Frequently Asked Questions

No. The Yarn Box does not have any charges for membership, newsletter, viewing or adding patterns. The goal here is to make this a completely free directory that provides benefits to both crochet designers and artists. In order to maintain the site (server, newsletter and other expenses) we display ads from third parties and, at times, use affiliate links when appropriate.

If  your pattern was added and there is not designer information on the page then it is most likely a pattern one of the administrators added to the site. If you would like that pattern to be listed under your account- giving you more credit- please contact us and we will give you instructions to claim the pattern.


If your pattern is listed by someone else and they are claiming to be the designer- please contact us so we can be sure the appropriate designer is being credited.

Adding your free crochet pattern links to TheYarnBox directory is beneficial for your website and business. We share every pattern socially to a large audience. We also list every pattern added in our newsletter which reaches over 5,000 people! It's free advertisement for you.

No. A membership is not required unless you want to add patterns or would like to save your favorite patterns for the long term.

There is nothing to download from TheYarnBox website. We are a directory of links to free patterns. However, as a way to cover the cost of running the site and our time- we have chosen to use ads. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are often ads that will appear as though it is a button to download.

To view the pattern click the View Pattern button below the description.

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The Yarn Box is a directory of links to free patterns. To view, print or download the free pattern simply click on the button below the description titled "View Pattern or Tutorial".

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The process of choosing a name for the crochet pattern directory was a long one. We thought of dozens of ideas to only toss them out. Suddenly The Yarn Box came to mind and we acted quickly to buy the domain and began building the site right away. Unfortunately, we did not realize the previous owner of the domain name- TheYarnBox.com was a well-known spammer! Therefore, many spam/malware alert systems still see our domain name as a potential threat because it was put on a 'black list' a couple of years ago. We are in the process of contacting these companies to report the fact the domain handler has changed in hopes of clearing the name.

However, you can rest assured- The site is completely secure and you are safe visiting and browsing The Yarn Box! Feel free to contact us at support@theyarnbox.com if you have any concerns at all. Your online security is very important to us.

If your question is not answered here then please send us a message by using our contact form.