How do you soften a handmade crochet blanket?

How do you make a crochet blanket less stiff?

Wash it on cold with lots of fabric softener. Put it in the dryer with a dryer sheet. Take it out and touch it with wide eyes like I do every yarn in the yarn aisle at Wal-Mart for ten minutes at a time. Soft, innit?

Why is my crochet blanket so stiff?

For many, the reason for tight stitches can be found in two areas – either your tension is too tight or your hook is the wrong size for your yarn. A combination of the two will result in the tightest stitches ever, and you’re probably not enjoying yourself at all, verging on frustration!

How do you soften a stiff blanket?

To use olive oil, pour about ⅛ of a cup of oil over the water. Move the blanket around in the water to disperse the conditioner/oil over it. Push the blanket up and down in the water several times to disperse the conditioner through the fibers. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, then drain the water.

How can I soften yarn without a fabric softener?

You can use 3 different products to soften finished projects: fabric softener, hair conditioner, and vinegar (in order from most to least expensive). Or, you can use equipment: a steam iron, if you have one. You can use whatever you have on hand and/or whatever you’re most comfortable with.

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Does vinegar soften blankets?

Using Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

Vinegar softens clothing fibers and removes residue from using too much detergent.

Should you wash a crochet blanket before gifting?

If I’m gifting an item that is wearable, or will touch the skin in any way, I always launder the item prior to gifting it. If it’s something that will be used in the process of washing (a dishcloth), or an item that will be used to display in the home (a coaster, basket, or wall art) I never wash before gifting.