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Butterfly Haven is a 501c3 nonprofit in St. Louis, MO. Butterfly Haven serves children impacted by Foster Care and families who have experienced a Crisis situation such as a house fire or the recent flooding that impacted the area. 

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 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Cosmetic Bags
Receiving Blankets
Hair Scrunchies

 project must-knows 














We are helping Butterfly Haven with several needs for their closet that helps families with children newly entering foster care as well as families in crisis. We are also helping them with bags for their food pantry. Patrons visiting their pantry often travel on public transportation and need sturdy, reusable bags to carry canned food items home. 

Before beginning crafting for this charity, please read the project overview sheet here. 

1. Tote Bags: Butterfly Haven will be using tote bags in their food pantry so patrons can easily carry their items home  on public transportation. They've requested these bags be made from very sturdy fabric like upholstery, canvas or our bags made from a tarp. 

2. Quillows- A quillow is a blanket or quilt that easily folds into itself to make a pillow! This concept has been around for a long time and is popular because it can be used as a soft and snuggly blanket but fold compactly to be a pillow when needed. Butterfly Haven would like to try a few of these to see if they meet their needs! 

1. Baby Items- Bibs, Burp Cloths & Receiving Blankets. These are to help families with babies either in foster care or families in crisis that have lost everything. There are 2 main types of bibs to sew: ones for droolers and ones for heavy duty spitter-uppers that have a waterproof layer.  Burp cloths are designed to go over the shoulder and we have 2 great patterns. Receiving blankets are typically 40"x40" and 2 layers of snuggly flannel. Check out our patterns or use your favorite! 

3. Kitchen Items: Pot Holders, Dishcloths, Dish Scrubbies - Pot Holders can be sewn/knit/crochet.  Dishcloths and Dish Scrubbies are knit/crochet. We have some great patterns or choose your favorite! All use 100% cotton yarn. 

4. Bathroom Items: Wash Cloths & Face Scrubbies - Wash cloths and face scrubbies are quick items to knit and crochet using 100% cotton yarn.  Use your favorite pattern or choose one of ours. 

5. Hair Scrunchies- One of the most requested items in their resource room, they go through about 25 per month, they are requesting these in fun prints and colors for all ages of girls. Any pattern is acceptable, use your favorite if you have one. Ours is from Sew Very Easy and uses 1/4" elastic and makes 4 from a FQ and 40" of 1/4" elastic. 

Must Knows

  Project Overview   

Butterfly Haven Project Overview Sheet

Read this project overview sheet first first before beginning to craft for Butterfly Haven

  Tote Bags 

Tote Bags

Crafting Change Super Tote Video

Video Tutorial for this easy tote that uses heavier weight fabric.

Crafting Change Easy Tote Video Tutorial

Video tutorial for our modification of the Green Bag Lady tote provides finished seams and option for longer handles. Serge or Sew!

DIY Simple Jean Tote

Video tutorial for simple jean tote bag

Crafting Change Super Tote

Easy tote using heavier weight fabrics.

Crafting Change Easy Tote

Our modification of the Green Bag Lady tote provides finished seams and option for longer handles. Serge or Sew!

Earth Day Jean Tote

Easy reusable tote up-cycled from an old pair of jeans

Easy Canvas Tote Bag with Pocket

Super easy tote bag made from a canvas painting tarp!

Green Bag Lady Bag

This unlined tote bag sews up super fast!

DIY Tote-Beginner

Basic lined beginner friendly tote bag



Easy Sew Baby Bib

As written for 6-9 months, but easy to adjust for other sizes!

Crafting Change Kids Quillow

Video Tutorial for our new pattern! A quillow is a blanket that folds up into a pillow; this one has a handle and is sized just right for kids!

 Receiving Blankets 

Receiving Blanket

Receiving Blanket Tutorial

This technique is stellar, you will need to modify the blanket size for this project.

Reversible Blanket

Reversible Blanket with decorative stitching

Easy Baby Blanket

This super easy blanket can be made in as little as 20 minutes!

  bibs and burp cloths  


DIY Hand Towel Baby Bib

Easy DIY Bib

The Best Most Absorbent Burp Cloth Ever

Super absorbent burp cloth using cotton chenille

Easy Sew Baby Bib

As written for 6-9 months, but easy to adjust for other sizes!

Sew Very Easy Burp Cloth with Shoulder Protector

Super Easy with no fabric waste!

The Bigger Better Bib

Bib for newborn to 4 mos.



Fan Favorite Dish Cloth Patterns

This document contains multiple patterns from our Scrub-a-dub-dub Zoom where many craftivists shared their favorite dishcloth patterns!

13 Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Dishcloths are terrific projects when you want to practice new stitch techniques, play with color changes, and explore how various ideas work in combination with one another.

Beginner Crochet

It uses basic crochet stitches, works up fast and creates a textured washcloth pattern that is great for cleaning dishes!

10 Knit Dishcloths Patterns

These 10 free dishcloth patterns offer options for beginning knitters and those who wish to learn a few new skills.

Kitchen Lovelies

This fun pattern starts the same way, but gives you 4 options for edging!

47 Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

May great patterns including: herringbone and an even berry dishcloth, single double, or blue wave dishtowel.

40 Free Crochet Patterns

40 Easy crochet dishcloth patterns

Grandma's Favorite Striped Dishcloth

Textured garter stitch dish cloth.

LeSha's Dish Cloth

This easy and fun dish cloth gives you a beautiful design!

Sunny Day Crochet Dish Cloth

Features the front post double crochet stitch and shell border to create a cute sun dishcloth!

15 Easy Knitting Patterns

15 free knit dishcloth patterns

The Easiest Dish Cloth

Easy beginner pattern!

 potholders and scrubbies 


Scrappy Pot Holders

A great video tutorial to make scrappy pot holders without binding!

Repurposed Denim Potholder

A simple sewing project using squares of denim and insul bright!

How To Crochet The Best Kitchen Scrubber Ever

Dish scrubber using 6" Tule!

Pot Holder without Binding by Crafty Gemini

An easy quilted pot holder for beginners without binding by Crafty Gemini.

How To Bind A Quilt

A great technique for binding blankets or potholders!

  washcloths and face scrubbies 


10 FREE Crochet Patterns for Face Scrubbies

An assortment of free patterns to make 100% cotton, reusable face scrubbies

Free Knitting Dish & Wash Cloths

A page full of fun wash and dish cloths for the knitter!

47 Crochet Washcloths

47 fun crochet patterns for cotton washcloths

   hair scrunchies  

Hair Scrunch

 shipping guidelines 

Whenever you have items ready to ship, they are ready to accept them: 


Butterfly Haven Inc

8505 Mid County Industrial Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63114

If your box will cost you more than $20 to ship, Butterfly Haven is partnered with Give Back Box to get you a $20 UPS label from Give Back Box and ship up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to Butterfly Haven here.

Due to a computer glitch, they send out the same label with the same tracking number to every person and you can't use it. After you receive your label, please immediately email Monika at and ask for a "fresh" label with an unused tracking number. You will get a new label in 1-2 days. This is the label you should use. 

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