Is it really November already?! Don't panic, there is still plenty of time to get your crochet hook moving and working on those last-minute gifts for friends and loved ones, and this issue we've put together a great selection of quick gifts, chunky makes, and fun inspirational ideas!

I can't deny, in my 3 years looking after this magazine, I think this has been my favourite issue yet, combining Christmas with one of my favourite characters Pusheen has been an absolute delight! I really channel my inner Pusheen when I wrap up with a cup of coffee and hide inside with my crochet hook, and now you can make your own tubby cat too! I dare you not to fall in love with her.

Why not hook up a quick, but impressive, Christmas gift cushion to impress over the holidays, along with a super-chunky stocking that will take next to no time! You can crochet a blanket for under £16, perfect for personal gifts on a budget, or why not treat yourself to something special? Like the Paperchains Wrap inspired by the colourful decorations we see all around, and the snuggly but stylish Cosy Christmas Wrap that's just perfect for layering up and is available in sizes 6-36!

Or why not give the gift of crochet itself this year? Kerry Lord has some top tips for teaching loved ones how to crochet, whether it be together on the day itself, or over a glass of wine and a video call. Sarah-Jayne of Bella Coco Crochet also shares her top gift projects along with a quick and easy snowflake pattern.

Finally, don't forget to share your Crochet Now makes with us online or via email for your chance to win a yarny prize from our friends at Cygnet Yarns!  

Stay safe,

Issue 62 is available to buy from your local supermarket and newsagent from Thursday 12th November 2020 but if you can't wait, order your copy online, grab yours from Craftstash, or why not treat yourself to a subscription and never miss an issue again!