UC-Riverside Medical   School Homeless Clinic 

 
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The doctors, residents and medical students of UC - Riverside Medical School & Riverside Community Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program provide volunteer services in a Homeless Clinic. They like to send each patient home with proper winter weather gear if they have come in to clinic without appropriate clothing for the elements now that the temperatures have turned colder in the area. 

 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Warm Winter Hats
Sew/Knit/Crochet
50
0
Cowls/Scarves/Scoodies
Sew/Knit/Crochet
50
17
Gloves/Mittens
Sew/Knit/Crochet
50
27
Earwarmers
Sew/Knit/Crochet
50
39

 project must-knows 

The temperatures in the area dip into the upper 30's/low 40's at night, so these winter items do not need to be as thick and warm as say the items for North Dakota. However, it is quite cold for a person living on the streets. This location is approved for a single layer of high quality fleece as it will be warm enough for the average temperatures during their coldest month. For all fleece projects, we ask that you use no-pill fleece or higher quality. The Blizzard fleece that is the cheapest pills badly after just one or two washes and does not hold up to repeat washes. We want our donated items to last more than one winter. They are only collecting adult sized items at this time. 

1) Earwamers/Headbands - These can be sewn, knit or crochet. They can be single or double layer fleece. If you've never made these before, have a look at our suggested patterns for a few good ideas! 

2) Gloves/Mittens - These can be full gloves/mittens or the fingerless variety and these can be sewn, knit or crochet. If you sew these out of fleece, a single layer or double layer of fleece is okay. We have some great suggested patterns. Have a look at some of the fun up-cycled sweater pattern ones too! 

3) Scarves/Cowls/Scoodies - They need any of these great items that help keep a person warm and any of these items can be sewn, knit or crochet. Scarves can be traditional or infinity. Cowls are wonderful and keep folks really warm as well and are great for folks sleeping on the streets as they can cover their face while they sleep and keep them toasty. A scoodie (or hooded scarf) is also nice as it is a two-for-one combo. Check out or patterns for this both sewn and crochet! 

4) Warm Winter Hats - These items need to be functional and warm. We ask that if you are knitting or crocheting you use a tight weave and not have big holes/gaps in your stitches so that hat will be warm and snuggly. Any yarn from our Master list for Hopa Mountain hats will be just perfect for these hats. If sewing, a single or double layer of high quality fleece is great. 

Many of these patterns have upcoming Zoom Sewing classes, please check out our Event schedule in The Crafting Change Community! If you have questions about sewing any of our patterns, please email Kathy Lawrence kathyl@craftingchange.org, if you have questions about knitting or crocheting, please contact Robyn Peters Robyn@craftingchange.org 

 
 

 warm winter wear - knit and crochet 

 
All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarns

Approved Master Yarn List for all fiber arts projects

Knit

How I Knit The CC Beanie

Great version of the classic CC beanie

Knit

Cozy Thermal Mitts

Textured mitts with an easy to follow pattern

Knit

Sheepy Time Swirl Hat

EASY pattern!

Knit

Basic Plain Gloves

simple, easy glove pattern for anyone

Knit

Simple Textured Mitts (2 Ways)

Versatile unisex mittens in a variety of sizes

Knit

Nice & Knit Beanie

Stylish, easy beanie

Knit

Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts

This easy peasy pattern will yield a lovely pair of fingerless mitts in very little time.

All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarns

Our recommended and tested yarns for our partner projects

Crochet

Caron Slouchy Beanie

Basic slouchy beanie

Crochet

Crafting Change Wristers

Wristers by Melanie Shovelski

Crochet

Easy Crochet Hat

Easiest crochet hat from a rectangle

Crochet

Caron Beginner Beanie

Basic Beginner Beanie

Crochet

Super Simple Fingerless Mitts

Skills needed: US double crochet, crocheting in the round, chain, slip stich

Crochet

How To Crochet A Hat - Beginners

Beginner left/right handed video tutorial

Crochet

Ear Warmers 3 Ways

Crochet Pattern by Melanie Shovelski finishes a basic ear warmer 3 ways

Crochet

Super SImple Fingerless Glove

Super Simple fingerless glove

Crochet

Undulating Cowl

Knit The Rainbow Designer donated pattern! This more challenging pattern is good practice at increasing and decreasing stitches!

Crochet

Lion Brand Homespun Fabia Cowl

This beginner project is worked back and forth in rows, then sewn together to make a ring.

Knit

Neck Thingum

This unisex, cozy tube helps fight off the bitter elements.

Crochet

1-Hour Pull-Over Scarf

Super easy beginner pattern!

Crochet

Kodiak Hooded Pocket Scarf

This is an easy level crochet pattern and the techniques involved are half double crochet and seaming. It's also super fast to work up!

Knit

Mariner's Cowl

This fast and easy cowl with 2x2 ribbing will fit any neck!

All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarns

Our recommended and tested yarns for our partner projects!

Crochet

Amplitude Scarf

Knit the Rainbow designer donated pattern! Vertical stripes on a fun and easy scarf with a thick fringe.

Knit

Straightforward Cowl

Super easy pattern for beginners. Can knit it with your favorite stitch pattern (knit/purl, cables) on the center stitches instead of garter stitch.

 warm winter wear - sewn 

 
Sew

Sew

Project Overview Sheet for UC Riverside

Sew

Sew

Easy video tutorial No Pattern!

Sew

Sew

A great place to start if you are new or newer to working with fleece or just looking for expert advice on how to handle this fabric.

Sew

Sew

Easy pattern for fleece hat with cute pom pom on top

Sew

Sew

A super simple hat in multiple sizes

Sew

Sew

Video Recording of Zoom Room Class by Kathy Lawrence on multiple patterns!

Sew

Quick Sew Video Tutorial For Fleece Fingerless Gloves

Quick Sew Video Tutorial For Fleece Fingerless Gloves

Sew

Fleece Mittens with Lining Pattern & Video

Easy lined mittens in 3 sizes child to adult. Written Instructions and link for video tutorial.

Sew

Project Overview Sheet & Pattern Fingerless Gloves

The project overview sheet includes tips and tricks as well as the links to the pattern for the fleece fingerless gloves!

Sew

Easy Fleece Mittens by Charmed by Ashley Video

Easy single layer Adult fleece mittens video tutorial

Sew

Fleece Mitten Pattern

Tutorial (link to download FREE pattern on this page). Super easy to follow tutorial! SIngle layer adult.

Sew

Easy Fleece Mittens by Charmed by Ashley

Super easy single layer fleece mitten pattern in adult sizes

SEW

Project Overview Sheet UC Riverside

Project Overview Sheet for winter wear items for UC Riverside Homeless Clinic

Sew

Fleece Neck Gaiter (not a mask)

A cozy neck warming tube for any charity requesting a scarf or neck warming device!

Sew

Fleece Ear Warmer with Bow Styling

Super easy headband with a bow detail

Sew

Tips & Tricks for Working with Fleece

Watch this if you are new to working with fleece or looking for great tips or tricks to make it easier!

Sew

Fleece Ear Warmer

Super simple Ear Warmer, link includes a You Tube video as well as tutorial.

Sew

Fleece Ear Warmer Headband

Simple fleece ear warmer headband modified from original pattern to hide the back seam to make it more comfortable for the wearer!

Sew

DIY Infinity Scarf

An amazingly easy tutorial to cut 2 infinity scarves out of 2 yards of flannel!

Sew

Fleece Headband with Front Knot

Easy fleece headband with cute knot up front!

Sew

Ear Warmer with Contrasting Binding

Modification of original pattern to add this cute contrasting binding and hidden back seam!

 

 shipping guidelines 

Cold weather is here in this area and the evening temperatures are all ready dipping into the high 30's. Ship items as soon as they are ready and they will be immediately given to those in need. Please note one address for USPS and one address for FedEx/UPS.

Shipping Address

USPS:

Dr. Matt Underwood

UCR Medical School Homeless Clinic

PO Box 74

Yucipa, CA 92399

UPS/FedEX:

Dr. Matt Underwood

UCR Medical School Homeless Clinic

1246 California Street Box 74

Yucipa, CA 92399