Stitch Away Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month and the Craft Yarn Council wants to encourage you to stitch away stress and UNWIND with crochet and knitting. Join in on the fun by posting your projects using #StitchAwayStress and following us on social media!

Stitch Away Stress

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of knitters and crocheters experience reduced stress with their craft.


experience a feeling of accomplishment.

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experience a feeling of accomplishment.

Tell us how you stitch away stress!

Click the link below to take the survey to tell us what you are making to stitch away stress and how yarn crafting has positively affected your health!
#StitchAwayStress Survey

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Make lemons into lemonade!

Make a lemon pillow of your own and make one to brighten someone else's day. 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.

Lemon Blanket Section Pattern

When life gives you lemons ... crochet one! #StitchAwayStress this April by crocheting a cute lemon blanket section. You can donate this section to Warm Up America! to help bring awareness to Stress Awareness Month. This is a fun project that you'll crochet with some basic colorwork or intarsia.
Crochet Pattern

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