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Beach Cover Up Crochet Pattern (Atlantis)

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In this post, you will see the Atlantis Beach cover-up crochet pattern.

This beach cover-up is perfect for summer days thrown over swimwear or shorts.

This swimsuit cover-up will be your go-to in the summer season. 

The sleeves drape over the arms perfectly and you can tighten or loosen the belt to adjust it to your preferences. 

The garment is made from two long panels that are seamed together using single crochet.

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Beach Cover Up Crochet Pattern (Atlantis)

How To Wear A Crochet Beach Cover-up

Wearing a crochet beach cover-up can be a stylish and comfortable way to enhance your beach or poolside look. 

  1. Select a suitable color: Consider choosing a color that complements your swimwear or matches your personal style. Crochet cover-ups can be made in any color you prefer and fit your style. 
  2. Coordinate with your swimwear: Ensure that your swimwear complements or contrasts nicely with the cover-up to create a cohesive and stylish beach look.
  3. Layering options: Depending on your preference and the coverage you desire, you can layer the crochet cover-up over your swimwear or clothes. A crochet beach coverup so light it can also be worn over a tank top with shorts, a skirt, skinny jeans, or a tee shirt dress.
  4. Experiment with styling: You can get creative and personalize your crochet beach cover-up by experimenting with different styling options:

Remember, the beauty of a crochet beach cover-up is its versatility and ability to adapt to different styles and preferences.

Try out different ways of wearing it until you find the look that suits you best.

Pool side crochet cover up easy

The Beach Cover-Up Crochet Stitches You Need to Know

This coverup design is created in a repeat pattern of US treble crochet and half double crochet.

The bobble stitch is used to decorate the edges.

You will also know how to chain and single crochet.

Atlantis crochet beach cover up

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Crochet Beach cover up

How Is This Beach Cover-Up Constructed?

The crochet cover-up is created in two long panels that are then stitched together.

You will leave openings for your head and arms to go through.

A graphic in the pattern will show you how to do this and where to seam.

Back view of crochet beach cover up

The yarn used in this swimsuit cover-up design

This beach cover-up needed 4 x skeins of Martin’s Lab Yarn – Comfy Merino/color Atlantis.

This yarn was crocheted with one strand for a light, airy wearable.

An i-cord belt is made separately with two tassels attached.

Related Post: 17 Free Knitting Patterns To Make With Variegated Yarn

Close up of crochet beach cover up

Crochet Lessons

Take a look at the crochet lessons for tutorial posts with step-by-step photos and instructions, and video tutorials perfect for newer crocheters. 

Tutorials include how to hold a crochet hook, how to create a foundation chain, and how to crochet simple crochet stitches like single crochet stitches (sc) (how to single crochet (SC)), double crochet stitches (dc) (how to double crochet (dc) for beginners), and treble crochet stitches (tr) (how to treble crochet (tr)). 

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for advanced beginners as it uses basic crochet stitches.

crochet beach cover up fingering yarn

Atlantis Beach Cover Up Crochet Pattern

Notes

Skill Level – Easy (Advanced Beginner)

This crochet beach cover-up is crocheted in two long panels.

The stitch pattern used creates alternating rows of treble crochet and half double crochet that creates a mesh-looking crochet fabric.

This is a light and airy crochet beach cover-up that will make a great addition to your summer wardrobe.

Wear it thrown over a bikini or one-piece instead of a sarong.

Video Tutorial

You can view a video tutorial showing you how to crochet the bobble st on my YouTube channel here.

Copyright Info

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  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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beach cover up crochet pattern

Size Information

Gauge

  • 12 sts (treble crochet) / 9 rows in 10x10cm/4×4 inches. (In patt – 1 row Tr/1 row hdc)
  • Gauge doesn’t matter much for this project – the piece is meant to be large and oversized.

Measurements / Sizes

  • Length (laying flat and not stretched out) = 32 inches/82cm
  • Width (laying flat and not stretched out) = 24 inches/62cm
  • One size – you can make it smaller or larger by chaining more sts to add length and take away or add more of the pattern rows (HDC and TR).
  • Don’t forget – If you are making in a smaller size, you will need less yarn, and in a larger size, you will need more yarn.
Atlantis yarn by Martin's Lab

The supplies you need

Yarn

  • 4 x Comfy Merino 440m/437yd per 100g in the color Atlantis from Martin’s Lab.
  • Any UK 2 Ply/USA fingering/AUS 3 Ply yarn will be suitable for this project.
  • You could use cotton yarn, DK weight yarn, worsted weight, or Aran weight instead of fingering weight yarn.

Hooks

Notions

  • Scissors.
  • Darning needle.
  • Tape measure.
  • Stitch holder or cable needle if you want to make the i-cord belt.

Tassels

  • Make 2 tassels before you begin to crochet the beach cover-up.
  • One tassel will be sewn to each end of the i-cord belt.
  • You can view a tutorial showing you how to make tassels here. – How To Make Tassels {Photo + Video Tutorial}
beach cover up crochet

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US crochet terms.

  • BO – Bobble (Video Tutorial)
  • CH – Chain
  • Cont – Continue
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • Patt – Pattern
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SS (Sl st) – Slip stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • TR – Treble crochet
  • WS – Wrong side
Atlantis crochet beach cover up

Crochet Beach Cover-up Pattern

Make 2 Panels The Same

ch 220, ch 1, turn,

(Bobble border)

  • Row 1 – hdc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 2 – hdc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 3 – hdc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 4 (RS) – sc into the first st, *BO in next st, sc into next stitch, rep from * to the end of the row, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 5 – hdc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 6 – hdc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 7 – hdc into every ch, ch 4, turn,

Start Main Pattern As Follows:

Row 1 – Tr in every st to the end of the row, ch 1, turn,

Row 2 – hdc in every st to the end of the row, ch 4, turn,

Repeat rows 1 and 2 – 13 more times, ending with an hdc row (row 2).

Poolside crochet cover up

(Bobble Border)

Now you will work the bobble border to match the start of your panel.

  • Row 1 – hdc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 2 – hdc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 3 – hdc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 4 (RS) – sc into the first st, *BO in next st, sc into next stitch, rep from * to the end of the row, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 5 – hdc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 6 – hdc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 7 – hdc into every ch, ch 4, turn,

Finish with an ss in the last ch, cut the yarn, and secure.

The Bobble Edge Borders

When your panels are complete you will need to create a pretty bobble border edge on each of the shorter edges at each end of both panels (4 in total).

Do this as follows:

  • Row 1 – hdc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 2 (RS) – sc into the first st, *BO in next st, sc into next stitch, rep from * to the end of the row, ss into the last ch, and secure.
crochet bobble in progress

Making Up

  • To seam your bathing suit cover-up to have a front panel and a back panel – lie flat on a large surface to begin.
  • With the darning needle weave in any loose ends that are not needed.
  • With the wrong sides facing, sc the edges together for 20 inches/51 cm.
  • Turn the work and repeat – sc the edges together for 20 inches/51 cm.
  • This will leave a long opening in the center of the work – for your head to fit through.
  • After that, you will need to sc the sides of the piece together – with the wrong sides facing sc the edges together for 16 inches/41 cm.
  • Rep on the other side.
  • This leaves long open armholes.
  • *Please note – you can seam shorter or longer lengths than I have shown depending on your own preferences – if you want the neck to be less or more open.
  • If it is more open (a shorter seam), you will have a better view of your cleavage and back! The V will be larger.
beach cover up making up graphic

I-cord belt with tassels

  • The I-cord length measures = 82 inches/208 cm
  • You can watch this video here to see how I created the I-cord.

I-cord written instructions:

Starting with 3 loops on your 4.5mm (US 7) hook, *pull up a loop through the second ch from hook and third ch from hook (3 loops on hook), slip these 2 loops onto a knitting or cable needle, 1 ch, (slip 1 loop from needle back onto the hook, 1 ch) twice.

Rep from * until I-cord is your desired length.

Crochet cover up by the pool

Finishing and Blocking

You may wish to block your summer beach cover-up, you can do that as follows:

Make sure all ends are woven in using a tapestry needle or method of choice.

Gently block by filling a sink or water basin with lukewarm water, and add a small amount of rinse less wool wash.

Place the items in the water and gently massage out any air bubbles.

Drain water, gently squeezing out any excess water from the item, then roll in a towel, and stomp on the towel roll to remove any more excess water.

Lay the item out on a towel to approx. finished measurements and allow to dry completely.

Blocking Tutorial

If you want to learn more about blocking, you can view this blog post here – Blocking Knits – How To Block Knitting Guide

beach cover up crochet pattern

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