For me, there is no more romantic place I can think of than Paris in the spring. It's not just the thought of visiting (or dreaming of) the romance capital of the world. It's the magic that is conjured up when I imagine sipping an espresso outside a cafe, a warm croissant in my hand, watching the fashionable locals stroll along the promenade under a canopy of blossoming trees. It feels like a dream right now, but in the not-too-distance future this could be a reality again. Until then, let's bring some of the seasonal Parisian feel into our homes.

If you're looking for a pretty spring cardigan this season then look no further than Isabel's beautiful Printemps Cardigan. The delicate pastel shades and chevron stripes make a fun, but chic, garment available in sizes XS to 5X. If accessories are your thing, we have those too! From a beautiful beret to a lacy wrap you will have lots of fun crocheting these pretty springtime projects.

Welcome that Parisian feeling into your decor with what is possibly the most amazing crochet wall-hanging I've ever seen! The Eiffel Tower hanging on the back of my door would certainly make me smile every day! Another staple of the Parisian scene is magical rides on a beautiful, traditional carousel, the feeling which Pia has perfectly captured in her latest amigurumi.

Now, this issue is also extra exciting for another reason. Not only have we teamed up with the stylish folk at Rowan to bring you a classic collection of 12 patterns in an exclusive book. As well as working with Jessica at The Hook Nook for another 8 contemporary designs for the modern crocheter. And an official Pusheen blanket pattern card just for you. But, this issue see's the launch of our brand-new 2021 CAL! Turn to page 54 to find part one of Enigma, a truly stunning design from Esther of It's All In A Nutshell Crochet, I can't wait to see what you all thing of this crochet-along! Don't forget to subscribe to the magazine so you never miss an instalment of the CAL, plus if you hurry you will receive a complete yarn pack to crochet the blanket, too!

Stay safe,

Issue 68 is available to buy from your local supermarket and newsagent from Thursday 22nd April, but you can also order your copy online, read digitally, or why not treat yourself to a subscription and never miss an issue again!

Please note - on page 98 of the magazine, we have used 3 new shades of Stylecraft Bellissima which, due to unforeseen circumstances, will not be available until May (Luscious Leaf 7216, Orchid Haze 7217 & Crystal Blue 7215) - please contact your local Stylecraft stockist to find out when they will have these shades in stock!