With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, these free patterns and recipes will come in handy for a relaxing (and tasty) long weekend.
1The Picnic Quilt
This quilt goes together fast, making it a perfect picnic blanket, tailgate cover or table cloth. Blocks could be quilted as you go for an easy finish!
2Zippered Casserole Carrier
Great for picnics and family outings, this insulated carrier works for hot or cold dishes. Worried about adding the zipper? Make your sides overlap and use Velcro instead!
Knit up a versatile cotton towel and use it to wrap picnic basket supplies, as a placemat or as a seat cover. It launders well and be ready for the next outing!
4Aqua & Vino Crochet Coasters
Make a set of colorful coasters to match your table or poolside setting. Crochet them in cotton yarn so they absorb moisture and launder well.
Add a little fun to your grilling ensemble and accessories. This cross stitch design would be a perfect fit on towels, shirts or an apron.
Follow this tutorial to make hoops that can be worn on your stemware instead of your ears. Add different charms and beads to easily keep track of beverages.
7Water Lily/Flower Rose
Take colored paper, break out your scissors and hot glue, and you create pretty table accents for your poolside luau.
8Easy Picnic Recipes
Get more than a dozen of our favorite recipes — from salads and sides to the main course. They'll be a hit at your next barbecue.