sea breeze cover up dress


Well, the Little Girl Summer Top was such a success, and because a lot of you asked for an adult size pattern, here is the Sea Breeze Cover-Up.

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You can purchase the easily printable pdf version of this pattern here.

This pattern is for sizes S, M,  L, XL, and XXL but you can use the tips from the Little Girl Summer Top and make it in bigger sizes if you want.

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  • Yarn weight Fingering 
  • Crochet hook
    • 4 mm (G size)


The final measurements for the bust circumference of the dress are

  • S – 86 cm,
  • M – 96cm,
  • L – 106cm,
  • XL – 116cm,
  • XXL – 126cm

I designed this pattern to fit the standard measurements of the bust.

These measurements are taken without stretching.

How Much Yarn do you need:

  • S – 160 grams / 760 m / 830 yds
  • M – 170 grams / 810 m / 880 yds
  • L – 194 grams / 920 m / 1000 yds


18 dc = 10 cm (4″)

8 rows = 10 cm (4″)


  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Inc – increase ( 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in the same st on the solid row, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc on the filet st row)
  • Dec – decrease ( 1 dc, skip 3 sts, 1 dc)

We will work this Sea Breeze Cover Up from the neck to the bottom.


Start: 160 (180, 200, 220, 232) sts 

Mark the middle stitch and sl st to join the end of the chain with the beginning.

little girl summer top foundation chain

Row 1

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in each st to the center (the marked stitch). In the marked st 1 inc* (as I explained it above in the abbreviations section), 1 dc in each st until the last one.

In the last st make 2 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, and then sl st with the first dc.

little girl summer top first top

Row 2

Ch 4, [skip the next st, 1 dc, ch 1] – repeat to the center. In the 3 ch space from the center make one inc* but for the filet row as I explained above.

Continue with ch 1, 1 dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 dc in the next. Repeat until the ch 3 space at the end of the row. Here in the chain 3 space, make 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, and sl st with the 3rd st of the starting chain.

Row 3

Repeat row 2

Row 4 

Repeat row 1

After the first 4 rows, we will work the back and front separately to form the armhole.

Counting from the center point:

  • S – count 33 sts on the left and 33 on the right, also on the back and front side. Mark the st number 33
  • M – 37 sts
  • L –  40 sts
  • XL – 44 sts
  • XXL – 47 sts

little girl summer top

You can purchase the easily printable pdf version of this pattern here.

I let the pictures from the Little Girl Summer top as the procedure is the same, only that we work with more stitches.

For all sizes

Row 5 front side

Working on the right side, begin with the marked stitch and start your row in double crochet stitch.

Make 1 dc in each st to the center. Inc in the ch 3 space, 1 dc in each st to the second marked stitch. Ch 4 and turn.

Row 6 front side

Skip the next st, 1 dc in the next, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the next. Repeat to the center point. 1 inc in the center.

Then continue with the stitch pattern to the end of the row.

Row 7 front side

Repeat row 6

Row 8 front side

Repeat row 5

Repeat the 4 rows until you have:

  • S – 15 rows in total
  • M – 16 rows
  • L – 18 rows
  • XL – 18 rows
  • XXL – 19 rows

Repeat the same with the backside.


Row 16 (17, 19, 19, 20)

At this row, we will join the back and front on the side edges and we will continue to work in rounds.

Begin your work on one side and make sure you are on the right side.

Work the row as normal until you get to the other side edge. Here join with the back.

Continue the row to the end and here join with the front side.

Row 17 (18, 20, 20, 21)

Slip st 2 sts, then start the row as normal. When you get to the side edge make a decrease ( skip 4 sts from the middle) continue with the stitch pattern to the end of the row.

At the end of the row decrease again, skip 4 sts then sl st.

Below you can find the stitch chart with the decrease on the sides

Sea Breeze Cover Up decrease chart

Continue working like this until you get to the desired length.


You can purchase the easily printable pdf version of this pattern here.

For S the Sea Breeze Cover Up has 70 cm length and I made 43 rows in total but is up to you how many rows you want to make depending on the desired length

I love it. This dress is my favorite until now. It’s easy, fast, and looking so great.

Below, you find the video tutorial for the Little Girl Summer top.

Follow the steps but begin with the number of sts that you need for the adult size of the dress.

Hope you will like this pattern too and don’t forget to enjoy crochet and everything that you make with passion.