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Note From the Editor

I crochet all year long, but there is something about the first cool days of autumn that makes me want to up my crochet time! Maybe it's knowing “sweater weather” is just around the corner. Or maybe it's the upcoming holiday season and my desire to make something by hand for those I love. Whatever the reason, I like nothing better than snuggling into my favorite spot, surrounding myself with yarn, hooks and all the patterns I want to make over the next few months! I get all my projects queued up in the order I want to crochet them, but I always find myself shuffling and rearranging them as my excitement builds because I can't wait to dig into the next new project!

As you look through this issue, you might find yourself making a list of projects too. This issue is packed with great projects for the upcoming season with its vibrant autumnal palette. In The Colors of Autumn chapter you'll find projects you'll love making and using in your home or giving as gifts. With two beautiful afghans, a gorgeous thread table runner in rich fall sunset colors, a quick and easy rug, a cute little owl and more, you'll have a hard time deciding which project to make first!

In the Stash-Busting Crochet chapter, we've included projects that will use up your yarn stash in style. Coordinating your scraps into color families and making one or both of the fabulous afghans featured will not only reduce your stash but will make you proud of your accomplishment too! We've also included a unique herringbone-patterned scarf and a cute little girl's jacket just perfect for using up leftover worsted-weight yarn!

You'll find a great variety of projects in our up-front features as well, including a pretty poncho, a felted beret, a colorful cowl and more.

So make your list, grab your crochet hook and some yarn, and dig in!

Happy Crocheting!

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Jackie Daugherty, Executive Editor

Jackie Daugherty is the editor of Crochet World magazine. She also edits the special newsstand issues of Crochet World and Crochet! magazines and is the project manager for Annie's Hook & Needle Club.

Jackie is a lifelong crafter and has been crocheting and knitting since she was 8 years old. In addition to managing a yarn shop for 10 years, Jackie has taught crochet and knit classes at local yarn shops and national events including CGOA for over 30 years. Jackie served as the vice president for CGOA from 2000-2003. During her tenure she established an exclusive pattern line which includes several of her designs. Jackie co-authored Kids Can Crochet and has published many patterns in several magazines and books.

Jackie lives with her husband and 2 rambunctious dogs in a tiny home filled with yarn!

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