10 Free Stylish Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern Ideas

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.

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.

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 perfect.

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


10 Free Stylish Crochet Beach Cover Up Patterns

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 a 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 a 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.

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

Bamboo, cotton or linen yarns are amongst the most popular choices.

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.

There are many factors to take into consideration, not just the fibre 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 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 beach cover up.

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10 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 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.

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. All you need to crochet is two rectangles and sew them together.


Easy Breezy Crochet Swim Cover Pattern

Sunshine Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

Beautiful pullover style crochet cover up for beach that is breathable and light for those hot summer days.


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 for warmer summer months. 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 colours. These are the colours 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.

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.


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.


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.


Easy Crochet Cover Up Pattern

Crochet Beach Cover Up Dress Pattern

Create this lovely crochet dress cover up by crocheting small squares separately and joining them together into a large project. Easy on the go project.


Crochet Beach Cover Up Dress 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.


Crochet Dress

Crochet Vest Pattern

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


Vest Pattern

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10 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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