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.

Welcome to Ravelry! Video Tour

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 notebook

The "project" section of your notebook is a place for you to organize and share your knitting and crochet projects.

Take a look at Jess' project notebook or click "projects" under my notebook to begin adding projects of your own.

Pattern search

Click the patterns tab to search Ravelry's database of pattern information and browse through projects that were made from those patterns.

Books, magazines, and sites

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.

Yarn pages

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.

Guided Tips

Fun guides that show you where to go and what to click