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Note From the Editor

As summer winds down, my crochet quota gears up! Although I crochet year-round, I find myself enjoying my gardens and other outdoor activities more, too, so I don't get as much crochet time in during the warmer months. Of course, I have been known to occasionally slip away for a lazy afternoon taking my latest crochet project outside! I just love the seasonal changes and am fortunate to live in an area where I can experience four distinct seasons. So, as I soak up the last days of summer, I naturally think ahead to the cooler autumn days and snuggling up with a good book and my favorite afghan. In this issue we feature a whole chapter of sampler-style afghans to tempt you! Each project is an opportunity to learn new stitches, use up scrap yarn and end up with a beautiful throw! Whether you are a beginner or ready for a challenge, want to learn lace stitches or just love textures, I am sure you'll want to add a project or two to your crochet list!

We hope the Fabulous Filet chapter will expand your ideas about this traditional technique. No longer just for thread pillowcase edgings, this chapter takes filet crochet to a whole new level. Each project shows off a new aspect of filet that might just inspire you to try this time-honored technique again! Of course, we had to include a few traditional filet-style projects crocheted in thread too!

Rounding out this issue you'll find a selection of projects to crochet for yourself and, your home, or to make and give as gifts. So, grab an iced tea, find your favorite spot outside and settle in for a lazy afternoon with your favorite crochet magazine!

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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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