DETAILS FOR KNITTERS who are already on our knitting team
We need hand and finger puppets in adult hand sizes, used by workers for therapy with children suffering from abuse, neglect,bereavement, or other worries. For full details CLICK HERE
Or could you knit some "Worry Monsters" or "animal worry eaters" for child therapy? If you've never tried, please have a go - they're so easy and fun too! For full details CLICK HERE
Patterns for puppets CLICK HERE
Patterns for worry monsters and animal worry eaters CLICK HERE
Please note that we can only take items which are brand new, hand or machine knitter, crocheted or sewn with fabric, and in good, clean condition. If you haven't been given the password for the patterns pages please contact Clare.
NO THANKS: no clothing, blankets, dolls, toys, or any other items which are not puppets, monsters or animal worry eaters.
We regret that we are unable to refund the cost of postage or materials. We're also sorry that funding and time won't allow for us to collect items, except under special arrangements.
Please always include your name, surname and email address with items.
CLICK HERE for Knit-for-Nowt Terms and Conditions
AN UP-TO-DATE SUMMARY OF ALL ITEMS MADE BY KNIT-FOR-NOWT
1 Worry monsters – choose from "Zippy", (has a zipped mouth) and “Toothy the Worry Eater!” Sewn ones welcome too.
Please note the recommended dimensions in the patterns and please stuff these firmly with approved stuffing
2 Animal Worry Eaters (which aren’t monsters!) Please ensure that you make a really good, deep pocket in these. Please
stuff these firmly with approved stuffing
3 Sewn Mojo monsters – the knitted version didn’t prove so popular and it was more difficult to get good facial expressions, but the sewn version is just about the most popular item requested (please stuff these firmly)
4 “Body Image” worry monsters, both in knitted and sewn versions, identical in height and colours, but one is fatter, one thinner.
5 Disability monsters – if only one leg or arm, please make a stump, it looks more realistic. No disability animals thanks.
6 Abuse monsters - simply add a crescent shape around one eye, (black eye), and some purple, red or black marks on the limbs by sewing on pieces of felt, knitting or embroidering them. No abuse animals thanks.
7 Masks and pants for monsters – if you send a set of them we can fit them on the monsters here, or make your own for your monster. Please now use the larger version of the pants pattern, which is on the website, as our monsters are now bigger than previously
8 Hand puppet families with happy/sad sides – Mum, Dad, Gran, Grandad, boy, girl, with siblings if you like. With faces in cream or pale pink yarn, or any shade of brown, but not black. Please make them all to fit an adult hand.
9 Hand puppet families as above, but specifically Muslim or Asian
10 Bully hand puppet and Internet groomer hand puppet
11 Pairs of identical hand puppets for Play Therapy work – these could be “people” or animals
12 “Professionals” sets of hand puppets: doctor, nurse, police, social worker, teacher, and judge in robes. We’d also like if possible a “professional in a suit”
13 Animal or children’s character hand puppets – feel free to use patterns available online. As it’s for charity we’ve never had a problem with that, but we’re unable to put them up on the website due to copyright.
14 Transgender hand puppets (one side male, one side female)
15 Finger puppets – use any pattern you like, "people" or animals
16 Pregnant monster and pregnant hand puppet