Welcome

Welcome to the Craft Yarn Council's website, the yarn industry’s one-stop resource.

People of all ages—more than 50 million—know how to knit, crochet and craft with yarn because it’s fun, relaxing and you can make great things. Whether you are a beginner or experienced knitter or crocheter, a designer or someone interested in learning more about the industry, you've come to the right place!

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Pompom Party

Pompoms and tassels make you smile. They’re squeezable, colorful and oh-so-easy to make and now they are the hottest trend around. We’ll show why they are so popular and share fun pompom and tassel projects. Be sure to follow us on social media and join our #pompomparty.

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Crochet swatch

Explore the basics of crochet with video tutorials.
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Knit swatches

Explore the basics of knitting with video tutorials.
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I Love Yarn Day 2017 Logo

Spreading the good feeling people get from yarn and yarn-related crafts is what I Love Yarn Day (ILYD) is all about. Whether you prefer to knit, crochet, spin, or weave, the goal is for every yarn crafter to share their know-how and love of yarn with someone new on October 14th. And then post it, tweet it, pin it and share it on social media with the hashtags #StitchItForward and #iloveyarnday to celebrate and motivate others to join in the fun!

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Warm up America!

Warm Up America! distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country. Learn more

Quilt made from Knit and Crochet Squares
Warm Up America! Bag
Knit and Crochet Squares

Standards and Guidelines

The publishers, fiber, needle and hook manufacturers and yarn members of the Craft Yarn Council have worked together to set up a series of guidelines and symbols to bring uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling and to patterns, whether they appear in books, magazines, leaflets or on yarn labels.

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NOT TO MISS Shows

Love to see the latest products, browse for fresh project ideas and meet other enthusiasts? Then you will not want to miss these upcoming shows!

Vogue Live
November 3-5, 2017
Seattle, WA

January 12-14, 2018
New York

Stitches Knitting Expos

Stitches Texas
September 14-17, 2017

Irving, TX

Stitches West
February 22-25, 2018

Santa Clara, CA

Stitches United
March 22-25, 2018

Hartford, CT