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Shore Thing Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

I absolutely love the summer, and it’s not because my birthday is in August. (On the 16th for anyone who’d really like to get me a present, wink wink). But I love summer because you spend those super warm and sunny days at the beach.

You walk barefoot on the scorching hot sand. You wear more sunscreen than you’ve ever had in your entire life. And when you’re sitting in the passenger’s seat on the drive back, you fall asleep with your head slumped against the window. A beach day is one of the best days of the summer. And I especially enjoy that I can wear a cute crochet beach cover-up.

When people mentioned crochet around me, I’d always thought that crocheting was for the wintertime, like crochet scarves and sweaters. But I’ve learned that you can create so many staple pieces with crochet, including crochet beach cover-ups. And if you’re someone who likes to wear a top or a dress over your swimsuit, then you’ll absolutely love this Shore Thing Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern. So, next time that you’re at the beach, wear this lovely crochet beach cover-up pattern or, better yet, try creating some crochet crafts while you’re at the beach!

Shore Thing Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

 

Shore Thing Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

Shore Thing Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

Materials: 

Gauge: 5 pattern repeats =7 in [18 cm]; 12 rows = 4 in [10 cm] in shell pattern of lower section. 20 sts = 4 in [10 cm] in half double crochet (hdc), after blocking.

Finished size: 

Abbreviations: 

Special Stitches:

Pattern Instructions: 

BACK
Fdc 121 (137, 161, 185)

Lower Shell Pattern Section

Row 1 (wrong side): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next st and each st across.
Row 2: 
Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 2, skip next 3 sts, shell in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * across working the last sc in top beginning ch-3—15 (17, 20, 23) shells.
Row 3:
Ch 3, turn, dc in first st (beginning ch-3 and first dc count as 2-dc Cl), ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * to last sc, ch 3, 2-dc Cl in last sc—16 (18, 21, 24) clusters.
Row 4: 
Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * across working the last sc in top of beginning ch-3.
Rows 5–18 (16, 12, 10): 
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for 7 (6, 4, 3) more times. Decrease in Shell Pattern. 
Row 1:
Ch 3, turn, dc in first st (beginning ch-3 and first dc count as 2-dc Cl), ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * across working last sc in last ch-1 space; leave remaining sts unworked—15 (17, 20, 23) clusters.
Row 2: Ch 5, turn, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * across working the last sc in top of beginning ch-3—14 (16, 19, 21) shells.
Rows 3–28 (32, 38, 44): Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 13 (15, 18, 21) more times—1 shell.
Row 29 (33, 39, 45): Ch 3, turn, dc in first st (beginning ch-3 and first dc count as 2-dc Cl), ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of shell; leave remaining sts unworked—1 cluster.
Row 30 (34, 40, 46): Ch 5, turn, sc in top of beginning ch-3. Do not fasten off.

Half Double Crochet Bias Section

Row 1 (wrong side): Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), turn, work 121 (139, 163, 187) hdc evenly spaced along sloped edge of shell section.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures about 36 (37, 38, 39)” [91.5 (94, 96.5, 99) cm] from beginning, end by working a wrong side row (Row 3).

Top Shell Pattern Section

Row 1 (right side): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 2, skip next 2 sts, shell in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * across—20 (23, 27, 31) shells
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * to last sc, dc in last sc—19 (22, 26, 30) clusters.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * to last sc, ch 2, 2 dc in last sc, dc in top of beginning ch-3—18 (21, 25, 29) shells.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), turn, 3-dc Cl in next sc, *ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc; repeat from * to last 3 dc, ch 1, hdc in top of beginning ch-3—19 (22, 26, 30) clusters.
Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), turn, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * to beginning ch-3 space, hdc in beginning ch-3 space—18 (21, 25, 29) shells.
Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, skip last sc, dc in beginning ch-2 spac —17 (20, 24, 28) clusters.
Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 3 dc in next sc, *ch 2, sc in next cluster, ch 2, shell in next sc; repeat from * to last sc, 3 dc in last sc, dc in beginning ch-4 space—16 (19, 23, 27) shells.
Row 8: Ch 2, turn, sc in next dc (beginning ch-2 and following sc count as hdc2tog), ch 1, 3-dc Cl in next sc, *ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc; repeat from * to last 4 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, hdc2tog, leave beginning ch-3 unworked—17 (20, 24, 28) clusters.
Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * to last sc. dc in last sc—16 (19, 23, 27) shells.
Row 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in next sc (beginning ch-3 and following dc count as dc2tog), ch 2, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * to last sc, ch 2, dc2tog (worked over last sc and beginning ch-3 space)—15 (18, 22, 26) clusters.
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, shell in next sc, *ch 2, sc in next cluster, ch 2, shell in next sc; repeat from * to beginning ch-3, sc in top of beginning ch-3—16 (19, 23, 27) shells.
Row 12: Turn, slip st in next 2 dc, ch 1, sc in ch-1 space of same shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * to beginning ch-2; leave remaining sts unworked—15 (18, 22, 26) clusters.
Row 13: Ch 4 (counts as ch 1, dc), turn, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, dc in last sc—14 (17, 21, 25) shells.
Row 14: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), turn, 3-dc Cl in next sc, *ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc; repeat from * to beginning ch-4 space, hdc in beginning ch-4 space—15 (18, 22, 26) clusters.
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in first cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * across; leave beginning ch-2 unworked—14 (17, 21, 25) shells.
Row 16: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), turn, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * across, hdc in last dc of same shell; leave remaining sts unworked—15 (18, 22, 26) clusters.
Row 17: Ch 3, turn, dc in next sc (beginning ch-3 and following dc count as dc2tog), ch 2, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * to last sc, ch 2, dc2tog (worked over last sc and beginning ch-2 space)—14 (17, 21, 25) shells.
Row 18: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), turn, 3-dc Cl in next sc, *ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc; repeat from * to last 2 dc, hdc in top of beginning ch-3—15 (18, 22, 26) clusters.
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, sc in first cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * across—14 (17, 21, 25) shells.
Rows 20–55 (55, 73, 91): Repeat Rows 2–19 for 2 (2, 3, 4) more times—2 (5, 3, 1) shells.
Beginning with Row 2, work until no more shells or clusters remain in last row.
Do not fasten off.

Top Edging

Row 1: Ch 1, working in ends of rows, work 95 (112, 130, 148) sc evenly spaced along top edge.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next 14 (17, 20, 23) sts, hdc in each st to last 15 (18, 21, 24) sts, dc in last 15 (18, 21, 24) sts.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next 14 (17, 20, 23) sts, slip st in each st to last 15 (18, 21, 24) sts, dc in last 15 (18, 21, 24) sts.
Fasten off.

FRONT
Make same as back.

FINISHING
Block pieces to schematic measurements, straightening edges to ensure that each piece is rectangular.

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