Crochet a cute keepsake for your mum!

Published on 17 March 2021 3 min read

Want to show a little love for your mum with a cute handmade gift? This crochet keepsake project from Cosy Rosie UK is an adorable gift that any mum would be thrilled to receive! Whether it's her birthday, Mother's Day or a Christmas gift, this project is perfect for putting a smile on your mum's face.

There’s something special about mums, from their constant, unwavering support, through to their pride in everything we do! Sometimes it’s hard to create a gift that really shows just how much we appreciate everything they do for us, so this quick and easy crochet pattern creates a unique crochet gift that shows we’d pick them - every time!

Patterns are written in UK terms with US terminology in the brackets.

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Materials

Leaf it out

1

Ch12, Slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook and next 3 chains.

2

Dc (Sc) in next chain, HTr (HDc) in next, Tr (Dc) in next chain.

3

 DTr (Tr) in next 2 chains, Tr (Dc) in next, HTr (HDc in next.

4

Chain 3, slip stitch into 1st chain made.

5

Working along the other side of the chain,  you will repeat steps 2 & 3 in reverse. 

HTr (HDc) in same place as the chain 3, Tr (Dc) into the next chain.

6

DTr (Tr) into next 2 chains.

7

Tr (Dc) in next chain, HTr (HDc) in next, Dc (Sc) in next. Slip stitch into the next chain and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Pick me flower

1

In colour 1. Chain 4 and slip stitch into 1st chain to create a ring.

2

Chain 1. Working into the center of the ring, work 15 HTr (HDc). Slip Stitch into the top of the 1st HTr (HDc) made to join the round.

3

Change to colour 2. Chain 2. Working into the same stitch under the chain, HTr (HDc), Tr (Dc).

4

Chain 3, slip stitch into 1st chain made.

5

Into the next stitch, Tr (Dc), HTr (HDc), chain 2, slip stitch into same stitch.

6

Slip stitch across the next 2 stitches.

7

Repeat Steps 3-6 four times to make 5 petals. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Letter tiles

1

Make 3 of the following:

Chain 13, Dc (Sc) in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain along. Turn. (12)

Chain 1, Dc (Sc) into each stitch along. Turn. (12) 

Repeat Row 1, 5 times for a total of 6 rows. At the end of Row 6, do not cut yarn. Place a stitch marker in the last stitch made while you surface crochet the letter detail.

2

To make the letter 'M':

Insert hook 1 row in from the starting slip knot. Attach black yarn to hook with a slip knot.

3

Bring black yarn through stitch. Sl St across next 5 stitches.

4

Sl St into stitch 1 row across and 1 row down, twice.

5

Mirror where you have placed the slip stitches to create the other side of the letter M.

6

Fasten off black yarn and bring the tail to the rear of the project.

7

To make the letter 'U':

Insert hook in 5th row from starting slip knot. Attach black yarn to hook with a slip knot.

8

Bring black yarn through St. Sl St towards slip knot across next 4 stitches.

9

Sl St into St 1 row across and 1 row down. Sl St across next 2 rows.

10

Sl St into St, 1 row across and 1 row up.

11

Mirror where you have placed the slip stitches to create the other side of the letter U.

12

Fasten off black yarn and bring the tail to the rear of the project.

13

To make the letter 'O':

Insert hook in 4th row from starting slip knot. Attach black yarn to hook with a slip knot. Bring black yarn through St.

Sl St towards slip knot across next 3 Sts.

14

Sl St into stitch 1 row across and 1 row down. 

Sl St across next 2 rows.

Sl St into St, 1 row out and 1 row up.

15

Sl St up over next 3 Sts.

16

Sl St into St, 1 row in and 1 row up.

Sl St across next 2 rows.

17

Sl St to where yarn was joined.

Fasten off black yarn and bring the tail to the rear of the project.

Putting it all together

1

Remove stitch marker and insert hook into stitch.

Round 1: Ch1. Insert hook through both sides of the project and join using a slip stitch.

2

Repeat this into each stitch, across each side of the square until all sides are joined.

Weave in any remaining ends.

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