Mother’s Day, celebrated in the USA on the second Sunday of May, is a holiday dedicated to honoring mothers. Many other countries have a Mother’s Day, usually observed during the spring months.
One of the traditions of Mother’s Day is giving gifts. Accompanied by a card, popular presents include flowers, jewelry and candy. Mothers particularly treasure hand-made gifts, with a child’s love infusing the present.
The flower industry estimates flower purchases for Mother’s Day constitute 25% of flowers purchased for holidays. In total dollars it is considered equal to Valentine’s Day, behind only Christmas.
Knitters can give a loving gift of flowers – they can knit them! There are many patterns available online and in books. You can find a variety of free patterns at Knitting Pattern Central.
Some knitted flowers can be made into pins, making a present that combines flowers and jewelry. Some are simple, like the “Easy Elegant Flower to Knit.”
For those who would like to give a bouquet, try the Peruvia Rose pattern. It is provided free by Berrocco yarns and gives directions for felted flowers attached to knitting needle stems.
Berroco yarns, now located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, began with a woolen mill in rural Massachusetts. It was opened in 1810 by the great-great-great-grandfather of the current president.