Hello hello, creative people!! Welcome to my very first post of a new series I’m calling “Project Journal”. In this series, I will be sharing different crochet projects with you guys that I make from other awesome crochet designers! I will do some free patterns but also some paid patterns too. I’m excited about this because it will give me a little “break” from A Crafty Concept stuff but I can still stay on my blog schedule by sharing it with you guys here!!
For my first Project Journal project, I made this beautiful Easy Breezy Swim Cover by the lovely and talented Megmade With Love. As soon as I saw her post on Instagram, showing off her newest free pattern, I wanted to make one SOOO bad! I was trying to figure out how I could work on my own patterns, keep up with my weekly blog post schedule AND work on a fun project for me on the side and that’s when it hit me, I could incorporate the fun project into my blog posts!!
For my Easy Breezy Swim Cover, I used I love this Cotton in the color Dove and I followed the directions for the size small. I made the mistake of not checking my gauge first though and ended up needing to get an extra skein of yarn than what the pattern suggests. So I used 5.5 skeins of yarn total to make my swim cover.
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen in my stories that I accidentally sewed the whole thing closed… and forgot to leave room for armholes.???? It was such a funny mistake. But I easily fixed it by just taking out some sewing stitches.
The only part of the pattern I struggled with a little (besides forgetting armholes) was the i-cord for the strap. I had never made an i-cord before, but once I got the hang of it (after frogging about 100 times) it worked up really quickly and was kinda relaxing. I love that I learned a new technique that I will be able to incorporate into future designs!
I loved my Easy Breezy Swim Cover so much I decided to make one for Ava too! That way we can match when we go to the beach this summer.
For Ava’s cover, I used a G hook instead of an I and I chained 171 then single crocheted 170 back down and followed the pattern from there. It turned out so stinkin’ cute, but way to big lol. That’s what I get for not measuring her as I went,???? toddlers don’t make the easiest mannequins. If I were to redo it I would probably chain 151 at the beginning, and maybe take out the rows of triple double crochets closest to her arms.
She is about 2ft tall and I am 4’9″ for size reference.
I hope you guys get a chance to check out this pattern! It works up super easy because its all one piece! I love the slits up the bottom, that is such a cute design aspect! You can find the pattern for free on Meg’s blog HERE or you can buy the ad-free pdf printable version in her Etsy shop HERE.
All in all, I love the look of these pieces. The I Love This Cotton is super soft, the design is very trendy and airy, and me and Ava are going to look so stinkin’ cute when we go to the beach this year!!
I hope you guys liked this post! It was fun for me to get to try something new! If you would like to see more posts like this comment here and let me know! You are welcome to suggest some fun patterns you would like for me to try too! Have an amazing day!