Knitting For Brisbane's Needy is a 'Not For Profit' Organisation

Knitting for Brisbane's Needy was started in Jan 2006 by Karen Croke from the Glass House Mountains area of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland, Australia.

Karen, and a couple of her friends noticed that the homeless of Queensland were getting a raw deal. "Charities have told us how much this would be appreciated as people don't tend to donate warm clothing for Queensland's needy as they think it doesn't get cold enough here, but it does especially for those living on the streets in the cold and wet. They also like to be able to give some NEW items to the needy as it boosts their self confidence."

Thus started what has become a phenomenom. From those small beginnings, now over 400 members regularly contribute "new, handmade" items that go all over Queensland and beyond. Where-ever a need is perceived, K4BN is ready to help in whatever small way it can. From Beanies, Scarves and Gloves for the homeless, to burial outfits for babies born "sleeping".



Guess what? we've got a new storage and packing shed! Thanks to a very generous donation from
Scott Alexander ( Thank You Scott ) see our new gallery of Pics HERE.

If you are into gardening then visit Scott's website at


A massive collection of pictures from the Knitting Natters meetings, Grant's BBQ's, Maryborough, Toowoomba and lots more:

Make yourself a cuppa and get busy



    Fund Raising Night At The Orient Hotel Brisbane

What a great night! Loads of supporters turned out for a top night of fun, laughter and food.The fund raiser can be considered a great success. Many thanks to Peter and Karen and for everyone for turning out on a less than pleasant night.  

                                  There's pictures and even a short video of the night.     



    A special thanks to those that could not make it but donated anyway, without you all we could not do what we do to help the homeless and needy.

Pete & Karen


TV Footage from the Sunsuper Christmas Show

We always need knitted/crocheted items - premature baby clothes, baby clothes (including booties, beanies, jackets, mittens, blankets), children's beanies, gloves, jumpers, scarves, TOYS,  adult beanies, scarves, gloves, jumpers, blankets,  also blankets/toys to go to animal refuges for mainly dogs and cats.

We DESPERATELY need wool, material off-cuts (reasonable size pieces please); prepaid postage packs; couriers who would drop off/pick up donations across Queensland for free or at least, very discounted prices!

Also, we are always seeking
toiletry items suitable to be put into new knitted/crocheted/sewn toiletry bags for the homeless, needy families, domestic violence shelters etc.

Please CONTACT us if you can help.

We have some members who make various items for us to SELL (with their permission) to raise funds for K4BN, to buy wool, pay for postage, petrol costs etc.

You can view these items HERE