot, Chain Stitch and Single Crochet

If you are just beginning to crochet, this is the tutorial for you.  It will get you started on the basic stitches of crochet and, when you get them mastered, you'll be able to create items for yourself or as gifts.  Things you could make are coasters, table runners, or scarves!  Hope this tutorial is helpful to you as you begin your crochet adventure!!!

Slip Knot, Chain Stitch and Single Crochet!!!

FREE Pattern --- "Newborn Pink Beanie"

Of course, this can be made in blue, or any other color!  But, in this pattern, I made it in Pink!  So perfectly classic for the newborn baby girl!


“Newborn Pink Beanie”
Crochet Beanie for Newborn



The photographs and patterns included in this document are the property of Lakeview Cottage Kids.  Any reproduction, copying or sharing of this pattern is not allowed.  This pattern is for personal use only.  Items made using this pattern may be sold, but please give credit to Lakeview Cottage Kids.
http://lakeviewcottagekids.com/

Lakeview Cottage Kids
Copyright  2014


Skill Level:  Easy
I will be posting a video tutorial for this pattern on my blog in the next few days.  Be sure to check it out!!! http://lakeviewcottagekids.blogspot.com/

Size:
Newborn

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Pink) (I used “WoolEase” for this hat.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size G/4.00 mm
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)

Gauge:  12 dc sts = 4 inches
            (I crochet pretty loosely.  If you crochet tighter, you may want to  
               adjust to smaller hooks to get your desired size.)

Hat Pattern
Newborn

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 12 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch. 
(24 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 2.  *Work 1 dc in first stitch.  Work 2 dc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  (36 dc)
Round 4:  Ch 2.  *Work 1 dc in next 8 stitches.  Work 2 dc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.   (40 dc)
Round 5 - 8:  Ch 2.  1 dc in each stitch around.   Join to first dc with slip stitch. 
Round 9:  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.

So simple, yet so classic.  Perfect for coming home from the hospital or for those first outings!!!

Be sure to check my blog, Lakeview Cottage Kids, at http://lakeviewcottagekids.blogspot.com/  to find more free patterns and video tutorials.

Crochet Video Tutorial -- The Magic Circle/Ring

Here is a brief tutorial on how to do the crochet "Magic Circle" or also called the "Magic Ring".
I use this all the time to start almost all of my hats and find it to work so well.  I hope you do, too.  If you have any questions, be sure to put them in the comments or email me and I will be glad to help.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Five Crochet Hats of the Day, April 22

Spring is Here!  A little chilly today but lots of sun! 

Time for more Spring Hats!

1.  Sunny Yellow Crochet Newborn Hat!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/100549372/crochet-baby-hat-with-flower-crochet?ref=shop_home_active_20 

2.  More Sunny Yellow!  Another Newborn Hat!

Crochet Baby Hat with Flower, Crochet Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Baby Hat, Bright Yellow Baby Hat, Hat with Flower, Baby Girl Hat

3.  Crochet Baby Blanket and Matching Newborn Hat in Buttercup Yellow!

Crochet Baby Afghan, Baby Girl Afghan, Christmas Gift for Baby, Yellow Baby Afghan, Newborn Girl Gift, Baby Afghan, Holiday Gift for Baby

4.  Lemony Baby Hat!  Mmmmmm!

Crochet Baby Hat, Baby Hat, Lemony Yellow Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Newborn Baby Hat, Lemon Hat, Citrus Fruit Hat

5.  Yellow Ruffles Baby Hat!!!

Crochet Baby Hat with Yellow Ruffles, Yellow Baby Hat, Newborn Hat with Ruffles, Crochet Baby Hat, Newborn Baby Hat

How to Use Etsy!

As you can probably tell, I have an Etsy Shop.  It is called "Lakeview Cottage Kids", too.  A while ago I made a video explaining how to explore and use Etsy to find things that you'd like to purchase.  I am including that video here.  If you use Etsy, you will know most of this, but if you are new to Etsy or have never been to the site, you'll find some helpful tips here.


Getting Ready for Mother's Day!

I'm getting ready to release more Spring patterns....things to wear especially for Mother's Day. As I was going through some of my files, I came across this video of my grandson, Archer, last year.
I just had to share!

New FREE Crochet Flower Pattern

Here is a new large crochet flower free pattern!  It comes with a tutorial!   This is my first tutorial and I would really appreciate your feedback!


If you would like to print this pattern, the best way to do that would be to click on the title of this post.  That will take you to a page that is just this post.  At the bottom of the post is a button on the lower left that says "Print Friendly".  Click that and then you can get a more printer friendly version of the pattern.  It will not have the tutorial, of course, but you can print it out easier.  

Crochet Flower FREE Pattern -- 5-Petal One Layer Large Flower
     (Use this to embellish hats, headwarmers, and purses!  Especially cute on purses for little girls!)

     This is also a great way to not only create beautiful flowers, but to use up small amounts of beautiful yarns you have in your yarn stash!  It is also very fun to make and it goes together really fast!!!  Enjoy!


“5-Petal One Layer Large Crochet Flower”
Beautiful Embellishment for Hats, Headwarmers and, Especially, Purses

       
       

The photographs and patterns included in this document are the property of Lakeview Cottage Kids.  Any reproduction, copying or sharing of this pattern is not allowed.  This pattern is for personal use only.  Items made using this pattern may be sold, but please give credit to Lakeview Cottage Kids.
http://lakeviewcottagekids.com/

Lakeview Cottage Kids
Copyright  2014

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Sizes:            Completed flower is approximately 4 1/2 inches wide  (this will be determined by your   tension, guage size of yarn and size of hook.)

Use Size I Crochet Hook  (I used this size hook to get the larger size flower, but you can actually use any size hook to get the size that you want…..try all kinds of sizes!  It’s fun to see what you can come up with!)

Materials Needed:

-  Small amounts of Aran weight yarns (#4) in 2 colors of your choice   One color will be used for the center of the flower and the other will be used for the 5 petals.
-  Crochet Hook, Size I, 5.50 mm
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and for sewing the     
          flower to the hat, headwarmer or purse.)

Guage:  Guage doesn’t really matter for this pattern.  Just try different hooks (and/or different types of yarn) to get a bigger or smaller flower.


Flower:
  (Please refer to my video tutorial for help with this pattern.)
Round 1: (Use the color you have chosen for the center of the flower.)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Work 10 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (10 dc)  Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a length of yarn about 4 or 5 inches long.
Round 2: (Use the color of yarn that you have chosen for the petals.)  (This row creates the base for the petals.)  Insert hook into the dc just to the right of where you fastened off the yarn for the flower center.  Yarn over and pull yarn through the dc.  * Ch 5.  Skip 1 dc.  Slip stitch in the next sc. *   Repeat from * to * 4 more times. 
Round 3:  (Continue to use the same color yarn as was used in Round 2.  This is the row that creates the 5 petals.)  Slip stitch in first Ch 5 space.   **Ch 3.  Work 6 treble crochet in Ch 5 space.  Ch 3. Slip stitch in same Ch 5 space.**   This creates the first “petal” of the flower.   Slip stitch in 2nd Ch 5 space.  Repeat from ** to **  3 more times.  Slip stitch in stitch between 5th and 1st petals.   Ch 1 and fasten off leaving a length of yarn about 20 inches long.  (This is used to sew the flower to the hat or purse.) This will complete all 5 petals of the flower.  Weave in all of the other loose yarn. 

Sew your completed flower to your finished hat.  Enjoy! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Five Crochet Hats of the Day, April 21

The wonderful weekend is over and now back to normal.  Here are today's hats of the day!
All are made with 100% Cotton for Spring and Summer!!  Sun hats, anyone??

1.  Hot Pink and Orange!  Love it!

Crochet Baby Hat with Flower in Cotton, Photo Prop, Pink Baby Hat, Fuscia and Orange Baby Hat, Newborn, Baby Girl, Crochet Hat 

2.  Lime Green!!!

Lime Green Sun Hat, Crochet Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Baby Hat, Green Hat,  Baby Hat, Baby Girl Hat, Summer Sun Hat

3.  Blue with Daisy

Blue Sun Hat, Crochet Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Baby Hat, Blue Hat,  Baby Hat, Baby Girl Hat, Summer Sun Hat

4.  White with Fuscia Flower

White Sun Hat, Crochet Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Baby Hat, White Hat,  Baby Hat, Baby Girl Hat, Summer Sun Hat

5.  Maroon with Blue, Lime and and Orange!

Maroon Sun Hat, Crochet Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Baby Hat, Plum Hat,  Baby Hat, Baby Girl Hat, Summer Sun Hat

Sunday, April 20, 2014

What Are You Making?

I would love to hear what kind of projects you are working on for Spring.  Please comment here and let me know what you are up to!  Photos would be great, too!

Happy Easter!!!

It has been such a busy weekend at Lakeview Cottage!  Daughter, Katie and son-in-law, Andy and the boys, Connor and Archer came to visit!  What a great weekend!  Playing baseball in beautitul weather, fish fry in the Dells, visit with Grandma Mary, Aunt Cindy, Uncle Cary and Cousin Tessa, hot tubbing, decorating Easter eggs, Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday Mass and wonderful dinner prepared by Grandpa!  Wow!!!!!   Now back to a new week!!!!  Watch for lots of new patterns and listings!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Five Crochet Hats of the Day, April 17

Today is my sister's birthday and in honor of that, I am choosing some very feminine and springy hats today!  Also, making the photos a little smaller.  Remember....these are all available in my
Etsy Shop!!!

1.  Pink Shell Stitch Crochet Baby Hat

Crochet Baby Hat, Soft Pink Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Crochet Baby Hat, Newborn Baby Hat, Pink Infant Hat

2.   White Bonnet with Pink Flower
https://www.etsy.com/listing/184395266/easter-bonnet-easter-white-easter-bonnet?ref=shop_home_active_24

3.  Pink Ruffle Hat with Rose

Newborn Baby Girl Vintage-Look Soft Pink Crochet Hat with Flower, Dusty Rose, Photo Prop, Valentine's Day Baby Hat 

4.  Pink Shells Crochet Baby Hat

Crochet Baby Hat, Soft Pink Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Valentine Baby Hat, Newborn Baby Hat, Pink Infant Hat, Crochet Shell Hat

5.  White Sparkle Ruffle Hat

Crochet White Hat with Flower, Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Baptism, Photo Prop, Cozy, Christmas Hat, Holiday Baby Hat

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How to Make My Patterns more "printer friendly!!

If you would like a more printer friendly version of any of my patterns posted here, just click on the post title of the pattern.  When you do that, you will see only that post.  Then click on the printer friendly button at the lower left of the post.  After you have done that,  you will have the choice of printing the post right there, clicking to change it to a PDF and then printing, or emailing it to yourself or others.  Hope this is helpful!!!

New "Preppy" Crochet Beanies in Stripes and Solids

This pattern is written for a "solid" and a "striped" version.  So cute for your little one!


 “Preppy” Crochet Baby Beanies in Stripes and Solids
Crochet Hats for Newborns



The photographs and patterns included in this document are the property of Lakeview Cottage Kids.  Any reproduction, copying or sharing of this pattern is not allowed.  This pattern is for personal use only.  Items made using this pattern may be sold, but please give credit to Lakeview Cottage Kids.
http://lakeviewcottagekids.com/

Lakeview Cottage Kids
Copyright  2014


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:
0 – 3 months

Materials Needed:
-  2 skeins Medium #4 yarn  in 2 different colors  (I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Cream and Lavender for these hats.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size G/4.00 mm
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)

Gauge:  12 dc sts = 4 inches
            (I crochet pretty loosely.  If you crochet tighter, you may want to  
               adjust to smaller hooks to get your desired size.)


Hat Pattern  (For the Solid Hat)
Size:  0 – 3 months

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 12 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch. 
(24 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 2.  *Work 1 dc in first stitch.  Work 2 dc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  (36 dc)
Round 4:  Ch 2.  *Work 1 dc in next 8 stitches.  Work 2 dc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.   (40 dc)
Round 5 - 9:  Ch 2.   Work 1 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch. 
Round 10 - 12:  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.



Hat Pattern  (For the Striped Hat)

Size:  0 – 3 months

Main Color (MC) – Cream
Contrasting Color (CC) - Lavender

Round 1:  (MC)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 12 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  (Change to CC)  (Ch 2.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch. 
(24 dc)
Round 3:  (Change to MC) Ch 2.  *Work 1 dc in first stitch.  Work 2 dc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  (36 dc)
Round 4:  (Change to CC)  Ch 2.  *Work 1 dc in next 8 stitches.  Work 2 dc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.   (40 dc)
Round 5 - 9:  (Continue to alternate MC and CC….. Rows 5, 7 and 9 are in MC; Rows 6 and 8 are in CC)  Ch 2.   Work 1 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch. 
Round 10 - 12:  (Rows 10 – 12 are all done in CC.)  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.



I am also including pictures of other color combinations here.