Surprise, surprise….we are back at the seaside for a third time as I delve into the inspiration behind this design!
When walking down onto some of the beaches, we had to climb up and over large piles of stones to reach the sand. Where the tide stopped, the stones started and very often, the stones would be neatly lined up. I remember that striking me as quite incredible that nature could line them up in such a way.
As a little nod to these memories, I experimented with some textured stitches and settled on a stitch that represents the little stones lined up, left there by the tide.
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 Little Stones Can Cover is the third 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: 03242 (Grey)
Yardage used: 76 m / 84 yds; 60 g / 2.15 oz (2 balls)
- 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 #LittleStonesCanCover. I can’t wait to see what you create!
- The fully formatted PDF crochet pattern is available to purchase on the following websites: