I recently requested a review copy of the book, “Crochet One Skein Wonders”. Which is ironic, actually, since I submitted for inclusion in the book (and no, I’m not in the book). I love all the other books in the series and I was definitely thrilled when I heard about plans for this crochet only book in the series. The book isn’t on yet & is due to be published the end of March, and is available for pre-order on amazon for just over $11.
So, let’s start talking crochet. First, the book includes charts for all designs! The designs are beautifully photographed and the patterns laid out in typical one skein wonders fashion. I do see mainly easier projects in here, but there is a good range of skill sets – just mostly easier stuff.
The book has lots of categories and weights of yarn to choose from, including thread (which I was very excited to see included) – especially when I realized that the VERY first pattern in the book, a cute coaster set, is designed by my very own friend, Melinda Miller! There’s also gorgeous jewelry designs (some beaded) as well in the thread section – great stuff!
Not surprising, in the fingering weight section is mostly shawls and scarves from names like Edie Eckman and Annalee Rose. What was surprising were several bag designs in fingering weight!
Next we have the “fine” chapter, which includes such “fine” designs (ha, ha) such as fingerless gloves, a headband, a placemat and some baby items – nothing really appealed to me in this section.
Next is the lightweight department – another couple of headbands (including a very cute sunflower headband, which I wish I could pull off & wear because I am obsessed with sunflowers!), more pretty scarves, pins and scrunchies, napkin rings, and a size 38″ shrug which is quite nice, though not too much my style.
Following the light weight yarns is the heavier “medium” chapter. This is where it starts to get a bit harder to get a project out of a skein, but the designers were very creative & resourceful, and I think this is the largest chapter in the book. There’s lots of hats, scarves, and neck warmers/cowls, but also a couple more bag patterns, kid’s felted slippers, and a pillow slip I have to crochet using a pound of Lion Brand’s Pound of Love yarn. There are even several cute toy patterns!
Lastly is the bulky chapter – a few more felted patterns (including another pair of kid’s slippers), mittens, wristlets, a cowl, a felted clutch style bag, a headband for men, etc. After the bulky chapter, there’s the standard appendix with how to infomation.
All in all, this is a GREAT book for crocheters to help them stash bust!