There's something so charming about taking a short holiday here in the British Isles, a sort of staycation. When we have sunshine it's brilliant to take a stroll along the seafront with an ice-cream cone in hand. But when it's classic British weather (i.e. rain), what better fallback than to get ahead with a little more crochet? This month we're getting ready for all types of weather, inspired by and for day trips and mini holidays.

Our Editor Jenny takes you through the issue in this video! (  

I'm very excited to welcome designer Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts to the Crochet Now designer family! Her Cabana Cardigan is a beautiful wearable piece for all weathers, plus she has shares her special Adore Shawl along with a fascinating interview.

Keep the sea wind at bay with Sarah Richardson's light and lacy Beach Huts Scarf, or why not bring the holiday to your home with Caroline Warren's Bright Beach Cushion?

As well as patterns, you won't be short of crochet inspiration this month. We've rounded up the hottest crochet patterns that are trending online right now, and we've got shopping, tips and pattern picks for what to crochet on your holiday too.

Finally, I am so excited to bring you another set of exclusive patterns from that cheeky character Shaun the Sheep. Alison Holloway has outdone herself with her design for Shaun and the Naughty Pigs toys, I dare you not to fall in love with them over on page 16!  

Goodbye for now!