Crochet shines in our Summer issue with a special emphasis on shawls. Also included are patterns for flirty skirts, easy-wearing tops and lightweight lacy garments by some of your favorite designers—Annette Petavy, Kristin Omdahl, Doris Chan, Lisa Naskrent, and more—as well as projects by emerging designers. In addition, Beyond the Basics introduces you to a variation of Tunisian crochet called double-ended crochet, with table mats to practice your technique. In the Craftivism column, Betsy Greer focuses on charities for homeless pets, including a pattern for a Cat Nap Mat by Laura Rintala. We have the first five squares of the Chain Reaction Afghan Project. In all, we have 25 projects to keep you crocheting through the summer!