About the Rose City Yarn Crawl

About the RCYC

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 local yarn shops in and around Portland. 2018 marked our 9th 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, Instagram Feed, and Ravelry Group for 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 view our membership criteria and contact us at info@rosecityyarncrawl.com to learn more about our application process for next year!

“Yarn Crawl: 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 with years of feedback from customers for the ultimate experience.

First and foremost to celebrate our love of fiber arts with like-minded friends and neighbors. Also, to support independent local yarn shops! And, of course, for the chance to collect featured patterns, buy limited edition yarns, attend special events, and win amazing prizes! The more shops you visit, the more chances to win. Visit all shops for a chance to win one of our 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 Thursday – Sunday in March each year.

Please join us from Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10, 2019.  All participating shops will be open between at least 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 custom Google Map and our shops page for the full list of local yarn shops participating in this great event.

Participating in the Rose City Yarn Crawl is easy:

  1. Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on pre-Crawl mystery-alongs, swag sales, and other special offers.
  2. View participating shops and explore our map to create your own set of custom driving directions.
  3. Download the passport and read the instructions for entering to win any of our many prizes.
  4. Visit shops during the Crawl! Sign in and have your passport stamped at each shop for a chance to win prizes. Collect each shop’s special featured patternsfree with purchase at that shop.
  5. Have fun!

Join Our Mystery Alongs

Test your nimble fingers with our special Mystery Along patterns for knitting and crocheting today.

Win Our Fantastic Prizes

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

Get Your RCYC Passport

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