A dark grey crochet can cover is sitting on a yellow table. Textured crochet stitches are used to create raised bobbles, like little stones on the cover. It is sunny and the trees in the background are out of focus.
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Little Stones Can Cover (The Explore Collection)

A dark grey crochet can cover is sitting on a yellow table. Textured crochet stitches are used to create raised bobbles, like little stones on the cover. there are different sized crochet hooks in the can. It is sunny and the trees in the background are out of focus.

Surprise, surprise….we are back at the seaside for a third time as I delve into the inspiration behind this design!

In my previous posts about the Pebble Can Cover and the Boardwalk Can Cover , I described my love for a little town called Barmouth in Wales, United Kingdom. The landscape and beaches were so varied that there will never be a shortage of inspiration!

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.

Stones lying on the beach. The sand and sea is shown in to top right and corner.

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. 

A dark grey crochet can cover lying on its side on a yellow table. It is a close up picture to show the textured stitches. The stitches form raised bobbles like little stones.

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!

Three crochet can covers are shown together. They are outside on a yellow table. They are cream, light grey and dark grey. There are coloured pens and crochet hooks in the cans.

Pattern Information

YARN

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)

HOOKS

  • 3.5mm (US E-4) crochet hook
  • 4.0mm (US G-6) crochet hook

GAUGE

  • The first 5 rounds of the pattern = 7 cm / 2.75 in. diameter

NOTIONS

  • Tapesty Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Tin can or flat bottomed cylindrical container measuring:  Height: 11 cm / 4.25 in.     Diameter: 7 cm / 2.75 in.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • 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 name Hannah in a handwritten script font. There is a green hear to the left of the word Hannah

The Pattern

  • The fully formatted PDF crochet pattern is available to purchase on the following websites:
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