Knitting for charity
Sunflower Headband Free Knitting Pattern. Lined headband with sunflower and heart colorwork motifs knitted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag. DK weight yarn. Designed by Kate Harvie who asks that you consider donating to organizations helping the Ukraine people. This may be free only a limited time.
Sunflower Hat Free Knitting Pattern Honoring Ukraine. Hat with sunflower designed with the valiant and brave people of the Ukraine in mind featuring the colors of their flag and their national flower, the sunflower. Honoring Ukraine designed by Stacy Mann. DK weight yarn. This may be free only a limited time.
Sonyashnyk Sunflower Socks Free Knitting Pattern. Socks featuring sunflowers (Sonyashnyk in Ukrainian), the national flower of Ukraine, on a background of blues. Knit cuff down with short row heel. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Knit and donate. Designed by Daniela Mühlbauer who asks you consider donating to charities that help Ukrainian people. Fingering weight yarn. This may be free only a limited time.
Free Knitting Pattern Cochlear Implant for Toys The Cochlear Implant is a device that helps to provide a sense of sound to a person who has severe hearing loss. This toy accessory for dolls, plushies, or other toys is an easy way to add inclusivity and diversity to play. This pattern includes 3 sizes of implant. Great use for scrap DK yarn. Designed by Victoria Brown.
Free Doll Knitting Pattern Comfort Doll Sets Inspired by the comfort dolls for charity knitting, these easy dolls are knit in one piece from the bottom up. Options for knitting flat or in the round are included. Pictured patterns are Pretty Izzy Dolls, Fairisle Friends, and Flower Girls. Sizes depends on yarn weight: Fingering 4 3/4"; DK/Sport 5 1/4"; Worsted 6". Great stashbusters! Designed by Esther Braithwaite.
Free Pattern for Higher Love Scarf Trimmed Hat - Beanie with 4 pairs of large eyelets which allow you to weave in a scarf or ribbon. The designer YaYa Lovestoknit shared this for you to knit for those you love or who are in need, with a particular wish to bring comfort and joy to someone receiving chemo treatment. Aran weight yarn.
Knitting Pattern for Wombat Toy to support Animals Australia -An Australian wombat to knit and cuddle. Use 8ply/DK to make the larger wombat (14" long) or 4ply/fingering to make the small wombat (10" long). The pattern has detailed instructions for assembling the pieces, which are made flat on two needles. For every pattern sold till the end of June 2020, AU$5 will be donated to “AnimalsAustralia” who support charities caring for injured and displaced animals. Designed by RianAnderson
Free Knitting Patterns for the Snuggles Project - If your pets have everything they need, consider knitting a security blanket or bed for a shelter animal through the Snuggles Project to give these animals a little warmth and love while they wait for their forever homes. It also calms them and reduces their anxiety. The Snuggles Project was founded in 1996 by Rae French and also has patterns for crochet and sewn blankets as well as knitting projects.
Free Knitting Pattern for Teddy Bear Hand Puppet - An easy pattern designed to be simple enough for children to knit. It’s a garter stitch rectangle with some cast on and bind off for arms. Ears are shaped by sewing along head fold. Designed by Shelley Pearson for Knit a Square Charity.
Free Knitting Pattern for Twiddle Muffs or Mitts - Twiddle muffs have a calming effect for people with dementia and other cognitivie difficulties. The muffs provide simple stimulation that has been shown to reduce agitation and restlessness. Twiddle muffs have also been used as a sensory comfort aid for autism, ADHD, and anxiety. Knit the muffs or mitts with colorful textured yarn from your stash and then add buttons, ribbons, beads, toys, anything that would be fun to fidget with!
Knit Nests for Rescue Birds and Animals - What better use for your leftover yarn stash than to keep orphaned birds and small animals warm and safe! Knitting for Charity published a call for nests from Second Chance Wildlife Rescue along with links to patterns for knit and crochet knits.
Free Knitting Pattern for Prayer Shawl - This easy shawl is offered by the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The designers Victoria Galo & Janet Bristow say, “The making of a prayer shawl is a spiritual practice which embodies our thoughts and prayers for the receiver… Made in prayer, as prayer, for prayer, the shawls are passed on hand-to-hand and heart-to-heart.” Pictured project by Suzzanne who says there is “something comforting about the knit 3, purl 3 rhythm when knitting prayerfully for a friend.”