Crochet World - - First Row -

Wow! What an honor and a priv­i­lege to bring you the 40th an­niver­sary is­sue of Cro­chet World! I have to say this cel­e­bra­tion has more to do with our loyal read­ers, our great de­sign­ers and all the ed­i­tors who, from the very be­gin­ning, were the cre­ative voices that brought you all the best of our fa­vorite craft and pas­time! I just get to be the one who an­nounces the cel­e­bra­tion! For this spe­cial is­sue, we’re step­ping back in time to 1978 and the very first is­sues of Cro­chet World ever to be pub­lished to show you how those “old pat­terns” can still be used to cro­chet time­less de­signs! In our Cro­chet World Then & Now chap­ter we fea­ture four de­signs that were re-stitched with yarns avail­able today for a to­tally new and up­dated look! We took a pil­low pat­tern and re­worked it in su­per bulky yarn to cre­ate a color­ful wall man­dala. Our An­niver­sary Wrap orig­i­nally ap­peared in the June 1978 is­sue and proves that shawls are just as pop­u­lar today as they were 40 years ago! De­signer Lori Zeller took in­spi­ra­tion from an old thread lace pat­tern fea­tured in the very first is­sue to cre­ate her stun­ning and color­ful Color Wheel Ta­ble Mat. And fi­nally, in this chap­ter we’re fea­tur­ing the third most pop­u­lar Cro­chet World pat­tern on Ravelry, the Hooded Ca­ble Sweater from the Fe­bru­ary 1998 is­sue.

And while it’s fun look­ing over the old is­sues, the thing I love most about cro­chet is that it is an ever-evolv­ing form of craft and art! Cre­ative de­sign­ers and stitch­ers are al­ways com­ing up with new ideas and tech­niques to in­spire and chal­lenge us to grow in cre­ativ­ity and skill.

In our Cro­chet Wrap Party chap­ter you’ll find all of that and more! Try your hand at Tu­nisian en­trelac as you cro­chet the pretty Gar­den Steps Shawlette. And on days when you just want to sit back and re­lax, the Shape-Shifter Shawl with its easy-tomem­o­rize pat­tern is the per­fect choice. This shawl can be worn in mul­ti­ple ways as the weather or your mood changes! You’ll find two other beau­ti­ful de­signs in this chap­ter, all per­fect for the cool days of spring!

With ap­pre­ci­a­tion for our tra­di­tional past and an­tic­i­pat­ing our ex­cit­ing fu­ture, happy cro­chet­ing!

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