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Care Instruction Symbols: what do they mean? How many times have you purchased a ball of yarn and saw the symbols on the side? Then asked yourself, “What in the world do these mean?” What are the little boxes? What do the lines mean that are under the Wash symbol? What about the numbers 30 and 40?

There are so many different symbols and sometimes the yarn band doesn’t share the written directions for care. However, the care instruction symbols are pretty universal. Even though there are lots of symbols, I put together a printable graphic with the verbiage of the most common symbols used. As well as the Celsius and Fahrenheit conversions of temperature.

As a maker myself, I particularly find the washing and drying instructions the most useful. I like to know when I can put my makes in the dryer or if they have to dry flat. Typically, I hand-wash everything I make. But, when you make a large blanket, it’s nice to see if you can pop it in the washer.

Feel free to print out this pdf and then pin it in your laundry or craft room.

To use this graphic, simply download the link below, then print the pdf.

 Caring for your makes

I hope this graphic is as helpful for you as it is for me. Enjoy!

Stacy J

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