I had a really tough time naming this one. My husband tried to come up with something more artsy😄 but we didn’t come up with anything good. I never thought others would want a crochet beach cover up, but my husband googled it and low and behold, it’s already a thing! Boom! So, here is my crochet beach cover up for you all.
It’s a really simple, beginner friendly crochet project. It’s the most handy at the beach but it can also be worn as an accessory in the spring and fall. I love getting out in the sunshine in a bikini, but by the end of the day you want a little shade and a little coverage. That t shirt just feels icky and constricting. That’s why I prefer these crochet beach cover up kinda designs.
This project is part of a collaboration with my friend and inspiration in crochet, @Maya Luna Corazon. We’re celebrating the summer with her bikini bottom and this beach cover up. Make sure to check her out, she has some amazing designs.
The yarn I used for this project was Alize Diva #2 sport weight yarn. I really like Alize yarn quality, and the service and shipping is always great. The sport weight is a good choice for any summer crochet projects. Especially things you’re crocheting to wear at the beach. I always purchase mine from this Perfect Yarn shop on Etsy.
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- #2 Sport weight yarn
- I used 2 colors of Alize Diva #2 Sport weight yarn
- Color A : Stone
- Color B : Camouflage
- Crochet hook size 4.5 mm
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
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Stitches Used & Code
- ch =chain
- st = stitch(es)
- dc = double crochet
- sk = skip
- YO = yarn over hook
- REP = repeat
- Bead stitch = 1 dc, *Yo insert hook around the post of dc from right to left, YO and pull up a loop* REP from *TO* 2 more times into the same dc post ( 7 loops on hook ), YO and pull through first 6 loops on hook, YO and pull through remaining loops on hook
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
- ” = inches
- This pattern made as us women’s XS/S( M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/ 4XL )
- This pattern is made in 2 separate pieces and then sewn together(2 panels are made the same)
- This pattern is a 4 rows repeat *row 2-5
- This pattern is in multiples of 2+3
- In this picture I have demonstrated with size XS/S
Yarn needed :
- Color A : 1,120( 1,240, 1,360, 1480 ) Yards
- Color B : 580( 660, 740, 820 ) Yards
Gauge blocked : 14 dc X 9 rows = 4″
Measurements after blocked ( All the sizes are the same length )
- XS/S : 23.11″ Width across back X 33″ Long
- M/L : 26.66″ Width across back X 33″ Long
- XL/XXL : 30.22″ Width across back X 33″ Long
- 3XL/4XL : 33.77″ Width across back X 33″ Long
Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern
Panels ( Make 2 )
NOTES: Make sure to make the last st into the third ch/the turning ch in each row. The number of chains you start in the beginning, divided by 2, will be the length of your project ( All the sizes are the same length )
Row 1 ( WR ) Color A : ch 233 ( 233, 233, 233 ), sk 3 ch ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next ch and each ch across. Total of 231( 231, 231, 231 ) dc
Row 2 ( RS ) Color A : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 231( 231, 231, 231 ) dc
Row 3 Color A : REP Row 2
Row 4 Color B : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 Bead st into next st, *sk next st, 1 Bead st into next st* REP from *TO * until you have 1 st left, 1 dc into last st. Total of 115( 115, 115, 115 ) Bead st
Row 5 Color A : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into each st until you have 2 st left, sk next st, 1 dc into last st. Total of 231( 231, 231, 231 ) dc
REP Row 2 – Row 5 : 5( 6, 7, 8 ) more times. Total of 25( 29, 33, 37 ) rows *Change color the same way as the pattern repeat
Row 26( 30, 34, 38 ) Color A : REP Row 2, cut the yarn and leave about 60-70 inches long tail
*While both panels are made the same, you only need to leave a tail on one panel.
JOINING THE PIECES TOGETHER
We will sew the center back seam first. Laying your panels with the right side facing down, we’ll sew on the wrong side. Lay the last row of each panel facing each other, using the tails that we left earlier for sewing. Using method of choice, sew the center back 100( 100, 96, 96 ) st of each panel together. Check picture 1
SEW THE SIDE SEAM
Fold your project in half at the shoulder with the right side facing each other, we’ll sew on the wrong side. Cut a new strand of yarn 70-80 inches long, enough to sew the bottom up to the arm pit. Sew 80( 80, 75, 75 ) st of the front and back side seam together. Start sewing from the bottom up, using method of choice (If you want smaller arm holes, just sew more st. If you want bigger arm holes, just sew less st). Check picture 2
Congratulations on your new Crochet Beach Cover Up! Wear it proudly all year long, you’re a crochet superstar!
I know a of people are going to b really proud of these beach cover ups. They’re easy, versatile enough to wear all year long and if you use good quality yarn, it will last you for many years. Hope you enjoyed this project, make sure to share with your crafty friends. Thanks for joining me again, until next time. Happy crocheting!