Patterns - links
Here are some links to free patterns available on the internet that you might find useful.  Please respect the copyright of the designers and only use the patterns for personal or charity purposes. 

THE KAS PATTERN BOOK Here you will find knitting and crochet patterns for squares, toys and various items of clothing. Please note that Knit-a-Square, South Africa is now only requesting blankets, 8 inch blanket squares, hats, hand warmers and toys.
RAY OF HOPE A number of patterns (mostly knitting) for premature babies. This is a UK site so the few crochet patterns available here are written in UK terminology. The pattern page does not appear to have been updated since 2009 so some of the links may be broken.
BEV'S COUNTRY COTTAGE No pattern links page would be complete without reference to Bev's Country Cottage. A US site with links to many patterns for premature baby clothes as well as helpful size charts, hook and needle conversion charts (US to UK) and much more besides
UK HANDKNITTING ASSOCIATION For free patterns, news, events, clubs, details of charities accepting knitting for distribution and fundraising and all things knitting and crochet
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Click on the link for patterns available on their Pinterest page

We would stress that we have not necessarily tested these patterns and, whilst we have no reason to believe that the websites contain anything malicious, we cannot be responsible for their content.

Patterns - downloads
Here are some PDF files which may be downloaded using the links

Kathy's Cosy Jumper The beauty is that it really is so simple to make but so warm - which is of course the most important thing
Twiddle Muff Knitting pattern for twiddle muffs - in much demand to bring comfort and relieve anxiety in patients suffering from dementia. Contact your local Alzheimer's Society or care home to donate your finished twiddle muffs.
Plain Jane Square Plain Jane and striped squares are the most fundamental part of what Knit-A-Square does. It takes 35 of these squares to make a blanket for a child in need, and each square is treasurednotes
Corner to corner blanket square The beauty of this pattern is that you get the right size square
whatever needles or yarn you use.
KAS Cuddlebug - knitted version A simple colourful toy
Crochet Cuddlefish A fun easy amigurumi fish
Izzy Dolls This pattern is freely available on the internet for charitable use.
Crochet Butterfly Angel A tiny angel, just 3 inches in height, with butterfly wings.