I found the yarn area of a huge outdoor market and the seller knew only enough English to point at the yarn I was holding say "cashmere". I knew enough about how fibers feel to be skeptical. I honestly don't know if there's even any wool in this yarn or if it's just acrylic loosely wrapped around a nylon core. But the colors are pretty. I just didn't know what to do with it.
But then... Coasters!
Pattern: Fall Leaf Coasters
Hook: F (3.75 mm)
Notes: I learned the Magic Adjustable Loop from this video. Very easy and a neat trick, but the grabbiness of the yarn made it difficult to get things going.
But these coasters are so cute:
They look like little braided rugs for a doll house.
A few of the coasters are one round shorter than the rest, only because I didn't want to end a round with a noticeable color difference from the previous round.
To finish, I steamed and ironed these coasters with conviction.
I am so super-duper in love with these. It was also good crochet practice for me- counting stitches, increasing, figuring out how/where to mark the end of the round, getting the tension right, etc.