2022 Chicago Yarn Crawl

July 30 - August 7, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Chicago Yarn Crawl!
This year's Chicago Yarn Crawl theme is "Together We Shine!"

This year we are honoring the 150th anniversary of Chicago starting to rebuild after the Great Chicago Fire. We celebrate the sun shining over the Water Tower, one of the few remaining structures to survive the fire. We know that with our community, Together We Shine!

We are continuing to collaborate with Work+Shelter to make our tote bags and the notion bags! Work+Shelter is a Chicago company that sustainably sources all their materials and provides a safe and ethical work environment for their team.

Register and enter to win CYC sponsored raffle baskets!

Your registration helps us make the crawl better.

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 the first day of the crawl. 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!

CYC Swag - The 2022 swag is available here and through the CYC website.

If you pre-ordered your swag items with us, they will be available for pick up on the first day of the crawl.

Buttons - You can collect your shop buttons by visiting a shop during the CYC dates.

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.

Events - Dye Hard Yarns is hosting a trunk show from Beautiful Syster, and we have also partnered with Rare Bird Preserves, Happy Apple Pie shop and Bead in Hand to offer our crawlers discounts while you visit! (Grab lunch, a treat or coffee and savor the local flavor) We've also brought in new yarns from Universal Yarns, fun new notions, and kits from Urth Yarns! Check us out on Instagram Live Friday August 5th around noon to enter to win a very special prize from Alwan Sultan!

Individual shops will also be hosting events, be sure to check our Event Calendar for to see what’s happening and where!

Raffle Baskets - Scroll down to learn how to enter to win one of our many raffle baskets.

Yarn Crawl Discount - Each Shop will offer 10% off all yarn (excluding sale items). Use Code: SH!NE10 for 10% off at Dye Hard Yarns


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

Groups of 5 or more MUST call ahead to schedule

Sat (July 30): 10am - 6pm Sun (July 31st): 10am - 6pm Mon: 10am - 6pm Tue: 10am - 6pm Wed: 10am - 7pm Thu: 10am - 6pm Fri: 10am - 8pm 

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

Dye Hard Yarns Crawl Guidelines

1. A properly worn 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.

      Find our Crawl Specials here>>

      Orders placed up to 2 days before the Chicago Yarn Crawl, or during the Chicago Yarn Crawl will be shipped after the Crawl has ended. Please be patient as this can take up to a week or more depending on the volume of orders received during the Crawl.



      We are 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.


      Our shop basket is filled to the brim with yarn, patterns, treats and goodies!

      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 to win Shop Raffle Baskets by stopping into the shop and entering in person. 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 19 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: To enter the Chicago Yarn Crawl Sponsored baskets, you must be registered for the 2022 Chicago Yarn Crawl on our website. When you visit a shop, scan the unique CYC QR code, enter your information, and click submit! The more shops you visit, the more chances you win! All raffle basket winners will be notified via email. The raffle prizes will be announced by the Chicago Yarn Crawl in August.


      • 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.