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Mother’s Day Gift Knitting Patterns

by | Apr 29, 2017 | Featured, Holiday, Mother's Day

Knitting Patterns for Quick Mother's Day Gifts. Most patterns are free.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for I Heart Mom Cloth

I Heart Mom Cloth

Easy block pattern from Kris Krafts that can be used for wash or dish cloth, afghans or more. Pictured project by SapphireChild

Free Knitting Pattern for Aubrey Spa Set

Aubrey Spa Set

Pampering spa set includes patterns for face pads, washcloths, and a matching basket. Fill it with handmade soaps and you have the perfect gift!

Free Knitting Pattern for Heart Card

Loving Thoughts Heart Card

Show you care with a personalized card with a knitted heart by Kelly Jo Sweeney. Pictured project by fluffernutters

Free Knitting pattern for double pointed needle roll

© laars

DPN Needle Roll

Is your mother a knitter? Catherine Ward’s simple clever design holds double pointed needles in place with strategically placed rows of purl stitches. Be sure to check out the projects for customization ideas. Other knitters have added fabric backing or borders and different closures. On knitter adapted it for circular needles. Pictured project by laars.

Free Knitting Pattern for Aromatherapy Tea Cosy

Aromatherapy Tea Cosy

This clever cozy includes four hidden interior pockets for sachets filled with scented flax seeds or aromatherapy beads. When you brew a comforting pot of tea, the moist heat from your teapot will release the healing scents. One of the patterns in Mindful Knitting by Tara Jon Manning.

Free Knitting Pattern for Sweater for Purse Tissue Packets

Sweater for Purse Tissue Packets

Fasty, easy pattern for small cozy to hold purse-sized tissue packets. Great for stash busting, stocking stuffers, and fundraisers. Project by breet who added a flower.

Free Knitting Pattern on Undecided Slippers

Undecided Slippers

These slippers are knit mostly in garter stitch, but with an unusual bi-directional construction in two directions that showcases self-striping or variegated yarn. Designed by Sybil R

Free Knitting Pattern for Pen Holder / Cozy

Pen or Stylus Holder / Cozy

This clever felted flowered cozy keeps your pen or stylus handy in a pretty way. Just insert your pen in the stem and hook the flowered end over the edge of your purse, tablet, or wherever you want. Designed by Crazy Dazy.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Vase of Grace

Vase of Grace

Very easy creative pattern for dressing up any vase in any shape that will leave people wondering how you did it. Designed by Nicky Epstein, it’s simply a stockinette tube knit with a beautiful yarn that you slip over a base. Then you stitch thread or yarn at every curve in the vase and gather the stitches so the tube hugs the vase. Great for gifts or decorations!

Free Knitting Pattern for Winged Heart Tattoo

Winged Heart Tattoo

This heart pillow softie is inspired by classic tattoos with banner and optional felted wings. 4 by 5 inches without the wings. Designed by annypurls

Free knitting pattern for Lace Earring Holder and more stash buster knitting patterns

Lace Jewelry Holder

Laylock designed this quick project that only requires a small frame, some thumbtacks, and some lace in the pattern she provides or your own. Then hang your earrings on the lace or use s-hooks to hang other jewelry. Great quick gift! Also great for leftover swatches!

Free knitting pattern for Ocean Picture Frame made of i-cord

Ocean Photo Frame

Kathryn Williams designed this DIY frame that’s a frame mat decorated with i-cord.

Rose Flower Free Knitting Pattern | Flower Knitting Patterns, many free patterns at


Perfect for a Mother’s Day brooch. Lesley Stanfield designed this rose that is knit as one piece and then wrapped to create the rose.

Free Knitting Pattern for Pinwheel Flowers

Pinwheel Flowers

Give a bouquet that lasts forever! These quick and clever flowers designed by Frankie Brown are simple garter stitch flowers, knitted in one piece, from DK yarn. A pattern for stalks and leaves is also included, should you want to knit a bouquet.

Free knitting pattern for Ruched Sleep Eye Mask and more stash buster knitting patterns

© martyporteous

Ruched Sleep Eye Mask

Designed by Sarah Core, this sleep mask covers the eyes without laying heavy on the face.  The pattern also provides instructions for turning your mask into a eye sachet, with a detailed pattern included for making a mask backing.

Free knitting pattern for Tolt Folded Bag

© Veronika Jobe

Tolt Folded Bag

Veronika Jobe created this clever pattern that creates a tote out of a folded rectangle of knitting. Handle is optional. Two versions are included for garter stitch and stockinette, but you can use any stitch you want. The pictured garter stitch version uses ribbon yarn.

Patterns for Purchase

Noni Flower 40 Exquisite Flower Knitting Patterns | Flower Knitting Patterns, many free patterns at

Noni Flower 40 Exquisite Knitted Flowers

Perfect for a Mother’s Day bouquet that lasts forever! These designs by Nora Bellows are truly amazingly gorgeous!

Knit a Dozen Slippers

Knit a Dozen Plus Slippers includes styles and sizes to fit anyone from young children to adult women and men. Each pattern comes with instructions for multiple sizes so the fit will be just right. Digital download.

See the slipper patterns in the book and get the ebook

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Knitting Patterns for Spa and Bath Sets

Spa & Bath Sets to Knit

Each of the 5 sets in Spa & Bath Sets to Knit has an adult-size bath mitt, drawstring soap sack, facecloth, and headband knit in soft cotton worsted weight yarn. Sets are Refresh (featuring a lacy diamond border), Paradise (diamond lace pattern), Rejuvenate (forget-me-not floral pattern), Sunrays (eyelet mock cable pattern), and Tranquility (with an eyelet lattice border).

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Knitting Pattern for Lace Photo Mats

Lace Photo Mats

Handknit Holidays coverDress up your photo gifts with lace photo mats. There are at least 2 designs. One of the more than 50 patterns in Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick (Author) and Susan Pittard (Photographer). Pictured project by shmoo

Knitting Pattern for Tablet Stand

Tablet Buddy

This pyramid pillow stand is great for propping up your ereader, smartphone, or tablet so you can knit or cook or relax hands free.

Knitting Pattern for Scallop Edge Beaded Necklace

Scallop Edge Beaded Necklace

The original pattern for the Scallop Edge Beaded Necklace featured in 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders. This version includes both the book version and a variation using finer yarns and smaller needles than the pattern in the book. Pictured project by tinpins

Knitting Pattern for Aromatherapy Balls

Aromatherapy Balls

Great gift idea and stash buster. Add some essential oils for scented decor. Or use as dryer balls.

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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