Here are a few websites that have patterns. Try a few out and share your works of art with children in crisis. The possibilities are endless. We put links to patterns in our monthly newsletters, so if you'd like to be on our mailing list sign-up here. This mail service is sponsored (for free—thanks MailChimp!) by MailChimp and complies with anti-spam regulations rigorously. You can unsubscibe any time right from the newsletter.
Most knitters and crocheters are familiar with Ravelry, but if you're not, check it out. It has thousands of free knitting and crochet pattern links and powerful search features. And membership is free.
Fleece Blanket Ideas
The best website we've found is a Project Linus chapter in Idaho's compendium of ideas for finishing off fleece blankets. (http://www.linusidaho.org/finishafleeceblanket.htm)
If you're into quick-and-easy (aren't we all?), knitting or crocheting squares and joining them makes wonderful blankies. And it's a nifty way to learn patterns and practice your skills. There are thousands of patterns for squares on the web too. One terrific site is Dishcloth Boutique. They have both knitting and crochet patterns. Prepare to become addicted ;-D .
Please remember, Project Linus needs machine-washable and -dryable fibers for our childrens' blankets.