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Free Patterns >> South Beach Cover-Up

Designed by Ann Regis

 
Directions are for size Small. Changes for Medium and Large are in parentheses.
 
STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Bamboo Ewe™”: 4 (5, 6) balls 5230 Buttercup.
 
Crochet Hooks: 6mm [US J-10] and 6.5mm [US K-10 1/2]
Yarn needle
 
Gauge With smaller hook, 12 sts and 4 rows dc = 4”; 1 rows dc and 1 row tr = 1 3/4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
 
Finished Bust: 36 (41, 46)".
Finished Length: 31 1/4 (33, 34 3/4")
 
Special Stitches
V-st: (Dc, ch 1, dc) in same st or space.
Tr-V-st: (Tr, ch 1, tr) in same st or space.
 
LEFT BACK
Starting at left side, ch 15.
Row 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn—14 sc.
Row 2 (right side): Ch 3 (counts a dc here and throughout), skip first 2 sc, *V-st in next sc, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * twice, V-st in next sc, skip next sc, dc in last sc; turn—4 V-sts.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc, ch 2) in each of next 3 ch-1 spaces, dc in last ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in top of turning chain; turn.
 
Size L only:
Rows 4-5: Repeat Rows 2-3 once.
 
Shape Armhole
Row 1: Ch 3, skip next ch-1 space, V-st in each of next 4 dc, dc in 3rd ch of turning chain; ch 28 (31, 34); turn.
Row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 26 (29, 32) ch sts, sc in each st and each ch-1 space across, ending with sc in 3rd ch of turning chain; turn—41 (44, 47) sc.
Row 3: Ch 3, skip first 2 sts, *V-st in next st, skip next sts; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip next st, dc in last st; turn—13 (14, 15) V-sts.
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc, ch 2) in each ch-1 space across to last ch-1 space, dc in last ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in top of turing chain; turn—12 (13, 14) ch-2 spaces.
Rows 5-8: Repeat Rows 3-4 twice.
Row 9: Ch 3, skip first 2 sts, *V-st in next dc, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * 8 (9, 10) times, dc in next dc; turn—9 (10, 11) V-sts.
Row 10: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc, ch 2) in each ch-1 space across to last ch-1 space, dc in last ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in top of turning chain; turn—8 (9, 10) ch-2 spaces.
Rows 11-13 (15, 17): Repeat Rows 9-10 (1 [2, 3] times); then repeat Row 9 once. Fasten off.
 
RIGHT BACK
Work same as Left Back through Row 3 (3, 5).
Shape Armhole
Row 1: Ch 3, skip next ch-1 space, V-st in each of next 4 dc, dc in 3rd ch of turning chain, turn. Drop loop from hook. Join a separate strand of yarn in top of first st in Row 1 of Armhole Shaping, ch 27 (30, 33). Fasten off strand.
Row 2: Pick up dropped loop at end of Row 1 of Armhole Shaping, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st and ch-1 space across, sc in each ch of added ch; turn—41 (44, 47) sc.
Rows 3-8: Work same as Rows 3-8 of Left Front. Fasten off.
Row 9: With right side facing, skip first 5 ch-2 spaces, join yarn in next dc, ch 3, *V-st in next dc, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * 8 (9, 10) times, dc in last sc; turn—9 (10, 11) V-sts.
Rows 10-13 (15, 17): Work same as Rows 10-13 (15, 17) of Left Back. Fasten off.
 
RIGHT FRONT
Work same as Left Back through Row 1 of Armhole Shaping.
Row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 26 (29, 32) ch sts, hdc in each st and each ch-1 space across, ending with sc in 3rd ch of turning chain; turn—27 (30, 33) sc; 14 hdc.
Row 3: Ch 3, skip first 2 sts, *V-st in next st, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip next st, dc in last st; turn—13 (14, 15) V-sts.
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc, ch 2) in each of next 8 (9, 10) ch-1 spaces, (tr, ch 2) in each ch-1 space across to last ch-1 space, tr in last ch-1 space, ch 1, tr in top of turning chain; turn—12 (13, 14) ch-2 spaces; 9 (10, 11) dc; 6 tr.
Rows 5-8: Repeat Rows 3-4 twice.
Row 9: Ch 3, skip first 2 sts, *V-st in next dc, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * 4 (5, 6) times, dc in next dc; turn—5 (6, 7) V-sts.
Row 10: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc, ch 2) in each ch-1 space across to last ch-1 space, dc in last ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in top of turning chain; turn—4 (5, 6) ch-2 spaces.
Row 11: Repeat Row 9.
Fasten off S.
 
Sizes M and L only:
Rows 12-13: Repeat Rows 10-11 once. Fasten off.
 
LEFT FRONT
Work same as Right Back through Row 1 of Armhole Shaping. Drop loop from hook. Join a separate strand of yarn in top of first st in Row 1 of Armhole Shaping, ch 27 (30, 33). Fasten off strand.
Row 2: Pick up dropped loop at end of Row 1 of Armhole Shaping, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each st and each ch-1 space across to added ch, sc in each ch across; turn—27 (30, 33) sc; 14 hdc.
Row 3: Ch 3, skip first 2 sts, *V-st in next st, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip next st, dc in last st; turn—13 (14, 15) V-sts.
Row 4: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), (tr, ch 2) in each of next 5 ch-1 spaces, (dc, ch 2) in each of ch-1 space across to last ch-1 space, dc in last ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in top of turning chain; turn—12 (13, 14) ch-2 spaces; 9 (10, 11) dc; 6 tr.
Rows 5-8: Repeat Rows 3-4 twice. Fasten off.
Row 9: With right side facing, skip first 5 ch-2 spaces, join yarn in next dc, ch 3, *V-st in next dc, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * 8 (9, 10) times, dc in last sc; turn—9 (10, 11) V-sts.
Row 10: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc, ch 2) in each ch-1 space across to last ch-1 space, dc in last ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in top of turning chain; turn—8 (9, 10) ch-2 spaces.
Row 11: Repeat Row 9.
Fasten off S.
 
Sizes M and L only:
Rows 15-16: Repeat Rows 13-14 once. Fasten off.
 
With right sides facing, whipstitch center back seam. Whipstitch Fronts to Back at sides and shoulders.
 
SKIRT
Round 1: With right side facing, join yarn on bottom edge of Back at center seam, ch 1, work 35 (39, 43) sc evenly spaced across to side seam; work 35 (39, 43) sc evenly spaced across to bottom edge of Right Front; starting in bottom left-hand corner of Left Front, work 35 (39, 43) sc evenly spaced across bottom edge of Left Front to side seam; work 35 (39, 43) sc evenly spaced across to center back seam; join with slip st in first sc—140 (156, 172) sc.
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip first 2 sts, *dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of ch-4 tch—70 (78, 86) ch-1 spaces.
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc and ch-1 space around; join with slip st in top of turning chain.
Round 4: Ch 4, dc in same st (counts as V-st), skip next 3 sts, *V-st in next st, ch 1, skip next 3 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4—35 (39, 43) V-sts.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in each st and ch-1 space around; join with slip st in top of turning chain—140 (156, 172) sc.
Rounds 6-9: Repeat Rounds 4-5 (twice).
Round 10: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), tr in same st (counts as Tr-V-st), skip next 3 sts, *Tr-V-st in next st, ch 1, skip next 3 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch-5—35 (39, 43) Tr-V-sts.
Round 11: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each st and ch-1 space around; join with slip st in top of turning chain.
Rounds 12-17: Repeat Rounds 10-11 (3 times).
Round 18: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip first 2 sts, *dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.
Round 19: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each st and ch-1 space around to last ch-1 space, work 2 (1, 0) hdc in last ch-1 space; join with slip st in top of turning chain—141 (156, 165) hdc.
Round 20: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), tr in same st (counts as Tr-V-st), skip next 2 sts, *Tr-V-st in next st, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch-5—47 (52, 58) Tr-V-sts.
Round 21: Slip st in next ch-1 space, ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), tr in same space (counts as Tr-V-st), Tr-V-st in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, *(tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next ch-1 space, Tr-V-st in each of next 3 ch-1 spaces; repeat from * 10 (11, 12) times. Sizes M and L only: (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next ch-1 space. Size L only: Tr-V-st in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces. All sizes: Join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch-5—58 (65, 72) ch-1 spaces.
Round 23: Slip st in next ch-1 space, ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), tr in same space (counts as Tr-V-st), Tr-V-st in each ch-1 space around, join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch-5—58 (65, 72) Tr-V-sts.
Round 24: Ch 3, dc in each st and ch-1 space around, inc 2 (1, 0) dc evenly spaced around; join with slip st in top of tch—176 (196, 216) dc.
Round 25: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip first 2 sts, *dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4—88 (98, 108) ch-1 spaces.
Round 26: Ch 3, dc in each st and ch-1 space around; join with slip st in top of turning chain—176 (196, 216) dc.
Round 27: Repeat Round 25.
 
Sizes Medium and Large only:
Repeat Rounds 26-27 (1 [2] times).
 
Ruffle:
Change to larger hook.
Rounds 1-3: Slip st in next ch-1 space, ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), tr in same space (counts as Tr-V-st), ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, *Tr-V-st in next ch-1 space, ch 1 skip next ch-1 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch-5—44 (49, 54) Tr-V-sts.
Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip first st, (dc, ch 1) in each st and ch-1 space around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4—176 (196, 216) ch-1 spaces. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
 
FINISHING
With smaller hook, make a ch approximately 84 (90, 96)” long. Fasten off. Tie an overhand knot at each end of drawstring. Beginning at center back, weave one end of drawstring through eyelet round (Round 2) on either side of body to center front, then crisscross ends and weave through eyelets along front of each bodice. Tighten or loosen drawstring to adjust fit as desired. Tie drawstring in a bow at top of Front.
 
Armhole Trim (optional)
Round 1: For a tighter armhole, using smaller hook, join yarn at bottom of one armhole, ch 2, hdc evenly around armhole; join with slip st in top of turning chain. Fasten off.
 
Repeat Armhole Trim around other armhole.
 
 
(4 Medium) STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Bamboo Ewe™” Art. T101 available in 3.5 oz (100 g); 177 yd (162 m) balls.
 
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ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; slip st = slip stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
 
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