Wednesday, May 28, 2014

FREE Pattern for "Oranges" Crochet Coaster Set!!!

Here is the free pattern for the "Oranges" Crochet Coaster Set!  It is the same pattern as used for "Lemons" but done up in Orange!  Have fun mixin and matching!!!


"Oranges" Crochet Coasters Pattern

Set of 4 Coasters

(Perfect for Summer Hostess Gift)
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


Skill Level:  Easy
Finished Size:  Approximately 4 ½  inches in diameter
Materials Needed:
1 skein “Sugar and Cream” Cotton Yarn in Orange (Color A)
1 skein “Sugar and Cream”  Cotton Yarn in Lime Green (Color B)
Size G/4.25 mm
Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)
Orange Coaster (Make 4)
Round 1:  Using Color A.  Using the “Magic Circle”,  Ch 1.  Work 12 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.  (12 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  (24 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in same stitch as Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*   Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  Work 1 single crochet in same stitch as Ch 1.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 sc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Round 5:  Ch 1.  Sc in each stitch around. 
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

Leaf:  (Make 2 for each Lemon -- 8 Total) Using (Color B) Lime Green.  Ch 8.  Work 3 dc in 4th ch from hook.  Work 1 dc in next 2 chains.  Work 1 hdc in next ch.  Work 1 sc in next ch.  Sl st, ch 1, sl st in last chain.  Turn back.  Sc in next ch.  Hdc in next ch.  1 dc in next 2 dc.  3 dc in final ch.  Fasten off and weave in ends.
Stem:  Using (Color B) Lime Green, attach yarn to end of each leaf and through the lemon.  Ch 5.  Turn and sl st in next 4 st.  Sl st in first st on the actual lemon.  Fasten off and weave in ends.
Try making some as Lemons, too!  These look so pretty on the summer table!!!

Having So Much Fun Making Citrus Crochet Coasters..."Lemons" FREE Coaster Pattern!!!

I am so excited to use these for my next party!  These lemon and orange coasters are so bright and cheery!!!

Here is the pattern!  It is very much like my Crochet Apple Coaster with a few changes!

"Lemons" Crochet Coasters Pattern

Set of 4 Coasters

(Perfect for Summer Hostess Gift)
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


Skill Level:  Easy
Finished Size:  Approximately 4 ½  inches in diameter
Materials Needed:
1 skein “Sugar and Cream” Cotton Yarn in Lemon Yellow (Color A)
1 skein “Sugar and Cream”  Cotton Yarn in Lime Green (Color B)
Size G/4.25 mm
Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)
Lemon Yellow Coaster (Make 4)
Round 1:  Using Color A.  Using the “Magic Circle”,  Ch 1.  Work 12 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.  (12 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  (24 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in same stitch as Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*   Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  Work 1 single crochet in same stitch as Ch 1.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 sc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Round 5:  Ch 1.  Sc in each stitch around. 
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

Leaf:  (Make 2 for each Lemon -- 8 Total) Using (Color B) Lime Green.  Ch 8.  Work 3 dc in 4th ch from hook.  Work 1 dc in next 2 chains.  Work 1 hdc in next ch.  Work 1 sc in next ch.  Sl st, ch 1, sl st in last chain.  Turn back.  Sc in next ch.  Hdc in next ch.  1 dc in next 2 dc.  3 dc in final ch.  Fasten off and weave in ends.
Stem:  Using (Color B) Lime Green, attach yarn to end of each leaf and through the lemon.  Ch 5.  Turn and sl st in next 4 st.  Sl st in first st on the actual lemon.  Fasten off and weave in ends.
Try making some as Oranges, too!  These look so pretty on the summer table!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Another FREE Crochet Coaster Pattern! Green Apple Coaster!

I'm busy today making all kinds of coasters for my summer tables!  This one is the Crochet Green Apple Coaster!  Easy and so quick to make!



Crochet Green Apple Coasters
(Perfect for Summer Hostess Gift)



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


Skill Level:  Easy

Finished Size:  Approximately 4 ½  inches in diameter

Materials Needed:
1 skein “Sugar and Cream” Cotton Yarn in White (Color A)
1 skein “Sugar and Cream”  Cotton Yarn in Lime Green (Color B)
Small amount of Black Cotton Yarn
Size G/4.25 mm
Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)


Green Apple Coaster (Make 4)

Round 1:  Using Color A.  Using the “Magic Circle”,  Ch 1.  Work 12 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.  (12 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  (24 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in same stitch as Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*   Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  Work 1 single crochet in same stitch as Ch 1.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 sc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Round 5:  Change to Color B.  Ch 1.  Sc in each stitch around. 
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

Seeds:  Using Black Yarn make 2 stitches (seeds) in second round.  (See photo for placement.)  Fasten off and work in loose ends.



Leaf:  Using Lime Green.  Ch 8.  Work 3 dc in 4th ch from hook.  Work 1 dc in next 2 chains.  Work 1 hdc in next ch.  Work 1 sc in next ch.  Sl st, ch 1, sl st in last chain.  Turn back.  Sc in next ch.  Hdc in next ch.  1 dc in next 2 dc.  3 dc in final ch.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Stem:  Using black yarn, attach to end of leaf and through the apple.  Ch 4.  Turn and sl st in next 3 st.  Sl st in first st on the actual apple.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



Summer is Coming!!! FREE Pattern! Crochet Watermelon Coasters

These simple watermelon coasters will look so special on your summer tablescape!!!  You will love how easy the pattern is and how great they look!  My set includes four coasters, but you may want to keep making many more to keep or give to family and friends!!!



Crochet Watermelon Coasters
(Perfect for Summer Hostess Gift)




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


Skill Level:  Easy

Finished Size:  Approximately 4 ½  inches in diameter

Materials Needed:
1 skein “Sugar and Cream” Cotton Yarn in Pink (Color A)
1 skein “Sugar and Cream”  Cotton Yarn in White (Color B)
1 skein “Sugar and Cream”  Cotton Yarn in Lime Green (Color C)
Small amount of Black Cotton Yarn
Size G/4.25 mm
Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)


Watermelon Coaster (Make 4)

Round 1:  Using Color A.  Using the “Magic Circle”,  Ch 1.  Work 12 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.  (12 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  (24 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in same stitch as Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*   Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Change to Color B.  Ch 1.  Work 1 single crochet in same stitch as Ch 1.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 sc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Round 5:  Change to Color C.  Ch 1.  Sc in each stitch around. 
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

Seeds:  Using Black Yarn make 5 stitches (seeds) in second round.  (See photo for placement.)  Fasten off and work in loose ends.
  



Friday, May 16, 2014

So Excited! My Flower Bookmarks Featured in Round-Up!

 Crochet Flower Bookmarks!



Be sure to check out the wonderful collection of items created using cotton yarn at http://www.mnecrafts.com/2014/05/cotton-crochet-round-up-15-free-patterns.html

My Crochet Flower Bookmarks are featured here!!

So Cute! Crochet Owl Purse! Pattern by Snappy Tots!!!

This last week I saw an adorable free pattern "Crochet Owl Container -- BonBon The Owl" published by Snappy Tots!  Be sure to check it out!  You will love it!!!  She had done it using Lion Brand BonBons Yarn.  I just had to try it.  But, I used Premier Yarns "Everyday Soft Worsted" from the Debra Norville Collection instead of BonBons!  Once I made one little owl, I just had to make more.  So.... I have an entire collection! 
Here's what they look like!!!  So cute!!  It is adorable as a container but I really like these as a purse.  I put faces on most but I like it without the face, too!
I have my version of this owl purse (actual item) available in my Etsy Shop, Lakeview Cottage Kids, now.  So, if you would like to purchase a completed purse, be sure to click on the link!  Also, check all the other types of purses I have available there, too!!






Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Crochet Beach Bag -- FREE Pattern

Here is the pattern for my Crochet Beach Bag!  I really like it and am ready to start making more for my shop!  (and for myself)!!
Please be sure to post pictures here in the "Comments" or on my Facebook page!  I would love to see your finished Beach Bags!


“Crochet Beach Bag”
Bright and Summery Bag for Carrying Your Belongings to the Beach, Lake, or Pool!!!

           

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


Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Sizes:  My Completed bag is: 
                        13 inches long
            12 inches wide

            Straps are:
            13 inches long on finished bag (from shoulder fold to top of bag)                        


Materials Needed:

- #4 Weight Cotton Yarn in 3 colors of your choice   One color will be used for the main part of the bag and the center of the flowers (Color A).  One Color will be for 4 rows at top of bag, 3 rows of straps and petals of the flowers (Color B).  Third color will be for top 3 rows of bag and 3 rows of straps (Color C).
-  Crochet Hook, Size G, 4.00 mm
-  4 Buttons  (1 inch diameter or your choice)
-  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. 


Beach Bag

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 8 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (8 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(16 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 7:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 8:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 9:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 7 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 10 – 25:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 



Round 26 29:  Switch to Color B (Orange in my example.)  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Round 30:   Switch to Color C  (Pink in my example.)  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Round 31:   Switch to Color C  (Pink in my example.)  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.

Round 32:  Ruffle Row  *Ch 2, skip 1 stitch, sl st in next st. *  Repeat from * to *
around.  Join to first chain with slip stitch. 

  
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.







Straps:  (Make 2)

Row 1:  (I’m counting the Ch 95 as part of Row 1.)  Using Color C, chain 95.  Turn work.  In second stitch from the hook sc.  Sc all the way across.   Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: Sc in first stitch.  Sc across entire row.  Ch 1.  Turn.
Round 3: Sc in first stitch.  Sc across entire row.  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:  Switch to Color B.  Repeat Row 2.
Row 5:  Repeat Row 2. 
Row 6:  Repeat Row 2. 
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.





Flower:  (Make 4)

Round 1: (Use Color A for the center of the flower.)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Work 12 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)  Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a length of yarn about 4 or 5 inches long.
Round 2: (Use Color B 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 3.  Skip 1 dc.  Slip stitch in the next sc. *   Repeat from * to * 5 more times. 
Round 3:  (Continue to use the same color yarn as was used in Round 2 (Color B).  This is the row that creates the 6 petals.)  Slip stitch in first Ch 3 space.   **Ch 2.  Work 3 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 **  4 more times.  Slip stitch in stitch between 6th and 1st petals.   Ch 1 and fasten off leaving a length of yarn about 8 inches long.  (This is used to sew the flower to the strap.) This will complete all 6 petals of the flower.  Weave in all of the other loose yarn. 

Sew 1 button to center of each flower.  Weave in loose ends.







Sew 1 flower to each end of the straps.  Fasten off and weave in all loose yarn ends.


Fold bag in half with seam on fold of one side. 

For Strap 1:

(Left Side) 

With bag laying flat, measure 2 ½ inches from the left fold.  This will be where the left side of the strap will lay.  Place the strap so that the bottom edge of it is at the bottom of the 7th hdc row from the top of the bag.  Attach the end of the strap to the bag by sewing along the right edge, bottom, left edge and top of the strap where it overlaps the bag.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends.


(Right Side)
With bag laying flat, measure 2 ½ inches from the right fold.  This will be where the right side of the strap will lay. Place the strap so that the bottom edge of it is at the bottom of the 7th hdc row from the top of the bag.  Attach the end of the strap to the bag by sewing along the right edge, bottom, left edge and top of the strap where it overlaps the bag.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

For Strap 2:

Turn the entire bag over and repeat directions for Strap 1. 

That’s it!  Fill your Crochet Beach Bag with all the things you need for the beach or a boat ride!  Enjoy!!






Crochet Beach Bag Is All Done!

Now I'm just working on finishing up the pattern!  Can't wait to use it!




New Free Pattern Coming Soon! Crochet Beach Bag!

Today I have been working on this very colorful "Crochet Beach Bag"!  Here are some pictures of the pieces of this pretty puzzle.  I will post photos of the finished piece and the pattern later today!


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Here are a couple of pictures of my mom and her Mother's Day gift!  (The photos are a little fuzzy but you get the idea.)

Each flower was made using the "Sunflower" pattern here at Lakeview Cottage Kids.  The leaf pattern is from Windrose Fiber Studio.

I attached each photo to each flower by sewing one stitch through the flower, picture and button!  (The pictures are of each member of our family....children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and pets!)

Then I chained 25 ch to start, *sl st through a leaf stem, chain 10 ch, sl through a flower petal, chain 10 ch*.  End with a leaf and chain 25 ch.  Fasten off.  I was going to make one long garland, but it got way too long, so I made five separate ones and attached them to the door using Command Strip Hooks!

Now my Mom can easily see everyone in the family and staff, visitors and other residents get to see her family, too!







Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother's Day......

What do you get for your 88-year-old mom who loved to crochet, loved to garden, LOVES her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren?  And she no longer can garden or crochet much. And she lives in a nursing home.  Well, I decided to make something that reminds her of her flowers, but can be inside in her room, is crocheted, colorful, and includes something from each of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  I'll post some photos of what I came up with in a bit!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"Ruffles and Curls" Crochet Baby Hat -- FREE Pattern

This pattern is so feminine and so perfect for Spring!  I love it!  This is also beautiful when worn as part of the baby's Baptism outfit!  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask in the "Comments" or email me.


“Ruffles and Curls” Crochet Baby Hat
Crochet Baby Hat for 0 – 3 months



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

Skill Level:  Easy
Size:
0 – 3 months

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (White) (I used “Vanna’s Choice” 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
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:  Ch 1.  Work single crochet around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch. 
Round 6:  Ch 2.  Work double crochet around.   Join to first dc with slip stitch.
Round 7:  Repeat Round 5.
Round 8 - 10:  Repeat Round 6.
Round 11:  Ch 1.  Work hdc around. 
Round 12:  (Ruffle Row)  Ch 3.  Work 4 dc in same stitch.  *Skip dc, 5 dc in next dc stitch*.  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to base stitch of Ch 3. 


Curls  (Make 2)

Ch 30.  Work 4 sc in each chain across.  This will form the curl!
Fasten off and leave 7 or 8 inches of yarn to sew the curl to the hat!

Sew each curl to the hat, one on each side.

That’s it!  This really turns out cute and looks adorable on!