Crochet: Toddler Swim Cover


I am excited to share with you this fun pattern! I bought a whole bunch of Cotton yarn to make swim covers for my girls months ago... and like normal I got side tracked. Well, now that they are turning into fantastic swimmers, I decided it was time! This turned out so cute and it was really quick to make. This pattern will  fit a size 18-3T. My girls are 2.5 and these will fit this year and next! For a smaller and larger size you can use a smaller or larger hook. If you have any questions feel free to ask or email me at thislovelylifeblogger@gmail.com

Supplies:
Cotton worsted weight yarn- I used Sugar n' Cream and had to use one and a half skeins
Size L hook
Tapestry needle

Stitches:
CH- chain
DC- double crochet
SC- single crochet
SS- slip stitch                          

Note: the body of the cover is done with *DC, CH 1* repeated across to get the open spaces.

Instructions:
Leaving a really long tail before your slip knot, CH 32.
Rnd 1: DC in 5th chain from hook, *CH 1, DC in next* Repeat to end of round. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 2-15: DC on top of previous DC, *CH 1, DC* Repeat to end. CH 3 and turn.
Now you will be working the shoulder:
Rnd 16: *DC, CH 1* 5 times ending with another DC. CH 2 (only two this time) and turn.
Rnd 17: DC on top of previous DC, *CH 1, DC* to end. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 18-19: *DC, CH 1* 4 times to end. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 20: *DC, CH 1* 5 times with last two placed together in the last st. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 21: *DC, CH 1* to end. Tie off.
Now working other shoulder:
Tie yarn onto outside of round 15.
Rnd 16: CH 3, *DC, CH 1* 5 times. CH 2 (only two this time) and turn.
Rnd 17: DC on top of previous DC, *CH 1, DC* to end. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 18-19: *DC, CH 1* 4 times to end. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 20: *DC, CH 1* 5 times with last two placed together in the last st. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 21: *DC, CH 1* to end. CH 7, continue across other shoulder *DC, CH 1* to end. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 22-35: *DC, CH 1* to end, ending with a DC. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 36: *DC, CH 1* to end, ending with a DC. Tie off and leave a really long tail. You will use it and the beginning chain tail to stitch up the sides.
Using your tapestry needle, stitch the sides together, making sure you are lining it up correctly, and ending 2 rows under the neckline. Weave in ends. This will give you armholes.
Tie yarn onto one of the hem side seams and CH 3.
Rnd 37: *5 DC into the next CH 1 space. SS on top of next DC* repeat around for a scallop edge. Tie off and weave in ends.

TA- DA! Wasn't that easy???




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3 comments :

  1. I love this little suit cover, however I'm lost on 21. Where do I go from the ch 7. I'm a beginner and just can't figure it out.

    Thank you,
    Tammy

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    1. I'm glad you like it! The ch7 is the neckline so you will pick up on the other shoulder piece. This leaves an open square in the middle for your cuties head!

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  2. Thank you so much for explaining it. I hope it comes out as pretty as yours......

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