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Knitting Websites

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Websites for Knitting & Crocheting


Ravelry is a free community for knitters and crocheters.  It’s a great place to keep track of your yarn, tools, project and pattern information and to look for ideas and inspiration.  The content is all user-driven. Find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to work with yarn from all over the world.




Knitty is one of the first knitting magazines available online.  Published four times a year, Knitty offers a pattern library and interesting articles.


Knitting Help

At this site, you’ll find knitting videos to help you learn techniques. From the very first stitches to advanced techniques, it has everything you need to learn how to knit. Knitting & Crochet has great information on knitting and crocheting. On these sites, you will find tutorials on how to knit and crochet, links to patterns and reviews of new products and books.
The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Knitting

This guide will clue you in on everything you need or want to know about the wonderful world of knitting.


Whether you’re simply looking for a way to pass time, or you want to relieve stress and anxiety, you’ll soon realize that knitting is so much more than creating blankets and bonnets.

Yarn Council of America


The Craft Yarn Council represents the leading yarn companies, accessory manufacturers, magazine, book publishers and consultants in the yarn industry. For more than 30 years the Council has sponsored a wide range of promotional and educational programs including Discover Knit and Crochet classes.

Lion Brand Yarns


This widely-know yarn company site describes its purpose as a place to “enhance your enjoyment of knitting and crafting with yarn.” In addition to being a place where you can purchase yarn, this site offers free patterns and instructions, a directory of clubs, a free weekly email newsletter, inspirational essays and informative articles and much more.

Red Heart Yarn



This is another yarn company website that offers free patterns, tutorials, a free email newsletter in addition to offering a large selection of its popular yarn.



This is the website for the yarn company known as Bernat. It provides yarn for purchase as well as free patterns, instructions and a free email newsletter.

Websites for Knitting & Crocheting for Charity



Pink Slipper Project

The Pink Slipper Project is an endeavor to warm the hearts and toes of women and children living in shelters for victims of domestic violence. Their philosophy is that not only will a pair of handmade slippers help keep someone warm, but remind them that they are not alone.

Knit Your Bit: The National WWII Museum


This program organizes handmade scarves that are donated to veterans in Veterans’ Centers somewhere in the United States. The site offers pattern suggestions and information on starting a group.

Knots of Love

This project coordinates the donation of hand crocheted and knitted caps for chemotherapy patients and others facing life-threatening illnesses.

Red Scarf Project of Foster Care to Success America’s College Fund for Foster Youth

This organization has helped over 50,000 young adults from foster care achieve success through education. Their philosophy is that little things make a big difference in the life of a college student. Their scarf project provides handmade red scarves to students as they move forward to graduation.

Warm Up America!


Warm Up America! is the charity that has warmed peoples' lives since 1991. It started in a small Wisconsin town with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for neighbors in need. Thanks to the creativity of founder Evie Rosen who came up with the idea of having volunteers knit or crochet small sections and then others join them together, the idea quickly caught on. Today Warm Up America distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country.

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