I LOVE YARN DAY - Second Saturday in October

I LOVE YARN DAY – Second Saturday in October


I Love Yarn Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in October.

Yarn lovers and crafters around the world rejoice! I Love Yarn Day embraces the opportunity to share your craft with someone new. Teach someone to knit, crochet, weave or enjoy any yarn craft. Explore the variety of yarns, their vibrant colors, their soft textures, and warm tones. Expose your stash to the daylight and break out the scissors. Needles optional!

Yarn Bombing is creatively covering objects with knitted or crocheted material in an artistic manner.

Crochet uses a hooked needle to loop strands of threads together to make garments or artwork.

Knitting creates multiple loops of yarn together using two needles. The loops or stitches develop fabrics for sweaters, blankets and other materials.

Weaving creates textiles by interlacing threads at right angles.

String art creates an image by stringing yarn or string between pins placed on a surface. The concepts can be geometric, abstract or representational.

Doll making uses yarn to create soft dolls and animals by wrapping yarn and shaping fiber, using pom poms made from yarn and trimming it to form features.

Needlepoint uses yarn by placing colored knots and crosses in fabric or canvas to create an image or pattern.


Teach someone about the love of yarn crafts. Share your story on social media using #ILoveYarnDay.


The Craft Yarn Council founded I Love Yard day in 2011 spreading the love of yarn crafts for generations to come. The Craft Yarn Council is a nonprofit comprised of leading yarn companies, manufacturers, publishers, and consultants in the yarn industry.  “A survey conducted by the council affirms the numerous health benefits of yarn crafts like knitting and crocheting,” Jenny Bessonette, Executive Director of the Craft Yarn Council said. “We invite all of our followers to participate by posting and talking about how yarn has affected their lives.”

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