Mother’s Day is coming up soon. This year, it falls on Sunday, May 14, 2017 if you’re in the USA. Mothering Sunday falls on Sunday, March 26, 2017 for those of you in the UK. If you could make anything at all for your mom this Mother’s Day, what would you make for her? Priceless jewelry? A gorgeous one-of-a-kind handbag? How about a cozy blanket, or a warm shawl? If your goal is to delight your Mom with a special handmade gift this Mother’s Day, we invite you to browse through our free crochet patterns to find the best Mother’s Day gift ideas ever. We offer you the following roundup of Mother’s Day crochet patterns, project ideas and inspiration. You’re sure to find ideas that would appeal to any mom, stepmother or grandmother, whether her style is feminine and froo-froo or completely practical.
If mom enjoys wearing beautiful jewelry, be sure to take a look through our list of free jewelry patterns for crochet and knitting (mostly crochet.) If your goal is to make fine jewelry with lasting value, you could consider using silver, gold or copper wire to make wire crochet jewelry. You’ll find patterns for crocheted bracelets, necklaces and more.
Hats, Scarves, Gloves or Accessories Sets
You understand your mom’s style better than anyone else does, don’t you? Would she love a trendy new infinity scarf, or perhaps a bold and colorful shell stitch scarf? How about a pair of texting gloves, or an accessories set that includes multiple pieces?
If any of these items sound like they’d make the perfect gifts for your mom, mother-in-law or grandma, be sure to check out our main directories of scarf patterns, hat patterns, fingerless gloves and accessories sets.
Some shawls are really over-the-top feminine, lacy and gorgeous. Others are more practical, with warmth and comfort being the dominant characteristics. We can hook you up with great shawl patterns either way. If you want free shawl and wrap patterns, check out this page. If you want to find some incredibly gorgeous shawl patterns that are worth paying for, check out Sharon Silverman’s book of shawl and wrap patterns.
You could crochet a personalized purse or tote bag just for mom. When you choose the crochet supplies you’ll use, be sure to select yarns or threads in textures she’ll love; plus be sure to incorporate her favorite colors too. Both the silhouette of the bag and the embellishments you use can be unique and express mom’s personality perfectly.
Fresh Flowers vs Handmade Flowers for Mother’s Day Gifts
Fresh flowers could possibly be the ideal Mother’s Day gift for your mom — but as a gift, flowers do have their downsides. Their impermanence is notorious, and they wither and die all too soon. Even worse, some moms are allergic to fresh flowers.
If you want to give your mom a gift of flowers that will last indefinitely, you could crochet her a glorious corsage, or create a bouquet of yarn blossoms that will bloom perpetually. See our page of flower patterns for a whole bunch of different possibilities.
There are unlimited ways you can use handmade flowers to create spectacular Mother’s Day gifts:
- Stitch a cluster of crocheted flowers to a scarf, hat, sweatshirt, blazer, shawl or other item of clothing.
- Attach a single crocheted bloom to a headband, head scarf or hair clip. Click here to find free headband patterns.
- You can use handmade yarn flower to embellish nearly anything: think mom’s day planner, moleskin journal, fridge magnets, etc.
Cozies, Wallets, Change Purses, Cosmetic Bags and Pouches
Small zippered pouches have infinite uses. Some are suitable for use as wallets and change purses. Others make lovely cosmetic bags, cell phone cozies or gadget cozies. A few quick Mother’s Day gift ideas:
- Get your mom the latest phone she’s been dying to have, and present it to her wrapped in a spiffy new cell phone cozy you’ll make especially for her phone.
- Give her cash. Wrap it in a pretty crocheted wallet or change purse.
- Give her jewelry, and wrap it in a pretty gift pouch you’ll make to match it.
My favorite beaded gadget cozy is pictured here. I adore all the lovely details — beads, ribbon and a dainty crocheted trim at the top. I originally designed it to fit Apple’s popular iPhone, but this pouch also makes an outstanding camera case or small gift bag.
You can use a combination of two favorite needlework craft techniques, crochet and cross stitch, to make an unlimited number of creative Mother’s Day gifts. This chart gives you the blueprint for stitching squares with text that will help you to express your love for Mom; once you have the squares made, all you have to do is put them together to make just about any type of project: Anything goes! Try making blankets, pillows, table linens, clothing, shawls, tote bags, purses or any other type of project that sparks your imagination.
- Start by using this chart as the guideline for crocheting squares.
- Then proceed with cross stitching the sentiment onto the squares using a tapestry needle and contrasting yarn or thread of about the same weight you used for crocheting the squares.
- Then you can join your squares together using the joining technique of your choice.
- Be sure to finish your project carefully by weaving in the ends and adding a border or edging if desired.
What a fun way to personalize a one-of-a-kind gift just for mom!
There are a few additional related designs in this series, so feel free to explore the entire gallery for even more gift ideas.
These are just some of the many Mother’s Day crochet gift ideas we make available here on our website. Want to find additional related ideas and projects? Here are some more pages you might want to take a look at: