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Crochet Today Magazine Debuts Special “Music Issue”

January/February Issue Is Filled with Music-Inspired Designs & Patterns, Exclusive “Crochet Today Playlist” Download with Proceeds Going to Charity

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2011 — Future Plus-produced magazine, Crochet Today, is premiering its first “music issue” for the January/February cover date, on sale December 6.

This special issue will feature:

  • More than 24 patterns with musical themes, such as a “Stevie Shawl” designed by The Double Stitch Twins and the “Purple Haze” sweater, which will be the featured magazine cover project
  • Fun and romantic Valentine’s Day ideas inspired by love songs, such as the “You’re Still The One” blanket and the “Love Me Tender” necklace
  • A special “Crochet Today Playlist” available for download at: www.crochettoday.com with FuturePlus’s proceeds going to Krochet Kids International, a charity that raises money for impoverished communities across the globe through its one-of-kind handmade crochet products.  The playlist includes favorites such as Cosmic Love by Florence & The Machine, I’ll Fly Away by Alison Krauss and At Last by Etta James
  • An iPod case pattern in the shape of a classic cassette tape that can be downloaded for free at www.crochettoday.com

“Why not do a Music Issue?” asks Theresa Gonzalez, editor-in-chief, Crochet Today.  “With the Grammys upon us, the January/February issue is a perfect time to devote the magazine to something that inspires everyone: music.”

To reserve a copy of Crochet Today’s special “music issue”, please visit: www.crochettoday.com/70chic For more information on Crochet Today, please visit: www.crochettoday.com.  Additional information about Future U.S. is available at: www.futureus.com.

About Future US

Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK and US creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. We hold strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines in the US include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Guitar World, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while our UK business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. Our web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar and MusicRadar. Future sells over 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 11 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 16 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK’s biggest exporter of monthly magazines.