20 Free Crochet Beach Cover Up Patterns For Summer

Most Stylish Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern Ideas for Summer

This is a collection of amazing free crochet beach cover up pattern picks for a stylish summer outfit. Choose from different styles and sizes.


Summer is literally just around the corner. Whatever your plans are for the warmer months, a beach cover-up is always handy to make.

It is even better if you have a gorgeous free crochet pattern to make.

Whether you are planning a day trip to the beach or will simply spend hot days by a pool, a crochet cover-up for a swimsuit is a great way to be comfortable and stay stylish.

With super easy construction, it is a suitable project for any skill level.

I must admit, the days when I felt super comfortable in a swimsuit or a bikini are long gone. As Ross said in Friends “I am carrying a little holiday weight”.

Whereas there is nothing wrong with it, I like to feel comfortable in whatever I am wearing.

And soon as there are not many alternatives to swimsuits, I think a nice crochet beach cover-up will do the job just perfectly.

For resting on the sun lounger or for a quick walk down to the beach bar or for another ice cream, they are perfect for covering little humps or bumps.

Secondly, I think they are great for protecting your skin from the harsh sun. If your shoulders are getting a little “too sun-kissed”, you can cover them lightly with a crochet beach cover up.

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20 Free Crochet Beach Cover Up Patterns For Summer

What is a crochet beach cover up?

As the name suggest, a beach cover up is a lacy open crochet garment that has been specifically designed to be worn over a swimsuit.

Mostly oversized or with plenty of positive ease, it can be knee or floor length or come down just past your hips.

It provides a stylish way to cover up a swimsuit when you are not swimming. It can also provide light protection from the intense sun, however it should never replace a good layer of sun cream.

The created fabric should be light and airy which allows the garment to be breathable as it will be mostly used in hot weather.

Whether it is a long tank top style or an open-front vest type, all cover-ups serve the same purpose.

What kind of yarn is used for crochet beach cover-up patterns?

Bamboo, cotton, or linen yarns are amongst the most popular choices for crochet beach cover-up patterns.

As crochet beach cover up is a summer pattern specifically worn in hot weather, you need to opt for a summer-suitable yarn.

These swimsuit covers are often large projects to finish, so you need to take care when choosing yarn and yarn weight.

If you are not a fan of super fine yarns, opt for thinner yarns like sport weight yarn or fingering weight, so the finished item isn’t too heavy to wear.

There are many factors to take into consideration, not just the fiber content. Follow my handy guide of 9 tips to choose the best yarn.

How do you crochet a beach cover up dress?

There are many ways you can crochet a beach cover up. Whether you are looking to crochet a vest, dress, or a pullover style swimsuit cover, they all use open lacy stitches for a breathable fabric.

You can simply create a cover-up by crocheting simple shapes using beginner crochet stitches like two larger rectangles. You then sew them together along the long edge of the rectangle leaving an opening in the middle for the head.

Add a simple tie or a belt around your waist and you have a super simple, yet stylish beautiful crochet beach cover-up.

Take your bust measurements into consideration, and create arm openings by leaving space when sewing on the wrong side of the back panel to the front panel.

You can opt for basic crochet stitches to create an open fabric.

Filet crochet is a great technique using only chain stitch and double crochet stitch. You can create a great pattern for a bathing suit cover-up for a fun everyday look.

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20 Free Crochet Beach Cover Up Patterns

I have chosen beautiful cover ups for a stylish look on the beach, by the pool, or for a drink in the beach bar!

There are different styles to choose from, whether you are looking for a beginner-friendly pattern or a little more advanced.

Boho Beach Vest Pattern

Super simple vest pattern that is worked in one piece with minimal sewing required at the shoulders.

It is lovely to throw over a simple vest top for a lunch date in town. However, it works lovely as a beach cover-up to throw over your swimsuit.

I crocheted it slightly longer, it comes down to mid-thigh length. I love the added fringe at the bottom. It adds a playful touch to the design.

The lacy openwork looks lovely when worn. It comes in adult sizes and it is an easy crochet pattern to make. Make this your next crochet project.

Stylish Crochet Bohemian Vest – free pattern is available on my blog.

Boho Beach Vest Pattern

Easy Breezy Crochet Swim Cover Pattern

There is no shaping required with this super stylish beach cover-up so it is easy to adjust for bigger sizes.

All you need to crochet is two rectangles and sew them together. It is a beautiful design for the beach or swimming pool.

CLICK HERE for the gorgeous pattern.

Easy Breezy Crochet Swim Cover Pattern

Sunshine Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

Beautiful pullover style crochet swimsuit cover-ups for the beach that is breathable and light for those hot summer days.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the beach robe pattern.

Sunshine Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

Felidae Summer Shawl

Beach cover up can be as simple as a large lacy crochet shawl. I love this large rectangle-shaped shawl as you can wrap it around your hips and turn it into a swimsuit cover.

My Felidae Summer Shawl Crochet Pattern is a lightweight make, perfect pattern for warmer summer months using tall stitches with 2 repeat row pattern.

It might look tricky but it is an easy pattern to make. It is a beautifully large crochet wrap that will be the new staple of your summer wardrobe.

This beautiful Summer Shawl Crochet Pattern has been designed with Rowan Summerlite 4-ply yarn. It is a cotton yarn which makes this crochet shawl ideal for warmer months as it is breathable. 

I used a combination of 4 different complementing colors. These are the colors that remind me of a summer sunset.

The finished Summer Shawl Crochet Pattern is rectangular shape. It measures a whopping 170 cm in length and 47 cm in width and you will need 4 mm hook.

Check out the Lightweight Summer Shawl Crochet Pattern – Felidae Shawl available on my blog.

Felidae Summer Shawl

Crochet Cover Up Pattern For Beach

This beautiful cover-up doubles up as a lovely summer dress you can wear for a sunset walk along the beach.

You can find the free pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.

Crochet Cover Up Pattern For Beach

Beach Cardi Cover Up

Simple construction and large open stitches make this beautiful swimsuit cover a great project for a crocheter os any skill and level.

You can find the pattern HERE.

Beach Cardi Cover Up

Easy Crochet Cover Up Pattern

Another pullover style cover up that certainly doubles up as a light and airy crochet sweater for evening walk across the beach front. Paired with jean shorts, it will be a super stylish outfit.

Get the free pattern from designer’s website BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK.

Easy Crochet Cover Up Pattern

Sea Breeze Cover Up Pattern

The Sea Breeze Cover-Up Dress has a top-down construction with a V pattern on the front and back panels.

The dress is worked in the round, except when working front and back panels across the armholes.

The Sea Breeze Cover-Up Dress has a closer fit with no positive or negative ease.

THIS WEBSITE has the free pattern.

sea breeze beach cover up crochet pattern

Crochet Cover Up Dress Pattern

Beautiful crochet dress pattern with an interesting stitch pattern that will be perfect for a day at the beach.

You can find the free pattern ON THIS WEBPAGE.

Crochet Dress

Crochet Vest Pattern

Super long crochet vest that uses large open lacy stitches, it would be perfect for a swimsuit cover up.

Grab the pattern BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK.

Vest Pattern

More Crochet Beach Cover-Ups

  1. Arverne beach robe Pattern CLICK HERE
  2. Tranquility Ruana Pattern CLICK HERE
  3. Beach Daze by Turtle Trunk CLICK HERE
  4. Red Heart Beachy Cover Up CLICK HERE
  5. Iris Swim Cover Up CLICK HERE
  6. Swimsuit Cover-Up CLICK HERE
  7. Summer Crochet Duster CLICK HERE
  8. Peachy Bikini Cover Up CLICK HERE
  9. Infinite Ways Airy Sarong CLICK HERE
  10. Crochet Shells & Squares Coverup CLICK HERE

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20 Free Stylish Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern Ideas

About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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