Charity Knitting & Crochet Ideas
Many knitters and crocheters enjoy making projects for charity. Don't wait to get invloved with charity knitting! Whether you prefer making hats for infants or shawls for hospice, we have pattern suggestions as well as some national organizations who accept donations.
All of these groups are national groups who accept crochet and knit donated items. Make sure you look on the charity's site to make sure your item matches their guidelines before you send it in. Groups may have restrictions or guidelines on size, color, etc. on the items they can take.
If you'd like to make sure your donation helps your local community, good places to ask are local hospitals, cancer care centers, hospices, programs that work with the homeless, and programs that help children get school supplies. Don't forget personal connections who may be in need — someone you know from a book club, a religious group or your child's school.
Plain, basic yarns such as Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Super Value, Red Heart Classic, Caron Jumbo, and Red Heart With Love are usually best. They are easy to wash, and can easily be made into all of the types of suggested patterns. Before you choose your yarn, think about how the item will be used. Hats for cancer patients or babies should be made of softer material, such as Red Heart Soft, Red Heart Soft Baby Steps, Caron Simply Soft or Bernat Softee Baby, while you might want to make hats for a children's program or a homeless shelter out of something longer-wearing like Red Heart Super Saver or Caron One Pound.
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