One of the best things about charity knitting has to be the free knitting patterns. Every service project has its perks, and with charity knitting the free patterns are your gift for generously donating your time and effort. Obviously, the patterns are aimed at specific charities and purposes, but once you’ve used them there, you’ll find yourself returning to them time and time again: for your personal use, for gifts, for other charities. So whether you’re just getting into charity knitting or you’re a seasoned pro, check out these fantastic free knitting patterns on sites from across the web!
This amazingly diverse site offers just about every type of free knitting patterns you can imagine. Looking for a sweater for a dog at your local animal shelter, or perhaps a fun, funky hat for a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy? How about socks for soldiers overseas, or toys for children in homeless shelters? Whatever your preference, you’ll find it here!
Lion Brand has extensive information on various knitting charities as well as a wide selection of free knitting patterns specifically targeted to various organizations. They even include cards and other tips you can print off to include with your gift. Lots of information here!
Another charity knitter, Bev provides tons of free knitting patterns for charity as well as interesting tidbits on other homey pursuits. No matter what you love to do, Bev probably has a tip for it.
4. Specific Charity Sites
If there’s a charity that accepts knitted items, they often include a wide variety of free knitting patterns to entice knitters into making donations. This is particularly true of charities specifically targeted at knitters, and there are many. If you’re just getting started and aren’t sure where to look, Knitting for Charity, mentioned earlier in this article, is a good place to start. It has a listing of a wide variety of charities, what they’re looking for, and links to their free knitting patterns. Charity knitting is an extremely rewarding hobby, and it gives back to you in many ways. The free knitting patterns are just one of those ways — although, admittedly, it’s definitely the most fun!