Project fun! 6 Free crochet patterns for charity: learn more at LoveCrochet!

Published on July 15th, 2015 | by Angie


We love: free crochet patterns for charity

Even though the northern hemisphere is in full summer swing, many crocheters are preparing for winter by stockpiling projects for charities. Take a look at these 6 free crochet patterns for charity and feel your heart grow 3 sizes. 

1. ”Dream Weaver” beanie crochet pattern by Crochet by Jennifer

6 crochet patterns for charity: beanie hat in all sizes. Read more at LoveCrochet!

This pattern is incredibly versatile! It includes sizing to fit all members of the family, from preemie newborns to adults. The pattern uses US crochet terms (confused? click here to learn more about US – UK crochet conversions!), and begins with a magic ring. This hat requires any bulky weight yarn; we love Cascade Pacific Chunky, a wool blend available in a huge range of shades.

2. ”Victoria Regina” fingerless gloves by Emily Star

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These fingerless gloves are crocheted in the round to create a snuggly and warm winter accessory. The pattern uses US crochet terms and you’ll be finished with them before you know it. These gloves require about 130 yards of worsted weight yarn like King Cole Merino Blend Aran, a 100% new wool yarn that will keep anyone warm and toasty this winter.

3. Baby blanket crochet pattern by Annemarie Benthem

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Many charities that help new mothers and needy babies are always in need of soft baby blankets. This pattern is simple enough for a beginner and uses the V-stitch pattern; it uses UK crochet terms. To make this blanket, you’ll need a DK weight yarn – we love Stylecraft Baby DK, perfect for blankets!

4. ”Ziggy” child’s hat crochet pattern by Patricia Stuart

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This hat pattern is written using US crochet terms and has instructions on how to adjust sizing to fit a child, teen, or adult. This pattern uses a magic circle to begin, general crochet stitches, clusters, and front post stitches to create the zigzag effect. The designer recommends using Drops Big Delight, a 100% wool, worsted weight yarn in variegated shades.

5. Lenny the Bunny in Rico Creative Cotton Aran

free crochet patterns for charity: bunny downloadable pattern at LoveCrochet


This adorable bunny would be a perfect donation for a charity that collects toys and stuffed animals for needy children. Lenny is crocheted in pieces and seamed up – don’t forget your toy stuffing! You’ll need some Rico Creative Cotton Aran in several shades of your choice for this project – it’s a 100% cotton yarn that’s a dream to crochet with.

6. Basic baby hat crochet pattern by Crochet Nature

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This super simple baby hat would be welcomed at many charities and hospitals worldwide – and it’s a snap to crochet! This pattern uses a series of half double crochets worked in the round to make a simple snuggly hat for a baby. You can use any DK or sport weight yarn for this pattern – we love Jenny Watson Babysoft, a DK weight yarn that was specifically engineered for baby skin.

What are you making for charities this year? Tell us in the comments!

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2 Responses to We love: free crochet patterns for charity

  1. Jennifer Reichenberger says:

    I just mailed out a 36″x36″ baby blanket for ‘The World’s Biggest Stocking’ project. I also have collected a stash of discounted bulky weight yarn to make hats and scarves for the homeless. My sister-in-laws both work with a local area group, and I’ll give the finished ones to them for distribution this fall. I have also purged my yarn stash a couple of times, and donated yarn to Project Linus.

    • Merion says:

      Jennifer that’s fantastic! You’re an inspiration to us all! What a great idea to stash discounted yarns for charity knitting! It sounds like you are a very kind family indeed to devote so much of your time to people in need.
      Merion & the LoveCrochet team

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