Top 10 summer picnic patterns

Published on August 12, 2015 2 min read

Picnic essentials: from blankets to outdoorsy projects, we have it all. Check out these picnic inspired knitting and crochet patterns and get crafting!

Picnic time by The Plucky Knitter

Picnics on the beach or in the forest, this striped blanket is a family favorite – and it doubles as a snuggly shawl! It’s knitted up in any 4 ply or fingering weight yarn.

Picnic Time
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Picnic Time

By The Plucky Knitter

Amigurumi iced ring doughnuts

The fabulous Bottletopboy has a whole basket full of fun food patterns - we thought some tasty treats would go down well at this crafty picnic!

Crochet Pattern for Iced Ring Donuts / Cakes - Amigurumi Food
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Crochet Pattern for Iced Ring Donuts / Cakes - Amigurumi Food

By Bottletopboy

Watermelon glass cozy and napkin rings - Free!

This fabulous free pattern by Anita Wheeless contains instructions to knit both the water glass cozies and the napkin rings. What better way to celebrate summer picnics than with these cute accessories?

Summer Picnic Pleasers: Watermelon Glass Cozy and Napkin Ring Set
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Summer Picnic Pleasers: Watermelon Glass Cozy and Napkin Ring Set

By Anita Wheeless

Picnic blanket in Rowan Handknit Cotton - Free!

This super fun crochet blanket is perfect for a late summer soiree – plus, it’s free to download! We love the shell stitch design and the gorgeous pastel shades, available in Rowan Handknit Cotton.

Picnic Blanket in Rowan Handknit Cotton
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Picnic Blanket in Rowan Handknit Cotton

By Rowan

Sun dress with matching sun hat

This sundress is absolutely adorable, and we can see why it’s so popular with knitters! It’s designed to be an accessible knit, created in Rico Baby Cotton Soft DK.

Sun dress with matching sun hat - P078
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Sun dress with matching sun hat - P078

By OGE Knitwear Designs

Fruit coasters - Free!

Add one of your 5-a-day to your al fresco dining - Annemarie Benthem hooks up these fruity beauties using Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran.

Fruit Coasters
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Fruit Coasters

By Annemarie Benthem

Cottage tablet cosy - Free!

Keep your tablet or e-reader safe while out on your summer adventures with this adorable pattern by Amanda Berry.

Cottage Tablet Cosy
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Cottage Tablet Cosy

By Amanda Berry

Zinnia tote - Free!

Pop all your picnic essentials in this bright and beautiful tote bag by Nazli Gelin; your favorite summer read, some tasty treats, and of course not forgetting your latest crochet project!

Zinnia Tote in Nazli Gelin Garden 5 - 1483 - Downloadable PDF
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Zinnia Tote in Nazli Gelin Garden 5 - 1483 - Downloadable PDF

By Nazli Gelin

Bishi - Free!

Stay hydrated in the great outdoors and keep your drinks bottle close at hand. This free pattern by Georgie Nicolson is knitted up in Cascade 220 Superwash.

Bishi
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Bishi

By Georgie Nicolson (tikki)

Day date cardigan

Jess Coppom has created the perfect pattern for new crocheters, whip up this cardigan in Lion Brand Vanna's Style and rock it at your next picnic!

Day Date Cardigan
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Day Date Cardigan

By Jess Coppom Make & Do Crew

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