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The Great Yarn Challenge (TGYC) is hosted by the Craft Yarn Council and is a new fiber competition that consists of weekly challenges based around different themes. Each challenge theme will feature inspiration projects and patterns, but you’re also encouraged to think outside the box on how yarn can be used and create your own original projects.


Find project inspiration for each theme!

Spruce Up
Your Space

This week is dedicated to crafting home decor, whether it’s a macrame wall hanging, pompom rug, arm knit blanket, tassel garland, or anything your mind can dream up.

Babies & Fur Babies

This challenge is all about creating items for the cute babies and animals in your life. Maybe you knit a set for a newborn baby complete with a hat, sweater, pants and some cute little booties. Or maybe you try out that new crochet dog sweater you’ve had your eye on!

Yarn in the Wild

This week, you’re encouraged to take yarn public or take it to the wilds. You could create an eye-catching yarn bomb in your city’s downtown square or make a woodland-themed blanket. The opportunities are endless!

Just Wear It

This week’s theme is in the name – if you can wear it, you can submit it for this challenge.

Warm Up America!
Stitch Your State

This week, we’re asking you to create a 7’’x 9’’ WUA! section that represents your state and what it means to you. Whether you stitch your state flower, bird, tree, flag, or some other unique characteristic, the design is up to you!

Stitch It Forward

The Stitch It Forward week is dedicated to teaching a yarn craft to someone else to ensure that yarn crafts live on for generations to come! Tell us your favorite teaching story, past or present. Your stories can be funny, inspirational or heartfelt!

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