Hey guys! Since I haven’t released a pattern in a while, here’s a little freebie for you in the spirit of summer. I hope you enjoy it! (FREE Reusable Crochet Water Balloons: Crochet pattern | Ribblr)
Question, does the water balloons only work with cotton yarn? Or could I use acrylic yarn?
I used cotton yarn because i’ve found it to not bleed in water as much as acrylic, and it’s in general a bit stronger. I suppose you could use acrylic if you had an understanding of color blocking and color bleeding. I personally wouldn’t recommend it, but you could probably make it work. Just make sure to review the yarn’s details about washing, etc.
Ah ok, that you for explaining! I have never used acrylic yarn for anything water related, and was curious if it was compatible. I will probably use cotton yarn, thanks for the help!
Very neat! Congratulations on your release
wait…what acrylic are you using that bleeds color? Never have I ever had acrylic bleed color, that’s part of the appeal. You can machine wash it for decades and it’ll be the same color. Dark wools and cottons will bleed, but most synthetics are colorfast.
no clue how these work, but synthetics tend to repel water while natural fibers tend to absorb it
@anon5108995 ah, I think I’ll test it with acrylic yarn and see how it goes.
Went to look them up. if I understand… these work by soaking up the water, like throwing sponges at each other, which means that it would need a natural fiber to work best
to set dye, you can soak your item in vinegar overnight, wash as normal the next day…we also used saltwater if vinegar didn’t do the trick
Hmm, then maybe I’m doing something wrong lol
Maybe the brand? Because acrylic is usually not processed the same way as say wool. It’s more like cotton candy. It’s made from fibers that are already that color then spun down where wool is spun down then dyed ior dyed then spun. Either way, it’s a topical solution staining the fiber where acrylic more like colored plastic. Am I rambling now?