Water's Edge Crochet Cover-up

Jan 4, 2006
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by Emily Nelson

Introduction

Water's Edge cover upWhether you’re lounging by the pool, skipping rocks on the river, walking by the ocean, or relaxing on the lake, you’ll find that this swimsuit cover-up fits perfectly into the scene. Make one to match each of your swimsuits, and more to match your moods. One simply won’t be enough!

Materials List

  • Hook, size H/8 (5.00mm) OR size needed to obtain gauge
  • Worsted weight cotton (I used about 2.5 balls of Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream to make a size 32” with 23 pattern rows.)
  • Two buttons, about 3/4” diameter
  • 1 needle that will fit through the holes in your buttons

Gauge

4 sc per inch

Notes

When choosing a size, measure where you’d like the top of the cover-up to sit.

Sizes: 32” (34”, 36”, 38”, 40”, 42”)

US pattern conventions used
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc(s) = single crochet(s)
dc(s) = double crochet(s)
sk = skip
bet = between

The Pattern

Begin

Foundation: Chain 135 (144, 153, 162, 171, 180).

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 4. Turn.

Row 2: 5 dc in 4th sc. Ch 1, sk 3, dc in next sc. (Dc in next sc. Ch 1, sk 3. 5dc in next sc. Ch 1, sk 3. Dc in next sc.) 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) times. Ch 3. Turn.

stitch detailRow 3: 2 dc in first dc. Ch 1. Dc bet 2nd and 3rd dcs in shell. (Dc bet 3rd and 4th dcs in shell. Ch 1. 5 dc bet 2 dcs in pair. Ch 1. Dc bet 2nd and 3rd dcs in shell.) 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) times. Dc bet 3rd and 4th dcs in shell. Ch 1. 3 dc in top of ch-3. Ch 4. Turn.

Row 4: 5 dc bet 2 dcs in pair. Ch 1. Dc bet 2nd and 3rd dcs in shell. (dc bet 3rd and 4th dcs in shell. Ch 1. 5 dc bet 2 dcs in pair. Ch 1. Dc bet 2nd and 3rd dcs in shell) 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) times. Ch 3. Turn.

Rows 5 -?: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until your cover-up is the desired length.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

To attach buttons

buttonsUsing yarn or embroidery floss, sew one button onto a corner, attaching it to the row of sc at the beginning. Sew the other button on the same row of sc, just over the first dc pair.

Button Note
When sewing the button, don’t forget to leave a bit of space between the button and the fabric of the cover-up. Wrapping a bit of the yarn or floss a few times between the button and the fabric will solve this problem by making a shank.

If you’d like to use yarn to sew your buttons on, but can’t fit it through the eye of a needle small enough to sew the button on, try this: Cut a short length of yarn, and split it in half, using only 1 or 2 strands to sew with.

Your button holes are in the first row of pattern stitching opposite the buttons. The first is the hole at the corner, and the second is between the last two dcs in a pair. When you button the cover-up, one stitch pattern will overlap.

Water's Edge

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Angie wrote
on Jul 5, 2006 12:40 PM

Emily, This is the cutest little cover up I have seen. Can you tell me if the yarn is 100% cotton. (small) or the type that you would make an afgan with?

Thanks, Angie

Tracy wrote
on Sep 11, 2006 12:36 AM
This is such a cute cover-up and I just love the stitch! I haven't seen that stitch before, but rest assured I'll now use it often. I'm definately going to be making myself a cover-up to use next summer. Thanks for sharing!

Angel Hugs!

MaryR@96 wrote
on Apr 24, 2009 4:14 PM

This is very cute. I'm going to make one for one of my Granddaughters

rbphoto wrote
on May 31, 2010 10:16 PM

Thank you for sharing this.  Very cute.  I am going to make one for my daughter (11) and niece (5).  They have matching swim suits.

rbphoto wrote
on May 31, 2010 10:16 PM

Thank you for sharing this.  Very cute.  I am going to make one for my daughter (11) and niece (5).  They have matching swim suits.