Put your best hook forward and crochet for a cause! We've brought together our favourite easy crochet projects to gift, donate or help raise funds for the charities you love. From premie hats and crochet toys for vulnerable newborns to practical homemade garments you can donate to homeless or refugee shelters for the coming winter. There are so many ways to crochet for charity. Explore these easy makes and let's get stitching!

Roma The Happy Penguin And Hat for Choose Love

Since the devastating events in Ukraine, LoveCrafts partnered with the charity Choose Love as well as amazing designers who donated their patterns to the campaign. All proceeds from the Choose Love patterns, including this super cute crocheted penguin, go to Choose Love who are working with those affected by the events in the Ukraine.

Patterns that donate to charity

These patterns not only make great projects but their proceeds go to a charity of the designer's choice. This beautiful granny square jumper by Tom Daley was designed to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity, after the inspirational Olympian sadly lost his father to the disease in 2011. For the animal lovers, you can support the World Land Trust by purchasing the gorgeous Lily Pad Wall Hanging!

Crochet for tiny babies

Precious preemie babies need hats to help them regulate their temperature, so these simple crochet projects are a great way for even beginner crocheters to support a family or maternity unit.

If you're looking for something a little more challenging, a preemie jellyfish and octopus is a caring way to comfort a newborn or preemie. The soft crocheted tentacles are believed to remind babies of the umbilical cord and are small enough for tiny hands to clench and hold.

Don't forget, you can also make baby blankets too. When choosing the right yarn for a baby blanket, we recommend using either acrylic or cotton to keep things hypoallergenic and washable for soft fabric that's gentle on baby's delicate skin.

Easy beginner preemie hat patterns to try

Make a preemie octopus or jellyfish

Keeping babies warm

Making for animals

If you love to support animal charities there are all kinds of gorgeous projects to keep your hooks busy, from toys to blankets to cute little dog sweaters! Make sure you use acrylic or cotton yarns to ensure that your makes can be machine washed.

Keeping grown-ups warm

While every individual's needs can be different, there are some crochet projects that we come back to again and again to help give a little TLC to others.

Hats, scarves and mittens are all great choices to crochet for charity - you can make for shelters, refugee charities and the elderly, as well as chemo caps for oncology units.

For those suffering from Alzheimer's, a twiddlemuff is a thoughtful make to comfort and calm agitation. Lap blankets or a PICC line cover can be a helpful way to offer some homemade comfort through hard times. Whatever they're going through, the care and thought of a handmade crochet project is a lovely way to show your support.

Hats and scarves for adults