Show Your Support: Knitting Patterns for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and here at Craftsy we’re showing our support with knitting patterns created with breast cancer in mind.

We know that DIY projects are already full of love (after all, we knitters won’t knit a sweater for just anyone!), so it’s only natural that we turn to knitting for an important cause.

You don’t have to knit up an entire garment or even a hat to show support. You can knit something as simple as a pink ribbon for all the walkers in your fund-raising team. Wear a bracelet that has the ribbon knitted into it. Knit a pink ribbon to keep at your desk. Remember it’s the thought — not the size or skill level of the project — that counts.

Here are some knitting patterns from Craftsy that support breast cancer in many different ways.

We’ve also noted when a portion of sales from the pattern will be donated to breast cancer research so that you can give back in multiple ways at once. Choose a project and show some support and awareness in the form of knitting.
Woman Wearing Pink Knit Scarf

Hope Shawlette

Designer and Craftsy instructor Stefanie Japel designed the Hope Shawlette in conjunction with Craftsy, knitted using Lorna’s Laces Solemate in the Flamingo Stripe colorway.

Lorna’s Laces donates 20% of the sales in this colorway to breast cancer charities, and 50% of the sale of the actual pattern goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

If you’d like to see more of Stefanie’s designs, check out some of the Craftsy classes she leads including her newest, Knit Lab: In the Round.

Get the pattern here

Pink Knit Interwoven Scarf

Photo via O/C Knitiot Designs

Ribbons of Hope Ornament

The free Ribbons of Hope Ornament pattern can be created in any color to represent different types of cancer, including pink to represent breast cancer. Knit these up as brooches to wear every day, or make them for your team to wear at an upcoming walk. You can also hang this ribbon as an ornament in your home.

Get the pattern here

Purple Lace Knit Scarf with Breast Cancer Ribbon Theme

Photo via Claudia Donnelly Designs

Lace Knit Scarf

The To Whom It May Concern pattern features awareness ribbons in the design. Knit it in pink in support of breast cancer awareness. This project is ideal for knitters who love lace knitting. Since the project is so airy, it doesn’t require much yarn or even time. The open stitches also make the scarf appropriate year-round.

Get the pattern here

Girl Wearing Brown Hat with Breast Cancer Ribbon

Photo via LIttle LIppy Ewe Designs

Be Aware Hat

Breast cancer awareness projects don’t have to be overly complicated. This simple Be Aware Hat pattern with a single ribbon uses intarsia. The pattern ranges in size from infant to adult, so you can make one for anyone who wants to show awareness.

One-hundred percent of the profits from this pattern go to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day.

Get the pattern here


Mannequin Wearing Pink Knit Hat

Photo via Lisa Knits/ Lisa Carnahan

Ribbons Hat

Craftsy member Lisa Carnahan designed this Ribbons hat pattern for her sister, a breast cancer survivor. A portion of the profits from the sale of the pattern will go to aid cancer research.

Get the pattern here

Have you ever knitted anything in support of breast cancer research? Share your ideas with us and inspire other knitters.

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2 Responses to “Show Your Support: Knitting Patterns for Breast Cancer Awareness”
  1. Jane Esson
    Jane Esson

    As a survivor of breast cancer I would love to knit the Hope shawlette but cant seem to get the pattern. can you please help

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Jane,

      Thank you for contacting us. The patterns are still getting added to the site. I apologize for the wait.

      Thank you!