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A Note From the Editor

No matter what you call it -- autumn or fall -- it marks the end of summer when vacations are coming to a close and the first day of school is just around the corner!

Autumn is the season that is sandwiched in the middle of hot summers and chilly winters. It is the “cooling off” season when nighttime arrives earlier and the temperatures begin to drop. In other words, autumn is the perfect time for crochet!

One of my favorite early autumn accessories is a great scarf. As the sun goes down, a colorful scarf helps not only to keep you warm but also to give your outfit a pulled-together look. Our Done in One section features three easy-to-stitch scarves: a keyhole scarf, a traditional scarf and an amazing short motif version.

Autumn is a great season to join the cape trend and give your coat a rest! The Fog Cutter Cape is made with a worsted-weight yarn that has a touch of alpaca, which gives it a fluid drape without heaviness.

If you prefer simple and casual looks made with cotton yarn for year-round wear, our stunning Wave Poncho, Gradient Pullover with an optional hood and sassy Side Split Casual Pullover are just what you need.

I thought about picking an Editor’s Choice design for this issue -- and I tried, I really did. I love the Date Night Autumn Cardi with the amazing details on the kimono sleeves and pockets, but I also love the soothing colors and style of the Hygge Bobble Throw and Rug and the precious little Cuddle Buddies. I could go on, but I think you get the point that I love everything in this issue and hope that you do too!

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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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