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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My hands can do this --- Swimwear Cover Up


This summer vacation - having lots of fun and play for kids to enjoy while under the sun, is the exciting time they always look forward to after their schooldays. Swimming is a nice way of enjoying the summer time. Kids, not only adults, like to wear their favorite bathing suit to beat the summer heat while in a beach or ordinary swimming pool.  This swimwear cover up is cute and simply designed to wear for your small child to cover her wet, cold body temporarily after taking a dip in the swimming pool, or while just taking a walk around the area with her bathing suit on.


 Swimwear Cover Up (a)


Swimwear Cover Up (b)

  
Swimwear Cover Up (c)


  *SWIMWEAR COVER UP
   

Materials:
(2) Caron Simply Soft , 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz (lt country peach 9737)
(1) Caron Simply Soft , 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz (baby brights ombre)
      crochet hook size – F5 /  3.75mm


Measurements:               Child                              Project

Age of Child –                2 years and 7 months
Height –                          36 inches                             
Shoulder –                      10 inches                          10 inches
Waist –                            20 inches                          23 inches
Hips –                             21 inches                           23 inches
Neck to Knee                 18 inches                           13.5 inches

Level of Difficulty - easy
Stitch Abbreviations:
(ch)    chain                                                             
(sc)     single crochet
(dc)     double crochet
(hdc)   half-double crochet
(tr)      treble crochet
(sl st)  slip stitch     
(sp)     space
(dec)   decrease
(YO)   yarn over

Special Instructions:
(dec) – decrease -  (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook.)
(tr) – treble crochet – YO twice and insert in next (sc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops thrice.
(hdc) – half-double crochet – YO and insert hook in same (sc). Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook.


Note: Always count all the stitches before going to the next round.

Instructions: 
First Side – Light Country Peach
1st Rnd – Make 77 (ch). (Dc) on 8th (ch) from hook.  [2 (Ch) and skip 2 (ch). (Dc) on next (ch)]   22X.  Make 2 (ch) and skip last 2 (ch). (Dc) on beginning (ch).  Turn around.
Result – 25 (dc) and 24 (2 ch-sp)

2nd to 25th Rnd – Make 5 (ch).  *Skip  (2 ch-sp) and (dc) on next (dc).  [2 (Ch) and skip next  (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 22X. Make 2 (ch) and skip 2 (ch). (Dc) on 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch). Make 5 (ch). Turn around.*  Repeat from * to * 24X.
Result -  25 (dc) and 24 (2 ch-sp)

26th Rnd – Make 3 (ch). Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dc) on next (dc). [2 (Ch) and skip (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 21X.  2 (Ch), skip (2 ch-sp), and (dec)-- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip 2 (ch), and insert hook on 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook). Make (ch) and then turn around.
Result – 21 (dc), 22 (2 ch-sp), and 2 (dec)

27th Rnd -  (Sl st) on (dec) and make 2 (ch) on same (sp). Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) -- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip  (2 ch-sp), and insert hook on next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook). [2 (Ch) and skip (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 17X.  2 (Ch), skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) - (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook on next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  YO, skip (2 ch-sp) and insert hook on top of (dec). Pull up loop and draw through all 4 loops on hook). Make (ch) and then turn around.
Result – 17 (dc), 18 (2 ch-sp), and 2 (dec)

28th Rnd – (Sl st) on (dec) and make 2 (ch) on same (sp). Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) -- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip  (2 ch-sp), and insert hook on next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook). [2 (Ch) and skip (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 13X.  2 (Ch), skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) -- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO, skip (2 ch-sp) and insert hook on top of (dec). Pull up loop and draw through all 4 loops on hook). Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 13 (dc), 14 (2 ch-sp), and 2 (dec)

29th Rnd -  (Sl st) on (dec) and make 2 (ch) on same (sp). Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) -- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook on next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook). [2 (Ch) and skip (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 9X.  2 (Ch), skip (2 ch-sp), and  (dec) - (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  YO, skip (2 ch-sp) and insert hook on top of (dec). Pull up loop and draw through all 4 loops on hook). Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 9 (dc),  10 (2 ch-sp). and 2 (dec)

30th Rnd – (Sl st) on (dec) and make 2 (ch) on same (sp). Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) -- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook on next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook). [2 (Ch) and skip (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 5X.  2 (Ch), skip (2 ch-sp), and  (dec) - (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  YO, skip (2 ch-sp) and insert hook on top of (dec). Pull up loop and draw through all 4 loops on hook). Extend an extra yarn, cut, and tie it twice.  
Result – 5 (dc), 6 (2 ch-sp), and 2 (dec)  

Back Side – Light Country Peach
1st Rnd – Make 77 (ch). (Dc) on 8th (ch) from hook.  [2 (Ch) and skip 2 (ch). (Dc) on next (ch)]   22X.  Make 2 (ch) and skip last 2 (ch). (Dc) on  beginning (ch).  Turn around.
Result – 25 (dc) and 24 (2 ch-sp)

2nd to 25th Rnd – Make 5 (ch).  *Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dc) on next (dc).  [2 (Ch) and skip next (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 22X. Make 2 (ch) and skip 2 (ch). (Dc) on 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch).  Make 5 (ch).  Turn around.*  Repeat from * to * 24X. Don’t cut the yarn yet.
Result -  25 (dc) and 24 (2 ch-sp)

Connecting Both Sides
First Side – Light Country Peach
At the 25th Rnd of the BACK SIDE and using the same yarn color, 2 (ch), insert the hook into the end of 25th Rnd of the FRONT SIDE, pull a loop and (sl st). Make 2 (ch), insert the hook into the end of 24th Rnd of the BACK and (sl st). Make 2 (ch), insert the hook into the end of 24th Rnd of the FRONT SIDE, and (sl st).  It’s like a zigzag.  Do the same procedure for the  succeeding rounds until you reach the last round.
Last Rnd - Make 2 (ch), insert the hook on the 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch) of BACK SIDE, and (sl st). Make 2 (ch), insert the hook on the 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch) of FRONT SIDE, and (sl st). Extend an extra yarn, cut, and tie it twice.

Second Side – Light Country Peach
Get another end of the yarn and tie it on the end of 25th Rnd of the FRONT SIDE twice. (Sl st) and make 2 (ch) on same (sp). Insert the hook into the 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch) of 25th Rnd of the BACK SIDE and (sl st).  Make 2 (ch), insert the hook into the end of 24th Rnd of FRONT SIDE, and (sl st). Make 2 (ch), insert the hook into the end of 24th Rnd of the BACK SIDE, and (sl st). Do the same procedure as the FIRST SIDE until you reach the last round.

Last Rnd - Make 2 (ch), insert the hook on the 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch) of FRONT SIDE, and (sl st). Make 2 (ch), insert the hook on the 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch) of BACK SIDE. Extend an extra yarn, cut, and tie it twice.


Edging
Upper Side - Baby Brights Ombre
1st Rnd – Facing the FRONT SIDE, tie the other end of the yarn on top of (dec) right side twice. (Sl st) on same (sp) and hide the excess yarn as you crochet. 3 (Sc) on (2 ch-sp). [Skip (dc). 3 (Sc) on next (2 ch-sp)] 5X. [Skip (dec) and 2 (sc) on next (2 ch-sp)] 4X.  2 (Sc) on first (dec).  2 (Sc) on next (2 ch-sp) (zigzag part). [Skip (dc) and 2 (sc) on next (2 ch-sp)] 24X.  2 (Sc) on next (2 ch-sp) (zigzag).  2 (Sc) on first (dec). [Skip (dec) and 2 (sc) on next (2 ch-sp)] 4X. Skip (dec). (Sl st) on beginning (sc).
Result –  90 (sc)

2nd Rnd  (Dc), 4 (tr), and (dc) on next (sc). (Sl st) on next (sc). These stitches become   petal design counted as one . [Skip next (sc). (Dc), 4 (tr), and (dc) on next (sc). (Sl st) on next (sc)] 5X.  Don’t cut the yarn yet.  Let it hang or you may want to proceed to the making of a tie and tassel below.
Result – 6 petals

Bottom Side - Baby Brights Ombre
1st Rnd - Tie another end of the yarn twice on the last stitch made in the 1st Rnd (Front Side) right side. Hide the excess yarns as you crochet. (Sl st) and 3 (sc) on (2 ch-sp). Skip (dc). [3 (Sc) on next (2 ch-sp) and skip (dc)] 49X. (Sl st) on the beginning (sc).
Result -  150 (sc)

2nd Rnd – (Hdc), 3 (dc), and (hdc) on next (sc). (Sl st) on next (sc). These stitches become   petal design counted as one . [Skip next (sc). (Hdc), 3 (dc), and (hdc) on next (sc). (Sl st) on next (sc)] 49X. (Sl st) on the beginning (hdc). Extend an extra yarn, cut, and tie it twice. Hide the excess yarn.
Result – 50 petals

Making of a Tie (2) – Baby Brights Ombre
Pick up the yarn where you left in the 2nd Rnd (Edging-Upper Side). Make 80 (ch). Extend an extra yarn and cut, but don’t tighten it.  Tie another end of the yarn at the end of the first half flower twice and hide the excess yarn as you crochet.  (Sl st) and make 80 (ch).  Extend an extra yarn and cut, but don’t tighten it.
Making of a Tassel (2) – Baby Brights Ombre
Wrap the yarn around your 4 fingers 5X and then cut.  Hold the center and carefully remove the yarns from your fingers. Insert them into the loop end of the chain and fold to center them. Tighten it very well and tie it thrice.  Tie it again thrice around the strands below the chain. Cut the ends evenly.  



Swimwear Cover Up (d)
  

Swimwear Cover Up (e)


Swimwear Cover Up (f)


Swimwear Cover Up (g)


*This project was featured also in my crochet designer’s profile as “Child’s Swim Suit Cover Up” on All Free Crochet  and posted #4  in Top Children Projects.   This same project has been included in an ebook entitled “16 Summer Crochet Patternssince last April 30, 2013 and  listed as #2 in Top Seasonal Crochet Projects of What’s Hot dated May 22, 2013.  It's also listed as #1 among my Top Crochet Projects.  Please note this ranking is not permanent.  Thank you very much to all viewers.


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15 comments :

  1. The little girl is so adorable and so is the coverup

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  2. This little girl is a natural! I love the photos and of course the cover up is pretty awesome too! ;0)

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  3. This is adorable. Do you have instructions to make it a little larger. My grandlittles are 5 & 9 and this would be perfect for the summer. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you very much for the compliment. I'm very glad you like the project. May I request you to send me the sizes of your grandkids as per the measurements given above? I will try to make this same kind of project based on your grandkids' measurements. Please leave your email address and I will send the instructions to you directly. Just give me enough time.

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  4. Your model is adorable and the cover up isn't bad either LOL Great idea for summer

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  5. Your daughter is absolutely adorable!!! What sass! My daughter is about to be 8, I too would like to know the adjustments to this pattern for her age/size. I always hate her running around in her little two piece and this cover up is so cute!

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    1. Hello Melissa. Thank you very much for the compliment. I started this pattern by measuring the actual body parts I indicated above. Divide them into 2 since there are 2 sides to make (front & back). For the horizontal side, make the number of stitches for the front side first, measure it, and compare with your daughter's actual size. Provide an allowance and this will vary depending on the actual body size. Do the same with the back side. Please don't forget that the stitches to be made to connect both sides will also provide an allowance. For the vertical side, this will vary depending on how tall your daughter is. The measurement from the neck to the knee will determine the number of rounds you have to make before you do the 5 rounds of decreasing stage to shape the upper front side. You have to try it on her as you continue crocheting to get the exact fitting. I hope you will be able to make it. Enjoy crocheting.

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  6. love this! thank you for sharing!!! adorable model really rocks this cover_up

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  7. I love this project, and your little model is so cute! I have two granddaughters who are 5 years old that I want to make this for. Could I get instructions for this in a size five? I would really appreciate it.

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    1. Hello. Thank you very much for your compliment. You have almost the same request as Melissa who wrote last May 1. The pattern for different sizes will vary depending on the actual body measurements as I indicated above. For the horizontal side, make stitches for the front side first, measure it, and compare with the actual size of your granddaughters. This will be your gauge to determine if the size will cover half of the body of your granddaughter. Be sure to provide another stitch allowances for both sides to provide space for fitting on when they are already connected. For the vertical side, continue doing the stitches until you reach the same length as the height of your granddaughters. The measurement from the neck to the knee will determine how many rounds of stitches you have to make before you do the 5 rounds of decreasing stage to shape the upper front side. Do the same procedure for the back side, but only up to the last stage where you don't need to make the decreasing pattern. Follow the instructions for connecting both sides, edging part, and making of tie and tassel. Remember, you have to try it on your granddaughters as you continue crocheting to get the exact fitting. I hope you will be able to make it. Enjoy crocheting.

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    2. Hello, I posted today the instruction for an age 5 child. I hope the body measurement of my granddaughter fits your granddaughter's. Happy crocheting!

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  8. I sånt to dö this. Can i have the Craft in swedidh. Love you Anna-Karin. Otherwise i'lö Yeh i

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  9. Hello. I'm glad you like this crochet pattern, Anna-Karin. You can see at the right-top side above the "About Me" section, the "Translate" button. Just type in your native language you want and this project instructions can be translated already. Thank you. Love u2 Mei Lian.

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  10. Love the design ,good luck to your blog and thanks for sharing your great ideas.

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    1. Thank you very much. I greatly appreciate your compliment. Have a great day. Enjoy crocheting.

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