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Note From the Editor

I am always sad to see summer come to an end, but I still look forward to each season, anticipating nature’s changing display of beauty and color. If I had to choose my favorite, it would certainly be autumn. I love the cool, crisp days and the glorious display of vivid colors as the trees turn all shades of gold, red and orange. Fall apple festivals beckon with their promise of yummy treats and handmade crafts for sale. Walks become an adventure as I notice the changing colors of the landscape. And I always enjoy returning home for a hot cup of tea or cider, gathering my latest project for some leisurely crochet time.

Our chapter themes for this issue gave us ample opportunity to use yarns in beautiful fall colors, but if autumnal (I love that word!) shades are not your cup of tea, almost any color palette will work!

Every project in the Going in Circles chapter is made in the round from the center out with not a seaming stitch needed! The Roundabout Autumn Throw brings together gorgeous deep shades and different stitches to create one stunning throw that is sure to be the focal point no matter where it is displayed. You’ll also find a thread basket crocheted in size 10 thread, a pretty hot pad, a baby blanket, a doily and more.

In our Clever Colors chapter, we have included projects crocheted from self-striping yarns that add an extra dimension to each project. The Cozy Diamonds Throw and Autumn Checkerboard Rug are not to be missed. Or you may enjoy crocheting the Inside Out Cowl, which can be crocheted by most in 6 hours or less!

In our features section you’ll find the perfect puppy bed, a gorgeous poncho, a cute fox toy and the final part of the awardwinning Layers of Lace doily. And that doesn’t even include ourup-front features!

With over 20 projects to choose from, this issue will have you happily crocheting your way through the fall season!

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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