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Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

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In this post, you will see a crochet beach cover-up pattern.

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

Available to make in 8 sizes – XS to 5XL.

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Crochet Cover Up Pattern

The crochet cover-up pattern is for advanced beginners.

The garment is made from two long panels (a front and back) that are seamed together.

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The stitches and techniques you need to know…

The stitches used in this pattern are (in US terms) treble crochet, double crochet, and tr2tog.

The rows of treble crochet are used to make the open panels of the front and back.

Double crochet is then used to create edges on the side seams, armholes, and neck.

The dress is seamed together using both backstitching (for the shoulder seams) and the mattress stitch.

crochet beach cover up side panel view

You might also want to make matching accessories…

You may also want to make a matching beach bag and a bucket hat to take with you on vacation!

View those patterns here:

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

This pattern is great for advanced beginners.

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Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

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Notes

The dress is made in two pieces – the front and back.

Both pieces have a double crochet border which adds extra width and length.

The front and back are then seamed together with a double crochet edging added to finish off the armholes and neck.

The pattern is written for all sizes starting with the XS size – with changes for different sizes listed in all necessary places.

To follow patterns more easily, circle or highlight all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

crochet beach cover up pattern back view

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Skill Level – Easy (Advanced Beginner)

Gauge

9 treble crochet sts / 5 rows in 4×4 inches using the 5mm (US H/8) crochet hook and the Pima Cotton from WAK in treble crochet.

Measurements/Sizes

  • XS – To fit bust 34 inches.
  • S – To fit bust 36 inches.
  • M – To fit bust 38 inches.
  • L – To fit bust 40 inches.
  • XL – To fit bust 42 inches.
  • 2XL – To fit bust 44 inches.
  • 3XL – To fit bust 46 inches.
  • 4XL/5XL – To fit bust 48 inches.
  • The dress measures – length to shoulders around = 39 (39, 39, 39.5, 39.5, 40, 40, 40.5) inches.
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The supplies you need…

Yarn

  • 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) x We Are Knitters – The Cotton in the color Natural.
  • This cotton is 100% Pima Cotton/10g/3.05oz/232 yds/212m.
  • Use my code – MGM4VHHAT – for 10 off on your WAK yarn order.

Hook

Notions

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Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US crochet terms.

You can grab a free list of US and UK crochet terms here.

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • sl-st- slip stitch
  • st – stitch
  • tr – treble crochet
  • tr2tog – treble crochet two stitches together
  • RS – right side
  • Rep – repeat
  • WS – wrong side
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Beach Dress Crochet Pattern

Back

** Ch 78 (84, 90, 96, 102, 108, 114, 120)

Set up

Work 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc into each ch to end. 77 (83, 89, 95, 101, 107, 113, 119) sts.

Start Pattern

Row 1: 4 ch, for the first tr and ch, miss 1 st, 1 tr into next st, * 1 ch, miss 1 st, 1 tr into next st, rep from * to end.

Row 2: 4 ch for the first tr and ch, 1 tr into next tr, * 1 ch, miss 1 ch, 1 tr into 1 tr, rep from * to end working last tr into 3rd of 4 ch, turn,

Rep row 2 until the work measures: 15 (15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17,) inches from the setup row.

Next row (decrease row): 4 ch for the first tr and ch, 1 tr into next tr, 1 ch, work next tr2tog, 1 ch, patt to last 7 sts, work next tr2tog, 1 ch, 1 tr into next tr, 1 ch, 1 tr into the last st. 75 (81, 87, 93, 99, 105, 111, 117)

Continue without further decreases until the work measures 25 inches from the start of the setup row, finishing on a wrong side row.
(* You can adjust the length here – if you want to make it shorter or longer)

Shape Armholes

Next row: sl st over 6 (6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8) sts, pattern to last 6 (6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8) sts, turn,

Next row: 4 ch for first tr and ch, 1 tr into next tr, 1 ch, work next tr2tog, 1 ch, patt to the last 7 sts, work next tr2tog, 1 ch, 1 tr into next tr, into last st.

Rep the last row twice more – 57 (63, 69, 75, 77, 83, 89, 95) sts. **
Cont without further dec until the armhole measures 6 (6, 6, 6.5, 6.5, 7, 7,

7.5) inches, ending on a wrong side row.

Shape Shoulders and Back of Neck

Next row: sl st over 8 (8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10) sts, patt over 13 (13, 13, 13, 15, 15, 15, 15) sts, fasten off.

Miss the next 15 (21, 27, 33, 27, 33, 39, 45) sts for neck edge, rejoin yarn into next st, patt over 13 (13, 13, 13, 15, 15, 15, 15) sts.

Fasten off.

You should have 8 (8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10) sts remaining for the shoulder edge.

The Edging

With the right side of the work facing you, rejoin the yarn at the start of the armhole shaping.

Work 1 row of dc evenly down the left side edge, round the lower edge, and up the right side edge, to the start of the armhole shaping, working 2 dc into the end of each of 2 rows and 3 dc into the end of the next row.

Work 2 more rows in dc, working 3 dc into each corner st and turning with 1 ch.

Fasten off.

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Front

Work exactly as instructions for the back from ** to **.

Cont without further dec until armhole measures 2 inches less than back armhole to shoulder shaping.

Next row: Patt across 18 (20, 22, 24, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts, turn,

Cont over these sts as follows:

Next row: 4 ch for the first tr and ch, 1 tr into next tr, 1 ch, work next tr2tog, 1 ch, patt to end.

Cont without further dec until armhole measures 6 (6, 6, 6.5, 6.5, 7, 7, 7.5) inches, ending on a wrong side row.

Shape Shoulder

Next row: sl st over 8 (8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10) sts, patt to end, fasten off.

Miss 21 (23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35) sts for neck edge, rejoin yarn to rem 18 (20, 22, 24, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts, and work to correspond with the other side, reversing all shaping

Work the dc border around the sides and lower edge the same as for the back piece.

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Finishing

Join the shoulder seams by backstitching.

The Neckband

With the right side of the work facing you, rejoin the yarn.

Work 1 row of dc evenly around the neck edge, turn with 1 ch.

Work 1 more row of dc.

Fasten off.

The Armhole Edges

Work the armhole edges in the same manner as the neck.

Side Seams

Join side seams using the mattress stitch, leaving 10 or 12 inches open at the lower edge of each side seam.

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2 Comments

  1. great dress and cover up for the beach
    the simple stitches used stand out with chain space between the treble
    the side panel with chain also help make the front and back panel stitches stand out
    worked in white the cover up stands with tan
    this cover up will make feel you are walking the golden sands of the Caribbean