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How to Crochet a Granny Square Beach Cover Up

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1+ Days

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Abbreviations

Ch – chain

Sl st – slip stitch

St – stitch

Dc – double crochet – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over pull through stitch, yarn over pull through two loops on your hook.

Tr – treble crochet – yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over pull through stitch, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops.

Fpdc – Front post double crochet – insert hook in to the front, around the back of the double crochet post and out to the front, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two loops.

Cluster – Three treble crochet worked into the same space. (or ch3 & 2tr)

Htr – yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over pull through stitch, yarn over pull through all three loops.

 

Size Guide: (ch in multiples of 3 +2)

Width – measure around your bust, halve it and add 10cm

Length – measure from shoulder to desired length (somewhere between bum and knee)

Yarn:    

yarn a = Breeze

yarn b = Dew

yarn c = Mist

 

Gauge: 10cm x 10cm – 4.5 clusters x 8 rows

 

Measurements:

Width – 30.5cm (12″)

Height – 48 cm (19″)

Step 1

Ch 41 (39+2)

Row 1. Dc in 2nd back bump of the ch from the hook. Dc in each st across.  Ch 1 turn. (40)

Row 2. Change to a 6mm hook. (insert hook just under where your 1st st would normally go) fpdc in each st across, last fpdc around ch 1 from previous row.  Ch 1 turn. (40)

Row 3. Dc in each st across.  Ch 3 turn. (40)

Row 4. Tr in the same space as the ch 3, *skip 2 sts, cluster in nxt st, repeat from * until you have 3 sts left, sk 2 sts and 2 tr in the last st.  Ch 3 turn. (2tr, 12 clusters, 2tr)

Row 5. Cluster in space between 2 tr & 3tr cluster, cluster in between each cluster across, tr in the top of the ch 3 from the previous row.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, 13 clusters, tr)

Row 6. Tr in the space between tr & cluster from previous row, * 3 tr cluster in between each cluster across, repeat from *. 2 tr in the last space between cluster & tr.  Ch 3 turn. (2tr, 12 clusters, 2tr)

Step 2

Row 7.  Repeat row 5

Row 8.  Repeat row 6

Row 9.  Repeat row 5

Row 10. Repeat row 6

Row 11.  Repeat row 5

Row 12.  Repeat row 6

Step 3

Row 13.  Repeat row 5 until your last tr, work a tr but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn b) to complete your stitch.  Ch3 turn.

Row 14.  Repeat row 6

Row 15.  Repeat row 5

Row 16.  Repeat row 6

Row 17.  Repeat row 5

Row 18.  Repeat row 6

Row 19.  Repeat row 5

Row 20.  Repeat row 6

Row 21.  Repeat row 5

Row 22.  Repeat row 6

Row 23.  Repeat row 5

Step 4 

Row 24.  Repeat row 6 until your last tr, work a tr but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn c) to complete your stitch.  Ch3 turn.

Row 25.  Repeat row 5

Row 26.  Repeat row 6

Row 27.  Repeat row 5

Step 5 

Row 28.  Cluster in space between two clusters, repeat across, tr in the top of the ch 3 from the previous row.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, 12 clusters, tr)

Row 29.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn.  (tr, 11 clusters, tr)

Row 30.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn.  (tr, 10 clusters, tr)

Row 31.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn.  (tr, 9 clusters, tr)

Row 32.  Repeat row 28.  Ch 3 turn.  (tr, 8 clusters, tr)

Step 6 

Row 33.  Tr in space between tr and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, repeat across, 2 tr in space between cluster and ch 3.  Ch 3 turn.  (2tr, 7 clusters, 2tr)

Row 34.  Cluster in space between 2tr and cluster, repeat across, tr in top of ch 3.  Ch 3 turn.  (tr, 8 clusters, tr)

Row 35.  Tr in space between tr and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, repeat twice more, ch 3, sl st in next cluster space, ch 3  (making a V), cluster in space between next 3 clusters, tr in between cluster and ch 3 from previous row, work another tr but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn b) to complete your stitch.  Ch 3 turn. (2tr, 6 clusters, 2tr)

Step 7 

(1st shoulder strap)

Row 36 A.  Cluster in space between 2tr and cluster, repeat twice more, tr in top of 1st ch from ch3 in previous row. Ch 3 turn. (tr, 3 clusters, tr)

Row 37 A.  Cluster in space between two clusters, repeat once more, 2tr in space between cluster and ch 3.  Ch 3 turn.  (tr, 2 clusters, 2tr)

Row 38 A.  Cluster in space between 2tr and cluster, repeat once more, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row, but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn c) to complete your stitch. Ch 3 turn.  (tr, 2 clusters, tr)

Row 39 A.  Cluster in space between two clusters, 2tr in space between cluster and ch 3.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, cluster, 2tr)

Row 40 A.   Cluster in space between 2tr and cluster, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row. Fasten off yarn. (tr, cluster, tr)

Step 8 

(2nd shoulder strap)

Row 36 B.  With wrong side facing you, join new colour (yarn b) to the top of the second ch 3 from the V in row 35, ch 3, cluster in space between two clusters, repeat twice more, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row.  Ch 3 turn. (tr, 3 clusters, tr)

Row 37 B.  Tr in space between tr and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, repeat once more, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row.  Ch 3 turn. (2tr, 2 clusters, tr)

Row 38 B.  Cluster in space between two clusters, repeat once more, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row, but make your last yarn over with new colour (yarn c) to complete your stitch. Ch 3 turn.  (tr, 2 clusters, tr)

Row 39 B.  Tr in space between tr and cluster, cluster in space between clusters, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row.  Ch 3 turn. (2tr, cluster, tr)

Row 40 B.  Cluster in space between cluster and 2tr, tr in top of  ch 3 from previous row. Fasten off yarn. (tr, cluster, tr)

Step 9 

 

Construction:

Seam across the top of the straps using a whip stitch.  Seam up the sides leaving from row 14-27 using a whip stitch,  leaving a split at the bottom, and sew in all of your ends.

Step 10 

Flower

4mm hook

Using yarn a – make a magic ring

Round 1: Ch1, 5dc into the ring.

Round 2: sl st into 1st dc, htr, 3tr, htr in same st.

Repeat round 2 four more times (5 petals) sl st into sl st from the beginning, fasten off yarn & sew on to the front of your cover up.

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