Were you aware that July is National Picnic Month? Count yourselves lucky for we have put together our ultimate favourite picnic food patterns that will have you cracking out your picnic blanket and paper plates quicker than you can say the word quiche. These firm favourites are timeless, ranging from amigurumi ice creams to watermelon brooches. They’re the perfect addition to your summer knit-list.
You’ll love making this friendly little project. It looks great in plenty of colourways so why not make it in a loved one’s favourite shades? All parts of the teacup are worked without joining and in continuous rounds, so it can be helpful to place a stitch marker in the top of the first stitch.
Who can resist a cupcake? This scrummy-looking crochet pincushion features strawberry pink ‘icing’ with a golden brown cake base. Topped with a swirl of cream and a cherry on top, it’s good enough to eat.
Relish the warmer weather and smile at these little creations from Irene Strange. Crocheted in the style of amigurumi, these cool pals will really set the mood at your next summer adventures, so make a set and pop them in your picnic basket for a bit of quirky fun.
Known as nature’s candy, sometimes only a juicy apple or pear will do – and best of all, they’re good for you. Heather Gibbs has whipped up a cute little fruit bowl groaning with delicious fruit, which also includes a banana, lemon and scrummy peaches – almost good enough to eat!
Cherry and Watermelon Brooch
Brighten up your outfits this summer with our fun crochet project by Emma Varnam. You’re definitely bound to impress when you reveal that your accessories are handmade too! This simple pattern will look amazing with every outfit. Why not also try making an orange slice or grapes too? You’ll soon have a whole fruity cocktail to choose from.
Sarah Shrimpton’s crafty little dessert is a great way to practise surface stitch. If you’re not familiar with the technique and get stuck, just check out our Great Advice panel to guide you through. We recommend that you make one in each colourway and use them as picnic snacks – you’ll even have leftover yarn to keep crafting.
Whether you fancy a Strawberry Delight or a Banana Dream, we’ve got the pattern for you. We can’t guarantee that Heather Gibbs’ tasty treats will bring the boys to the yard, but they will definitely take pride of place in your home. All the parts are worked in continuous rounds without joining, so place a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round so you don’t get lost.
These fun, sweet treats are a firm favourite and are simply an essential at party picnic! Featuring signature iced decorative ribbons, Hannah Cooper’s adorable crocheted bakes are sure to take centre stage on the picnic blanket. Or, why not string them together to create a garland?
Crisp and crunchy, soft and sweet, red or green – whatever your preference, our irresistible duo is sure to make an adorable addition to your picnic spread.
Hot Dog and Chips
Store untidy toys with Lynne Rowe’s pretty and practical design. This beautiful make is sure to keep rooms neat for even the messiest of children. A great way for homing all kinds of toys, our hammock looks fantastic in any colourway and can be whipped up on a sunny Sunday afternoon. What are you waiting for? Get making and share your finished projects with us on Facebook and Twitter.
If you enjoyed these tasty treats, why not have a look at our other amigurumi patterns on //www.topcrochetpatterns.com/ for more fruity patterns.