Crocheting (I mean knitting and crocheting) has been experiencing increasing popularity over the past few years, with enthusiasts from all over the world gathering to share their passion, learn new techniques, and connect with like-minded individuals.
In 2024, the crocheting community worldwide, and from the United States in particular, is gearing up for a series of exciting events, both in-person and online. Let’s explore some of the notable gatherings set to unravel the creativity of crocheters from coast to coast.
Regional events across the US:
Oxford Fiber Arts Festival
Location: Oxford, MS
Date: January 17-21, 2024
The Oxford Fiber Arts Festival in Mississippi kicks off the year with a celebration of diverse fiber arts, including crocheting. Spanning five days, from January 17 to 21, this event features workshops, demonstrations, and a vibrant marketplace. Crocheters can engage with skilled artisans, learn new techniques, and immerse themselves in a rich tapestry of fiber arts Oxford can offer.
Yellow Rose on the Coast
Location: Port Aransas, Texas
Date: February 2-3, 2024
Taking place in the coastal town of Port Aransas, Texas, the Yellow Rose on the Coast event on February 2-3 captures the essence of seaside crochet creativity. Attendees can enjoy the soothing ocean breeze while participating in crochet workshops, exploring coastal-inspired yarns, and connecting with fellow enthusiasts. The event aims to blend the tranquility of the coast with the vibrant world of yarn crafting.
Rose City Yarn Crawl (Unravel Portland crawl)
Location: Portland, Oregon
Date: March 7-10, 2024
From March 7 to 10, Portland, Oregon, becomes a haven for yarn enthusiasts during the Rose City Yarn Crawl. This event, also known as the Unravel Portland Crawl, invites participants to explore local yarn stores, attend workshops, and discover the unique character of Portland’s yarn community. Crocheters can join the festivities, soak up the creative atmosphere, and indulge in the diverse yarn offerings.
Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival
Location: Dickson, TN
Date: March 22-23, 2024
Located in Dickson, Tennessee, the Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival on March 22-23 caters to fiber enthusiasts, including crochet enthusiasts, in the heart of the South. The festival features a range of activities, including workshops, live demonstrations, and a marketplace showcasing locally sourced fibers. Crocheters can expect a warm Southern welcome and opportunities to expand their skills in a welcoming environment.
James River Yarn Crawl
Location: Between Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA
Date: April 5-13, 2024
From April 5 to 13, the James River Yarn Crawl takes participants on a delightful journey between Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA. Crocheters can explore a variety of yarn stores, engage in workshops, and connect with the vibrant yarn community along the James River. This event celebrates the diversity of crochet within the Virginia landscape.
Minnesota Yarn Sock Hop
Date: April 11-14, 2024
The Minnesota Yarn Sock Hop, taking place from April 11 to 14, invites crocheters to join the dance of creativity in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” The event combines the joy of crochet with the lively atmosphere of a sock hop, offering workshops, social events, and a marketplace filled with yarn and crochet supplies. Participants can tap into their creative rhythm and connect with fellow enthusiasts.
North Texas Yarn Crawl
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Texas (April 19-28)
Date: April 19-28, 2024
From April 19 to 28, the North Texas Yarn Crawl brings the crochet community together in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. With a focus on local yarn shops and creative exploration, participants can enjoy exclusive patterns, discounts, and community events. The crawl provides a fantastic opportunity for crocheters to discover the vibrant yarn scene in North Texas.
Pacific Northwest Yarn Crawl
Location: Washington State
Date: May 2-5, 2024
From May 2 to 5, the Pacific Northwest Yarn Crawl unfolds in the scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Crocheters can explore local yarn stores, attend workshops, and immerse themselves in the rich fiber arts community of the region. With a focus on creativity and connection, this crawl celebrates the unique spirit of crochet in the Pacific Northwest.
Estes Park Wool Market
Location: Near Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado
Date: June 6-9, 2024
Nestled near Rocky Mountains National Park, the Estes Park Wool Market offers a picturesque setting for crochet enthusiasts from June 6 to 9. The event showcases a variety of fiber arts, including crochet, with workshops, demonstrations, and a marketplace featuring handcrafted yarns. Participants can soak in the mountainous scenery while indulging in their love for crochet.
Heartland Yarn Adventure
Location: From mid-Michigan to northern Kentucky, eastern Indiana, across Ohio
Date: July 26 – August 4, 2024
The Heartland Yarn Adventure, spanning from July 26 to August 4, takes crocheters on a journey through the heartland of the United States. From mid-Michigan to northern Kentucky, eastern Indiana, and across Ohio, participants can explore local yarn shops, attend workshops, and connect with the diverse yarn community in the heartland. This adventure celebrates the rich tapestry of crochet across the region.
DFW Fiber Fest
Location: Irving Convention Center, TX
Date: September 20-22, 2024
Held at the Irving Convention Center from September 20 to 22, the DFW Fiber Fest brings the crochet community together in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With a focus on education, creativity, and inclusivity, the festival features workshops, a marketplace, and community events. Crocheters can immerse themselves in the vibrant fiber arts scene of the DFW metroplex.
Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
Location: Tunbridge, Vermont
Date: October 5-6, 2024
Taking place in late September, the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival invites crocheters to experience the charm of Tunbridge, Vermont. The festival celebrates the beauty of wool and fiber, offering workshops, demonstrations, and a marketplace filled with yarn and fiber-related products. Crocheters can connect with local artisans and embrace the autumnal spirit of Vermont.
Crochet events across the world:
Scottish Yarn Festival
Location: Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth, Scotland
Date: March 23, 2024
On March 23, the Scottish Yarn Festival takes center stage in Perth, offering a unique experience for crochet enthusiasts in the picturesque Scottish landscape. The event highlights the rich textile heritage of Scotland, with a focus on yarn, patterns, and techniques. Attendees can connect with local and international fiber artists, immerse themselves in Scottish crochet traditions, and admire the scenic surroundings.
These regional events provide crochet enthusiasts a chance to connect with their local communities, learn new skills, and celebrate the artistry of fiber crafts in diverse and inspiring settings. Each festival contributes to the vibrant tapestry of the crochet world, showcasing the creativity and passion of crocheters across Scotland.
Crochet workshops and online events:
Oxford Fiber Arts Festival
Date: January 17-21, 2024
The Oxford Fiber Arts Festival in Mississippi takes place both in-person and online. More info here.
Rug Coaster Rendezvous: Crochet Fun for Beginner Hands
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2024 03:00 – Sun, 11 Feb 2024 05:00 GMT-7
Scheduled for February 10 at 10:00 AM GMT, the “Rug Coaster Rendezvous” is a specialized online event tailored for beginners seeking a delightful crochet experience. Focused on creating rug coasters, participants can expect a fun and interactive session that introduces them to the world of crochet through a beginner-friendly project. The event aims to foster creativity and confidence in those who are new to the craft.
C2C washcloth – Crochet Club! Online
Date and time: Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:00 – 13:30 GMT-7
The “C2C washcloth – Crochet Club! Online” event, happening on February 27 at 6:00 PM GMT, offers a unique exploration of the corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet technique. Participants will have the opportunity to create a practical and beautiful washcloth while learning the ins and outs of this popular crochet method. The event is designed to enhance crochet skills and inspire creativity in a virtual community setting.
Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting your yarn journey, these events offer a diverse range of experiences to explore the world of crochet. From in-person gatherings that celebrate regional influences to online platforms that connect enthusiasts nationwide, 2024 is shaping up to be a year filled with creativity, inspiration, and the joy of crochet. Be sure to mark your calendars and get ready to unravel the threads of imagination!
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