This tutorial is to show you how I softened a blanket I made with several brands of 100% acrylic yarn.

Online you can find several ways to soften this yarn, especially the ones that are more “hard” or scratchy to the touch.

You can soften the yarn before you start your project or after you finish your project. I prefer AFTER I finish the project because I find that yarn pick up a lot of dirt when it’s dragged around: like when part of your massive blanket gets dragged on the floor or when you crochet with dirty hands, etc.

So, check out how I softened my 100% acrylic yarn blanket:

1- First, you want to soak your project in a little shampoo (cheap shampoo works fine) for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

2- Next, you want to put your project in the washer with half a bottle of moisturizing shampoo and an equal amount of any detergent you normally use then wash with cold water.

Use the Easy Care/Gentle Cycle and the second rinse option, if you have that option on your washer. The second rinse washes away all traces of detergent, shampoo and conditioner.

3- Next, I added half a bottle of conditioner and equal amount of fabric softener to the first rinse cycle, and remember DO NOT add any product to the second rinse.

4- Let your project air dry until it is almost dried and then you put it in the dryer on the Permanent Press Cycle with one or two or any amount of Scented Dryer Sheets your heart desires.

That is all Folks. You will enjoy your SOFT 100% acrylic project with the heavenly  smell 😀


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