This is as much a WIP Wednesday as it is a budget yarn recommendation. I'm trying to be a bit more thrifty when making human-sized things, so I thought I'd try out Garnstudio Drops 'Cotton Light'. It is a cotton/polyester mix which is currently 90p per ball on woolwarehouse.co.uk, which is a pretty amazing price. Reviews warned me that the yarn is great for knitting, but not so much for crochet as it can be a bit splitty, but for 90p a ball I decided I could live with that.
I haven't really found it that much more splitty than any other cotton I've worked with. Cotton is lovely, but can be very unforgiving. Drops Cotton Light is a very nice budget cotton mix, and is crocheting up beautifully! If you are a Row@n member you can access a bunch of patterns online, and I decided to crochet one of their newly released (for free!) summer crochet designs - Gozo, by Maria Wallin.
This is an excellent companion to my Lovefilm free trial. Which I suspect will stay long after it has stopped being free (but I will pretend not to notice.)