Many crocheters and knitters have questions about the melting points of various yarns such as acrylic. If you’re going to make a project where the piece might be exposed to heat in one way or another, you want to make sure the yarn you are using has a high enough melting point to avoid deteriorating your project.
What is the Melting Point of Acrylic Yarn?
The melting point of acrylic yarn is around 300 degrees Fahrenheit. At around 200 degrees the yarn will become damaged and it will start melting at around 300 F.
Can I use Acrylic Yarn for Potholders?
You should not use acrylic yarn for potholders. As we covered earlier, the yarn will start to become damaged at around 200 degrees Fahrenheit. If you use acrylic yarn, your potholder will start to become damaged if you regularly take out hot dishes with it. Wool and cotton yarn are better options for creating things that come into contact with heat like potholders.
The temperature that acrylic yarn begins to melt is an important thing to consider if you’re going to use it for something that comes into contact with heat.
Acrylic yarn has a pretty low melting point compared to some other fibers, so they are best not used for some kinds of projects. It’s always something important to keep in mind as your work on your next piece!