I almost can’t wait to get to the 24/7 Cotton Yarn review, but first, let’s talk a bit about most cotton yarn. I haven’t created a ton of projects using cotton yarn, but when I have crocheted with cotton, I’ve been less than enthusiastic. Generally, cotton yarn leaves something to be desired. It’s a bit…lifeless. It gets easily stretched out, doesn’t have very nice stitch definition, and it doesn’t feel great running through my fingers for hours on end. I used Paintbox Cotton when I made this darling blanket for a friend who was expecting her second child at the time. It was fine – probably a bit nicer than the Knit Picks “Dishie” Cotton I’d tried before that, but not by much. They are really all pretty similar. (The blanket turned out wonderfully, by the way. I just didn’t enjoy working with the yarn!)
Then one hallowed day, I found Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn, and the heavens opened up and the angels sang to me, and butterflies and kittens danced and pranced through meadows. Obviously, they all shared in my utter joy to have found such a delightful, 100% mercerized cotton yarn!
I was in Joann with the kids on the aforementioned day and I stumbled across the 24/7 Cotton. I’d heard of it before, but never seen it in person. I immediately noticed the pretty, vibrant colors and loved the way the yarn looked and felt. This is no ordinary cotton, I thought. I grabbed white, green, and red, hoping to come up with some fun stuff for the Christmas season. Maybe some washcloths? I later had a different, fun, playful, gift-y idea, instead. Patterns coming soon!
As I worked with this yarn, my love only grew. It is so resilient, which is something other cotton lacks. It holds its shape beautifully, has gorgeous stitch definition, and the slightest sheen to it. The sheen doesn’t look at all cheap, but adds to the depth and character of the yarn.
Lion Brand calls this yarn worsted weight, but it’s quite fine for worsted, in my opinion. I used an F hook with the 24/7 cotton yarn for my projects and was happy with the tightness of the stitches, but you could probably even use an E hook. This is not a negative, but worth noting.
It almost can’t split, which is another awesome plus for this yarn. I think it’s a chainette style yarn, which I’m sure contributes to all it’s positive attributes. The only time I accidentally split it was when I was sewing on a button and I came up through one of my stitches wrong.
To sum up: I’m giving this yarn 16 stars on a scale of 1-5. I love it and want to use it for lots of things. I think this would be fantastic for a baby blanket, washcloths, garments and more. It comes in so many beautiful colors, my mind is swimming with ideas! I highly recommend it and can’t wait to use it again! Here’s a video from Lion Brand – check out the colors and listen to the info if you are so inclined!