Skid Row   Collaboration 

 

Crafting Change is teaming up with partner Every Day Action to help provide warm winter clothing items in hygiene kits to unsheltered persons living on Skid Row and Veterans Row and other unsheltered encampments in Los Angeles this winter. 

Crafting Change Founders Kent & Tiffany Herbert will be returning to LA this winter to join our partners for distributions of food, hygiene kits and warm clothing items and blankets. We'd love to have your help in filling our hygiene bags with love and warmth! 

 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Gloves/Mittens
Sew/Knit/Crochet
75
69
Cowls/Scarves
Sew/Knit/Crochet
75
69
Earwarmers
Sew/Knit/Crochet
100
78
Warm Winter Hats
Sew/Knit/Crochet
50
0

 project must-knows 

We will be collecting ANY warm winter items either sewn, knit, crocheted or manufactured/purchased. We will distribute these throughout the winter months for adults. 

Items can be sent to Crafting Change HQ.  (Don't forget about our partnership with Give Back Box for $15 shipping labels!)

We are focusing on warm winter items we can easily make like ear warming headbands, hats, fingerless gloves/mittens and scarves/cowls. We also need Blankets. Gently used blankets in good condition are accepted and this is a great use for the Give Back Box to have cheap shipping! 

We are also collecting the following hygiene items and if you have hotel size extras laying around your house, can get some from your local dollar store or want to visit our wish list, we would appreciate any help filling our hygiene bags! 

toothpaste

toothbrushes

deodorant

Socks

first aid products/kits

feminine hygiene products. 

 
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 suggested patterns 

 

 warm winter items

 
Knit/Crochet

Recommended & Tested Yarns

Crafting Change recommended and tested yarn list sorted by project type.

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!

Crochet

Lion Brand Ribbed Headband

Easy ribbed gender neutral headband.

Crochet

Ear Warmers 3 Ways

This basic ear warmer pattern has 3 unique finishing techniques!

Knit

Basic Plain Gloves

simple, easy glove pattern for anyone

Knit

Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts

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

Knit

Topless Mittens

Knit The Rainbow Designer pattern. These fingerless mittens make a quick and low-cost project.

Sew

Easy Fleece Mittens for Kids by DIY Crush

Multiple sizes, single layer. Pattern Templates can be downloaded in this link!

Knit

Mrs. Murdock's Mittens

Fun easy mitten pattern for children

Knit

Traditional Ear Flap Hat

An easy ear flap hat

Crochet

Chunky Crochet Beanie

This easy, chunky hat will keep teens toasty this winter!

Knit

Basic Beginner Hats for the Family

Basic hat in 6 sizes!

Knit

Garter Ear Flap Hat

For the adventurous knitter ready to take on a challenge, look at this ear flap pattern in 5 sizes!

Crochet

Easiest Crochet Hat Ever

Easy unisex for all sizes. This is our preferred crochet hat. It has good stretch, is warm and versatile.

Sew

Fleece Hat With Earflaps

Written pattern and YouTube tutorial for a fun fleece hat with earflaps.

Sew

Easy Fleece Hat Pattern

Easy sewn fleece hat pattern

Sew

Fleece Neck Gaiter (not a mask)

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

Crochet

Undulating Cowl

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

Sew

DIY Infinity Scarf

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

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 Headband with Front Knot

Easy fleece headband with cute knot up front!

Sew

Fleece Ear Warmer with Bow Styling

Super easy headband with a bow detail

Knit

Crafting Change Knitted Ear Warmer

An easy, beginner project of a basic ear warmer written by Robyn Peters.

Crochet

Suzette Stich Ear Warmer

This beginner friendly pattern uses only single crochet and double crochet stitches. Includes multiple sizing options and video tutorial.

Knit

Cozy Thermal Mitts

Textured mitts with an easy to follow pattern

Crochet

Crafting Change Wristers

Easy wristers by Melanie Shovelski done in a rectangle and seamed up the side.

Crochet

Super Simple Fingerless Gloves

Quick, easy fun to make with endless color combinations.

Crochet

Hands Full Crochet Mittens

Beginner easy crochet pattern

Knit

Nice & Knit Beanie

Stylish, easy beanie

Crochet

Basic Crochet Hat

This simple crochet pattern is sure to please any person that receives it!

Crochet

Give It A Whirl Beanie

The swirling ridges of this hat will take you just a few hours to complete!

Knit

Beginner Basic Hat

A basically basic hat available in 6 sizes!

Knit

Easiest Knit Hat Ever

Easy knit unisex hat for any size. Our #1 preferred hat style. Also visit the You Tube Tutorial here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-OYMix6bPI

Knitting Machine

Make a 2 Layer Hat on the Addi

2 layer hat with a brim on the Addi Knitting Machine.

Crochet

Caron Beginner Beanie

This basic beginner beanie is fast and easy for any crocheter!

Sew

Fleece Hat with Flaps Video

Video Tutorial for the fleece hat with flap pattern

Knit

Neck Thingum

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

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.

Crochet

Amplitude Scarf

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

Sew

Warm Winter Wear Class Zoom Room Video

Kathy Lawrence Zoom Room Class recorded unedited video of winter wear class

Sew

Ear Warmer with Contrasting Binding

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

Sew

Fleece Ear Warmer

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

Crochet

Gender Neutral Ear Warmer

This easy to make tube is great for men or a nice gender neutral choice!

Knitting Machine

Addi Hat Sizing Guide

A guide to knitting hats on your Addi Machine

Sew

Quick Sew Video Tutorial For Fleece Fingerless Gloves

Quick Sew Video Tutorial For Fleece Fingerless Gloves

Crochet

Super Simple FIngerless Mitts

Crocheted in the round, an easy fingerless mitt pattern.

Knit

Simple Textured Mitts (2 Ways)

Versatile unisex mittens in a variety of sizes

Knit

The World's Simplest Mittens

Quick and easy mittens to knit up! Beginner friendly.

Knit

How I Knit The CC Beanie

Great version of the classic CC beanie

Crochet

Classic Ribbed Beanie

This easy pattern for beginners is a classic ribbed beanie for everyone!

Crochet

Basic Hat with a Brim

Basic Hat in the round with a brim.

Knit

How To Knit A Hat For Beginners

Great Video Tutorial for beginners!

Sew

Fleece 2 Layer Hat

Simple 2 layer fleece hat that is reversible for all ages.

Sew

Fleece Hat

This easy fleece hat takes just minutes!

Sew

Easy Fleece Hat Video Tutorial

Video tutorial for Easy Fleece hat pattern

Sew

Fleece Hat with Flaps

Fleece Hat with Flaps pattern

Knit

Mariner's Cowl

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

Crochet

1-Hour Pull-Over Scarf

Super easy beginner pattern!

Crochet

Lion Brand Homespun Fabia Cowl

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

 
 

 shipping guidelines 

You will be shipping items to Crafting Change Headquarters in Oregon and we will be delivering to Los Angeles in December. You have several shipping options, please read carefully.

For regular USPS mail: 

Crafting Change HQ

PO BOX 41631

Eugene, OR 97404

For FedEX/UPS

Crafting Change HQ

255 River Avenue, Box 41631

Eugene, OR 97404

We are partnered with Give Back Box to offer discounted shipping labels for items coming to our HQ! You can ship a box up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to us for $15.  If your box is going to cost you more than $15 to ship, please use this link to get our discounted label! 

https://givebackbox.shop/products/crafting-change-shipping-label