44 Free Crochet and Knit Beach Projects

It’s still spring, but summer will be here before you know it! Whether you’re able to safely head to a beach or just play in a sandbox, this ultimate collection of crochet and knit beach patterns has everything you need! You can change out your home decor to something more ocean-inspired. Alternatively, make crochet and knit beach cover-ups for the pool. You can even bring the beach into your kitchen with fun scrubbies. You’ll love this collection from Yarnspirations of 44 free beach-themed patterns!

5 image collage of Free Knit and Crochet Beach Patterns: blue seater with intarsia sailboat, flip flop scrubbies, amigurumi bear with beach toys, diagonal knit blanket in blues and greens, crochet motif beach bag.

Crochet and Knit Beach Cover-Ups, Shawls, and Sweaters

Cover-ups are perfect to throw on when you’re finished with the beach or pool but not yet ready to head home. You can put your cover-up on to head to a bar or dinner. If the evening is a little cool with the breeze from the water, wrap a shawl around yourself and help your child into their pullover. Here are those patterns:

Summer Sailor Sweater: Free Beach Knitting Pattern. Marly Bird

Nautical Throws and Pillows

If you can’t swim in the waves, you can feel like you’re in them with these ocean-inspired blankets and pillows. Keep them on your couch and you’ll feel like you’re truly soaking up the summer. Alternatively, use them outside on a summer evening! Here are your crochet and knit beach throws, blankets, and pillows to go with them.

Shore to Shore Knit Blanket - Free Beach Style Knitting Pattern

Summer Dishcloths

Even cleaning up after a meal can be fun with these summer-themed dishcloths. If you want something really fun, check out the three different flip flop dishcloths/ scrubbies. These also make great gifts.

Flip Flop Scrubbies - Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet and Knit Beach Bags

Sturdy bags help you carry everything you need to the beach or the pool. Moreover, you can use them throughout the year at farmer’s markets, to carry library books, etc. Therefore, you might want to make more than one of these cute patterns:

Rainbox Hexagon Beach Bag - Free Crochet Pattern. Marly Bird

Beach Bonus Patterns

Finish off your summertime house with a rug, a beach mat, and beach-related toys!

Beach Bear Rita - Free Crochet Pattern. Marly Bird

More Beach Projects to Make

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Marly Bird

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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Netflix & Chill

Simple projects for when you want to relax and zone out

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Social Butterfly

Frustration-free projects that you can easily work on in public areas

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Projects that require a bit more intense focus (but music is nice!)


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Advanced projects requiring deep focus (but a big payoff, too!)