The Rose City Yarn Crawl – We’re going virtual for 2021!

The RCYC. We’re going virtual for 2021!

An annual Portland experience, the Rose City Yarn Crawl is usually a four-day event for fiber enthusiasts (knitters, crocheters, spinners, and felters) to explore the many local yarn shops in and around Portland.

This year because of COVID-19, we are moving to a virtual crawl and extending it to a total of 10 days, beginning Thursday March 4th through to Sunday March 14th, 2021.

2021 will mark our 12th 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 virtually. Be sure to also subscribe to our Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, Instagram Feed, and Ravelry Group for updates, alerts, and fun.

How do I crawl virtually?

It’s easy! Put on your comfortable clothes, grab your computer, favorite drink and get ready to crawl from the comfort of your own home.

Visit all 8 shops and their trunk shows

Visit each of the 8 participating shops by visiting their websites, any time between March 4th at 10am PST to March 14th at 5pm PST. Each shop has a number of fun fabulous trunk shows and events planned for you during the 2021 Rose City Yarn Crawl.

Get your free patterns and give to charity

With each purchase made at a shop, you will receive a Ravelry download code to receive that shops pattern for free! Continuing with this year’s crawl theme of Gratitude, purchase a kit for that pattern and 10% of its sale will be donated to charity.

Shops selected 2021 Charities

Close Knits ~ Raphael House of Portland

For Yarn’s Sake ~ Michael’s Place

House of A La Mode ~ The Trevor Project

Knotty Lamb ~ Oregon Community Foundation

Northwest Wools ~ The Community Transitional School

Pearl Fiber Arts ~ Rose Haven

Starlight Knitting Society ~ Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Weird Sisters ~ Independent Publishing Resource Center

ZOOM Shopping Event

Did you miss our vitrual ZOOM shopping event on Monday March 8th? We are thrilled so many of you were able to join us but understand it was a long event and most people couldn’t watch the entire day!

Incase you missed it or want to watch again, you can click on the shops below to view their recorded session.

Please note, each shop is preparing their own session and they are currently not all available.

Starlight Knitting Society

For Yarn’s Sake

Weird Sisters

Northwest Wools

Pearl Fiber Arts

Close Knit

Knotty Lamb

House of A La Mode

Enter to win the Grand Prize

While you are visiting a shops website, be sure to write down their unique Rose City Yarn Crawl code. You will need all 8 codes to enter into winning the grand prize basket.

No passport is required for this year’s crawl, however we have created one you can download for fun, to help you keep track of each shop’s unique code and any other important yarnie information you want to remember.

Show us your Mystery Alongs!

We’re having a fashion show for your Mystery Alongs. Take a photo of your finished Mystery Alongs and post it to either your Facebook or Instagram accounts, (be sure to tag us @rosecityyarncrawl) or to our Ravelry Group. Everyone who tags us will be entered into winning a special mystery along prize donated by Northwest Wools and Starlight Knitting Society.

Support Small Businesses

By participating in the 2021 Rose City Yarn Crawl, not only are you helping to support the 8 participating Local Yarn Shops, you are also helping to support our employees, vendors and their employees. All being small businesses, and all extremely grateful for your support during this tough year.




Join the Mystery Alongs

woman showing magenta and gray hand knit shawl in front of flowers
Prepare for the crawl with knit and crochet Mystery Along patterns.

Win Fantastic Prizes

Yarn Garden Winner 2013
Win fabulous prizes!