How to Make Acrylic Yarn Soft - Crochet Tip 31
I have found that fabric softener in the wash cycle will soften up acrylic worsted yarn, so it does not feel so stiff . While Red Heart and a few others are a little stiffer to work with than other brands like Caron, which is nice and soft from the skein. Both are great yarns and each have their purpose. Make sure you check your yarn label for washing instructions. There are some yarns that recommend hand washing.