If you are looking for a great collection of freecrochet crop tops and crochet tanks to make for the warmer months like Spring and Summer, then this is the place for you. Crochet isn’t just for winter!
These easy crochet tops are wonderful for the Summer months, and mostly are all simple crochet top patterns that are perfect for everyone to make. If you love crocheting sweaters, you’ll also love making these tops because they work up so fast!
Below you’ll find women’s crochet tops, crochet tank tops and crochet shirts that are all great to beat the heat in during the hot Summer days as well as for layering in the colder months too! I can’t wait for you to pick out your new favorite summer top to crochet!
Plus, the best part is that these tops are all free crochet patterns, so you won’t have to spend a dime extra to make them.
Why You’ll Love Crocheting a Top Pattern
Crochet tops are a great way for beginners to move into the space of crochet garments. They are quicker to make than crochet sweaters and are usually less complicated to crochet.
If you’ve never crocheted a top before, then don’t worry, these cute crochet top ideas like trendy crochet tanks and crochet crop tops are the perfect gateway into learning about crochet wearables.
What are The Different Types of Crochet Tops?
Tank Tops: These are perfect for warm weather, featuring open and breathable designs. Most designs are crocheted with a breathable yarn, such as cotton.
Off-Shoulder Tops: Trendy and flirty, off-shoulder tops add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe.
Crop Tops: These shorter tops are youthful and playful. They can be simple or intricate, making them great for experimenting with different stitches.
Tunics: Longer and versatile, tunics can be worn as beach cover-ups or layered with other clothing.
Tips for Crocheting Tops As A Beginner
If you’re a beginner looking for a project to make, crochet tops are a great option to consider. While sweaters can be harder to make, tanks and crop tops can be beginner-friendly projects. Here are some tips for choosing a pattern that’s right for you.
Pick the right yarn: For a tank top, you’ll want to choose a lightweight yarn that is breathable and comfortable to wear. Look for yarns labeled as “worsted” or “aran” weight. Cotton yarn is also a great choice for its breathability.
Use a simple stitch pattern: As a beginner, it’s best to stick with simple stitch patterns, such as the single crochet or double crochet stitch. You can add interest to your tank top by using a combination of different stitch patterns, but keep it simple.
Start with a basic shape: It’s best to start with a basic tank top shape that doesn’t require shaping or complex construction. You can find many simple tank top patterns online or in beginner crochet books.
Measure yourself: Before you start crocheting, take accurate measurements of your bust, waist, and hips. This will help you choose the right size and ensure that your tank top fits perfectly.
Try it on as you go: As you crochet, try the tank top on to make sure it’s the correct length and fits properly. This will help you make adjustments as needed.
Practice seaming: Many tank top patterns require seaming, which can be challenging for beginners. Practice seaming on swatches or small projects before you start on your tank top.
The top patterns are all easy to make, and some even have video instructions for those who learn better with video as well. I’d recommend before crocheting a top below that you have knowledge of basic crochet skills as well as some beginner crochet stitches.
I hope these tips help you pick a beginner-friendly pattern for your next crochet top project. Happy crocheting!
You’ll find below that all the top patterns will have a recommend crochet hook size and yarn weight. Before committing to a pattern, be sure to read through to find out what the pattern requires. This way, you’ll have everything you need on hand.
Best Yarn for Summer Tops
Most of these airy summer tanks and tops such as bralettes and halters use cotton yarn, which makes them lightweight and breathable when worn during the warm days. Take a look below at my favorite cotton yarn for crocheting tops, Lion Brand 24/7 cotton.
Not only will you see tanks being made with 100% cotton yarn, but you will see in these easy top patterns below that some will also use a cotton blend yarn as well.
How Much Yarn Does it Take to Crochet a Tank Top?
Since crochet tops can be made in many styles and sizes, there is no definite answer to this question, except that the amount of yarn required will depend on the size, yarn weight (example: worsted weight) and stitches used in the pattern.
You will find that these top patterns take a couple of skeins of yarn (between 2 and 6 skeins) at most to make.
List of Free Crochet Top Patterns
These women’s crocheted top patterns below were chosen with beginner to intermediate crocheters in mind. Each top pattern will be labeled with the skill level, so you’ll be able to sort through the list to find the perfect crochet top for you!
Once you’ve reviewed the materials list above, you are ready to pick a new crocheted top to make from the collection below.
Enjoy, and I hope you enjoy these free crochet tanks and crop top patterns!
The Best Crocheted Top Patterns
Below you'll find the best crop top and tank crochet designs that are all free crochet patterns. I've included the recommended yarn and skill level for each top, so you can pick the perfect top for you! Enjoy and happy crocheting!
This easy level crochet top pattern can be made in a wide range of sizes. It is the perfect starting point for beginners looking to get into garment making. If you can slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet, then you can make this beginner-friendly summer top.
This cute off the shoulder top can be crocheted in a variety of sizes. Not only is this top cute, it is super easy to crochet as well. The suggested yarn is listed below, but you can use anyfour weight yarnand color to make this simple women's top.
This is the perfect bikini top for a festival! There are directions to make the cup size bigger, so it can be adjusted to fit any body shape. If you want a fun and stylish top, then this is the one for you to crochet.
Use this free crochet butterfly pattern to make a top that is perfect for summer! The cute butterfly pattern can be seen in the front of the top. Find the free crochet top pattern below to get started on this cute design!
Skill Level: Intermediate Suggested Yarn: Any medium weight yarn
This bright and easy crochet tank is a great top for Summer! It pairs well with jeans, skirts, and shorts! If you love the bold color, then make it the same, or you can switch it up with neutral yarn, so this top will pair well with just about every outfit.
If you want a top that you can wear to the beach, then this easy crochet bralette is it! The sizing is one size fits most, but there are instructions to help with flexible sizing if needed. You'll love crocheting this bralette top! Promise!
This gorgeous tank top is a free crochet pattern and includes a PDF free of charge as well! You'll just need some four weight yarn as well basic knowledge of crochet stitches to create this stunning top with mesh like lace at the top and sides.
This simple crochet summer top is worked in two panels, then stitched together. The straps are just chain stitches that are then are tied on. If you want a beginner-friendly top to make, then this one is the one!
You'll love this free crochet pattern for a chic and stylish crochet halter top! This garment can be made in a variety of sizes from XS to 5X, so it is for everyone! The best part is the yarn because it gradually fades from one color to the next, so you get a very cool ombre top when you are finished.
If you love flowing tops, then this crochet pattern is for you! The beginner crocheter who would like to try his/her first garment will appreciate this tank top's super-easy construction and very basic stitches.
This beginner summer tank is easy to make for new crocheters and also has a video tutorial for extra help as well. This top it has minimal shaping and is a great project for someone new to making garments.
This basic crocheted tank top pattern uses airy stitches and used a lightweight yarn, so it's perfect for Summer weather. Plus, it is made with basic crochet stitches, so even the newest crocheter can make one with no problem.
You'll love this retro crochet top that gives on 70s vibes. Simple granny squares are used to make the granny square tank top design. You can have fun with your yarn color choices with this granny square tank and mix and match them to suit your style.
This summer crochet top is a great project for beginner crocheters to make. It uses simple stitches and is available in a couple of different tank sizes as well. If you want an oversized casual top, then this is great to crochet.
This fun and simple tank top is a crochet pattern that is easy to make and has detailed instructions to help you along the way. This crop top is a great beginner top pattern and uses easy stitches too!
This easy to make crochet tank uses granny squares and triangles to make a stunning design. Available in sizes small to 5XL and can be made with a v neck or straight neck. Find the free Granny Square Crochet top below to get started!
Create a crochet masterpiece with this easy-to-follow tube top pattern, delivering summer vibes and beach-ready fashion at its finest. Learn how to crochet this easy tube top pattern for beginners with the free pattern below!
This crochet top is not only a great piece to wear during the Summer, it is perfect for layering with a sweater or jean jacket when it gets cold, too. I can promise you'll love crocheting this easy crochet top pattern with my free tutorial!