11 Crochet Gifts Every Mom Wants for Mother's Day

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Fact: the best gifts are ones you made yourself, and that's 100 percent true when gift-giving to mom. This Mother's Day, stitch her something she'll love for years to come.

1. Crochet Cacti

Getting your mom a plant for Mother's Day might be a little cliché. But with a hook and simple stitches, you can crochet her a whole cactus garden. Bonus: she'll never have to stress about keeping it alive!

Get started by stitching a sweet barrel cactus! The simple back-and-forth design is quick and easy to crochet. Watch your cactus take shape as you learn to stuff and assemble it, then top it off with a cute little flower.

2. Color Block Blanket

This modern throw is made from four-row repeats with post stitches for a dense, cozy blanket that Mom will love to curl up in.

Move on to your next beautiful project, the gradient-inspired Color Block afghan. You'll find out to work the four-row repeat with post stitches to create a dense, warm fabric that's ideal for the comforting color harmonies.

3. Granny Stitch Vest

Turn the classic granny stitch into something modern (and oh-so-comfy) for Mom.

This hooded vest is the perfect project to practice your new skills. It requires only granny squares and the granny stitch, and the simple shape comes together with clever seaming. Tamara guides you to make it stitch by stitch in this final lesson.

4. Boho Shopping Bag

Help Mom say "buh-bye" to those drab reusable grocery bags and stitch a market bag that lets her shop in style. Bonus: this tote is made up of three squares, so it's fast and easy to make.

This chic bag has a secret — it's actually made up of three separate squares. What does this mean for you? It's so easy to make, you may decide to whip up one in every color.

5. Infinity Scarf

With just two stitches ( half-double crochet and double crochet ) and a weekend of work, you'll have a cool infinity scarf to gift.

This quick-and-easy crochet infinity scarf is perfect for those times when you need to make something and you need it done now. (Yep, we've all been there.) Crochet is almost always fastest when you work the same stitch across a row and the same stitch for many rows. That's exactly what this cowl brings to the table: the first half is worked in half double crochet and the rest is double crochet. Simple. Fast. Perfect.

6. Ombré Coffee Cozy

Choose your mom's favorite colors and make a cozy she'll use every morning. The linen stitch rows make it easy to join hues, so you can use as many as you want.

Sure, the colors of fall look great in all that foliage! But we'd say the warm hues are even prettier in crochet projects. (We do admit to being a little biased, though.) This mug cozy project combines the best seasonal colors with an awesome ombré technique. You're gonna want to wrap your morning brew in it every day!

7. Bold Bead Necklace

Sometimes the simplest projects make the best gifts. This crochet necklace is made entirely with chaining and single crochet stitches — all you need is a beautiful bead and yarn to complement it!

Sometimes simpler is just better, and this crochet necklace proves it. Though it's made entirely from single crochet stitches, the chunky piece is still eye-catching. Oh, and you can make it in under an hour!

8. Simple Crochet Storage

If Mom's a maker like yourself (or maybe just wants to reduce clutter around the house), this crochet basket is an A+ gift. It's the perfect size for storing skeins of yarn , so she can get her craft room organized .

Using your yarn to make something that can hold more yarn? Alllll the yes. Of course, these crochet baskets are super versatile, so feel free to think beyond yarn storage, too.

9. Messy Bun Beanie

This hat lets Mom wear her hair up and keeps her warm. Not to mention it's a stylish and unconventional way to rock an updo, no matter the time of year.

10. Bobble Pillow

This pillow is all. about. texture. Bobble stitches add a pop of color and whimsy to any project, so crocheting this pillow is a simple way to liven up any space.

11. Flower Petal Blanket

What if we told you this gorgeous blanket was made with stylized granny squares? Genius! Your mom will adore this lacy, traditional touch.

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