I have no idea what this yarn is, but I’m loving it. Someone was donating it and I couldn’t resist the bulky roving and color palette. In weight it’s similar to Lion Brand’s Fifty Fifty yarn. It’s definitely not that, though. Also comparable in weight would be WATG’s Crazy Sexy Wool. It’s also not that. This stuff is softer, which leads me to believe that even though it has a wooly smell, it’s not 100% animal fiber.
Since I have no idea how much yardage I have and it’s in a mix of colors, a stripy crochet blanket seemed like the perfect fit for this 100% cat-approved yarn.
I’m really just working a fan stitch pattern from a crochet stitch dictionary. I changed the fans to groups of 3 double crochet instead of the suggested 5 double crochet in the book. With this bulky of a yarn the 5-stitch fans were just too cumbersome. I find the groups of 3 to be laying much nicer. I decided on this after I’d worked maybe 8 rows. Pulling out this mystery yarns wasn’t very much fun. Since it’s a single ply it starts to stitch together. But we (me and the yarn) survived.
Chain a multiple of 6 + 1 (I chained 67 with my CYC#6 super bulky yarn using a Q-15mm hook)
Foundation Row: double crochet (dc) in the 4th chain (ch) from hook, skip 2 ch, single crochet (sc) in the next ch, *skip 2 ch, 3 dc in the next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in the next ch; rep from * to end of chain.
Following Rows: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in the same stitch (st), skip next dc, sc in next dc (center dc of group of 3), *skip next dc, 3 dc in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc (center dc of group of 3); rep from * to end of row working last sc in top of turning ch.
Stitch pattern is a very slightly altered version of the fan stitch in The Crochet Stitch Bible.