Darn Good™ Craft Alongs

  • Are you a knitter or a crocheter and are you tired of following along a boring ol' pattern?
  • Do you want to join in on some live & immersive crafting fun?

If you answered yes to both questions above (even if you didn't answer them out loud), we've got you covered. Join Alyssa Scott, Darn Good Yarn Fiber Artist and Sourcing Extraordinaire, for a series of crochet along and knit along projects two Wednesdays per month in 2022. These are guaranteed to be an immersive and fun experience.

Anyone has the opportunity to join in our live virtual community Craft Along sessions for a small fee.

Don't have time to join us live? Everyone can follow along and post progress in our Official DGY Crafting Enthusiasts Community Facebook Group for FREE.

Learn more about the instructor

Check out the classes we have lined up

We have other great learning resources available for you to take on a new craft, learn new skills and/or make a project at your own pace!

Check out the Stitch Challenge - Soon to become the "Stitch Learning Center"

Grab a free pattern and craft, create and learn on your own time!

What You've Been Missing!

Current Project

Mesh Tote

Knit, Crochet and/or Loom Knit Along
finished mesh tote in watercolors yarn filled with Darn Good Yarn products in well lit window next to plant pot filled with soil
Mesh Tote The Sport Utility Market Bag

Loom knitting, knitting and crocheting are all a great way to relax. Kate, here at Darn Good Yarn, created a pattern to help you get your chill back while making a fabulous mesh bag at the same time. An essential for produce and days at the farmers market, follow Kate's patterns to DIY awesomeness.

Product Specs:

Craft:Loom Knitting, Knitting or Crochet
Category: Bags & Purses
Difficulty Level: Easy
Yarn Required: 1 Skein of DGY Lace Weight Silk Yarn
Tool Sizes: (not included) 11.5" Circle Loom, US 3 knitting needles, or US B crochet hook.
Materials: (not included) Darning needle, scissors, loom hook, and peg markers
Finished Dimensions: Approx. 9" W x 8" D, strap 20" L
Designed By: Kate Curry | @kaytemchugh

Get the kit & follow along!

Lace Weight Yarn Kit (in watercolors - pictured above)

OR - Get the pattern & follow along!

Mesh Tote Pattern

Next Project

Market Tote

Knit and Crochet Along
finished market tote in Ocean Waves yarn filled with Darn Good Yarn products on aged lookign wooden butcher block
Market Tote Raising the Bar for Other Market Bags

Say, "bonjour," to your next go-to tote! This tote will be the perfect Parisian style accessory for a trip to the market. It's never been easier to make your own stylish and functional bag using materials that are good for the planet.

  • Featuring a knit and crochet version of the pattern, this is an ideal kit for any crafter.
  • Use this versatile tote when you need a place for your latest craft project, if you're looking for a place to stow your lunch for the office, or anything you can imagine (well, please craft responsibly and be mindful of the finished size).
  • Each skein of chiffon is a one-of-a-kind wonder made from reclaimed textiles. It's true that no two are the same and it's what will make your tote a true piece of art!
Product Specifications:
  • Finished Size: 10.5″ (W) x 7.5″ (H) x 4″ (D)
  • Yarn Included: 4 Skeins of Reclaimed Chiffon Ribbon Yarn
  • Crochet Hook Size:  K, 6.5mm
  • Knitting Needle Size: US 10.5 Needles AND 24" circular + 1 extra needle OR 16" circular and double pointed needles
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Class Details

$10 per live class. Don't worry! We'll record every live session in case you can't make it.

Book your live virtual class spot below!

Each project will be divided into two 1-hour classes and presented in a virtual, remote and COVID-19 safe format. The team will email you ahead of each class you sign up for with information on how to join and with additional project information.


Month Type | Difficulty Project
January KAL solid knitting needle iconsolid knitting needle iconsolid knitting needle icongrayed out knitting needle icon Magnolia Beanie
February CAL solid crochet hook iconsolid crochet hook iconsolid crochet hook icongrayed out crochet hook icon Ripple Slouch Hat
March KAL solid knitting needle iconsolid knitting needle icongrayed out knitting needle icongrayed out knitting needle icon Field of Dreams Shawl
April CAL solid crochet hook icongrayed out crochet hook icongrayed out crochet hook icongrayed out crochet hook icon Sari Not Sorry Clutch
solid knitting needle iconsolid knitting needle icongrayed out knitting needle icongrayed out knitting needle icon
Mesh Tote
June KAL + CAL
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Market Tote
July KAL Silk Hippie Fringe Vest
August CAL Plume Headband
September KAL Covered Bridge Poncho
October CAL Spooky Chic Bunting
November KAL Convertible Mittens
December CAL Convertible Mittens

Meet the Instructor

Meet Alyssa: Banner of multicolored yarn with photo of Alyssa (short brown hair, glasses, and grey sweater with arms folded) overlaid.

Hi there!

My name is Alyssa, I’m an avid crafter and I began working at Darn Good Yarn in the spring of 2021. I’ve been knitting and crocheting as a hobby since childhood, but I never considered the option of pursuing a craft as a career.

I graduated from college in the winter of 2019, and I had a job lined up that corresponded with the degree I received. Then when Covid-19 began spreading and lockdowns started, I turned to my crafting for solace - as so many of us did. It was thanks to the year of reflecting on the world as well as realizing how important crafting is to me, that I began to consider a career in fiber.

My search for a fulfilling future landed me here - at Darn Good Yarn - which could not have been a better fit, especially because I already loved buying our yarn! When we say we start with love, it really is true.

The DGY Family has been incredibly accepting, patient and kind, I think I’m very lucky to be a part of something so Darn Good™!