It might still technically be winter â€“ and cold! â€“ but I have to say Iâ€™m really enjoying seeing the way that the days are getting longer, bringing that extra bit of sunshine and reminding me that spring is on the way.
To celebrate, weâ€™ve got a bit of a â€œloveâ€ theme this month, with a fabulous free gift so you can make adorable heart-shaped pom-poms to decorate your crochet, plus some fun heart-filled designs â€“ Deb Stuartâ€™s Cariad Hat has gone straight to the top of my must-hook list!Buy this issue →Go digital →
Weâ€™ve also gone all-out with colour this issue, as a bit of an antidote to the still-grey winter skies. From Cassie Wardâ€™s gloriously bright hooded cardigan to Helda Panagaryâ€™s linen scarf, plus Elisabeth Davis de Herraizâ€™s gorgeous gradient shawl, weâ€™ve got plenty of projects sure to bring a smile to your face.
Weâ€™ve also got part two of our mystery crochet-along blanket â€“ textured flowers ready to make up the first stage of the border. Have you started yours yet? Weâ€™d love to see your pictures!
Rhian Drinkwater, Editor
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