Who’s ready to start crocheting scarves, shawls, and blankets? *raises hand* But until then, there are still lots of fun things you can make in the warmer months. Grab some cotton yarn and make an adorable and comfy swimsuit cover.
This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download HERE in my Etsy shop.
3 skeins I Love This Cotton! Prints in Teal (459 yards) – any worsted weight cotton yarn would work
5.0 mm hook
Easy to intermediate
Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
This swimsuit cover up is worked in two panels that are sewn together
Finished product measures approximately 30 inches long and 44 inches around. This can be adjusted by changing your starting chain (must be a multiple of 4 + 1) and the length.
PANELS (make 2)
Ch 61 (can be any multiple of 4 + 1)
Row 1: ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, *ch 5, skip 3 stitches, sc in next* repeat from * to * across
Row 2: *ch 5, sc in middle of ch 5 from previous row*, repeat from * to * to last ch 5 space, ch 2, dc into first sc from previous row
Row 3: ch 1, sc into dc, *ch 5, sc in middle of ch 5 from previous row* repeat from * to * to the second to last ch 5 space, ch 5, sc into the 3rd chain of the first ch 5 in the previous row
Repeat rows 2 – 3 until row 36 (or until desired length)
Ch 1, turn, sc evenly around entire panel, making 3 sc in each of the 4 corners
Fasten off, weave in the ends.
Wet block both panels (this will really help bring out the diamond mesh pattern)
Place both panels together, wrong side up. Using stitch markers mark where you want to sew the sleeves. I placed mine in the 4th arch from the outside on each side (I tried this on before I sewed it closed). Sew each side together using a sc across 4 –5 stitches, leaving a slit over the shoulder. Fasten off, weave in the ends.
Sew each side closed with a sc from row 1 to row 26 (if you want the armhole a different size, adjust as needed) Fasten off, weave in the ends.
Ch 151, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across to the last ch, in last ch work (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc), turn to the other side of the ch, sc across, in last ch work (2 sc, ch 2, sc) join to first sc with a sl st.
Cut 14 12 inch pieces of yarn, add 7 to each ch 2 space on each end. Trim to your liking.
Weave through the mesh.