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A Note From the Editor

When I was a child on long family trips we used to play a game called, "My father owns a grocery store." We would take turns secretly choosing an item sold in the grocery store and offering the first letter as a clue. The others would guess items until it was revealed. As the incoming editor of Crochet! I'd like to say, "Our Crochet! magazine has a highlight and it begins with 'S'." Can you guess what it is?

Could it be "Stitch Diagrams?" I'm very pleased to bring stitch diagrams with me as I begin my journey with Crochet! They are fantastic little symbol representations of crocheted patterns.

Or maybe "S" stands for "Short Rows" as in Darla Fanton's stunning Tunisian short-row Marta Shawlette.

Or perhaps "S" stands for "Sharing" as in "share your crochet talent" in the new feature, Pay It Forward.

No matter which highlight sparks your interest, I know much fun and many surprises will be revealed as we continue our journey together in this and future issues of Crochet! Thanks for having me along for the ride.

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Ellen Gormley, Executive 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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