February is the month that celebrates Valentine’s Day—and love is in the air! Whereas Valentine’s Day used to be a holiday known more for honoring lovers, it has progressed to being a day when we lovingly remember not just our husbands, wives, boyfriends or girlfriends, but also our kids, grandkids, parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors and other special people in our lives. What better way to express your love than through crochet! Our I ♥ Crochet section features several projects that are perfect for creating a variety of heartfelt gifts for friends and loved ones of all ages. They all feature charming heart motifs and include a beautiful necklace, a lovely lace doily, a sweet bookmark and a darling little teddy bear.
Our Creative Cables section offers a varied sampling of projects highlighted with beautiful, eye-catching cablework patterns. Featured are a chic cowl, a stylish slouchy hat, a set of plush facecloths and a stunning tote that also includes a helpful tutorial for working the unusual, in-the-round cable pattern incorporated in the design.
Other exciting projects in this issue include a stylish cardigan, comfy slippers, a lacy scarf, several throws, colorful table mats, and an adorable mobile and blanket for Baby. We’re confident you’ll “feel the crochet love” as you look through this issue and will be itching to get your hooks flying!