Charity Knits Anita Knagg Image Accrington Observer

Published on April 11th, 2017 | by Siân


An Egg-cellent Charity Knitter

We share the story of a lovely lady who creates Easter chicks for charity, and turned to knitting to help her recovery.

Anita Knagg from Rishton, England learnt to knit at the young age of 5 from her mother, and luckily, knowing her way around her needles helped her recover from a broken wrist after she took a tumble.

Speaking to her local newspaper, The Accrington Observer, Anita explained she was “given lots of exercises but the thing that helped the most was the knitting.” She went on to describe the impact it had on her recovery, helping her regain the movement in her fingers.

She has been using her crafty skills to knit hundreds of Easter chicks that hold chocolate eggs, and donates them to East Lancashire Hospice for them to sell.


Anita Knagg Image Accrington Observer


Anita, along with seven of her friends and family, have a “Fun-Raisers” group. They come together to raise money for the hospice through doing the things they enjoy.

We think Anita’s knitted chicks are adorable,  a great way to use up yarn scraps, and help a wonderful cause!


Anita Knagg Image Accrington Observer


Do you have knitting projects to help a charity? Share your stories in the comments below!

Or perhaps you are looking for a charity to get involved with? Why not take a look at our Charity Page and get crafting for a wonderful cause.


[via Accrington Observer]

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About the Author

is an artist and works in the Social Media team at LoveCrafts HQ. She taught herself to knit when she was 17 years old, and hasn't stopped since! You'll normally find her in an art gallery, or buried in a book.

Last updated: April 11th, 2017.

6 Responses to An Egg-cellent Charity Knitter

  1. Alison Orr says:

    It’d be great if she also sold the pattern, and raise more money.

  2. Vicki Zilai says:

    so adorable – Iknit prayer shawls for our church community for anyone in need. Ialso make fish and chips jumpers for the children in Uganda for another church group. Both very rewarding !!!!

  3. Karen Comer says:

    I make little dolls for a charity with the little bits of yarn left from other projects. Nothing gets wasted and the charity raise some money. Win-win!

  4. Susan Biles says:

    I knit hats for foster children and the homeless.

  5. Rose Lemin says:

    My late Mum used to do the same thing, selling her hand knitted chicks holding a creme egg or similar in the Cancer Research shop where she volunteered well into her 80s. She used to bring home half finished knitting projects that had been donated to the shop (yes, really) and unravel them to re-knit into her chicks or clothes for dolls that had been donated but needed a makeover. All without a pattern! Once she became too old for the shop work she knitted hats for babies and sent them to a charity run by nuns! Great to see so many people doing stuff like this.

  6. Emily says:

    Anita, they’re really sweet! I would love the pattern to do something similar. Would you consider posting it? Or as Alison said, you could sell it on to us with proceeds going to the hospice.

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