Friday, November 3, 2017

If you are in the Wisconsin Dells area tomorrow, stop in at our Art and Craft Fair!!  I will have many of my hats and other items from my shop available for purchase.  There will be gorgeous quilts, wall hangings, mittens, home decor items, cookies and other Christmas treats along with coffee and hot cider!!  The setting for the fair is a lovely home in residential Wisconsin Dells!!  I think you'll love it!!!  Hope to see you there!!  The address and times are 106 Bowman Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI from 8 am to 5 pm!!!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy 4th of July to all of you!!  I hope you are enjoying this wonderful holiday!!  The weather here has finally gotten beautiful and loads of people are enjoying the water here at Lakeview Cottage!!

In honor of the holiday, I am re-posting my "Stars and Stripes Purse" pattern!  I originally posted this in July of 2014!!  It's fun and fast to make!  Hope you enjoy making it!!


http://www.lakeviewcottagekids.com/2014/06/stars-and-stripes-patriotic-purse-free.html

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Craft Fair on April 8th!!!


I will be at this craft fair with all kinds of new things for babies and kids from my shop!!  Hope to see you there!!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bunny Ears Photo Prop Hat!!


Check out the adorable "Bunny Ears" photo prop hat in my shop now! It is so adorable for Easter photos! It is available in Cream and Pink, Pink and Cream, White and Pink, and Cream and Blue!!!  Just click on the photo to find out more!!






Friday, March 3, 2017

Lots of Fun Items in My Etsy Shop!!

Check out "Lakeview Cottage Kids on Etsy"!!!

SPRING Coupon Code Now Available!!!

Good Morning!!!

Even though we have 5 inches of snow on the ground and it was down to 6 degrees last night, I'm ready to think SPRING!!!  So, in honor of that, for any purchase of $25 or more from now until May 31, 2017, just use the Coupon Code SPRING when you check out for a 10% discount!!!
Just click on the box below to enter my shop!!
Happy Spring!!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Items at Lakeview Cottage Kids on Etsy!!

Just in time for Easter, I have added some new hats, cocoons, and baby afghans!  Take a look!  Just click on the photo!







Monday, January 23, 2017

New Pattern Now Available -- "Valentine Basket in Puffs"

"Valentine Basket in Puffs"


This little basket was inspired while I was making my newest cocoon and hat set where I was using crochet puff stitches in the creation!  I had some leftover pink yarn (#4 weight) and thought I would see if I could use the puff stitch in a little basket.  The end result is pictured here.  I did the larger one with an H hook and the smaller one with a G Hook.  It will be so cute to fill these with Valentine treasures and candies!!!





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  2017




Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  Depends on the size hook you choose to use.  The larger one pictured is approximately 7 inches across and 4 inches tall; the smaller one is approximately 6 inches across and 4 inches tall.

Materials Needed:  
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice” for this and it took about 2/3 of a skein.)
-  Crochet Hook. (Size H/5.00 mm for the larger size, Size G/4.25 mm for the smaller size)
-  1 Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends)


Gauge:   3 puff stitches = 2 inches; 3 rows of puffs = 2 inches




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 2 hdc 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 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7:  Ch 1.   Sc in first stitch.  *Work 1 puff stitch in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch*.  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first sc with a sl st.  Ch 1.
Round 8:  1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with a sl st.  Ch 1.  
Round 9:  Repeat Round 7.
Round 10:  Repeat Round 8.
Round 11:  Repeat Round 7.
Round 12:  Repeat Round 8.
Round 13:  Repeat Round 7.
Round 14 - 18:  Repeat Round 8.
At the end of Round 18, end off yarn and work in all loose ends.

Your Valentine Puff Basket is complete!   








New "Baby Cocoon and Hat"!!! Now available in my shop!

I'm loving how my little snuggly pink cocoon and hat turned out!  Available now in my shop!



Thursday, January 19, 2017

New "Fleece Lining" Video Tutorial Now Available!!!!

Hooray!  I have finally done the video tutorial on "Inserting a Fleece Lining into a Crocheted Hat"!!!

Let me know how it works for you!!


Friday, January 13, 2017

"Valentine Pouch"

This is such a cute little purse for your little one, or you, to carry valentine cards or candy!  Quick and  easy to make, too!  Great as a gift!!


"Valentine Pouch"












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  2017



Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Materials Needed:
     -  1 skein Aran weight #4 yarn  (Any color). I made multiple pouches and used Valentine colors
          like red, hot pink, light pink, etc.
     -  Crochet Hook Size G/4.25 mm
     -  Yarn needle for working in all loose ends

Finished Size (When Laid Flat)
     -  9 inches long and 8 inches wide

Gauge:   8 rows = 4 inches; 11 hdc = 4 inches

"Valentine Pouch" Pattern

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 8 sc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first sc.   (8 sc)
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 - 15:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 16 - 18:  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Round 19:  Ch 2.  Work 1 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.
Round 20 - 21:  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Round 22:  (Scallop Row). Ch 2.  Work 2 dc in same stitch as Ch 2.  *Skip 1 stitch. Work 1 sc in next stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. Work 5 dc in next stitch*.  Repeat from * to * 10 times.  Skip 1 stitch.  Work 2 more dc in first opening where you had Ch 2 and 2 dc.  (This should make 5 dc in that opening.). Slip stitch to top of Ch 2.  Ch 1 and finish off.  Work in all loose ends.

Drawstrings:  (Make 2)

Ch 65.  End off.  

With purse flat, start at right side and weave one drawstring through Row 19 of purse…..going over dc, under dc , over dc, under dc all the way around. 
With purse flat, starting at left side, weave second drawstring through same Row 19 and with same over, under, over, under weaving technique all the way around.  
Tie ends of each drawstring together.



You are finished!  Enjoy your "Valentine Pouch"!!!



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Messy Bun (Ponytail) Hat Pattern Now Available!


Of course, everyone has been developing patterns for a messy bun hat, and I now have one available! It isn't real elaborate.  Actually, it is quite basic but looks quite nice!  It uses only single and half double crochets.  Hope you like it!

"Lakeview Cottage Messy Bun Hat"









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  2017


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  Adult
Materials Needed:  

-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice” for this hat.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size G/4.25 mm for the ribbing; Size H/5.00 mm for the rest of the hat
-  Elastic ponytail band
-  1 Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends


Gauge:  8 hdc = 3 inches and 7 rows = 3 inches

***NOTE!!!  I tend to crochet loosely.  If you find that you crochet tighter, you may want to switch to a larger hook to get the correct size!


Hat Pattern:
(This hat is made from the bottom up, starting with the ribbing.)

Ribbing:  (Using G Hook)

-  Chain 7.

Row 1:  In second chain from the hook, single crochet.  Continue single crochets to end of row.  (6 sc total.). Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 2:  Single crochet in back loop only in each stitch across.  (6 sc total).   (By crocheting in the back loop only you will create the ribbing effect.). Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3 -50:  Repeat Row 2.  
Ribbing should be approximate 19 inches long.
Fold ribbing strip in half.  Using a single crochet stitch, stitch short ends of ribbing together to form a circle.  These stitches form the seam.  Ch 1.  Turn right side out so that seam is on inside.


Body of Hat:  (Using H Hook)

Round 1:  Single crochet all around the top of the ribbing.  Do this by making a single crochet in the end of each ribbing row.  Total:  50 single crochet stitches.  When you reach the end of the round, slip stitch into the top of the first single crochet.  Ch 1.
Round 2:  Half double crochet in first stitch and all the way around.  (Total:  50 cdc.)  Ch 1.
Round 3 - 13:  Repeat Round 2.
Round 14:  Single crochet in first 2 stitch, skip 1 stitch, *single crochet in next 2 stitches, skip next stitch*.  Repeat from * to * all the way around.  Ch 1.
Round 15:  Repeat Round 14.
Round 16:  (Final Round)  Single crochet around the elastic ponytail band and into each of the remaining single crochets. Ch 1.  Cut yarn leaving approximately 7 - 8 inches.  Pull yarn through stitch to secure.  Work in any loose ends.



Photo of opening at top of hat.





Enjoy your fun new messy bun hat!






Wednesday, January 11, 2017

3 - 6 Months Size Added to "Red Apple" Hat Pattern

I have just added the 3 - 6 Months size to my "Red Apple" Hat Pattern!  Please check it out HERE !!


Revisiting my "Dahlia" Flower Pattern!

I am working on some new patterns for purses, hats, and messey bun hats.  I needed a flower to add to some of these, so I am revisitng my "Dahlia" pattern!  I love this pattern!  Looks pretty and kind of difficult but it is really easy to make!  You may want to check it out Here for some of your projects, too!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"Easy and Elegant Wristwarmers" Free Pattern

"Easy and Elegant Wristwarmers"



  

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  2017
  

Skill Level:  Easy
Size:
     Adult (Woman's)
Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color A)   (I used Bernat Super Value.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm 
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)

Wristwarmers Pattern  (Make 2)
Size:  Adult (Woman's)
Length Measurement from Top to Bottom:  8 inches
Width Measurement When Laid Flat:  3.5 inches

These wristwarmers are made from the bottom up.  You will first make the ribbing and then start up the piece until you reach the top.

(Using Color A)
Bottom Ribbing:
Row 1:  Chain 13. 
Row 2:  In second chain from hook, single crochet.  Single crochet in all chains across.  (12 sc )  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:  Single crochet in back loops only in each stitch across.  (12 sc).  Ch 1.  Turn.
Rows 4 - 22:  Repeat Row 3.

With right sides together, fold in half and sc through both sides (Row 1 and Row 22.  The flat piece is now a circle.  Ch 1.

You will now be working along the top of the ribbing and starting up the hat.

Wristwarmer Above the Ribbing:

Row 1:  Moving along the top of the ribbing, single crochet in each end of each row of the ribbing.  You will end up with 24 single crochets.  Slip stitch to 1st stitch.  Ch 1.
Row 2:  Sc in each stitch around.  (24 sc) Slip stitch to 1st stitch.  Ch 1.
Row 3 - 14:  Repeat Row 2.
Row 15:  (Shell Stitch Row):  3 double crochet in the same stitch as Ch 1, skip 1 stitch, sc in next stitch, *5 double crochet in next stitch, skip 1 stitch.*.  Repeat from * to * 4 times.  Then 2 double crochet in the first stitch containing the 3 double crochet.  Slip stitch to top of first double crochet. Chain 1 to end off.  Cut and weave in ends.

You're done!!  Enjoy your pretty new wristwarmers!!!

New Patterns Coming This Week!

I'm looking forward to posting new patterns this week! 

This first will be for my Easy and Elegant Wrist Warmers! 




These work up very quickly and really look nice on!  Pattern will be up today!  Keep checking back!

Chris