FIRST ROW

Crochet World - - First Row -

There is one thing I know for sure: No mat­ter the sea­son or the cir­cum­stances, I have yet to tire of cro­chet or find it bor­ing! There are just too many yarns, pat­terns and op­tions to ex­plore. Cro­chet can be as sim­ple as mak­ing a giant one-color square in a sim­ple stitch pat­tern and calling it an afghan, or as chal­leng­ing as find­ing the per­fect hand-dyed skein of yarn and cro­chet­ing a unique, one-of-akind cre­ation from an idea only you en­vi­sioned. And of course, there are in­fi­nite pos­si­bil­i­ties in be­tween!

When we plan a new is­sue, I am al­ways ex­cited to see where it will take us, what we will fo­cus on and what new cre­ative projects our tal­ented de­sign­ers will dream up. Each is­sue brings a mix of sim­ple projects that are per­fect for chillin’ cro­chet time and more chal­leng­ing designs for those times when you want to ex­pand your skills.

And of course, this is­sue is no ex­cep­tion. We have cov­ered a wide va­ri­ety of skill lev­els and tech­niques in this is­sue with pat­terns that are sure to tempt new­bies and those who have been wield­ing a cro­chet hook for some time.

If you love ca­bles, our chap­ter de­voted to this time­less cro­cheted tex­ture is sure to please. The gor­geous Ca­bles & Lace Doily is a show­stop­per for those who en­joy a chal­lenge. But we’ve also in­cluded a sim­ple pat­tern for those new to cro­cheted ca­bles too. The Ja­cob’s Lad­der Cabled Throw fea­tures a sim­ple yet in­trigu­ing way to make ca­bles and even in­cludes a tu­to­rial ar­ti­cle to help you get started!

In the Socks, Slippers & More chap­ter you’ll find fun and prac­ti­cal footwear for ev­ery­one in the fam­ily. They’re per­fect for gifts, or you can make up a bunch and leave them in a bas­ket by the front door dur­ing the win­ter. Of course, you may see your sup­ply dwin­dling as they lit­er­ally walk away on happy feet!

Stun­ning afghans, a unique pineap­ple doily, a warm and toasty sweater, a cowl, a cute baby doll and so much more round out this project-packed is­sue.

So grab your cro­chet hook and a cup of tea, and have fun stitch­ing!

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