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Welcome to Yay For Yarn!
I’m here to get your creative juices flowing, help you improve your yarn-ing skills, and make your projects look even more incredible.
Whether you’re just starting out on your crafting journey or you’ve been yarn-ing for years, knitting and crochet shouldn’t have to be frustrating, confusing, or difficult.
I believe that with clear, simplified instructions and tutorials, anyone can turn a ball of yarn into something beautiful.
I’ve been knitting and crocheting since childhood, learning from family members, library books, videos and pretty much any resources I could get my hands on.
Knitting and crochet were a satisfying creative outlet for me, giving me a way to make cool things from yarn with my own two hands.
But at the same time, I was frustrated.
No matter what I tried, it seemed that all of my projects turned out sloppy and homemade-looking. I couldn’t seem to create anything that looked professional and handmade, and ended up unraveling many project attempts because I couldn’t figure out the instructions.
Some patterns and tutorials I found were helpful, others were unclear and difficult to understand.
After years of practice, learning, and trial-and-error, I finally learned to make neat, professional-looking items and design my own projects, just as I had wanted to do from the beginning.
But I knew there were still others out there, struggling to find high-quality, easy-to-understand patterns and tutorials for beginners.
I dreamed of creating a place where knitters, crocheters, and machine knitters of all skill levels could find simple, step-by-step tips, techniques, and project inspiration.
So in 2014, I started this blog to create clear, well-written tutorials and step-by-step videos for crafters of all skill levels and learning types.
I now have over 150 tutorials and over 75 knitting & crochet patterns, most of which include step-by-step video tutorials.
It brings me so much joy to hear of my readers’ successes, whether they’ve conquered a technique they previously thought was ‘too hard’, or they finally have the courage to tackle their first garment project.
I hope you will find something you LOVE here at Yay For Yarn, whether it’s a free pattern, a tutorial to help with your project, or an answer to your yarn craft question.
I love being able to share my love of yarn with others every day, and I’m so glad you’ve stopped by!