Chicago Yarn Crawl 2021

Chicago Yarn Crawl Dates

July 31th through August 8th

Yarn Crawl Store Hours

Start your day off at Llama Llama Ding Dong Yarn!   We will be open every day of the Chicago Yarn Crawl and have extended our hours.  We will be open at 9:00 a.m. the first two days of the Crawl and at 10:00 a.m. the rest of the week!  Check out our schedule below.

See you soon! 

Sat (July 31): 9am - 7pm
Sun (Aug 1): 9am - 7pm
Mon: 10am - 6pm
Tue: 10am - 7pm
Wed: 10am - 6pm
Thu: 10am - 7pm
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat (Aug 7): 10am - 6pm
Sun (Aug 8): 10am - 6pm


The Chicago Yarn Crawl 2021 Bag Pre-Sale Has Started!


Reserve your bag with us or at your local LYS!

Click here to reserve your bag!

This year we have two different bags for the Chicago Yarn Crawl.  We have the classic tote (14" x 14" x x4") which you may purchase for $15 and a new notions/project bag (8" x 7" x 3") for $20.  

The button each LYS distributes when you visit in-store with your bag will be distributed as follows:

1.)  If you purchase your bag at L2D2 we will automatically include our store button with your bag.

2.)  Buttons will continue to be distributed at every store you visit.

3.)  This year, once again, a full set of the buttons will be available from the Chicago Yarn Crawl website for purchase.  Sale of the buttons will begin the first day of the crawl, Saturday, July 31st. 

From Me To Yarn Trunk Show!

 Jessie Frias returns this year with another wonderful trunk show!  We are looking forward to speaking with her in our live on August 4th, at 6:00 p.m. CST!


Kameleon Hand Dyed Yarn Trunk Show!

Local Hand Dyer Joanna Paluch's Kameleon Hand Dyed Yarn will be part of this year's Chicago Yarn Crawl at Llama Llama Ding Dong Yarn.  Joanna brought a variety of bases, weights, and beautiful colors for everyone to experience!  


RMR Yarn Co. Trunk Show!

We have new colors of our in-house brand RMR Yarn Co. that we can't wait to share with you!  We have prepared an array of colors for all of your favorite projects.




New YouTube Channel!

We have a new YouTube channel where you will be able to get updates on all of our trunk shows, kits, new yarn selection, and much more!  


Ways To Participate In This Year's Chicago Yarn Crawl!

Virtual Yarn Crawl

This year we will once again include virtual events for the Chicago Yarn Crawl.  Each of the participating stores will schedule a series of virtual events.  All of which will be posted on the Chicago Yarn Crawl Website.  

New this year are store walkthroughs that can be viewed on the Chicago Yarn Crawl YouTube channel.

Below is a list of some of the virtual events happening at Llama Llama Ding Dong.  

Luna Gemini Knits Kickoff Event - Friday, July 30th, at 6:30 p.m. CST
Meet Carolina Castillo from Luna Gemini Knits.  We have a special collaboration with Carolina and RMR Yarn Co.  We welcome you to join and ask questions.  We will be raffling an RMR Yarn Co. skein to a lucky person who joins the live, likes or has liked our page, and comments during the live event.

From Me To Yarn - Monday, August 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. CST
For those of you who didn't get a chance to meet Jessie Frias last year you will get another opportunity on August 2nd.  We have invited Jessie once again to join us during Yarn Crawl.  We will be raffling one of her skeins to a lucky person who joins the live event, likes or has liked our page, and comments during the live or on the video.


Kameleon Hand Dyed Yarn - Wednesday, August 4th, at 9:30 a.m. CST
Meet Joanna Paluch a local dyer from Palos Hills, IL.  Joanna brought a wide array of bases and yarn weights and beautiful colors!  We will be raffling one of her skeins to a lucky person who joins the live event, likes or has liked our page, and comments during the live or on the video.

In-Store Participation

The safety of our customers and our own are of utmost priority at L2D2 Yarn. 

While we are ecstatic that we are in Phase 5 and that most restrictions have been lifted for those that are fully vaccinated, we are still requiring everyone entering our store to wear a mask and to maintain a reasonable amount of social distancing.  


Llama Llama Ding Dong Yarn Website Purchases

For this Yarn Crawl, we will be making all of our Kits and sale items available online so that you don't miss out!   

Raffle Prizes

There are many ways to enter both the Store Gift Basket and the Chicago Yarn Crawl sponsored basket.  You will be able to enter the raffles through a link on the home page of our website.  Additional ways to enter include:  Joining, liking and commenting on our live event videos.  Liking and commenting on our videos posted in our YouTube channel and in the Chicago Yarn Crawl YouTube channel.  



You must be 18 years of age or older to enter into the raffle gift baskets.

You can only enter the raffle for yourself.  We will not accept entries on behalf of another individual.

If you are an out-of-state winner, the prize will be mailed to you.  Local residents, please plan on picking up your prize at your local LYS. 

Whether you choose to participate virtually or in person please know that we continue to appreciate all of your support.