Welcome to Ravelry!
What is the best way to get started? Jump right in! Navigate by using the tabs at the top of the screen.
You can return to this Welcome page at any time by clicking the tab at the top of the site.
This 7 minute video will give you a quick tour of the different parts of Ravelry
Too small? Try the larger version of this video.
The "project" section of your notebook is a place for you to organize and share your knitting and crochet projects.
Take a look at frecklegirl Jess' project notebook or click "projects" under my notebook to begin adding projects of your own.
Click the patterns tab to search Ravelry's database of pattern information and browse through projects that were made from those patterns.
Look up pattern sources (books, magazines, and websites) by using the patterns tab or by clicking on a book/magazine title on any pattern or project. Once you have navigated to an individual source page you can look through all related patterns, projects, and discussions.
Every yarn has its own page on Ravelry. On each yarn page, you can get information about a yarn as well as browse and search pages of projects that people have made with that yarn.
To try this out, use the yarns tab to search and find a yarn, then click the projects tab on an individual yarn page.
There are thousands of special interest groups on Ravelry. If you are interested in a particular topic (not necessarily knitting/crochet related!), region or event, click the groups tab to search for groups that match your interests.
Use the people tab to find other Ravelry users.
Fun guides that show you where to go and what to click
The Ravelry Library
Organize your books and magazines and browse through all of the patterns that you own.
Yarn database overview
This guide takes you on a quick tour of Ravelry's yarn database.
Tips for sifting through projects
How to sort through the projects in order to find the ones that interest you.
Remember and Compare
Keep track of interesting patterns while you search, go back and look at them more closely later.