How to Make Blankets...
Knit or Crochet a Blanket
Knit or crochet a blanket using any pattern and any color of washable yarn. Feel free to mix and match colors, and even make up your own pattern! The finished blanket should be approximately 20 inches square. If it's not perfect (who is?) that's fine with us, and the critters! If you'd like some ideal patterns for blankets, just check out our Free & Easy Patterns page.
While most of the blankets we make and send are this size, we do love and support larger dogs and other "critters". So do feel free to make them doggie-sized if you like, or larger to accommodate larger pets. We gladly take ANY size blanket and will find the perfect animal to cuddle it!
Make a Fleece Blanket
Use two pieces of fleece (so that it's nice and thick) - at least one piece should have a pattern, if possible. You can sew them together or cut and tie them. If they do have ties, please try to make the center (untied) portion of the blanket about 20-inches square. Click Here for a Free Tied-Fleece Pattern
Where to bring or send blankets & materials...
To mail or drop off blankets and donated materials to our headquarters:
You may mail or drop off all donations (blankets, shipping funds, yarn and fleece) at our home base in Glen Ellyn.
Comfort for Critters
3 South 139 Sequoia Drive - Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
If you are personally dropping something off, we have a large pick-up/drop-off bin (ie. bench with storage) to the left of the front door, for 24/7 access. Please leave your name and address on whatever you drop off, so that we can send a thank you note. Thank you!
To mail or drop off blankets to a shelter in your state:
If you'd like to bring in your blankets directly to an animal shelter, simply choose one from our list of participating shelters (see our Shelters Supported page). Please use our "Drop off Memo" found on this page, so that they know the blankets are part of our program. This ensures the blanket will be sent home with the pet when they are adopted!
We also ship blankets directly from CFC HQs, so please let me know when you bring in blankets to a shelter - I keep track of it all! Use the "I Made Blankets" form to the right, or send me an email at Info@ComfortForCritters.org. Thank you!