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Crochet Beach Cover Up Free Pattern – Lakeside Cover Up

Summer is here and I don’t know about you but I am so excited for some beach days! The Lakeside Cover Up crochet pattern is a simple wrap style pattern that works great and looks amazing over your swimsuit!

I am so happy to have Amanda of Manda’s Crafty Corner on the blog today sharing this beautiful crochet beach cover up pattern!

Crochet beach cover up, called the Lakeside Cover Up, draped over a deck.

About the Designer

Amanda lives in West Virginia with her husband and two teenage children. She learned how to crochet about 12 years ago from the internet and started crocheting as a hobby. Amanda always talked about designing patterns with her mom but never took the jump to design.  

When her mother passed away in Oct. 2019, Amanda decided to take her business to the next level. She finally wrote her first pattern, the Pamela Scarf, in February 2020 in honor of her mother. Amanda now has several patterns written, with some of them available for free on her website. She also enjoys teaching crochet classes to local homeschool kids. 

You can check out all of Amanda’s patterns on Ravelry!

Woman in a swimsuit, wearing a crochet beach cover up wrapped around her waist.

About the Pattern

 This Lakeside Cover Up is the perfect crochet beach cover up for the beach, lake, or pool! It’s created with a 1 weight cotton yarn (that will be double stranded) giving it a lightweight airy feeling during the summer heat.

I used a cotton blend so it can be worn as a bathing suit cover and not get too heavy when it’s wet. This crochet beach cover up can be made with any size yarn but make sure you use an appropriate size hook for your yarn. You want it to drape over your shoulders and tie easily around your waist.

The pattern is rated Easy in pattern difficulty.

Crochet Beach Cover Up draped over a wooden chair.
Photo by Danielle Hanken Tetreault

Lakeside Cover Up Crochet Pattern

Items needed:

5 mm hook (or appropriate hook for yarn)

2 skeins of Red Heart It’s a Wrap yarn or three colors of yarn totaling 2,000 yards of any 1 weight yarn (more or less depending on your yarn choice and size)

Scissors

Needle

Abbreviations:

CH: chain

FDC: foundation double crochet

DC: double crochet

SC: single crochet

Notes:

This pattern is written using standard American crochet terms

Chain 2 counts as a stitch. CH 1 does NOT count as a stitch

This measures 57” long and 17” wide.  I am an XL/2X and it fit me really well. If you would like it longer just increase your stitches in even numbers. If you would like it wider just add an extra set of rows. If you’d like it smaller, decrease stitches in even numbers. If you would like it shorter just reduce it by a set of rows.

If you want to use only one color, just repeat steps 1-4 however many times you want and then add an additional set of rows 1-3. That will end your project on a DC row.

I took my Red Heart It’s a Wrap yarn apart for my three colors. You can choose three different colors of yarn if you’d like.

Gauge:

The gauge is not really important for this project but, if you want your cover up to match mine, I did a 2”x2” swatch using a 5 mm hook and DC stitches: 4 rows x 8 stitches.

Pattern:

Row 1 (Using two strands of color 1): FDC 188 or CH 189, DC in the second chain from hook and in each  chain stitch  across. Turn (188 DC)

Row 2: CH 2, *Skip 1 stitch, DC in the next stitch, DC in the stitch you just skipped*. Repeat * to * until you reach the end. DC in the last stitch. Turn (93 x’s and 2 DC)

Row 3: CH 2, DC in the next stitch and in each stitch across. Turn (188 DC)

Row 4 (Using one strand of color 1 and one strand of color 2): CH 1, SC in the same stitch as CH and in each stitch across. Turn (188 SC)

Rows 5-7 (Using 2 strands of color 2): Repeat rows 1-3

Row 8 (Using 1 strand of color 2 and one strand of color 3): Repeat row 4.

Rows 9-11 ( Using 2 strands of color 3): Repeat rows 1-3.

Row 12 (Using 1 strand of color 3 and one strand of color 1): Repeat row 4. Rows 13-15 (Using 2 strands of color 1): Repeat rows 1-3.

Row 16 (Using 1 strand of color 1 and one strand of color 2): Repeat row 4. Rows 17-19 (Using 2 strands of color 2): Repeat rows 1-3.

Row 20 (Using one strand of color 2 and one strand of color 3): Repeat row 4. Rows 21-23 (Using two strands of color 3): Repeat rows 1-3.

Row 24 ( Using one strand of color 3 and one strand of color 1): Repeat row 4. Rows 25- 27 (Using two strands of color 1): Repeat rows 1-3.

Row 28: (Using one strand of color 1 and one strand of color 2): Repeat row 4. Rows 29-31 (Using two strands of color 2): Repeat rows 1-3

Row 32 (Using one strand of color 2 and one strand of color 3): Repeat row 4. Rows 33-35 (Using two strands of color 3): Repeat rows 1-3.

Row 36 (Using one strand of color 3 and one strand of color 1): Repeat row 4 Rows 37-39 (Using two strands of color 1): Repeat rows 1-3.

Row 40 (Using one strand of color 1 and one strand of color 2): Repeat row 4. Rows 41-43 (Using two strands of color 2): Repeat rows 1-3.

Row 44 (Using one strand of color 2 and one strand of color 3): Repeat row 4. Rows 45-47 (Using two strands of color 3): Repeat rows 1-3.

Row 48: Using one strand of color 3 and one strand of color 1): Repeat row 4.

Rows 49- 51 (Using two strands of color 1): Repeat rows 1-3. Tie off and weave in all ends.

And now you’re done! You’ve got one awesome Lakeside Cover Up. I would love to see a photo of your finished product. You can find me at any of the following places:

Blog: Manda’s Crafty Corner

Facebook: @mandascraftycorner

Instagram: mandascraftycorner

Please use hashtags #lakesidecoverup and #mandascraftycornerwv when you post your own crochet beach cover up! I would love to see your project!

You may not sell or claim my pattern as your own. Do not copy and paste the pattern itself anywhere. I do encourage selling the finished products you make of my pattern.

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