Grateful for Crochet

Hello stitchers!

I am Sara, a crochet addict, and I found out that I was going to become associate editor for Interweave Crochet the day the Winter 2017 issue went to press. It is a beautiful issue of one of my all-time favorite magazines. I love it, and I hope that you will love it too.

Every holiday season, I am so grateful for crochet. Whether I am connecting to my fellow crafters, making gifts for my loved ones, or just taking a moment to indulge in self-care amidst the chilly hustle and bustle, the act of crocheting connects me to myself and the world around me in a way nothing else can. This connection that is so necessary during the holidays is brought to you in the new issue of Interweave Crochet Winter 2017.

Warm Woolen Mittens Crochet connects us to one another. Read about artist/activist Olek’s crochet house project inspired by the idea that “everyone should have a home” in the issue’s year in review. Learn how crochet has manifested in different cultures throughout history in Dora Ohrenstein’s exploration of historical crochet. Learn about life-like crochet flowers from Thailand and the inspiration for the world’s largest crochet blanket.

If you are looking for holiday gifts to create, this issue has you covered with twenty wonderful projects fit for the season. My sister needs a pair of Warm Woolen Mittens from the Sound of Stitches theme inspired by Maria Von Trapp. My dad will be getting the Red Rock Scarf from the Earthen Wear theme and my mom will look adorable in the Octal Beret from the Winter Shade of Blue theme. And finally, when the season calms down a little, and I’m cuddled up by the fire, I can’t wait to make the Labyrinth Sweater as a special treat for myself.
Open up this issue of Interweave Crochet, and find whatever your crafting soul needs this winter. 

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Sara Dudek
Associate Editor
Interweave Crochet

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