Yes, it's acrylic. Actually it's TLC by Red Heart. (no heart attacks please!) Would I want to WEAR acrylic? No way. But I like how this is turning out. I like the look and feel of it...for an afghan. And these little pieces are fun to make. It's a great break from the sweater boredom. I have lots of pieces completed but just one little strip sewn together so I could see what it looked like. I forget what magazine this pattern was in but if anyone wants to know, just email me and I'll dig it out.