Crochet is back in style! While you may think of crochet when looking for something warm and cozy to wear during the cold winter months, you can also make lightweight tops to wear in summer.
Since it’s now July, now is the time to make yourself a top for the warm days! This pattern round-up presents 32 gorgeous patterns for you to make this summer, with an endless variety of tops. From halter crop tops to tee shirt style tops, this list covers it all! Keep on reading for a bunch of free and paid patterns to keep you busy this July.
1) Pura Vida Halter Top
This top features the spike stitch and an adjustable halter neckline. Learn to crochet this beautiful chevron top with Amanda’s YouTube tutorial linked here! Or, purchase the step-by-step written instructions with sizes S through 3XL on her website here.
2) Mya Crop Top (4 Styles in 1!)
The Mya Crop Top is a perfect summer crochet project. This quick and easy project that will fly off your hook and can be worn several different ways. The photo above shows the top worn with a tie at the front, but the pattern also shows the top worn without the tie or with a bow at the front. The free pattern can be found here and comes in 19 sizes so that you can find the perfect fit!
3) Saltwater Taffy Tee
This striped crochet top is a cute addition to any summer wardrobe! This pattern can be purchased on Etsy at this link here, and it comes in sizes XS through 5XL.
4) “Real FKN Dainty” Top
This cropped tank features side slights, a high neckline, and ribbed cuffs. The pattern includes sizes S through 4XL and uses the lemon peel stitch. You can find the pattern for purchase here on Etsy.
5) Gilmore Bralette
The Gilmore Bralette is a cropped top perfect for wearing to a summer music festival! The design features a mesh neckline with a matching eyelet detail along the bottom edge, as well as a lace-up back. The tutorial-style instructions allow you to customize the top to your exact body measurements. You can purchase the pattern here on Ravelry!
6) Sugar Beach Top
This pattern is great for beginners looking to step up their crochet! It has a simple chevron construction method and uses a textured stitch pattern to add some extra interest to the top. The pattern is made to your measurements and can be found on Etsy here.
7) Geo-Trim Bralette
This free pattern is written for the size Medium. You can change the pattern to fit you by adding or subtracting beginning chains and crochet stitches! Click on this link here for the pattern.
8) Summer Fruits Top
This free pattern is perfect for beginners! Sizes S through 2XL can be found at the link here.
9) Sagebrush Tank Top
The Sagebrush Tank Top is a simple, stylish, and modern pattern! Perfect for the summer weather, this easy to crochet top features a found neck, ribbing, and the choice between a cropped and normal length! Check out the free pattern at this link here.
10) Summer Festival Top
This beautiful festival top comes in pattern sizes Small, Medium, and Large. Featuring a lacy bottom edge and matching skirt detail, this pattern is a great addition to any music festival lover’s wardrobe. The pattern is available here for free!
11) Jasmine Bralette
While this pattern may be marketed as a bralette, it also makes an adorable summer top–perfect for the hot weather! The pattern can be made to your measurements and features a racer back to keep you cool in the summer heat. You can find the free pattern here.
12) Racer Back Camisole
This free Ravelry download is a gorgeous camisole pattern featuring scalloped straps, a lacy bottom edge, and an adjustable pattern with both a cropped and normal length. The pattern is written for size Small and can be worked up with just 2 balls of yarn! Use this link here to get the free .pdf.
13) Modern Crop Top
This stylish crochet crop top is a great basic to add to your summer wardrobe. Form-fitting and simple, the high neck design features ribbing that seamlessly flows down to synch underneath the bust line. Adjustments can be made within the pattern for a longer fit. Again, this pattern is written for a size Small, but it can be made larger by measuring as you go to fit any size. The pattern is available for free on the TCDDIY YouTube channel, link here, but it is also available for purchase at Etsy.
14) Summer Flower Top
This granny square crochet top is the perfect way to add some handmade flair to your summer wardrobe. The pattern is given in 2 sizes XS-S and S-M. Click here to try out this top for free!
15) Jasmine Rice Crop Top
This beautiful top made with the jasmine stitch is another great staple piece to have on hand! The free instructions for this pattern can be found here as a step-by-step video tutorial.
16) Tie Strap Crop Top
Using a handful of basic crochet stitches, this crochet crop top is a great beginner project. Easy and quick to work up, the top has a simple silhouette and is accented with fun, feminine details! The sizing is also inclusive with instructions for sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL. Find the free pattern here!
17) Coffee Date Top
This summery top pattern is based off measurements and not stitch count, allowing you to use whatever yarn you’d like whilst maintaining a perfect fit! The pattern is recommended for novice crocheters with some experience in shaping and using stitch patterns. The top employs a simple construction method and textured stitch. This pattern is available for purchase on Etsy at this link here.
18) Claire Cardi
This is another measurement based pattern that can be made to fit anyone! It is written with US terminology and is recommended for beginner crocheters. The stitches are super simple, sc, hdc, hdc2tog and sc2tog, making it a great project for anyone just starting out. The pattern is available for purchase at Etsy. Click on this link here to get it!
19) Flamingo Tank
The flamingo tank is a great beginner crochet garment. The top requires no shaping at all, and the front and back panels are identical rectangles. Perfect for the summer, the tank features an open stitch at the neckline to make a breathable top for the hot weather. Check out the free pattern in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL at this link here!
20) Easy V-Neck Crochet Tee
This free crochet top pattern is accompanied by a video tutorial to help you make your very own v-neck tee! The pattern is written for sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL. Check it out for free here!
21) The Willow Top
This halter top is great for hot days and can be made by watching a free video tutorial on YouTube here!
22) Summer Vacation Top
This pattern comes complimentary with an order of the yarn and hook needed to make it from Lionbrand! The top can be made in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and 2XL and features a neckline with open stitch work for a breathable summer top. Check out the crochet kit here!
23) Chasing Summer Tank Top
With the exception of the straps (which are worked in the single crochet stitch), most of the chasing summer top is worked with the double crochet stitch. This means that the pattern is a fast make! Great for a weekend project or an ambitious day project. Get the free pattern here!
24) The Nami Top
The Nami top is a made to measure and size inclusive pattern! The design is recommended for intermediate crocheters, but it could be made by an ambitious beginner too. The pattern can be adjusted for short sleeves, no sleeves, or a flared long-sleeved as well as for the length of the top. You can purchase the pattern on Etsy at this link here.
25) Cloves Tank Top
This beautiful tank with lacy edges is made with cotton yarn, suitable for the heat of the summer! You can find the free pattern at this link here.
26) Box Top
This top was named after it’s short, boxy shape! It’s perfect to pair with any wardrobe staples like waisted jeans, a skirt, or a dress. The pattern is super simple and can be found for free at this link here in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL!
27) Wander Striped Crochet Tank
This crochet tank top pattern uses the single crochet mesh stitch in vertical rows to create an open, textured look. The pattern is recommended for intermediate crocheters, as it involves color changes, increasing, decreasing, and working front/back post stitches. The free pattern comes in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and 2XL, and it can be found at this link here.
28) The Gaia Top
The Gaia top is another made to measure pattern! This makes it size inclusive and and easily adaptable. The pattern has instruction for changing the length as well as the sleeves–with 3 sleeve variations short, mid or long. The pattern is available for purchase on Etsy at this link here.
29) Rainbow Halter Top
This adorable and colorful top pattern is available for purchase with 4 sizes–XS, S, M, and L! The pattern recommends Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Solids (a cotton yarn) and is recommended for beginners. Check out the pattern at this link here!
30) Ivy Open Back Textured Top
This .pdf pattern comes in sizes XS – 2XL. The Ivy Top’s design features a high neckline in the front and an open deep-V tie in the back. The open back makes it a great top to wear in the summer months. The pattern can be purchased on Etsy at this link here.
31) Waterlily Lace Top
Don’t be fooled by the intricate looking lace in this top! It is actually very easy as no counting is required to repeat the pattern. This top comes in sizes XS/S, M/L, XL, and 2XL. The pattern is available for free and can be downloaded at this link here!
32) Crochet Flower Top
This crochet flower top has wonderful summer vibes! This top has a little bit of everything. The flowers are worked in the round and joined as granny squares. The trim is finished with spike stitching, and the halter neck and back straps are adjustable to make it fit just right. This crop top has the potential to be your favorite warm weather piece! Plus, the top is an easy make for crocheters of all levels. You can purchase the pattern on Etsy at this link here.