I am new to crochet. I have been knitting for many years and have used a hook on occasion to make edging, crochet chains and to tuck in ends but it is only recently that I have taken a real interest in learning more. I started with some small hearts for a Valentine garland and worked up to granny squares, now I think I am ready for something a little more challenging.
I was really excited to get to preview Crochet One-Skein Wonders. It has a varied collection of patterns to choose from that range from easy to advanced, from kitschy to modern. There is a little something for everyone in this one book. And I was very excited to get started on some of these patterns.
See that pillow on the cover? I must make that! The colors are beautiful and the texture looks amazing. The chart looks a little intimidating for this beginner, so before attempting the Sunflower Pillow I decided to begin with something smaller and simpler. Coasters!
The Blooming Blossom Coaster Set pattern was easy to follow, and the charts were nice to have to check that all was going well. I really appreciate having actual photographs as well, to help make sure that I am doing things correctly. Here is a picture of one of my coasters.
Not bad, right? Time to try out that pillow.
Crochet One-Skein Wonders, available April 9, 2013.