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Welcome to Yarn Database

So, what is Yarn Database? This searchable, sortable site is designed to help you keep track of your favorite yarn community makers across platforms, and find new favorites. It lists knit and crochet designers, spinning fiber dyers and makers, yarn spinners and dyers, accessory shops, and tech editors. You mark your Favorites, and I’ll keep them up to date.

It’s a different approach than a pattern directory, more in keeping with “slow fashion” and building a community of makers. It de-emphasizes popularity algorithms in favor of finding makers you love.

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NOTE: Yarn Database does not link to sites that have unmarked links to Ravelry. See the About and FAQ pages for more information.


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  • Multicolor striped scarf the ends in tassels.

    Lone Gems

    “I began knitting when I was young. I don’t remember when or who taught me, probably my mom, but it always made me feel good about myself,” begins Idaho-based designer Allyson of Lone Gems. “After years of school I entered a high-stress job that took its toll on my body and mind. During this time I …
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  • Slipper socks with elaborate colorwork pattern.

    Knitgrammer

    Ida loves knitting and programming, hence the nickname Knitgrammer. Her design philosophy is to make simple, useful, and beautiful things. If Ida makes something she (or her kids or husband) doesn’t enjoy wearing, she won’t publish the pattern. In the blog, you’ll find tools (knitting …
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  • Simple drop-shoulder knitted cardigan with buttons.

    Daisy and Peace

    Vietnam designer Daisy and Peace specializes in easy-to-make knit and crochet patterns. Lots of wardrobe staples for adults and children, as well as a nice collection of blankets.…
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  • Very crisp, crocheted sleeves around glass candle holders Each sleeve has a bow made with a single strand of yarn.

    Through The Loop Yarn Craft

    Through The Loop Yarn Craft is a Canadian crochet design business founded by Ashley Edmonds. TTLYC is passionate about creating quick and modern patterns so busy crocheters can make more with their time! Each pattern is available on the web, or in an ad-free PDF through clearly marked links to …
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  • Color Me Happy Fiber Arts Studio

    Michelle and Linda at Color Me Happy say, “Our mission is to develop and maintain a collaborative fiber arts studio that brings joy to others by emphasizing color through play and experimentation with fiber and natural dye materials. We sell hand-dyed yarn and roving, made in small batches, with …
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  • Sweater with textured yoke in second color.

    Moody Knitter Design

    Knitting designer Stella lives in Rome after years of being a humanitarian doctor in places like DRC. “I cannot define my style; I am quite eclectic in style and colors. I like everything, because, as in the real life, I never feel the same, and no two days are identical,” Stella says. …
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  • Colorwork cowl with modern shapes of sheep, farm fencing, cottages and the night sky in two colors.

    Erineen Designs

    “My mission is to help knitters build a wearable knitwear wardrobe,” says Erin of Erineen Designs. “I create designs that are easy to knit yet engaging, that are a pleasure for the knitter to work on and that leaves them with a piece that will fit into their wardrobe.”…
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  • Crocheted tiger in simple clown costume with pointy hat, ruffed collar and a button on the front.

    Hainchan

    Hanoi-based amigurumi designer Hain of Hainchan produces unbelievably cute toy patterns. Because sustainability and environmental responsibility are Hainchan values, a portion of the proceeds from these patterns is donated to One Tree Planted. User reviews find the patterns easy to follow, plus …
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  • Batt with a number of warm

    Flint City Fiber

    Flint City Fiber is owned and operated by Carrie Chapman. Carrie has been a part of the Michigan fiber community since 2000 and enjoys knitting, crocheting, weaving, blending fiber, and spinning yarn. Carrie opened Flint City Fiber in 2021. The shop sells spinning fiber, yarn, spindles and crochet …
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  • Geometric flower stitch markers

    Bewitched Pigments

    Bewitched Pigments is Lorna Michelle and Gwyndylyn, a mother-daughter collaboration brought about from a deep love of color and fiber. "Always looking for something a little different and not always finding it, we decided we could make our own and share it with everyone." Same goes for their fun and fanciful stitch markers.
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