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Summer Breeze Beach Cover Up

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This is a super special design for me.  First of all, a lot of thought (and frogging) went into this crochet pattern, one small element was added by my husband, the flower (it helps to have an outside eye) furthermore it’s another design made for my princess, who is always so appreciative of everything I make her.  But also, it’s the first time I’ve worked with Knitcraft / Hobbycraft!

 

I have taken part in knitcraft’s Granny Square Month! a different granny project for each day of the month in July.  Knitcraft’s aim is to show everyone just how versatile the gorgeous granny can be! Which means that my pattern will feature alongside many talented designers on the Hobbycraft blog! eeek! I know, Exciting!! so after you’ve had a look around here, make sure you head over and have a look at all the other amazing designs, and if you’ve come over from Hobbycraft, welcome!, thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy having a mooch around my blog!

Yarn

I chose to work with a yarn, that I’d never used before, Wendy purity.  It’s a chainette yarn with a blend of 70% cotton and 30% merino wool.  It’s a light, smooth yarn with a soft feel, that comes in a range of gorgeous neutral shades that above all, complement each other beautifully.

 

This yarn is only available online from Hobbycraft (not in stores) I’ll include a link below.  For readers outside of the UK, don’t worry, they ship worldwide!

Notes

This beach cover up is a must for your next visit to the beach or pool.  The classic granny stripe, gives it an airy feel and creates a simple yet gorgeous look.

It really is an easy project suitable for a beginner.

To make things even easier and to stop the beginning chain and first row being too tight, I start with a 7mm hook and change to a 6mm hook on row 2.

I also work into the back bumps of my chain.  It’s not essential, I just prefer the finished look.

This can be found by twisting the chain towards you, the ‘back bump’ is the visible bump sticking up at the back.

You will need: (for age 3 years)

Yarn – Wendy Purity in shades – Breeze 2 x 50g, Dew 2 x 50g & Mist 1 x 50g

4mm, 6mm & 7mm hook 

Darning needle

Scissors

 

Yarn:     

yarn a = Breeze

yarn b = Dew

yarn c = Mist

 

Gauge: 10cm x 10cm – 4.5 clusters x 8 rows

 

Measurements: Width – 30.5cm (12″)

                            Height – 48 cm (19″)

Pattern written in US Terms (UK terms here)

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Sl st – slip stitch

St – stitch

Sc – Single crochet – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over pull through stitch, yarn over pull through two loops on your hook.

Dc – Double crochet – yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over pull through stitch, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops.

Fpsc – Front post single crochet – insert hook in to the front, around the back of the double crochet post and out to the front, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two loops.

Cluster – Three double crochet worked into the same space. (or ch3 & 2dc)

Hdc – Half Double crochet – yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over pull through stitch, yarn over pull through all three loops.

 

Size Guide: (ch in multiples of 3 +2)

Width – measure around your bust, halve it and add 10cm

Length – measure from shoulder to desired length (somewhere between bum and knee)

 

ok lets start!

Make 2 (front & back)

 

With a 7mm hook (yarn a)

 

Ch 41 (39+2)

Row 1. Sc in 2nd back bump of the ch from the hook. Sc in each st across.  Ch 1 turn. (40)

 

Row 2. Change to a 6mm hook. (insert hook just under where your 1st st would normally go) fpsc in each st across, last fpsc around ch 1 from previous row.  Ch 1 turn. (40)

Row 3. Sc in each st across.  Ch 3 turn. (40)

Row 4. Dc in the same space as the ch 3, *skip 2 sts, cluster in nxt st, repeat from * until you have 3 sts left, sk 2 sts and 2 Dc in the last st.  Ch 3 turn. (2dc, 12 clusters, 2dc)

Row 5. Cluster in space between 2 dc & cluster, cluster in between each cluster across, dc in the top of the ch 3 from the previous row.  Ch 3 turn. (dc, 13 clusters, dc)

Row 6. dc in the space between dc & cluster from previous row, * cluster in between each cluster across, repeat from *. 2 dc in the last space between cluster & dc.  Ch 3 turn. (2dc, 12 clusters, 2dc)

Row 7.  Repeat row 5

Row 8.  Repeat row 6

Row 9.  Repeat row 5

Row 10. Repeat row 6

Row 11.  Repeat row 5

Row 12.  Repeat row 6

Row 13.  Repeat row 5 until your last dc, work a dc but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn b) to complete your stitch.  Ch3 turn.

Row 14.  Repeat row 6

Row 15.  Repeat row 5

Row 16.  Repeat row 6

Row 17.  Repeat row 5

Row 18.  Repeat row 6

Row 19.  Repeat row 5

Row 20.  Repeat row 6

Row 21.  Repeat row 5

Row 22.  Repeat row 6

Row 23.  Repeat row 5

Row 24.  Repeat row 6 until your last dc, work a dc but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn c) to complete your stitch.  Ch3 turn.

Row 25.  Repeat row 5

Row 26.  Repeat row 6

Row 27.  Repeat row 5

Row 28.  Cluster in space between two clusters, repeat across, dc in the top of the ch 3 from the previous row.  Ch 3 turn. (dc, 12 clusters, dc)

Row 29.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn. (dc, 11 clusters, dc)

Row 30.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn. (dc, 10 clusters, dc)

Row 31.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn. (dc, 9 clusters, dc)

Row 32.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn. (dc, 8 clusters, dc)

Row 33.  Dc in space between dc and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, repeat across, 2 dc in space between cluster and ch 3.  Ch 3 turn. (2dc, 7 clusters, 2dc)

Row 34.  Cluster in space between 2dc and cluster, repeat across, dc in top of ch 3.  Ch 3 turn. (dc, 8 clusters, dc)

Row 35.  Dc in space between dc and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, repeat twice more, ch 3, sl st in next cluster space, ch 3  (making a V), cluster in space between next 3 clusters, dc in between cluster and ch 3 from previous row, work another dc but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn b) to complete your stitch.  Ch 3 turn. (2dc, 6 clusters, 2dc)

(1st shoulder strap)

Row 36 A.  Cluster in space between 2dc and cluster, repeat twice more, dc in top of 1st ch from ch3 in previous row. Ch 3 turn. (dc, 3 clusters, dc)

Row 37 A.  Cluster in space between two clusters, repeat once more, 2dc in space between cluster and ch 3.  Ch 3 turn. (dc, 2 clusters, 2dc)

Row 38 A.  Cluster in space between 2dc and cluster, repeat once more, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row, but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn c) to complete your stitch. Ch 3 turn.  (dc, 2 clusters, dc)

Row 39 A.  Cluster in space between two clusters, 2dc in space between cluster and ch 3.  Ch 3 turn. (dc, cluster, 2dc)

Row 40 A.  Cluster in space between 2dc and cluster, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row. Fasten off yarn. (dc, cluster, dc)

(2nd shoulder strap)

Row 36 B.  With wrong side facing you, join new colour (yarn b) to the top of the second ch 3 from the V in row 35, ch 3, cluster in space between two clusters, repeat twice more, dc in top of  ch 3 from previous row. Ch 3 turn. (dc, 3 clusters, dc)

Row 37 B.  Dc in space between dc and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, repeat once more, dc in top of  ch 3 from previous row. Ch 3 turn. (2dc, 2 clusters, dc)

Row 38 B.  Cluster in space between two clusters, repeat once more, dc in top of  ch 3 from previous row, but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn c) to complete your stitch. Ch 3 turn.  (dc, 2 clusters, dc)

Row 39 B.  Dc in space between dc and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row. Ch 3 turn. (2dc, cluster, dc)

Row 40 B.  Cluster in space between cluster and 2dc, dc in top of  ch 3 from previous row. Fasten off yarn. (dc, cluster, dc)

Construction:

Seam across the top of the straps using a whip stitch.  Seam up the sides from row 14-27 using a whip stitch, leaving a split at the bottom, and sew in all of your ends.

Flower:

4mm hook

Using yarn a – make a magic ring

Round 1: Ch1, 5sc into the ring.

Round 2: sl st into 1st sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc in same st.

Repeat round 2 four more times (5 petals) sl st into sl st from the beginning, fasten off yarn & sew on to the front of your cover up. 

 

 

If you crochet in UK terms, I’ve converted the pattern below for you, I’m nice like that!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Hooking!!!

 

UK Terms

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Sl st – slip stitch

St – stitch

Dc – double crochet – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over pull through stitch, yarn over pull through two loops on your hook.

Tr – treble crochet – yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over pull through stitch, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops.

Fpdc – Front post double crochet – insert hook in to the front, around the back of the double crochet post and out to the front, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two loops.

Cluster – Three treble crochet worked into the same space. (or ch3 & 2tr)

Htr – Half treble crochet – yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over pull through stitch,

yarn over pull through all three loops.

 

Size Guide: (ch in multiples of 3 +2)

Width – measure around your bust, halve it and add 10cm

Length – measure from shoulder to desired length (somewhere between bum and knee)

 

ok lets start!

Make 2 (front & back)

 

With a 7mm hook (yarn a)

 

Ch 41 (39+2)

Row 1. Dc in 2nd back bump of the ch from the hook. Dc in each st across.  Ch 1 turn. (40)

Row 2. Change to a 6mm hook. (insert hook just under where your 1st st would normally go) fpdc in each st across, last fpdc around ch 1 from previous row.  Ch 1 turn. (40)

Row 3. Dc in each st across.  Ch 3 turn. (40)

Row 4. Tr in the same space as the ch 3, *skip 2 sts, cluster in nxt st, repeat from * until you have 3 sts left, sk 2 sts and 2 tr in the last st.  Ch 3 turn. (2tr, 12 clusters, 2tr)

Row 5. Cluster in space between 2 tr & 3tr cluster, cluster in between each cluster across, tr in the top of the ch 3 from the previous row.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, 13 clusters, tr)

Row 6. Tr in the space between tr & cluster from previous row, * 3 tr cluster in between each cluster across, repeat from *. 2 tr in the last space between cluster & tr.  Ch 3 turn. (2tr, 12 clusters, 2tr)

Row 7.  Repeat row 5

Row 8.  Repeat row 6

Row 9.  Repeat row 5

Row 10. Repeat row 6

Row 11.  Repeat row 5

Row 12.  Repeat row 6

Row 13.  Repeat row 5 until your last tr, work a tr but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn b) to complete your stitch.  Ch3 turn.

Row 14.  Repeat row 6

Row 15.  Repeat row 5

Row 16.  Repeat row 6

Row 17.  Repeat row 5

Row 18.  Repeat row 6

Row 19.  Repeat row 5

Row 20.  Repeat row 6

Row 21.  Repeat row 5

Row 22.  Repeat row 6

Row 23.  Repeat row 5

Row 24.  Repeat row 6 until your last tr, work a tr but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn c) to complete your stitch.  Ch3 turn.

Row 25.  Repeat row 5

Row 26.  Repeat row 6

Row 27.  Repeat row 5

Row 28.  Cluster in space between two clusters, repeat across, tr in the top of the ch 3 from the previous row.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, 12 clusters, tr)

Row 29.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, 11 clusters, tr)

Row 30.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, 10 clusters, tr)

Row 31.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, 9 clusters, tr)

Row 32.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, 8 clusters, tr)

Row 33.  Tr in space between tr and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, repeat across, 2 tr in space between cluster and ch 3.  Ch 3 turn. (2tr, 7 clusters, 2tr)

Row 34.  Cluster in space between 2tr and cluster, repeat across, tr in top of ch 3.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, 8 clusters, tr)

Row 35.  Tr in space between tr and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, repeat twice more, ch 3, sl st in next cluster space, ch 3  (making a V), cluster in space between next 3 clusters, tr in between cluster and ch 3 from previous row, work another tr but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn b) to complete your stitch.  Ch 3 turn. (2tr, 6 clusters, 2tr)

(1st shoulder strap)

Row 36 A.  Cluster in space between 2tr and cluster, repeat twice more, tr in top of 1st ch from ch3 in previous row. Ch 3 turn. (tr, 3 clusters, tr)

Row 37 A.  Cluster in space between two clusters, repeat once more, 2tr in space between cluster and ch 3.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, 2 clusters, 2tr)

Row 38 A.  Cluster in space between 2tr and cluster, repeat once more, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row, but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn c) to complete your stitch. Ch 3 turn.  (tr, 2 clusters, tr)

Row 39 A.  Cluster in space between two clusters, 2tr in space between cluster and ch 3.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, cluster, 2tr)

Row 40 A.  Cluster in space between 2tr and cluster, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row. Fasten off yarn. (tr, cluster, tr)

(2nd shoulder strap)

Row 36 B.  With wrong side facing you, join new colour (yarn b) to the top of the second ch 3 from the V in row 35, ch 3, cluster in space between two clusters, repeat twice more, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row. Ch 3 turn. (tr, 3 clusters, tr)

Row 37 B.  Tr in space between tr and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, repeat once more, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row. Ch 3 turn. (2tr, 2 clusters, tr)

Row 38 B.  Cluster in space between two clusters, repeat once more, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row, but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn c) to complete your stitch. Ch 3 turn.  (tr, 2 clusters, tr)

Row 39 B.  Tr in space between tr and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row. Ch 3 turn. (2tr, cluster, tr)

Row 40 B.  Cluster in space between cluster and 2tr, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row. Fasten off yarn. (tr, cluster, tr)

 

Construction:

Seam across the top of the straps using a whip stitch.  Seam up the sides from row 14-27 using a whip stitch,  leaving a split at the bottom, and sew in all of your ends.

Flower:

4mm hook

Using yarn a – make a magic ring

Round 1: Ch1, 5dc into the ring.

Round 2: sl st into 1st dc, htr, 3tr, htr in same st.

Repeat round 2 four more times (5 petals) sl st into sl st from the beginning, fasten off yarn & sew on to the front of your cover up.

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