Crafting Change   for Ukraine 

Deadline
January 17, 2023
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 How We Are Helping 

Crafting Change is once again teaming up with our partner Global Empowerment Mission to help Ukraine. This time we are helping reach those Ukrainian citizens in multiple cities that are desperately in need of resources for a long winter, many without power. 

 

Last year Crafting Change craftivists and supporters helped provide nearly 10,000 items for refugees and the fighters. We provided thousands of warm winter items and essential supplies. We are confident we can rally again to help! We have set what we hope is an attainable goal! 

 

We have been provided a list of items that they would like us to collect for an upcoming shipment.

 

All items must be received at Crafting Change Headquarters by January 17th so we may ensure they are properly packed,  labelled and get to FL for the cargo container on time. 

 

Our Needs List:

  • Warm winter items

  • Soap Sacks and Soap

  • Items available on our Amazon Wish List for purchase

  • Funds to purchase items locally without sales tax (yeah Oregon!)

  • Funds to cover our shipping costs to get items to Ukraine.

  • All donations are tax-deductible. 

 

   what we are crafting  

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Warm Winter Hats
Sew/Knit/Crochet
1500
1500
Warm Winter Gloves/Mittens
Sew/Knit/Crochet
500
500
Warm Winter Cowls
Sew/Knit/Crochet
350
350
Soap Sacks
Sew/Knit/Crochet
1000
1000
Soap Bars
Purchased
1000
1000
Humanitarian Aid
Amazon Wish List
250
250

   project must knows  

 

We are crafting warm winter items for men, women and children over the age of 2.  We do not need items for newborn to 2 year olds at this time.  We are also making soap sacks. Please take the time to completely read our Project Overview Sheet for the answers to many of your questions and lots of important details. 

 

Handcrafted items we are collecting:

 

Warm Winter Hats

Warm Winter Gloves

Warm Winter Mittens

Cowls

Soap Sacks

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SIZING

Our size categories are: 

Men (We are not differentiating if you have big or bigger mens hats, all are just "Mens")

Women (Teens or Women size hats should be labeled as Women)

Child Large (Ages 10-14)

Child Medium (Ages 6-10)

Child Small (Ages 2-5)

We are NOT collecting items for 0-2 year olds. 

 

If you are not adding our size tags yourself, please ensure that your items are clearly separated by size when sending to HQ so we can easily tag them. All items sent to Ukraine MUST have a tag, we are happy to tag for you. 

 

Warm Winter Items

Items can be Sewn, Knit, Crochet.

 

  • If sewing with fleece, we ask that items be 2 layers of fleece.

 

  • If knitting or crocheting, please note that it is extremely cold. Washable wools are most welcome. Double layered Addi Hats are great.  Please don't use lightweight yarns or patterns that have a light weave with lots of holes. 

 

Soap Sacks

Soap Sacks can be Knit, Crochet or Sewn. We often see sacks that are not the correct size to hold a bar of soap. Please check your size! FINISHED SOAP SACKS SHOULD BE APPROXIMATELY 4"x6".  Tip: Keep an index card nearby to check your sizing!

 

If you choose to sew sacks, The ONLY sewn pattern we accept is The Crafting Change Sewn Soap Sack. Too often other patterns don't correctly hold the bar of soap, are too big, cumbersome or don't include a flap for closure. To ensure that the soap sacks will fit our boxes for shipping neatly we are only taking this one sewn pattern. 

 

Deadline to have items at our HQ

 January 17, 2023.

 

   helpful resources  

 

Crafting Change For Ukraine Project Overview Sheet

Our project overview sheet is where to start for any of our partner charities. It includes all information, links and important information for this project.

Tags For Ukraine Donations

All donations must have this tag attached. We will use a pricing gun at Crafting Change HQ or you can help by attaching it at home with yarn or thread.

   warm winter patterns  

Addi Hat Sizing Guide

A guide to knitting hats on your Addi Machine

Simple Textured Mitts (2 Ways)

Versatile unisex mittens in a variety of sizes

Hands Full Crochet Mittens

Beginner easy crochet pattern

Nice & Knit Beanie

Stylish, easy beanie

I Stand With Ukraine Beanie

Lovely knit hat

Basic Crochet Hat

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

Give It A Whirl Beanie

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

Basic Beginner Hats for the Family

Basic hat in 6 sizes!

Garter Ear Flap Hat

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

Easiest Crochet Hat Ever

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

Fleece Hat With Earflaps

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

Easy Fleece Hat Video Tutorial

Video tutorial for Easy Fleece hat pattern

Fleece Hat with Flaps

Fleece Hat with Flaps pattern

Striped Band Earflap Hat

Cute crochet children's hat with a stripe and earflaps

Slouchy Beanie

Easy slouchy beanie for kids

Balaclava Kids Hat

Great super warm hat that covers the entire face! Video Tutorial in link too!

Mariner's Cowl

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

1-Hour Pull-Over Scarf

Super easy beginner pattern!

Recommended & Tested Yarns

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

Fleece Mitten Pattern

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

The World's Simplest Mittens

Quick and easy mittens to knit up! Beginner friendly.

How I Knit The CC Beanie

Great version of the classic CC beanie

Sunflower Hat

Beautiful knit hat in the colors of Ukraine with their national flower

Classic Ribbed Beanie

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

Ribbed Beanie Hat by Melody Crochet

Video Tutorial How to crochet a beanie with a ribbed brim

Beginner Basic Hat

A basically basic hat available in 6 sizes!

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

Make a 2 Layer Hat on the Addi

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

Skyping All Purpose Beanie

This gender neutral option can be made in a variety of sizes.

Easy Fleece Hat Pattern

Easy sewn fleece hat pattern

Easy Child's Hat

Easy child's crochet hat

Simple Crochet Hat

Easy crochet hat for kids with a pompom

Seamless Earflap Hat

This pattern comes in all sizes Newborn-Adults!

Fleece Neck Gaiter (not a mask)

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

Undulating Cowl

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

Tags For Ukraine Donations

All donations must have this tag attached. We will use a pricing gun at Crafting Change HQ or you can help by attaching it at home with yarn or thread.

Basic Plain Gloves

simple, easy glove pattern for anyone

Fleece 2 Layer Mittens

Nice, thick and warm, easy to sew.

Mrs. Murdock's Mittens

Fun easy mitten pattern for children

Traditional Ear Flap Hat

An easy ear flap hat

The CC Beanie

This popular beanie is trendy, warm and easy to knit.

Chunky Crochet Beanie

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

Basic Hat with a Brim

Basic Hat in the round with a brim.

How To Knit A Hat For Beginners

Great Video Tutorial for beginners!

Fleece 2 Layer Hat

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

Fleece Hat

This easy fleece hat takes just minutes!

Caron Beginner Beanie

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

Fleece Hat with Flaps Video

Video Tutorial for the fleece hat with flap pattern

Basic Hat with Earflap Option

Children's hat with optional earflap!

Silas's Snow Day Hat

Cute ear flap hat for children

Caron Slouchy Beanie

A slouch beanie is fun and oh so comfortable! Teens love its casual style to stay warm on cold winter days.

Neck Thingum

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

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.

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!

   soap sacks  

Ukraine Soap Sack Tag

The special tag for soap sacks going to Ukraine!

Soap Sack Video Tutorial

Crochet a soap sack with Melanie Shovelski

Granny Square Soap Sack

Granny Square Pattern designed by Melanie Shovelski

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarn List

Recommended & Tested Yarn List for all crafting change partner projects

Splish Splash Soap Sack

This mermaid themed sack designed by Melanie Shovelski is easy and fun!

Knit Soap Sacks

A folder full of different knit soap sack patterns

Soap Sack Resources

Resources from S.A.C.K. including many crochet and knit patterns.

Major Stitches Soap Sack

Lovely military themed sack designed by Melanie Shovelski

Sewn Soap Sack

Sewn Terry Cloth soap sack ideal for those able to d

 
 

   shipping info  

You will be shipping items to Crafting Change Headquarters in Oregon where we will be sorting, labelling and tagging for our partner charity in the way required for shipment to Ukraine. All items must be received by January 17th so we have time to make our January 20th deadline. While you can use our PO Box, to speed up processing, we ask that you send directly to our HQ. You can include donations for other charities with these packages, we will separate upon arrival so no need to ship in multiple parcels if you have other items headed to HQ.

 

USPS, FedEx or UPS

Crafting Change for Ukraine

367 Lynnbrook Drive

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 $20.  If your box is going to cost you more than $20 to ship, please use this link to get our discounted label!  

Please mote Give Back Box UPS shipping tends to take at least 7 days to arrive, so plan accordingly. Don't forget to request a fresh label each time you order a Give Back Box label by contacting info@givebackbox.com