'Fortune favours the bold’, cries the common adage, probably-not-but-maybe referring to those who dare to wear this amazing, showstopping filet beach dress! Its catwalk-esque style, however, is not reflected in the price – the Scheepjes Sugar Rush yarn used here is amazing value – you can hook this tunic up for under £24.


At the beach, throw on this crochet tunic on over a bikini for an instant, quick-dry cover up, or flex your fashion muscles by teaming it with a mini dress. Its geometric filet pattern looks great highlighted by a dark colour, while the green-yellow colour is begging for bright accessories!

To hook up this fantastic pattern, you’ll need:

  • Scheepjes Maxi Sugar Rush (100% mercerised cotton, 50g/280m) Green-Yellow (245)
  • A 2mm (US 4 steel) hook
  • Numerous stitch markers
  • Ribbon, approx 6mm wide x 1.2m length
  • For yarn stockists contact Scheepjes www.scheepjes.com

You’ll find the full pattern, yarn quantities and measurements for this amazing garment inside issue 83


Simply Crochet issue 83 is available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.



Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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