Beach Ready Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for the beach including cover ups, hats, totes, bikinis, and more
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Laguna Beach Cover Up
This lace-bordered wrap is perfect beach or swimsuit cover up. Designed by Melody’s Makings. Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large. Crochet version also available.
Joanne Yordanou‘s easy cover-up knit wrap skirt is embellished with crochet motifs that are easy to make. See the matching bikini pattern below.
Joanne Yordanou’s fun bikini is designed for land use only. Not for swimming or getting wet unless you knit with elastic thread! Top is in 3 cup sizes. Bottom is one size.
Beachy Cover Up
Openwork mesh lace pullover top with a deep scoop than can be worn in back or in front. Designed by Marly Bird. XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL). Knitting pattern is available for free with a free trial at Creativebug – scroll down the pattern page to this pattern.
Nikol Lohr’s shale lace dress is easy to knit and comes in two sizes Women’s S/M and L/XL. She provides a photo tutorial with the pattern. Great with Multi-Colored Yarn!
Playa Beach Cover Up
Allison O’Dell’s easy tunic / dress comes in S/M and M/L sizes.
Drop stitch is drop dead gorgeous in this dress designed by Waejong Kim for Loopy Mango. Sized for S-XL in three lengths, this pattern is just two panels and is perfect for multi color yarn.
Sundance Beach Bag
Tonia Barry designed this cable and lace tote that is 16″ wide by 17″ tall; handles 24″ long
Kelly Menzies’s wide-brimmed sun hat is knit in the round.
Designed by Kristi Porter, from Knitting in the Sun 32 Projects for Warm Weather; photography by Stephen Simson, this summery lightweight sun hat has a wide brim adorned with spiraling eyelets.
Little Black Swimsuit
This classic one-piece by Robyn Hamilton for Knitty reminds me of a LBD in swimsuit style. It’s not actually made for swimming but lounging poolside or on the beach. Also looks great under one of the skirts or coverups when you go to dinner.
Cover-up by Patons in XS/M L/XL 2/5XL. The texture seems to be caused by a specific yarn so you may not get the same effect with a different yarn.
Bikini Top and Shorts
DROPS Design created this striped beach set (not for swimming!) BIKINI TOP Size: S – M – L. SHORTS Size: XS – S – M – L – XL –XXL. Rated easy by Ravelry knitters. Some knitters have mentioned that the top needs more coverage.
Alana Swim Cover
Universal Yarn’s design features a triangle mesh pattern that’s perfect for multi-color yarn. Sized for Finished Bust: 50 (54, 58, 62, 66)”
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See more Multi-colored Yarn Knitting Patterns
Jackie Waistcoat Vest
Lace vest with draped or tie front. By Marie Wallin for Rowan. Sizes 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50 inches Great for beach or summer cover up.
Lace Sampler T-shirt
Candi Jensen’s sampler top will become your favorite warm-weather wardrobe item! The lacy openwork makes it a breezy dream for hot and stuffy days, and the loose and long fit makes it flattering on anyone. Woman’s S (M, L, XL) .
- Get the free knitting pattern at Annie’s (Scroll down the page to see recommended yarn and link to video class)
Sea Breeze Bag
This Lily Sugar n Cream bag features drop stitches for interest. Approx 20” x 40” [51 x 101.5 cm]
Laura ofdesigned this versatile arm knit project that can be worn as shawl, scarf or swimsuit cover-up. Five complementary colors of worsted weight yarn are arm knit together in a triangle — a unique shape for arm knitting that inspired Laura to figure out how to do decreases and increases in arm knitting.
This lace poncho with butterfly motif by DROPS Design is sized for S/M – L/XL – XXL/ XXXL
Patterns for Purchase
Balos Beach Cover Up
This lace cover up features a zig-zag lace pattern and a drawstring waist. Easily customizable. Sizes Available: XS, S, M L, 1X, 2X, 3X for hip circumference 33.25, 36.75, 40, 43.25, 46.75, 53.25, 56.75 inches
Drop Stitch Lace Beach Cover-Up
This is an easy knitting pattern by TwoOfWandsShope, and the techniques used are knit, purl, and yarn over. Sizes:Width: 22”/55.9cm (S/M) 26”/66cm (M/L)
Minimi’s Lace Cardigan
This versatile cardigan with free-flowing lace panels can be worn as a beach cover-up, a light lace cardigan for dress up for evening, or thrown over your shoulders as a shawl. Sizes 80 (88, 96, 104, 112) cm / 31.5 (34.75, 37.75, 41, 44)”
This easy pattern creates a versatile shawl cover up that can be worn a variety of ways.
This versatile lace-edged wrap transforms into a dress, skirt, cape or shawl depending on the covering you want.
Shetland Lace Maxi Skirt
This light versatile skirt can also be worn as a strapless dress – just lift it over your bust, and worn with a slip for off-beach dressing.
Child’s Ruffled Hat
Perfect sun hat in cotton yarn with ruffled brim and flower design.
Adela Swimsuit Cover-Up
This top by CardiffBayHandknits features drop stitch panels and twisted fringe. Sized for misses and teens, XS/S (Chest sizes 32-34″) as shown on model, or M/L (Chest sizes 36-38″).
Monday Lilly Tunic
Love the ties at the shoulder! Great for layering or as a cover up. Woman’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)