Crochet One-Skein Wonders is part of the One-Skein Wonders series but the first dedicated to just crochet. These are quick projects, requiring small amounts of yarn (hence one skein). This is definitely the book for yarn hoarders like me who buy a skein or two when it’s on sale because “you never know when I could use this.” One of the things I appreciated about the book was how projects were divided according to yarn weight. So, since I have a lot of medium weight yarn, I just have to go to the Medium Weight chapter and pick a project.
I did two projects for this review: Small Brown Bag with Beads and Peacock Hat (pictured above on the cover). Both were medium weight projects and fairly easy.
For the bag, I used a green yarn (probably Vanna White) and left out the beads. This was a pretty straight forward pattern.
I liked the layout of the patterns, each have clear instructions and colour photos. There is a nice variety of projects: hats, scarfs, gloves, purses, coasters, toys. There are tons more I want to do! (A scarf, a bottle holder, and a lobster!) The only thing I thought was missing was level of skill needed for each project, though they don’t seem that difficult. There is a glossary of stitches at the back of the book, but I think a little knowledge is required. An experienced hooker (not that kind of hooker, people!) could whip up a hat while watching TV on a Thursday night. Easy peasy!
This is definitely one of the better crochet books I’ve come across recently. I’m very glad I was able to review it.
Thanks to Storey Publishing (via NetGalley) for the review copy.