FIRST ROW

Crochet World - - First Row -

With this is­sue we find our­selves half­way through the year and our 40th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion. I hope you have been en­joy­ing look­ing over some of the great pat­terns from the past 40 years as much as we have!

In this is­sue, not only do we bring you out­stand­ing de­signs from some of the best cro­chet de­sign­ers, but we have also in­cluded two pat­terns from past is­sues that are still “cro­chet wor­thy.” The Striped Over­alls pat­tern is just as cute as it was when it was fea­tured in the June 1994 is­sue! And all we had to do to the Gingham Place Mat & Coaster set was freshen up the col­ors to make it just as ap­peal­ing for to­day’s cro­cheter.

In this is­sue we asked de­sign­ers to use a tra­di­tional cro­chet tech­nique, such as Bruges lace, to cre­ate some­thing new and un­ex­pected. Our Cro­chet With a Twist chap­ter fea­tures five awe­some de­signs that in­cor­po­rate filet cro­chet, Tu­nisian cro­chet, Love knots and Bruges lace to cre­ate fash­ion ac­ces­sories and home decor you will not only en­joy mak­ing, but be proud to show off!

We all love cro­chet­ing quick and prac­ti­cal projects, and our Happy Days Kitchen chap­ter is filled with de­signs you’ll find your­self adding to your cro­chet to-do list. A set of cot­ton tow­els with veggie ap­pliqués, a toaster cover with match­ing pot hold­ers, a cus­tom­iz­a­ble join-as-you-go mo­tif cur­tain, and a place mat set all in on-trend vin­tage col­ors are sure to add a touch of whimsy to your home! Of course, feel free to use a color com­bi­na­tion that fits your taste and decor!

Two gor­geous throws, a beau­ti­ful sun­flower doily, a handy bas­ket and a pretty wrap round out this is­sue, so grab your cro­chet hooks and dig in!

Happy Cro­chet­ing!

PS. An­nie’s has added some­thing new this year! Don’t for­get to check out An­nie’s Cre­ative Stu­dio, which in­cludes hun­dreds of in­struc­tional videos for all the crafts you love! Sign up for your free 30-day trial mem­ber­ship at An­niesCreativeS­tu­dio.com.

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