picture of Carol Alexander

Note From the Editor

The lifeblood of any magazine is made up of top-notch contributors and dedicated readers. Over the years, Crochet World has published countless quality designs from many talented and diverse crochet artists. Itís what our loyal readers have come to expect and grown to love about this award-winning magazine thatís truly Americaís favorite crochet publication.

This issue is no exception when it comes to creative designs with a little something for everyone. With so much focus these days on recycling and reusing, we have several great designs that let you take items you may already have on hand and use them in a new way. Our Denim Pocket Place Mat and Rag-ety Rug are perfect projects for recycling old jeans. A large plastic container from the grocery store that once contained cheese puffs can be reinvented into a cute yarn or storage tote. And donít get rid of that plain long-sleeve T-shirt that has lost its charm. By adding lacy crochet inserts in the sleeves, you can create a whole new look with longer wearability.

Aug. 2, 2015, is National Friendship Day, and our Celebrate Friends section offers several gift ideas for remembering those special people in our lives. Included are a set of cute mug rugs, a pretty eyewear case, a glamorous scarf and a sweet floral necklace.

Thank you to all of the designers who have helped make Crochet World the outstanding magazine it is, and to the readers who have made Crochet World Americaís favorite crochet magazine!

Happy stitching,

Carol Alexander signature
Carol Alexander, Executive Editor

Carol Alexander is Annie's executive editor for crochet and is the editor of Crochet World magazine. She is also a past board member and officer of the Crochet Guild of America.

Before joining Annie's as a crochet editor in 2002, Carol worked 15 years as a professional crochet designer. She also worked in business as a reservationist for Delta Airlines and as an executive in office and financial management with several different companies. She hopes she brings some of the best of what she has learned to her role as an editor.

Carol lives in Berne with her family and a happy menagerie of cats, all of whom have been adopted from shelters or rescued from the streets.

Get a FREE issue of Crochet World
just for giving it a try! (A $5.99 value, FREE!)
Crochet World
Express your creativity plus save time and money!

You'll be thrilled and inspired with exciting NEW crochet patterns, complete step-by-step instructions, full-color photos and all the handy, time-saving tips and techniques in every issue of Crochet World! See for yourself, order today!

Crochet World
YES! Please send me my FREE ISSUE of Crochet World magazine and start my subscription. If I like my free issue, I'll simply pay the attached invoice and get one full year (6 more issues) for only $21.97 plus $2.98 delivery. That's one issue FREE and six more as part of my subscription! I'll also get a digital edition of each issue at no extra cost, including the free issue, plus two years of digital back issues with my paid subscription! In the unlikely event that I'm not pleased with my free issue, I'll return the invoice marked "cancel" and keep that issue as your gift to me -- and owe absolutely nothing.
First Name:
Last Name:
Address 2:
ZIP Code:
Don't miss out! Get email alerts about your new magazine subscription, special offers and savings from Crochet World and Annie's. Questions? Read our online privacy pledge.

Offer valid in U.S. only!
Canadian Orders
Give a Gift Subscription!Give a Gift Subscription!

[X] Close