I have a HUGE stash that keeps growing.
Did I mention that I love yarn?
But, lets face it, the most durable, most economic, and most forgiving yarn isn't usually the softest, or nicest yarn. I love acrylics because they're durable. They make great baby blankets. And, we all know that with babies comes laundry. Blankets (or anything for that matter) made with acrylic hold up well when washed and dried.
I noticed something after washing an acrylic crochet blanket. It softened up. A lot. It was so nice.
This gave me an idea. What if I washed the yarn before I crocheted with it?!
So, I tried it. What do you know, it worked!
It's a simple as that!
I now toss all my scratchy acrylic yarn in a lingerie bag every time I'm using it for a project.
Try it...I promise you won't be disappointed.