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A Note From the Editor

Thank you dear readers, for 15 fabulous years of Crochet! magazine! I am thrilled to be bringing you 22 new patterns! Lena Skvagerson's Forever Cowl Tank was inspired by a cowl-neck tank that was on the cover of the debut issue of Crochet! from 2002! The original tank and the new one are both so lovely and timeless that they illustrate our philosophy of design very well. From the beginning, Crochet! magazine has brought you classic garments, accessories and home decor pieces that stand the test of time! There are 22 fabulous projects in this issue that I'm sure you will treasure for years to come.

In addition to terrific timeless projects, I'm also thrilled to be bringing you the Wedding Dreams special feature! The showstopping art deco-style Everlasting Wedding Dress by Jenny King is the focus of this chapter with lovely supportive projects by Leshia Tweddle, Lori Zeller and Cindy Adams.

In addition to gorgeous vests, tops, tanks, cardigans and pullovers, be sure to also check out the wide variety of hats, wraps, bags and scarves our amazing designers dreamed up for you. The issue is packed full of beautiful things that we hope inspire you to crochet well into our next anniversary!

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Ellen Gormley, Editor


Ellen Gormley has been crocheting since she was about 10 years old, but didn't begin her design career until 2004 when she began staying home with her children. She stitched more than 80 afghans before becoming a full-time crafter who "gets paid to play with yarn!" Within the crochet community, Ellen is particularly well-known for her stylish Bruges Lace crochet, join-as-you-go crochet and motif designs. Ellen has more than 200 published designs including garments, bags and accessories, and home decor.

Ellen has been published in numerous crochet magazines and has written five books, including Go Crochet! Skillbuilder, published in 2014, and the recently released Marvelous Crochet Motifs, published by Annie’s. She is the instructor of Annie's Learn to Crochet, Crocheting With Beads, and Crochet Lace video classes and is also one of the crochet experts featured on Knit and Crochet Now! which airs on PBS. In 2013, Ellen was named editor of Annie’s Crochet! magazine.

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