work well in advance on magazines, so by the time you are able to pick this
issue up in your local shop, I am hoping with all my heart that our world looks
a safer, more compassionate and peaceful place.
Whilst we are putting the final pages together this month,
we are all watching the devastation in Ukraine with disbelief, dismay and grief. Please read our lead news story on page 6 which has focused us on the very personal side of this war and also gives the most practical ways to help the people of Ukraine.
Crochet has always been a blessing to me when I need to keep my hands busy and mind still. My beloved book collection is another go-to place of solace. Months ago, the team and I decided to combine the two passions, as we are all avid bookworms, and create an issue that celebrates all we love about both pastimes.
There are just so many wonderful books to choose from, and some stand out-classics such as traditional fairy tales and the wonderful lands of Narnia have inspired many of the gorgeous toys and gifts in this issue, and weâ€™ve also taken inspiration from our dream reading rooms for lovely, snuggly homewares. And as spring is heading swiftly into early summer, weâ€™re embracing brighter, lighter garments such as Cassie Wardâ€™s fabulous motif-based Cosy Nook Cardigan and Helda Panagaryâ€™s beautifully colourful New Page Shawl which looks stunning on our cover.
Inside Crochet is available in paper form from all good newsagents and craft stores. Call 01202 586848 or visit www.selectmagazines.com to order a copy directly from us. To purchase a digital copy of Inside Crochet, visit us on www.pocketmags.com, or download our app through the Apple App Store or Google Play.