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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Let’s talk pillows…those indispensable poofy things we sleep or sit on, decorate with, use for yoga, or maybe even talk to. They bring us comfort…help us relax. That’s why CYC is introducing its lemon pillow for April, national stress awareness month. Designed by crochet artist extraordinaire Twinkie Chan, it’s cuddly and squeezable, and like the lemon stress ball Twinkie designed several years ago, a great stress reliever.

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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 13th, 2018. 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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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

September 21-23, 2018
San Francisco, CA

November 9-11, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

Stitches Knitting Expos

August 2-5, 2018
Schaumburg, IL


July 25-28, 2018
Portland, OR