If you know where to look, you can find lovely, quiet and secluded beaches. Walking along, breathing in the salty sea air brings a feeling of freedom together with peace and tranquility. The vast expanse of water that seems to go on forever. The waves crashing at your feet.
I spent a few holidays in Barmouth, Wales, United Kingdom as a child. I remember the playing on the beaches near to our caravan with my brother. I remember the soft, clean sand and picking up pebbles and shells. I remember looking in the little rock pools filled with water and seeing little crabs scuttling away to hide.
As an adult, I returned to Barmouth and fell in love with it all over again. The quaint little town with the narrow roads, amazing early morning walks on the deserted beach, finished off with ice cream and waffles from the little café in Barmouth itself.
Fond memories from a beautiful part of the United Kingdom!
As we walked down to the beach from the campsite, there was always a large section of pebbles to climb over before we reached the sand. When designing the Pebble Can Cover, I drew inspiration from the textures created by all of the pebbles lying jumbled on the ground.
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 Pebble Can Cover is the first 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.
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!
I wonder what colours you would use to make yours?
Schachenmayr Catania Grande (Worsted Weight – Medium (4))
100% mercerised cotton
Yardage: 63 m / 69 yds; 50 g / 1.75 oz
Colourway: 03248 (Linen)
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 #PebbleCanCover. I can’t wait to see what you create!
- The fully formatted PDF crochet pattern is available to purchase on the following websites: