5 free quick and easy projects for Mother’s Day
Although Mother’s day was back in March for some countries, many others are set to celebrate moms this Sunday. This year, skip the gift card to Starbucks and make your mom something from the heart.
The great thing about arm knit cowls is how unbelievably fast you can make one, and how you can use super chunky, super bulky yarn, or a few strands of lighter weight yarn if you have it hanging around. The loose texture means that this cowl is a great transitional garment and it will make almost any color combination look amazing. The cowl pictured uses Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in 2 shades, but you can use almost anything you have hanging around in your stash. This project will only take about 30 minutes from start to finish!
These bangles are perfect for the fashion-forward mom! Knitted in the round using scraps of DK weight yarn, this pattern contains 3 sizes: small, medium, and large, to fit all sizes of hands. The bangles are worked on DPNs with a very tight gauge, causing the stockinette stitch to roll over on itself and create a bangle. These look great in sets of 3 in complementary shades. Check out the rest of Ambah’s patterns by clicking here!
This cozy may have been designed for an iPod nano, but many smart phones would happily fit inside this 2.5 inch wide, 3.25 inch tall cozy; this pattern is incredibly easy to alter to fit any size device. This case is perfect for keeping Mom’s phone or iPod clean and safe from scratches. This case is knit in one piece using beginner techniques and seamed up the sides using about 30 yards of sock yarn or an equivalent yarn weight. If you want to see this designer’s other cute patterns, click here.
I can’t get enough of these cute crocheted broaches! Using scrap aran or worsted weight yarn, a bead or a button, and a broach pin, you can whip these up in a flash for all the mothers in your life. This crochet pattern is written in both UK and US crochet terms, and uses beginner level techniques. To see all of Little Doolally’s patterns, click here.
This cute cup cozy works well for regular mugs or for coffee shop takeaway cups, and they work up in a snap. The simple cable pattern is perfect for a beginner looking to learn cables, and the button fastens with an icord loop for a smooth finish. This cozy uses approximately 30 yards of bulky, chunky weight yarn – you could make a whole set in matching or contrasting colors for Mom this year. To see all of Kelly Menzie’s patterns, click here.
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Last updated: May 5th, 2015.