No-one is too small to make a difference!

Knit4Charities Inc. is an Australian Internet based association of dedicated knitters, crocheters, sewers and other crafters, who give warm clothing and comforting items such as blankets and toys to needy people throughout our Country.

We give our items free of charge to any needy person (or animal) with no discrimination.  If someone is in need and we can help in any way, we do so.

In August, 2004, Pamela Tatt started a Yahoo Group to offer her crafting skills to help others in Australia.  We have since migrated to a more user friendly platform called

Since then she has been joined by many others and in December, 2009 the group was granted Incorporation as an Association by the Australian Government.

Membership of our online  Group, which now constitutes our list of volunteers, has grown to in excess of 1000 like minded crafters, who all self fund their work and post the finished items to various centres around the Country as per our current Charity of the Month Calendar.  

Volunteers also support charities privately, within their local community.  Some of us go out with Food Vans and personally hand out items to those in need, which is a very humbling and heartwarming experience.

Our Volunteers are the most wonderful, generous knitters, crocheters and sewers from across Australia and around the World.  Each and every one supplies their own materials and gives freely of their time to make the most beautiful items.  Most of them are also more than willing to post items to our Charity of the Month projects all at their own expense.

The aim of the Knit4Charities Inc. is to share ideas and patterns, give support and friendship to fellow volunteers, and together source needy charities around Australia. 

Many friendships have been formed both on and off the Internet.  Regular meetings, or Knit and Natters as we call them, are starting up in various areas.  The list of charities we are supporting is continually growing!

There are many, many organisations who benefit from donations of knitted, crocheted and sewn items - check the list of Charities we have helped

Charity donating can be done anywhere, at any time, and so our principles can be applied to any country in the world.  We welcome interested people from all over the world to join our group.  We are happy to share our ideas to get you started donating within your own community and to share stories, patterns etc. with you.  At present we have members in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa -- all helping to make a difference!

We now have 3 dedicated State Branches who support local charities and have a wonderful network of helpers.  I welcome everyone to join Knit4Charities main group but if you live in South Australia, Western Australia or Tasmania you may also like to join those State groups.

South Australia

Western Australia 


Contact details of these State Managers can be found here

We Aim to.....

  • Give back to our community by using our crafty skills
  • Form friendships, both online and in person, by sharing our ideas.
  • Provide an outlet for Knitters, Crocheters and Sewers to give their garments to people/animals in need.

Love to knit, crochet or sew?

Have no-one to give your garments to?

Would you like to join us?

Find out how HERE

QUEENS BATON RELAY April 1 2018 -- Pam was a proud Queens Baton Bearer, representing all of the Knit4Charities members.  To see the video and photos click HERE

Help us to continue to give to those in need by making a Tax Deductible donation ...... thank you!



FNQ CROCHET for CANCER (QLD) - Knitted or crocheted rugs and adult beanies.  Rugs need to be new and unused, to be between 80 and 120 cm, acrylic only, bright colours including suitable for men.  Rugs and beanies are wrapped in cellophane and are gifted to Gordonvale palliative hospital, Elizabeth Plummer cancer ward at cairns base hospital and OPERA ward (older persons assessment and rehabilitation) at cairns hospital.  Sometimes rugs are sent to outlying small hospitals and centres.

WOOMERA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION ALBURY (NSW) - Clothing including socks and underwear for 0-18-year-olds, hygiene items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, face cloths, wipes, aboriginal coloured scarves and beanies. These items are used for out of home care and when these children come into care they have nothing. Everything we provide is very appreciated.

ROTARY GOLD COAST FOR SEAFARERS MISSION PT HEDLAND (QLD) - Mens beanies longer than the usual size so that they can be turned up or pulled down for extra warmth around the face.  Rotary Gold Coast have been asked to help supply 2,000 beanies by November.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (ongoing) .... for more information contact Pam

MURRI MINISTRY (Brisbane Catholic Aboriginal Ministry)
Black Yellow Red - Beanies, Adult headbands 54cm long by 4.5cm wide half black/half red with a yellow circle, Childs headbands 39cm long by 4.5cm wide.  Crosses and rosettes  Photo of colour combinations available on request

BLANKETS FOR SYDNEY FOOD SHARE (NSW) - CLOSING AUG 31 - Blankets no bigger than 100 x 175cm and/or 25cm squares both knit or crochet to be sewn into blankets.  Please use single strand 8ply so blankets are not to heavy.  All colours welcome.

Joanne would like teddies and other toys suitable to be given to Police and Ambulance services that will be handed out to troubled and/or sick children.  For the childrens’ safety, all items should have hand-stitched faces and eyes (no sewn or glued on pieces), no loose items like scarfs, unless they are stitched on, and soft fibre filling please.

MORNINGTON COMMUNITIES CHALLENGE open until further notice. This challenge will support several organisations on the Mornington Peninsular VIC
Blankets or 25cm squares – either crocheted or knitted, Janine will crochet them together and her mum will sew the knitted ones together, yay.  Jumpers for people older than babies, (NO baby items) I have found that most of these charities help the homeless and so don’t need baby things but there are some children/teenagers involved too but mostly adults. The homeless at Rosebud have asked for knitted pillowcases, helps keep their heads warm at night, who would have thought, and lots of men’s items in dark, muted colours – beanies, scarves, mitts, gloves, socks, toiletries as in toothpaste/brushes, deodorant, shampoos/conditioners, combes/brushes etc,  I am very happy for supermarket vouchers if that is easier for people.

LIL BUG LOVE open until further notice
Knit or Crochet Snails -- patterns available on request

CAT PROTECTION SOCIETY SYDNEY continuing throughout 2019
40 x 40cm squares or 30 x 42cm rectangles. Plus any cat toys people like making eg mice, twirly things etc. for cats and kittens.
They estimate they will need upwards of 800 blankets this year.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are not a member of our Online group and would like to contribute to our Projects, please use the Contact Form

NEWS FLASH - we are now an Ice Yarn Reseller !!!

If you are a lover of Ice Yarn you can now buy directly from us at the same price as you would buy it for from Turkey.
The yarn is still sent to you from Turkey but Knit4Charities receives a small discount that helps our fundraising.
The following link will take you to our yarn shop


All items can be Knitted, Crocheted or Sewn - following is a list of items that are always wanted...

  • BEANIES - larger sizes and dark colours for men - women's and children's are needed but in lesser numbers.

  • CHEMO HATS -- Soft, seamless hats with no lacy pattern over the head (must not be able to see scalp) for both women and men - no green colours please.

  • SCARVES or COWLS - dark colours for men at least 180cm long or cowls

  • FINGERLESS GLOVES - child to adult sizes

  • BLANKETS or SQUARES - single bed or throw rug size blankets in darker colours for homeless people.  25cm squares for making up blankets.

  • TOYS - Teddies, or any other toys you like to make

  • DOG COATS - all sizes

  • ANIMAL BLANKETS - all sizes




2006  1,537 items
2007  5,820
2008  7,492
2009  8,481
2010  7,893
2011  9,674
2012  8,661
2013 10,459
2014 10,334
2015 11,209
2016 11,082
2017 12,705
2018  9,604

TOTAL = 114,951

2019 = 6,445

PERSONAL (INDIVIDUAL) DONATIONS by Members and Friends who choose to share.... and including some of our bigger Knit and Natter group's combined donations.

*Donations for the current year can be added here

2006/7   5,413
2008    10,162
2009      9,488
2010    19,385
2011    12,793
2012    16,192
2013    17,264
2014    21,066
2015    11,812
2016    10,003
2017    25,119
2018    19,057

TOTAL = 177,754

2019 = 11,115 (to date)

2015  4,005
2016  3,057
2017  2,740
2018  4,048

TOTAL = 13,850
2019 = 808

2015 = 13,842
2016 = 18,470
2017 = 21,709
2018 = 26,561

TOTAL = 80,582

Knit4Charities Group Membership = 933
This website updated 31 July 2019

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Sponsoring our 2018 Annual Conference are....



Skein Sisters

Individual Donors -- C Sanders, D Jones, J Hinton, J Chiplin, S Mooney, D Peck, L O'Neill, S Chappell, R & B McCurry, C Hicks, M Kelly, H Mitchell, L Evans, Sylvia v d P, M Pearson, K Wanstall, P & D Tatt, R Foot, T Lynch, C Sullivan.