Knits for Mom: 25 Mother's Day Crafts


Knits for Mom: 25 Mother's Day Crafts

This Mother's Day, instead of stopping off at the grocery store to pick up some flowers and chocolate, why not treat Mom to something handmade straight from your knitting needles?  From lightweight sweaters with lace accents to feminine accessories that are bursting with color and personality, there are so many knit Mother's Day crafts available that you're bound to find one that will suit your mother's tastes perfectly.  And imagine how appreciative she'll be when she finds out you made her gift instead of buying one from a store?


And so, in honor of all the fantastic, caring moms out there, I've rounded up this exciting selection of free knitting patterns that include some of the best Mother's Day crafts for knitters.  Below you'll find knit sweaters, scarves, shawls and even a knit coffee cozy.  No matter what your skill level, there's a pattern that's just right for your mom.

Knits for Mom

Sweater Knitting Patterns
Knit Shawl Patterns
Classic Knit Accessories
Unexpected Knit Gift Ideas


Sweater Knitting Patterns

While more time consuming to knit, sweaters make a wonderful gift for Mother's Day.  Whether you elect to try this simple Nutmeg Sweater, designed with slim-fitting sleeves and a basic neckline, or if the quick-to-knit One Week Sweater is more up your ally, your mother will love any one of these designs.

Grace Kelly Sweater


Nutmeg Raglan Sweater

One Week Sweater

Cuff to Cuff Summer Sweater

Garter Lace Cardigan

Sinfully SImple Lace Sweater

Grace Kelly Sweater



Knit Shawl Patterns

Get wrapped up in these classic shawl patterns that range from casual to glamorous.  For a versatile pattern that can be worn across the shoulders or around the neck as a cowl, the Fruit Loop Shawl is your best bet.  If you're hoping to find a dashing and elegant pattern, the Lace Dreams Shawl is fancy enough for even the most royal of affairs.


Fruit Loop Shawl

Lace Dreams Shawl

Beloved Shawl

Summer Whisper Wrap

Angel Shawl

Bamboo Wedding Shawl

Oaklet Shawl


Classic Knit Accessories

For last-minute gift ideas, you can't go wrong with a knit cowl or scarf.  Either of these patterns can easily be made in a weekend or less; plus, they're super easy to customize with your mom's favorite colors. 

Gossamer Infinity Scarf


Ruffles In a Row Scarf

Coral Lace Headband

Pretty Petaled Cardigan Pin

Two Needle Boot Toppers

Gossamer Infinity Scarf

Easy Lace Scarf



Unexpected Knit Gift Ideas

For the mom who already has everything, the free patterns below are a great way to surprise her.  Does your mom like to travel?  Knit her some adorable luggage tags to throw on her suitcase next time she goes on vacation.  And for all the coffee-and-tea-loving moms out there, knit her a Simple Sweater Mug Cozy; this mug cozy comes complete with knit arms and mittens that bring life to whatever mug it's wrapped around.

Knit Wine Bottle Sweater

Beginner Tea Cozy

Knit Luggage Tags

Knit Wine Bottle Sweater

Vintage Charm Cup Cozy

Cabled Hot Water Bottle Cover

Posey Pincushion

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