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Knits for Mom: 25 Mother's Day Crafts

By: Caitlin Eaton, Editor for AllFreeKnitting

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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