Free Ukrainian flag crochet pattern
To show our support for the people of Ukraine, we've created this free Ukrainian flag crochet pattern for you to make for charity. Plus discover how to donate and raise money for charities supporting Ukraine
We've been deeply moved by the war in Ukraine and the hardships faced by refugees fleeing the conflict. We know many crafters have been getting together to raise money for the refugees and we wanted to show our support too.
Katie Dolan has designed this Ukrainian flag crochet pattern which you can make to sell for charity or just to show your support for Ukraine. The pattern is very simple, so it's easy for beginners to attempt. It's also very quick to make, so you could easily whip up a batch of them in an afternoon or an evening.
If you're looking for a charity to support, we've rounded up a list of charities that are working to support Ukrainian refugees. You can fundraise for them or simply make a donation using the links below the pattern.
Ukrainian flag crochet pattern
You will need:
- Any cotton yarn in royal blue and yellow (we just used offcuts from our stash)
- 4mm crochet hook
- Embroidery thread in blue and yellow
How to make:
Using a yellow yarn and a 4mm hook, Ch14.
Row 1 Dc in 2nd ch and in each ch across, turn. [13dc]
Rows 2-6 Ch1 (does not count as st now and throughout), dc in each st across, turn. [13dc]
Change to blue yarn
Row 7-12 Ch1 (does not count as st now and throughout), dc in each st across, turn. [13dc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.
If you want to attach it to a wooden dowel so that you can place it in a plant pot or in your window: Sew a small loop with the corresponding coloured thread and fasten it on a pole to secure it.
If you’re looking for more beginner crochet resources, you can find them here:
- A complete guide to crochet for beginners
- Crochet abbreviations and UK/US conversions
- How to read a crochet pattern
- Find all of our How to crochet tutorials
- How to join yarn and change colours in crochet
Charities supporting Ukraine
Disasters Emergency Committee
Not sure which charity to donate to? The Disasters Emergency is a group of major charities which are working together to help the people of Ukraine. The group includes Cafod, British Red Cross, Care International and Save the Children. Every pound raised by the DEC will be matched by the UK government, up to the value of £20 million. Donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee.
Choose Love is supporting vital services for people fleeing Ukraine and those still in the country including emergency medical care, food, legal services, shelter, clothing and mental health support. Donate to Choose Love.
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross has a long history of supporting refugees and people in war zones. They provide a range of support to those in need, including providing food and warm clothing, supporting hospitals and healthcare units, training people in how to do first aid and much more. Donate to the British Red Cross.
Polish Humanitarian Action
Polish Humanitarian Action is supporting refugees arriving across the border from Ukraine. They provide direct assistance to those who have been forced to flee their homes, including food, psychological help and other forms of support. Donate to Polish Humanitarian Action.
Unicef is a children's charity that offers support in a variety of ways, including providing much-needed emergency hygiene kits for families. Donate to Unicef.
Save the Children
Save the Children is raising money to provide families with school-in-a-bag kits, family hygiene packs, food for a month, face masks and much more. Donate to Save the Children.
UN Refugee Agency
The UN Refugee Agency is providing support to Ukrainians who have fled to neighbouring countries. It offers a range of services to refugees including legal support, essential items and distributing aid to those in need. Donate to the UN Refugee Agency.
If you think there are any other charities or campaigns we could add to this list, please let us know in the comments below.
Sunflower craft projects
Did you know that the sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine? We've also included some sunflower projects below which you can make to raise money for charity or simply to show your support.
1. Sunflower embroidery pattern
This beautiful sunflower embroidery pattern by Maggie Schnücker is a lovely way to show your support for the people of Ukraine.
2. Sunflower cross stitch pattern
Are you more into cross stitch than embroidery? Have a go at making this sweet sunflower cross stitch pattern (just leave off the birthday message).
3. Sunflower star block quilt
This one is for the quilters! Stitch your own classic sunflower star quilt block with Carolyn Forster's free pattern.
4. Free sunflower printables
If you're into cardmaking or papercrafting, you can use these free sunflower printables by Rhiannon Bull to make your own handmade cards.
Support Ukrainian crafters
Ukrainian sewing pattern designers
1. Yulia at TOTOShopUA
Comfortable and practical apron patterns for adults and children.
2. Elena Sviridova at TrendyBrandyToys
A toy-making pattern shop with an eco-friendly focus. Sew simple and stylish animals, fairies and dolls.
3. Yuiliya Dudas at DudasPatterns
A versatile collection of dressmaking patterns for women and children.
4. Alina Lebid at GoodMoodToys
The sweetest collection of toy-making patterns, complete with patterns to make their little clothes.
5. Mihael Efremov at ARTuykl, artukyl.etsy.com
Stylish and practical bag-making patterns, as well as a selection of line art drawings.
6. Irina Miakotkina at IrunToys
An adorable collection of animal-themed bag and toy patterns.
6. Alyona at alyonastailorshop
An eclectic mix of dressmaking patterns for men, women and children, as well as a few lovely bag patterns.
7. Svetlana at VividStitchShop
A beautiful mixture of wildflowers stitched on soft natural linen, PDFs available to purchase.
8. Julia at EmbroDIY
A delightful mixture of quirky and modern embroidery designs to inspire! Browse the large collection of PDF patterns available to buy.
9. Natalie at EmbroideryArtbyNat
An abundance of botanical-inspired embroidery designs from pretty snowdrops to plump pumpkins. Included with each PDF download is a video tutorial too.
10. Inna at NYTKADesigns
A beautiful collection of flowers and veg-themed embroidery, we especially love the broccoli, how unique!
11. Ira Kutsyna at bloomingdaythings
A host of art-inspired embroidery, beautifully detailed and incredible pieces of art in their own right. Channel your inner artist and get stitching.
12. Anna at WellStitches
A mixture of Ukraine-inspired stitches, plus some other quirky designs. We love the sweet hummingbird design.
Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!