The Cotton Beach Sarong a Free Crochet Pattern by CitybrightKnits

I love a summer crochet project and always looking for a chance to make something new! However, sometimes it happens that you only have one ball of yarn left over, and you’re left wondering what to do with it?! This is how I came up with the Cotton Beach Sarong. 

I wanted to make something that I could use for summer that would only require 1 ball of yarn.  I decided to use a chain stitch because the open weave means it doesn’t use that much yardage and looks airy for summer.  Although this pattern is written for using only 1 ball, you could certainly make a larger piece with more yarn.  (As with all my patterns, sizing is adjustable based on continuation of working the established pattern!)

For this sarong, the general measurements will be 38″x 17″ (96 cm x 43 cm) at the top edge, and 35” x 17” ( 88 cm x 43 cm) at the bottom edge. The pattern does allow for an increased tie section at the top edges.

Keep reading below for the written instructions, and I hope you enjoy my pattern!

The Cotton Beach Sarong


1 Skein of cotton yarn (100 gr / 142 m / 155 yds) – Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton

Hook size H, 5 mm (US size 8) – Boye aluminum hooks


Ch- chain

Sc- single crochet

Sk – skip space


This pattern is written for using one skein of cotton yarn, however you can work a second skein for a larger size piece following the pattern established below.

You may also choose to use stitch markers to mark your sc spaces.


Foundation row – chain 200.

Row 1 – work a sc into 10th chain from hook, *chain 10, sk 10, sc in every 10th chain* to end, turn. 

Row 2-14 – continue pattern working *chain 10, sk 10, sc in every 10th chain* to end, turn. (or work until piece measures 15″ or 38 cm)

Row 15 – increase on the ends of the piece to create a tie.  Chain 20, sc into the 10th chain from hook, ch 10, sk 10, sc into 10th chain.  Resume established pattern working into the 10th ch with ch 10 between sc to end of piece. Turn. ( work tie increase for approx. 2″ or 5 cm)

Row 16-17 – work same as row 10.

Finishing – weave ends of the yarn into the chains.

Be Social

If you decide to use or share my pattern, please credit me using my social links. Give me a follow me on Instagram and Facebook @citybrightknits !  Happy crocheting! I would love to hear your comments below if you end up making this design. 🙂 Use #thecottonbeachsarong and #crochetcolorfully !

Link to this pattern on Ravelry .


The Speed Hook Blanket a Free Crochet Pattern by CitybrightKnits

Using a modified Lemon Peel Stitch.

Years ago I received a crocheted blanket from my cousin, who thoughtfully told me that she considered I may need a blanket to keep me warm when I was moving away for the first time after college. That blanket was thick and long, and uneven along the edges in a sense that it was uniquely handmade. The color of it was bright pink with mixing strands of darker pink and paler pink throughout it. Just learning how to crochet myself at the time, I looked at the wide stitches and tried to figure out which stitch she used to make this blanket for me. Still to this day, I cannot figure out which stitch she may have used. Crab stitch maybe? Alternating shells?

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Ripple Vest Crochet Pattern (it’s free)

Hi everyone, I have alot of news going on to tell you about. While it may seem I have not been too active in my blog, it is because I have been working on a whole new website to share with you. I have now started www.citybrightknits.com You can find all free patterns for both knitting and crochet, as well as a shop where I see handmade pieces from my collection.

I would love for you to check it out, and share my newest pattern for The Ripple Vest! Have a happy Friday 🙂

Women’s Custom Crochet Sweater

Show off your style in my new custom crochet collection! I will now be taking custom commissions for crochet sweaters and vests. You can choose the colors and sizing to fit you. Go check out my Etsy listing for all details on placing your custom order. 💕

Crochet Sweater Order

Crochet Vest Order

A plush high quality feel. Sweaters will be made using 100% cotton yarn from Peru. All yarn will be from We Are Knitters, which means it is high quality 100% cotton, with sustainable manufacturing processes.

Thank you for your continued support and I hope to make something for you! 🧶💕

Holiday Vest Available in my Shop

Good morning everyone! I posted a pretty crochet vest just in time for the holidays. It’s grey lace stitching with bright red bows at the waist. Size is small (US 6). It would be so cute for a holiday dinner party, or even given as a handmade gift. Find more details in my shop. ♥️

Now Selling on Depop

Hi everyone, I have expanded to Depop! Depop is an online selling community where you can find all the handmade sample pieces I am selling. Please keep my shop in mind for holiday gifting. I am including the link for you to share with friends, and shop for handmade items by me.

Depop Shop

Going forward, I will be listing all the handmade items from my projects so please check back for current updates.

Take care! xo

In the Clouds Scarf Pattern (Knitting + Crochet)

Hi everyone, Happy Friday to you. I wanted to create something a little more fun for your handmade holiday gifting. I just released a new knitting pattern for a knit scarf with crochet clouds on it. You can find more information in the listing in the my shop.

In the Clouds Scarf Pattern

Free Faux Fur Pom Pom with Beanie Order

Hi everyone, I am offering a special treat with the order of my merino wool luxe beanies! I will include a free faux fur pom pom (handmade by me of course) with your order.

I would love to sell these beanies ahead of the holiday season, so please consider these as part of your gifting. Or, share with someone you know who may be interested.

Luxury beanies come in 3 Limited Edition colors. Each beanie is made with special hand dyed 100% merino wool yarn. Truly special. More information in the product listing.

*this deal is for the link provided

Boo Pumpkin Pillow Crochet Pattern

Today Boye shared my new design for my Halloween crochet pattern, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

Check out the NEW Boo Pillow Pattern here. It’s a tapestry crochet pattern for a cushion with ‘Boo’ letting inside a pumpkin shape. Totally customizable as far as colors, you can make it extra Halloweeny or more neutral for your home.

The pillow is stuffed with fiberfill, but you crafty cuties can also make it into a cover for an existing pillow.

Pin this pattern for later on Pinterest!

xo Citybrightknits

Limited Edition Beanies Available

Hi everyone! I just listed some handmade 100% merino wool beanies to my Etsy shop! The yarn is hand dyed and each color is so unique and cool.

Only 1 available in each color! Get them before they sell out. Perfect for gifting and getting a head start on the holiday shopping! Plus I’m offering free shipping.

Have a happy week.


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Pink Ribbon Pattern for Pink October (Breast Cancer Awareness)

Welcome to October! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as part of that, I would like to help spread the news and support towards early detection and the need for research.

Breast Cancer Awareness has a special place in my heart because my grandmother is a breast cancer survivor. In honor of her, I would like to do what I can to help women to stay healthy and aware. During the month of October, 20% of all my sales will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Head over to my Etsy shop to participate.

As a special way to spread the news towards awareness, I am sharing this free crochet pattern with you to make. Show off your Pink Ribbon Cozy to others as a subtle reminder towards Pink October.


  • 1 skein of each color or scrap yarn
  • Hook, size K, US 10 ½ (6.5 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing pins (optional)

Cozy fits a standard 12-16 oz cup with a 10.9” (27 cm) circumference, measures 3.5” – 4.5” ( 8 cm – 11 cm) 


This pattern is designed for using medium weight yarn, however, you can substitute by using a smaller weight yarn working double stranded. Cozy is made flat working across rows and then seamed together at the end. Cozy pattern is written for colored stripes, but you can make it in a single color. Ribbon is made separately, and sewn onto the finished piece. 

Cozy Pattern

Chain 25 in color A.

Row 1- using color A, work a sc into 2nd chain from hook, sc across to end.  Ch 1. Turn. (24)

Rows 2-3- using color B, work sc in first ch from hook, sc across to end. (24)

Rows 4-13- sc into each stitch across alternating colors A and B every two rows. 

At row 7, you will begin an increase.

Row 7 – increase row, sc 11, in the next stitch 2 sc into same space, sc 12. Ch 1. Turn. (25)

Row 8 – sc into each stitch across. (25)

Row 9 – increase row, sc 12, in the next stitch 2 sc into same space, sc 12. Ch 1. Turn.  (26)

Rows 10 – 13 – continue working sc into each stitch across alternating colors A and B every two rows. (26)

Cut ends and leave yarn tails for sewing.

Pink Ribbon Applique

Using pink color: Ch 26. Turn, dc in 2nd ch from hook, and each st across to end. (25) Repeat for another row.

You should now have a strip.  Twist the strip so that it resembles the “pink ribbon”.  To do this, fold the strip in half, and pull apart the legs and create a rounded opening at the top. You will use the tapestry needle to sew the ribbon onto the cozy.  Option to use sewing pins to secure the ribbon in place while sewing.

Seaming the Cozy Closed

Once the ribbon is secured, you will seam the cozy closed.  You will need to seam the work on the wrong side of the piece, so that the seam is not visible to the right side.  To do this, lay the cozy with the right side facing you, fold the two ends inwards so that

Thank you so much for taking the time to make this pattern and support breast cancer awareness in your community. You can help by sharing this pattern with others!

Remember 20% of my Etsy shop purchases in the month of October go towards research and awareness through the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Follow my daily posts and updates on Instagram and Facebook. Find this pattern on Ravelry.

xo Citybrightknits

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