Yarn enthusiasts nationwide celebrate I Love Yarn Day on the second Saturday of October every year. This holiday was established by the Craft Yarn Council in 2010 to honor the diverse world of yarn crafts. Regardless of how you use yarn, you can join the festivities and celebrate this special day! Let me tell you how!
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This year marks the 13th anniversary of I Love Yarn Day, and the Craft Yarn Council (CYC) has come up with a unique way for you to participate in the event. This year’s theme is ‘Year of Teaching.’ The CYC aims to spread the joy of knitting and crochet to a wider audience. They have set a goal of teaching one million individuals how to knit or crochet within the next year. This would make such an impact in the crafting community! This initiative is scheduled to launch on I Love Yarn Day, Saturday, October 14th, 2023.
As a certified crochet instructor, this initiative has captured my heart. I am excited to participate and encourage others to join me.
“The guiding principle of the campaign is encapsulated in the mantra, ‘Make One, Teach One’” said Jenny Bessonette, executive director of the Craft Yarn Council. “Participants are encouraged to create one item for themselves while also taking on the challenge of teaching one new student how to make that very same item. The campaign’s ultimate objective is to spread the warm and gratifying feelings associated with working with yarn and yarn-related crafts.”
The above links can be shared with friends and used to assist you in teaching others!
In celebration of I Love Yarn Day, I’ve invited a group of talented crochet designers to join me in sharing their amazing crochet patterns for FREE in a pattern round-up! Take a look at these patterns, choose one or two, or even all of them! And don’t forget the mantra, Make One-Teach One!
Crescent Clutch by Taylor of Bags by Bento
Hyggee Table Mat by Lisa of I Crochet So Hard
Easy Scarf for Beginners by Candice of Crochet Confidential
Elliot Blanket Pattern by Cherie of Sweet Bird Crochet
Seward Discloth by Kristen of Junebug and James
GET THE FREE PATTERN ON THE JUNEBUG AND JAMES WEBSITE HERE
Don’t forget to fill out the short survey from the Craft Yarn Council to share how spent I Love Yarn Day. Here’s the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdn-Q4MlF7Jlc2H7d8thH0EP0nuOd98YVu9-i23SUIFKQj_zA/viewform