Welcome to our online yarn shop. With branches in both Newtownabbey and Holywood, we have a dazzling selection of supplies for crochet, knitting and crafts. Discover the No. 1 best yarn shop in Belfast, Newtownabbey and County Down.


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Two secret and exclusive pieces of crafty heaven…

Nestled in the gorgeous interior of Merville House on the outskirts of Belfast, The Yarn Patch is based in Newtownabbey which is a safe and serene haven for woolly, crafty and sparkly people to shop for craft supplies, attend a workshop or simply to bring their crochet hooks and knitting needles to relax with friends. We have recently opened a second branch in Holywood High Street, in quaint little Georgian courtyard with so much charm and history, it feels like we have always been there!


Welcome to our warm and inviting studio shop.

Our shops in Newtownabbey and Holywood just outside Belfast offer a wide range of yarn for sale, knitting and crochet accessories, and beautiful gifts. Our yarn shops and workshop spaces are warm, inviting and always welcoming. We just love seeing our local crafting community pop in to attend a workshop or browse our gorgeous yarn in both our branches.


How did it all begin?

The team is led by Sam, who came to yarn as a respite from being a full time carer for her beloved Mother-in-law, who battled long and hard against Alzheimer’s Disease. Sam desperately needed to keep her serenity (and also needed an outlet to avoid committing murder as she battled against the system!) and so a crochet hook, some wool and the internet led Sam towards finding her ‘people’.

Joining crochet groups, reading blogs, attending classes and workshops became an escape and a therapeutic outlet for Sam and she soon came to realise that she could go one step further – to create a home for her ‘gang’. And so, The Yarn Patch was born. We share more about the shop and our community in our blog, so be sure to sign up for notifications.


A Belfast & Newtownabbey yarn shop that offers so much more…

yarn shop belfast newtownabbeyAt The Yarn Patch we offe a wide range of high quality yarns for any type of project and we have many resource books for reference. If you’re browsing for a friend or relative, we sell very popular craft gift vouchers which can be redeemed against products and classes.


Learn some easy new crafts from our brilliant expert tutors

Our warm and inviting studios also play host to our lively and interesting schedule of workshops and classes which you can view on our events page. With weekly clubs for crochet, knitting and sewing, to specialist workshops in felting, macrame, crochet, knitting and a host of other crafts, we really are a crafter’s paradise!

Don’t forget, you can also visit our online shop which is packed to the brim with all of our products, and is updated regularly with new items. If you’re looking for items to crochet, knit, macrame or if you wish to buy a gift voucher for a friend, our online shop has everything you need.


It is time to create something wonderful and beautiful.


Our staff are always ready to welcome you to our little crafty community. On hand with the best advice for your latest crochet project, we can help you source the perfect yarn or pattern. If you are embarking on a new knitting project, we can help you with whatever you need. We have all the time in the world to help you. Our regular customers call our shop their second home.

Once you visit us, you’ll learn that we love a chat, a visit, a laugh and above all, to share all things crafty. If you are on social media, feel free to like or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We can’t wait to meet you and share patterns, tips, laughs and maybe even some cake!