Crochet Beach Cover
4 (4,5) 5 (5,5) skeins of Lion Brand Jeans Yarn;
Crochet hook 5 mm;
Size: S (M) L (XL).
Ch. 74 70(74,78,86)
Row 1 – sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. (73) 69(73,77,85)
Row 2 – Ch.3 turn, sk first two stitches, (2dc, ch.1, 2dc) in the next st. *sk three stitches, (2dc, ch.1, 2dc) in the next st* Repeat *across the row. Skip last two stitches and dc in the last st.
Row 3 – Ch.3 turn, (2dc, ch.1, 2dc) in the first ch-1 space (in between the four dc) and each ch-1 space across. Ending with a dc in the top of the ch.3 of previous row.
Rows 4 thru 45 – Repeat Row 3
Panel dimensions are approx. 27″ x 22″
Lay both panels on top of each other with wrong side facing you. Sew panels together as indicated below. These are suggested measurements.
There are two ways you can make the drawstring. The first way is by crocheting an I-cord.
The second way is by making a row of foundation single crochet. For this pattern,end making 85 stitches in the foundation single crochet stitch, binding off and weaving in both ends. Again, you can make this any length you like.
Measure 10″ down from the neckline and take one drawstring and weave it in and out of stitches across the front of the cover up. Next, take the other drawstring and weave it in and out across the back of the cover up. Tie each side to cinch.