Sand & Sun Cover-Up

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Sand & Sun Cover-Up

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This adorable striped coverup makes is perfect for trips to the beach! Shown in Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell.

Sizes

2/4 yrs
To fit average child
6/8 yrs
To fit average child
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The materials for this project cost $20.45

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 2/4 yrs
  • 6/8 yrs

To fit average child

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Vickie Howell Cotton-ish | Coffee Filter, 85012Edit Color
$7.98

Contrast A

Vickie Howell Cotton-ish | Cotton Ball, 85008Edit Color
$3.99

Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size G6/4mm
$2.99

Locking Stitch Markers

20/Pkg
$5.49
The materials for this project cost $20.45

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

cont = continue(ity)

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

2/4 yrs To fit average child
6/8 yrs To fit average child

MATERIALS

Cover-Up
Vickie Howell Cotton-ish (70 g/2.4 oz;258 m/282 yds)
Sizes2/4 yrs6/8 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Coffee Filter (85012)
22
Contrast A
Cotton Ball (85008)
12
Size 4 mm (U.S. G/6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 stitch markers.

GAUGE

16 sc and 18 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

Stripe Pat
With MC, work 4 rows.
With A, work 2 rows
With MC, work 4 rows.
With A, work 2 rows.
With MC, work 2 rows.
With A, work 4 rows.
With MC, work 2 rows.
With A, work 4 rows.
With MC, work 2 rows.
With A, work 2 rows.
These 28 rows form Stripe Pat.

Note: Cover-up is worked in one piece.
Front: With MC, ch 88 (98).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of chain. Turn. 87 (97) sts.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
First 3 rows of Stripe Pat are complete.
Rep last 2 rows for pat, keeping cont of Stripe Pat, until work from beg measures 8 (8 1/2)" [20.5 (21.5) cm], ending on a WS row.

Divide for neck opening: Left side: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc.
(Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 21 (24) times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, proceed in pat on these 43 (48) sts until work from neck divide measures 3 (4)" [7.5 (10) cm], ending on a WS row. Place marker at end of row.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 20 (23) times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd and alt rows: Sl st in first ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 18 (21) times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
5th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 16 (19) times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
7th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 14 (17) times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
8th row: As 2nd row. 28 (34) sts.

Size 2/4 only: Fasten off.

Size 6/8 only: 9th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 15 times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
10th row: As 2nd row. Fasten off. 30 sts.

Both sizes: Right side: 1st row: (RS). Miss next unworked sc. Join appropriate color with sl st to next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 sc in same ch-1 sp as sl st. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Miss next sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Miss next sc. Ch 1. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, proceed in pat on these 43 (48) sts until work from neck divide measures 3 (4)" [7.5 (10) cm], ending on a RS row.

Shape neck: 1st row: (WS). Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp.
(Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 19 (22) times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. Place marker at end of row.
2nd and alt rows: Sl st in first ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 17 (20) times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
5th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 15 (18) times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
7th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 13 (16) times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
8th row: As 2nd row. 27 (33) sts.

Size 6/8 only: 9th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 14 times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
10th row: As 2nd row. 29 sts.

Both sizes: Back: Next row: (Joining row - WS). Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to end of row. Ch 32 (38) (back neck). Pat across 28 (30) sts of Left side. Turn. 87
(97) sts.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, proceed in pat across all sts until work from beg measures 24 (28)" [61 (71) cm], ending on a WS row. Fasten off.

Hood: Join MC with sl st to top of Right Front neck edge at marked row.
1st row: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. Work 16 (18) sc evenly up Right Front neck shaping, 32 (38) sc across back neck edge and 16 (18) sc evenly down Left Front neck shaping. Turn. 65 (75) sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows for pat until Hood from beg measures 9 (10)" [23 (25.5) cm].
Fasten off. Sew top Hood seam.

Placket
With MC, ch 14.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 13 sc.
2nd to 4th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Divide for placket opening: Left Side: 5th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
6th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
7th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in last sc (eyelet made). Turn.
8th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
9th and 10th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep 7th to 10th rows 4 times more. Fasten off.

Right Side: With RS facing, miss next unworked sc. Join MC with sl st to next sc.
1st row: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc (eyelet made). 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
5th and 6th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep 3rd to 6th rows 4 times more. Fasten off.

Tie
With A, ch 111.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Fasten off. 110 sc.

FINISHING
Sew Placket to Front, matching neck edges. Thread Tie through eyelets, working through ch-1 sps of Placket.

Fringe: Cut lengths of MC 8" [20.5 cm] long. Taking 4 strands tog, fold in half and knot into fringe 1" [2.5 cm] apart along side edges of Poncho. Trim fringe evenly.