Crochet to Give

Handmade items are an excellent way to help those in need of warmth and encouragement. Need ideas? Here´s a great place to start. We have links to charities, ideas for projects, and inspiration.

Bev´s Charity Crafting Links star[offsite link]
A list of charities, put together by Bev´s Country Cottage, for which you can use your crochet skills.

Blankets For Canada Society star[offsite link]
This non-denominational organization distributes donated crocheted, knitted, and sewn blankets to those in need of warmth in Canada.

Crochet for Charity star
Ideas for what to do when you run out of crochet ideas and projects. Charities are always in need of your talents and projects. Some thoughts on what is needed and where. Article written by Guest Author - Linda Spangenburg.

Head Huggers star[offsite link]
This charity accepts crochet, knit, and sewn hats to help patients who have undergone hair less due to chemotherapy, brain surgery, or other reasons. A large selection of free hat patterns are available.

Helping Charities star
Ideas on crocheting for charity, in your community and on the web. Written by Guest Author - Beverly Elrod.

Miracles Happen star[offsite link]
This charitable organization provides hand crocheted and knitted items to newborns and includes free patterns for making hats, blankets, and garments for newborns.

Operation Toasty Toes star[offsite link]
This organization distributes crocheted and knitted slippers to U.S. Servicemen and women who are stationed abroad. Free slipper patterns online.

Project Linus star[offsite link]
This organization accepts handmade blankets which are donated to seriously ill children. Chapters are located throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Shawl Ministry star[offsite link]
Shawls can bring comfort to those who are undergoing a medical procedure and joy to those who are celebrating a life event. Free crochet and knit shawl patterns as well as information for starting a shawl ministry.

Snuggles Project star[offsite link]
This site provides patterns and information on making and donating small blankets called snuggles, for pets in animal shelters.

Yarn Eaters Unite in Edmonton star
Interview with Chay, administrator for the Edmonton Crochet Addicts Facebook Group, and the brains and heart behind Yarn Eaters Unite, a local initiative to bring handmade warmth to those in need.

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