Crafting for Wildlife

Support wildlife with your crafting skills

Are you a crafty person?

Can you knit, crochet or sew?

Wildlife Rescue League needs you!

WRL rehabilitators, partner veterinarians and volunteer transporters use many kinds of knitted and sewn items to keep wild life warm and cozy.

Knitted and crocheted nests

These nests are keeping animals warm while they are transported and cared for until they are ready to go back to the wild!


Regular and honeycomb hammocks

Pouches and snuggle sacks

Hanging and non-hanging

Bat wraps

They can be used for other wildlife too

And more!

If you have an item you would like to make and donate, we can have a rehabilitator try it out and see how it works! Your donations of these items helps tremendously in the efforts to save wildlife.

Mail items to WRL

Mail your items to Wildlife Rescue League c/o Becky Choi 4132 Teton Place, Alexandria VA 22312.


If you have questions, please contact

Knitting, crocheting & sewing tutorials

Rice Socks

Rice Socks

Instructions on how to make rice socks used by veterinarians and rehabilitators to provide warmth to wildlife.

View instructions


Knitted Bird Nest

Bird Nest Knitting tutorial from Studio Knit

Nest Patterns for Wildlife Rescues

Knitting and crocheting patterns from Bev’s Contry Cottage

Knitted or crocheted nests

Instructions for knitted or crocheted nest patterns. View pdf.

Recycled Plastic Nests

Instructions for crocheted nest pattern. View pdf.

Basket Pattern

Basket Pattern you can Knit up in a Flash from Little Yellow Wheelbarrow

Hammocks and More

Honeycomb Hammock

Sewing tutorial from The Rat Lady

Honeycomb Hammock

Sewing tutorial from The Bohemian Rat Youtube channel

Flat Hammock

Hammocks for wildlife sewing instructions. View pdf.

Pouches / Snuggle Sacks

Common Rat Hammocks and Accessories

Many sewing tutorials and patterns from Ratpolis. View pdf.

Bat Wraps

Bat wrap

Sewing pattern from Animal Rescue Freecycle. This pattern’s size can be adjusted to make smaller ones as well. View pattern pdf.


Wildlife Rescue League - Viriginia
Wildlife Helpline 703-440-0800