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Day Tripper Picnic Blanket CAL: May/June 2022

Join Sirdar and Katie Jones for the sunniest make along of the summer.

Katie designed the Day Tripper Picnic Blanket exclusively for Sirdar, inspired by the pop art of Peter Blake and The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.

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. Add more squares or repeat your favorite stitch patterns to make your blanket unique - just be sure to purchase more yarn if you intend on making it larger. As designed, the finished blanket is approximately 49" by 49".

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. 


In addition to your yarn, you will need a size F (4mm) crochet hook and a tapestry needle.

We have kits in the original colorway, a neutrals option and a soft pastels option. Shade cards are below for reference.

Three by three grid of circles showing the yarn colors and hook required for the Day Tripper Picnic Blanket.



Pattern designer Katie Jones and Sirdar will be posting video tutorials each week as part of the crochet along event. Check back each week for the latest link!

Week 1 Video - May 11

Week 2 Video - May 18

Week 3 Video - May 25

Week 4 Video - June 1

Week 5 Video - June 8

Week 6 Video - June 15

We will also be adding to our On the Hook with MFY tutorials throughout the CAL. Links will be added here, but the full collection is available on MFY+ on YouTube!

Videos that may be especially helpful for this project:

Chain Stitch

Half Double Crochet (Half Treble in UK terms)

Double Crochet (Treble Crochet in UK terms)

Triple Crochet (Double Treble in UK terms)

Working In Between Stitches


The pattern for the Day Tripper Picnic Blanket will be released over the course of 5 weeks beginning May 11th. Sign up on the Sirdar website to have the pattern installments sent to your inbox, or check back here for links to the download page each week!

Introduction: May 4 - Introduction to the design including a look into Katie's inspiration and design process, as well as her thoughts behind the name and color selections! 

Week 1: May 11 - Let's Begin! The project kicks off with basic granny squares in two different colors. A great way to start the blanket and get into the groove!

Week 2: May 18 - Half and half squares made from a granny-style triangle and a striped triangle attached as you work!

Week 3: May 25 - Working in the round to make a square?! You betcha!

Week 4: June 1 - Combining the skills we've used so far, we challenge ourselves with an adorable flower design!

Week 5: June 8We're almost done! Time to go big! The last square design is the largest and is worked in two phases.

Week 6: June 15 - The time has come - let's bring everything together! We'll piece our blanket together and add a fun border to finish it off!

About the Designer

Katie Jones is the colorful personality behind the popular crochet brand KatieJonesKnit.

Individual wearing brightly colored crochet garments sitting in a brightly designed room.

Katie knows all about joyous color. She's even filled the windows of London's iconic Selfridge's store with her signature style. With more than 60K Instagram followers, she has many more fans of her work with crochet magazines and websites.

Katie is the perfect partner for a Sirdar summer crochet along, and you can learn more about her at katiejonesknit.co.uk!

As you work on your project, we would love if you share your progress by tagging us on Instagram and/or Facebook @michiganfineyarns and using our project hashtags #michiganfineyarns #MFYcal. You can also join us on Ravelry or during open table times at the shop and crochet with fellow makers!

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