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Note From the Editor

"It's the most wonderful time of year!"

I don't know about you, but when the weather turns colder and I start anticipating the upcoming holidays, my favorite thing to do is make a list of all the projects I want to crochet for holiday gift-giving.

As the holidays draw closer, if you are like me, you have good intentions to crochet a special gift for everyone on your list, and with busy schedules and extra events during the season, that can cause a little stress! Our crochet time should be relaxing, and making special gifts should be a joy, so in this issue we have dedicated a whole chapter to last-minute projects prefect for gift-giving. We've included projects for everyone on your list that you'll find quick and easy to make. Crochet the Go Team! Beanie for your favorite sports fan. Add a set of mugs to the His & Hers Mug Hugs and fill a basket with homemade goodies for your favorite couple, or make the colorful Kaleidoscope Ball for a new baby.

We've also included a chapter that is sure to have you grabbing your hook to add a new hand-crocheted holiday decoration to your home. This chapter features warm and cozy holiday-themed afghans, beautiful thread crochet projects perfect for your wintry table decor, a pretty lacy ornament, a fun-to-make garland and more!

And not to be missed is the stunning shawl crocheted with yarn I personally dyed for Denise Voie de Vie to use for her gorgeous Frosted Berries Shawl. We have even included a photo tutorial so you can see how easy it is to make your own hand-painted yarns!

So, grab a cup of cocoa and spend a few hours planning your holiday list with your favorite crochet magazine by your side!

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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