I can scarcely believe that this magazine has enjoyed five whole years keeping your cups of tea and crochet hooks company every month! Some of you have been with us since day one, and for that you have my wholehearted, heartfelt thanks! We want to make sure to bring you the absolute best that crochet has to offer, from patterns and content to treats and discounts, and Crochet Now readers have been amazingly supportive and a delight to exchange emails with, especially over the last year, so thank you readers because, without you, this magazine would not be possible!

Get set for spring with our wardrobe essentials and cool seasonal makes, from Tiam Safari's amazing Falling Leaves Sweater to Cassie Ward's stylish Green Shoots Shawl. The toys this issue are as stylish as you will be in your new crochet too! Isabelle the Doll from Shabnam Mirzaei looks just adorable in her midi skirt and French beret.

Be sure to add some fun and colour to your home with Katie Somchand's wall-hanging and Zoe Potrac's delightful sunflower inspired cushion, or why not stretch your skills with Inas Fadil Basymeleh's Sunflower Mandala?

Looking for some 'me time' this month? Then grab a cuppa and settle down and dream about your dream craft room, do you already have yours? Send me a picture! Or meet Michael, one of the brains behind Rico Design, doing his bit to support local yarn shops in the UK! And don't forget our regular columns from Kerry at TOFT and Sarah-Jayne of Bella Coco Crochet, who with I am delighted to have teamed up with this month to bring you a must-have crochet hook and pattern collection!

And don't forget to turn to page 51 for an amazing 25% off your favourite Paintbox Yarns from our friends at LoveCrafts!  

Stay safe,

Issue 66 is available to buy from your local supermarket and newsagent from Thursday 25th February, but you can also order your copy online, read digitally, or why not treat yourself to a subscription and never miss an issue again!