Red Heart Soft Essentials Yarn Review + New Pattern Release and Sale!

*I am not affiliated with Red Heart Yarn or Micheals Stores in any way. This is my honest review.*

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

Weight: 5oz

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. This cozy cardigan is perfect for the cool spring mornings and evenings that are coming. And this yarn is the perfect yarn for it!

I’ve just released the Charlotte Cardigan in my Ravelry shop and you can get it for 50% off using coupon code “SoftEssentials” at checkout! The code is good through Friday, March 17, 2017.

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!

One Reply to “Red Heart Soft Essentials Yarn Review + New Pattern Release and Sale!”

  1. I have yet to try the yarn but have looked at it and touched it…so super soft. I’m waiting til it goes on sale and I have the extra cash. Looks like you have provided the perfect pattern for me as well! That is exactly the type of project that this yarn seems to lend itself to…something you want to snuggle with but not a blanket. A cardigan is perfect because you can take it off it you are too warm as opposed to a sweater. Love your new pattern and can’t wait to get my hands on both. Thanks for the awesome review and the fantastic pattern!

Let me know what you think!