We’ve gathered together easy crochet patterns for beginners who want to make and donate to charities. Before you jump in, practice first so everything you donate is your best work.
Plane Jane 8″ Squares by Knit a Square
Knit a Square distributes blankets to warm and comfort cold, orphaned or vulnerable children of South Africa. Each blanket is made of of 35 donated squares which are sewn together by volunteers.
The size of the square is important but otherwise they accept all squares from these simple Plane Janes to detailed designs.
Handmade with Love Scarves for Operation Gratitude
Operation Gratitude collects and assembles items for care packages to send to our soldiers and front line workers. Due to the limited size of the boxes, finished scarves should be 4”–6” in width and 48” – 50” in length making it a great project for beginners to take on.
Handmade with Love Scarves should be made in blues, greens, grays, reds, browns, tan, and black.
Lion Brand Hometown Charlie
Lion Brand, the yarn people, ask knitters and crocheters to make handmade blue hats and donate them to their Hat Not Hate anti bullying cause. They distribute the hats to schools across the country for students to wear, empowering them to stand up to bullying.
The Hometown Charlie pattern is done with a single crochet stitch.
More Easy Crochet Patterns
Here are a few more to choose from:
- Stitches and Stitched Ear Saver to donate to frontline workers.
- From Mama in a Stitch. Single Crochet Washcloths to donate to shelters.
- Bev’s Kaiizen Teddy Bear for refugee children.
- Simple Crochet Slippers from Spruce Crafts for homeless shelters.