How to Crochet This Summer Boho Coverup

This post shows you how to make a Summer Boho Coverup that you can crochet in no time! Specific instructions guiding you how to make adjustments to each size helps ensure you get the perfect fit for you crochet top.

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About the Jasper Coverup (summer boho coverup)

I love everything about summer! I am a big summer fan (the island girl in me!) and love to spend these months soaking up the sun, exploring new places, hiking, paddling, camping, you name it! Summer is the time I muster up most of my inspiration since I am spending so much time outdoors and just taking care of myself.

In this season of life I have been heavily focused on self-love through exploration, setting boundaries, and strengthening my marriage as we venture into our fertility journey.

Consequentially, I have not had much time to show up on social media. Sorry Instagram! But I did manage to whip up one of my favourite designs yet, the Jasper Coverup! Yes, named after one of my camping trips haha

Designing the coverup

Awhile back when scrolling Pinterest, I found this beautiful granny square and immediately knew I wanted to make a summer skirt from it. I made some slight alterations to the pattern just to make it a little easier and I started to collect squares and work on them whenever I could.

As with most projects, our original idea does not always end up lasting and a skirt no longer excited me. I kept collecting squares despite not knowing what to do when them until I had collected a good amount.

I blocked my squares and played around with them until one day while in bed – like most best thoughts – the idea came to me to make a coverup. In no time, the squares seamed together and I had myself a new top.

That weekend we went to Jasper National Park to camp, hike, and cliff jump. Boy was it a great weekend! I wore my top all day at the lake!

The top is made up of two panels (left and right) seamed together on the bottom arms, sides, and in the front/back to make a neckline opening.

Yarn and Hook Used for this Summer Boho Coverup

For this design, I used Lion Brand Yarn’s Coboo. I actually had this yarn sitting with me for around a year before I figured out what I really wanted to do with it.

Coboo is a 100% cotton yarn which is very light to touch and absorbent. It is similar to Truboo which is a 100% bamboo yarn. This makes is feel so nice on the body, eco friendly, and amazing drape.

For this pattern, any cyc 3 yarn would do great! just make sure to make a gauge to make sure you get the right measurements/results.

Along with this yarn, I used a 3.5mm crochet hook and each square measured and blocked to 6 inches

Want more summer patterns?

Check out thee patterns (left to right): Seafoam Top, Sunrise Bralette, Catalan Beach Tank

Full Granny Square for the Summer Boho Coverup

If you are a visual learner who prefers videos or love this square and want more designs with it, I discovered that Hands of Zeal also has a top using this granny square and a video tutorial showing you how to make it.

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First round

Make a magic circle, ch 2,(counts as 1 st) +1, *sc into circle, ch. Rpeaat from * 10 more times for a total of 12 Sts into the circle.Slst into 2nd ch of the first Sts to complete the round

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Granny Square Tutorial Part 1
First Round

Second round

Ch 2. *3 dc into space, dc into next st. Repeat from * until end of the round. 2 dc into last space, slst (36 Sts)

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Granny Square Tutorial Part 2
Second Round

Third round

This round you are going to make clusters of 4 tc

Ch 3, yo 2 times, insert into next space yo and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2. yo 2 times, insert into SAME space pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2. yo 2 times, insert into next space pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through all loops on hook.
Ch 4.

*Yo 2 times insert into next st pull up a loop, yo pull through 2, yo pull through 2. yo 2 times, insert into next space pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2. yo 2 times, insert into SAME space pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2. yo 2 times, insert into next space pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through all loops.
Ch 4.
Repeat from * until end of the round. Slst into first st to end the round. (12 clusters)

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Granny Square Tutorial Part 3
Third Round

Fourth Round

Ch 5, sc into 1st st. * Ch 5, sc into top of next cluster. Repeat * 2 more times. 

Ch 5, sc into same st. 

Ch 5, sc into top of next cluster. Repeat * 2 more times. 

Ch 5, sc into same st.

Ch 5, sc into top of next cluster. Repeat * 2 more times. 

Ch 5, sc into same st.

Ch 5, sc into top of next cluster.  Ch 5, sc into top of last cluster. Ch 5, slst into base of beginning of round
(4 corners with three chain sections in between)

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Granny Square Tutorial Part 4

Fifth Round

Ch 1, 2 sc into the corner. Ch 5, sc into corner loop.

*Ch 5, sc into ch space. Repeat * 2 more times. Ch 5, sc into corner space. 

Ch 5, sc into corner space. 

*Ch 5, sc into ch space. Repeat * 2 more times. Ch 5, sc into corner space. 

Ch 5, sc into corner space. 

*Ch 5, sc into ch space. Repeat * 2 more times. Ch 5, sc into corner space

Ch 5, sc into corner space. 

*Ch 5, sc into ch space. Repeat * 2 more times. Ch 5, sc into corner space to end round.

(4 corners with 4 ch sections in between)

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Granny Square Tutorial Part 5
Fifth Round

Last Round

Ch 2, 2 dc into corner, ch 3, 3 dc into corner. 

*5 dc into each ch space. Repeat * until corner. 

Corner space: 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc

Repeat these instructions until end of the round, slst to end round (104 sts)

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Granny Square Tutorial Part 6
Full Granny Square Completed

Half Granny Square for the Summer Boho Coverup

Half of the granny square is needed for XS-S sizes and any other sizes that needs to be adjusted. This square comes in handy when you need a little bit more space or if you need to replace a full square with a half.

To make a half square, you are going to work in rows rather than rounds. Make sure to turn after each row.

First Row

Make a magic circle, ch 2,(counts as 1 st) +1, *sc into circle, ch. Repeat from * 5 more times. Add one more dc into circle for a total of 6 Sts into the circle.

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Half Granny Square Tutorial Part 1
First Row

Second Row

Ch 2, dc into next st. *2 dc into space, dc into next st. Repeat from * until end of row for a total of 17 Sts

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Half Granny Square Tutorial Part 2
Second Row

Third Row

Ch 3, yo 2 times, insert into space directly next to post yo and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2. yo 2 times, insert into SAME space pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2. yo 2 times, insert into next space pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Ch 4.*Yo 2 times insert into next st pull up a loop, yo pull through 2, yo pull through 2. yo 2 times, insert into next space pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2. yo 2 times, insert into SAME space pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2. yo 2 times, insert into next space pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through all loops.
Ch 4. Repeat from * until end of the round. Slst into first st to end the round. (6 clusters)

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Half Granny Square Tutorial Part 3
Third Row


Fourth Row

Ch 3, sc into same st (top of cluster). Ch 5 sc to top of next cluster, ch 5, sc into same st. *ch 5, sc to top of Cluster. Repeat 2 more times. Ch 5 sc into same st. Ch 5 sc to top of cluster. Ch 3, sc into same st.

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Half Granny Square Tutorial Part 4
Fourth Row

Fifth Row

Sc into chain space/circle. Ch 5, sc into space, ch 5 sc into corner space, ch 5 sc into same corner space. *Ch 5, sc into space. Repeat until corner space. Ch 5 sc into same corner space. Ch 5, sc into next space, ch 5 sc into last space (made by previous ch 3).

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Half Granny Square Tutorial Part 5

Last Row

Ch 2, 4 dc into space. 5 dc into space. 3 dc – ch 3 – 3 dc into corner space. 5 dc into space, repeat until corner space, 3dc – ch -3dc into corner space. 5 dc into next space, 5 dc into last space.

Summer Boho Coverup Crochet Half Granny Square Tutorial Part 6
Half Granny Square

Summer Boho Top Construction Guide

Here are the construction guides for each size (XS/S, M, L/XL).

XS/S Guide
M Guide
L/XL Guide

Putting your summer top together:

  1. Seam the squares together where a zigzag line is shown
  2. Now it is time to measure your neck opening. This part is customized to how open you want the front and back portion. As you can see, M and L/XL have to panels (left and right). Seam from the bottom mid section up to where you want to, repeat on both sides. I like to make the back seam longer than the front. Keep trying the garment on, draping it equally over your body to test if you are satisfied with the neckline and how it sits on your shoulders. If you are not sure, that is okay! Leave a long tail and move to the next step
  3. Fold your garment in half at the shoulders (cross wise). Seam from the wrist portion to the armpit then all the way down to the bottom. Repeat on the opposite side as well. Now you can try it on and see if how the neckline really fits. Make the necessary adjustments and Fasten off.
  4. Try the garment on, how are your sleeves? Do you like the length? If you was a longer sleeve go ahead and add on another round of squares (or half squares)
  5. Now it is time to finish your garment. Attach your yarn and crochet a round of double crochet around the wrist edges and bottom of the garment, slst to end each round. For the neckline, double crochet around until you are near the middle of the front portion. DC 4 Sts together (two before the centre and two after the centre) to create a nice sharp curve and continue dc until you reach where you started and slst.
  6. Weave in your ends (good luck!) and there you have it!

You now have a new summer coverup!

Looking for more coverup patterns? Make sure to check out all of my free cardigan and coverup patterns here where you can find garments, amigurumi, and accessories.

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xoxo

Abigail

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