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In this all-crochet addition to the One-Skein
Wonders® series, Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 exciting
crochet projects — including jewelry, scarves, bags, hats,
dresses, and home decor items — that each use just one skein of
yarn. With projects organized by yarn type and weight, you’ll be
crocheting lacy shrugs for the springtime and heavy-duty beanies for the
snowy winter months. Whatever your experience level, you’re sure
to find a delightfully portable project that suits your individual
style. 


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

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November 30, 2015

This is a great resource for crocheters but for some reason I am unable to download it onto any of my devices. It doesnt even show up in my library.
4

May 07, 2013

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 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 appliqued on them! Simply too cute!

If you have been following my reviews so far, you will know by now, I like things organized and easy to find. This book does not disappoint on that count either. All patterns are sorted by yarn weight from lace, to bulky! Wonderful! Got a bulky weight? Try looking towards the end of the book! No long searching through page after page and looking for the yarn requirements! After all, you would rather spend your time crocheting, then searching.

All in all, I would absolutely recommend this book! The patterns in it are great for beginners all the way to intermediate. Need a quick gift? Do check out the book!
As a matter of fact, I brought the book to work with me and showed it to some of my crochet students and one of them went out and bought it right that week! Now if that doesn't tell you it's a great book to have in your library, then I don't know!

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Mar 01, 2013

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, 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, even felted slippers and bags. One thing I particularly liked was that many patterns have both round by round instructions as well as charts. I've never learned to read charts--but may on the strength of this book--so I'm glad to see written out instructions as well.

There are several scarves, doll clothes, jewelry, slippers, a kindle cover, gloves, mittens, hats, toys -- a variety of all kinds of patterns, all of them portable, and taking small amounts of yarn or thread. I tend to get bored with projects, so I love these kinds of books with accessory patterns that can be made quickly and carried with me.

Standout patterns for me were:

Blooming Coaster Set. An adorable set of two coasters, one round and one square, done in cotton. These coasters are reminiscent of granny squares, but are done in all white and achieve a lovely elegance.

Burgundy Lace Hoops. Beautiful, sophisticated earrings done in thread crochet over purchased hoops. I love these! I can see making them for myself and all of my friends. There is also a set of patterns for hair scrunchies crocheted over hair elastics, which seems like it might be easier than crocheting around a hard object like an earring. I'll have to try them both and find out!

Beaded Lariat. A necklace made in slip-stitch crochet with beads, which I have never done, but I love the effect and may give it a try.

Switchback Scarf. A really fun design for a long scarf made from sock yarn, and meant to be wrapped around the neck a few times.

WIP Project Bag. A really cute backpack-style bag meant to carry a small (one skein!) project.

Bangle Bracelets. Another project using sock yarn, this time crocheted around old bracelets or cut-down mailing tubes. There is a version with horizontal stripes, and another done vertically.

Putting on the Glitz. A very cute short shrug/bolero shown in metallic rayon yarn.

Gerbera Flower Pins. Crocheted flowers with a button center and a pin back.

There are patterns for several crocheted stuffed toys--a bunny, a dog, a kitty, an alligator, a lobster and a robot.

Spike and Loopy. Two felted bowls for holding small items.

All in all, this is a great book for a crocheter to have in her library. There are lots of fun, quick projects for the short-attention-span crocheter or anyone who wants to make a quick gift for someone. ...more
5

Feb 23, 2013

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 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 found the abbreviation descriptions.
I was pleasantly surprised that they had a section that explained the pictures and the symbols that they used. I look forward to using this book to enhance my experience with crocheting.
For those experienced crocheters, I think this would be a good book for them also.

***I received a copy of this book from the author in return for my honest opinion.*** ...more
5

Apr 20, 2013

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 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 the first one devoted entirely to crochet. The book contains 101 patterns for all kinds of projects -- there are the scarves and hats one would expect, of course, but also pouches and other bags of various sizes; felted items; fingerless gloves; doll clothes; baby items; household items such as pillows, doilies, and tea cozies; toys; jewelry; and even a couple of adult-sized shrugs (obviously, with only a single skein of yarn, adult-sized garments are, largely, out of the question!). The patterns do not fall into crochet stereotypes, either -- while they obviously build on traditional motifs, there is much more here than just granny squares and shell stitch. There are many items here that I would LOVE to make and own; one of my favorites is the Sunflower Pillow (pictured on the upper left corner of the cover), which takes advantage of a gradient yarn to create a striking design. I also am in love with the various toys in the book, especially the adorable Sam the Big-Bottomed Bunny.

As with the others titles in the series, this book is arranged by yarn weight, from thread all the way up through bulky. While some patterns call for expensive or otherwise hard-to-find yarns, plenty of patterns are crocheted using craft-store brands such as Caron, Red Heart, and Lion Brand, as well as yarn store staples like Berroco and Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride; the arrangement of the book by yarn weight makes it easy to substitute yarns.

I have only rudimentary crochet skills, and while many of the patterns in the book are far beyond my skills, there are a few that I could make easily. In general, though, the book seems to be aimed at people who are at least at an advanced-beginner level; I would recommend that a beginner consult a different book for instruction before tackling any of the projects here. There is a brief, illustrated glossary of terms in the back, but this is a pattern book, not a technique book.

While I am not a skilled crocheter, this book makes me want to be one, and it certainly deserves space on the shelf of any crocheter looking for fun, quick projects.

Review copy received from Storey via NetGalley. ...more
5

Dec 08, 2018

Lots of great patterns. I am excited to try them

The instructions are easy to follow and there are many patterns that I would like to try. The projects are broken down by yarn weight and that makes finding patterns to match my stash easier
3

Nov 16, 2015

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).
4

Feb 07, 2013

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!!
4

Sep 11, 2014

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.
3

Jan 01, 2019

Some cute things I will definitely try to do! Learning to crochet is fun, but I need a tutorial on how to successfully read the patterns.
5

Dec 11, 2013

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 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 begins immediately with the projects.

Eight projects are found in the opening section titled “Thread.” It can be something to be used around the house such as the “Blooming Blossom Coaster Set” on pages 8-10 or something to be worn such as the very pretty “Butterfly Necklace” on pages 19-21 among others. In each case the name of the creator is listed along with the supplies needed, the directions, and at least one picture of the finished project. This same format is used throughout the book.

The “Lace Weight” section follows and features four patterns. Beginning on page 27 there are patterns for three scarves and one for a cowl featured here.

“Super-Fine Weight” comes next with 20 more designs. A number of them involve cowls and scarves, but other items such as “Flower Power Purse” (pages 57-58) and the “Shell Stitch Fingerless Gloves” (pages 65-67) are featured.

“Fine Weight” begins on page 90 and features 9 projects. More scarves and glove projects can be found here as well as the “Pebble Beach Headband” (pages 92-93) and the “Spring Garden Dress” (pages 99-101) and the cute “Eliot-the-Elephant Baby Bib” (pages 102-104) and others.

Starting on page 113 are the twelve projects that make up the “Light Weight” section. More scarves and headband projects can be found here along with others such as the “Sunflower Pillow” (pages 135-138) and “Napkin Rings” (pages 139-140) and the Green Water-Bottle Holder” (pages 141-142).

“Medium Weight” comes next with more than 30 projects. Hats and a scarfs of various types are present here as well as ones for fun things like “Bernie the Bunny” (pages 226-230) and a Kindle Cover” on page 242.

10 Projects make up the “Bulky Weight” section of the book. A “Button-Flap Cape” (pages 245-246) and a “Handpainted Shoulder Bag” on pages 256-258 among others are included in this final project chapter.

Short bios of the designers/creators in the book, a glossary of techniques, yarn weight, symbols and abbreviations follows the final project chapter. A nine page index and an ad featuring four titles aimed at knitters and an accompanying ad for four other crochet books bring this well done book to a close.

Featuring project diversity and variety in skill levels, the 101 projects in Crochet One-Skein Wonders are sure to work for you as well as your family and friends. The projects selected by editors Judith Durant and Edie Eckman can be made for recipients of all age levels and would be treasured gifts.

Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects From Crocheters Around The World
Edited by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman
Storey Publishing
http://www.storeypublishing.com
April 2013
ISBN# 978-1-61212-042-3
Paperback (also available in e-book format)
288 Pages
$18.95


Material was obtained at my local library for my use in a future review piece for my column in the Senior News newspaper.


Kevin R. Tipple ©2013
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4

Mar 28, 2019

Great patterns

Great detail. And easy follow directions for everyone who likes to crochet. Likes the way it showed all sizes of yarn for different things you could make.
5

Nov 14, 2016

So many patterns using every type of yarn. Totally inspiring!
5

Jul 12, 2017

Awesome book.

I love this book. It is great and is just what I was looking for. Great for all levels of expertise.
5

Nov 12, 2019

Lots of very cute projects Lots of very cute projects ???? ...more
5

Oct 09, 2019

Love!

Easy to read and follow instructions! I hope to find more by this author as soon as I try all these!
5

Nov 20, 2019

This book is amazing

Beautiful book,looking forward to doing these projects. So many projects, so little time! I like that there is something for everyone.
4

Jan 06, 2018

have made one pattern out of this so far which was the crocodile easy to follow and my nephew was pleased with it
5

Jul 19, 2019

This book is never read, it's perused...

I love to scan the pages looking for my next project. I liked getting ideas about what I want to try next.
5

Nov 23, 2017

Love it.

Perfect for all those skeins I buy on a whim. Patterns are easy to read and projects are worked quickly.
4

Feb 18, 2019

Not super on Kindle. The black and white and smaller format is not conducive to crochet inspiration. I will get the physical copy from the library. Lots of great patterns here for sure!
4

Oct 20, 2019

Some good ideas

I found this book in Prime reading. I don’t like to give spoilers, so if you decide to read the book yourself, enjoy!
3

Mar 04, 2019

I think this will warrant a re-read when I'm more accomplished with crochet. Some very cute projects but I couldn't sort out the patterns. Time will tell if the fault is in the pattern writing or the pattern reading.
3

Sep 11, 2017

Very nice collection of patterns with clear instructions. A number of the patterns depends as much on the specific yarn as the stitch pattern, so the book may not age well. That being said, there are several patterns I'll be adding to my Ravelry queue :)
5

Sep 01, 2019

I love this book, well written includes both patterns and diagrams, which is helping learn to read the diagrams. I have a couple favorite patterns. Tha patterns are all easy. The book is well organized by yarn weight. One of my favorite go to books.

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