About Rose City Yarn Crawl

An annual Portland experience, the Rose City Yarn Crawl is a four-day event for fiber enthusiasts (knitters, crocheters, spinners, and felters) to explore the many shops in and around Portland. 2017 will mark our eighth year of celebrating Portland as a yarn and fiber destination.

Join us for a chance to win prize baskets, collect special patterns, and explore all the participating shops. Be sure to also subscribe to our Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, and Ravelry Group for frequent updates, alerts, and fun.

Participation is open to anyone and everyone who is interested in learning more about the Portland-area knitting community. To join in the discussion with other crawlers online, take a peek at our social media platforms.

Local brick and mortar yarn shops in the Portland area who meet a few basic criteria can choose to apply to and collaborate in planning and running the Crawl each year. If you own a local yarn store in the Portland area, please contact us at info@rosecityyarncrawl.com to learn more about our application process for next year!

“To tour/visit/salivate over a city’s local yarn shops for extreme fiber enthusiasts.” – Urban Dictionary.

A Yarn Crawl is an organized event focused on exploring the yarn shops of an area over a specific time period. Normally organized by a group of knitters, such as a guild or club, the Rose City Yarn Crawl is special because it has been developed through collaboration by participating shops for the ultimate experience.

First and foremost to celebrate our love of fiber arts with like-minded friends and neighbors. Also, to support small local yarn shops! And, of course, for the chance to collect featured patterns, buy limited edition yarns, attend special events, and win amazing prize baskets! The more shops you visit, the more chances to win. Visit all shops for a chance to win one of 7 Grand Prize baskets. In so many ways, the annual Rose City Yarn Crawl offers participants, shops, and sponsors the opportunity to interact and form closer relationships.

The Rose City Yarn Crawl takes place the first weekend of March each year.

Please join us from Thursday, March 2 – Sunday, March 5, 2017!  All participating shops will be open between the hours of 10am – 6pm Thursday – Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sunday. Some may be open earlier or later, as well! 

The Portland, Oregon, Metropolitan Area. See our shops page for the full list of yarn shops participating in this great event.

How to Crawl

Participating in the Rose City Yarn Crawl is easy:

  1. Download the passport and read the instructions for entering to win any of our many prizes.
  2. Explore our map and create your own set of driving directions to get from shop to shop.
  3. Subscribe to our social media accounts to stay up-to-date on all the events, prizes, and other special offers as they develop.
  4. Visit shops during the crawl to enter to win prizes and collect special featured patterns free with purchase.
  5. Have fun!

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Win Our Fantastic Prizes

Visiting all the RCYC shops? Get rewarded for all your purl-ous adventures with fantastic prizes.

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Get Your RCYC Passport

Want to get entered to win special prizes for going to each store? Go get your 2017 passport!

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