What Happens to Acrylic Yarn Outside

What Happens to Acrylic Yarn Outdoors Experiment

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as ‘Mikey’, I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I’m a ‘hooker’ at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

9 thoughts on “What Happens to Acrylic Yarn Outdoors Experiment

  • September 5, 2015 at 12:56 am
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    Very interesting.

  • September 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm
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    Excellent experiment! I look forward to the next installment post winter!

  • September 4, 2015 at 4:25 pm
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    I loved the science experiment approach you did. There are other materials to consider for outdoor yarn bombing, nylon cord, paracord, hemp, jute, plarn just to name a few. But I agree none of these will last forever. Thst needs to be considered as well.

  • September 4, 2015 at 11:12 am
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    Good morning all I did a almost this I made China yarn ball lamps with clear coat covering I’d give pictures but the people whom bought my house has takin them down I know last month they still hung out on patio I did ask new owners if I could keep them they answered no it made the patio so cute and part of the sale in their mind . Hum trying again by using clear coat they seemed to hold for seasons . You might try it with a clear coat heavy to preserve the yarn. But if you leave take them with you before ppl see them , hint at the bottom of the ball I placed tin foil to hold tea lights I made sure from bottom I could replace tea lights and made the balls large enough to glow without catching fire. Loves all of you so much .

  • September 4, 2015 at 10:32 am
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    I think it is great and like you the weathered look does not bother me. On one of the other sites I am on a young lady is crochet bombing her car, not like the outside of it but the inside. Well she did this beautiful throw she is going to be putting on the back dash and everyone is like oh no it is going to fade, so what if it does she can always make another one, and like I said I like it faded it gives it more of a vintage look.

  • September 4, 2015 at 9:59 am
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    Has anyone tried to plarn (plastic bags)for outside projects?

  • September 4, 2015 at 9:09 am
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    if it were to be a decoration for personal use, I would opt for para cord, which comes in a multitude of colors, or for a more rustic look (and much cheaper) a thin marine type cord from the rope section in the hardware store… both of those would have a much longer shelf life. Even more so in the shade… direct sunlight will deteriorate just about anything over a short period of time 🙂

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