Beachy crochet mesh crop top free pattern + video

Beach crochet crop top free pattern & video
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Channel your inner beach goddess with this easy-to-crochet beach cover-up mesh crop top! Made with a simple one-twist stitch throughout the entire pattern, it is easy to learn and perfect for advanced beginners.

If you’re looking for the perfect crochet beach cover, that is also a crop top with a mesh finish, then this pattern embodies all the above with its lightweight, breathable design and a fun twist stitch pattern.

The long sleeves offer a touch of sun protection for your arms, making it ideal for those extended beach days. This crochet beach cover-up is a free pattern made for sizes ranging from XS all the way up to 5XL, making it a great choice for every body type.

It is also easily adjustable and if visual learning is your thing, then watch the full video tutorial available on my YouTube channel.

And for those who prefer hassle-free step-by-step instructions and an ad-free experience, grab the printable PDF written pattern version from my shop or save it to your Ravelry queue for later. 

 

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Design Inspiration

 

beach crochet crop top 1

This breezy crochet mesh top transitions seamlessly from a beach cover-up to a summer festival crop top, making it your must-have summer wardrobe staple. 

Crafted with lightweight yarn, the breathable lace stitchwork ensures you stay cool on sunny days while promoting airflow to keep you comfortable in the warm weather.

crochet beach crop top free pattern & Video_2

This versatile top is your ideal companion for lounging by the pool, spending carefree hours at the beach, or dancing under the warm summer sun at music festivals.

Pair it with your favorite shorts or jeans for a breezy, effortless summer outfit that keeps you cool and stylish throughout the hot summer days.

Learn how to work up the Twist stitch and it’ll be your new favorite one.

For more crochet crop tops, check out our list of fun and free crochet crop top patterns here:

Construction

 

crochet beach crop top

This pattern is worked top down in a simple construction of 2 matching rectangles for the body panel and 2 longer rectangles for the sleeves. This versatile design and simple pattern are easily adjustable to any size, ensuring a perfect fit for every body type.

This pattern starts off with a multiple of 4 chains to create the desired width that should fit half your bust measurement or chest circumference. You may also refer to the measurement chart below.

The sleeves follows the same pattern, starting from the width row while working towards the length, before being assembled together using single crochet stitches. Feel free to make it your own top by creating a short-sleeved crop top instead!

Whether you prefer a snug fit or a looser crochet cropped top, this modern look is easily adjustable to your size and preference. With the freedom to customize, you can ensure a perfect fit that flatters your figure. With the front panel matching the back, it makes it a great project for any advanced beginner.

beach crochet crop top twist stitch row set

The star of this pattern is undoubtedly the twist stitch made only with basic stitches, which adds a unique texture to your top.

Using a 4-row repeat pattern consisting of one row of single crochet, one row of twist stitch, a third row of single crochet, and lastly, a half double crochet – chain stitch row. 

And don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with the Twist stitch; the accompanying video tutorial will guide you through each step with ease. It consists of a group of 4 treble crochet stitches together, followed by 3 treble stitches on the top, and finished with a front post treble crochet stitch into the first stitch on the bottom row. 

Once mastered, you’ll be amazed at the stunning effect it creates, elevating your crochet skills to new heights.

Using a lightweight and breathable yarn by Loops and Threads, which is a fingering weight yarn made from acrylic and nylon, this yarn choice ensures that your garment is perfect for summer wear, keeping you cool and comfortable even on the hottest days.

Another great yarn option is the Comfy Fingering yarn by Knit Picks which is a cotton yarn blend. Feel free to explore other yarn blends.

I am also using a 2.5 mm crochet hook that goes really well with this yarn weight. The best yarn weight for the perfect summer top would ideally be a category 1 or fingering weight yarn to give you that light and cool finish.

As you near completion, it’s time to add the finishing touches to the neckline and bottom edging with simple stitches. 

Feeling excited? Watch the full step-by-step video tutorial below to get started:

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Tools And Materials:

tools and materials

Yarn weight: Category 1
Brand: Woolike Simili-Lane / substitute: Knit Picks Comfy Fingering
Color: Tan
Hook: 2.5 mm crochet hook
Pattern Gauge: 6.1 Twist Sts x 3 Row Set = 4 x 4 in/ 10 x 10 cm
No. yarns (skeins): XS [S/ M/ L/ XL] [2XL/ 3XL/ 4XL/ 5XL] : 2.0 [2.0/ 2.0/ 2.5/ 2.5] [3.0/ 3.0/ 3.5/ 3.5]
Total Yardage (approx.): 1241 [1404/ 1563/ 1780/ 1885] [2017/ 2175/ 2352/ 2401]
Tools: tapestry needle, measuring tape, Scissors, Stitch Markers
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner – Easy

Things to Note:

  • Prepare a pattern gauge to get the right size. You may need to adjust your tension or change the hook size to achieve the same gauge.
  • One Row Set consist of 4 rows of 1 Sc row, 1 Twist Row, 1 Sc Row and 1 (Hdc ,Ch 1, Sk 1) Row.
  • Pattern gauge consist of 3 Row Sets and 6 complete Twist St.
  • Prepare a pattern gauge to get the right size. You may need to adjust your tension or change the hook size to achieve the same gauge.
  • Pattern consist of basic Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet and Treble Crochet stitches.
  • Abbreviation page available in English US format
  • Refer to the measurement Chart below
  • Video Tutorial available here

beach crop top measurement chart

  • Pattern consists of 9 sizes.
  • Measurements above are only an estimate of the finished garment based on gauge and not body size
  • Size can be adjusted to your liking
  • If you are in between sizes, size up or measure along
  • Model is wearing size S

 

Crochet Stitches Used 

Ch – Chain(s)
Sc – Single Crochet
Slst – Slip stitch 
Hdc – Half Double Crochet 
Tr – Treble Crochet Stitch
Tr4tog – Treble Crochet four Stitches together 
SM – Stitch marker
FP – Front Post

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Beach Cover-Up / Mesh Crop Top Free Crochet Pattern

crochet beach crop top free pattern & Video

 

Instructions

 

PART 1: Body Panel

  1. Foundation RowCh 84 [100/ 112/ 124/ 136] [148/ 160/ 172/ 184], Ch 1 turn to start the next row.

    If you are customizing your own size, be sure to work in multiples of 4.

  2. Row 1: Into the 2nd Ch from hook, work a Sc St and into each Ch across, Ch 3 turn
  3. Row 2 (1st Twist St): Sk the 1st St and work a set of Tr4tog through the next 3 Sts. Ch 3 and into the top of the Tr4tog St, work 2 Tr Sts into the same St Sp. Next work 1 Tr St through the FP of the bottom (Twist) 1st Ch post.

    Watch the Step by step method here

  4. Next Twist St – Yo 4, Insert hook into the next Sc St, and work a set of Tr4tog through the next 4 Sts. With 4 loops remaining on your hook, work 1 Tr, and into the top of the Tr4tog St work 2 Tr Sts into the same St Sp, then work 1 Tr St through the FP of the bottom (Twist) 1st Tr St post.
  5. Rep Step 4 across each St. Ch 1 turn
  6. Row 3: Sc each St across, Ch 1 turn

    !! Pay attention to the 1st and last St on the Twist St row. You should have the same number of Sts as your Foundation Ch

  7. Row 4: Hdc into the 1st St, *(Ch 1, Sk 1, Hdc). Rep (*) across and work 1 more Hdc into the last St, Ch 1 turn
  8. Row 5Sc into the 1st St,*( 2 Sc through the Ch Sp, Sc on St), Rep (*) across, Ch 3 turn

    Rows 2 – 5 is a One Row Set.

  9. Next Rows: Rep Step 3 – 8 for a total of 8 [8/ 8/ 9/ 9] [9/ 10/ 10/ 10] Row Sets or adjust length to your liking.   Bind off
  10. Repeat Steps 1 – 9 and make a second piece.
 
 

PART 2: Sleeve

  1. Foundation RowCh 80 [84/ 92/ 100/ 104] [112/ 116/ 124/ 128] , Ch 1 turn to start the next row
  2. Row 1Into the 2nd Ch from hook, work a Sc St and into each Ch across, Ch 3 turn
  3. Row 2 (Twist St)Work the Twist St across, Ch 1 turn
  4. Row 3: Sc each St across, Ch 1 turn
  5. Row 4: Hdc into the 1st St, *(Ch 1, Sk 1, Hdc). Rep (*) across and work 1 more Hdc into the last St, Ch 1 turn
  6. Row 5: Sc into the 1st St,*( 2 Sc through the Ch Sp, Sc on St), Rep (*) across, Ch 3 turn
  7. Next Rows: Rep Step 3 – 6 for a total of 15 [15/ 15/ 15/ 14] [14/ 14/ 14/ 13 ] Row Sets or adjust length to your liking.
  8. Last 2 Rows: Work one more row of Hdc into the 1st St, *(Ch 1, Sk 1, Hdc). Rep (*) across and work 1 more Hdc into the last St, Ch 1, turn 
  9. Last Row: Sc across, Ch 1 to secure and bind off.
  10. Fold Sleeve WS out and place SM to secure both sides together. Sc each St on both pieces together across. Ch 1 to secure and bind off
  11. Repeat Steps 1 – 9 and make a second piece
 
 

PART 3: Assembling

  1. Place Front and Back Panel together WS out and place several SM along the sides. 
  2. First secure all 4 corners
  3. NecklineMeasure 11 [11/ 12/ 12/ 12] [12/ 13/ 13/ 14] inches or 28 [28/ 29/ 29/ 30] [30/ 32/ 33/ 34] cms using the middle of the neckline as your center point. Place a SM on both ends
  4. Seam the shoulder portion by working Sc Sts through both pcs together from the corner till the 1st SM on the neckline. Bind off and rep on the other side. 
  5. ArmholeMeasure 6.5 [7.0/ 7.5/ 8.0/ 8.5] [9.0/ 9.5/ 10/ 10.5] inches or 17 [18/ 19/ 20/ 22] [23/ 24/ 25/ 27] cms from the top down and place a SM. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Turn to the body side, and Sc both pieces together from the bottom up to the SM. Do not bind off yet.
  7. Turn Sleeve RS out and slip the underarm opening through the body piece (WS). 
  8. Secure with SM and begin to Sc both pcs together evenly across in the round. Slst to join in the round, Ch 1 to secure and bind off.
  9. Rep steps 6 – 8 on the other side. 
 
 

PART 4: Finishing touches

  1. On the RS, work Sc Sts along the neckline in the round. At the seam side, work a Sc2tog. Cont to Sc in the round and work a Sc2tog on the other seam. Slst to join and Ch 1 to secure. Bind off
  2. Turn work bottom side up (RS), and work Hdc Sts through each St in the round. Slst to join and Ch 1 to secure. Bind off
  3. Weave in all loose ends.
 
 

END

If you are looking for the tools used to make this Crochet Beach Cover up / Mesh Crop Top Pattern, I’ve listed them all right here:

♥  2.5 mm Crochet Hook
 Woolike Simili-Lane / substitute: Knit Picks Comfy Fingering
♥  Crochet Beach Cover up Pattern (Ad Free & Picture guided!)
♥ Video Tutorial

Beach Crochet Cover up, Mesh Crop Top Pattern

Channel your inner beach goddess with this easy-to-crochet beach cover-up mesh crop top! Made with a simple one-twist stitch throughout the entire pattern, it is easy to learn perfect for...

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