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Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World

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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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May 07, 2013 Bridgett rated it really liked it
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
Apr 20, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, arc, craft
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
Mar 01, 2013 Willa rated it it was amazing
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,
Cas H.
Feb 23, 2013 Cas H. rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 11, 2014 Jennavier rated it really liked it
There are some really great patterns here. I especially liked the baby booties that you can see on the cover. They turned out great! The book was well laid out, so even on an e-reader I was able to navigate it.
Nov 16, 2015 Julie rated it liked it
This has a nice collection of smaller crochet projects. There are color photos for every project and the instructions seem to be nice and clear (I haven't actually made anything out of it yet).
Feb 07, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
Shelves: crochet
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!!
May 10, 2015 Jenark rated it really liked it
I find one skein crochet books exciting because there are so many possibilities with yarn you already have on hand. Well, mostly on hand anyway. I know the book is divided into yarn weights, but when I keep seeing yarns like Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted Hand Dyes I start wondering how the project will work out with my leftover skein of Red Heart Super Saver. It would also be nice if a skill level were included with each project. I don't mind looking up stitches online, but will I have sleepless night ...more
Lindsey Jane
Feb 03, 2016 Lindsey Jane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: craft-books
This is a really nice crochet book for small items. Every project had at least one picture, so you know what it is you are working for. Some of the projects had diagrams on how to crochet them. The real treasure is that this book has such a wide variety of small scale projects. And all the projects are arranged by yarn weight. There are jewelry projects (some beaded), felted projects, coasters, place mats, napkin rings, amigurumi, baby items, hats, scarves, shawls, fingerless gloves and mittens. ...more
Nov 29, 2015 Rachel rated it liked it
Shelves: arts-and-crafts
Crochet is one of my crafting skills that I'd like to improve but the idea of taking on a big project like an afghan is just a bit overwhelming. I checked this out from the library thinking it might have some good practice projects. There are really a lot of good projects here but I rated it slightly lower because so many of them fall into the same categories such as scarves or gloves and I don't know that I want to make multiple scarves for myself. I know that I could give items as gifts as wel ...more
Apr 22, 2016 Allison rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Experienced Crocheters
Recommended to Allison by: Random Search
Shelves: crochet-books
This turned out to be a much more enjoyable crochet pattern book than I expected. The patterns are organized by yarn weight - something that is very helpful for me because I tend to have difficulty choosing the correct yarn for projects. Each pattern is colorfully illustrated and has BOTH grid-style patterns as well as written directions.

As someone who works patterns from written out directions (with the exception of filet designs) I feel like using this book with its combination of grids and w
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Mar 25, 2014 Wendy ~M/M Junkie~ rated it really liked it
Shelves: source-unowned
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
Apr 12, 2013 Emily rated it really liked it
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
Jun 20, 2013 Abbey rated it it was ok
Shelves: knit-crochet
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,
Feb 20, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
As seen on The Everyday Reader

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
Dec 11, 2013 Kevintipple rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 17, 2013 Faye rated it really liked it
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
Julie Barrett
Apr 14, 2013 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing
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
Dawn Peterson
Apr 18, 2015 Dawn Peterson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is almost a 'one stop shop.' It gives patterns for all different kinds of things using all different kinds of yarn. I got this book a long time ago and reference it often. Patterns are easy to follow and work up beautifully. I rarely have the same yarns used in the pattern but they still turn out well. There are great pictures for every pattern. This is a must have.
Deb Pease
Good for using up yarns

Not a lot of items that I would personally crochet but a good book for someone who likes to crochet anything as a hobby. Not a great choice for a kindle on many patterns. Too hard to go back and forth for directions. I work better with all instructions printed out for me, but again, not a bad book for using up your skeins of yarn.
Dec 19, 2014 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Loved this book so much I bought it.
I hate books that call for 15 balls of yarn that are $20 each. Amazing all the things you can make from just one skein. Very good instructions, and include the weight and number of yards in each skein so you can always sub. another yarn. I spin my own yarn, so this is important to me.
It's also categorized from thread to bulky.
Jan 22, 2015 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library, arty-crafty
I love this book! Got it from the library on a rainy winters day, and have been stash busting for four weeks! Made a short cape, several scarves and a couple nice bags! I'm putting this on my used book wish list! The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and the lay out of the book makes it simple to find a project for the yarn at hand.
Jan 03, 2016 Charlotte rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is a gorgeous book of crochet projects for babies - there are several standout projects in here! They are all made up with (mostly) well known brands of yarn, in gorgeous colours and nice clear photos and charts. The crocodile stitch hat and booties are going straight to the top of my queue on Ravelry. The only possible criticism is that many of the projects are only for one size/age which is a bit of a shame, but I'm sure some people will try and figure out how to do them in larger sizes f ...more
Lauren Russell
Jan 14, 2015 Lauren Russell rated it liked it
The book has some great patterns. It's very easy to understand however for me there wasn't a huge amount of patterns I would actually use. If you use fine yarn there's lots of patterns but if you like to use a medium weight like I do there isn't really a whole lot. Overall I was happy with it I just haven't completed a lot of the pattena
Tina Depew
Feb 11, 2015 Tina Depew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lots of projects

I'm not sure that I would make everything in the book, but it has a lot of potential projects that I think I would like to make.
I like having this easy-to-use kindle version on my kindle fire HDX. I could see myself taking several skeins of yarn on road trips and making a few items.
Katy M
Oct 25, 2014 Katy M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Something for everyone in 7 yarn weights from thread to bulky. 109 projects from jewelry to wearable to home. An appendix with crochet stitch instructions, other techniques, yarn weight guide, abbreviation and symbol guides.
I highly recommend this book. In my opinion, not for absolute beginners.
Feb 03, 2014 Sherri rated it really liked it
Shelves: want-it, mom-can-buy
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
Jan 02, 2014 Rhonda Gayle rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 05, 2016 Katie rated it liked it
With 101 projects, you would think that you'd be able to find a lot of things to make. I'm kind of disappointed though - there are only about 3 that I want to make, and I could easily live without making them.

Very meh, which is sad because I love the 1-yard wonders (sewing) books.
Apr 13, 2014 Renee rated it it was amazing
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.
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Judith Durant is a knitter and beadworker as well as author and editor of several books on both subjects. Trained as a theatrical costume designer, she took a circuitous route through various costume shops in New York, on to a New York theatrical book publishing house, and then to Interweave Press in Colorado, where she was book editor and one of the founding editors of Interweave Knits.

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