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Beach Ready Knitting Patterns

by | May 20, 2016 | Dresses, Featured, Tops

Knitting patterns for the beach including cover ups, hats, totes, bikinis, and more

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.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Laguna Beach Cover Up

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Summer Sarong

Summer Sarong

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.

Free knitting pattern for BVI Bikini

BVI Bikini

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Beachy Cover Up

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.

Free knitting pattern for Splash Lace Dress Cover Up

Splash Dress

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!

Free knitting pattern for Playa Beach Cover Up Dress

Playa Beach Cover Up

Allison O’Dell’s easy tunic / dress comes in S/M and M/L sizes.

Free knitting pattern for Brigitte Dress in drop stitch

Brigitte Dress

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.

Free knitting pattern for Sundance Beach Bag tote

Sundance Beach Bag

Tonia Barry designed this cable and lace tote that is 16″ wide by 17″ tall; handles 24″ long

Free knitting pattern for Azealia Beach Hat

Azealia Hat

Kelly Menzies’s wide-brimmed sun hat is knit in the round.

Wind-and-Sea Hat

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.

Free knitting pattern for classic one piece swimsuit

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.

Free knitting pattern for Beach Cover Up

Beach Cover-Up

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.

Free knitting pattern for Bikini top and boy shorts

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.

Free knitting pattern for Alana Swim Cover

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)”

Free knitting pattern for Lace Tie Vest

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) .

Free knitting pattern for Sea Breeze Bag

Sea Breeze Bag

This Lily Sugar n Cream bag features drop stitches for interest.  Approx 20” x 40” [51 x 101.5 cm]

Triplet Shawl

Laura of designed 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.

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Butterfly Poncho

This lace poncho with butterfly motif by DROPS Design is sized for S/M – L/XL – XXL/ XXXL

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Balos Beach Cover Up

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

Knitting pattern for Net Beach Cover Up Top

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)

Knitting pattern for Minimi Lace Cardigan Beach Cover Up

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)”

Knitting pattern for Lace Shawl

Stevie Wrap

This easy pattern creates a versatile shawl cover up that can be worn a variety of ways.

Knitting pattern for Beachwear covertible cape to dress and skirt

4-Way Beachwear

This versatile lace-edged wrap transforms into a dress, skirt, cape or shawl depending on the covering you want.

Knitting pattern for Shetland Lace Skirt

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.

Knitting pattern for Child's Ruffled Hat

Child’s Ruffled Hat

Perfect sun hat in cotton yarn with ruffled brim and flower design.

Knitting pattern for Fringed Drop Stitch Cover Up

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″).

Knitting pattern for Monday Lilly Tunic

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)

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