Our brand new mini boxes have been launched and the first one is hitting doorsteps as I type. These boxes contain upto 200g of yarn but no patterns which means that you can really get creative with how you use it. I have put together a list of suitable patterns and ideas that may help you! All of these links are available on our Pinterest Board which you can follow and repin
Foam – A stunning loose knit top perfect for the beach. It is available in several sizes. This is a paid pattern but would look amazing in the colourway in your box.
Everyday Household Washclothes – The Sirdar Beachcomber is 100% cotton meaning it is perfect for making washclothes with. They can be either crocheted or knitted. What designs could you come up with?
Emma Summer Tank Top – What about a stunning crocheted tank top? The colours of the Sirdar Beachcomber in your box would be perfect for the summer months. The top is available in 3 different sizes and uses approx 255 yrds. It has a recommended hook size of 4mm
Beach Bag – The link doesn’t take you to a pattern but the idea of using the Sirdar Beachcomber for a beach bag is brilliant. With it being 100% cotton it would be perfect. It would dry quickly if it got a little wet and by lining it you would get a sturdy bag to fill with all the beach necessities. You can crochet or knit something very similar and even use a contrasting or co-ordinating cotton yarn to make it bigger. Line it with something really bright to make it unique
Sisters Hat – This gorgeous hat is inspired by the Cascade Mountain Range in the Pacific Northwest. It’s an adult size and uses approx 100yrds meaning you can make more than one project if you decided to use the Sirdar Beachcomber. This is a free pattern and recommends you use a 4.5mm pair of needles
Starry, Starry Night Shawl – A crocheted shawl that can be adapted to use with any yarn and in any size. It is a paid pattern but is very well written. I would recommend not adding the beads if you make this using the Sirdar Beachcomber. The slub nature of the yarn doesn’t lend itself very well to being threaded with beads, plus it really wouldn’t need them. The yarn would do all the talking for you!
Perfect Baby Boy or Girl Top Down DK Jacket – This gorgeous little knitted cardigan would look amazing using the Sirdar Beachcomber. It is a newborn size and uses approx 160 – 180 yards using a 4.5mm needles. Perfect for a beginner as it uses stocking stitch throughout
Kindle/Tablet Cover – There isn’t a pattern with this link but you can easily create a kindle or tablet cover using the Sirdar Beachcomber by either knitting or crocheting. Just chain or cast on your required number of stitches and off you go using your preferred stitch until it reaches the length you need. Decrease when you need to, add a button and there you have a fabulously quick project! You can even do this in the round or by creating a long rectangle and sewing up the sides.
Froth Top – A stunning knitting pattern available in sizes XS – XXL. The top is knitted using 8mm needles. Total yardage used is between 220 and 350 yds meaning there is plenty in the box to make the largest size available. Pattern is a paid pattern from Camexia Designs which can be found on Etsy.
Desert Winds Triangle Scarf – So this pattern was created using an aran yarn whereas the Sirdar Beachcomber is a DK but it would work beautifully. The joy of this pattern is that it would be easy enough to lengthen the length of the scarf. I would recommend using all 3 balls of yarn provided in your box and use a 4mm hook
Crocheted Soap Bags – Do you use soap in your home? How about using this pattern to create little soap bags. They would make amazing gifts too. The Sirdar Beachcomber would create a stunning and unique effect using a 3.5mm hook.
I cannot wait to see what you all create. Have you got a pattern you are going to be using? Let me know and I can add it to the Pinterest Board for everyone to see.
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