Again we return to the seaside in Wales, United Kingdom, for the inspiration behind this design.
In my previous post about the Pebble Can Cover, I described my love for a little town called Barmouth. As a place of such tranquility, there are endless places and experiences to draw upon when designing.
One day when visiting Barmouth for a holiday, we were talking to someone who lived locally and they told us about a real hidden gem of a beach. It wasn’t signposted from the main road and was located at the end of some tiny, winding and narrow country lanes. There were a few hairy moments meeting cars coming the other way, but it was worth it.
When we reached the end of the little lane, the only way down to the beach was along a boardwalk and then down across the sand dunes. It was perfect. Quiet, secluded and beautiful!
For this design, I used raised lines to represent the little gaps between each plank of wood that form a boardwalk.
I first made a decorative can cover as a child when I was in a girl group called the ‘Brownies’. We wrapped and stuck a strip of fabric around cans, decorated them if we wanted to and used them as storage containers for pencils. Mine has stood the test of time and I am still using it today!
I decided to design a collection of can covers, three total, all inspired by seaside memories. The Boardwalk Can Cover is the second design in the ‘Explore Collection’
The three covers have been designed to complement one another as a set, or to shine as stand alone pieces.
Again, I chose one of my tried and tested favourite yarns for these covers. Schachenmayr Catania Grande. A 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn. Cotton yarn has so many great qualities with hard-wearing and amazing stitch definition being at the top of the list!
Schachenmayr Catania Grande (Worsted Weight – Medium (4))
100% mercerised cotton
Yardage: 63 m / 69 yds; 50 g / 1.75 oz
Colourway: 03105 (Cream)
Yardage used: 63 m / 69 yd; 50 g / 1.75 oz (1 ball)
- 3.5mm (US E-4) crochet hook
- 4.0mm (US G-6) crochet hook
- The first 5 rounds of the pattern = 7 cm / 2.75 in. diameter
- Tapesty Needle
- Stitch marker (optional)
- Tin can or flat bottomed cylindrical container measuring: Height: 11 cm / 4.25 in. Diameter: 7 cm / 2.75 in.
- Height: 11.5 cm / 4.5 in.
- Diameter: 7.5 cm / 3 in,
Don’t forget, you can share your WIP photographs and finished covers with me over on Instagram using the hashtags #Lalele_Designs and #BoardwalkCanCover. I can’t wait to see what you create!
- The fully formatted PDF crochet pattern is available to purchase on the following websites: