Knitting and crochet for summer - 16 FREE patterns!

Summer is a time for cool cottons, linens, gentle bamboo, and a whole palette to make your soul sing! Palest pastels, joyful brights, and playful neons to fill your stash. Sunshiny patterns from picnic blankets and bunting, to shawls and tops to make your summer one of delightful fun. Embrace the warm weather and bring the happiness of summertime into your makes!

Summer top patterns

A summer top is a wonderful thing. Finally you can get your arms out of hibernation and soak up those rays! We've gathered 6 of the best knit and crochet top patterns including 4 FREE patterns, so your summer is your most stylish one yet.

FREE Picnic blanket patterns

Picnics are an essential part of summer! Get out in the sunshine and eat alfresco on your own hand knit or crochet blanket.

FREE summer home accessory patterns

Whether you're searching for a crochet mandala to add some summer spice to your living room, some bunting to complete your garden, or some table decorations for your next party, we've got it all. And the best thing about these patterns is that they're all free!

Summer yarns

It's no surprise to us that makers love colour! We all have our own favourite colour palettes and it's time to embrace yours. Summer is a time to dream your very own rainbow and fill your home with colour. Pick your favourite palette with summer shades from Paintbox YarnsDebbie BlissRico, Lion Brand, King Cole and Rowan.

Cottonlinen and bamboo yarns are cool in the hands and create fabrics that are soft, full of drape and easy to wash. These yarns are perfect for throws and cushions, but also wonderful to wear, so don’t forget the quick tops, cardigans, and summer shawls.