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A Note From the Editor

One of my favorite parts of being editor of Crochet! is choosing the patterns for each issue. A lot of thought and planning goes into the editorial content of each issue. While Crochet! is first and foremost a magazine for upscale and classic fashions and accessories, we also include some beautiful home decor items as well as essential items for babies.

I appreciate all of the comments that are sent in about the magazine and while I realize that it is impossible to please everyone all of the time, I value each and every one of these comments. I hope you have noticed that in recent issues we have listened. You want variety. While our focus is still fashions, in our last issue we included more afghans, and in this issue we have more quick-to-stitch winter accessories in beautiful colors -- both of which you have asked for more of!

According to fashion predictions, winter 2018 will be the year of the round, flat-crowned hat, the beret. Part of the beret's appeal is that you can wear it dressed up or casually. So break out the hooks and get started on Tuscany Beret or the Emily Beret.

Granny squares are also on the fashion front, so flaunt your style with our stunning Granny Square Car Coat. And, because cardigans are so versatile, we have included four of them and show you casual and dressy shots of each!

Winter is a great time for slippers, so be sure to check out Woodside Slippers and Unisex Slippers. And for Baby, not one, but two blankets made using the popular star stitch are included.

Scarves are another winter staple, and we have included four in this issue. The Up, Down, Across & Around Scarf is a unique scarf and a great design made using a self-striping cake yarn. That's me with our model Emily who, it turns out, loves crochet as much as we do!

Happy stitching!

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Connie Ellison, Editor


Connie Ellison is the executive crochet editor for Annie’s and the editor of Crochet! magazine. Connie is the crochet buyer for Annie’s Craft Catalog and website, and oversees the Annie’s crochet pattern books. Connie began her career with Annie’s in 1978. Crochet, reading and gardening are her passions, and she spends her summers canning and freezing vegetables grown on their farm. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband. They have 2 grown children and three grandchildren.

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