Crochet One-Skein Wonders
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Crochet One-Skein Wonders

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Finally, a One-Skein Wonders book just for crocheters! Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 great crochet projects--from jewelry and scarves to bags, hats, dresses, and home dec items--that each use just one skein of yarn. Whatever your experience level, you'll find something here to delight you!
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 6th 2013 by Storey Publishing
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I got this book a while ago already.
First I thought : What on earth can you make with only one skein in crochet, as it need more yarn than knitting....
Well, did I get a surprise!
So many cute little pattern for only one skein of yarn! Not only hats or scarves, but lace shawls and fingerless gloves, doll clothes and children's clothes and topping it off are some of the cutest felted purses ever. If you would like to know: I am going to make the little felted purse. The one with the leaves applique...more
As someone who often doesn't have the attention span for larger projects, I have long been a fan of the "One-Skein Wonders" series, edited by Judith Durant and published by Storey. We all have those single skeins of yarn kicking around -- leftovers from another project, perhaps, or expensive yarns we could only justify buying one of -- and these books contain patterns for dozens of items using these small amounts of yarn.

While the other "One-Skein" books have included crochet projects, this is t...more
I haven't done a lot of crochet lately, because it hurts my hands. I've been doing more knitting. But there are patterns in this book that make me want to get out the hooks again. I'm especially happy to see beautiful, up-to-date patterns for thread crochet, something that had been relegated to doily making in recent years.

There are an abundance of patterns using various weights of yarn and thread, something for everyone, I think, from easy dishcloth patterns to more complicated thread crochet,...more
When I look for a crochet book, I look for something that would be easy to understand and easy to use.
I am still a beginning crocheter, when it comes to patterns, and I don't always understand the abbreviations.
I am looking for a book to describe the patterns and abbreviations in a way that even a beginner can understand.
I looked through all the patterns first, they seemed easy enough, and even had pictures. Then when I finished looking at the patterns, I looked at the back of the book and foun...more
I was given this book by Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.
I believe you would call my crochet expertise level intermediate at best.
Because of this, so my times I see crochet pattern books that are just so above my me.

That cannot be said of this book. So many patterns, my little pile of yarn is surely going to dwindle, I want to make all of them!! And I believe with these easy to follow patterns that I would be capable.
I am going to have so much fun with my hooks and this book!!
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
I received this book free via Netgalley for an honest review.

Let me start off by saying that I have been crocheting since I was a teenager and I only do it during the winter months. I am still at an intermediate skill level so often times books are way too advanced for me.
In this book however I was able to easily follow along and complete several of the projects! I have since then purchased a hardcopy of One Skein Wonders for myself as well as one for a gift. I would definitely recommend this...more
Full Disclosure: I received a digital advanced reader's copy of this book for reviewing purposes.

I have but one complaint about this book: where are the difficulty guides?

This book is full of great projects, and as it says, they truly are projects from around the world--particularly, it features several amigurumi projects and several projects that feature Tunisian crochet. Variety is certainly not lacking here--there are plenty of hat and scarf patterns, as part of the typical crochet fare (espe...more
Large, well-produced pattern book by an author whose work I generally enjoy, but I found most of these designs to be, well, if not exactly "ewwww....", then at least not very inspiring or interesting.

Arranged by pattern weight, while most of the the designs are capable of being made up using one skein of yarn, she doees "cheat" a mite with some of the baby afghans, using "pound of" type skeins, a subterfuge likely entered into as she became as tired of the hats, gloves, toys (icky ones, mostly,...more
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Thanks to Netgalley and Storey Publishing.

Crochet One-Skein Wonders is the latest in the one-skein series from Storey Publishing and the first dedicated solely to crochet. It contains 101 patterns over seven different weights of yarn, including scarves, clothing, toys, jewelry, bags and more.

There are lots of things to like about Crochet One-Skein Wonders. And I mean LOTS. It’s an extremely well-thought out book. Patterns are given in both text and diagram form, ho...more
Featuring 101 Projects From Crocheters Around The World variety is very much at work here in this nearly 300 page book. The projects are divided up into seven categories reflecting the weight of the skein. The explanation of those weights can be found in the glossary as are explanations of the techniques needed, abbreviations used, and other helpful information. Instead of being at the front of the book as usually happens that informative stuff is at the back so that Crochet One-Skein Wonders be...more
A lovely book to help you use up all of your yarn scraps!

If you are a crocheter, or knitter, you probably have tons of left over yarn with no clue what to make with it. But this fun book has 101 crochet projects to help you solve that problem, and most of them make wonderful gifts!

For me the only real problem with this book was that I don't have a lot of left over fine yarns laying around because they are so expensive, so there were quite a few projects that I wasn't able to attempt. But I liked...more
Julie Barrett
Crochet One-Skein Wonders
101 Projects from Crocheters around the World by Judith Durant, Edie Eckman
As I've accumulated many balls of yarns in varying weights I thought this would be the perfect book for me to read.
Love knitting for charity and that I can make things fast if they are the smaller projects.
Love how this book is broken up into chapters by the weight of the yarn. I have never seen one like this and it's very helpful when I pull out a ball of sport weight yarn, the ideas I get from t...more
I thought this was a pretty neat book. There's so many projects that you can do with one thing of yarn. I probably won't use all of the patterns, but even the ones that I doubt I'll ever make are still pretty awesome. It has easy to follow instructions and diagrams.
I checked this book out from the library, but I like it so much that I'm going to have to get my own copy sometime soon.
Rhonda Gayle
if you are looking for some great patterns to crochet, check this book out. The projects all use one skein of yarn so they can be completed quickly and make great carry-along projects. The illustrations are bright and colorful. The directions are easy to follow. There are projects for all levels of crocheting expertise, from beginner to advanced. These all make wonderful gifts or nice items to keep and use yourself. There are 101 projects included so you will definitely get your money's worth ou...more
Renee Mcclymont
this book has bueayfull full colourfull photos with very easy patten steps to follow I live this book my mum got it for me for my 25 birthday, I have yet to do any of the patterns but have plans to as I am currently working on two different projets- a scaf and a t-shrit.
Feb 08, 2013 Nadia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: To all thos that crochet
Recommended to Nadia by: Netgalley
I absolutely love Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects From Crocheters
Around the World edited by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman. There are many fun ideas that I plan to make. I really fell in love with the Blooming Blossom Coaster Set. It is made with 100% cotton thread. This will be the first project I make. Anyone who loves crochet will love this book. There is something for everyone, from the Blooming Blossom Coaster Set, for anyone to Niles the Crocodile, for the little ones, to jewelry...more
Some cute stuff. It's organized by type of yarn which is nice except that I don't know the difference between some of them such as fine weight and light weight and they don't explain it. There is a chart near the end of the book, but it uses completely different terms.

Several of the projects look like they would require much less than a skein and would be good for scraps.

There is a bag pattern on page 185 that looks nice but like it would stretch more in length than in width. Unfortunately this...more
Mary Weber
I really enjoyed this book (that I was able to read and review through netgalley). I agree with another reviewer that this might not be the right book to learn how to crochet, but if you have the basics down you will finds many cute projects you want to try. The toughest part is deciding which one to start first!

Something that sets this apart from mamy other crotchet project books is that 1) you can complete them with one skein, a great time and money saver, and 2) most of them are so cute and m...more
Lisa B.
My Thoughts

Dang - who knew there were so many things you could crochet! These ladies really covered it all - hats, scarves, earrings, bracelets, purses, gloves and oh my gosh - countless other darling ideas. For someone like me who has only basic crochet skills, I thought the instructions were easy to read and MADE SENSE. Most of the projects included a diagram of the stitch pattern, which I thought was very clever.

I must say, I'm pretty excited at having found this little jewel of a book. This...more
Very excited to see so many cute and modern crochet patterns that need only 1 skein of yarn! Some of these will perfect for my crochet booth this Fall!
The book has 101 project ideas from Scarves to Hankies to Belts and more. This would be a perfect book for someone that like crocheting and looking for some small projects to complete.
This was an interesting read if you ever wondered what to do with the scrapes of yarn that you may have laying around (like my daughter does after she done completing one project or another). Both my daughter and I really enjoyed the book and have completed a few of the projects in the book.
Something that my daug...more
The biggest complaint on these books is the errors and you have to check online for errata before starting.
Margaret Szajner
Some great patterns in this one. I made three peacock hats, fun to crochet and agreat end product.
Becky H.
Feb 04, 2014 Becky H. added it
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This above my level, but I'm putting it on my list so I can remember it later. Lots of fun looking projects.
Vicki Cline
This has a lot of really cute projects for pretty much any weight yarn. The scarves and caps are especially nice.
Mam Bab
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I don't crochet enough to warrant buying many pattern books, but this one is great. I picked up the Kindle version on a whim when it was on sale, and it was a great decision. There are enough patterns across a range of yarn weights and project types to justify even the regular price, and it's great for stash-busting. You know those odd balls you have left over from other projects, that you bought to try a particular yarn, or that you just couldn't leave the shop without? That's what you need thi...more
As someone who knows how to crochet, I LOVED this book. Most of the time when I pick up craft books, there are only a couple of projects that I actually want to make and the rest are cheesy and/or something I would never get use out of. But it seems like every time I turned the page, I was adding something to my to-make list! This may not be the best book for a complete beginner, but for someone who knows basic stitches, this is a great book full of great projects!
Love this book! There are so many patterns for items I would (and did) crochet. Directions are very easy to follow, photos are clear so the finished product is easy to see, and there is a huge variety of projects. The book is organized by types of yarn, from thread projects up to bulky weight yarn projects. This was a library book that I borrowed, but I may just end up buying the book. It is a great addition to any crocheter's library.
Lots of cute ideas! I'm in love with a couple pairs of lace mitts.
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