Happy Birthday Interweave Crochet!
When I first came to work at Interweave, this fledgling magazine was little more than a toddler—full of promise and excitement, excited to share its favorite things with the world.
I still go back to my original issues for great projects, but I am so excited about the growth this magazine has seen. And I can’t believe we are already celebrating Interweave Crochet‘s tenth birthday!
Here is editor Marcy Smith to tell us about the spring 2016 birthday issue.
Happy Birthday Interweave Crochet
For a little more than a decade now we here at Interweave Crochet have been working toward one main goal: to entice crafters with projects that cause them, as they leaf through an issue at the newsstand, to exclaim, “You can crochet that?!” Indeed you can. In addition to providing a venue for our brilliant designers to wow you, we have endeavored to furnish you with all the tools to successfully re-create the projects you want to crochet.
With this tenth birthday issue, our magazine is fudging a bit on the years. Ten years ago, with the Spring 2006 edition, Interweave Crochet was published without “Knits” in the name. But it was actually born in 2004, when Pam Allen inserted an eight-page collection into Interweave Knits. Then she produced a full special issue titled Interweave Knits Crochet before handing the reins over to Judith Swartz.
Starting in 2006, Kim Werker guided the magazine from newsstand-only to regular four-times-a-year subscription issues. Finally! You could have Interweave Crochet delivered to your door.
Now, in 2016, you can have the magazine delivered to your door or to your iPad or home computer. And you can still lean against the newsstand rack, near the now-crowded crochet platform, pluck out the most recent issue of Interweave Crochet, open it to any page and exclaim, “You can crochet that?!”Indeed you can. Enjoy!—MarcyI am so proud of how this once little magazine is growing, and I can’t wait to see what the future will hold!Download or order your copy of Interweave Crochet Spring 2016—our special birthday issue—and see incredible designs inspired by favorites from our younger years, innovative new patterns, and so much more!
P.P.S. Don’t forget to enter our 10th Birthday Giveaway!