Best Ever Beach Crochet Cover Up Patterns

Getting ready for the beach or pool usually means getting out a cover-up of some sort for the trip there and back. A cover-up is a great way to add a light layer to keep the sun off without making you too hot. Plus, you add some style to your summer outfit without much effort. There are so many great beach crochet cover-up patterns. I pulled some together so you can start on yours for the summer. Which is your favorite?

The Shore Thing Crochet Cover-Up Dress

This is one of the best crochet cover-up patterns ever. The Shore Thing is a free Yarnspirations pattern that uses a super fine #1 yarn weight to create a perfect lightweight coverup.

The pattern consists of simple rectangles and triangles that you piece together into unique, but easy, construction. I’ve created a video tutorial for this crochet pattern to help you along.

Throw it over any swimsuit but know that you can also line it or wear it over a slip and it serves as a sophisticated casual summer dress. 

Fun In The Sun Crochet Beach Cover-Up

Fun in The Sun convertible blanket cover up

Although The Shore Thing is one of the most popular crochet cover-up patterns, I’m partial to this one. Admittedly, I designed it. But I think it holds up as a great design. You work it in cotton, the perfect yarn for crafting and wearing during the warm summer months.

I think this design has a really flattering fit. I love that you can wear it over a swimsuit or over a tank and jeans. But guess what’s really cool about this design? It’s a convertible blanket. That’s right; when you hit the beach, you take it off, unfold it, and have a beach blanket!

Aunt Lydia’s Beach Time Crochet Cover Up

Aunt Lydia's cotton crochet cover up pattern

Aunt Lydia’s is one of the most popular brands of cotton yarn, so this is another of the most popular crochet cover-up patterns to hit the beach. It’s an easy crochet pattern. Work it in two panels and close it with a simple crochet belt at the waist. This one works over any swimsuit.

V-Neck Fringed Cover-Up

BERNAT V-NECK Fringed poncho pattern

This was designed as a poncho-style cover-up. Not necessarily intended for the beach, but it actually works great for the beach. It’s got that Coachella-style fringe and bell sleeves. The openwork lace shows off your swimsuit without showing off too much.

South Beach Cover-Up Crochet Dress

South beach cover up dress pattern

I list this crochet pattern among roundups of crochet dresses. However, it’s actually a beach cover-up. Of course, it definitely works as a cute summer dress with the right lining. But it also stands out as a striking cover-up for your swimsuit. Pieces that do double duty in the closet are extra perfect for summer packing!

North Shore Crochet Beach Cover-Up

maxi dress beach cover up crochet pattern

Many beach crochet cover-up patterns are designed as short dresses, about the size of an oversized tee thrown on atop your swimsuit. This one, however, is an openwork lace maxi dress style. Wowza!

Kids’ Rainbow Beach Cover Up

kids' beach wear pattern

Crochet cover-up patterns aren’t just for grown-ups. Kids need something easy to pull on over their swimsuits for an extra layer. And this is the perfect design. Intended for toddlers, this rainbow beach cover-up is fun, fun, fun.

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