Book Review: Crochet One-Skein Wonders

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Title: Crochet One-Skein Wonders

Edited by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman

Book Review by Reneé Rodgers (

From Storey Publishing and its ever-popular One Skein Wonders series, comes the fifth volume, devoted entirely to crochet!  While previous volumes have included some crochet projects, they have been composed mainly of knit patterns. Like its predecessors, this volume includes 101 projects, which are categorized by yarn weight. The breakdown goes like this: 8 thread projects, 4 projects in lace weight, 20 in Super-Fine weight, 9 in Fine Weight, 12 in Light Weight, 38 in Medium Weight and 10 in Bulky Weight yarn. The designers are names we are all familiar with; Ellen Gormley, Myra Wood, Erica Jackofsky, Edie Eckman, Bendy Carter, and more (including one pattern from yours truly)! The instructions are given in a combination of written and charted (where appropriate) format. 

There is a nice variety of projects represented, including jewelry, baby items, slippers, shawls, scarves, shrugs, purses/totes and several home décor items. If you are anything at all like me, there are no doubt several single skein purchases in your stash that you purchased without any specific project in mind. This book will go a long way in putting those skeins to use and assist any crocheter with their stash reduction efforts. Because the projects are all made from one skein of yarn, it also makes this a perfect summer book, since most of these projects would fit into your summer tote, so your crochet can go wherever you go!

(Storey Publishing, 2013; 286 pages, $18.95, ISBN: 978-1-61212-042-3)

Full disclosure: A free review copy of Crochet One-Skein Wonders was provided by Storey Publishing. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.

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