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Beach Girl Rainbow Cover Up Crochet Pattern

Beach Girl Rainbow Cover Up Crochet Pattern
Beach Girl Rainbow Cover Up Crochet Pattern
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Add some summer fun to your trip to the pool or beach with this Beach Girl Rainbow Cover Up Crochet Pattern. This free crochet cover up pattern shines with a spectrum of colors, and the lightweight mesh texture makes this piece perfect to wear in the hot summer weather. This pattern can be made to be any size you want, and the drawstrings allow you to make the finished project fit any body size. You can use this free pattern to make a gorgeous cover up for yourself or your kids. Find out how easy this crochet top pattern is to make, and some color to your wardrobe!

NotesCover up is worked in one piece from side to side. It is folded at shoulders and sewn along the sides.

Easy

Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge20 dc = 4" (10cm); 11 rows = 4" (10cm) in double crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge

Finished SizeFinished Width: 21 (24, 27, 30)" [53 (61, 68, 76)cm] Finished Length: 22 (24, 26, 28)" [56 (61, 66, 71)cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® It’s a Wrap Rainbow™: 2 (2, 3, 3) balls 9329 Fiesta
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
  • 5" (13cm) square of cardboard
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, (first skipped 3-ch count as dc), dc in each ch across – 221 (241, 261, 281) dc.

Begin Mesh Pattern

  1. Rows 2-3: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc.

  2. Rows 4-5: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, [dc in ch-1 space, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc. Repeat Rows 2-5 for Mesh pattern for a total of 7 (8, 9, 10) repeats, ending with Row 4.

Shape Neck Opening

  1. Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 77 (85, 93, 101) dc, mark last st, slip st in each of next 65 (69, 73, 77) dc, dc in last 78 (86, 94, 102) dc.

  2. Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 77 (85, 93, 101) dc, ch 65 (69, 73, 77), dc in marked st, dc in each dc to end.

  3. Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc and ch across – 221 (241, 261, 281) dc. Beginning with Row 2, work in Mesh pattern for a total of 7 (8, 9, 10) repeats from neck opening, ending with Row 4.

  4. Last Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across. Fasten off.

Finishing

  1. Fold piece in half, lining up side edges for bottom edge. Mark each side of folded edge for shoulder. Measure down 7 (8, 9, 10)" [18 (20.5, 23, 25.5)cm] from marked shoulder edge and mark for armhole. Measure up 6" [15cm] from lower edge and mark. Sew between markers on each side to create a side seam. Weave in ends.

Drawstring Cords

  1. Leaving long ends for attaching tassels, chain 2 cords, each 34 (36, 38, 40)" [86 (91, 96, 101)cm] long. Fasten off. Starting at one side edge, half way up, weave one cord in and out of ch-spaces across front. Repeat to weave second cord in corresponding row of back.

Tassels (make 4)

  1. Wrap yarn around 5" [12 cm] cardboard 10 times. Cut two pieces of yarn 4-6" [10-15cm] long. Slip one piece under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Wrap second piece tightly around loops, 1" [2.5cm] below top knot to form Tassel neck. Knot securely; thread ends onto needle and weave ends to center of Tassel. Trim Tassel ends evenly. Tie one Tassel to each end of each Drawstring Cord.

Abbreviations

ch
chain
cm
centimeters
dc
double crochet
mm
millimeters
st(s)
stitch(es)
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified
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