21 Free Crochet Top Patterns to Make This Summer

Summer crochet tops are a great way to enjoy the summer weather. They’re typically light and airy, making them perfect for hot days. Plus, they’re not too difficult to crochet–even beginners can start with these free crochet patterns!

This crochet roundup features some of the best summer crochet tops designs out there. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual top or something more dressy, these crochet tops will have you looking your best.

So whether you’re on the hunt for a new summer crochet top or just want to check out some of our favorite designs, be sure to browse through this list of free crochet summer tops! I’ve been inspired by them all!

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Are Crochet Tops Good for Summer?

The short answer is YES! Crochet top patterns typically include lightweight yarns and sometimes looser stitches, making them very comfortable to wear in warmer weather. You can make crochet blouses, tank tops, crop tops, tunics, and swimsuit covers that fit you.

How Much Yarn Do I Need to Crochet a Summer Top?

The amount of yarn you’ll need will depend on the type of crochet top and the size you want to make. Crop tops will require fewer skeins than tank tops and blouses, but generally, you can expect to use between 3 and 9 skeins of yarn for any crochet top.

23 Fun Summer Crochet Tops (Free Patterns)

These stunning crochet summer tops are fun and rewarding projects that you can make to give away as gifts or expand your own wardrobe! If you’d like to add an intricate project to your crochet portfolio, check out these awesome patterns.

1. Crochet Parisian Tunisian Top

The Crochet Parisian Tunisian top from Sewrella is such a great top to crochet for summer or any season. It’s a great crochet top with fabulous ruffles.

Crochet pattern by: Sewrella

2. Catalina Crochet Tank Top

The Catalina Crochet Tank Top from Stitch & Hustle is such a great summer crochet top. Make this free crochet pattern using all of your favorite yarn colors! You can make it fit like a crop top or add rows to create more coverage, allowing you to get exactly the look and fit you want. It’s perfect for the beach or everyday living!

Crochet pattern by: Stitch & Hustle

woman wearing a crochet crop top made with a light blue yarn

3. Striped Crochet Top

This Striped Crochet Top Pattern is the perfect short-sleeved crochet tee for any season. Wear it with jeans and make it in different colors that work with your wardrobe. Maybe skip the stripes and a solid-colored top? You choose!

Crochet pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

woman wearing a striped crochet tshirt made with white and pink yarn colors

4. Diagonals for Days C2C Crochet Top

This C2C crochet top from One Dog Woof is a fun crochet top for summer. It can be made in one color and for a more exciting look, use two yarn colors to create chevron stripes. What’s amazing about the c2c design is that it allows you to create a chevron pattern!

Crochet pattern by: One Dog Woof

woman wearing a crochet top made with corner to corner crochet stitches

5. Summer Valley Crochet Top

This summer crochet top by Breann from Hooked on Homemade Happiness is such a great top to wear once the temperature rises outside. The lovely detail in the back makes the top speak for itself. Wear it with a fun detailed bralette or bikini all summer long!

Crochet pattern by: Hooked on Homemade Happiness

woman wearing a pink crochet top with an open-back design
woman wearing a lace crochet top made with flower designs and a white tank top underneath

7. Talulah Top

The Talulah Top is such a great and easy crochet top for summer. It’s an easy top to crochet, where you just crochet in rows and assemble it with a few seams. It’s also such a great piece for your wardrobe!

Crochet pattern by: Maria’s Blue Crayon

woman wearing a crochet top with beige and white yarn colors

8. Shore Points Crochet Top

This crochet top by Croyden Crochet is a great summer crochet top. It’s a beautiful crochet top, and it’s also easy to crochet. The neckline on this crochet top is really unique!

Crochet pattern by: Croyden Crochet

woman wearing a crochet tshirt modeled in green and beige yarn colors
woman wearing a sunhat and a green crochet halter top

10. My Favorite Summer Top

The easy crochet top from A Crocheted Simplicity is such a great summer top. It has openwork at the back and subtle waist shaping. You’ll also love that this top is seamless!

Crochet pattern by: A Crocheted Simplicity

woman wearing a blue crochet summer top with back details
Picture by A Crocheted Simplicity

11. Split Sleeve Tee

This Split Sleeve Tee has such fun details on the sleeves, which makes the top such a great top for summer. This design is effortless, and it’s great for someone new to crocheting.

Crochet pattern by: Amanda Saladin

woman wearing a blue crochet tee with open split sleeves
Picture by Amanda Saladin

12. Liberty Crop Top

This crochet top from Yarn Hook Needles is a top perfect for summer. It’s made in one piece and then seamed. The amazing stitch details make it a truly unique piece in your wardrobe.

Crochet pattern by: Yarn Hook Needles

woman wearing a summer crochet crop top with a black tank top underneath
Picture by Yarn Hook Needles

13. Top-Down Crochet Tee

This crochet tee is made from the top down with lovely braided detailing. This crochet top is easier than it might look, as it’s mostly single crochet stitches. It’s great for any season, and the pattern includes a range of sizes.

Crochet pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

woman wearing a crochet shirt with white and turquoise yarn colors

14. Peek a Boo Summer Top

This crochet top from Jenny and Teddy is excellent for summer. This top is great-looking and easy to crochet, with detailed stitch work that gives it an impressive look. The top is made from lightweight cotton yarn and has a flattering fit. The basic stitches are simple but effective, making this top perfect for anyone looking for an easy summer crochet project.

Crochet pattern by: Jenny and Teddy

woman wearing a red crocheted top with a white tank top underneath

15. Easy Crochet Summer Top

The Caeli Top is a great, beginner-friendly crochet top for summer. It is easy to assemble because the pattern requires basic stitches. It’s also a great cover-up when going to the beach! You can also adjust the design to fit all kinds of body types.

Crochet pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

woman wearing a summer crochet top made out of white yarn that's loose and comfortable

16. Bandeau Style Top with Puff Stitch Straps and Back-Ties

This bandeau-style summer top has six puff-stitch straps radiating from the center, converging into thick straps in the back. There are thick, textured straps that add visual interest. The straps help create a comfortable piece that will stay in place so you can wear it comfortably all day long. It’s the perfect top to wear to a summer music festival or concert!

Crochet Pattern by: Knits n’ Knots

woman wearing a crochet Bandeau Style Top with Puff Stitch Straps

17. The Summertime Tank

The Summertime Tank is the perfect top to take wherever the sun leads you. This beautiful top can be styled in many ways to compliment any summer situation, especially on those hot summer days.

Crochet Pattern by: TL Yarn Crafts

woman wearing a crochet summer tank made with with a multi-color beige yarn

18. Sea Breeze Tank Top

This lightweight crochet top is made of 100% cotton yarn. It uses double crochet stitches to create a loose and comfortable fit in a straightforward design. It’s great for summer days when you want to keep cool, and the versatile style can be worn over a swimsuit or by itself.

Crochet Pattern by: For the Frills

woman wearing a crochet crop top made with gray yarn and high waisted jeans

19. Sagebrush Tank Top

This easy ribbed tank top is perfect for summer! It features a flattering round neck and comes in cropped and standard lengths.

Crochet Pattern by: For the Frills

woman wearing a sunhat, sunglasses, and a crochet crop top made with blueish-green yarn color

20. The Dragonfly Top

This crochet halter top is a versatile pattern that can be made into a dress and simply a halter top. As you can see, there is a silhouette of a dragonfly that appears on the front and back of the crochet top.

Crochet Pattern by: KnitcroAddict

woman wearing a purple crochet crop top with a dragonfly silhouette in the pattern

21. Granny Square Flower Top

This crochet summer crop top is made of flower granny squares in this stunning pattern! What makes the top so special is the unique and colorful pattern. The colors are vibrant and eye-catching, making this a perfect top to wear during the hot summer months.

Crochet Pattern by: Swool Nordic Design

crochet crop top made with colorful granny squares in boho yarn colors

22. Chasing Summer Tank Top

This summer tank top is designed with thin straps and vertical stitching, providing an incredible fit on any size. This piece offers a fantastic fit for any body type, with thoughtful shaping around the chest.

Crochet Pattern by: Knits n’ Knots

woman wearing a sunhat and summer crochet crop top made with beige yarn color

23. Poncho-Style Summer Crochet Top

This summer crochet top is made from simple stitches that create two simple rectangles. It features lace stitches that are interesting enough to keep you engaged but not too complex to make–you can even watch TV while creating this cute boho top.

Crochet Pattern by: Make and Do Crew

woman wearing a sunhat, sunglasses, and crochet top with big sleeves

Here are some more free crochet patterns worth checking out! Crochet Striped Sunglasses Pouch, The Airy Shrug, The Laxus Cocoon Cardigan, Crochet Summer Clutch, and Crochet Quick Market Bag.

From simple blouses to intricate lace tops, these designs will inspire your next project. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, these patterns will help you create a stylish summer wardrobe! Which free pattern will you try first?

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