39 Free Crochet Top Patterns To Make For Summer


In this post, you will see 39 free crochet top patterns to make for summer.

Crochet is trending everywhere, from the runways and Instagram to the shops near our houses.

Crochet bags, bathing suits, sun hats, and cover-ups decorate all the shop windows.

Even celebrities are seen wearing crocheted cardigans and carrying crochet bags and tops.

So grab your hook because our favorite hobby is fashion!

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39 Free Crochet Top Patterns To Make For Summer

39+ Crochet Tops For Summer

If you are looking for easy crochet summer tops, check out this list of free patterns, and you might find one for you.

From tunics, crop tops, vest tops, and more, you will find something to inspire you this summer.

Get your crochet hooks ready and dive right in!

Happy Crocheting!

The Summer Statement Crochet Top

And what’s better to make for summer than crochet tops? 

This year, a crochet top can be a key garment in your summer wardrobe.

You can wear it all day from the beach to your daily outings around the city and on special occasions like festivals.

Plus summer crochet tops are unbelievably easy to pair, you can wear them with pants, shorts, and skirts. 

crochet tops for summer

Many Designs To Choose From

Moreover, making your own crochet summer top gives you space to unleash your creativity. 

You can choose your favorite design, a tank top, a crop top, a crochet halter top, etc. 

Also, you can play around with all the details of the top, from the color of the yarn, the yarn weight, the design, and the crochet stitches (30 Crochet Stitches For All Skill Levels). 

The granny square stitch is everywhere right now and will make a beautiful crochet top. 

Related Post: Basic Granny Square Pattern

granny square top for summer

The Perfect Yarn And The Perfect Crochet Stitch

Choosing the right yarn is key in crocheting a summer top. 

Usually, cotton yarn is ideal for any garment as it’s washable and, breathable which is perfect for the hot summer days. 

And it’s perfect for beginners who are trying out their first crochet top patterns. 

If you are a more experienced crocheter lightweight yarns like lace (What Is Lace Weight Yarn?) and fingering weight yarn (What Is Fingering Yarn? Your Ultimate Guide) could also make a unique crochet crop top.

Another important aspect is choosing the right crochet stitch pattern, choose a stitch pattern that will make a light and breathable fabric.

You can make a gauge swatch before starting your project to ensure you have the best yarn and the right stitch. 

Related Post – Crochet Lessons {With Video Tutorials}

granny square top and bucket hat

What Supplies Do You Need To Crochet A Summer Top? 

To crochet a summer top, you’ll need several supplies to get started. 

First, choose a lightweight yarn suitable for warm weather, such as cotton or bamboo yarn in a color of your choice. 

Select a crochet hook size appropriate for the yarn you’ve chosen—typically, a size ranging from 3.5 mm to 5 mm works well for summer garments. 

You’ll also need a set of yarn needles or tapestry needles for weaving in ends and sewing pieces together, as well as scissors for cutting yarn. 

Additionally, consider using stitch markers to keep track of your rounds or pattern repeats. 

Lastly, have a measuring tape handy to ensure your garment fits as desired. With these supplies on hand, you’ll be all set to crochet a stylish and comfortable summer top.

How To Measure For A Crochet Summer Top?

To estimate for a crochet summer top, you’ll want to take a few key measurements to ensure a good fit. 

Start by measuring around your bust at the fullest part while wearing a well-fitted bra.

This measurement will determine the width of the front and back panels of your top. 

Next, measure the length from your shoulder down to where you want the top to end—this could be at the waist, hip, or a specific length you prefer. 

Additionally, measure around your shoulders to determine the width of the neckline and straps. 

If you’re incorporating sleeves, measure around your upper arm for sleeve width. 

Finally, consider measuring your underbust or waist if you want the top to have a defined shape or a cinched waist. 

These measurements will guide you in adjusting a pattern or creating a custom design that fits comfortably and flatteringly for your crochet summer top.

Crochet Lessons

If you are a new maker and need help with the crochet basics or you need a refresher, check out the crochet lessons here – Crochet Lessons {With Video Tutorials}.

There, you will find tutorial posts for all the crochet techniques a newbie needs to know and a full video tutorial, and a step-by-step photo tutorial to help you along.  

This includes how to make a slip knot, how to create foundation chain stitches (ch), and how to crochet the basic stitches, such as single crochet stitches (sc), half double crochet stitches (hdc) double crochet stitches (dc).

It also includes how to make a single crochet decrease and all the crochet abbreviations (in UK and US terms) a maker needs to know.  

And if you need more free video instructions, check out my YouTube channel here. – Handy Little Me – YouTube 

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