Crochet for Charity: 6 Free Patterns
Daily I am reminded of the things in my life that I have to be thankful for. Not least is my ability to crochet for charity and the opportunity to create beautiful and functional crocheted garments and accessories. With this gratitude comes a desire to help those around me.
Crocheting for charity is part of the crochet culture. All six of the patterns included in this free eBook were designed in conjunction with a series of Craftivism columns in Interweave Crochet magazine. I hope you will find the perfect pattern for your favorite charity in our exclusive eBook, Craftivism and Crocheting for Charity: 6 Free Project to Crochet for Charity.
Doing something for someone else is as easy as sc, dc, whipstitch. Now you can crochet for charity with all sorts of wonderful patterns, thanks to this free eBook from Interweave. Whether you want to make hats, scarves, slippers, or crochet blankets for charity, you will find a great selection of crochet for charity patterns.
Make a pair of Comfort Slippers for yourself and several pairs for your favorite local crochet charities, then whip up the Tahoe Hat, a wonderful pattern to donate for both men and women. Learn three new stitch patterns and make a few new friends with the Friendship Scarf, or crochet a cozy Cat Nap Mat for your favorite pet charity. Work up many Angel Wings blankets for your favorite little angels, or lend a hand with the Helping Hand Walker Bag to give some independence to those in a wheelchair or who use a walker. Make one or all six designs to give, it’s up to you! Download all six patterns and start your next giving project today!
What’s Inside this Crochet for Charity eBook?
By Sarah Read
Dip your toes into craftivism with cozy crochet slippers. Perfect for a friend struggling with illness or a women’s shelter, this quick and easy pattern is worked in single crochet in the round. This pattern is designed to fit based on individual foot measurements or crochet them to the small, medium, or large sizes given.
By Marcy Smith
Whip up a pile of crochet hats for charity with this fun beanie. Bulky wool yarn makes this crochet hat quick and easy. Play with crochet stitches worked in the front loop only or the back loop only to create texture and warmth. This is the perfect pattern if you enjoy making crochet hats for charity.
Helping Hand Walker Bag
By Sarah Read
This walker bag pattern is perfect for beginning crocheters or stashbusters. The easy-to-handle toggle buttons fasten the straps easily to the bar of a walker or handle of a wheelchair, and the striped single crochet fabric creates a modern and sturdy bag. Share this walker bag pattern with your crochet group for a great community-support project.
Cat Nap Mat
By Laura Rintala
Animals need charity too, and this embellished cat mat is an ideal donation for your local humane society or other pet charity. A modified wattle stitch creates a fun and interesting texture and the chain stitch embroidered fish adds a touch of whimsy. Worked in a chunky, easy-care yarn, you can create one for your kitty and several for local crochet charities in a weekend.
By Marcy Smith, Sarah Read and Sharon Zientara
Perfect for your local crochet club, a long-distance friendship, or if you are want to learn to crochet a variety of stitch patterns, this crochet scarf braids swatches to create a one-of-a-kind scarf. Or modify these charity crochet patterns to create a scarf of your own design. Use a variety of yarns and colors for a great stash-buster project.
By Allison Lavelle
Crochet blankets for charity with this simple crochet blanket. Originally designed for Afghans for Angels, this pattern could easily be modified to create crochet squares for charity or a larger crochet afghan. Worked in a combination of simple single and double crochet, this simple charity crochet project is perfect for a new crocheter.
Work up a sweet little blanket by yourself, or crochet squares for charity as a group to combine into a larger afghan. Celebrate inspiring pets with a fun mat, or crochet a warm hat for any age. Show how much you care with the tender embrace of a friendship scarf or slippers, or work up a helpful walker bag pattern. Whether you make one or all six of these patterns, you’re sure to be as inspired making them as giving.
Experience the joy of giving back with Craftivism and Crocheting for Charity: 6 Free Project to Crochet for Charity.