The Sassy Summer Sweater is SO versatile and perfect for summer! You can make this sweater as a long sleeve swimsuit cover-up OR a short sleeve tee!
Wear your bikini under it or a tank top!
Make it longer and wear it as a tunic with leggings! The possibilities are ENDLESS!
I used Hobby Lobby’s Sugarwheel Cotton Cakes for my sweater, pictured above.
This yarn is 100% cotton and a worsted (#4) weight. It was perfect to use for this sweater because I knew I wanted to use it as a swimsuit cover!
The cotton yarn is lightweight and breathable and it doesn’t ruin the look of the sweater if it gets wet or sandy! As a Florida girl, I can really appreciate a yarn that holds up in beachy conditions!
However, you can use any worsted weight (#4) yarn, but I highly recommend a cotton or cotton blend if you’re using it for a swimsuit cover.
The pattern comes with instructions for women’s sizes XS-2X.
It is a bottom-up workup, with sleeves added at the end. The sleeves can be customized to be any length you prefer. The length of the entire top is also customizable.
The pattern is leveled at intermediate. Simply because it is a garment and knowing basics on how to measure and construct a garment is needed. But you will only need to know basic crochet stitches for this project.
More Summer Patterns
Sarasota Swimsuit Cover – this dress style swimsuit cover is so stylish and great for hanging out at the beach or pool!
Cool Beans Tank – a fun racer back tank made with cotton yarn!
Summer Stroll Vest – a super lightweight and long vest that looks great over any outfit!
Blushing Eyelet Tank– a cute tank top with little eyelet details!
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