Since moving to Florida, Dylan and I have hit the pool almost daily. We have to walk past a few buildings in our apartment complex to reach the pool, so I thought she could use a swimsuit cover up, too. I made one for myself, but thought maybe a simple version, with less revealing lace stitching, would be good for a little one.
I pulled out the yarn stash, and she picked out a skein of Caron Big Cakes of blue, yellow, and white. I worked on the pattern for a few days, and ended up with a fun cover-up that Dylan wears all day! Here’s what you’ll need:
Yarn: Caron Big Cakes. You may need more than 1 skein if you are making a child’s medium or larger.
Hook: N (9 mm)
Additional materials: Scissors, needle (any needle you can fit your yarn through will work).
Optional materials: Stitch markers, buttons.
For adult sizes: Use ¼ of the measurement of either your hips, or chest (whichever is larger), as the width of your panel. For the length, use your height measurement.
Children’s sizing* Width Length
Small (3-5 years) 6-7 inches / 15-18 cm 41-44 inches / 104-112 cmMedium (6-8 years) 8-8.5 inches / 20-21 cm 50-53 inches / 127-135 cm Large (up to 12 years) 9.5-10 inches / 24-25 cm 55-58 inches / 140-147 cm
*Children’s sizing is based on average U.S. sizing.
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