Swim Suit Cover

Swim Suit Cover
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Step 1: Getting Started

Create this pretty swim cover up for the summer! This pattern was designed as a small size but can easily be changed to fit all sizes by changing the base chain to a size slightly bigger than hips. (Measure your hips at the widest point for the best fit.)

This design is very elegant. If you don’t want to use it for swim wear you can easily change it into a fun outfit by wearing it over a black shirt and tights, perfect for fall.


Difficulty: Skill level = Expert

Materials: Size 10 Crochet Thread- Off White, Size 1.8 MM crochet hook.

*Note: This is made by working from the bottom of the skirt upward toward the torso.

 

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Step 2: Pattern Instructions

Instructions:

Skirt: Off White

Base: 300, SL to 1st Ch made (make sure to not twist chain), turn.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 300 SC, SL to 1st SC made, turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 ( Acts as 1st  TR), SK 1st sp, 2 TR, Ch 4, *Sk 3 sps, SC, Ch 4, Sk 3 sps, 3 TR, Ch 4, Rep from * around, SL to 1st TR made, Turn.

Rnd 3: CH 3, * CH 7, SK (CH 4, SC, CH 4) sps, 3 TR, Rep from * around, end with 2 TR, SL to 4th CH made, Turn.

Rnd 4-11: Rep Rnds 2 and 3.

Rnd 12: CH 1, * 3 SC, 7 SC in Ch 7 sp, Rep from * around, SL to 1st SC made.

Rnd 13: CH 3, SK 1st SC sp, TR around, Sl to 1st TR made, turn.

Rnd 14: Ch 4, Sk 1st SC sp, * TR, Ch 1, Sk 1 sp, Rep from * around, Sl to 1st TR made, Turn.

Rnd 15: CH 3, * Ch 3, SK (Ch, TR, CH) sps, TR, Rep from * around, SL to 3 CH made,Turn.

Rnd 16: CH 4, * TR in CH 3 sp, CH 1, TR in TR sp, CH 1, Rep from * around, End with TR in CH 3 sp, SL to 3rd Ch made, Turn.

Skirt

Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 15

Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 16

Rnd 19: CH 3, * TR in CH 1 sp, Tr in TR sp, Rep from * around, SL to 1st TR made, Turn.

Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 14

Rnd 21-24: Rep Rnd 15-16

Rnd 25: Rep Rnd 19

Rnd 26: CH 1, *15 SC, CH 15, Rep from * aro

und. Tie off, hide string.

Connect String to CH 15 sp from Prev rnd.

End  with:  Ch 5, 3 DC In 1st Ch 15 sp, SL to 3rd CH made, turn.

Connect to CH 11 sp from prev rnd.

Rnd 28: CH 3 (acts as 1st TR), * In Ch 11 sp (4 TR, Ch 11, 4TR), CH 5, SK to next Ch 11 sp, Rep from * around, SL to 1st TR made, Turn.

Rnd 29 – 37: Rep Rnd 28

Step 3: The Next Step

Connect string to CH 11 sp from Prev rnd.

Bodice

Bodice

Rnd 38: CH 3 (acts as 1st TR), [In CH 11 sp ( 4 TR, Ch 11, 4 TR), CH 5, Sk to next CH 11 sp] 12 times, end with 4 TR without CH 5, Tie off.

Rnd 39 – 41: Rep Rnd 38

Bodice

The Next Section is worked in the following way:

 

Around Top

Step 4: The Next Step 2

With Front of garment facing you: Connect to last DC on Left Corner of Rnd 41. Working downward and around the armpit, across the back, around next armpit and back up to Rnd 41, Then along the chest.

Row 1 (Connect to last DC on Left Corner of Rnd 41): [ CH 7, SC to end TR one Row below] 4 times, Now working on Row 37 ( around the back of Dress) in CH 11 sps only, CH 77, SC in 1st Ch 11, sp, [*CH 18, SC in next Ch 11 sp] 7 times, Ch 7, SK ( 4 TR, CH 5), SC in next TR (Going up armpit), [*Ch 7, SC in end TR 1 Row above] 4 times, turn.

Rnd 2: CH 1, [ SC, 7 SC in CH 7 sp] 5 times, [ SC, 18 SC in Ch 18 sp] 7 times,  [SC, 7 SC in Ch 7 sp] 5 times, now working across chest: 4 SC in next 4 DC sps, 6 SC in Ch 11 sp, [Ch 5, Sc in next Ch 11 sp]  10 times, 6 SC in next Ch 11 sp, 4 SC in next 4 TR sps, SL to 1st SC made, Tie off, Hide String.

 

Straps:

Straps

Base: Ch 120, (With front of garment facing you find the top left corner of dress where you find 6 SC in Ch 11 sp then Ch 5 in Prev Row Connect and work along the front.) 2 SC in last 2 SC sps before the CH 5, [5 SC in CH 5 sp, SC in SC sp] 10 times, 5 SC in CH 5 sp, 2 SC, CH 121, turn.

Make Sure you work along the back side of chain.

Straps

Step 5: Finishing Up

Rnd 1: 244 SC across CH1, turn.

Rnd 2: CH 4, * Sk 1 sp, TR, Ch 1, rep from * across, End with TR in Last sp,Turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 7, *SK (CH 1 sp, TR, Ch 1) sps, TR in TR sp, Ch 3, Rep from * across, End with TR in TR sp, TR in Last sp, Turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 8, Sk (TR, Ch 3) sps, *TR in TR sp, Ch 7, Sk (CH 3, TR, CH 3) sps, Rep from *across, End with TR in 4th CH, turn.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *7 SC in Ch 7 sp, Sc in TR sp, Rep from * across, turn.

Rnd 6: SC across, Tie off and hide string.

 

Take Both Ends of Straps and Sew down to the back of the dress.

 

Bottom Of Skirt:

Scalloped  Bottom

Connect to any sp

Rnd 1: Ch 1, *sk 2 sps, 7 TR in next sp, Sk 2 sps, Sc Rep from 8 around, Sl to beginning of Rnd 1. Tie off and hide string.

Good Luck! If you have any questions about this design/pattern, please contact me over at Crafts by Starlight.

 

About The Author

Esther Leavitt is a pattern designer and craft editor for Craftown.com.  About herself she says "Crafts are a way for me to unwind but at the same time keep my hands busy so I don't go crazy."  She is also the owner and proprietor of Crafts by Starlight