Bag Design Contest

Calling All Artists

This is a special year for the Crawl, 2022 will be the 10th LA Yarn Crawl!  To help us celebrate this, we're calling all graphic designers, yarn enthusiasts and artists who would love to see a design of their own ‘come to life’ on the 2022 LA Yarn Crawl Commemorative Tote Bag. We know that many fiber artists have other creative talents besides making beautiful things out of yarns and fibers!

The contest will run from Monday, November 15th through Friday, December 10th, 2021. The winner will have their design printed on at least 500 bags (might be more) distributed during our March 2022 event and will receive a $200 All Shop Gift Certificate to use at any of the 15 participating yarn shops in the 2022 Yarn Crawl.

The final decision about which design will be featured on the Commemorative Tote Bag will be made by the participating L.A. County Yarn Shops. We’re looking for a design that includes our themes and elements, is fun, creative, and has a wow-factor.

Design Themes and Elements

We need this bag to do several things. Here are the themes and elements we need included in your design:

  1. Commemorate our 10th LA Yarn Crawl. We did miss 2 years of the Crawl but 2022 will be our 10th  We’re not using the words “Anniversary” or “Annual” because of the two missed years. 
  2. Include 15 shop names and our event logo
  3. Be inclusive of all fiber arts (knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, etc.)
  4. Be a vehicle for shop pins/buttons (buttons are round 1" across)
  5. Design must be in 1 or 2 colors max
  6. Work in conjunction with the color of the bag
  7. Fit the print read of 14” W x 10” H

Bag Details

The bag we’re using is made from 100% Heavy Cotton Canvas. It’s the same bag we used for the 2020 Crawl that didn’t happen. If you pre-ordered one of those, it’s a collector’s items – just like we hope the 2022 bag will be.

Here are the specific bag details:

  • Zippered tote made with 12 oz., 100% Heavy Cotton Canvas
  • Bag size is 20” W x 15” H x 5” D with 25” self-fabric handles with a 11” hand drop
  • Print area is 14” W by 10” H
  • Bag Colors available: White, Black, Chocolate, Light Pink, Lime, Natural, Navy, Red, Royal, and Yellow

With the bag available in multiple colors, part of your submission needs tell us which bag color you want for your design. Please give two options for bag colors. Due to shipping issues, some bag colors might be more difficult to get once we're ready to place our order.

  Download the 2022 LA Yarn Crawl Logo Here:

Contest Submissions

All design submissions are due by Friday, December 10th
  • All design submissions must include a completed Entry Form (See below Official Rules & Entry Form)
  • Send your design to us at
  • Submit a PDF of your design – please DO NOT send a high-resolution file at this time
  • Please give 2 different color combinations for your design printing and bag color, as some of the bag colors might be difficult to get due to shipping delays

Tote Bags Through History

Here’s a trip through history showing you what our tote bags have looked like through the years.