Wednesday, November 13, 2019

My New Facebook Group Just Launched Today!!!

Today I have just launched my new Facebook Group.  It's called:

Lakeview Cottage Kids Crochet Group

So....if you are a crochet for a hobby person, a craft fair crocheter or a full-time crochet business owner or a crochet pattern designer, please join my group and share your photos of projects you've created, patterns you have designed, questions or concerns that you have related to crochet and anything else crochet-related.  I'm so excited to get our group going!!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fleece Lining Tutorial

If you are wondering how to make your knitted and/or crocheted hats even more snuggly, take a look at this video!!  I think you will LOVE the result!!

Scroll to bottom of videos.  And be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for other videos, too!!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Sunflowers for Thanksgiving Embellishments!!

You may be looking for ways to embellish your Thanksgiving table.  Why not create a wonderful look with crocheted sunflowers?  They can be used to create napkin rings or can be strategically placed on your table cloth.  If it's something you might like, here is the link to my YouTube tutorial on crocheting a sunflower!  Be creative with it and enjoy!!

Crochet Sunflower Tutorial on YouTube by Chris Longe at Lakeview Cottage Kids

If you like this tutorial, and others on my site, be sure to subscribe to my channel!!

Crochet Turkey Hat for Thanksgiving!!! You will LOVE it!!!!!

Patterns for Thanksgiving!!

As Thanksgiving approaches, you may be looking for ready-made hats (available in my Etsy shop - Lakeview Cottage Kids), or for patterns to make these hats yourself!  Check these out!  I think you will love them!!

First.....a favorite of mine and many others!

My Turkey Earflap Hat
  -  Available in all sizes!!

Turkey Hat, Child Animal Hat, Turkey Hat, Crochet Baby Hat, Winter Hat, Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Child Hat

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Check out the "MadTown Shop Hop" This Weekend

It started yesterday, Friday, October 18, but it is on now and continues through tomorrow, October 20th!!!  It's the 2019 MadTown Shop Hop.  This is a weekend where you can explore the Madison area yarn shops, mills, and fiber farms throughout the weekend.

Participating shops are:

Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill, 3776 Forshaug Road, Mount Horeb

The Cat and Crow, 205 East Main Street, Mount Horeb

DMarie Knit and Fiber, 422 Water Street, Prairie Du Sac

GalPaca Farm, N9679 Drammen Valley Rd., Mount Horeb

Kaleidoscope Fibers, 131 West Main Street, Cambridge

Knitcircus Yarns, 634 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison

Nina's Department and Variety Store, 143 East Jefferson Street, Spring Green

The Sow's Ear Yarn and Coffee Shop, 125 S. Main St, Verona

Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts, 168 West Main Street, Stoughton

Stone Crest Llamas, N3155 County Road A, Fort Atkinson

Sun Valley Fibers, 300 County Rd H, Mount Horeb

Susan's Fiber Shop, N250 County Road A -Columbus

The Wisconsin Craft Market, Westgate Mall, Madison

Visit for more information!


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

I’ll be teaching knitting and crochet classes this fall!!

Since this is the first day of school for so many people, I thought I would let you know that I am reaching 2 classes this fall.  One, “Intermediate Knitting” at UW-Richland, and “Crochet Flowers and Other Embellishments” at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County.  Please see the following link for information!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A Busy Summer 2019

Between new patterns and helpful (hope so) tutorials that I plan on posting this summer, I thought I would let you in on some of the activities that my husband and I have been checking out!

As you probably know, we live on a beautiful lake in Central Wisconsin, and we absolutely love it.  But, due to a work opportunity, my husband now works in an office in Door County, WI during half of the week.  So, we live in Door County half of the week, too.  Now you may, or may not, know that Door County is sometime called the Cape Cod of the Midwest.  And, true to that name, it is quite gorgeous!!  Here on the blog I hope to let you in on some beautiful scenery, activities and fantastic food in both Door and Sauk Counties!!  I look forward to posting links to many wonderful restaurants and photos of that delicious food, too!

First off, here is a beautiful photo of the view from my patio!  You have seen this scene during the winter, but now, on a gorgeous summer day, it's spectacular!  This is the working waterfront of Sturgeon Bay, WI.  And this is a picture of the Michigan Street Draw Bridge....also called the Steel Bridge.   The waterfront also includes resorts, shipbuilding companies and marinas!!`


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

May Flowers Crochet Beanie Pattern

Be sure to check out my "May Flowers" Crochet Beanie Pattern!!  So easy to make and works up so quickly!  Just perfect for Easter!!

Just click here!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Happy April Fool's Day!!!

No Joke - Snowing and 33 Degrees Here Today!!

It started out sunny and clear here in Sturgeon Bay this morning!!!  And now it is snowing, wet and windy.....and 33 degrees....much more wintry than springy!  Perfect day to stay in and crochet a new hat!  

The pattern I used for this is from the Files of the Facebook Group, Crochet M@ssy Buns & Beanies - Free Patterns Only.  It is called the Top Down Katniss Hat #4 Yarn.

Just about done!!  Made with Knit Picks - Mighty Stitch in White.  This yarn is a Worsted Weight Yarn made of 20% Superwash Wool and 80% Acrylic.  It is Machine Wash/Tumble Dry Low.  

Super soft and snuggly....perfect for a day like today!!

I just need to weave in the ends and attach a fur pompon!!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Another New Knitting Tutorial Here on the Blog!!

New Knitting Tutorial Today

The tutorial I have added today is called "Purl Stitch (English Style Knitting - Throwing)"

Please take a look if you are just getting started with your knitting journey!!  Just click on the title listed here and it will take you to the video.

Whenever you are looking for any of my tutorials, just look for the specific pages here on my blog.  They are located in the lower right of this page!  

Hope you are enjoying your first day of Daylight Savings Time!  It was a beautiful day here in Wisconsin!!!  Bring on Spring!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

More New Knitting Video Tutorials Added Today!!

New Knitting Video Tutorials

Today there are more new knitting video tutorials that I have added to my blog an YouTube!  Check them out!!

Another Beautiful, But Very Cold, Day!!

Another Cold Day!!

Well, it's another cold day in Sturgeon Bay!!  The picture here shows the beautiful Sturgeon Bay Steel Bridge!  And, as I work on my knitting, I get to look at this wonderful site!  

-9 degrees at 6:00 this morning!  But, not too much wind so the wind chill isn't too bad.  Still, it's a perfect day to be knitting!  And, a great day to create a snuggly scarf!!  Check out my "Baby It's Cold Outside!" Scarf!   Stay warm!!!  And, when you complete your scarf, please post pictures of it here on my blog!  Would love to see your creations!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

New Knitting Video Tutorials -- With More to Come!

New Knitting Tutorials

I've added 3 new tutorials for knitting techniques and stitches today.  I'll be adding more tomorrow.  Too reach them, just click on the name and you will be directed to each one!!  Happy knitting!!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

"Baby It's Cold Outside" Scarf

Free Pattern!!!!

"Baby It's Cold Outside" Knitted Scarf

One Size

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  2019

Skill Level:  Easy
Adult -- One Size

Materials Needed:
-  2 skeins Aran weight (#6) yarn  (Denim Twist) (I used “Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.)
-  Straight Knitting Needles,  Size #13
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)

Gauge:  No specific gauge necessary for this project.
(I knit pretty loosely.  If you knit tighter, you may want to adjust to larger needles to get your desired size (that looks more like my scarf in the picture.)

Scarf Pattern:
Size:  Adult One Size

--  Cast on 18 stitches.
Row 1:  Knit 3, *K1, P1* 6 times, Knit 3
Remainder of Scarf:  Repeat Row 1 until you have used all of both skeins except for enough yarn to bind off and weave in the end.

Enjoy your snuggly and beautiful new scarf!!!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year -- 2019

Happy New Year!!!

I am so looking forward to 2019!!!  It promises to be full of new ideas and creativity here at Lakeview Cottage Kids!!!  I have been working on all kinds of new patterns for both children and adults and I hope you like them!  I hope to introduce a new pattern once a week throughout the year.  So.....keep checking back here for lots of new patterns, tips and suggestions!!!

So, again, Happy, Happy New Year from Lakeview Cottage Kids!!!

My New Facebook Group Just Launched Today!!!

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