Make for Mother’s Day

Since we’re all staying home these days and there are no soccer and no basketball practices or games or concerts to attend, you might find yourself with plenty of time on your hands. There are also not as many stores open, so there’s never been a more perfect time to consider making a gift for your mom this year! And hey, if your mom isn’t around anymore or if your mom isn’t really the person you celebrate, I hope you have a gramma or an auntie or another respected, life-giving woman in your life to celebrate at this time of year. I’ve got a great collection of patterns for you to choose from to make this a fantastic and memorable Mother’s Day, even if it might be on lock-down.

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Probably the mom in your life has all the awesome rugs she needs. But I could totally find a place for this Modern Scandinavian Design Crochet Rug! I’ve been wanting to make a rug for a while and I have some ideas in the works… but in the mean time, I might check out this fun pattern. What do you think? Would your mom love this rug?

Maybe your mom is a bit more whimsical and would enjoy a smaller fun little rug made from this Pavo the Peacock Mat Crochet Pattern? I love the fuzzy yarn used int he sample on the feathers. It really adds a touch of extra. This adorable little mat would look sweet in a baby’s room or just anywhere you’d want to add that extra little bit of whimsy!

My mom’s been wanting me to make her a tea cozy for a while now (I promise, mom, I’ve totally been thinking about it… I just haven’t got quite the right thing yet). I’m not sure this is what my mom would be looking for, but this cute Sweater Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern is adorable and would totally keep your tea cozy! (Cosy, cozy? What do you say? I’m cool either way. I’m Canadian like that though.)

I don’t know if there’s always room for another pillow, but if there’s not, it’s a good time to cycle a new one in! This Chunky Bobble Crochet Pillow Pattern would make an adorable and quick to crochet gift for your mom this year. There are so many cute pillow patterns out there, I’m having a hard time deciding what to make. I used to be much more anti-throw-pillow, but much to my mother in law’s delight, pillows have grown on me a little more. I still don’t love a ton of them on the bed because you can’t sleep with all those pillows on the bed and then where do you put them? What a hassle. And honestly, our bed doesn’t get made nearly as often as I would like, so then there’d be pillows all over the room most of the time. Ain’t nobody got room for that.

See how I’m having such a tough time deciding on a pillow to make? Check out this adorable Dahlia Pillow Crochet Pattern! This mustard colour is my jam (I don’t really like jam… certainly not as much as I like the phrase “my jam,” but I digress). This pillow would look fantastic in my sitting room, with my mustard yellow chairs. Would your mom like this?

Or maybe your mom would be more into a Crochet Fern Pillow? If you can’t decide between one of these two beauties (the dahlia one and this one), you can get them both in a bundle for a deal. I think they go together great and would be a lovely change for spring!

Moving away from the decor options, perhaps your mom would like this easy-wearing Park City Poncho Crochet Pattern. If all you know how to do is granny stitch, this project would be a great pattern to branch out into garments. Simple construction, simple stitch, stunning result. I love a beginner crochet pattern, even though I can make more advanced projects. Sometimes the simple ones are more impressive… and wearable!

Is your mom a hot mama? When we can go to the beach again and go on warm weather vacations, this Crochet Dress Pattern makes a gorgeous beach cover up, perfect for the resort! For now, I guess it’ll have to do for around the house and lounging around the backyard.

One of the things my mom likes is swans. I’m not sure this Clara the Swan amigurumi pattern is exactly what she’d be looking for because I’m not really sure where she’d put it. Maybe in her office to bring a little bit of joy. But it sure is a sweet little amigurumi!

This Crochet Swan Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern might find a place more easily in my mom’s house. I love this tapestry crochet pattern from the shop Manuska. It would also make a very fun and classy wall decor for a baby’s room, don’t you think? So cute.

Well… here it is… my mom wants a tea cozy and she loves swans. So here it is: the Swan Tea Cozy Pattern! hahahahahaha! I don’t know… I just… can’t. The placement of the spout…. oh man! It’s just so weird. That said, it’s a really well-done pattern, clever and it really looks like a swan… but with a weird… appendage. What about you? Would you make this? Is it good for a laugh?

If you’re not the maker type, Etsy has some great gift options from small businesses in their Mother’s Day gift guide. There’s still time to grab something that’s ready to go. Buy small right now. Many people are depending on their side gigs in difficult times. Your purchases mean so much more to makers and designers than they do to Amazon or Walmart. So pick up one of these cute patterns and get making today or pin it for later!

Perfect Mother's Day patterns for knit or crochet. Lovely ideas to make for Mom! 10 pdf patterns to download and make right away! So many great crochet patterns here! #crochetpattern #makeformom #mothersday #makemakemake #knittingpatterns #handmadegiftideas #craftevangelist
Swan Tea Cozy crochet pattern. What a fun idea! this pattern is so intricately made! Perfect tea cosy for the swan lover! Lovely Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetteacozy #teacozypattern #teacosypattern #crochetteacosy #swans #craftevangelist
Pretty tapestry crochet wall hanging of a cute little swan. I think my mom would love this for Mother's Day! #crochetpattern #tapestrycrochet #tapestrycrochetpattern #crochetwallhanging #crochetswanpattern #swanpattern #swanwallhanging #craftevangelist
Pretty little swan amigurumi crochet pattern! I love the flower crown she wears! What a fun little crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetswanpattern #crochetswan #swanpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous crocheted beach cover up dress. I love this lacy crocheted dress! So fun for the beach or pool. Sexy and quick to make! #crochetdress #crochetcoverup #crochetpattern #beachcoverup #crochetdresspattern #craftevangelist
Easy crochet poncho pattern to make for the beginner crocheter. Love this simple granny stitch cowl-top crochet pattern! So easy to wear, perfect for spring. Nice handmade Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetponcho #ponchopattern #beginnercrochetpattern #beginnercrochet #easycrochet #easycrochetpattern #craftevangelist
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Lovely crochet pillow pattern. I love the buttons at the back, so this pillow cover can come off! Gorgeous, perfect handmade spring decor refresh time! What a lovely crochet pattern to make for Mother's Day! #crochetpattern #crochetpillowpattern #crochetthrowpillow #throwpillow #handmadegiftideas #crochetdecor #craftevangelist
Beautiful crochet dahlia throw pillow pattern! Love this sweet pretty flowered crochet pillow pattern. Perfect Mother's Day handmade gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetpillowpattern #crochetpillowcover #pillowcover #cushioncover #crochetcushion #craftevangelist
Fun Arnica Bobble Pillow Crochet Pattern! Quick to crochet this textured cushion! Perfect last minute handmade Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetcushion #crochetthrowpillow #crochetpillow #handmadegiftidea #craftevangelist
Knitting pattern for this cute knit sweater tea cozy. Such a fun handmade gift idea for Mother's Day! #knittingpattern #knitteacosy #knitteacozy #teasweater #teacosypattern #teacozypattern #craftevangelist
Sweet, peacock rug crochet pattern. Perfect little throw rug to add some whimsy to any room! Lovely for nursery decor or a Mother's Day gift! #crochetpattern #crochetrugpattern #rugpattern #nurserydecor #peacockpattern #crochetpeacock #craftevangelist
SO CUTE! I love this Scandinavian Rug crochet pattern! What a fun idea! I can't wait to make one of these for my family room! So fantastic! #crochetpattern #crochetrugpattern #crochetcarpet #scandinaviandesign #diyscandinavianrug #craftevangelist

Great Handmade Gifts for Mom

Like I’ve said before, I love browsing Pinterest and Etsy to look at all the cool handmade stuff and all the great supplies and patterns to make my own cool handmade stuff. There are so many unique handmade items available on Etsy. It’s a favourite place of mine.

Today I’d like to share with you some awesome Etsy listings for some great gifts for moms. Mother’s Day is coming, you know! As a mom and as a person with a mom, I know what would make an awesome Mother’s Day Gift.

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For the gardening mom, personalized garden tools. Awesome!

Personalized Garden tools for the gardener in your life. These would make a lovely mother's day or father's day gift

You can get these here.

Another awesome gift for the gardener is this great Milkmade Apron (and it’s currently on sale right now!).

The Milkmaid Apron. Great all-purpose linen apron for gardening, collecting eggs from chickens. Vintage cross back linen apron with deep pockets

Oh, and you have the check out this excerpt from the description. First, a pretty normal description:

It is the attention to detail on this apron that really makes it stand above the rest. The leather tabs and grommets hold the straps securely, giving more durability than the average apron and allowing for easy adjusting to fit any size. The vintage, blue striped fabric is in limited supply and, due to popularity, will not last long. The three large pockets are cut on a slant, with a tall thin pocket, perfect for utensils, paint brushes, or gardening tools, a middle pocket for larger items and a smaller one for a cell phone or other odds n’ ends, making it an ideal kitchen apron, garden apron or craft apron.

Then here’s my favourite line:

Put it on and you will be prancing through fields of wild lavender and baking bread from scratch in no time!

Haha! Awesome!

And now, for the knitting mom:

Haha! Love it!! Knit fast, Die warm! PDF printable art perfect for the craft room!

As a knitter, I think this is awesome. As a gift, this sign is super budget-friendly because it is a printable sign. It is also great for kids who procrastinate a lot because it’s an instant download. So, buy it, download it, print it, frame it and wrap it up. You’re good to go.

Maybe your mom doesn’t have enough mugs. Or maybe she just needs a really hilarious one! This one is good for a laugh.

If your mom is really more of a stylin’ mom who likes gorgeous bags or to haul a lot of stuff around, check out this beautiful, natural-character, full-grain leather tote bag. They are also on sale right now. So snap one up while you can. What a great deal.

Gorgeous natural character leather tote bag. Different sizes and colors available... isn't this beautiful, now which color to choose!?!?

If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, but still unique and beautiful, you should get her one of these Antique Victorian Silverware-inspired heart necklaces. What a fun idea and so pretty!

Necklace pendant inspired by antique victorian silverware! What a great idea! So beautiful! I bet my mom would love something like this!

Or you could get her one of these beautiful Dandelion Tulle Embroidery Hoop Art wall hangings.

So cool! These dandelion embroidery hoop art pieces are amazing! Great mother's day gift idea!

Wouldn’t one of these look fantastic hanging in the kitchen window? I think your mom would think so, too.

As much as we like beautiful things, if you have time, you could make your mom something and that would probably be even more special to her. These baskets would crochet up quickly if you’re handy like that.

Sturdy crochet basket pattern with a fold-over edge in three sizes. Perfect for storing yarn and knitting and crochet supplies or organizing other odds & ends

Gorgeous, sturdy, and super-practical for mom.

If you really want to impress your mom, though, you could paint her a portrait. Not artsy like that? It’s just as impressive (possibly more so, depending on your portrait skills) to get this artist to do it for you. Check out some of her stunning work:

Wow! This artist does amazing work! Custom portraits from just $135.00! This would make such a lovely mother's day gift for my mom! She'd love to have a painting of my kids! Check out craft evangelist's other mother's day gift ideas.

Lots of options there for you, folks! Super great options here or check out Etsy and explore some other options on your own. Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Sturdy crochet basket pattern with a fold-over edge in three sizes. Perfect for storing yarn and knitting and crochet supplies or organizing other odds & ends. Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

So cool! These dandelion embroidery hoop art pieces are amazing! I wonder if I could make one myself?! Such a great idea! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Necklace pendant inspired by antique victorian silverware! What a great idea! So beautiful! I bet my mom would love something like this! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Gorgeous natural character leather tote bag. Different sizes and colors available... isn't this beautiful, now which color to choose!?!? Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

The Milkmaid Apron. Great all-purpose linen apron for gardening, collecting eggs from chickens. Vintage cross back linen apron with deep pockets. Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Personalized Garden tools for the gardener in your life. These would make a lovely mother's day or father's day gift! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Haha! Love it!! Knit fast, Die warm! PDF printable art perfect for the craft room! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Wow! This artist does amazing work! Custom portraits from just $135.00! This would make such a lovely mother's day gift for my mom! She'd love to have a painting of my kids! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift ideas.

Sturdy crochet basket pattern with a fold-over edge in three sizes. Perfect for storing yarn and knitting and crochet supplies or organizing other odds & ends. Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Hahaha! At least I don’t have ugly kids! Funny Mother’s Day mug!