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If you have a LYS (local yarn store) that is friendly and supportive of crocheters, please let us know about it. Send me a PM with the store's contact information (store name, address, phone, URL, any comments you want to make), and I'll create an alphabetical listing by state/city.






Yarn Expressions

8415 Whitesburg Drive

Huntsville, AL 35802

(800) 283-8409

says: While mainly catering to knitters, this store is very welcoming to crocheters with several staff members who are also crocheters. Meg is sponsoring the first
Crochetville Yarn Swatching Party
on July 13, 2008, and has donated 12 skeins of yarn to be worked into samples for the party and to be reviewed here at Crochetville.



Fort Smith

Stringtown Yarn & Fiber

11 North 3rd Street

Fort Smith, AR 72901

(479) 434-2617



Anacapa Fine Yarns

4572 Telephone Road #909

Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 654-9500

They are great with crocheters and even offer crochet classes and Crochet-Alongs to learn.





The Knitting Nook

3466 Main St. (Vinton Village Plaza)

Coventry, CT 06238

says: This shop has classes for both knitters and crocheters, workshops and drop-in sessions. The shop has tons of room to move about and enjoy all the fantastic yarns she has on display.



Boca Raton

Great Balls of Yarn

8122 Glades Road

Lakeside Shopping Center

(561) 482-8130


Delray Beach

Great Balls of Yarn

1445 North Congress Avenue

(561) 272-9442



Hanks, Yarn & Fiber

4127 NW 16th Blvd.

Gainesville, FL 32605

(352) 338-7222

Jensen Beach

Great Balls of Yarn

4199 NW Federal Highway [Also called S. U S 1]

Town Center at Jensen Beach (next to Publix)

(772) 692-9414

Palm Beach Gardens

Great Balls of Yarn

9091 Military Trail

Sunny Plaza

(561) 626-1851

West Palm Beach

Great Balls of Yarn [Main, Flagship store!]

319 Belvedere Road

(561) 651-1225

Meredionysis says:
Great Balls of Yarn
encourages all types of fabric creation, and are truly excited to see you bring in any project you've done - knit or crochet. A lot of the women aren't as familiar with crochet as I'd like, but the ones who are know their stuff! I even told them I was more comfortable crocheting than knitting, and they were excited for me! I love this place. They also have such great selections of yarn. It's almost overwhelming! Everyone in So. Florida should stop by!





846 West 36th Street

Baltimore, MD

(401) 662-YARN






Wicker & Wool

4 West Lynde Street

Gardner, MA 01440

(978) 632-8573

says: A big variety of brands, and decent selection of colors and kinds.


Knit N Stitch

10 Phillips Road

Rutland, MA 01543

(508) 886-6167

says: Mostly Plymouth, some Brown Sheep and novelty. Small, but helpful.




Threadbear Fiber Arts Studio

319 S. Waverly Road

Lansing, MI 48917

(517) 703-9276

says: Rob and Matt, the co-owners of Threadbear, both learned to crochet before they learned to knit. Their store offers a number of crochet classes. The store also has a lot of crocheted samples. Rob says: "About 3/4 of my staff crochets, with two staffers being rather adept at it."





Yarns Downtown

120 5th Street South

Columbus, MS

(662) 327-7322

says: The owner is a crocheter; wonderful selection of yummies yarns and books





Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe

1414 N. Rangeline

Columbia MO 65201



says: They have a great selection of yarns, everything from locally-produced alpaca to acrylic, and they carry some crochet thread in colors. They have a lot of books, pamphlets, and magazines on crochet and knitting. They carry crochet hooks and all kinds of notions, including shawl pins and purse handles. The owner crochets and knits and all the staff are very helpful. They have some crocheted items displayed.





66 Elm St. Suite #2

Westfield, NJ 07090

(908) 301-0053

NexStitch says: Despite the knit reference, they are crochet friendly.



Hillsborough Yarn Shop

114 N. Churton St.

Hillsborough NC 27278

(919) 723-2128

says: Very knit oriented, but no crochet snubbing. Very nice owner. Lovely selection of yarns.


Phootsy's Yarn Cottage

167 Haws Run Road

Jacksonville, NC 28540

(910) 346-6430






The Yarn Basket

150 Falling Spring Rd

Chambersburg, PA 17201






832 South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147

(440) 325-8448

This is a lovely shop and I have always felt welcomed here.

Sophie's Yarns

713 S. 4th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 925-KNIT

This shop is owned by a woman I met in a crochet group. She is very encouraging to everyone, no matter what their skill level.





Stitches 'N Stuff (yarn and gift shop)

7793 N. Hwy 259

Longview, TX 75605

(800) 708-4417 or (903) 663-3840


says: This store carries crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, and needlepoint supplies. It's a GREAT little shop.





The Yarn Lounge

3003 West Cary St.

Richmond, VA 23221

(804) 340-2880

says: This sweet little shop caters to knitters (in pattern selection) but openly welcomes crocheters. (Is that a word? LOL!) They carry only natural fibers and also stock bamboo crochet hooks. They even have an evening a month to sit and crochet or knit in a lovely setting with food and wine! Customer service is EXCELLENT! I LOVE THIS SHOP!!!!





A Dropped Stitch

170 W. Bell Street

Sequim, WA 98382

(360) 683-1410

says: Norma and Jean are the friendly owners of this shop and they love and welcome all forms of fiber arts. They carry Laurel Hill palm wood crochet hooks, DMC cotton threads, and an assortment of nice yarns - everything from soft arcrylics to luxury fibers. They also stock crochet magazines like Interweave Crochet and Crochet Today. Will order items not in stock if they are able. Norma is a knitter and longtime crocheter herself. This is a great store, and I've always felt encouraged in pursuing any fiber interest there. Such nice folks, it feels like going to a friend's house rather than a business.



Yards of Yarn LLC

1800 Olympic Highway S

Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 426-6230

(the shop owner) says: The shop is small (600 sf) but well organized and big on customer service! We cater to crocheters and knitters alike! We offer classes in knitting, crocheting, looms and felting. Yes we have felting supplies!

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I've added quite few shops yesterday and today. If you have any LYS in your area that are friendly to and accepting of crocheters, please send me all their contact info in a PM so I can add them to this list.


I know there have to be MORE shops than this! :)

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