7 FREE patterns to knit for charity
This week, we’re celebrating the knitters who make winter accessories, blankets, and more for those in need. Check out these 7 free patterns to knit for charity!
This super simple hat uses the Fisherman’s Rib stitch, which is described in the pattern. You can make it in 2 sizes to fit a head with a 20 – 21.5 inch (51 – 54 cm) circumference. This hat is easily knitted on flat needles and seamed up for a super quick project; it uses Schachenmayr Lova yarn, a super bulky wool blend that’s perfect for charity knits.
These fingerless gloves are easy enough to be a beginner’s pattern. These are knit flat on single pointed needles and seamed up with a convenient thumb hole; they use Berroco Brio, a wool blend yarn that’s available in a selection of bright and muted variegated shades.
Keep some little ones warm this coming winter with this simple winter accessories set. This pattern contains 3 sizes to fit children from ages 5 to 11 and up. All three accessories are knit flat and seamed up, no knitting in the round required! This pattern features Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted in 4 shades of your choice; there are over 100 shades available to choose from!
Many charities do toy drives throughout the year for needy children. Knit up this simple teddy bear for a child in need on double pointed needles. This teddy bear is knitted in pieces and seamed up, and uses Lion Brand Wool Ease yarn, a durable wool blend yarn that’s perfect for making toys.
Some animal shelters can get drafty in the cold winter months and accept donations for knitted dog sweaters to keep these pooches warm. This simple sweater fits dogs with a chest measurement of 18 – 30 inches (45.5 – 76 cm), and is knitted in garter stitch in pieces and seamed up. This pattern features Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, a super bulky wool blend yarn that’s perfect for pet knits.
This super simple pattern is knitted flat and seamed up. It fits any average adult-sized head, and the funky stripes are a fun addition to this simple hat. You’ll need Erika Knight Vintage Wool in 4 different shades; this 100% wool yarn is super snuggly and perfect for a charity knit.
This multi-purpose blanket would be just as useful and appreciated at a homeless shelter or an animal shelter. It’s incredibly quick to knit up and uses the Woven Stitch which imitates a woven material. This blanket features Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, a super bulky wool blend that’s soft and strong.
What do you knit for charity? Tell us in the comments below!
Last updated: July 13th, 2015.