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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.

Learn more about Yarn Database

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

This Just In …

  • Four twisted hanks under a black light to show off the fluorescent qualities of the yarn.

    Idris Emporium

    Wales-based artist Idris Elemental loved to draw fanciful creatures based in anime and tattoo art, then decided to knit and crochet them. Wanting to use yarn that matched the overall creative vision, Idris set to dye some. Today, Idris Emporium sells brightly colored yarn and spinning fiber, as …
  • Colorwork mittens with three colors of yarn, ocean blue, a variegated gray and white that looks like mountains and white at the cuff. Colorwork is every other stitch rows periodically that contrast the current color in that section.

    Classical Songbird Designs

    Teresa, the designer of Classical Songbird Designs, is a queer and neurodivergent maker. They focus on creating knitting patterns based on the little things that bring happiness, like exploring in nature or having a cup of tea, so you can take them with you at all times in the form of socks, …
  • Oversize short sleeve tee made from hexagons and partial hexagons. Back has a deep dip and a tie at the neck.

    Larami Loops

    Istanbul designer Biray is the creative force behind Larami Loops. “Combining unexpected colors, textures, and stitches, I strive to create designs that are both accessible and stylish,” Biray says. “I believe that everyone has creative potential and that you don’t need to …
  • Little Red Window

    “As a former architect, and current craft and knitting pattern designer, I design joyful knitting patterns with a focus on fun and unique hats for babies, kids and anyone young at heart.” Cassie May of Little Red Window says. “I’ve been designing for 10 years and loving every minute of it.” Lots of …
  • High contrast scarf of a very scary Weeping Angel statue from Doctor Who, the kind that sneaks up on you if you blink. The left and ride sides of the scarf form the combined picture.

    TessElation Patterns

    Designer Tess Campbell offers playful double-knit patterns for various fandoms.…
  • Worsted self-striping yarn wound in a ball with a direction change for each color change. Colors are denim blue, deep gray and a slightly muted red.

    Scrumptious Purl

    Sam is the dyer behind Scrumptious Purl. “Most of my early memories of knitting are at the cottage with my mother after a long day of skiing,” Sam says. “Something about having spent the day in the cold just made working with wool so awesome I think a big part of my love for the craft is the place …
  • Gorgeous darker red tonal yarn.

    Republica Unicornia

    Atlanta dyer Kathleen is the Head Yarn Wench at Republica Unicornia. (“I made up that job title, and I regret nothing,” Kathleen says.) At Republica Unicornia, you’ll find beautiful hand-dyed yarns, thoughtfully designed project bags in fun prints, tea cozies, and a smattering of other …
  • Aqua semisolid hanks where one end is white, red, orange and yellow like lava.

    Somerset Yarns

    Bristol-based UK dyer Tracey Brewer creates beautiful hand-dyed yarn in variegated and semi-solid colorways. Tracey’s work features rich, bright colors. Bases are mainly Merino blends, and Tracey is open to special orders on other bases.…
  • Forty inch or 102 centimeter diameter round doily worked in number 10 crochet thread starts in the center with beginner-level stitches and proceeds to intermediate and challenging stitches. Breathtaking.

    Draiguna

    Julia Hart of Draiguna crochet offers intricate thread crochet patterns, some with multiple carefully designed parts so you can choose your size and difficulty. Free patterns are available on draiguna.com, with ad-free and photo tutorial versions available for purchase through clearly marked links …
  • Blue spirit sprite is 9 inches or 23 centimeters tall. It has four wings, floppy, pointy ears, tiny horns and curly bangs. Sprite has a walking staff.

    Prismatic Fiber and Artistry

    Prismatic Fiber and Artistry lives and breathes all things fantasy. This is never more apparent than when you see their hand dyed yarn and crochet patterns. With a particular interest in rainbows and textured colorways, Dani’s yarns are perfect for every project, from amigurumi to garments. …