About African Expressions

African Expressions was born from the desire for Africa to share her natural beauty with the rest of the world. Through our unique range of yarns we express the essence of that which makes Africa magical.

African Expressions also offers a wide range of free knitting and crochet patterns, perfect for when you want to start a project right away. 

Whether you are looking for patterns for beanies, ponchos, coats, scarves or just a little inspiration, we have a pattern just for you. Our patterns will walk you through, step-by-step. The techniques used range from classic to modern allowing you to enhance your experience when it comes to this age-old art. 

No matter what your skill level is, practice your skills by making some of our more simple knits, like the blankets or scarves, or get creative with more advanced ideas, such as our coats and cardigans.

New ways to knit

Our videos are all about expressing yourself and finding new ways to enjoy your knitting.

Choosing your yarn colors with intention is an excellent way to express yourself through your knitting; and, in turn, to express yourself when you wear those garments and accessories.

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Stockists

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A Cup of Yarn

34 Olyflaan, Rouxpark, Worcester, 6850
Contact Number: +27(0)61 999 7788
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Amalfi Properies cc

14 Mount Edgecombe Crescent, Boardwalk Meander, Olympus, Pretoria, 0081
Contact Number: +27(0)82 374 4455
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Annette Oelofse

Kruisaar Farm Stall, Route N9, Waboomskraal, George, 6530
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 466 6174
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Anruzel Creations

13 Residency Street, Eshowe, 3815
Contact Number: +27 (0)35 474 1121
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Arthur Bales

62 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg, 2104
Contact Number: +27 (0)11 888 2401
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Be inspired

18 Msinsi Road, Kloof, 3640
Contact Number: +27 (0)81 439 8578
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Bella Bint

5 Karee Avenue, Doorinkruin, Klerksdorp, 2571
Contact Number: +27 (0)83 634 9364
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Bella Casa

Shop 15 Plattekloof Village Centre, Panorama, Cape Town, 7500
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 5589865
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Bernina Blackheath

Shop 1074 Heathway Square, Beyers Naude Street, Northcliff, Johannesburg, 2195
Contact Number: +27 (0)11 678 6159
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Charming Wool & Accessories

Shop 2 Garsfontein Village, 566 Serene Street, Garsfontein, Pretoria, 0042
Contact Number: +27 (0)16 349 2949
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Classic Fabrics

35b Robinson Road, Queenstown, 5320
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 737 0824
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Close-Knit

43 Rondebosch Crescent, Van Riebeek Park, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1629
Contact Number: +27(0)82 498 1348
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ColourSpun

17 Peperboom Street, Heidelberg, 1441
Contact Number: +27 (0)28 313 2037
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Craft Academy

23 Judd Street, Horison, Roodepoort, 1724
Contact Number: +27 (0)83 294 0356
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Croshka Designs

14 Woodlands Avenue, Pecanwood, 0256
Contact Number: +27 (0)72 533 2741
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Cross Stitch Supplies

5 Wingate Village, Corfu Avenue, Capri, 7985
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 614 9433
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Die Speldekussing

27 Industria Street, Upington, 8801
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 330 4486
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Die Werksmandjie

Moreleta plaza (Cnr Garsfontein and Rubenstein) Moreletapark, Pretoria East, 0042
Contact Number: +27 (0)12 998 6595
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Die Wolmandjie

17 Ueckerman Street, Shop 23, Heidelberg Forum, 1441
Contact Number: +27 (0)83 359 2660
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Die Wolmark

42 Paul Kruger Street, Robertson, 6705
Contact Number: +27 (0)23 626 3771
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Die Wolnessie

3 Dorp Street, Lemoenkloof, Paarl, 7646
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 871 1118
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Doilies Wool 'n Things

Old Power Station Complex, Southern Industrial, Windhoek, Namibia
Contact Number: +264 61 303671
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Earth Apple Yarns

66 Letchworth Drive, Edgemead, 7441
Cell: +27(0)72 731 3898
Contact Number: +27 (0)84 581 1013
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Elna Shelly Beach

50 Marine Dr, Shelly Beach, Margate, 4265
Contact Number: +27 (0)39 315 0624
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Fiona's Fashions

340 Oak Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194
Contact Number: +27 (0)11 787 7523
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Flirti-Lili Designs

Unit 10 The Village, Windhoek, Namibia, 9000
Contact Number: +26 48 11 28 2690
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Loops Wool Boutique

20 Church Street, Graaft-Reinet, 6280
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 377 5049
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Handcrafting in Stellenbosch

Stone Square Medical & Shopping Centre, 2A Hendrikse Rd, Cloetesville, Stellenbosch, 7600
Contact Number: +27 (0)83 325 5308
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Hettie Hoffman

9 Mayo Street, Hospital Park, Bloemfontein, 9300
Contact Number: +27 (0)51 522 9277
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Holly House Interior

Gluckman Rd, Port Alfred, 6170
Contact Number: +27 (0)46 624 4452
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I Love Yarn

33 York Street, George, 6529
Contact Number: +27 (0)83 326 8052
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In my Knapsak

Checkers Hyper Cenre, Cnr Rondebult & Leeuwpoort Roads, Parkland, Boksburg, 1459
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 776 8575
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Inyameko Trading

28 Pieterse Street, Hoopstad, 9479
Contact Number: +27 (0)84 579 0639
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Iphupho Creative Designs

Templeman Building, Shop2, Main Road, Knysna, 6570
Contact Number: +27 (0)78 226 2736
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Jaarn

The Blue House, Unit 1, 13 Station Street, Suider Paarl, 7646
Contact Number: +27 (0)71 885 3326
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Karoo Moon

11 Bonnie Doon Place, Nahoon, East London, 5241
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 781 6882
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Kenzane

Overbergzingel 2b, Wilkoppies, Klerksdorp, 2570
Contact Number: +27 (0)18 468 6243
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Keramiek Winkel

Shop 19, Riverside Boulevard, c/r Frikkie Meyer, Chopin, Vanderbijlpark, 1911
Contact Number: +27 (0)16 932 1916
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The Mohair Mill Shop

35 Kendal Road, Diep River, Cape Town, 7800
Contact Number: 0839470517
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Kleen Eezy Bellville

20 Northumberland Road, Oakdale, Cape Town, 7530
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 949 2063
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Kleen Eezy Somerset

11 Cyclonite Road, Firgrove Rural, Cape Town, 7110
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 851 3671
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Knijpers Kreatief

43 Voortrekker Street, Stilbaai, 6674
Contact Number: +27 (0)28 754 3218
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Little Angel

Shop 13, Newton Spar Centre, 3rd Ave, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, 6045
Contact Number: +27 (0)41 363 9943
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Mama's Wool & Habby

119 Main Road, Diep Rivier, Cape Town, 7800
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 712 4573
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Mezomode Quilting and Sewing

Shop 868 Potgieter Park, 870 Meyer Street, Wonderboom South, 0084
Contact Number: +27 (0)79 574 1220
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The Mohair Mill Shop (Plettenberg Bay)

Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, 6602
Contact Number: +27 (0)44 534 8997
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The Mohair Mill Shop (Timberlake)

Cabin No. 5, Timberlake Farm Stores, Boven Valley, George, 6530
Contact Number: +27 (0)44 882 1149
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Needle Nook

9 Multi Centre, Meade St, George Central, George, 6530
Contact Number: +27 (0)44 873 5793
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New Kayo Bazaar

27 Commissioner Street, Krugersdorp, Gauteng, 1740
Contact Number: +27 (0)11 953 2429
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Noble Yarns

27 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel, 7307
Contact Number: +27 (0)84 395 0270
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Nomvula Knitters

6th Avenue Business Park Off, Tarragona Rd, St Francis Bay, 6312
Contact Number: +27 (0)42 294 0882
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NWKV Wolhuis

16 Church Street, Caledon, 7230
Contact Number: +27 (0)28 212 3160
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Oakly Farm Stall

Number 9, R72 Coastal Road between Port Elizabeth and East London
Contact Number: +27 (0)72 101 6885
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Originals

113 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, 7600
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 886 5590
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Original Things Arts & Crafts

5 Swellengrebel Road, Swellendam, 6740
Contact Number: +27 (0)76 230 2918
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Orions Wool & Craft

12 Woodburn Crescent, Oranjezicht, Cape Town, 8001
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 423 9782
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Pine City Sewing Centre

Shop 2 Simunye Centre, 2 Village Road, 3610
Contact Number: +27 (0)31 764 0666
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Pop en Lap Craft Shop

28 Main St, Villiersdorp, 6848
Contact Number: +27 (0)28 840 0218
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Sewtime

1st Floor, Aldrovande Palace, Millenium Boulevard,Umhlanga Rocks, 4319
Contact Number: +27 (0)31 566 3866
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Sew What Haberdashery

Shop 1a, The White House, 50 Main Road, Howick, 3780
Contact Number: +27 (0)33 330 6564
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Natural Yarns

Shop 12 Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Road, Kommetjie, Cape Town, 7975
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 452 2007
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Spin Knits

Shop F102, The Watershed, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 427 9001
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Stilbaai Interiors

43 Voortrekker sreet, Stilbaai, 6674
Contact Number: +27 (0)28 754 3218
Email: Indraf Centre, Main Street West, 6674
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Stitchcraft

Shop 16 & 17 Astoria Village, Long Street, Hermanus, 7200
Contact Number: +27 (0)28 313 2037
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Studio 47

Shop LL01, Cape Gate Lifestyle Centre, Cnr Okavango and, Tanner St, Brackenfell, Cape Town, 7562
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 981 3203
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Swartberg Crafts

Prince of Africa, Church Street, Prince Albert, 6930
Contact Number: +27 (0)23 541 1454
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Textile Studio & Shop

38 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945
Contact Number: +27 (0)84 558 5268
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The Crafters Inn

Shop 13, Helderberg Villiage Walk, 43,45 Caledon Street, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 851 5299
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The Craft Gallery

Floradale Shopping Centre, R102, Beacon Bay, East London, 5241
Contact Number: +27 (0)43 748 2419
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The Cozy Shed

The Beli Deli, Knysna Street, Willowmore, 6445
Contact Number: +27 (0)44 934 1135
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The New River Company

38 JA Calata Street, Cradock, 5880
Contact Number: +27 (0)48 881 0094
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The Shop Around The Corner

1A Bordeau Street, Franschhoek,7690
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 300 5868
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The Wool Corner

234B Blaawberg Road, Tableview, Cape Town, 7441
Contact Number: +27 (0)72 579 5856
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The Wool Shack

113 Santolina Avenue, Rustenburg, 2999
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 770 8041
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The Wool Shoppe

19 Kloof Road, Southport, Port Shepstone, 4230
Contact Number: +27 (0)73 606 7714
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The Yarn Tree

8 Falklands Avenue, Parktown West, 2193
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 725 1968
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The Yarn Room

501 White House, Bailey's Muckleneuk, Pretoria, 0181
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 673 6326
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Wool & More

7 Gibbs Street, Plettenberg Bay, 6600
Contact Number: +27 (0)44 533 3182
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Topaz Sky

Sho 6 Rock Fig Lifestyle Centre, Huilboerboom Street, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 416 1257
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Warmbad Produce

15 Pretoria Road, Bela Bela, Limpopo, 0480
Contact Number: +27 (0)14 736 3505
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Wol en Naalde

11A Plein Street, Malmesbury, 7300
Contact Number: +27 (0)72 419 0402
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Woolhogs

21 Catalina Crescent, Capri Village, Cape Town,7975
Contact Number: +27(0)82 703 7366
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Wool Knitters Paradise

606 Frederika St, Gezina, Pretoria, 0031
Contact Number: +27 (0)12 335 7743
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Wool 'n Things

Shop 6, Kingfisher Building, Main Service Road, Sedgfield, 6573
Contact Number: +27 (0)44 343 1028
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Wool 'n Weave

Shop B8 Lillies Quarter, Cnr Old Main Road / Stonewall Road, Hillcrest, 3650
Contact Number: +27 (0)31 765 2770
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Wool World International

332 Victoria Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 448 4004
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Wicked Sins Yarns & Tee's

2981 Country Manor Lane, #118 Las Vegas, NV 89115, USA
Contact Number: 17 024 098 512
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Woolcrate

Shop 20, Valyland Centre, Cnr Ivanhoe & Upper Recreation Road, Fish Hoek, 7975
Cell: +27(0)82 781 6672
Contact Number: +27(0)21 782 4379
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Yarnized

2 Old Studio Road , New Canaan, CT 06840 USA
Contact Number: 16164260835
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Duinsalie Wolwinkel

Shop 5 Paxton Centre, Cnr Main Road & Buitekant Street, Yzerfontein, 7351
Contact Number: 0799046137
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Hobby Mom

51 African Street, Grahamstown, 6139
Contact Number: 0726340494
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Big Tree Designs

Unit 22 M5 Freeway Park, Upper Camp Road, Ndabeni, Cape Town, 7405
Contact Number: +27 (0)21 510 2645
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Moon & Son

Shop 7 Hyde Square Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, 3370
Contact Number: 0827288103
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Estie Craft Shop

8 Gladstone St, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550
Contact Number: +27(0)21 979 4469