Pattern Search Help
“Craft”
(start here!)
Are you a knitter or crocheter? Select “Knitting” or “Crochet” from the “Craft” dropdown to get started!
“Text Box”
(works like Google!)
Search for patterns based on keywords ...
  • Exact matches can be searched by enclosing keywords in double-quotes.

    For example, Norah Gaughan would generate a list of patterns written by a specific designer.

  • Search keywords may be separated by AND or OR statements for greater control of your search results.

    For example, Berroco AND Sweater would generate a list of sweater patterns published by Berroco (patterns that contain both words).

    Alternatively, Berroco OR Sweater, would generate a list of patterns containing just one or both keywords.

  • Brackets can be used for even more control on your search results.

    For example, Berroco and (sweater or hat or “Norah Gaughan”)
“Category” and “Subcategory”
(they work together ... )
What do you want to make? For example, to find sweaters, select “Clothing” from the “Category” dropdown ... the “Subcategory” will become active.

Now use the “Subcategory” dropdown and select “Sweater”. Click the search button, and a list of sweater patterns will be displayed!
“Weight”
(separate from “Gauge”)
Choose the yarn weight you want to use ... Typical yarn weights are used.

“No Weight Specified” means that the designer has not entered the yarn weight for the pattern in Ravelry, it does not mean "search for any weight"!
“Gauge over 4 inches / 10 centimeters” Enter a range of yarn weights you want to use ... For example, enter 16 in the first text box, and 20 in the second text box, then click search to find patterns in a worsted (medium) weight yarn.
“Needle or Hook Size”
(works with “Craft”!)
Use the "Craft" dropdown to switch between Needle to Hook sizes! Select the knitting needle and crochet hook size you would like to use to filter your pattern search.
“Yardage” Do you have a specific amount of yarn available for a project? Select a range of yardage to constrain your search results.
“Difficulty” Looking for only "Easy" patterns? Select the skill level you are searching from the dropdown. We use Ravelry's definition of difficulty levels: “Easy”, “Medium”, “Difficult” or “Impossible”.

“Unknown” means that the designer has not entered the difficulty for the pattern in Ravelry, it does not mean "search for any difficulty"!
For more information on how FiberWild.com works with designers, give us a call!