10 DIY Swimsuit Coverups Free Patterns- 2021
If you want to add some extra protection or flair to your swimsuits, or maybe a little bit of both, these DIY swimwear covers are for you! No matter what type of crafts you do, you can find a tutorial for your next beach or pool trip.
Some of these styles require a little planning, but others come together in minutes. You like the look of one of these cover-ups, but you don’t know the technology? Summer can be the perfect time to learn something new!
Shore Thing Dress Pattern
Skill level: Intermediate
Did someone say beach? Add this light hearted crochet dress to your casual summer wardrobe. Red Heart It’s a Wrap takes you from ship to shore in one fell swoop. I love it as a cover-up, but with a slip dress underneath, it’s a layer of style for a night on the town! Pick a gorgeous color to create the hottest new look of the season.
Crochet a Breezy Cover-Up Pattern
worsted weight cotton yarn (see sizing for yardage, I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton! yarn in color “Warm Blush” *linked here*, this is a great yarn for this project, incredibly soft and lightweight)
i hook (5.5 mm), or hook needed to obtain gauge
Pattern is written for three sizes (since it’s so forgiving):
Approx. 44″ bust, 29″ front length, 35″ back length, 850 yards of yarn
Approx. 50″ bust, 30″ front length, 36″ back length, 950 yards of yarn
Approx. 56″ bust, 31″ front length, 37″ back length, 1050 yards of yarn
14 double crochet by 8 rows equals a four-inch square
Knit a Beachy Tunic Pattern
Knit a cozy curtain and flip it over with this free pattern made from Patons yarn. The recommended yarn, which varies in weight across the strand, is no longer available, but it is worth making a few swatches of fabric to find a replacement yarn. You can even replace 100% cotton if you don’t plan on getting this too wet!
Beachy Cover- Up Pattern
Skill level: Easy
This cute crochet blanket is perfect for a day at the beach or pair it with shorts and a tank top for a fun everyday look. The Red Heart Fashion Crochet is perfect in white as pictured, or choose a more vibrant shade to go with your beach attire. It’s so beautiful that we think you’ll make more than one of the must-have items this summer.
Beachy Keen Cover- Up Pattern
Skill level: Beginner
Walk from the beach to the pool with some privacy in this airy blanket. Bernat Maker Fashion is the cornerstone of stylish projects that are valued for their soft and chunky quality. With a choice of 8 versatile colors, you can put one together for all of your friends before heading to the beach in style.
V- Neck Crochet Cover- Up Pattern
Skill level: Easy
This airy crochet blanket is the right choice for some warmth on cool summer nights. We’ve done it in style with a box-shaped model by Bernat Softee Cotton with side seams to separate the body and sleeves. This garment features an openwork pattern and a playful tassel and is great for practicing crochet, single crochet, double crochet and chain techniques. A must-have outfit for the grab-and-go girl!
Weekender Tunic and Beach Cover Up Pattern
Red Heart It’s A Wrap, (1100 yards per cake), two strands worked together with planned color changes **
S/M = 2 balls (2240 yds)
L/XL = 4 balls (2750 yds)
2X/3X = 4 balls (3248 yds)
4X/5X = 4 balls (3712 yds)
**Yardage was calculated by using 2 strands held together with planned color changes. If you choose a different yarn or work continuously (without planned color changes) your yardage will vary.
Hook US H/5.00 mm
Tapestry Needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 18 dc x 10 rows = 4″
Beach Breeze Summer Cover-Up Kimono Top Pattern
Beach Breeze Summer Cover-Up Kimono Top by Jade at Sweet Softies crocheted with medium-weight yarn  and 6 mm (J) hooks. The cover is available in sizes XS to XXL.
Directions are for size XS/S. Changes for M/L and XL/XXL are written in parentheses. Piece measures approximately 40 (46, 52)” around bust, and a length of 25”. There are directions on how to make it longer, too!
12 sts = 4”; 4 rows = 4” in dc before blocking.
(Check your gauge and use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.)
Iris Swim Cover Up Pattern
Lion Brand Jeans Yarn. For a size Small – 4 skeins, Medium – 4.5 skeins, Large – 5 skeins, XL – 5.5 skeins.
5mm Crochet Hook
Gauge in the Iris Stitch is approx. 14 dc across x 7 rows = 4″
The pattern is written for a size Medium.
The pattern sizes are written throughout the instructions in the following: S(M,L,XL)
Island Beach Dress crochet pattern
This beach dress is going to be a beach cover up, but you can crochet it longer and sew the lining to wear it like a real dress – it sounds great!
This piece is very customizable from length to width, edge size, how big or small you want the arm openings, color combination options – there are so many options!
Beach Day Cover- Up Tunic Pattern
Premier Cotton Fair Yarn or similar #2 weight yarn –
Color 1 – 3 balls white (317 yards each);
Color 2 – 2 balls blue (317 yards each)
6 beads or shells for belt (optional)
Hook US G/4.00 mm
2 stitch markers
Gauge: 18 dc x 10 rows = 4”
Free Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern
*#3/DK Weight Yarn or a #4/Worsted that is close to #3 weight – (I used Lion Brand “Low Tide” in Palm)
*Size J/6 mm hook
*XS/S – (11” W // 62” L)— for bust sizes 28”-40″
*S/M/L – (14” W // 62” L)— for bust sizes 36”-48″
*XL/2XL/3XL – (17” W // 62” L)— for bust sizes 40”-52”
*4XL/5XL/6XL – (20” W // 70” L)— for bust sizes 50”-62″
Skill level: Easy/ Intermediate
Sunset Ruana Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern
11 Skeins of Lion Brand Ice Cream Cotton Blend (or similar Worsted Weight yarn)
2 Skeins of Chocolate (400 yds)
2 Skeins of Blueberry (375 yds)
2 Skeins of Orange (375 yds)
2 Skeins of Strawberry (375 yds)
2 Skeins of Grape (400 yds)
1 Skein of Lemon (50 yds)
Size J (6.0mm) crochet hook
Gauge: (With J hook) *HDC row, HDC row, HDC Mesh row.* Repeat from * to * until swatch reaches appropriated size. 12 stitches x 10 rows = 4” square
Crochet Weekender Tunic Pattern
Lion Brand Rewind Yarn in 2 colors (XS, S, M: 2 main color, 1 contrast color, L: 2 main color, 2 contrast color, XL,2XL: 3 main color, 3 contrast color, 3XL: 4 main color, 3 contrast color)
I used “Current Situation” as my main color and “Greige” as my contrast color
Size L 8mm crochet hook
12 sts x 5 rows in double crochet = 4″
White Harbour Beach Dress Pattern
Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL -XXXL
Bust: 80-88-96-104-114-124 cm / 31½”-34½”-37 3/4″-41″-45″-48 3/4″
Full length: 88-90-92-94-96-98 cm / 34½”-35½”-36 1/4″-37″-37 3/4″-38½”
Materials: DROPS Paris from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-650-700 g color no 16, white
100-100-100-100-100-100 g color no 29, light blue
50-50-50-100-100-100 g color no 28, navy blue
DROPS circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 (40 and 80 cm / 16” and 32”) – or size needed to obtain 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4” x 4”.
DROPS crochet hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 – or size needed to obtain 12 dc x 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4” x 4”.