As the weather heats up and we head into full summer, it's time to grab your hooks and cool yarns and get hooking your crochet beachwear! We've picked our favourite top beach crochet patterns for you to choose, from elegant makes like crochet cover up and crochet beach dress patterns, to beach essentials like crochet bikini and crochet swimsuit patterns, and even some must-make beach accessory patterns. Take a look and find your perfect beach crochet project for this summer!


Daisy beach cover up crochet pattern

This fabulous daisy beach crochet cover up pattern uses some lovely floral granny squares to create a beautiful crochet cover up that is perfect for throwing on top of your bathing suit!

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Free beach dress crochet pattern

If you like the idea of a crochet cover up but one that you'd be equally as comfortable in when heading to the beach bar, then this free crochet beach dress pattern is the perfect project for you. It's a relatively simple make, plus we love those funky tassels and simple subtle stripes!

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Currituck beach cover up crochet pattern

We love everything about this crochet cover up pattern by TheStitchandHook. Firstly, it's got a fabulous sideways construction that means it's surprisingly simple to make, with some lovely airy stitches and subtle stripes. But what impressed us most is that it truly is a design for everybody, as you can make it in sizes from XXS - 4XL and easily adjust the length, plus there's even lace up cords at the sides so you can really get it to fit perfectly for you.

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Free Holly Bandeau crochet pattern

If you're after a new top to wear to the beach this weekend, then this bandeau crochet top pattern by Wool and the Gang is so simple you can hook it up in no time! Made using simple stitches and a retro picot edging, this tie-back top is a fantastic summer crochet project for beginners.

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Shell stitch crochet bikini top

You may never have thought about crochet bikini patterns before, but there are a surprising amount of them out there! This bralette-style crochet bikini pattern by NomadStitches features an elegant shell stitch design without being too risqué, and has been designed adapt to your body size to give you both comfort and support.

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Island beach dress crochet pattern

Here's another simple crochet cover up pattern that is perfect for throwing over your swimming costume when you're hanging out by the pool or relaxing on the beach. This island beach dress crochet pattern is made up of two rectangular panels, and can be made in sizes S - 3XL.

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Sky Blue Crochet Bikini Set

If you're after a crochet bikini pattern that is going to totally amaze your friends (and anyone else at the beach for that matter), then look no further than this Sky Blue crochet bikini set! With it's one shoulder crochet bikini top and high waisted bikini bottoms, it's a handmade crochet bikini set you can show off in style this summer!

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Free crochet barefoot sandals pattern

We love long walks on the beach and feeling the sand between our toes, and if you feel the same then this free barefoot sandals crochet pattern is a must-make! Some clever chains and a relatively simple granny triangle is all it takes to make these fabulous crochet sandals.

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Easy peachy bikini crochet coverup pattern

If you're looking for a crochet cover-up that will look great thrown over a pair of jeans and tee, as well as over your bathing suit when you're at the beach, then this Easy Peachy crochet cover up pattern by Hannah Cross is the design for you! It's got some fabulous filet crochet and tall stitches for you to hook up, can be made in sizes S - 5XL, and you can easily adjust the neckline and armholes to ensure it fits perfectly for your own personal style preference.

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Looking for more fab crochet patterns to try out this summer? Then check out our list of the top summer crochet top patterns and start hooking up your new summer outfit today!

Free Believe beach skirt crochet pattern

We know that this pattern might be a bit risqué for some, but this free crochet skirt pattern from Wool and the Gang is a simple project that you can wear all day on the beach and all night while you're dancing at the bar! Paired perfectly with the 'I Got You Babe' top to complete the outfit, it's another fabulous filet crochet design that gives retro crochet vibes a modern update (just make sure you're wearing your good pants underneath!)

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Hexagon beach dress coverup crochet pattern

Here's a really elegant crochet cover-up that we instantly fell in love with! This gorgeous crochet beach dress pattern by BrianaKDesigns features a stunning filet hexagon pattern and cold-shoulder sections, giving you a really light and airy garment that is just made for hot sunny days. The pattern can be made in sizes XS - 5XL, and we can totally see this one becoming one of your favourite summer garments!

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Free crochet sun hat pattern

As much we love the sun, it's really important to be careful on hot days - stay hydrated, apply that sunscreen, and don't forget your sun hat! If you're missing out on the latter, then this wide-brimmed free crochet sun hat pattern by Samanta Fornino will give you plenty of shade in crochet style!

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Beach daze filet tunic crochet pattern

This incredible filet design was published in issue 83 of Simply Crochet as a fabulous oversized tunic, but now designer PeppergooseDesign has expanded the pattern so that is can be made as a tunic, T-shirt or full-length dress, in 9 sizes from XS-5XL! It's a gorgeous design that really shows off the amazing capabilities of filet crochet and can be worn for any occasion - from lazy days on the beach to sophisticated summer garden parties!

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Boho beach vest crochet pattern

If you're after something to quickly throw over your bikini or swimsuit while hanging out by the pool, then you'll love this boho beach vest crochet pattern. As well as being brilliant crochet beachwear, we think you could wear it everyday over you regular clothes too if you're a fan of that boho style, especially with those terrific tassels!

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Free lacy crochet poncho pattern

While it isn't technically designed as a crochet cover-up, this free lacy crochet poncho pattern would make a great extra layer for when the sun starts going down (or when that cool sea breeze comes in). This lovely lacy design uses some really simple construction, and you could try hooking it up in some DK cotton to keep it nice and cool.

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Mermaid dream one-piece crochet swimsuit pattern

If you're feeling bold and want to take your crochet beachwear to the next level, then how about hooking up this incredible one-piece crochet swimsuit! With a sections of solid stitches to cover your modesty, and some pretty open lace stitches to give you some elegant detail - it's a real show-stopper of a design. It's recommended that you use a cotton/polyester blend yarn to ensure that it doesn't sag when it gets wet.

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Beach dayz crochet dress pattern

The more we look at this crochet beach dress design, the more we become hypnotised by the stunning details! This design by Cassie Ward is another design that would work as both a crochet beach dress as well as an every day garment if worn over a slip or cami top. It can be made in sizes S-XL, and while clearly made up of square motifs we think this is probably a design for more competent crocheters due to the construction.

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Free lace shawl crochet pattern

If you're someone who likes to keep covered on the beach, then this free lace shawl crochet pattern is a lovely classy design that is great for just throwing over your shoulders after a swim in the sea. It's also large enough that you could also wear it as a sarong too! However you plan on wearing it, you'll love hooking up the repeated lace diamond pattern!

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Candy cane beach dress crochet pattern

From its geometric zigzag stripes to its interesting square shape construction, we love everything about this beach dress crochet pattern by Pat Strong. It features tie-shoulders and a fitted waist to ensure you get a flattering fit, and as its hooked up in a cotton blend yarn it'll be light and airy enough for even the hottest summer days!

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Candy cane beach dress crochet pattern

We hope you've enjoyed this list of crochet beachwear patterns, don't forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you're looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.


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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