Chicago Yarn Crawl Dates

July 30th through August 7th

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! 

First 10 customers on Saturday, July 30th and Sunday July 31st will receive a door prize!

Check out our schedule below.

See you soon! 

Sat (July 30): 9am - 7pm
Sun (July 31): 9am - 7pm
Mon: 10am - 6pm
Tue: 10am - 7pm
Wed: 10am - 6pm
Thu: 10am - 7pm
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat (Aug 6): 10am - 6pm
Sun (Aug 7): 10am - 6pm


The Chicago Yarn Crawl 2022 Swag Pre-Sale Has Started!


Reserve your swag with us or at your local LYS!

Click here to reserve your bag!

This year swag includes:

The Classic Tote Bag - The bright yellow tote features the sun rising over the Water Tower, a historical Chicago landmark. The yarn shop names are circled in little sun bursts, and the perfect size to fit our collectable buttons!

The Notions Bag - The CYC Notions Bag is made out of the same bright yellow fabric, lined, and made with a matching zipper. 

CYC Stitch Markers - This year we partnered with Katrinkles for official CYC Stitch Markers! Each set comes with 5 removable stitch markers that you can use while you're making your projects from the CYC free patterns!

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.)  Different this year: button packs will NOT be available on the Chicago Yarn Crawl website.  


The Dirtbag Bougie Knitter Yarn Trunk Show!

Dr. Daniela Shaw has prepared a wonderful collection she named "El Mercado."  Follow us on social media to get a preview of her awesome colorways.  And join us on our Instagram live on July 29th, at 6:00 p.m. CST to meet Daniela and see all her beautiful colorways!


RMR Yarn Co.!

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.


Double Rewards Points!

We will be awarding double points for all purchases made from Friday, June 29th through Sunday July 31st!



YouTube Channel!

We will have updated videos on our YouTube channel with some updates on our trunk show, 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 a virtual event for the Chicago Yarn Crawl.


The Dirtbag Bougie Knitter Yarn Kickoff Event - Friday, July 29th, at 6:00 p.m. CST

Meet Dr. Daniela Shaw from The Dirtbag Bougie Knitter Yarn.  We welcome you to join and ask questions.  We will be raffling a skein from the trunk show to a lucky person who joins the live, likes or has liked our page, and comments during the live event.

Raffle Prizes

Chicago Yarn Crawl Sponsored Baskets:

To enter the Chicago Yarn Crawl Sponsored baskets, you must be registered for the 2022 Chicago Yarn Crawl on the Chicago Yarn Crawl website.  Registration will open up on July 30th on the CYC website.

When you visit a shop, you will be able to scan the unique CYC QR code, enter your information, and click submit!  Each store has a unique CYC QR code so the more shops you visit, the more chances you have to win!

All raffle basket winners will be notified via email. The raffle prizes will be announced by the Chicago Yarn Crawl in August.



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

You can only enter the raffle for yourself.  Entries on behalf of another individual will not be accepted.

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. 


Store Basket 

You will be able to enter the raffle 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 our videos on the Chicago Yarn Crawl YouTube channel.  


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


Stay informed of all free patterns, events, and sales.