September 22, 2017 by Robin @ Imperial Crochet
If you’ve got a pile of mismatched yarn skeins, like me, you’re going to want this book!
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As usual, I was looking for something completely different on Amazon when I came across the crochet book, Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World. After browsing it for a bit, I knew I had to have it.
The book was edited by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman.
I love the concept of the projects all needing only one skein of yarn because I’ve got quite a few one-off hanks in my stash at the moment. This happens to me often because I’m always worried that I might run out of yarn before finishing and I hate playing yarn chicken.
Afterwards, I feel funny returning only one skein of yarn to the store so I usually keep it.
I haven’t made anything out of the book yet. I just bought it today but I’ve spent the last hour browsing through all the patterns and there’s quite a few that I can’t wait to get my hook into.
As you might imagine there are several really nice scarves, cowls, hats and fingerless glove patterns inside this book but there’s also some unique items such as a yoga mat bag, scrunchies, doll clothes, baby items, and some awesome jewelry patterns.
To be honest there’s a couple of elegant scarf patterns and fingerless gloves that I plan to get started on as soon as I’m done writing this.
I purchased Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World for my Kindle and got it for a steal today. There’s also an affordable paperback edition.
The sections of the book are broken down by yarn weight making it easy to find just the right project for whichever type of yarn you might have hanging around.
I don’t think this book would be appropriate for an absolute beginner but if you already have a sense of how to crochet and how to read a crochet pattern, I think you’ll be very satisfied with this purchase. Many of the patterns are shown both in written and in diagram form. I prefer written patterns and I’m no where near an expert yet but I felt confident that I could finish most of the project patterns I found that interested me. And with 101 different pattern choices I think I’ll be busy for a very long time!
At the time of this posting this book had received 381 Amazon reviews with 68% giving it 5 stars.
You can grab a copy of the book at Amazon by visiting: Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World
Do you already own this book? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. I’d love to know if you love it as much as I do.