Summer Beach Cover Up Dress – Free Crochet Pattern – XS to 5XL

Get ready for summer with this super breezy and airy crochet dress to wear over your bikini. The Summer Beach Cover Up is just the perfect bathing suit cover-up to rock when the weather warms up!

Featuring a stunning geometric lace pattern, this crochet summer dress pattern is size inclusive and it comes in sizes from XS to 5XL (scroll down to find more info about sizing).

Crochet Summer Beach Cover Up - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

The pattern is very easy to customize, and you can either add or remove some repeats to adjust its length.

I have to admit that even though I made this pattern as a swimsuit cover-up, I’ll probably wear it the most over a pair of leggings or skinny jeans with a tank top underneath.

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The pattern of the Summer Beach Cover Up is featured in the Designer’s Pick for Summer Blog Hop, a crochet event packed with beautiful crochet patterns for the summer!

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The Yarn

To crochet my Summer Beach Cover Up, I used some really soft Pima Comfy Fingering cotton by KnitPicks. The yarn was kindly provided by WeCrochet, who sponsored the Designer’s Summer Pick Blog Hop.

About the Stitch

For this pattern, I used the Triangles and Cones Lace Stitch.

This is a very interesting stitch with a boho, airy, geometric look.

Even though it might seem complicated at first, it is actually quite easy, as it only requires basic crochet skills, including chains, single crochet, double, and treble crochet.

I prepared a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the Triangles and Cones Stitch here, and also a video tutorial, which you can find on my YouTube channel here.

Triangles and Cones Crochet Lace Stitch - Free Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

Construction

The pattern is constructed in two panels, front and back panels. The front panel has a slightly deeper cleavage than the back one.

Both panels are crocheted bottom-up and then split at the cleavage point in Front/Right and Front/Left, and Back/Right and Back/Left.

Finally, the two panels are seamed on the shoulders and along the sides.

Materials

Sizing Info

This pattern is written for sizes XS to 5XL. Please, refer to the table below for more detailed info about each size.

SizeBustYardage
XS28”-30”, 71-76 cm757 yds, 692 m
S32”-34”, 81-86 cm828 yds, 757 m
M36”-38”, 91-97 cm1003 yds, 918 m
L40”-42”, 101-107 cm1213 yds, 1109 m
XL44”-46”, 111-117 cm1302 yds, 1191 m
2XL48”-50”, 122-127 cm1562 yds, 1428 m
3XL52”-54”, 132-137 cm1662 yds, 1520 m
4XL56”-58”, 142-147 cm2003 yds, 1832 m
5XL60”-62”, 152-158 cm2118 yds, 1937 m
Summer Beach Cover Up – Crochet Pattern Sizing Info – Raffamusa Designs

Checking your gauge before starting to crochet this pattern is essential! Scroll further down to find all the info on the gauge.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Special Stitches

Double Crochet Foundation Row
The foundation double crochet row is fully explained in this tutorial.

Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Ch-less Dc)
Find all about the chainless starting double crochet in this detailed photo tutorial.

Chainless Starting Treble Crochet (Ch-less Tr)
Learn how to crochet a chainless starting treble crochet with this step-by-step tutorial.

Knot Cord
Find a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the knot cord in this post.

Links to Video Tutorials

Gauge

Make a gauge swatch as follow:

Row 1. FDC 17. (17 dc)
Row 2. Ch-less dc, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) 8 times. (9 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces)
Row 3. Ch-less dc, dc in each st across. (17 dc)
Rows 4-9. Repeat rows 2-3.

17 sts for 9 rows in 4” (10 cm) after blocking.

Pattern Notes

  • If the pattern states to “sc 5”, it means that you have to make one single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches.
  • (…) – Repeat the instructions within brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • *… – Repeat instructions from the * for the indicated number of times.
  • All ch-less dc and tr count as your first st.
  • The total stitch count is indicated within brackets at the end of each row of instruction for sizes M (XS, S, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). If only one number is specified, it applies to all the sizes.

Summer Beach Cover Up – Crochet Pattern

Back & Front Panels

Row 1 (RS). FDC 101 (85, 93, 109, 117, 125, 133, 141, 149) sc.
(101 (85, 93, 109, 117, 125, 133, 141, 149) dc)

Alternatively, ch 103 (87, 95, 111, 119, 127, 135, 143, 151) and dc in each ch starting from the third ch from your hook.

Row 2 (WS). Ch-less dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) across. (51 (43, 47, 55, 59, 63, 67, 71, 75) dc, 50 (42, 46, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74) ch-1 spaces)

Row 3. Ch-less dc 1, dc in each st across.
(101 (85, 93, 109, 117, 125, 133, 141, 149) dc)

XS/S only. Only for the first repeat of the pattern, skip to Row 6.

Row 4-5. Repeat rows 2-3 once more.

L/XL only. Only for the first two repeats of the pattern, repeat rows 2-3 once more.

Row 6. Ch-less tr, ch 4, sk 1, sl st into next st. *Ch 1, turn. Sc 1 in the first ch, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 1, ch 5, turn. Sk 3 sts from the previous row, sl st into next st. Repeat from * 24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) times. Ch 1, turn. Sc 1 in the first ch, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 1. Without any additional ch, turn, sk 1, tr 1 into last st.
(25 (21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37) cones, 24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) ch-1 spaces, 2 tr)

Row 7. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc 1 in first tr, (ch 4, sc 1 in next ch-1 space) 24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) times. Ch 4, sc in last st.
(25 (21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37) ch-4 spaces, 26 (22, 24, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38) sc)

Row 8. Ch-less dc, dc 3 in first ch-4 space, (ch 1, dc 3 in next ch-4 space) 24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) times, dc in last st.
(77 (65, 71, 83, 89, 95, 101, 107, 113) dc, 24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) ch-1 spaces)

Row 9. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc 1 in first dc, (ch 6, sc 1 in the third ch from your hook, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 1. Sc 1 in next ch-1 space) 24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) times. Ch 6, sc 1 in the third ch from your hook, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 1, sc in last st.

(25 (21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37) triangles, 26 (22, 24, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38) sc)

Row 10. Ch-less tr, ch 1, (sc 1 in the ch-2 space at the top of the next triangle, ch 3) 24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) times. Sc 1 in the ch-2 space at the top of the last triangle, ch 1, tr 1 in last st.
(24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) ch-3 spaces, 2 ch-1 spaces, 25 (21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37) sc, 2 tr)

Row 11. Ch-less dc, dc 1 in the first ch-1 space, (dc 1 in next sc, dc 3 in next ch-3 space) 24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) times. Dc 1 in next sc, dc 1 in last ch-1 space, dc 1 in the last st.
(101 (85, 93, 109, 117, 125, 133, 141, 149) dc)

Rows 12-15. Repeat Rows 2-3 twice.

Front Panel

Rows 16-45. Repeat Rows 6-15 3 times more.

4-5XL only. Repeat Rows 6-15 one additional time.

Front/Right

Rows 46. Ch-less tr, ch 4, sk 1, sl st into next st. *Ch 1, turn. Sc 1 in the first ch, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 1, ch 5, turn. Sk 3 sts from the previous row, sl st into next st. Repeat from * 11 (9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) times. Ch 1, turn. Sc 1 in the first ch, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 1. Without any additional ch, turn, sk 1, tr 1 into last st.
(12 (10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) cones, 11 (9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) ch-1 spaces, 2 tr)

Row 47. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc 1 in first tr, (ch 4, sc 1 in next ch-1 space) 11 (9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) times. Ch 4, sc in last st.
(12 (10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) ch-4 spaces, 13 (11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) sc)

Row 48. Ch-less dc, dc 3 in first ch-4 space, (ch 1, dc 3 in next ch-4 space) 11 (10, 12, 13, 14) times, dc in last st.
(38 (32, 35, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56) dc, 11 (9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) ch-1 spaces)

Row 49. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc 1 in first dc, (ch 6, sc 1 in the third ch from your hook, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 1. Sc 1 in next ch-1 space) 11 (9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) times. Ch 6, sc 1 in the third ch from your hook, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 1, sc in last st.
(12 (10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) triangles, 13 (11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) sc)

Row 50. Ch-less tr, ch 1, (sc 1 in the ch-2 space at the top of the next triangle, ch 3) 11 (9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) times. Sc 1 in the ch-2 space at the top of the last triangle, ch 1, tr 1 in last st.
(11 (9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) ch-3 spaces, 2 ch-1 spaces, 12 (10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) sc, 2 tr)

Row 51. Ch-less dc, dc 1 in the first ch-1 space, (dc 1 in next sc, dc 3 in next ch-3 space) 11 (9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) times. Dc 1 in next sc, dc 1 in last ch-1 space, dc 1 in the last st.
(49 (41, 45, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73) dc)

Row 52. Ch-less dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) across.
(25 (21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37) dc, 24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) ch-1 spaces)

Row 53. Ch-less dc 1, dc in each st across.
(49 (41, 45, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73) dc)

XS/S only
Rows 54-55. Repeat rows 52-53 once more.
Row 56. Repeat Row 53 again.
Fasten off.

M only
Rows 54-57. Repeat Rows 52-53 twice.
Row 58. Repeat Row 53 once more.
Fasten off.

L/XL only
Rows 54-59. Repeat Rows 52-53 three times.
Row 60. Repeat Row 53 once more.
Fasten off.

2-3-4-5XL only
Rows 54-55. Repeat rows 52-53 once more.
Rows 56-63. Repeat rows 46-53 once more.
Fasten off.

Front/Left

(RS Facing) Working on row 45, sk 3 sts and join yarn into the next st with a ch-less tr, or ch 4.

Repeat the same instructions as for the Front/Right panel.

Fasten off.

Back Panel

Rows 16-45. Repeat Rows 6-15 3 times more.

4-5XL only. Repeat Rows 6-15 one additional time.

Rows 46-51. Repeat rows 6-11 once more.

Back/Right

Row 52. Ch-less dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) 24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) times.
(25 (21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37) dc, 24 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) ch-1 spaces)

Row 53. Ch-less dc 1, dc in each st across.
(49 (41, 45, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73) dc)

XS/S only
Rows 54-55. Repeat rows 52-53 once more.
Row 56. Repeat Row 53 again.
Fasten off.

M only
Rows 54-57. Repeat Rows 52-53 twice.
Row 58. Repeat Row 53 once more.
Fasten off.

L/XL only
Rows 54-59. Repeat Rows 52-53 three times.
Row 60. Repeat Row 53 once more.
Fasten off.

2-3-4-5XL only
Rows 54-55. Repeat Rows 52-53 once more.
Rows 56-63. Repeat Rows 46-53 of the Front/Right panel again.
Fasten off.

Back/Left

(RS Facing) Working on row 51, sk 3 sts and join yarn into the next st with a ch-less dc or ch 3.

Repeat the same pattern as for the Back/Right panel.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Block both front and left panels before seaming.

Seaming

Place the two panels on top of each other. For a more invisible seam, you do the seaming with both wrong sides out.

Seam along the top of the shoulders by joining the last rows of the corresponding right/left panels.

Leaving about 8” (7” for XS/S, 9” for L/XL, 10” for 2-3XL, 11” for 4-5XL), 20 cm (18 cm for XS/S, 23 cm for L/XL, 25 cm for 2-3XL, 28 cm for 4-5XL) from the top, sew along the sides until you reach the second block from the bottom of triangles and cones (~row 21).

Weave in all your ends.

Belt

With two strands of yarn, crochet a belt of approximately 63″ (51″, 57″, 69″, 74″, 80″, 86″, 92″, 98″), 160 cm (130, 145, 175, 190, 200, 220, 230, 250 cm) using the Knot Cord technique, or your preferred cord pattern (you could also make a simple chain).

Thread the belt through a couple of sts on the sides of the dress.

Well done, your crochet summer Beach Cover Up Dress is ready!

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