Treasure Hunt Patterns

Let's celebrate the 10 years of the L. A. Yarn Crawl as makers do - by making something. We've created a special Treasure Hunt so each Crawler can make the event their own and create something beautiful.

We're celebrating this year's L.A. County Yarn Crawl with additional once-in-a-yarn-crawl special free patterns to commemorate our 10th year. These patterns are in addition to the traditional free patterns each shop gives out during the crawl.

We encourage everyone to make this crawl and these shawls their own as you select five different colored yarns that each pattern calls for as you go about the 143 miles of the L.A. County Yarn Crawl's 15 different participating shops. Join our celebration by downloading the Treasure Hunt patterns we have created just for you.


Treasure Hunt Shawls, Knit, Crochet


Pattern Details and Downloads

Both of our Treasure Hunt patterns are written to use 5 different colors of fingering weight yarn held double to achieve this marled look. If you're a knitter, the Treasure Hunt pattern is "X Marks the Spot." If you're a crocheter, the pattern is "Going on a Treasure Hunt Shawl."

The patterns are also very adaptable. If you find some DK or Worsted weight yarns you like instead of Fingering weight, you could easily use those to make your shawl. Then you would not hold the yarns double and switch colors 5 times. Both are fantastic patterns that you can use to easily make your shawl unique to you in more ways than one!

Here are the yarn amounts and pattern downloads:

X Marks the Spot
Color A: 150 yds
Color B: 300 yds
Color C: 245 yds
Color D: 290 yds
Color E: 125 yds

X Marks The Spot

Going on a Treasure Hunt (Crochet)
Color A: 140 yds
Color B: 330 yds
Color C: 325 yds
Color D: 330 yds
Color E: 185 yds

Going on a Treasure Hunt crochet pattern


We were lucky to have two talented designers create our Treasure Hunt patterns for the 10th L.A. Yarn Crawl.  “X Marks the Spot” is designed by Amanda Rios, who is also the owner of BUKU Yarns, and “Going on a Treasure Hunt” is designed by Lisa Martin of Lisa Martin-Knits.  Lisa and Amanda worked hand in hand to create these lovely wraps that complement each other. Their hope is that as knitters and crocheters, we will sit together working on these projects enjoying  the similarities and differences these 2 designs have.

Everyone's commemorative 10th year project will show off how they choose to do their 2022 crawl. It will showcase the different yarns you pick out from the variety of shops you visit on your own unique Treasure Hunt. It's likely that no two will be the same!

Have fun with us adding our special Treasure Hunt to your own unique Yarn Crawl experience. We can't wait to see how your project turns out with the treasured yarns you discovered along the way across the four-day event. We invite you to share the yarns you pick and the shawls you create with us before, during, and after the crawl using the hashtag: #LAYCTreasureHunt