There are so many Craftivist projects and patterns in play. Please email us if you have a craft action you would like to showcase or want help recruiting craftivists to  implement your ideas. We are also happy to share new projects in our newsletter. For more information go to our contact us page here on the Craftivist website.  

We hope you will also check out the links below to our groups on Ravelry and Facebook and participate. It's important for us to have a place to share ideas and projects, thoughts and frustrations.  All craft mediums and levels of political and craft expertise are always welcome. 

 Join our  Facebook group  or our craftivist  Ravelry group  for information and support!

Join our Facebook group or our craftivist Ravelry group for information and support!

 Please join Jewish Hearts for Pittsburgh and create Jewish stars with hearts or Heart with Jewish stars. Hearts can be any color but yellow and please make the stars blue. Any medium is welcome to show love to the Jewish community of Squirrel Hill. Please send all completed crafts by Nov. 15th (so we can distribute in Pittsburgh by the first night of Hannukah) to Ellen Broude 591 Warburton Ave. #537 Hastings on Hudson NY 10706 For more information join the  Facebook group  or  Ravelry group.  Or check out the  google doc.

Please join Jewish Hearts for Pittsburgh and create Jewish stars with hearts or Heart with Jewish stars. Hearts can be any color but yellow and please make the stars blue. Any medium is welcome to show love to the Jewish community of Squirrel Hill. Please send all completed crafts by Nov. 15th (so we can distribute in Pittsburgh by the first night of Hannukah) to Ellen Broude 591 Warburton Ave. #537 Hastings on Hudson NY 10706 For more information join the Facebook group or Ravelry group. Or check out the google doc.

 

  The midterms are coming; it’s time to get out the vote! This    simple pattern    reminds everyone to vote whether you are coming or going and boasts a patriotic star on either side. Pattern is free but please consider donating to a woman of color running for office. You can search    here    by name or state to find black women to support.

The midterms are coming; it’s time to get out the vote! This simple pattern reminds everyone to vote whether you are coming or going and boasts a patriotic star on either side. Pattern is free but please consider donating to a woman of color running for office. You can search here by name or state to find black women to support.


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The protest is Patriotic Beaded Tube Scarf is an easy beginner knit-no purling! Directions include simple instructions for adding beads. Download the pattern below.


 Donna Druchunas's  Blue Wave hat  is the perfect project to get you motivated through midterms!

Donna Druchunas's Blue Wave hat is the perfect project to get you motivated through midterms!


 This worsted weight cowl is a perfect first color project. Fast and warm it is perfect for winter marches.  Protest is Patriotic Cowl Pattern  is free but please consider making a donation to  Planned Parenthood.

This worsted weight cowl is a perfect first color project. Fast and warm it is perfect for winter marches. Protest is Patriotic Cowl Pattern is free but please consider making a donation to Planned Parenthood.


 Free pattern for the DACap: Dream on slouchy hat pattern is  here . The pattern is free but please consider making a donation to  United We Dream , the largest immigrant led youth organization in the U.S.

Free pattern for the DACap: Dream on slouchy hat pattern is here. The pattern is free but please consider making a donation to United We Dream, the largest immigrant led youth organization in the U.S.

 

This is the one that started it all! Click on the free pattern link below to create your own Protest is Patriotic Shawlette! 

 Protest is Patriotic Shawlette! Pattern  here!

Protest is Patriotic Shawlette! Pattern here!


I created the LGBTQ+Equality for Shawl because I was upset and angry at 45’s tweet banning transgender people from the military. I chose to take my protest to my needles! It seemed many people were unfamiliar with the trans flag and I decided to add that image to the ubiquitous rainbow design for a wearable easy-to-make shawl. This pattern is free but if you download it, please consider making a donation to the following cause:

 

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network works to ensure all members of school communites are “valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. “ Donate here. 

 Download the free pattern for the  LGBTQ+Equality for Shawl .

Download the free pattern for the LGBTQ+Equality for Shawl.

 
 The  Easy LYS shawl  is simple enough for beginners yet still stylish. Choose a yarn that speaks to you and cast on!

The Easy LYS shawl is simple enough for beginners yet still stylish. Choose a yarn that speaks to you and cast on!


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My niece wanted a very simple non-slouchy hat with a cable. I couldn't find a pattern for the hat so had to create one! I hope you will make the Kokomo Tulo hat for your loved ones as well. 


Here's a stunning simple cowl that any beginner can do. It's just the knit stitch repeated over and over and makes a beautiful first project. This cowl is ideal for teaching new craftivists at your monthly meetings. A newbie can complete this with one ten dollar skein of yarn! Here's the picture and pattern for the bulky version. Below that is the worsted version. Use the pattern that works with your yarn weight. 

 
 And here's the worsted version:  Craftivist Cowl # 2

And here's the worsted version: Craftivist Cowl # 2

 
 We seamed the squares for our welcome blankets at a summer Craftivist Defarge meeting. The Smart Museum deadline has been extended so you may still be able to particpate. Check out the patterns and the Welcome Blanket group and concept  here.

We seamed the squares for our welcome blankets at a summer Craftivist Defarge meeting. The Smart Museum deadline has been extended so you may still be able to particpate. Check out the patterns and the Welcome Blanket group and concept here.

Nevertheless, She Persisted Cowl 

A simple cowl emboldened by our new national resistance motto! 

  Nevertheless, She Persisted Cowl : Detailed pattern coming soon! Here's a link to the  chart for the words .

Nevertheless, She Persisted Cowl: Detailed pattern coming soon! Here's a link to the chart for the words.

Resist Pussy hat

There are so many available patterns for pussy hats. This one adds a little resistance! 

  Resistance Pussy Hat  pattern coming soon! Here's the link to  the Pussyhat project  basic pattern. And the original  resistance hat  on ravelry. If you want to write other words, Donna Druchunas has created a fantastic ebook called  Knitting as a Political Act  that includes charts for Black Lives Matter, Rise up and an alphabet so you can create your own message.

Resistance Pussy Hat pattern coming soon! Here's the link to the Pussyhat project basic pattern. And the original resistance hat on ravelry. If you want to write other words, Donna Druchunas has created a fantastic ebook called Knitting as a Political Act that includes charts for Black Lives Matter, Rise up and an alphabet so you can create your own message.

American Flag Hat

It's time for us to reclaim the American flag. Standing up for our country is patriotic! 

 Here's the link to the  Flag Hat pattern . Here's a link to the original  bulky  pattern on Ravelry.

Here's the link to the Flag Hat pattern. Here's a link to the original bulky pattern on Ravelry.

There are a number of wonderful websites for other free patterns. Here are links to three of my favorite resources: Purlsoho, Churchmouse and Teas and Ravelry. Once you get to Ravelry please join our Craftivist group. In our group you will find other resistance knit patterns and links to a variety of beginner patterns for new craftivists. People seem to like to post the most on Facebook so if you really want the latest resistance patterns, join our Facebook group. And if you are looking for a specific pattern, please feel free to email me and I will be  happy to guide you. 

  Blanket Statement  is inspired by Hillary Clinton's line, "Bloom where you are planted." This crib quilt was auctioned off to raise money for local community gardens in Chappaqua NY. Pattern coming soon! Make one for your future feminist!

Blanket Statement is inspired by Hillary Clinton's line, "Bloom where you are planted." This crib quilt was auctioned off to raise money for local community gardens in Chappaqua NY. Pattern coming soon! Make one for your future feminist!