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Title: Crochet One-Skein Wonders
Published by: Storey Publishing, LLC
Editor: Judith Durant & Edie Eckman
Format: Paperback, 288 Pages
Published: April 9, 2013
Crochet One-Skein Wonders, Edited by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman, published by Storey Publishing LLC, contains 101 projects that use one skein of yarn or less from crocheters around the world! There are patterns for jewelry, accessories, hats, bags, and more from some amazingly talented designers.
The patterns in Crochet One-Skein Wonders are categorized by yarn weight, with several patterns in each section. Here is the list of sections:
- Lace Weight
- Super-Fine Weight
- Fine Weight
- Light Weight
- Medium Weight
- Bulky Weight
All of the patterns in Crochet One-Skein Wonders have wonderfully detailed instructions and contain finished measurements, gauge information, and yarn and hook information needed to complete the project. The patterns contain detailed charts and diagrams as well for a more visual crocheter. The patterns range in skill level and with over 100 projects to choose from, there is definitely something for everyone.
At the end of the book, there is an Appendix which provides information about the designers, a glossary of stitch terms, visual aids, and other helpful techniques. There is also a chart of yarn weights with recommended hook sizes and gauges, as well as a list of abbreviations, a symbol key, and an index.
So if you want to destash or have one skein of a particular yarn that you don’t know what to do with, I hope you grab a copy of Crochet One-Skein Wonders and try the projects for yourself!
Thank you to Storey Publishing LLC for providing me with a copy of this book for my review! You can see more about Crochet One-Skein Wonders, Edited by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman from Storey Publishing LLC.
Storey Publishing LLC has graciously provided a pattern excerpt from Crochet One-Skein Wonders, Edited by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman for my amazing readers! I hope you enjoy the pattern!
Green Water-Bottle Holder
Designed by Pam Thompson
With the protection of a soft crocheted sleeve, recycled glass bottles become portable and practical. And everyone will know the bottle is yours!
3″/7.5 cm in diameter at bottom, sides 6″/15 cm tall, and strap 21″/53.5 cm long
Rowan Wool Cotton, 50% merino wool/50% cotton, 123 yds (113 m)/1.75 oz (50 g), Color 946 Elf
US G/6 (4 mm) or size you need to obtain correct gauge
First 3 rounds = 3″/7.5 cm in diameter; 16 stitches and 9 rounds = 4″/10 cm in side pattern
Glass water bottle, yarn needle
Reverse sc (reverse single crochet) With RS facing, working from left to right and keeping hook pointed to the left (for right-handers), or working from right to left and keeping hook pointed to the right (for left-handers), ch 1, *insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook; repeat from *.
Note: The bottom of this bottle holder is based on the first 3 rows of circular Motif #3 in Edie Eckman’s Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs. You could use any circular motif you like (and any gauge yarn). As soon as the circular motif is the size of the bottom of your bottle, maintain that number of stitches going up the sides.
Crocheting the Bottom
Begin with an adjustable ring (see page 271).
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in ring; join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 12 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 BLdc in same st, ch 2, skip 1 dc, *3 BLdc in next dc, ch 2, skip 1 dc; repeat from * four more times, join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 6 groups of 3 dc and 6 ch-2 spaces.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), BLdc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in next space, *BLdc in next dc, 2 BLdc in next dc, BLdc in next dc, 3 dc in next space*, repeat from * to * once, BLdc in next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space; repeat from * to * twice, join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 40 sts.
Crocheting the Sides
Rnds 4 and 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), BLdc in each st around, join with slip st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st, *ch 1, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc; repeat from * to last 3 sts, ch 1, skip 3 dc, join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 10 groups of 3 dc and 10 ch-1 spaces.
Repeat Rnds 4–6 three more times, then work Rnd 4 twice more. Do not fasten off.
Crocheting the Strap
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch to end, join with a slip st to bag in second st from starting point. Do not turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, reverse sc in each dc up the bag strap, ch 3, reverse sc down the remaining edge of the strap, reverse sc in 17 stitches around top of the bag. Line up the 3-ch end of the strap with the next 3 stitches along the top of the bag and join with a reverse sc in each stitch, reverse sc in the remaining dc around the top of the bag, join with slip st to base of strap. Fasten off and weave in ends.
I hope you enjoyed the review and pattern excerpt! If you like this review, check out my review of Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies!