July 31 - August 8, 2021

We’ve got another DYNAMIC Yarn Crawl for you this year!

Our 2021 Yarn Crawl will be both in person and virtual!

We’ve listened to your feedback and made some adjustments to make this year easy for all our crawlers! Mark your calendars and check back for updates!

Registration for the Chicago Yarn Crawl Raffle will open on Friday, July 30th.

How to Participate

There are several ways to participate in the Chicago Yarn Crawl! We love when you visit, but, if you’re unable to crawl in person, you can also participate virtually!

  • Passports - Our Yarn Crawl Passports will be available to download! Print it out to get a stamp for every store you visit in person, or mark off shops you virtually visit! The passport is great guide for shop information, and to make notes about each shop, like which ones you want to visit, what yarn you purchased from each shop, and your favorite thing about your visit!

  • Totes & Project Bags - The 2021 totes and project bags are available through our website and the main Chicago Yarn Crawl website.

    • Ordering Totes: Pre-orders will be available through each shop and for in-store sales and pick up. Be sure to check with your local yarn shop for availability. 

    • Ordering from the CYC website: The CYC website will have a limited number of totes and project bags available to order. All orders will be shipped. All sales from the CYC website will go towards Chicago Yarn Crawl expenses.
  • Buttons - You can collect your shop buttons by visiting a shop, or by making an online/phone order. There will be a limited number of Shop Button Bundles, that include all shop buttons, on the Chicago Yarn Crawl website. All sales from the CYC website will go towards Chicago Yarn Crawl expenses. Sales begin on the first day of the Crawl.
  • Events - All of the Chicago Yarn Crawl virtual events will be hosted on the CYC YouTube page. Be sure to subscribe to the CYC channel so you don’t miss out! Individual shops will also be hosting events, be sure to check the CYC Event Calendar for to see what’s happening where!

  • Free Patterns - Each shop offers a free original pattern available for crawlers. You can download the free patterns by visiting each individual shop’s website.

  • Yarn Crawl Discount - Each Shop will offer 10% off all yarn (excluding sale items). Use Code:  CYC2021 for 10% off at Dye Hard


As the city and state adjust Covid restrictions, we ask that you please respect and follow each shop’s Safety Guidelines. Be sure to check in with the shops you plan on visiting for any regulations they may require, such as, mask requirement, sanitation, maximum number of guests allowed in the shop, and/or appointments.


Dye Hard Yarns Crawl Hours

210 Harrison St. Unit A
Oak Park, IL 60304

(NO appointment needed during crawl)
However groups of 4 or more MUST call ahead to schedule

Sat (July 31): 10am - 6pm Sun (Aug 1st): 10am - 6pm Mon: 10am - 7pm Tue: 10am - 7pm Wed: 10am - 9pm Thu: 11am - 7pm Fri: 10am - 8pm 

Sat (Aug 7): 10am - 6pm Sun (Aug 8): 10am - 5pm

Dye Hard Yarns Crawl Guidelines

1. A Mask & hand sanitization is required for ALL patrons. 

2. Maximum capacity limit of 4 crawlers in shop at one time.

    3. Please adhere to the capacity limit so everyone has enough room to social distance. If you are traveling in a larger group, please CALL AHEAD.

    4.No food or drink is allowed during your visit and there are no public bathrooms at this time.

      Find our Crawl Specials here>>



      CYC is raffling off over 35 baskets this year! There are several ways you can enter to win a raffle basket, please read below on how to enter. All raffle basket winners will be notified via email.


      Each shop is putting together a unique basket for the raffle! You can check out each shop’s basket by stopping in the shop and checking out their social media!

      How to Enter the Raffle: You can enter the Shop Raffle Baskets by stopping into the shop and entering in person, or by participating in a virtual event hosted by the shop (such as commenting on a video posted on their social media or website). Each shop will inform their virtual crawlers how they can enter. These raffle prizes will be announced by individual shops at the end of the crawl.


      We are excited and thankful for the many sponsors who contribute to make the Chicago Yarn Crawl special! This year, we are putting together 18 Crawl Sponsored Baskets! You can see this year’s basket on our website, or by stopping in to any LYS shop.

      How to Enter the Raffle: You can enter the Chicago Yarn Crawl Sponsored baskets by visiting a shop and entering in person, participating in a virtual event hosted on the CYC YouTube, or an LYS, and must have registered for the 2021 Chicago Yarn Crawl on the CYC website. The raffle prizes will be announced by the Chicago Yarn Crawl on Aug 15, 2021.


      The Chicago Yarn Crawl Grand Prize Basket is put together from our wonderful sponsors!

      How to Enter the Raffle: Register with the Chicago Yarn Crawl on the CYC website. The raffle prizes will be announced by the Chicago Yarn Crawl on Aug 15, 2021.


      Must be 18 years of age or older to enter into the raffle baskets.
      You can only enter the raffle as yourself. We will not accept entries on behalf of another individual.
      If you are an out-of-state winner, the prize will be mailed to you. Local residents, please plan on picking up your prize at your local LYS. Prizes will only be shipped within the US.