Red Heart has recently come out with a new yarn and when it went on sale at Micheal’s I knew I had to check it out! I knew I loved Red Heart Soft, a worsted weight yarn, so I had a feeling I would love the new Red Heart Soft Essentials Yarn too!
Soft Essentials Details:
Weight: #5 Bulky
Material: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 131 yds
Suggested Crochet Hook: 6.5mm (K)
This yarn holds to it’s name. It is very soft! It’s also not a very thick bulky.
I’d compare it to holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together. It’s not very heavy at all.
When I purchased it I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. So I brought it home and got to work. This yarn is very easy to work with. It glides through the stitches very smoothly with no snagging and very little pilling. I really enjoyed working with it.
The end result turned out beautifully! Introducing the Charlotte Cardigan!
I knew when I saw and felt the Soft Essentials yarn that I wanted to design a cardigan!
It just had that cozy feel to it that would be perfect for a simple cardigan.
This crochet pattern comes with instructions for women’s sizes XS through 2X.
It is a top down pattern with trim and sleeves added at the end. It is sew free, except for a small amount of stitching at the pockets, which are optional.
The design uses the herringbone half double crochet stitch, which I have a tutorial for here.
This cozy cardigan is perfect for the cool spring mornings and evenings that are coming. And this yarn is the perfect yarn for it!
Where to Purchase
Have you tried Red Heart’s Soft Essentials yarn yet? If so, leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it!
Michelle has been crocheting for over 8 years and has been designing crochet patterns for 6 of those years. She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.