I can’t wait to wear on the sea side this Summer Granny Squares Beach Cover Up Dress.
I enjoyed making this dress and have to be honest, is the first piece of garment that I made with squares.
I would say that this dress is easy to make. The squares are only 4 rows and you join them as you go. Work in only one piece, no sewing.
Last week I posted the Summer Granny Square ,but I will repeat the pattern here too, just to have all information in one single place.
This pattern is for sizes S, M and L.
I used mercerized cotton size 5 ( I know from you after summer crocheted vest, that is a little difficult to find, but you can use any cotton thread if you get to the same size of the square), the green one and a simple cotton the white one.
D.M.C Petra Crochet Thread was the most similar that I founded with the green one. I have this thread from Romania, from a local store.
The white one is called Durable Glan Cotton 8 and is a vintage cotton thread.
I used 2.5 mm crochet hook ( B 1/2)
One square has in diagonal 11 cm.
Abbreviations used in this pattern
- Ch – chain
- Sc – single crochet
- Dc – double crochet
- dc2tog – 2 dc cluster
- dc3tog – 3 dc cluster
- dc 4 tog – 4 dc cluster
- St(s) – stitch(es)
A group of 2, 3 or 4 dc worked together.
Yarn over, insert the hook into the 1st st, yarn over pull out a loop, yarn over, pull the yarn trough the first 2 loops. Repeat 2, 3 or 4 times as pattern requires. Yarn over and pull the yarn trough all loops on your hook.
Now that we know all these, let’s start.
Make a magic ring and ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, [4 dc, ch 3] – repeat the [ ] 3 times, to the end of the row. Sl st with the 3rd st of the starting ch. Pull the yarn to close the ring.
Ch 3, dc3tog on the top of the 3 dc from the previous round, ch 3.
Corner ( in the 3 ch space from the previous round):
dc 2 tog, ch 3, dc 2 tog, ch 3
[ dc4tog, ch 3, (dc 2 tog, ch 3, dc 2 tog, ch 3) – corner] – repeat 2 more times to the end of the round. Sl st with the 3rd st of the starting ch.
Ch 1, 1 sc in the next st (the joining st of the cluster from the previous round), ch 3
[dc2tog, ch 3] – repeat 3 more times (4 dc2tog in total)
[1 sc in the next st, ch 3, [dc2 tog, ch 3] 4 times] repeat 2 more times to the end of the round. Sl st with the ch 1 from beginning.
Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st. Ch 5, 1 sc in the next 3 ch space, ch 5.
Corner: 1 sc in the next ch 3 space, ch 5, 1 sc in the next space, ch 7, 1 sc in the same space, ch 5, 1 sc in the next space.
[(Ch 5, 1 sc in the next space)× 2, ch 5, *corner] × 3 times, ch 5, sl st with the ch 1 at the beginning.
Now let’s see how we will join the squares. We will call first square A and second one B.
Make the first 3 rounds of the square B. Begin the round 4 but only until you get to the corner. In the 3 chain space from the corner chain 3 (instead of 7).
Grab the square A, and join B with A corner with 1 sc ( make sure that A is on the wrong side).
Ch 3 and 1 sc in the same 3 ch space from the corner of B.
Ch 2 and join with one sc with the next ch 3 apace of the A.
Ch 2, 1 sc in the next 3 ch space of the B.
And continue like this until the next corner. On the corners proceed the same as on the first corner:
Ch 3, join with one sc with the corner of the A. Ch 3, 1 sc in the same ch 3 space of the B.
After you finish joining continue the 4th row on B as usual.
Now that we know how to make the squares and how to join them, is time for the dress.
First, these are the sketches for the sizes S, M and L.
Here on size M you can let the blue squares of the top or of you feel that the brace will be to close you can remove them.
We will begin from the top and join the squares as you see in the pictures above. Join the squares for front and back and then just continue adding squares until you get to the desires length.
After getting to the desired length make the brace.
Start from one up corner and chain 60 ( or the number of stitches that you need), then join the chain with the opposite corner.
Work on one side of the chain: 1 sc in the first 5 sts, 1 picot (ch 3, join with a sl st with the last sc you’ve made). Repeat to the end of the row.
Turn on the other side of the chain and work the same.
To finish the summer granny square beach cover up dress, add a border in sc. Make the same number of sc as the ch sts that space have ( 5 sc more often).
And this was it. The beach cover up dress is ready for sun and sand ??.
On second week of June I’ll be in vacation and I will send you more pictures with a proper background ???.
Bellow, as usual you can find the video tutorial on how you can make this dress.
Hope you liked this pattern too and can wait to share more with you.