21 Free Breast Cancer Patterns to Knit and Crochet

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer patients may loose their hair from treatment and often have to spend long hours in cold hospitals. I’ve gathered 21 FREE Yarnspirations and Marly Bird knit and crochet patterns for hats, scarves, cowls, and shawls to make to give to cancer patients, whether your family, friends, or in your community. They’re in pink, the traditional awareness color for breast cancer, but you can easily make them in another color for a different cancer awareness or in the recipient’s favorite color.

10 Free Crochet Patterns for Breast Cancer Patients

These 10 free crochet patterns include five different chemo cap patterns, a warm shawl, three scarf patterns, and two cowls.

With Hope Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

11 Free Knit Patterns for Breast Cancer Patients

These 11 free knitting patterns include 5 chemo caps, three shawls to wrap someone in love, a scarf, a cowl, and cozy wristers to keep hands warm.

Soft and Cozy Knit Hat Free Knitting Pattern

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Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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