Summer is finally here and with it comes trips to the beach for many. Even those who aren’t planning a beach vacation may spend time this summer at the lake or river, basking in the wonderful sunshine and having an amazing time on the water. So, you know what that means, right? It means that it’s time to get those knitting needles and crochet hooks out and start making some beach essentials, and I’ve got just the list of essentials that will make this summer’s beach trip amazing.
From bathing suits and cover ups to floppy hats and large tote bags, there are so many things that you can knit or crochet to take along on your wonderful beach vacation, or that weekend trip to the lake. Whether you’re looking to crochet your own monokini or you want a huge tote bag that will easily hold all of those sunglasses and sunscreen bottles that we moms tend to tote along, there is definitely a project in this list for you. Many of these are so easy that you can finish them in one day, which means you have time to make plenty of essentials before your beach trip arrives. And, if you need a beach blanket, here’s a wonderful list of quick and easy crochet blanket patterns for beginners.
I love the water. Whether I’m spending the weekend at the lake, which we do quite often during the summer, or planning that once a year beach vacation – since I’m not lucky enough to actually live at the beach – I look so forward to summer every year just to be near the water. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or just a little girls’ getaway, those beach essentials are a must and they can be a bit expensive. Of course, they’re not expensive if you make them yourself, which is what this collection is all about. There are some beautiful patterns for shorts and tops in here too, that are perfect for wearing to the beach. And while you’re looking for new things to crochet or knit, be sure to check out these 100 crochet patterns for beginners.
If you’re planning a trip to the beach this summer, or you just want a new crochet or knitting pattern to occupy your afternoons, this is a good collection of patterns. There are so many options and so many different patterns with beautiful designs, all just waiting for you to make them for your summer adventures.
16. Easy Crochet Floppy Beach Hat
17. Vintage Crochet Bikini And Matching Totes
This vintage bikini comes straight from the 1970s. It’s an old McCall’s pattern and it’s just as stylish now as it was in 1972 when it came out. I love the matching tote and the entire project, both pieces, is really easy to crochet. You don’t need to know any fancy stitches and this entire set will only take you a couple of hours or so to complete.
18. Party By The Pool Crochet Swimsuit Cover
This Party By The Pool cover up is perfect for the beach or just lazing by the pool. It’s got a great open weave that is pretty easy to crochet depending on your skill level. It’s listed as an intermediate project and is available in sizes from small to 5XL. If you want a really nice lightweight cover up that is stylish and somewhat easy to work up, this is a good one to do.
19. Knit One Piece Swimsuit
Here is a great one piece swimsuit that you can knit easily in just a few hours. Note that since the suit is 100 percent cotton, it is recommended that you don’t get it wet, since it may shrink. But, you could change the yarn or even just use this one for hanging out at the Tiki bar or something if you don’t want to swim in it.
20. Simple One Piece Crochet Swimsuit
This one piece swimsuit that you can easily crochet is known as a monokini. It looks like a bikini but it has a decorative piece in the front that joins the two pieces together so technically, it’s a one piece. It’s a pretty easy swimsuit to crochet and shouldn’t take you longer than a couple of hours to finish.
21. Knit Pullover Swimsuit Cover
This great cover up is a single piece that you pull over your head to wear. It’s listed as an easy project for beginning knitters and is an absolutely beautiful piece to take along on your beach vacation. The length is pretty long so it will perfectly cover those swim suits and it’s stylish enough to wear on out to the restaurant for lunch if you don’t want to run back to the room to change.
22. Crochet Rio Bikini And Cover Up
This little bikini is perfect for tropical vacations and the cover up is really adorable. It’s a short t-shirt styled cover that you pull over your head and it has a great open and airy design that makes it perfect for the beach. This is more for experienced crochet enthusiasts and has a few complicated stitches but overall it’s a pretty easy project and one that works up quickly.
23. Knit Striped Bikini And Matching Shorts
This bikini top and matching shorts is really adorable and you can knit it up in no time. The stripes are really beach worthy although you can do this in a plain color or however you like. You won’t even need a cover up when you have shorts that perfectly match your top and this is a great set for getting out on a boat when maybe you’re not going to swim but you still want to look the part.
24. Easy Crochet Sea Breeze Top
This top tells you by the name that it is perfect for that upcoming beach trip. The Sea Breeze top is a tank that is really lightweight and is perfect for walks along the beach. You can work this one up in just a few hours and the pattern is listed as easy for beginners so no matter what your crochet skill level, you can make and wear this one this summer.
25. Crochet Beach Shorts Cover Up
These crochet shorts are too gorgeous and really easy to crochet. The pattern is a bit lacy and sort of looks like seashells, so they’re perfect for wearing to the beach. They would be great for taking walks along the beach or heading to the pool from your room. The pattern is pretty easy to follow and you can get it on Etsy for less than $5.
26. Pineapple Lace Crochet Cover Up
I love the pineapple lace pattern on this cover up and it makes it perfect if you are heading somewhere tropical this summer. This is a great cover up for your favorite bikini or you could wear it as a lightweight cardigan over a sundress. It’s very versatile and super easy to work up.
27. Breezy Lace Knit Cover Up
Here’s another great cover up. This one is knitted and the design is gorgeous. It looks like a dress and can be worn as such if you prefer. You could easily wear this one from the pool to a restaurant and it’s pretty easy to knit, too. It’s knit from the top down with increasing rounds every four repeats. It’s a lovely cover up that has a soft flare at the bottom and a gentle drape.
28. Easy Crochet Sunflower Bikini
This sunflower bikini is pretty easy to work up and it is absolutely stunning when it’s finished. The straps feature wooden beads, which you could leave off if you wanted. The entire bikini can be worked up in just a few hours and is sure to be the most unique bathing suit on the beach. If you want something that’s pretty easy to crochet and something that is sure to turn heads, this is it.
29. Lined Crochet Beach Bag
I love this bag, mostly because it is lined. It’s a pretty easy beach bag to work up and did I mention the lining? You can line it with scraps of fabric that are left over from other projects. This would be a great bag for carrying sunglasses and smaller items that you don’t want to lose. Since it’s not an open design, all of your essentials will stay neatly in place.
30. Easy Ursula Crochet Cover Up
This Ursula cover up is really unique and really easy to crochet. You’ll need to know basic stitches and will be working through back loops and with seaming. Overall, it’s not difficult at all to create and it is a stunningly unique cover up that isn’t like anything else you’ve ever crocheted. You’ll need about 1,000 yards of yarn and it may take you a couple of hours to complete this one, but it’s definitely all worth it when you see the end result.