19 Cool, Comfortable, Crocheted Beach Cover ups
These 19 crocheted beach cover ups are unique, fun, stylish, and versatile.
Whether you crochet your own, have one made to order, or buy off the rack, having at least one good beach cover up is a must, especially for vacation.
1. Hippy dippy cool, this dip-dyed crocheted vest would be awesome for wearing in Key West. You’ll be able to go from enjoying the water to wandering among the artsy shops and stopping for a burger at Margaritaville quickly and in style.
2. Ekaterina crocheted this unique cover up freestyle from a photo. She didn’t write up a pattern, but what great inspiration. I love her choices of colors, these are perfect shades and a great motif for vacationing in Sanibel/Captiva on Florida’s Gulf Coast, but really appropriate anywhere a swimsuit is worn.
Crocheted Beach Dress Cover Up by Ekaterina
3. This shrug would look perfect in crisp white. The designer recommends Lily Sugar N’ Cream Worsted Weight yarn, which is available in all kinds of vibrant colors.
Hot Blue Shrug Crochet Pattern from The Yarn Yogi
4. This is a cool lace piece, still available for sale on some sites but sold out on others. The geometric details add interest. Spend the day at New Smyrna Beach, then pop this on and go enjoy the best cheeseburger ever at The Breakers right there on the water.
5. I love the lacy romance of this piece. This would be great to have when visiting Bar Harbor. Hmm… it’s a good thing it’s polyester, because you can’t visit Maine without having their wonderful blueberries!
Full Lace Ivory Cardigan from Chicwish
6. This is a sweet piece in this green, and it’s so nice and open weave that it’s perfect for a pool swimsuit cover up or beaches where the temperature is consistently steamy.
Titania’s Capelet Crochet Pattern from Interweave
7. I like pieces that can be worn as either tunics or standalone pieces. Have some loose crocheted pants on hand, perhaps a light jacket, and you can go from surf to turf in the time it takes to dry off. Also handy if you’re lunching before hitting the water.
8. Mona of Knotty Loop has some stylish bathing suits and cover ups. Definitely a shop to check out.
Crochet Beach and Island Wear by Mona of Knotty Loop
9. Wouldn’t you just break into a smile if you saw her on the beach? If you love vibrant, cheerful, and happy colors, put on a personality piece that is as vibrant as you are. This is awesomeness!
PSYCH OUT Crochet Dress from UNIF
10. Really unique sleeves on this crocheted swimsuit coverup, and the vertical lines of the hairpin lace are a nice touch.
Ursula Swimsuit Coverup Crochet Pattern from abigailology
11. I haven’t spent much time on Texas beaches, but I’d pack this if I were heading there. The circular motif combined with the hairpin lace, tassels, and sage color seem like excellent choices for swimming one’s way westward.
Fringed Crochet Top from Forever21
12. If you’re staying at a resort or are going to be in/near the water almost constantly, pick up (or crochet your own) some cool pants that you can slip on over your swimsuit.
Crochet miniskirt (graph available) by Marisakura
Beach Saida (graph available) from Zelia Crochet
15. Katrin specializes in jewelry, and that eye for detail really shows in her crochet beachwear designs. Here are two of several beachwear crochet patterns she offers for sale in her Etsy shop:
Beach Skirt Crochet Patterns from Katrin of Katrinshine
16. This Michael Kors piece is the sort of tunic I like to take when I know we’ll be visiting a nice spa, like the one at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Its simple, understated elegance is just right for looking great in all kinds of environments. It’s also got a tighter weave, which should lend a little more warmth for those times you’re passing through air conditioned halls or dining outside on a cool summer evening.
17. If you’re taking a ferry out to the islands or doing any kind of boating where the breeze might be cooler than is comfortable in a bathing suit, a hooded crochet cover up that has a more robust stitch and tighter weave is a wonderful thing to have. Just having that extra fabric to cover your neck and head is great for keeping off the chills, and – conversely – warding off harsh sun rays.
The Pineapple Robe Crochet Pattern from Sans Limites Crochet
Hooded Weekend Sweatshirt/Cover Up crochet pattern from Adorish
Which one is your favorite, and where would you wear it?