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21 Knit Mother's Day Gift Ideas

By: Caitlin Kavanaugh, Editor for

Finding the perfect present for Mother's Day isn't always easy.  With so many options available both in stores, catalogs and especially online, it's challenging to know where to start.  If you are like me, money is also a huge 21 Knit Mother's Day Gift Ideasfactor.  Are there any Mother's Day Gift Ideas that won't obliterate your budget?  The answer, of course, is yes!  Instead of buying a gift this year, try knitting one.  Not only will you have an excuse (as if you need one) to start knitting, but a homemade Knit Mother's Day gift will be a unique, and handcrafted way of showing mom, or another special woman, how much they mean to you.  So let's get started!  Whether your mom, or special woman, prefers scarves, cowls or knit bags, this collection of 21 Knit Mother's Day Gift Ideas has a little bit of everything.


21 Knit Mother's Day Gift Ideas Table of Contents

Light and Lacy Scarves
Cozy Cowls for Mom
Stylish Knit Bags
Special Gifts for a Knitter


Light and Lacy Scarves

For Mother's Day, you can't go wrong with a classic lacy scarf.  If you're in a hurry, the 45 minute Scarf is perfect for a last-minute gift that will still look amazing.  If you have more time on your hands, try knitting the simple and luxurious Fitzgerald Scarf is your mother's favorite color.  Whatever Mother's Day Gift Ideas you are searching for, any one of these scarves would be well received.

45 Minute Scarf
Fitzgerald Scarf
Mother of Pearl Scarf
Dreaming of Spring Scarf
Red Flame Scarf

Cozy Cowls for Mom

Cowls aren't just for autumn anymore, they are a fashionable way to add color and texture to any outfit.  Cowls, just like the visually stunning Accordion Cowl, also make fabulous gifts for mom on Mother's Day.  So brighten up your mom's day (in addition to her grey wardrobe) with a cheery purple Canaletto Cowl.  Short on time?  Try knitting up a quick Easy Cowl Pattern from the list below.  


Mommy and Me Knit Hats
Burberry Inspired Cowl
Canaletto Cowl
Easy Cowl Pattern
Emphasis Cowl

 Stylish Knit Bags

Even if you hardly had a clue when you were brainstorming Mother's Day Gift Ideas, bags should have been on the list.  Everyone needs a sturdy and reliable bag that's able to carry multiple items.  This list below features a bag for every kind of woman.  Create a colorful purse by knitting the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Purse.  For the hardore shopper, the Hexagonal Market Bag is pattern that's both stylish and practical. 

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Purse
Brea Bag
Knitting Tote
Boredom Buster Bag
Colorful Knitting Tote Bag
Hexagonal Market Bag


Special Gifts for a Knitter

If none of the gift ideas above feel right to you, or if you're looking to knit a little something extra for mom, these small patterns are just what you need.  Use free knitting patterns like the Knit Hearts to attach onto your Mother's Day card.  Wouldn't that make a lovely surprise?

Minature Knitting Bag Pattern
Ornament for Knitting Lovers
One Hour Scarf
Knit Hearts


If you're searching for more inspiration for homemade Mother's Day gifts, don't miss our exciting free eBook: Mother's Day Crafts for Adults: 9 Easy Knitting Projects for Mom.  Inside you'll find an array of knitting inspiration, incluing knit scarves, sweaters, leg warmers and more.

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