Join Sirdar and Katie Jones for the sunniest make along of the summer.
This beginner-friendly CAL starts with the simplest granny square and builds your crochet confidence over six weeks to create a bright, bold picnic blanket ready to make summer memories.
Katie Jones is the colourful personality behind the popular crochet brand KatieJonesKnit.
Katie designed the Day Tripper Picnic Blanket exclusively for Sirdar, inspired by the pop art of Peter Blake and The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.
Perfect for experienced crocheters and beginners alike, Katie’s design is made up of five square motifs in a graphic abstract pattern, to bring the joy of summer to your crochet hook.
Katie chose eight summery shades of Hayfield Bonus DK for her Day Tripper Picnic Blanket and you’ll need a total of 12 balls and a 4mm hook to crochet your own.
Buy your yarn today so you’re ready to Crochet Along with Katie from 11 May. Don’t forget to sign-up for weekly emails to get your free Crochet Along patterns direct to your inbox.
To make this project, you will need:
2 x 981 Bright Orange
2 x 992 Pink
2 x 998 Turquoise
2 x 978 Sunflower
1 x 961 White
1 x 979 Royal
1 x 944 Cupid
1 x 606 Pistachio
You'll also need a 4mm Crochet hook, Tapestry Needle for neatening tails
Blanket size: 150cm x 150cm
Tension for this blanket is not critical, however it is important that all your small squares are the same size and the measurement of your large Star Square is double the size of these.
About This Yarn
Part of our incredibly popular Hayfield Bonus range, this DK yarn is one of the softest, best quality acrylic yarns available. Bonus DK is available in 100 colours, perfect for knit and crochet colourwork and endless creativity. This easy to knit, easy-care yarn is machine washable.
What's it like to work with?
Surprisingly soft for a great value acrylic, this yarn is a joy to work with. A great addition to your stash.
What is it best for?
Ideal for both knit and crochet, this versatile double knitting yarn is perfect for the whole family. With a standard DK tension, Hayfield Bonus DK can be used for any double knitting pattern for knit or crochet.
22 stitches x 28 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches
280 metres (306 yards)
40 Machine Wash / Wool Cycle
KNITTING NEEDLE SIZE
4mm (USA 6)
CROCHET HOOK SIZE
4mm (USA F/5)