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A Note From the Editor

In 2017 I was offered the position of editor of this amazing magazine. And, of course, I jumped at the chance. I mean, who wouldn't, right? It made perfect sense— I love crochet and have been with Annie's Publishing since 1978.

I will never forget my first crochet lesson over 40 years ago with my friend and mentor Annie Potter, the founder of Annie's Attic. Let's just say it did not go well and ended with her suggesting perhaps I was simply not meant to crochet. I didn't pick up a hook again until 20 years later; magically it all made sense, and I have been “hooked” ever since!

Sadly, I have made the decision to resign as the Crochet! editor. I will continue with Annie's as co-producer of the Knit & Crochet Now! TV show, retail catalog buyer for knit and crochet and editor of Annie's crochet pattern books.

Jennifer Burt will take over as editor beginning with the next issue. Jenn was editor-in-chief at Creative Crafts Group, overseeing the editorial production of both Love of Crochet and Love of Knitting publications for several years.

I leave you with these words of wisdom—Always Check Your Gauge! And Keep Stitching!

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Connie Ellison, Editor

Connie Ellison is the executive crochet editor for Annie's and the editor of Crochet! magazine. Connie is the crochet buyer for Annie's Craft Catalog and website, and oversees the Annie’s crochet pattern books. Connie began her career with Annie's in 1978. Crochet, reading and gardening are her passions, and she spends her summers canning and freezing vegetables grown on their farm. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband. They have 2 grown children and three grandchildren.

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