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!
Yarn encompasses a wide array of crafts, including knitting, crochet, macrame, weaving, punch needle and much more. But more than that, yarn encompasses a wide array of people. Humans That Yarn (HTY) is an inclusive campaign that aims to showcase all the different types of crafts that can be made with yarn and the different types of people who identify as a yarnist.
Explore the basics of crochet with video tutorials.
Explore the basics of knitting with video tutorials.
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, 2023. And then post it, tweet it, pin it and share it on social media with the hashtags #iloveyarnday and #humansthatyarn to celebrate and motivate others to join in the fun!
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
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.