Find your next project in this roundup of 30+ free crochet and knitting patterns for charity including scarves, mittens, slippers, blankets, and shawls.

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving started in 2012. To celebrate, I’m sharing a roundup of over 30 free crochet and knitting patterns for charity (oh, and a yarn giveaway, but you’ll have to read on for more details about how to enter).

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If you’re a longtime reader, you may know that for over 15 years, I worked in non-profit organizations. I co-founded a public high school for under-served, urban students; I wrote grants to raise over a million dollars in funding for low-income children and families; I managed a community health center; I served in AmeriCorps; and the list goes on. When I can, I still contribute my time and my money to organizations I trust to help communities and causes I care about.

I also donate many of my crochet and knitting projects to charitable organizations. While yarn doesn’t solve every problem, a handmade gift can really provide comfort to many. It also feels wonderful to share our talents with others! That’s why I share my monthly charity spotlights with free crochet patterns. I’m so excited to be collaborating with Lion Brand as part of their Yarn Heroes campaign.

You can check this post for updates throughout the Yarn Heroes campaign, or you can subscribe to my weekly email list. I’ll include links to the latest Yarn Heroes patterns and giveaways each week (and you’ll also get access to the other goodies that I share exclusively with my subscribers).

And, don’t forget…

  • Get $5 off any $20 or above yarn purchases for charity crafting at LionBrand.com through December 15, 2016 with coupon code YARNHEROES2016.
  • Use the hashtag #YarnHeroes if you share your version of one of the featured projects (or any project you make for charity) on social media.
  • Lion Brand is on the lookout for 4 Yarn Heroes who will each win $250 in yarn for the charity of their choice. You can learn more about how to share your story and enter here.

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Roundup: 30+ free crochet and knitting patterns for charity

Find your next project in this roundup of 30+ free crochet and knitting patterns for charity including scarves, mittens, slippers, blankets, and shawls.Today’s roundup features 22 free crochet patterns and 10 free knitting patterns for charity in Lion Brand yarns. Don’t forget to use hashtag #YarnHeroes to share pictures if you make one of these for charity! Photos are copyright the respective designers and are used with permission.

Scarves

Walking in the Sand Scarf, free unisex #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Scarfie

Color Blocked Co-Ed Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Mittens

Slippers

Shawls

Hats

Blankets

Sandy Dunes Binky, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This beginner-friendly motif blanket is perfect for donation to the Binky Patrol or as a stashbuster.

Other projects

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Giveaway

I told you there would be a giveaway! Lion Brand is offering 2 lucky winners enough yarn to make my latest free crochet pattern, Not Too Fussy Cap (Super Bulky Version) in the largest of the 6 sizes!

Roundup: 30+ free crochet and knitting patterns for charity and a #GivingTuesday giveaway for 2 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick! Enter through December 5, 2016 for your chance to win.This giveaway is open to readers with mailing addresses in the United States or Canada, except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Two winners will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget. Each winner will receive two skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn, courtesy of Lion Brand.

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6 thoughts on “Giving Tuesday Roundup: 30+ free crochet and knitting patterns for charity!

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  • November 30, 2016 at 8:36 am
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    These are great patterns that would be quick!

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  • November 30, 2016 at 10:39 pm
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    I like to knit or crochet with a group for those that have a great need.

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  • December 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm
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    thank you to you and to Lion Brand for the opportunity. With all the gifts I have to buy this year (not all can be handmade!) I just cannot afford yarn right now…but would love to try this one.
    Thanks again and Blessed Christmas Season to you and to all!

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  • December 3, 2016 at 12:50 pm
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    The holidays are so much more fun with free yarn in a generous giveaway – thx!

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  • December 4, 2016 at 10:13 pm
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    I love making hats!

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