Crochet! Magazine's Spring 2012 Issue Preview

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Hi, I'm Carol Alexander,
executive editor of Crochet! magazine. Welcome to a short preview highlighting
some of the creative projects featured in our exciting Spring 2012 issue.
This issue marks an important milestone for Crochet! Magazine.
It's our 10th anniversary! Since its premiere issue in March 2002,
the magazine has seen a number of changes.
It's had three editors, different page counts and several new looks.
But one thing that has never changed during Crochet!'s 10 great years is our
commitment to bringing you, our readers, the projects and features you want
to see in the magazine.
This issue kicks off our regular new Learn It! Do It! feature
created to give you more fun techniques to help you build your stitching skills.
In our first article Linda Dean shows you step-by-step
how to create broomstick lace with a solid backing.
This technique is great for those times when you want the beauty of broomstick lace,
but without the see-through effect.
Linda includes instructions for beautiful evening clutch for you to try out your new skill.
Now let's take a look at a few of the other exciting highlights
of this outstanding issue. In fashions, we have a great lineup of styles
to give your spring wardrobe a fresh, fabulous look.
Our cover project and Editor's Choice winner is the Shamrock Lace Cardigan,
designed by Sharon Hubert Valiant. Stitched in fine weight Patons Lace,
this beautiful sweater is exquisitely light, soft and comfortable.
Simple classic style meets artistic crochet
beauty in our stunning Passion Flower Jacket, designed
by Margaret Hubert in Caron Joy!
An overall openwork design is offset in striking contrast with lavish freeform patterns
that adorn the collar and cuffs of this vivid sky-blue jacket.
Our versatile Spider Lace Jacket by Brenda Bourg
incorporates a classic spider web pattern into an updated contemporary fashion look.
Stitched in Red Heart Luster Sheen, this light easy jacket
can go from casual to dressy to suit your fashion needs.
You'll be ready to dance the night away in our glamorous and sophisticated
Line Dancing top by Melissa Harrazuski.
It's crocheted seamlessly from the neck down in Vanna's Glamour
for a smooth, body-hugging silhouette.
From weekend casual to weekday chic, our Trapeze Tunisian Top, designed by Ellen Gormley
in Kollage Riveting Sport, and the Caleo Top designed by Doris Chan
in Caron Spa will give you options for a relaxed,
kickback style for a dressier look for day or evening.
Fresh accessories always give a great finishing touch to your look,
like chic Sonoma Stripes Hat from Garnstudio,
crocheted in Drops Paris. You don't have to be a California girl to look great
in this fun-in-the-sun hat that can be worn several ways.
A pretty wrap is a great addition to any spring wardrobe.
The gorgeous Lacy Spaces Wrap by Tammy Hilderbrand in Caron Simply Soft,
and the elegant Kaleidoscope Diamonds shoulder scarf by Susan Jeffers
in Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace, will give you many style options.
A great travel bag is a must for spring and summer.
Our Reversible Traveling Handbag by Dee Dee Segal is
crocheted in Red Heart Creme de la Creme, and gives you two different looks
in one design - sophisticated stripes on one side and a more
casual solid color on the other. If you want to add some
fun, flirty style to your outfit, top it off with Joyce Bragg's Open Flowers
necklace and earrings set, stitched in Universal's Nazli Gelin
size 10 crochet cotton. Our adorable Darling Daisies set
by Jennifer Cirka is sure to be loved by any special little
girl in your life. Stitched in Caron Spa, this lightweight
blanket and matching hat make a great go-together combo for cool spring days.
Who knew granny squares and filet crochet could be so urban chick?
Our City Blocks Throw and Pillow, created
in four neutral shades of Caron Simply Soft, feature filet-style
granny squares in different sizes that are assembled in an interesting
pattern resembling a city grid. This modern set really takes
traditional crochet in an uptown direction.
Nothing dresses up a window like a pretty curtain topper, like our Saguaro Valance
stitched in Tahki Cotton Classic in a lovely, cactus-green shade.
Lacy, join-as-you-go motifs make this an enjoyable, no-sew
project. In closing, I'd like to tell you about a special gift we
have for you. It may be our birthday, but we would like to give all our faithful
Crochet! subscribers a valuable new benefit to thank you
for your loyal support. You now have full access to each issue
online, plus access to two years of digital back issues,
all at absolutely no extra cost!
Here at, just log in using
the handy sign-in links on the left side of the page and in the upper right.
Once logged in, you'll be able to see each full issue right on your
computer, and enjoy all of the wonderful benefits the digital version
offers. Please visit Crochet! magazine on Facebook
and let us know what you think (while you're there be sure to wish us happy birthday!).
And don't forget to like us! Until next time, I wish you
you happy crocheting, and we at Crochet! magazine look forward to at least
10 more great years of bringing you the best in crochet.