Skip to content

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 …

  • Life in the long grass, written in expressive script.

    Life in the Long Grass

    A small artisan dye studio in the rural Irish countryside, Life in the Long Grass uses ethical yarn from small farms in South America and local Irish wool. This business supports rural employment in Ireland. LITLG employs environment friendly practices, such as dyeing with rainwater and using …
    Read more...
  • Elaborate colorwork of octopi underwater.

    Hunt Hand Knits

    Mary is the US designer at Hunt Hand Knits. Darling colorwork for kids and adults.…
    Read more...
  • Seven semi-solid skeins in medium fall colors

    The Frosted Stitch

    Christa is the Sudbury, Ontario, dyer and designer behind The Frosted Stitch. Beautiful colors, wearable patterns in inclusive sizes, great kits, sweater quantity discounts.…
    Read more...
  • Throw blanket in Tunisian Crochet with cross-stitched columns of rose branches and buds.

    Creative Grandma

    Glenda Winkleman, aka Creative Grandma, is a freelance crochet designer with more than 40 years of crocheting for Crochet Fantasy, Crochet World, Crochet Omni, Annie’s Publications, and Leisure Arts Publications. “My passion is Crochet. I love to teach crochet on YouTube, teaching a Stitch of …
    Read more...
  • Blanket has cables in the empty spaces of other cables. Blanket is draped over a weathered Adirondack chair.

    Danielle Chalson

    Danielle Chalson has been knitting for more than 20 years. In each design, Danielle seeks to combine elegant textures with a simple, modern sensibility. Danielle’s first love, however, will probably always be cables!…
    Read more...
  • Dozens of knitted starfish in sea and sand colors.

    Tiny Nonsense

    U.S. designer Hunter Hammersen says, “I was supposed to stay in school for a shockingly long time, get a respectable-sounding job, and quietly become a proper grownup. Instead I got distracted by colorful string, started writing knitting books, and fled to the rocky coast of Maine where I …
    Read more...
  • Dark variegated yarn in deep gray and lighter green.

    OMG Yarn (Balls)

    Melina of OMG Yarn (Balls) is a Wisconsin-based dyer and designer using US bases. Hand dyed yarn, hand spun yarn, patterns, knit and crochet wearables and more. “Welcome to my online shop!” Melina says. “If you’re a knitter, crocheter, or fan of high quality handmade hats, scarves, shawls, …
    Read more...
  • Photos of a wide brioche scarf.

    Julchen Knits

    Anja Sammon of Julchen Knits is an art teacher and knitwear designer living in Ireland, with a love for textured stitches. Anja’s brioche patterns are truly stunning. Buy them by contacting Anja through the Julchen Knits site, or on Lovecrafts.…
    Read more...
  • Stack of skeins in shades from deep purple to robin egg blue.

    Felinfach

    Felinfach’s hand-dyed yarn is produced from the finest British wool with natural dyes in the FelinFach Dye Studio. “By using excellent quality natural fiber, including locally sourced Welsh yarn, and sourcing ethically produced botanical natural plant dye extracts, we are able to produce beautiful …
    Read more...
  • Triangular shawl with leaves, mesh and a stunning edge that looks a bit like lotus flowers.

    A Passion for Lace

    Monique is the Netherlands designer behind A Passion for Lace. Designs range from stunning gossamer creations to cozy shawls.…
    Read more...