Yarn Washing Symbols [PDF]
Download this yarn care symbols chart as a handy resource!
Learn what the different yarn washing symbols mean with our PDF infographic! Print this chart and have this resource next to you in your craft studio.
If you're wondering what does the triangle with the X mean on my yarn label, or maybe the square with a circle inside, you are in the right place. Use this yarn care symbols chart for your own handmade items, as well as for the gifts you plan to give! Make sure you include washing instructions on a card or label with your gifts, and keep it simple by using the symbols in this chart.
These universal care symbols can be found on yarn throughout the world, so no matter where you're from or where the yarn is from, the label should follow these standards.
The better you're able to take care of your yarn, the longer your handmade items will last. Discover the washing symbols meaning on the labels of your yarn and craft products today!
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Yarn Washing Symbols
Tub: Washing instructions
Looks like an upside down trapezoid without a lid
Triangle: Bleaching instructions
Square: Machine drying instructions
Iron: Ironing and pressing
It's amazing how much this simple shape looks like an iron!
Circle: Dry cleaning
Continue reading to see each symbol explained further. For example, what does an iron with two dots inside mean?
Tub with hand: Hand washable
Tub with 40 degrees: Machine washable in lukewarm water
Tub with 100 degrees: Machine washable in hot water
Tub crossed out: Do not machine wash
Triangle: Chlorine bleach per directions
Triangle crossed out: Do not chlorine bleach
Square with line: Dry flat, do not use dryer
Square with circle: machine dryer
Iron with 1 dot: Cool iron
Iron with 2 dots: Warm iron
Iron with 3 dots: Hot iron
Iron crossed out: Do not iron
Circled A: Dry-cleanable with any solvant
Circled P: Dry-cleanable with any solvant except trichloethylene
Circled F: Dry-cleanable with fluorcarbon or petroleum solvents only
Circled X: Do not dry clean
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Are there any symbols we missed? Ask us in the comments!