Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Beach Cover Up
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: L0145

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 35 (39, 42, 46, 49) in. (89 (99, 106.5, 117, 124.5) cm) Finished Length 30 (30 1/2, 31, 31, 31) in. (76 (77.5, 78.5, 78.5, 78.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-123 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Seaspray

Medium sky blue


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 30.76
Alternative Quantity: 5, 5, 6, 7
Note: (A)

830-099 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Almond

Cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1, 1
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
14 sc + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.
sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

(Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop) twice.

Yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Cover Up is worked in 2 pieces, the Back and the Front.

The shoulders and sides are seamed, leaving 6 in.

(15 cm) open at lower side edges for side slits.
2.

The Back and Front are identical except for neck shaping
3.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the st.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With A, ch 63 (69, 75, 81, 87).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 62 (68, 74, 80, 86) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout this pattern), turn, sk first 2 sts, 3 tr in next st, *sk next 2 sts, 3 tr in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk next st, tr in last st - 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) 3-tr groups at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 23 in.

(58.5 cm) from beg; end with a WS row (Row 2).

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.



Shape Armholes
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 3 sts, sc in next st and each st across to last 3 sts; leave last 3 sts unworked - 56 (62, 68, 74, 80) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), turn, sk first 2 sts, 3 tr in next st, *sk next 2 sts, 3 tr in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk next st, tr in last st - 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) 3-tr groups at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures for 3 (3 1/2, 4, 4, 4) in.

(7.5 (9, 10, 10, 10) cm) from beg of armhole shaping; end with a WS row (Row 2).

Change to B in last st of last row to begin working the yoke.
Yoke (Upper Portion of Cover Up)
Next Row: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last row until B portion measures 4 in.

(10 cm).
Fasten off.
FRONT
Work same as Back until 1 in.

(2.5 cm) of yoke (B portion) has been completed.
Note: Shoulders are worked one at a time.



Shape First Shoulder
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 26 (29, 32, 35, 38) sts, sc2tog; leave rem sts unworked - 27 (30, 33, 36, 39) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each sc across - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38) sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 25 (28, 31, 34, 37) sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Rep last row until piece is same length as Back.

Fasten off.



Shape Second Shoulder
From RS, join B with sl st in first st left unworked following first shoulder.
Next Row: Ch 1, beg in same st as join, sc2tog, sc in each sc across - 27 (30, 33, 36, 39) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38) sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each sc across - 25 (28, 31, 34, 37) sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Rep last row until piece measures same length as first shoulder.

Fasten off.

FINISHING
Beg at armhole edge, seam shoulders for 4 (4 1/4, 4 1/2, 4 3/4, 5) in.

(10 (11, 11.5, 12, 12.5) cm).

Seam sides, beg at armhole and leaving 6 in.

(15 cm) open at lower edge for slit.



Armhole Edging
Note: If desired, work one or more sc2tog on Rnd 2 of edging to shape armhole.
From RS, join B with sl st at underarm.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around armhole edge; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Rep edging around other armhole.



Lower Edging
From RS, and working across opposite side of foundation ch, join B with sl st in any ch along lower back edge.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around lower edge to side slit, work 3 sc in same sp at 'corner' of slit, sc evenly to top of slit, work sc3tog at top of slit, sc evenly to 2nd lower 'corner' of slit, work 3 sc in corner, continue around lower edge, working second slit in same way, at end of rnd, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working slits as before, join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.



Neck Edging
From RS, join B with sl st in back neck edge.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around neck edge to front neck split, work 3 sc in same sp at 'corner' of slit, sc evenly to base of slit, work sc3tog in each 'corner' at base of slit, continue around neck edge, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working neck split as before; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
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ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet


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