Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies – Book Review and Pattern Excerpt

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Excerpted from Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies (c) Judith Durant (c) Edie Eckman. Photographs by (c) Geneve Hoffman Photography. Used with permission of Storey Publishing.

 

Title: Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies
Published by: Storey Publishing, LLC
Editor: Judith Durant & Edie Eckman
ISBN: 978-1-61212-576-3
Format: Paperback, 288 Pages
Published: May 3, 2016

Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies, Edited by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman, published by Storey Publishing LLC, contains 101 projects for babies and toddlers that use one skein of yarn or less! There are patterns for clothing, toys, blankets, and more, designed by numerous talented designers. 

Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies is broken down into seven different sections with several different patterns per section. Here is a breakdown of the sections:

  • Little Hats and Caps
  • Little Socks and Bootees
  • Little Tops and Dresses
  • Little Bibs and Washcloths
  • Little Toys
  • Little Blankets and Sacks
  • Little Bags and Accessories

 

Each of the patterns contain detailed written instructions complete with sizing information, yarn and tools needed, gauge information and visual aids such as charts or schematics. I really enjoy that some of the projects come in several sizes so that you can easily make them in several sizes to meet your needs.

 

All of the projects in this book are gorgeous and perfect for your little one! With over 100 projects to choose from, there is something for everyone. Here are a few of my favorite projects from the book!

After you make your way through the amazing projects in this book, make sure to take a look at the Appendix. The Appendix contains information about the designers, a glossary of stitch terms with some 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.

The patterns in Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies vary in difficulty but the patterns are extremely detail so any crocheter can tackle them. The patterns would all make lovely gifts for a baby shower, Christening and other special baby occasions! I hope you grab this wonderful book 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 for Babies, Edited by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman from Storey Publishing LLC.

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Bonus Content!

Storey Publishing LLC has graciously provided a pattern excerpt from Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies, Edited by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman for my amazing readers! I hope you enjoy the pattern!

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Excerpted from Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies (c) Judith Durant (c) Edie Eckman. Photographs by (c) Geneve Hoffman Photography. Used with permission of Storey Publishing.

Snuggly Wave Cocoon

Designed by Gwen Steege

Whether you call it a cocoon or a baby sack or bunting, this welcome cover-up is an especially useful gift for a newborn. Crocheted in Madlinetosh’s Pashmina, it’s
luxuriously warm, and machine washable, as well.

Size and Finished Measurements
For newborn: 18″/45.5 cm circumference and 17″/43 cm length

Yarn
Madelinetosh Pashmina, 75% merino wool/15% silk/10% cashmere, 360 yds (329 m)/4 oz (113 g), Fragrant 2

Crochet Hook
US E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain correct gauge

Gauge
First 4 rounds = 4″/10 cm in diameter 2 pattern repeats and 20 rounds = 5″/12.5 cm in Wave Stitch pattern

Other Supplies
Yarn needle

Pattern Essentials
Wave Stitch Pattern (multiple of 14 stitches)

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 3 dc in first st, *skip next 3 sc, sc in next 7 sc, skip next 3 sc**, 7 dc in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, 3 dc in same st as beginning ch-3, join with slip st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first 4 dc, *skip next 3 sc, 7 dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc**, sc in next 7 sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sc in next 3 sc, join with slip st to first sc.
Repeat Rnds 1–4 for pattern.

Crocheting the Cocoon

The Bottom
••Begin with an adjustable ring (see page 272).
••Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with slip st to first sc. You now have 12 sc.
••Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in same st, 2 dc in each sc around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 24 dc.
••Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 36 dc.
••Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 48 dc.
••Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 60 dc.
••Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 72 dc.
••Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 5 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 84 dc.
••Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 6 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 96 dc.
••Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 48 dc, 2 sc in next dc, sc in each dc around join with slip st to first sc. You now have 98 sc.

The Body
••Work Rnds 1–4 of Wave Stitch pattern 14 times.
••Next Rnd: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st to first sc, turn.
••Final Rnd (WS): Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st to first sc.
••Weave in ends. Block.

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Excerpted from Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies (c) Judith Durant (c) Edie Eckman. Photographs by (c) Geneve Hoffman Photography. Used with permission of Storey Publishing.

 



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18 Comments

  1. This book looks and sounds fabulous! As a grandmother,Aunt, Etc, it is a definite must have. Put it on my amazon wish list…

  2. With so many people around me having babies this would be a great book for me to have. Some of the items are so cute! That wave cocoon is adorable.

  3. What a perfect book. So many great patterns. They appear to work up quickly, making them great for gift giving. I am making the baby cacoon for my great granddaughters arrival due this spring.

  4. This is a great little book I only have one baby to crochet for but I will be looking for this! My friends son will be so happy! I help them out with special gifts for their newborn!

  5. Thanks for the review. Looks like some great stuff, and I’m always looking to reduce my stash of single skeins!

  6. Tone of the things I like about this book is that it contains such easy to follow instructions ?

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