It’s a crocheted sarong!
The thought to make a crocheted sarong cover-up pattern has been swirling around in my head for months and I finally hopped to it! I finished it just in time for my own summer vacation in fact. What I love about it is that you can wear it in so many different ways! It was certainly interesting to try and figure out how to make a fabric that’s light enough to be wrapped and tied without creating a lot of bulk. By using a large hook, beautiful Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton and a lovely diamond mesh stitch pattern it worked out to be just that. Light, easy to tie, and fun to wear in an “infinite” number of ways. 😉 It is totally my new summer vacation staple!
Scroll on down this page to see the full, free pattern! You may also choose to purchase the ad-free printable version HERE and Lion Brand has made this into a kit as well which includes the pattern and all of the yarn needed! So many options. 🙂
Here we have blanket sarong….
Here we have dress sarong…..
Here we have skirt sarong…
And the scarf sarong…
Halter Dress Style….
So many ways to wear it, no? And it’s just a rectangle!
I’ve even made a full stitch tutorial that includes a video HERE for the Diamond Mesh Stitch which is used in this pattern. Isn’t mesh just the best? Many of you already know I’m a huge fan. Most recently I shared the “Little Black Tank” which is a knit mesh and the “How To Crochet An Easy Mesh Stitch” tutorial on my blog has been a reader favorite. The Diamond Mesh is so beautiful, airy and pretty perfect for any warm weather projects in my opinion. What do you think of it?
Infinite Ways Crochet Sarong Pattern
By Jessica from Mama In A Stitch
This piece could be the most versatile cover-up that you’ve ever owned. The unique and airy sarong can be worn so many ways! Use it as a striking shawl or make it into a dress or skirt. You choose how much you want to cover up and what style you’re in the mood for. Plus, it’s fun to crochet as it uses a super simple stitch pattern. Who knew making a simple, airy rectangle could turn into a summer vacation staple? Enjoy!
You will need:
Size L 8.0 mm crochet hook
3 skeins of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn in White (186 yards, 100g per skein) Pattern uses approximately 300 g
1 skein of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn in Black (186 yards, 100g per skein) Pattern uses approximately 30 g (You can purchase the kit from Lion Brand HERE)
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
Skills & Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sk – skip
Just over 2 ½ stitches per inch, just under 1 row per inch
One size fits most
64 inches long X 36 inches wide
This sarong is created with a series of chain stitches and single crochet stitches. By using a large hook and working the diamond mesh stitch pattern, you will make the drapey, open fabric that you see here. The fact that the fabric is so light and open makes it possible to tie this piece in a multitude of ways without creating any bulk. Cool, right?! You should know how to make chain stitches, single crochet stitches and be comfortable counting stitches.
Please remember to refer to my Diamond Mesh Stitch Tutorial HERE for further help with the stitch used in this pattern!
Tip: You may want to measure after you’ve made several rows of the pattern to ensure your gauge is correct. Your piece should measure approximately 36” wide. You may adjust hook size if you need to make your gauge larger or smaller.
Infinite Ways Sarong Cover-Up Pattern
Ch 95 stitches
Row 1 Skip 1st ch, sc in next ch, *ch 5 sk 3 chains, sc in next. Repeat from * across ending with a sc, turn. (Don’t forget to see my stitch tutorial and video HERE for additional help)
Row 2 *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * across to end of row, work last sc in sc below, turn.
Row 3 *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp; repeat from * across the row, turn.
Row 4 – 70 or until entire piece measures approximately 62” inches long, repeat row 3
Tie off and weave in ends.
Attach black to outside corner edge with slip stitch. You will work across the short ends of the sarong only.
Row 1 *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp; repeat from * across row. Tie off and weave in ends.
Repeat row 1 to create black edging on opposite end
*Tip: at this point you might want to try on your sarong. If you would like to make it longer, simply add more rows with your black yarn on each side until you reach your desired length. (This may be applicable for sizes XL and larger)
To make a tassel, cut 15 lengths of yarn approximately 7 inches long. Holding the lengths of yarn together, fold in half. Tie a separate length of yarn around the center and tie a knot. Next, cut another length of yarn approximately 8 inches long. Tie around top of tassel and weave in ends to the inside of tassel. Trim the tassels straight across so the length is approximately 2 ½ inches- 3 inches. Attach two tassels to each corner of the sarong. You may even add more if you’d like!
How to Tie the Infinite Ways Sarong Cover Up:
Upper Left Photo “Shawl”: Place over shoulders as if to wear a shawl. Wrap any way that you find comfortable!
Upper Right Photo “Skirt”: Hold sarong lengthwise or horizontally and wrap around body (on average it will wrap 2 times) holding the upper corners, tie one time to secure at side of waist.
Bottom Left Photo “Halter Dress”: Hold sarong behind you, lengthwise holding each top corner. Pull each corner under the shoulders and to the front of you then back around the neck and tie with a knot.
Bottom Right Photo “Dress II”: Hold sarong vertically in front of you, holding each corner on the short end. Tie the corners around your neck. Next, gather the material at your waist on each side and tie a small knot on one side of the waist.
There are many ways to wear a sarong and you can simply do a google search and see them all and give them a try. There are also great picture tutorials on exactly how to tie a sarong if you would like more visual assistance by googling “how to tie a sarong”.
I hope that you enjoyed this pattern and I wish you all the best this summer! 🙂
Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this post and for their support! All opinions are my own.