About Me


I have loved crochet, knitting, sewing, gardening, and crafts all my life.   I was a Family and Consumer Education teacher for 20 years and a Library Media Specialist/Technology Educator for 13 additional years. I've taught children from elementary school through high school and adults (and LOVED it!!)

I am married to my wonderful husband, Bill, and we have one daughter, Katie.  She is married to Andy,  and we have two delightful grandsons, Connor and Archer.  We also have two very important personalities at our house, Olivia, a miniature dachshund, and Sebastian, a black labrador retriever!  You will be hearing lots about them and their adventures at Lakeview Cottage!!!

We live on a beautiful lake and that is where I design crochet patterns and create hats for babies and children. I love designing and creating hats!! I am inspired by the colors in my gardens and the interests of my grandsons, their mom and their friends!

 Lakeview Cottage
(Home of Lakeview Cottage Kids and My Family)

I hope you love the patterns and ideas you find here and in my Etsy shop, too!! You will also find me talking about my gardens, and other craft ideas.  I will definitely be posting many photos and tutorials.

Finally, I do love to play with technology and I will post lots of ideas about how to use it in fun, creative ways!!! So, welcome to my blog. I hope you will find all kinds of useful and fun information here!!!!

If you have arrived here because of crochet, be sure to check out these posts:

     -  Crochet Flower FREE Pattern  -- "Dahlia" 
     -  "Red Apple"  Crochet Baby Hat FREE Pattern
     -  "Pink Lady" Crochet Baby Hat  FREE Pattern

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  1. Hi Christine, I have enjoyed various crafts & my first love was crochet. Put it down yrs ago & recently started again. Just scanning through your patterns. ADORABE! My gosh I am going to start today on making those Turkey hats for my 2 grandkids in CT. I'm in NC. First got to go subscribe to your wonderful blog. have a great day!

  2. Hi Karen!
    I'm so glad to hear you are crocheting again!! Hope the Turkey Hats turned out well!! Best Wishes!!


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 f...