Top heartwarming charity knitting patterns

Published on 31 August 2021 3 min read

Knitting for charity is a heartwarming way to make a difference using your stitch skills. From preemie hats to charity knitting patterns, thank you gifts for frontline workers, or winter wear for the homeless or refugees, there are so many ways to make an impact on someone's life. We've rounded up some of our fave charity knitting patterns to inspire that next project!

Discover Our Guide For Knitting For Charity

Show your support for frontline health workers

Frontline workers continue to put their health at risk for others during these tricky times. Knitting these adorable little frontline worker dolls or whipping up some mask mates to donate are a lovely gesture to show your gratitude and support.

Preemie baby patterns

Babies who are born premature are delicate and are in need of constant care. Knitting one of these preemie baby hats is a beautiful way to help a little one in need.

Learn How To Knit A Preemie Hat With This FREE Tutorial

Knitting for those with cancer

If you or anyone you know has ever been through cancer treatments, you may be aware at how small changes in temperature can feel huge and sometimes painful. A handmade knitted gift is a small yet thoughtful way to show someone you care. Whether it's a lap blanket or chemo hat, gift someone one of these cosy knits and why not personalise in their fave colours?

Projects for breast cancer awareness

Knitted knockers

If you’re looking to support women who have been through a mastectomy surgery, then consider this free ‘knitted knocker’ pattern. Knit a knocker for those you know personally or you can donate them directly to Knitted Knockers org - make sure you check the approved yarns list!

Bottoms Up Knockers for Knitted Knockers
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Bottoms Up Knockers for Knitted Knockers

By KKSF Knitted Knockers.org

Guide to Knitting for Cancer Charities

Blankets, hats and scarves for the vulnerable

With hundreds of thousands of precious lives displaced by war, famine or climate change, there has never been more need for the knitting community to come together in these difficult times. With winter approaching, whether it's homelessness or those fleeing their native lands, warm knitwear is a small yet practical way we each can make a difference.

Socks to stay warm

Free hat and beanie knitting patterns

Poppies for remembrance

This November 11th 2021, why not knit your own poppy in honour of Remembrance Day? The money you save from knitting your pin instead of buying one can be directly donated to Royal British Legion which offers lifelong support to those in the armed forces community.

Knitting for animals

Whether you're knitting for an animal shelter or taking part in the relief effort for the increasing wild fires that have been devastating the natural habitat of millions of animals, there are so many ways your knitting can help. From bird baskets and bat wraps, to knitted dog sweaters, or if you're animal lover why not purchase a pattern from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home where 100% of the proceeds go to the animals?

Animal knitting projects that donate to charity

Knitted dog sweaters we love

Yarns with a heart

It's not only patterns that can make a difference, these yarns give back too. Yarns bought from The Yarn Collective help support Women for Women International. Whether they're planet friendly or proceeds from buying them go directly to a good cause

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