New Special Issue – Colorful Crochet

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This new issue is filled with colorful confections that are sure to have you heading for your craft store looking for the new cake yarns! Cake yarns get their name from the way they are packaged to look like a round cake, revealing the tantalizing color palette in each skein.

In addition to the new cakes yarns, self-striping yarns with long color repeats are currently trending too; all tempting us to pick up our crochet hooks!

Colorful Crochet is packed with over 40 must-make projects all crocheted with minimal color changes. The yarn does all the work!

Make a pretty wrap just in time for Fall. The Shades of Autumn Wrap is crocheted on the diagonal alternating rows of filet mesh and double crochet which shows off the variation of the yarn beautifully.


The Bandolier Vest makes a great transition piece when the weather starts turning cooler. Crocheted with just 2 cakes of yarn, the colors cascade along the fronts creating a pretty tonal effect.


The Kimono Cardi is crocheted in a self-striping yarn with a tweedy look. This topper is easy enough to attempt for your first garment and quick enough for an experienced stitcher to make in a snap! Cozy and warm too!


You’ll find lots of great projects to crochet for your home in this special issue. Throws, baskets, a pillow and a rug, are included in this collection, all made with today’s hottest self-striping yarns! Fill these Shell Stitch Nesting Baskets with seasonal decorations to add a colorful touch to any room.


Or make the dramatic Slanted Stripes Throw featured on the cover. A solid colored yarn borders the panels for maximum impact.


The Layer of Leaves Pillow is not only fun to make but will add a pop of color that will brighten any room.


We’ve included cute projects to make for little ones too! The Patchwork Puppy is a longtime favorite updated in a new color scheme. Instead of hunting for a bunch of scraps, just one skein of a self-striping yarn does the trick!


The Everyday Hoodie is perfect for cool days. Crocheted from the top down, this seamless project is not only fun to make, but you’ll have it done in no time!


Need a gift for a new baby? The Rainbow Star Baby Blanket is easy to make with just one cake of self-striping yarn! And the results are spectacular!

With over 40 fun, colorful projects you’ll have a hard time deciding which one to make first! Look for Colorful Crochet at your favorite book or craft store or get your copy here.

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October 2018 – Sneak Peek!

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One of my favorite seasons is autumn, so planning the October issue is always so much fun! The digital copy is now available here, so let’s take a sneak peak.

This issue features some great projects perfect for using up worsted-weight scrap yarn and stash reduction! The Attic Windows Afghan on the cover is exceptionally beautiful crocheted in fall jewel tones with some neutrals in the mix. You’ll also learn a unique way to join the blocks for a perfect finish.


Make this Open Shells Poncho just in time for cooler weather. Simple to make, but big on style, you’ll be finished with this project in no time as it is crocheted with a bulky yarn.


We’ve also featured several great projects to make for fall decorating. The Pumpkin Patch Baskets are not only useful but will add just the right touch to your harvest-time decor.


Love thread crochet? Who could resist this sweet Harvest Blessing Angel! Make a bunch to use on your table this thanksgiving and give guests one to display in their home to remind them of the season.


Or make these cute Fall Scarecrow Silverware Pockets and add a touch of whimsy to your next fall party!


Make the Cute & Cozy Cat Basket for your favorite feline! Cat approved and super-cute, you may find other cat-lovers asking for their own!

Get a sneak peek at all 20 colorful and creative projects just perfect for autumn stitching here. Get your digital copy here now or look for this issue at your favorite book or craft store beginning August 28.

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New Special Issue – Fast, Easy, Fun Crochet

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We all love crochet time! Most of us look forward to and even plan special days when we can spend the entire day crocheting. What a luxury! But the reality is, most of us lead busy lives, with lots of obligations and little time to crochet.

This special issue is filled with projects that are not only quick to make, but easy too. Whether you just have a few hours to crochet, need a quick gift or just want to zone out with a simple project after a long day, you’ll find over 50 patterns to inspire you to pick up your crochet hook and get stitching.


We’ve filled the Fast, Easy Gifts chapter with quick and easy gifts to make for everyone on your list. Slippers are always an appreciated gift and our Family Slippers pattern is sized to fit everyone from kids to men.


Need a baby shower gift? Make the Little Hugs Baby Blanket, perfect for baby’s stroller.


The Spiral Bun Hat is sure to please the young ladies on your list, so you’ll want to make several.


We have even included a fun pet mat for the family dog!


The Fast, Easy Christmas chapter is filled with tons of ideas just in time for the holidays.  Crochet the Santa Basket to fill with holiday potpourri or give as a gift filled with homemade goodies.


Who could resist this cute snowman all decked out in winter finery!


Or make a bunch of these cute angel ornaments in an evening and use them as package decorations or ornaments this coming holiday season.


In the Fast, Easy Fashion chapter, you’ll find quick to make garments and fashion accessories for yourself. Because all the patterns are rated Beginner to Easy, even if you spend several evenings making your project, your time crocheting will be enjoyable. The Easy Jacket made with chunky yarn is right on trend and is sure to garner compliments.


Or make the Tolosa Vest; perfect for wearing with jeans on the weekend or with a skirt to work.


Slouchy hats, scarves, fingerless mitts, shawls, a tote, leg warmers and more round out this fashion-forward chapter.


And finally, the Fast, Easy Home chapter is filled with projects perfect for adding cozy touches to your home this fall. Make the Fur Throw for your favorite reading spot.


Or try the fun Cool Stripes Granny for a pop of color. The yarn does all the work making it look like you used a bunch of colors!



This chapter also includes a place mat, rug, basket and pillow so you can crochet something for every room in the house!

Get your copy of Fast, Easy, Fun Crochet here or look for it at your favorite bookstore or craft store and let’s get crocheting!

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August 2018 – Sneak Peek!

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One of my favorite things about editing Crochet World, America’s Favorite Crochet Magazine is unveiling each new issue! The August issue is no exception!

Packed with over 20 great summertime projects, there is truly something for everyone that loves to crochet! So let’s take a sneak peek!

Need a small project to take with you while on vacation? Make our fun and nostalgic Retro Pot Holder Set! From our Happy Days Kitchen Chapter, we chose a 1950’s retro color theme, but feel free to make this set in colors to match your kitchen!

Or crochet a set of the Eat Your Veggies Towels. The stitch pattern for the towel is easy to memorize making it a great take-along project.

Love to crochet with thread? Including the stunning Sunny Day Sunflowers doily from the front cover, this issue has six thread projects!

You’ll find 3 gorgeous afghan patterns and one easy-to-make baby blanket that even a beginner can tackle!

And just in time for cooler weather, crochet Heather’s Shawl. With its open lacy rows of love knots alternating with pretty textured stitches, you’ll enjoy making this as much as you do wearing it! And if you need a refresher on how to crochet love knots, go here.

Want to see all the projects in the August issue? Take a look here. The digital version of the August issue is now ready to download here. Or look for Crochet World at your favorite craft store or Walmart beginning June 26.

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Annie’s Creative Studio

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Have you checked out Annie’s Creative Studio now with over six programs including more than 500 episodes of exclusive online craft instruction, tutorials and patterns!?

New episodes for each program are added to the website every week and tons of pattern downloads are included with your membership! And you’ll have access to all the online instructional videos 24/7 at the Annie’s Creative Studio so you can learn something new whenever you want!

Annie’s Creative Studio episodes are presented in an HD video format by well-known craft experts including Lena Skvagerson, Rohn Strong, Sherry Duncan, Nancy Scott, Corrina Ferguson, Nancy McNally and Debby Brown.

 “Annie’s has observed the power of video as an instructional tool,” said Laura Scott, new business development director at Annie’s. “It makes sense to combine Annie’s longtime pattern expertise with quality video demonstration.

“Crafting is a visual art. It’s much easier to learn by seeing, and Annie’s Creative Studio has the added benefit for consumers who can watch and learn from the comforts of their own home or on the go.”

The Annie’s Creative Studio lineup includes:

  • Crochet Skill Builders Crocheters of all skill levels will enjoy technique-focused episodes and crochet-alongs.
  • Learn, Make, Create! New skills in crochet, knitting, quilting and sewing.
  • Creative Living Trends, home decor, holiday entertaining, recycling and fashions.
  • Knit and Crochet Now! The complete eight seasons of the TV show featuring demos and free patterns.
  • Quilter’s Skill Builders Master quilting techniques and patterns.
  • Quick Stitches & Tips Skill-building in crochet, knitting, quilting, sewing, beading, cross stitch and more.
  • Products We Love New craft products.

Start your free 30-day trial membership today!

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