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August 11, 2016 @ 11:31 am

Interview with Hugh Metcalf, Editor at Crochet Now

Featuring an interview with Hugh Metcalf, Editor of Crochet Now Magazine.

We learn more about Hugh and his journey to becoming Editor, his love of yarn, how to submit a design, what's involved in a photoshoot, how many WIPs he has, why he loves to crochet and how be brings Crochet Now together from his first ideas, through to the final product.

If you're interested in submitting a design for Crochet Now Magazine, you can email Hugh and ask to be added to his email list. Hugh puts together a mood board on Pinterest for each issue, which are based around a theme and a specific colour palette, so that designers can use the pins for inspiration.

Crochet Now on Pinterest:

The theme for Issue 5 was 'Oranges are the New Black' (not literally, but punchy summery shades in gorgeous yarns) so from the designs submitted, Hugh has carefully selected designs to reflect this theme.

Issue 5 mood board on Pinterest:

Here are some of the final designs being expertly styled and photographed



 A design submission would usually need to include:

  • An outline of the design itself, including its construction, yarn, sizes, cost to make for the reader and any other information you feel is relevant to make your idea stand out from the crowd
  • A sketch, including measurements
  • A swatch photo, using suggested yarn, with stitches clearly visible

Hugh is keen to work with new designers and is happy to talk you through the process and help with your submission.

Contact Hugh by email at:

Subscribe to Crochet Now:

A sneaky peek at Crochet Now Issue 5:
There is also another giveaway that is live throughout August 2016. We need your help to name our new mascot.
                                       Look out for this tweet and a similar one for Instagram.

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We hope you enjoyed the interview and thanks for listening to The Crochet Circle Podcast. Don't forget to tune in on the first Friday of every month for our regular episodes.

Happy listening and crocheting,

Lynne and Fay x

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