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21 Free Breast Cancer Patterns to Knit and Crochet

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we’d like to highlight some free breast cancer patterns to knit and crochet. Unfortunately, it’s common for cancer patients to lose their hair from treatment. And they often have to spend long hours in cold hospitals. So we’ve gathered 21 FREE Yarnspirations and Marly Bird knit and crochet patterns for hats, scarves, cowls, and shawls. You can make these for cancer patients, whether your family, friends or in your community.

Of course, 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 the recipient’s favorite color.

Free breast cancer patterns to knit and crochet - 5 patterns shown: 2 caps, shawl, cowl, and scarf.

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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.

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Many of the above patterns are simple, but some are a little more complex. But worked in soft yarn we know they’ll be well-received.

We hope you’ll use these breast cancer patterns to knit and crochet to bless someone going through a difficult time.

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  1. joyce hancock says:

    I have been following you for years and have made several of your patterns. I was always frustrated when you shared a grouping of patterns, but knit and crochet were mixed together. I am sooo happy that you have now separated them. I only knit, so this saves me from looking at patterns I can’t make. Thank you.

Marly Bird

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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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