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35+ Gorgeous Crochet Cover Up Patterns for 2024

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If you’re here, chances are you’ve been looking for crochet cover-up patterns to craft for yourself this summer. I’ve got you covered with this fun, beautiful, and free pattern collection. Whether you’re looking for a one-piece, modest cover-up or a more revealing piece to show off your poolside tan, you’ll find one you love here.

Cover-ups are essential garments in every woman’s summer closet. They are not only great to put on while walking away from the beach or for your poolside BBQ days. But, depending on the style you’re looking for, they can also be worn as light dresses for your other daily summer activities.

I’ve carefully selected a range of patterns for all tastes and skill levels. But if you have never crocheted a garment, I’ve gathered some helpful information to get you started. Before diving into the pattern list, let’s make sure you know what materials and skills you’ll need.

Crochet Cover Up Patterns
Crochet Cover Up Patterns

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Best Crochet Cover Up Patterns

The majority of these crochet cover-up patterns have been designed with simplicity in mind. They are either made from rectangles with very basic shaping or crocheted in the round to form a tube. But what else makes these creations great?

  • Size inclusive. Nearly all patterns in this list offer instructions for various sizes that suit most fitting needs. But remember that if you find patterns that don’t have the exact instructions for your size, it may be easy to adjust them. Usually, all you need is the stitch and row-repeat numbers. 
  • Customizable. Is customization something that you’re still shy to try? I get it! When it comes to garment sizing, it’s not always easy to put your touches into it. But don’t be afraid to try different yarn fibers, colors, and textures. As long as you’re meeting gauge, almost everything else is possible.
  • Versatile. Whether you’re looking for sophistication, elegance, or comfort, you’ll surely find a pattern for your needs here. Cover-ups can be your best wardrobe piece when out and about in summer, no matter what you’re doing. They are not only easy and quick to put on but also easy to care for.

Can Beginners Crochet a Cover Up?

Yes! Most of these crochet cover-up patterns are beginner-friendly. However, the best way to determine if your skill level suits the difficulty level is by checking the pattern stitches list. Aren’t you comfortable assembling shapes that are too complicated? Choose a pattern you can create in one piece or one on the low-sew side.

Crochet Cover Up Patterns

Supplies You’ll Need

Aside from having the right amount of yarn and a crochet hook, there are other materials that you will need for these crochet cover-up patterns. Go ahead and check the supply list in the pattern you choose, but here is the usual for garment making:

  1. Yarn: When you think of summer garments, you need to consider comfort, durability, and easy care. Preferably, yarns made from natural, plant-based fibers work best for cover-ups. More on the yarns below.
  2. Crochet hooks: Make sure you use a hook size needed to meet gauge. Even if a pattern recommends a specific size, it’s always a good idea to crochet a gauge swatch and use the closest hook size to meet gauge.
  3. Stitch markers: Garment making requires lots of counting and measurements. Stitch markers will be your best friends in keeping track of all of that. Make sure you have multiple of them handy.
  4. Scissors: investing in a few pairs of sharp yarn scissors is so worth it. I like keeping one in every spot I sit to crochet in my house.
  5. Darning needles: The best needs to sew your crochet garments are the ones with smaller eyes. Since you tend to crochet garments with thinner yarns, getting through the tiny stitches with smaller needles is easier.
  6. A flexible measuring tape: Measure your crochet cover-ups as you go. It’s helpful to keep a flexible measuring tape close by.

Best Yarns for Crochet Cover Up Patterns

I have used quite a few yarn brands for garments. I live in the USA, and this is my list of tried and approved yarns:

Frequent Stitches & Techniques Used

Generally, stitch combinations that create an open work, such as lacy fabric, work best for crochet cover-up patterns. Here are the most common stitches and techniques you’ll see in these patterns:

  • Single Crochet (sc): Most of these patterns combine single stitches with chains.
  • Chains (ch): Frequently, you’ll have chains in cover-up patterns. They are essential to creating open fabrics.
  • Half and Double Crochet (hdc and dc): These stitches, commonly used in combination with chains, can create simple or more intricate patterns. 
  • Shells: they are fan-shaped stitches usually created with multiple half-double crochet or double crochet stitches grouped in one space.
  • Tunisian: If you’re new to Tunisian crochet, making a cover-up will be a great starting project, as you can make them with very basic stitches. 
  • A combination of the above: Don’t be alarmed to see several basic stitches used in one single pattern. You’ll have lots of fun trying out different combinations of stitches.

Crochet Cover Up Patterns The List 

Gorgeous & Free Crochet Cover Up Patterns

Now that you know how to prepare to make your favorite cover-up, let’s get into the actual list of patterns. I hope you find a pattern (or two) that you love in this roundup.

Explore More Patterns

If you enjoy crocheting garments and accessories, I’ve been growing these pattern categories here on the blog. Here are other patterns you may like to take a look at:

Final Thoughts

There you have the best crochet cover-up patterns, which I hope you will enjoy making this summer. I hope you found a pattern that you love here. Don’t have time to make them now? No worries! There are multiple ways to save them for later reference.

Drop a comment below if you have any questions or would like to say “hi!”. Another way to reach out to me is by joining my community group on Facebook

If you use any of my patterns or tutorials for a project, please tag me @zamiguz or hashtag #zamiguzmakers. I would love to see what you make.

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Crochet Cover Up Patterns

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