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.


  1. I haven't tried it, yet, but I was told you can take a skein of red heart, put it into some old hose & wash it that way to make it softer to work with.

  2. hi there! i always watch your crochet videos on you tube and find them so helpful. thanks for taking the time to make all those videos. :)

    i've added your blog to my blogroll so i can keep up with your patterns and tips!

  3. Fish On The Wall,
    I have never heard of that. I would be concerned that it would unravel and make a mess in the washing machine. If try this, let me know how it works out.

  4. dinah34,
    Thank you Dinah. Please ask questions anytime if you should need help.

  5. I like to soak my yarn/finished crochet pieces in a bucket with just enough water to cover with 1/4 cup hair conditioner and 1/4 cup fabric softner. I soak it for two hours, wring out and leave to dry in my bathroom. It helps to soften yarn and to ive it a nice smell. you can do this before you use it to make it easier on your hands. BTW thank you so much for taking the time to make your you tube videos! I watch all of them!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Abstract Crochet Cats

Crochet Baby Beanie Cap - Half-Double Crochet

Larksfoot Crochet Blanket Pattern Stitch - Baby Afghan