Craftivism and Crocheting for Charity: 6 Free Patterns to Crochet for Charity

Daily I am reminded of the things in my life that I have to be thankful for. Not least is my ability to crochet 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.


The Comfort Slippers by Sarah Read are a quick and easy way to share a little comfort with others. Worked in single crochet in the round, these simple slippers are embellished with clever crochet flowers for a touch of beauty.



The Tahoe Hat by Marcy Smith is worked in a bulky wool, making it a great crochet hat for charity. The increases on the crown are worked in the front loop only and back loop only of the same stitch, and the body is worked in double crochet stitches worked alternately in the front loop and back loop to create great texture.



The Helping Hand Walker Bag by Sarah Read is sturdy enough to carry the essentials when your hands aren’t free. This walker bag pattern is the perfect stash-busting pattern for a beginning crocheter or community-support groups.


The whimsical Cat Nap Mat by Laura Rintala is a great project for humane society crochet charities. The textured stitch pattern makes this mat fun to crochet and adds visual interest without making the fabric too lacy. Make one for your own kitty and a few to give away.


The Friendship Scarf, designed by Marcy Smith, Sarah Read, and Sharon Zientara, is a great charity crochet pattern for your crochet group. Or take this opportunity to learn a variety of stitches. Each long “swatch” is worked in a different stitch pattern. The strips are then braided to create this unique scarf.


Angel Wings by Allison Lavelle was designed as a donation for Afghans for Angels, a charity that gathers blankets for infants that have died. This pattern is easily modified and perfect for individual squares or blankets for a variety of charities.


Experience the joy of giving back with Craftivism and Crocheting for Charity: 6 Free Project to Crochet for Charity. Share photographs of your finished project in the Crochet Me member Gallery.

Best wishes,


P.S. For more great charity projects, download Eight Free Crochet Hat Patterns Crochet Hats with Crochet Me.

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