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Review of Red Heart Soft Touch

Updated on January 26, 2012
Red Heart Soft Touch Yarn
Red Heart Soft Touch Yarn | Source

Review of Red Heart Soft Touch

Red Heart Soft Touch yarn is an inexpensive yarn that is not only soft, but it is also durable and easy to work with. The softness is almost like a satiny soft, and it feels great in the hands as you work with it. Not only that, the fabric it creates is tough and heavy, yet it appears soft, and has a nice drape to it.

My experience with Red Heart Soft Touch has been nothing but good. I have used this yarn to make some bags, cowls, scarves and an afghan, and they all turned out great. And because of its lovely drape, you could also use this yarn for making beautiful sweaters and other clothing.

The only downfall this yarn is that it is synthetic, which might be irritating to someone with sensitive skin.

According to the Coats & Clark website, this yarn is available in 29 colors. It comes in a variety of solid colors, as well as in multi-colors. Maybe I haven’t looked hard enough, but I have never seen it in a multicolor at my local Walmart. But they seem to be readily available online.

Another thing that I like about this yarn is that it has all my favorite fall colors. I am not good at color coordination, but these colors are very easy to work with and go well with each other. My absolute favorite are the dark red, orange and brown. Other fall colors include a nice bright yellow, and two shades of green.

Fall Flower Afghan
Fall Flower Afghan | Source

Afghan Made with "Soft Touch" Yarn

To the right of this, you can see some of the fall colors in my Fall Flower Afghan that I made last fall. Since it is an afghan, you can use just about any yarn that you have on hand, but it turned out great with the Soft Touch.

Oval Tote
Oval Tote | Source

Tote Bag Made with "Soft Touch" Yarn

Once again, to the right, is a picture and a link to my bag pattern that I designed using this yarn. This is one of my favorite bags that I have ever crocheted, which is mainly due to the fact that I used Red Heart Soft Touch.

Yarn Information At-A-Glance:

Weight: Medium Weight (Category 4)
Recommended Hook Size: 7-4.50MM
Crochet Gauge: 17 st and 19 rows = 4”/10cm.
Knitting Needle Size: 8/5.00MM
Knitting Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10cm.
Material: 100% Acrylic
Care Instructions: Machine wash and tumble dry. Do not bleach or iron.

Available Colors: According to the Coats & Clark website, it is available in 29 colors.

Net Weight per Ball: 5oz/140g for Solids and 4oz/113g for Multi-Colored.
Length Per Ball: Solids are approximately 257m/281yds in length, and Multi-Colors are approximately 206m/224yds in length.
Available at: Walmart, Amazon.


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      Rhelena 5 years ago

      PWalker, I don't know about the classic, but the Super Saver isn't my favorite yarn either...It's too bad they don't carry the soft touch because I'm sure that you would like it. Thanks for the vote. :)

      Barbara, Thank you as well. You should definitely try it if you have a is not like most other red heart yarns.

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      Barbara Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Rhelena, Good review. I haven't tried this yarn yet, but I will.

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      I'll have to check out this yarn too if I can find it at Walmart's. The Hawaii's local craft chain, Ben Franklin Crafts, only carries Red Heart Classic and Super Saver which aren't the best yarns in the world to work with. Thanks for sharing. Rated up and useful.

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      Rhelena 5 years ago

      Thank you craftdrawer!

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      craftdrawer 5 years ago

      I agree with you it is an inexpensive quality yarn with lot of colors. Terrific write up!!