Crochet Beach Cover Up PatternTHIS ARTICLE CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS THAT SUPPORT HANDY LITTLE ME CONTENT AND FREE PATTERNS.
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.
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.
Grab the ad-free printable PDF pattern…
Scroll down to view the free pattern online or grab the inexpensive ad-free PDF in my shop here.
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.
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:
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for advanced beginners.
- You should be comfortable making a slipknot and creating a chain.
- You should know how to double crochet.
- You should know how to treble crochet.
- You should also be comfortable reading crochet patterns.
- And understanding of US crochet abbreviations and terms.
Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern
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.
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern.
- If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
Skill Level – Easy (Advanced Beginner)
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.
- 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.
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
Beach Dress Crochet Pattern
** Ch 78 (84, 90, 96, 102, 108, 114, 120)
Work 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc into each ch to end. 77 (83, 89, 95, 101, 107, 113, 119) sts.
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)
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.
You should have 8 (8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10) sts remaining for the shoulder edge.
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.
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.
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.
Join the shoulder seams by backstitching.
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.
The Armhole Edges
Work the armhole edges in the same manner as the neck.
Join side seams using the mattress stitch, leaving 10 or 12 inches open at the lower edge of each side seam.
Share your work with us…
If you enjoyed making the crochet beach cover-up, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme or #handylittleme.
If you are on Facebook, stop over to the handylittleme Facebook group and share a photo.
I’d love to see your work!