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!