Aquarienne Beach Cover up: Tunisian Crochet Lace & Beads

Aquarienne is a breezy convertible beach cover up made of two identical laced triangles that are edged as you go with a beaded twisted fringe. Only one 256-yard ball of yarn was needed, plus scrap amounts of two contrast colors.
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  • Item #: 2L-WU53017T
  • Manufacturer: Vashti Braha

Aquarienne is a simple convertible layer of two identical triangles that are edged as you go with sparkly “water droplets” (a beaded twisted fringe). My goal was to design a breezy and convertible beach cover up that would be fun to wear here in Florida at the peak of summer. 

No pre-stringing of beads required. Remarkably, only one 100g. (256-yard) ball of the main color yarn was needed, plus scrap amounts of two contrast colors.

Lace together the colorful linen stitch band several ways: partially unlaced for a poncho, one-sleeved vest, or full-sized mitered-like shawl. Wear the lacing in the front and back for a v-neck, or at the shoulders for a bateau neckline.

Skill Level: Advanced Intermediate

This pattern uses two simple Tunisian stitches in a one-row filet-style pattern. Its loose gauge and very open pattern add challenge; so does starting it in one corner and steadily increasing at one end of each row with a built-in beaded twisted-loop fringe edge. Stitch diagrams and a video tutorial link for this pattern are included.

After using this pattern, you will know (if you didn't already): 

  1. How to crochet a strikingly open net of Tunisian crochet stitches.
  2. How to crochet a triangle by starting at one point and ending at the opposite one.
  3. How to add a finished edge with beaded twisted loops as you complete each row.
  4. How to combine two lacy triangles to create a convertible garment.
  5. How to apply principles of filet crochet to Tunisian stitches. 
  6. How to add beads without pre-stringing them.

Finished Dimensions 

45” x 44” {114.3 x 111.8 cm}. Measured flat after blocking and includes contrasting bands but not beaded drops. 


  • Straight or Flexible Tunisian crochet hook at least 9" {22.9 cm} long: Size H/8 {5 mm} or size needed for gauge. 
  • Regular crochet hooks Sizes 7 {4.5mm} and G/6 {4 mm} for border. 
  • Yarn used, Main Color: Lotus (52% Cotton, 48% Rayon; 256 yds/235 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein): 1 full skein, color shown is Crystal Blue. 
  • Very Small Amounts of two Contrast Colors: Lotus Snack balls (52% Cotton, 48% Rayon; 85 yds/77.7 m per 1.16 oz/33 g skein): 1 ball each of Teal Glimmer and Bamboo Green.
  • To substitute a yarn: Choose a #2 Fine Weight (“sport” or “heavy sock”) yarn with a recommended crochet hook size range of US E/4 {3.5 mm} to US G/6 {4.0 mm}.
  • Beads: 64 size 6/0 seed beads.
  • Notions: Steel crochet hook for hoisting a bead onto a loop of yarn. Scissors. Yarn needle. A paperclip, and a way to twist a long cord for lacing such as a kitchen hand mixer (optional; you could crochet, braid, or purchase a lacing cord instead).
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