​Knitters and Crocheters:

Send us your Critters! We would love to share your handmade animals with kids at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. or INOVA Children's Hospital in VA. Small Critters are welcome as stress balls for kids during testing and large Critters make wonderful snuggle toys for long days in bed.

Send us knit squares of any size and we will add them to our "Critter Creation Kits," where patients can stuff their own bunnies! Just leave a super long tail to stitch up the Critter to share with a child battling cancer. Enough yarn to create a matching yarn pom pom is even better! Most squares we receive are about 8x8, but as small as 4" and big as 15" work well!

Knit and crochet comforting critters for kids fighting cancer! Contact your local childrens hospital to share a Critter with kids near you.

Drop your completed Critters or knit squares at Nature's Yarns in Fairfax to be delivered to local children fighting cancer. Thanks for all the wonderful Critters we have received so far!


Host a Bunny Making Party, Critter Creation Kit assembly line or learn to knit workshop! ​Contact us at to come teach you how to create a Critter! Perfect for older Girl Scout Troops or Moms Night Out events.​

Send us your yarn, needles or stuffing! We need supplies to create more Critters and to share with groups who want to learn. We prefer natural materials such as cotton or wool, but will appreciate any soft materials that you would want to snuggle. We also need large ziploc bags and brochure paper for the Critter Creation Kits.

Raise awareness of childhood cancer. Send a letter to your congressperson or senator. Find more info at The Truth 365.

Donate blood! One pint of blood can be as valuable as donating $1,000! Contact Children's National Blood Donor Center to donate or host the bloodmobile! 

Nature's Yarns
Critter Basket at Nature's Yarns
Truth 365
Children's National

Donate Critters of Any Size

Critter Birth Certificate
Print a Birth Certificate and include it with your Critter, square or owl body if you would like to include it with your donation!

Here are some helpful tips for creating knit squares! Be sure to include enough yarn to stitch up the bunny with your donation. (at least 3x the square height, more for a matching pom pom tail!)

Here is the pattern from Ravelry we use to create owls for the "Critter Creation Kits." If you cast off and leave a nice tail instead of closing it with a kitchener stitch, we can make a kit out of yours too!

Here is a free crochet pattern created by Noelle for Cancer Kickin' Critters. Enjoy!

A simple pattern from Ravelry for knitting in the round, a cat this time!

Ravelry has millions more project ideas and offers many free and easy soft toy patterns.
Square Instructions
Owl Pattern
Quick Chick Pattern
Cat Pattern