HOW TO SOFTEN 100% ACRYLIC YARN

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 😀

 

SOFTEN YOUR ACRYLIC YARN

I am working on another blanket and it is more than halfway finished. This blanket is made of 100% acrylic yarn and most of the yarn  was on sale.

Acrylic yarn is evolving and now you have the option to choose the softer version of acrylic instead of the rough scratchy variety that gives a very bad name to 100% acrylic.

But, let us say you find a very good bargain sale  of the same color you need but this yarn is the “rough acrylic” you and I hate? what are you supposed to do? buy it Of Course!!! 🙂

Thank heavens you can soften bad acrylic. They are  lots of articles online and you can choose which one to try, as for me I am going to try this one first, click here , hopefully it will get my blanket soft and fluffy and warm.

Take a peek at MTB and see how he’s growing nicely:

  

The stitches are basic and I make certain that I put each stitch where it is to go but I still found that the blanket was decreasing in width, don’t ask me how it happened because I Do Not Know! so I had to add stitches.

Okay, lovelies, this is all for now, Have a nice Thursday!!

 

 

 

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