I was really looking forward to this book I m always looking for one skein projects Unfortunately, while some were cute, none were anything I d be interested in making for myself or anyone else I know. As an avid crocheter who cannot knit at all, one of my biggest pet peeves when looking for new patterns is when a book or pattern collections says it has x number of projects to knit and crochet Invariably, the vast majority of patterns are knitting and there is no quick and easy way to know how many are crochet until you look at every single pattern So, this book purports to have 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet In fact, it has 23 to knit and 7 to crochet of the 7 crochet patterns, As an avid crocheter who cannot knit at all, one of my biggest pet peeves when looking for new patterns is when a book or pattern collections says it has x number of projects to knit and crochet Invariably, the vast majority of patterns are knitting and there is no quick and easy way to know how many are crochet until you look at every single pattern So, this book purports to have 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet In fact, it has 23 to knit and 7 to crochet of the 7 crochet patterns, there was only one I found really interesting a cotton bath mat At different times in my life I have seen patterns written for both forms of needlework I completely understand that not every pattern can be adapted to both forms successfully or even appropriately but a lot of the patterns in this book, and these kinds of books in general, could fairly easily have both forms included when the writer, compiler, editor, is skilled in both forms Sadly, the subtitle 30 Projects to Knit and Crochet was awfully misleading I think there were only 5 patterns for crochet, and the first one didn t appear until nearly halfway through the book For crochet, One Skein, includes a crochet cap ruffle cravat, geometric accessory bags, bath mitt puffy, bathmat, pom pom boa, and that s it The accessory bags and the boa were cute and somewhat novel, in my opinion, but the others were the same kind of patterns crocheters have been stuck Sadly, the subtitle 30 Projects to Knit and Crochet was awfully misleading I think there were only 5 patterns for crochet, and the first one didn t appear until nearly halfway through the book For crochet, One Skein, includes a crochet cap ruffle cravat, geometric accessory bags, bath mitt puffy, bathmat, pom pom boa, and that s it The accessory bags and the boa were cute and somewhat novel, in my opinion, but the others were the same kind of patterns crocheters have been stuck with hundreds of times before It s clear now that the book is intended for knitters This book includes a good number of cute and quick patterns I don t crochet so I wish the book were devoted only to knitting projects. The patterns are tacky and lack imagination, especially the crochet ones which there were barely any off Yarn requirements are inaccurate The crochet patterns were exactly the kind of fuddy duddy things that people make fun of crocheters for and there s so muchand better patterns out there. I m not 100% certain I agree with the one skein definition here since in at least one case she s actually using one of those gigantic cone things that are roughly the size of a zip code There are, however, at least three projects I might want to try here, and another three or four that I find intriguing but are probably beyond my skill level at this point I really like the purses she has, though, and I find the pom pom scarf very cute. These knitted and crocheted fashion accessories and decorative accents for the home vary in their required levels of skill, but all can be completed quickly and require only one skein of yarn The stitch patterns and clear instructions make it easy for even procrastinators and the less than diligent to create a ruffled cravat, a drawstring bag, a tank top, cozy scarves, arm and leg warmers, lace wristlets, fingerless gloves, a mohair pillow, and even a sweater for a baby Several projects do not require any new yarn at all instead projects such as the Felted Striped Tote or the Labyrinth Circle Rug are designed using up a skein s worth of leftovers from other projects A guide to terms and techniques, a resource directory, and a bibliography are also included The patterns were impractical and it was severely lacking in crochet patterns The only pattern I might have worked up was the tub mat, but there s no way it would only take one skein of peaches and cream yarn. Ugh why subtitle your book 30 quick projects for knit and crochet, when in truth, it s 27 knitted projects and three boring, ugly crochet projects a boring hat, an ugly scarf and some clutch bag variations This is why I don t buy yarn books, and why most yarn stores are simply disappointing. beautiful but light on description especially in shorthand advanced