Agatha Christie's Poirot, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and Art Deco stylings all inspire a sense of decadence and glamour that we think sit perfectly well with Christmas time! Indulgent golds and navy blues invoke a feeling of luxury and sophistication that calls to mind glitzy Christmas parties and celebrations, and what better time of year to celebrate than now?

Throughout this issue, you will see our designers are embracing the art nouveau sensibility with their stitch patterns and colour choices for what will make a glamourous crochet Christmas! Get started with the Putting on the Ritz Blanket that is a true show-stopping design, along with the stylish Tallulah Shawl that both use glittery yarn so effectively.

Our cover project this month in the Silver Screen Sweater that looks splendid dressed up for an evening on the town, or why not pair it with some smart jeans for a classy winter's day-look? The Gatsby Glitz Shawl and Forest Breeze Tee both use a rich emerald that is oozing with class too.

For something a little silly and fun, hook up your official Feathers McGraw pattern on page 22, and gift him to the Wallace & Gromit fan in your life! Plus enjoy your new Wallace & Gromit crochet tool set with exclusive hook gauge, stitch marker and notions pouch that will keep your bits and bobs tidy in your crochet bag.

The Crochet Now team wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with fabulous festive goodies and luxurious food, drink and more!

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