Resources

Organizations/Information

Craft Yarn Council of America
Crochet Guild of America
The Knitting Guild Association
The National Needlearts Association

Charity

Afghans for Afghans

A humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends handknit and crocheted blankets, sweaters, vests, hats, mittens and socks to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan.

Knitted Knockers

Knitted Knockers provides knitted prosthetic breasts for mastectomy patients. Sounds silly, doesn't it? Yet, when placed in a bra, these knitted breasts take the shape and feel of a real breast. They are lighter and more comfortable than silicone prosthetic breasts. The knitted fabric breathes and prevents the heat rash experienced by many women wearing the silicone ones.

Project Linus

With over 300 chapters in the United States, our organization supplies blankets to children in need who are seriously ill or traumatized in some way. In other words, children in need of a big hug.

Warm Up America

Warm Up America distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country.