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Charities in need of crochet and knitting patterns plus free pattern ideas

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Many charities are looking for items to keep others warm and comfortable, for example donations such as blankets, hats, scarves, mittens, and sweaters are always a welcome donation.

These items are always something we enjoy crochet or knitting for others throughout the year but can easily use our leftover yarn and patterns to make something for charity. If you would like to make something for a local organization or charity there are lots of sites listed below for free crochet and knitting patterns.

If you want to find an organization to donate your handmade items to there is also a link below that will provide you with a list of places willing to accept your handy work.

List of places looking for donations..

10 Charities that need crocheted items – The Starting Chain has come up with a list of 10 exceptional organizations that are looking for both crochet and knitted items. Read through the list to find a place that is closets to your heart or has a need for an item you can crochet or knit.

Prayer Shawl – A South Milwaukee, WI organization is looking for prayer shawls.

Mitten Ministry – South Milwaukee, WI group looking for handmade mittens.

Hats for the Homeless – Donate items

Where to Donate Winter Wear – A list of places looking for winter clothing

Be sure to check with local churches, homeless shelters, hospitals, and senior centers in your area to find out what they are in need of for their charity.

Free Patterns

Craft Yarn Council – Provides lots of crochet and knitting patterns for hats, scarves, blankets and more than can be made for donations.

Joann’s Knitting and Crochet – Free crochet and knitting patterns that are quick and easy to make with a lot of different ideas for charities.

Red Heart Yarns – Several free patterns to search through to find the one you wish to make for donating.

Craftsy Crochet Patterns – Lots of free crochet patterns from independent designers that can be downloaded and printed to make.

Craftsy Knitting Patterns – Several free knitting patterns from independent designers that can be downloaded and printed.

Raverly – Highlights patterns from designers and Web site and allows you to search for a specific pattern.

All Free Knitting – Has 20 Free hat patterns for Charity to knit

All Free Crochet – Provides a list of charities and free patterns

Leisure Arts – Provides free instructional videos on how to crochet and knit, how to instructions on certain stitches and patterns and more.

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