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Note From the Editor

I am so excited to introduce this issue of Crochet World to you! First, it is my favorite time of the year; I look forward to the change of the seasons and I love snow. I anticipate the first snowfall just like a kid and love the way it magically transforms the landscape. But of course, the best way to enjoy winter is from my favorite chair, crocheting in front of a roaring fire!

The other reason I am excited to share this issue is because the lineup of projects is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. We've filled this issue to the brim with projects to decorate your home and keep you happily crocheting gifts for everyone on your list.

In the Home for the Holidays chapter, you'll find three gorgeous thread pieces that reflect the beauty of the season, two beautiful afghans just right for adding a festive touch to your home and even some whimsical projects to make you smile; our Snowman Family all dressed up in its finery is sure to add just the right touch to your mantel or table!

Our Cuddle-Up Crochet chapter is all about cozy warmth this season. Whether you choose to crochet something for yourself or as a gift, you are sure to find just the right project. Not only have we included patterns for quick and easy slippers and hats sized for the whole family, you'll also find an extraordinary mix of projects that feature beautiful color combinations, richly textured pattern stitches, and a variety of techniques and styles including Tunisian stitches, crocheted cables and pretty embellishments.

Our up-front features continue our festive theme with projects perfect for gift-giving and holiday decorating. I am sure you will find many projects you'll want to put on your crochet to-do list!

And finally, this issue is special to me as it marks my sixth issue and one full year as editor of Crochet World. I have enjoyed planning each issue and hope I have inspired you to try new techniques and projects. Crochet is such an amazing craft with so many possibilities, and I look forward to many more years bringing you the best from crochet's traditional past along with many new and exciting projects in the future.

Happy Holidays,

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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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