There is no longer any excuse to point to a stash of unused yarn and say, “I don’t know what I’m going to do with these fibers.” Thanks to Durant, who pioneered the franchise of One-Skein Wonders, and her collaboration with Eckman (of The Crochet Answer Book, 2005, among many others), any needleworker can add another 100 imaginable projects to the ever-growing inventory of “gotta makes.” With classifications by yarn weight, which is a straightforward-to-use differentiation, the seven chapters offer no less than one item in every imaginable craft category, including jewelry, home decor, belts, women’s wear, doll clothes, men’s scarves, toys, and baby apparel. Directions are clear and accessible, rendered in written instructions and universal-symbol diagrams, and accompanied by color photographs. Will have to the crafter opt for the beady bangles or the hair scrunchies? The switchback or the gratitude scarf? How about Louis the Lobster or Niles the Crocodile? And so the “too little time, such a lot of projects” excuse goes up in smoke. –Barbara Jacobs
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One Skein of Yarn — 101 How one can Get Hooked
Discover the possibilities in a single skein! More than 100 crochet patterns — organized by fiber weight so you’ll quickly find the most productive projects for your yarm — turn your orphan skeins into charming treasures.
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In this all-crochet addition to the One-Skein Wonders® series, Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 exciting crochet projects — including jewelry, scarves, bags, hats, dresses, and home decor items — that every use just one skein of yarn. With projects organized by yarn type and weight, you’ll be crocheting lacy shrugs for the springtime and heavy-duty beanies for the snowy winter months. Whatever your experience level, you’re sure to find a delightfully portable project that suits your individual style.