The 8 Best Knitting and Crochet Patterns for Mom

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away – have you started crafting for mom yet? You still have time to knit or crochet a fabulous gift, and we have just the patterns to help you! These handmade projects will touch mom’s heart and let her know just how much you appreciate everything she does.


Knitters, are your mom’s feet constantly cold? Keep her warm with the Scandinavian Slippers, knit using easy mitered squares. Worsted weight yarn will have these babies off your needles in no time. Pair this gift with a fancy mother-daughter pedicure to really treat mom’s feet!


Crocheters, if your mom is a jewelry aficionado, the Creative Crochet Beaded Necklace will be right up her alley. The crochet is worked around the beads, bringing two fun crafts together in one unique project. Give this gorgeous necklace to mom with a pair of sparkly matching earrings for a cute set.

Starter Socks

The Starter Socks are another great way to show mom how much you care. These are the perfect socks for a new sock knitter, and they’re extra comfy to boot. Add a DVD of mom’s favorite movie and some popcorn, and you have a cozy night and fun quality time. For an even better value, you could knit mom several pairs of socks with the convenient Sock Pattern Collection!

Victorian lace

Give mom the gift of organization with the crocheted Victorian Lace Card Holder. She can stash all her punch cards, gift cards, credit cards, or business cards inside to keep her purse tidy and her things handy. Pair it with a gift card to her favorite spa or restaurant for a winning combination she’ll really enjoy!

Victorian ruffles

The Victorian Ruffles Pillow is a warm and comfy gift mom will love. Knit it in her favorite color and she’ll be proud to show it off to anyone who stops by for a visit. Wrap it with a book she’s been excited to read, and you have a thoughtful gift that will bring a smile to her face.

Mountain shadoes

The Mountain Shadows Bracelet is another piece of pretty crocheted jewelry perfect for mom. Sparkling beads accent the edges, and a clever button makes the size easy to adjust. Take mom out for a manicure, and she’ll be showing off her hands (and wrist!) all day.


If your mom is always on-the-go, the Vacation Project Bag is a wonderful gift that will help her keep her necessities in place. If she’s also a knitter, she can stash her current work-in-progress inside, but if she’s not, this bag makes the perfect travel purse! Put some wallet-sized photos of the family inside to set this handmade gift apart and make it even more special.

Cute and Classic

Finally, the Cute and Classic Clutch is a clever  gift that will make mom swoon. The sweet hearts in the crocheted motifs are a darling way to show your love. Slip a thoughtful note inside before you give it to her, and you’re sure to bring tears of joy to her eyes.

What are you making for mom this year? We’d love to hear your knit or crocheted gift ideas!

Mother’s Day gift ideas

A handmade gift is a wonderful way to show your mom how much she means to you and thank her for everything she does. We’ve rounded up a few fabulous projects that are sure to make her heart swell. Some are quicker to make than others, but remember that you can always save these gems for next year if you’re pressed for time.

IMG_0404_ADJ_200pxIf you inherited your love of knitting from your mom, the Vacation Project Bag will make a sweet and thoughtful gift. She’ll carry her current works-in-progress with pride in this fun tote, and you can fill it with her favorite candies and a gift card to the spa to treat her to a well-deserved mini-vacation.

lilac leavesGive your mom the gift of glamour with the Lilac Leaves Scarf. The stunning lace pattern exudes grace and sophistication, and she’ll have a blast showing it off when you take her out for brunch.

Pearl_cuff_200Crocheters, the Pearl Cuff is a quick and lovely accessory you can make in your mom’s favorite color. Pair it with the Beaded Spiral Earrings for a set of jewelry she’ll always treasure.

MoonstoneCowl_DSC2532_200pxThe beautiful Moonstone Cowl will keep your mom warm in a chilly office or theater. Take her to see the movie she has been talking about for a wonderful Mother’s Day together.

Are you giving your mom a handmade gift this year? Don’t worry – we won’t spoil the surprise! I am making my mom one of the fun projects above, so stop by again on Friday to find out which one!