Redheart Yarn

Posted on Sunday, November 1st, 2009 at 12:25 am

Crocheters... I have a question about Redheart yarns.?

I made a shawl out of some older (6 or so years) Redheart yarn that I had. I have hand washed it and blocked it but it didn't soften up as much as I would like. It is 4 ply. What can I do to make it soften up more... it seems so stiff and on the rough side.

I am reteaching myself how to crochet after many years of not doing it so I am using the cheaper grade of Redheart to reteach myself on.

I've been crocheting blankets for over 40 years (egads!). And when I first started, Redheart was the only yarn available to me. Yes, the feel of that brand is rough and always has been. But! I still have (and use) the afghans I made way back then. The yarn is tough and lasts forever. I've always machine washed them, added softener and dried them in the dryer (only for 5-10 minutes tho). It will soften somewhat over time. The only thing I can recommend is that once the machine is in the rinse cycle with the softener, stop the machine and let it sit in the water for about 20 extra minutes before you restart and let it agitate. Redheart yarn (as long as your shawl is well made) can take machine washing easily. If you're still not sure, put it on the gentle cycle. But if it's softness you want for future projects, try Caron's yarns. That's all I use for afghans now and they can also be machine washed, no problem. And they cost just as much as Redheart, if not less when they go on sale.

Coats Red Heart Red Heart With Love Yarn Jadiete 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart With Love Yarn Jadiete 3 skein pack
$15.87
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $15.87

Coats Red Heart Shimmer Yarn Kaboodle 3 Skein Pack
Coats Red Heart Shimmer Yarn Kaboodle 3 Skein Pack
$11.99
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $11.99

Coats Red Heart Shimmer Yarn Plum 3 Skein Pack 3 Skein Pack
Coats Red Heart Shimmer Yarn Plum 3 Skein Pack 3 Skein Pack
$12.57
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $12.57

Coats Red Heart Boutique Changes Yarn Turquoise 3 Skein Pack
Coats Red Heart Boutique Changes Yarn Turquoise 3 Skein Pack
$30.99
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $30.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Passion 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Passion 3 skein pack
$19.47
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $19.47

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Radiant 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Radiant 3 skein pack
$19.47
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $19.47

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Vista 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Vista 3 skein pack
$19.47
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $19.47

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Brocade 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Brocade 3 skein pack
$19.47
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $19.47

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Tropical 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Tropical 3 skein pack
$19.47
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $19.47

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Nightfall 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Nightfall 3 skein pack
$19.47
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $19.47

Coats Red Heart Boutique Magical Yarn Phoenix 3 Skien Pack
Coats Red Heart Boutique Magical Yarn Phoenix 3 Skien Pack
$30.99
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $30.99

Coats Red Heart Boutique Magical Yarn Spellbound 3 Skien Pack
Coats Red Heart Boutique Magical Yarn Spellbound 3 Skien Pack
$30.99
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $30.99

Coats Red Heart Boutique Magical Yarn Illusion 3 Skien Pack
Coats Red Heart Boutique Magical Yarn Illusion 3 Skien Pack
$30.99
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $30.99

Coats Red Heart Boutique Magical Yarn Shazam 3 Skien Pack
Coats Red Heart Boutique Magical Yarn Shazam 3 Skien Pack
$30.99
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $30.99

Coats Red Heart Buttercup Yarn Sugar Plum 3 Skein Pack
Coats Red Heart Buttercup Yarn Sugar Plum 3 Skein Pack
$12.49
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $12.49

Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Neon Yellow 3 Skein Pack
Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Neon Yellow 3 Skein Pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Coral Kick 3 Skein Pack
Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Coral Kick 3 Skein Pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Pretty Purple 3 Skein Pack
Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Pretty Purple 3 Skein Pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Go Green 3 Skein Pack
Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Go Green 3 Skein Pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Hot Pink 3 Skein Pack
Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Hot Pink 3 Skein Pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Boogie Blue 3 Skein Pack
Coats Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Boogie Blue 3 Skein Pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Red Heart Country Blue THE POUNDER 2 Skein Yarn Lot Vintage 1 LB EACH NEW
Red Heart Country Blue THE POUNDER 2 Skein Yarn Lot Vintage 1 LB EACH NEW
$14.99
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Mountain
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Mountain
$8.99
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Sunset
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Sunset
$8.99
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Rainbow
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Rainbow
$8.99
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Twilight
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Twilight
$8.99
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Meadow
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Meadow
$8.99
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Graphite
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Graphite
$8.99
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Alpine
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Dash Yarn Alpine
$8.99
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Snuggle Bunny Yarn Kitten 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Snuggle Bunny Yarn Kitten 3 skein pack
$12.87
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $12.87

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Snuggle Bunny Yarn Blue Bird 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Snuggle Bunny Yarn Blue Bird 3 skein pack
$12.87
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $12.87

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Snuggle Bunny Yarn Dreamy 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Snuggle Bunny Yarn Dreamy 3 skein pack
$12.87
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $12.87

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Snuggle Bunny Yarn Flamingo 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Snuggle Bunny Yarn Flamingo 3 skein pack
$12.87
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $12.87

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Snuggle Bunny Yarn Gold Fish 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Snuggle Bunny Yarn Gold Fish 3 skein pack
$12.87
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $12.87

Coats Red Heart Stellar Yarn Galaxy 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Stellar Yarn Galaxy 3 skein pack
$14.97
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $14.97

Coats Red Heart Stellar Yarn Meteorite 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Stellar Yarn Meteorite 3 skein pack
$14.97
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $14.97

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Stellar Yarn Quark 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Stellar Yarn Quark 3 skein pack
$14.97
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $14.97

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Stellar Yarn Comet 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Stellar Yarn Comet 3 skein pack
$14.97
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $14.97

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Stellar Yarn Nova 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Stellar Yarn Nova 3 skein pack
$14.97
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $14.97

Coats Red Heart Stellar Yarn Infinity 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Stellar Yarn Infinity 3 skein pack
$14.97
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $14.97

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Stellar Yarn Star 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Stellar Yarn Star 3 skein pack
$14.97
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $14.97

Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn Lot Of 3 Skeins Burgundy Gold 0964
Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn Lot Of 3 Skeins Burgundy Gold 0964
$14.50
Time Remaining: 53m
Buy It Now for only: $14.50

Red Heart Lolli Yarn Marshmellow 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Lolli Yarn Marshmellow 3 Skein Pack
$12.49
Time Remaining: 54m
Buy It Now for only: $12.49

Red Heart Lolli Yarn Grape 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Lolli Yarn Grape 3 Skein Pack
$12.49
Time Remaining: 54m
Buy It Now for only: $12.49

Red Heart Lolli Yarn Watermelon 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Lolli Yarn Watermelon 3 Skein Pack
$12.49
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $12.49

Red Heart Baby Clouds Yarn Pink Punch 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Baby Clouds Yarn Pink Punch 3 Skein Pack
$17.97
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $17.97

Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn Lot Of 3 Skeins Navy Gold 0980
Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn Lot Of 3 Skeins Navy Gold 0980
$14.50
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $14.50

Red Heart Boutique Filigree Yarn Jungle 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Filigree Yarn Jungle 3 Skein Pack
$18.87
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $18.87

Red Heart Boutique Fizzle Yarn Taffy 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Fizzle Yarn Taffy 3 Skein Pack
$18.87
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $18.87

Red Heart Buttercup Yarn Pool 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Buttercup Yarn Pool 3 Skein Pack
$12.57
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $12.57

Red Heart Buttercup Yarn Ballet Slipper 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Buttercup Yarn Ballet Slipper 3 Skein Pack
$12.57
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $12.57

Red Heart Buttercup Yarn Flirty 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Buttercup Yarn Flirty 3 Skein Pack
$12.57
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $12.57

Red Heart Buttercup Yarn Blue Moon 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Buttercup Yarn Blue Moon 3 Skein Pack
$12.57
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $12.57

Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sparkle Yarn Emerald 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sparkle Yarn Emerald 3 Skein Pack
$16.17
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $16.17

Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sparkle Yarn Red Hot 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sparkle Yarn Red Hot 3 Skein Pack
$16.17
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $16.17

Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sequins Yarn Cotton Candy 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sequins Yarn Cotton Candy 3 Skein Pack
$16.17
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $16.17

Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Black Hole 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Black Hole 3 Skein Pack
$16.47
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $16.47

Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Neon Yellow 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Neon Yellow 3 Skein Pack
$16.47
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $16.47

Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Cool Coral 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Cool Coral 3 Skein Pack
$16.47
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $16.47

Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Deep Purple 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Deep Purple 3 Skein Pack
$16.47
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $16.47

Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Lime Light 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Lime Light 3 Skein Pack
$16.47
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $16.47

Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Berrylicious 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Berrylicious 3 Skein Pack
$16.47
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $16.47

Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Blue Bayou 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Blue Bayou 3 Skein Pack
$16.47
Time Remaining: 57m
Buy It Now for only: $16.47

Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Dazzle Multi 3 Skein Pack
Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Dazzle Multi 3 Skein Pack
$16.47
Time Remaining: 57m
Buy It Now for only: $16.47

Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Fizzy 3 Skein Pack
Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Swerve Yarn Fizzy 3 Skein Pack
$15.87
Time Remaining: 57m
Buy It Now for only: $15.87

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Aqueus 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Aqueus 3 skein pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Shale 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Shale 3 skein pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Grey Scale 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Grey Scale 3 skein pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Aegean 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Aegean 3 skein pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Treasure Yarn Mosaic 3 skein pack
Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Treasure Yarn Mosaic 3 skein pack
$19.49
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $19.49

Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn Lot Of 3 Skeins Black Grey 0942
Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn Lot Of 3 Skeins Black Grey 0942
$14.50
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $14.50

Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Treasure Yarn Portrait 3 skein pack
Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Treasure Yarn Portrait 3 skein pack
$19.49
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $19.49

Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Treasure Yarn Watercolors 3 skein pack
Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Treasure Yarn Watercolors 3 skein pack
$19.49
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $19.49

Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Treasure Yarn Horizon 3 skein pack
Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Treasure Yarn Horizon 3 skein pack
$19.49
Time Remaining: 1h
Buy It Now for only: $19.49

Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn 3 Skeins Red Grey 0988
Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn 3 Skeins Red Grey 0988
$14.50
Time Remaining: 1h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $14.50

Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Borealis 3 skein Pack
Coats Yarn Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn Borealis 3 skein Pack
$17.97
Time Remaining: 1h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $17.97

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Cactus 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Cactus 3 skein pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 1h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Pomegranate 3 skein pack
Coats Red Heart Red Heart Boutique Trio Yarn Pomegranate 3 skein pack
$15.99
Time Remaining: 1h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Can"t find what you are looking for? Check out these products from Amazon.

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.