Knitting Patterns for Quick Mother's Day Gifts. Updated 5/7/23
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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
Knit frames for any size photo, complete with stand, to give to Mom. You can use the yarn and needles of your choice. Make a single frame, or knit several and join them together. Leave them plain or decorate them with buttons or embroidery, there are many possibilities. Great stash buster for leftover yarn. Designed by Frankie Brown
Read My Heart Bookmark
Show your love to Mom with a bookmark full of hearts. Great stash buster for leftover yarn. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Magdalena Gapsa
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Learn to use the Magic Loop method used in this pattern with a free Creativebug trial
- See more Bookmark Knitting Patterns
A small pretty basket for flowers, a plant, chocolates, or other small gifts for Mother's Day. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Snoo's Knits
Breakfast in Bed
Mom deserves a special Mother's Day breakfast she can remember and use later! The Grand Slam Breakfast has instructions for 2 fried eggs (that can be used as pincushions), 2 strips of bacon (that can be used as bookmarks), 2 sausage links and 2 pancakes with butter (that can be used as coasters or dishcloths), and a plate (that can be used as a placemat). Designed by Deborah V. Gardner
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
Fabulous Floral Fridgies
Easy flower refrigerator magnets that would make a great way to deliver a Mother's Day message. Great for scrap yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations
Fair Isle Plant Cozy
Dress up your Mother's Day plant and flower gifts with a handmade pot cover with a cheerful floral design that looks like a little garden. Size To fit plant pot 6½" [16.5 cm] tall and 6¼" [16 cm] diameter. Great stashbuster. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio
Mother's Day Hat
Sun hat with a picot edged brim, spiral texture on the crown, and rose flower embellishment. Sizes baby, toddler, child, average adult, large adult so you can making matching hats for Mom and the children. Great gift for Mother's Day. DK weight yarn. Rainbow Red Sun Hat designed by Janet Stimson.
Mama Maker Sweater
Perfect for the mothers in your life! Easy sweater with the word Mama in colorwork. Sizes Finished Bust About 42 (51, 60)". Great gift for Mother's Day. Designed by Two of Wands for Joann. Bulky weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern. Web version with downloadable chart and schematic
- Get the recommended Hue + Me Yarn
Heart Lavender Sachets and Hanger Covers
Heart shaped bags for sachets with 3 options for lace trim: 2 knit edgings and 1 crochet. Could also be used for pincushions or decoration. Sachet pattern is free. Matching hanger cover with knit lace edge is for purchase. Great gift for Mother's Day. Designed by Jennie Atkinson.
Flower Power Mom Beanie
Hat featuring the word Mom and hearts in stranded colorwork. Great gift for Mother's Day. Designed by Wiam's Crafts. DK weight yarn.
Ruched Sleep Eye Mask
Help Mom sleep in on her special day with this sleep 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. Pictured project by martyporteous
More Free Patterns
Super Mom and Super Grandma
Some pattern versions free. Tiny dolls honoring the superheroes that are our mothers and grandmothers. Knit flat. Great gift for Mother's Day. Perfect for scrap yarn. Designed by Iruda Jinny. Video step by step tutorial for Super Mom with detailed instructions is free. PDF of Super Mom can be purchased as part of set of doll patterns. PDF of modifications for Super Grandma is free.
- Get the free Super Mom video step by step tutorial
- Buy the pdf set that includes Super Mom instructions
- Get the free Super Grandma modification instructions - link is below pattern video. Pattern is in English though page is in Korean.
Mother's Day Flower Brooch
Small bouquet that can be worn as a pin or used as decoration or embellishment. Great gift for Mother's Day. Perfect for scrap yarn. Designed by Claire Garland. Pictured projects by designer and PrettyVintageGirl
My Mom My Friend Cloth
Easy knit and purl message for Mother's Day. Designed by Judith Prindle. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Pictured project by dukeknitter
Heart Flower Pot Cozy
Dress up your Mother's Day plant and flower gifts with a handmade cover that shows your love. Quick knit that takes under 2 hours according to the designer, Melody's Makings.
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!
- Get the free knitting patterns on the Internet archive
- Get handmade soaps for your spa set on Etsy
- See more Spa Day Knitting Patterns
Loving Thoughts Heart Card
Show you care with a personalized card with a knitted heart by Kelly Jo Sweeney. Pictured project by fluffernutters
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.
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
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.
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!
- Get the free knitting pattern on the Internet archive
- See Ravelry projects
- Get sequined yarn on Amazon
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!
Ocean Photo Frame
Kathryn Williams designed this DIY frame that’s a frame mat decorated with i-cord.
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.
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.
Patterns for Purchase
Hello Mommy Baby Blanket
Easy baby blanket featuring a teddy bear with a balloon and the greeting Hello Mommy. Perfect for newborn's first blanket or Mother's Day gift. The knitting pattern is easy to follow and suitable for beginners. It contains row-by-row instructions and photo-tutorial. DK weight yarn. Designed by ViTalina Craft
Flowers and Vases
Knit a bouquet and vase set with 16 different patterns available (sold separately). Great Mother's Day gift. Sizes vary depending on pattern from about 6 inches high to 13 inches high. About 16 individual patterns to choose from. Designed by Tahira A
Dress up and personalize picture frames with these knit designs. Add your photos for a great Mother's Day gift. Size top photo frames 18 x 13cm/7 x 5in. Cable photo frame 470 x 370mm/14.5 x 18.5 in Designed by Woman's Weekly
Flower in a Pot
Brighten someone's day or add cheer to any room with this knit flower in its own knit pot. Knit flat in DK weight yarn. Designed by the talented Amanda Berry from Fluff and Fuzz. A kit is also available.
Stitch a Garden Book
11 Easy-to-Knit Decor Knitting Patterns with floral or botanical theme including Sunflower Coasters, Flower Mug Cozy, Cactus Pincushion, Sachet Bag, Cactus Garden & Hanger, Felted Bowl & Vase, Table Runner, Bouquet. All are great projects to use up leftover yarn! As an added bonus, all are rated Easy! Available in ebook or paperback. Designed by Andi Javori
Flower Pot Door Stop
A knitted flowerpot with wild roses and daisies. Can be used as a doorstop or a flower arrangement for your house. Great gift and stashbuster! Designed by iKnitDesigns. DK weight yarn.
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!
- See more pics and get the book on Amazon (print, Prime, and Kindle available)
- Get the book at Alibris
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.
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).
Lace Photo Mats
Dress 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
This pyramid pillow stand is great for propping up your ereader, smartphone, or tablet so you can knit or cook or relax hands free.