Beach Breeze Summer Cover-Up Kimono Top by Sweet Softies

Beach Breeze Summer Cover-Up Kimono Top

by Sweet Softies
April 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
in dc
6.0 mm (J)
720 - 1200 yards (658 - 1097 m)
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The Beach Breeze Kimono Top is a short-sleeved cardigan that is perfect for the warmer Spring and Summer seasons! It works beautifully as a lacy swimsuit cover-up. You can also wear it as a light shrug over a casual tank and shorts, or pair it with a summer dress! The finishing directions also allows for an alternative “poncho” (pullover top or tunic) style with open sides with seamed front and back pieces.

This kimono top adds a beautiful pop of color and lace texture to any outfit. The shell stitch that is used in this pattern is repetitive and simple to get the hang of, making this cover-up a quick and easy project. Length on this stretch fabric can easily be increased by blocking, or by crocheting additional rows. Crochet this beautiful and versatile beach cover up as a lovely gift, or for yourself!


Finished Measurement:
Directions are for size XS/S. Changes for M/L and XL/XXL are written in parentheses.
Piece measures approximately 40 (46, 52)” around bust, and a length of 25”. (Length is easily adjustable by adding additional rows.)

Easy / Familiar Beginner ★★☆☆☆
Requires familiarity with the stitches used (below), and sewing pieces together.

Stitches/Terms (US Terms):
Ch: chain
Dc: double crochet
Sk: skip
Sp: space


  • 2 (2, 3) skeins Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball® Yarn or similar medium weight (4) yarn. (Note: I used approximately 720 yards of the color ‘Jade Pool’ for XS/S.)
  • 6.00 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors


This pattern is © 2019 Sweet Softies ( For personal use only. You may not copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my website. No wholesale.* (@SweetSofties)