Crochet World creators release newsstand special

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BERNE, Ind. -- DRG, a leader in the craft and nostalgia markets, announces the release of a spring newsstand special issue of its popular Crochet World magazine.

Scrap Crochet! is a 116-page magazine with more than 50 garment, accessory and toy patterns suitable for men, women and children. Projects are divided into five categories, with patterns written in skill levels that range from easy through experienced.

Designs are created to use small amounts of left-over yarn, with afghan patterns that call for a combination of yarns.

The magazine retails for $9.99 and is available on newsstands nationwide.

Connie Ellison is the editor of the spring 2012 newsstand special. She is the crochet product development director for DRG's Annie's Attic brand products and originally started with the company in 1977. She oversees all DRG crochet pattern leaflets and crochet hardcover books, in addition to merchandising the Annie's Attic direct mail catalog crochet products. She is a member of the Crochet Guild of America, and lives in East Texas.

Regular issues of Crochet World are available on newsstands and from the magazine website at

Information about the variety of books, magazines, patterns, kits and catalog items available from DRG is accessible from the company website at

DRG products are produced under the following leading consumer brands: House of White Birches, Annie's Attic, American School of Needlework, Clotilde and Good Old Days.

Crochet World is published under DRG's House of White Birches brand.

About DRG: DRG ( is part of the third-generation Muselman family business headquartered in Berne, Ind., near Fort Wayne. A leader in the craft and nostalgia markets, DRG is well known for its iconic brands, which include House of White Birches, Annie's Attic, Clotilde, American School of Needlework and Good Old Days. The company publishes magazines and books (print and digital), and also offers kits, supplies and Web-deliverable products in print catalogs and on its more than 40 websites. Magazines and products are also available on newsstands and in retail chains and independent stores nationwide. One of DRG's divisions, Strategic Fulfillment Group (SFG), provides state-of-the-art fulfillment and database marketing services out of a 140,000-square-foot facility nestled in the rolling wooded landscape of East Texas, centered between Shreveport and Dallas. The Muselman business began in 1925 with the founding of Economy Printing Concern in Berne. EP Graphics, as it is known today, is still owned by the Muselman family. It specializes in high-quality, four-color web printing for catalogs and magazines.