Stitching to give is one of the most wonderful ways to make someone feel loved. In March, we asked our community to nominate a friend who knits or crochets for charity for our first ever Charity Stitchers Award.

We are pleased to introduce Aneeta Shepardson, Jamie Webb, and Rita Artuso. To honour of these Charity Stitchers and all the selfless work they do, we have named three patterns in our newest Charity Collection after them. This collection has all the perfect patterns for giving, from the tiniest hats to warming afghans and mitts.

Aneeta Shepardson

Aneeta is a high school teacher in Buffalo, NY where she gives of her time to share the gift of crochet with her students. Having learned to crochet themselves, her students have gone on to produce incredible amounts of charity projects under her leadership.

skill level: easy crochet

Aneeta's Crochet Baby Hats

A simple shell stitch detail adds a little extra touch to this cute and cozy hat! Crocheted in soft and easy to care for Bernat Baby Sport, these will fly off the hook!

skill level: beginner crochet

Crochet Baby Pullover

Whether you are a new crocheter or a seasoned expert, this little pullover is the perfect go-to gift for new babies! This versatile shape is easy to make and wear!

skill level: beginner knit

Baby's First Knit Jacket

This little jacket is so fun and easy to knit, you'll be planning the next one before you've even sewn the buttons on your first!

skill level: easy crochet

Baby Bear Crochet Baby Hoodie

Your cub will be nice and cozy in this adorable hoodie! This cardigan features raglan shaping and seamless construction, and is finished off with an adorable set of ears.

skill level: beginner knit

Bright & Cuddly Knit Blanket

This knit basketweave blanket is a textural delight! Made in one piece using an easy to memorize stitch pattern, this blanket is sure to be baby's favorite!

skill level: easy knit

Stay Warm Knit Baby Hat

Sized from preemie to toddler, these simple little hats are a cinch to whip up! The wide garter stitch cuff and spiral rib pattern keep things stretchy for a perfect fit!

skill level: easy knit

Tweedle Doo Knit Blanket

This beautiful blanket is easier to knit than you may think! Using a mosaic knitting technique to create a beautiful colorwork effect, we've combined a solid shade of Red Heart Super Saver with a vibrant striping shade to make this bold little blanket.

skill level: easy crochet

Square Hare to Crochet

Look who's hopping down the bunny trail! It's Square Hare! Crocheted in unbelievably soft Bernat Baby Velvet, this toy is easy to make and a joy to hug and cuddle!

skill level: easy crochet

Preemie Crochet Octopus

Not only is this little buddy super cute, but these octopus toys are a great comfort and help to preemies! Studies have shown that babies who cuddle a toy octopus in their incubator are less likely to pull out their monitors and tubes! Adorable AND helpful!

Jamie Webb

Jamie is an advocate for women, children and those in need. Inspired by her friends and her community, she loves to crochet colorful blankets, stuffed animals, and other items that provide love and comfort.

skill level: easy crochet

Jamie's Round We Go Crochet Blanket

A fun way to play with stripes and color! Start with one crochet triangle and work your way around to form a cozy square blanket!

skill level: easy knit

Shore to Shore Knit Blanket

Knit from corner to corner, this blanket is a fun and satisfying project! Start in one corner and increase to the center, then decrease to get to the other side. Alternating ridges of garter stitches and yarn overs add a pleasing texture to this blanket.

skill level: easy crochet

Crochet Lattice Lapghan

Alternate between simple single crochet rows and more challenging rows using crossed treble and double treble crochet stitches to create a lattice pattern. This lapghan perfectly covers the legs to keep you warm when you're seated.

skill level: easy knit

Squishy Fisherman's Rib Knit Blanket

It doesn't get much simpler or squishier than this blanket! A simple 2 row repeat that is easily memorized creates this gorgeously cozy fisherman's rib knit blanket.

skill level: easy crochet

Race to Finish Crochet Lapghan

Great on-the-go project since it is worked in panels. Choose 3 complementary shades and adjust length or width as desired by changing number of panels to join or working shorter panels.

Rita Artuso

Rita is a beloved grandmother, who lives in Ontario, Canada and happily knits hundreds of mittens every year to donate to charity. With her husband, Victor, as her delivery man, Rita’s mittens warm the hands of children in need in her community.

skill level: intermediate knit

Rita's Family Knit Mitts

Keep hands and hearts warm with these thoughtful yet practical mittens! Adding your personal flair with stripes and color placement is a sure way to make these a cherished gift!

skill level: easy knit

Basic Knit Ribbed Family Hat

A good, cozy knit hat is a staple in everyone's winter wardrobe! These easy to knit hats, sized for every member of the family are a wonderful way to spread the love around to those in need.

skill level: easy crochet

Basic Crochet Ribbed Family Hat

These hats are a breeze to crochet in cozy Bernat Softee Chunky! Worked sideways, these are a much appreciated and practical gift to those who need a little extra warmth.

skill level: intermediate knit

Asymmectrical Lace Knit Shawl

An asymmetrical garter stitch triangle shawl gets fancied up with a wide border of bold lace in this gorgeous wrap. A great project to cosy up with!

skill level: easy crochet

Crocheted With Care Wrap

This simple lace pattern will provide warmth when you need it most. Striping colors add a customizable option to play with.

skill level: easy crochet

Go-To Crochet Shawl

Fast and fun, this pattern will be your new go-to shawl formula! Worked from the centre-back out, it's easily customized to be any size you like! Best of all, one ball makes a shawl!

skill level: easy knit

On the Go Knit Shawl

The perfect project for knitters on the go! This easy to memorize eyelet pattern is satisfying to knit, and fun to watch grow as you work!

Charity Stitchers Lookbook Pattern Collection

Colors with Heart

A mix of cool blues, teals and grays, warm cream and yellows create the perfect palette for stitching with love. Bright shades bring a feeling of warmth, while cooler shades create a feeling of calm.

Charity Stitchers Lookbook Pattern Collection

Love-Giving Pastels

You can never go wrong with traditional baby blues, pinks and greens, when stitching for our tiniest humans.

Yarn Collection

A mix of Bernat, Red Heart and Caron yarns make up this latest collection of tiny hats and sweaters, blankets, lapghans, shawls and more. A range of sport to bulky weight yarns means there is a project for every type of stitcher.


We can't wait to see your finished projects! Share them using #yarnspirations