A crochet cover up is a practical crochet project, particularly if you live in a warm climate or spend the entire year in a tropical paradise. You can’t go wrong with a crochet coverup for all of your summer activities.
Wondering what a crochet cover-up is? It is simply a loosely crocheted garment that is worn over a swimsuit. It is typically oversized and can be mid-thigh, knee-length, or even floor-length, depending on the design. They sometimes come in a 2-piece set as well.
I personally find crochet cover-ups an airier alternative to bathrobes. They provide the necessary coverage while allowing me to enjoy the cool sea breeze in style. I also like how it keeps my skin from getting too sun-kissed. However, that doesn’t mean we can replace a cover-up with sunscreen!
We have scoured the internet for free crochet patterns and have come up with a list of free crochet beach cover-up patterns that are ideal for the summer. There are numerous patterns and designs available, ranging from minimalistic to creative and one-of-a-kind. We hope you enjoy crocheting these patterns and fall in love with one (or more) of them!
Crochet cover-ups are not the most difficult crochet garments to create. Remember that everything happens for the first time. If you’re looking to learn how to crochet for the first time, check out this Complete Guide to Crochet for Beginners. It discusses the fundamentals of crochet, such as the tools and supplies you’ll need, the stitches you’ll use most frequently, and the most important methods.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What materials & tools are needed for the cover-up crochet pattern?
This is a common question when you’re starting a new project. It is important to note that the supplies specified in the chosen pattern will provide the most accurate answer. However, the general supplies used in the majority of the patterns on this list are labeled as follows: – Yarn Read the tutorial patterns in the curated lists and pay attention to the yarn type and yarn weight specified in the pattern. Following the correct yarn will ensure that your crochet cover up is completed in the correct size. – Crochet Hook For the best results, use the recommended hook size. If necessary, adjust the hook size to meet the tension gauge. – Stitch Markers These little tools are used to mark rows as well as other important stitches. – Tapestry Needle This needle is used to sew crochet pieces together and hide yarn tails. – Scissors Use it to cut your yarn. – Measuring Tape This is important if you want to crochet clothing that fits you. Use it to take body measurements such as shoulders, bust, waist, and hips. We’ll need it to check the tension gauge of your test swatch to see if it matches the pattern.
2. Can I customize the crochet cover-up pattern to fit me?
Most patterns come in a variety of sizes, while others include instructions for adjusting the cover-up’s size based on your measurements. If you need more assistance, there are plenty of tutorials and videos available online. These resources will walk you through the process of modifying the original crochet cover up pattern to fit you.
3. What kind of yarn is used for crochet beach cover-up patterns?
Your crochet cover-up should be breathable and airy in order to keep you cool in the summer heat. The most popular yarn materials for crochet beach cover-ups are bamboo, cotton, and linen. On top of that, finer and lighter yarn weights like fingering and crochet lace thread are also commonly used.
4. How to crochet a beach cover-up?
After you’ve decided on a pattern, read and understand the instructions thoroughly to ensure you understand how the cover up is made. Then gather all of your crocheting supplies to get started.
The cover-up patterns in the list are typically crocheted in either flat rectangles or rounds. Stitching to sew up crochet pieces may be required, so keep an eye out for that instruction.
5. What care instructions should I take note of?
To ensure that your crochet beach cover up lasts longer and does not lose its shape, always wash it according to the instructions on the yarn label.
6. How do you wear a crochet cover-up?
The possibilities are endless! Typically, it works as a crochet swim cover-up or crochet bathing suit cover-up by the beach. You can always stray away from the norm and layer it on a tank top, and some jeans for that cool laid-back mom look. As crochet cover-ups usually have a very boho vibe, they make great music festival looks too. The point with fashion is, it’s a form of expression, so feel free to let your imagination run wild!
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To start off, we have a cute 2-piece crochet cover up that is beginner friendly. Easily customize this cute assemble with colors you love, and get ready to stay breezy in the summer! It comes in XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL sizes.
A fairly simple start to our list is this double treble crochet and puff stitch cover up that has zero increases and decreases! It also has a hi-lo back that makes it very flattering. The instructions come in 3 different sizes (s/m, l/xl, and plus size).
This is a staple of a versatile crochet cover up. It has this lovely knotted stitch texture that forms pentagon eyelets, making it an airy option. The sizing guide follows size XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL).
Although this cover up doesn't cover up much, it sure is a flattering cute onesie. The pattern calls for basic stitches plus v-stitches, so avid beginners may attempt this. The crochet pattern comes in 3 sizes: S, M, and L.
Using the Triangles and Cones Lace Stitch, this summer beach cover up has an airy, boho, and geometric look. It comes with detailed instructions and a video, and it can also be made into sizes XS to 5XL.
Using beginner stitches like half double crochet and double crochet, this is a beginner-friendly cover-up pattern. It comes in 3 sizes and is a perfect simple summer essential. The sizing stitch count in the pattern will be S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3XL.
Although this pattern calls for an Aran weight yarn, the kimono style of this cover up still drapes gorgeously. It uses a variation on the shell stitch throughout that avid beginners can attempt. Directions for sizes S/M changes for M/L and XL/XXL are written in parentheses.
The Iris Stitch in this crochet beach cover up is beautiful, yet it works up quickly, suitable for beginners. It creates a semi-open look that is perfect as a cover up. The pattern sizes are written throughout the instructions in the following: S (M, L, XL).
This is another crochet cover up pattern that calls for thicker yarn. But despite it being bulkier, the gradient of colors enhances the waist drawing it in. Only basic stitches such as single, half double, and double crochet are used. The pattern is written in three sizes S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL).
Using single, double, and treble crochet stitches along with picot stitches, this is an avid beginner-level crochet pattern. It's made of 4 rectangles sewn together, and you're done! It comes in sizes XS to 5XL.
A poncho cover up may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But this lacey poncho would fit perfectly on the beach. Made using single, double, and treble crochet stitches. Stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in the order S/M(L/XL, 2XL/3XL).
Can you believe this beautiful design is created only using double crochet stitches? Well it is and it creates this lovely lace design that would go fantastically with a swimsuit under it. It is a one Size Fits All (up to 68" bust).
I love it as a cover-up, but with a slip dress underneath, it's a layer of style for a night in the bar! You will have to use half double crochet stitches and lacey shell stitches to crochet this cover up.
It's amazing how a simple construction of two rectangles made with double crochet and chain stitches can be sewn together to make an elegant cover up! This loose fitting cover up can be made in two sizes: S/M or L/XL.
This halter neck crochet cover up is definitely a head-turner! It may seem hard to believe, but only single crochet and chain stitches are used to make this gorgeous piece. S, M, L, and XL sizes are available.
This long-sleeved cover-up crochet dress is so versatile. Pair with a jean, with a skirt, or just over your swimsuit, and you are ready to have fun in the sun! This comes with instructions for sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL.
Looking for something more modest? This crochet cover up dress is just the right amount of breathable and covered up to make you feel good but not too exposed. This pattern is written in size XS with sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL & 5XL.