Beginner | 23 min 1 sec
There's a uniquely good feeling that accompanies making something to give away. Whether you're a knitter, crocheter, or general crafter, there are many places that could use your generous donations. In this class, staff artists from Creativebug talk through some of their very favorite projects they personally make for charitable crafting. Faith Hale talks you through three knit hat patterns and her favorite charities for gifting these toasty toppers. Crocheter Twinkie Chan shows how to make a rectangle that can be incorporated into a larger, group blanket, and Courtney Cerruti demonstrates a no-sew fleece blanket project that's so simple, you can even get the kids involved.
What you'll get:
Learn how to:
- Find charities that accept donations of hats, blankets, and textile squares
- Make a no-sew blanket out of fleece
- Crochet a blanket square
- Seam together crocheted squares to make a blanket
What you'll get:
- Video lessons on projects to make and donate and our favorite charities that accept hand-made items
- 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supplies list
- Step-by-step expert instruction from the experts at Creativebug
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
Here’s what you’ll need:
- For a knit hat, we suggest Faith Hale’s Easiest Garter Stitch Hat, Jill Draper’s Short Row Shaping Hat, and Maggie Pace’s Beginner Knits: How to Knit a Baby Hat
- For a crocheted blanket section, you’ll need: worsted weight yarn, an H hook, a piece of cardboard cut to 7 x 9”, scissors, and a yarn needle
- For a fleece blanket you’ll need: fleece (see PDF for size specifications) and scissors
- Class PDF
- Charaties that accept donations:
- For blankets, we suggest donating to Project Linus, a non-profit organization that gives blankets to children in need around the world, and My Very Own Blanket, a non-profit charity that provides blankets to children in foster care. For more knit, crochet, and quilted blanket patterns and donation locations, JoAnn Fabrics has some excellent resources.
- For knit and crochet hats that will go to patients undergoing chemotherapy, we suggest Knots of Love. Another organization that happily accepts donations of knit accessories, as well as blanket squares and completed blankets is Warm Up America. The faith-based initiative Knit For Kids has several patterns on their site and distributes knit goods to children in need worldwide.
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