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What is the Chicago Yarn Crawl?

The Chicago Yarn Crawl is one week each year where Chicagoland yarn shops come together for the fiber enthusiasts dream! This year, 21 unique shops come together to create a yarn journey! Each store is offering a one time 10% discount on yarn purchases (sale items excluded), free exclusive store patterns and a chance to participate in a store raffle for a gift worth $100. This is your opportunity to visit the many yarn stores in Chicago to look, touch and get inspired!

How can I participate?

Pick up a free passport at a participating yarn store. Take the passport to each store you visit for a stamp!

What is a Chicago Yarn Crawl passport?

The yarn crawl passport is your gateway through the Yarn Crawl! Each booklet is filled with information on participating stores, their location and store hours. Present it at each store for their unique stamp. The passport also contains your raffle tickets. 

Tell me more about this raffle.

Each store has their own raffle basket. To enter into a store's raffle basket, pick up a ticket at the store! 

There are additional grand raffle prizes for visiting 5, 10, or 15 stores. When you have visited the 5, 10 or 15 stores, fill out the raffle ticket inside the Passport. Have the store authenticate the ticket with a stamp. Cut out the ticket and leave it with the store.

The winning names will be drawn on August 26, 2019. Local residents, please plan on picking up prizes at your local yarn store. Only out of state winners will be mailed their prize.

Do I have to buy something to participate in the store raffle?

No you do not! But of course, it is encouraged!

Do I have to buy something to participate in the grand raffle?

Nope! But you do have to qualify to enter according to the guidelines in the Yarn Crawl Passport. 

How will I know if I have won a store raffle prize?

Each store will contact the winner of the store raffle prize directly. The names of winners will also be posted on Facebook and Ravelry. Your participation in the raffle is your permission to post your name on-line.

How will I know if I have won a grand raffle prize?

You will be notified by phone or email and the names of winners will be posted on Facebook and Ravelry. Each prize from the sponsors will be mailed directly to the winner’s home. Please check Ravelry or Facebook for more specific information.

Still have questions? Be sure to check out our guidelines page, our participating shops page, or please contact us for additional information at