Top 20 Free Patterns for Beautiful Summer Crochet Crop Tops

by craftyclub

If you think crochet means turning thick yarn into chunky sweaters, think again! Crocheting is a fun and therapeutic way to get crafty and expand your wardrobe at the same time, no matter what season.

In fact, there are tons of free patterns available for summer tops and tanks, so you can show off your skills while you show a little skin, too. If you’re a beginner, many of these free patterns come with video tutorials, so you can learn as you follow along.

Take a look at our favorite picks for summer-ready tops. You’ll be inspired to grab your hook right away!

1. Classic Camisole

Beginner Crochet Crop Top – Free Pattern + Video Tutorial (via For The Frills)

Beginner-friendly, with video tutorial

If you don’t know where to start when making a selection of summer tops, start here. This crochet project makes a simple and cute camisole with braided straps that tie together at the shoulders. It’s perfectly light weight for hot days, and can be layered with ease.

It’s an all-around great summer-ready crochet top. It’s easy to do for beginners and, with the help of a video tutorial, you’ll be able to make it with some added help.

2. Flirty Camisole

Crochet Tie Strap Crop Top – Free Pattern
Crochet Tie Strap Crop Top – Free Pattern (For The Frills)

Beginner-friendly, with video tutorial

If you like the look of the classic camisole, you’ll love this feminine and flirty upgrade. It’s made with the same simple base steps, but adds a few extra stitches on the straps and at the hem. The result is a nice thick tie on the shoulders and a delicate scalloped hem.

This pattern comes with a helpful tutorial, as well, which is helpful for really nailing the process.

3. Ruched-front Crochet Top

Easy Crochet Crop Top Free Pattern
Easy Crochet Crop Top Free Pattern (via For The Frills)

Beginner-friendly, with video tutorial

This pattern takes everything we love about an easy camisole and spices it up. The best part of this free pattern is that you can make your design three ways: square neck, sweetheart, or ruched.

There are a few easy measurements involved in getting it just right. This helpful pattern (and video tutorial) give you the basic steps you need to follow along.

4. Geo-trimmed Bralette

Free Pattern Friday: Geo-Trim Bralette
Free Pattern Friday: Geo-Trim Bralette (via The Knotted Nail)

Beginner-friendly, pattern only

This free crochet pattern creates a sexy bralette with some unique details. Through these directions, you’ll learn how to fashion to cups and an attaching band at the bottom. The pattern also shows you how to stitch that cute dotted look, making for an eye-catching summer crochet top!

Don’t be intimidated by how intricate it looks – it’s really easy to do!

5. Classic Bikini Top

Basic Bikini | Crochet Swimsuit Top
Basic Bikini | Crochet Swimsuit Top (via Brittany Alice Crochet)

Beginner-friendly, with video tutorial

Nothing makes you more summer-ready than a classic bikini top. This free pattern tells you all the steps to making a crochet bikini top.

This pattern also goes above and beyond, and gives you a few tips and tricks to make sure it fits just right. If you’ve tried crochet bikini top patterns in the past, this is definitely one that will help to perfect the look!

6. Lacy Bralette

Free Crochet Bralette Pattern, The Ivory Lace Bralette
Free Crochet Bralette Pattern, The Ivory Lace Bralette (via Carroway Crochet)

Intermediate-level, pattern only

Bralettes and bikini tops are perfect summer tops that you can crochet in countless ways. This lacy bralette walks you through the steps of adding a more delicate look to a classic pattern.

It uses five different kinds of stitches, so it will be a little more challenging for those who are still new to crocheting. If you’re comfortable working with single, double, treble, half double crochet, and spacing, then you’ve got what you need to make this beautiful summer top!

7. Striped Crochet Bandeau

DIY Crochet Striped Bandeau Bralette With Straps
DIY Crochet Striped Bandeau Bralette With Straps (via Brittany Alice Crochet)

Beginner-friendly, with video tutorial

Bikini tops aren’t the only style of great summer crochet tops. This striped crochet bandeau is very welcoming to beginners. All you really need to do is create a large square with double crochet and a chain for the straps!

The free pattern walks you through the process. To guide beginners a little bit, there’s a video, as well. Not only is it easy, but it’s quick, too!

8. Sunny Day Crochet Top

Sunny Day Crochet Top - Pattern Chart
Sunny Day Crochet Top – Pattern Chart (via Brunaticality)

Beginner/Intermediate, with video tutorial

This free pattern gives you detailed steps to make a summer top that’s perfect for spending sunny days out with friends.

It’s a really beautiful top that has a lace-look that comes together for an easy-to-do bottom half. It might be a little tricky for beginners, but with a video tutorial to help you along the way, it can definitely be done.

9. The Dragonfly Top

Crochet Halter Top/Summer Dress: The Dragonfly Top
Crochet Halter Top/Summer Dress: The Dragonfly Top (via KnitcroAddict)

Beginner/Intermediate, with video tutorial

Sometimes, it’s all in the details. This beautiful crochet is a classic summer crochet top but a dragonfly design in the center.

For the majority of the top, it’s very easy to make for beginners. The most difficult part is knowing when to skip so that you can make the spaces for the dragonfly cut out. The video tutorial will be very helpful for beginners to get it right.

This is a two-for-one free pattern. If you want to keep going, you can transform the top into a cute sundress.

10. Off-the-shoulder Crochet Cropped Tee

Off The Shoulder Crochet Crop Top – Free Crochet Pattern
Off The Shoulder Crochet Crop Top (via For The Frills)

Beginner-friendly, with video tutorial

This free pattern and tutorial gives you the instructions for a super stylish crop top that you’ll absolutely love. It’s more of a cropped t-shirt design than a tank top, giving you a casual staple for your summer wardrobe.

11. The Kiki Crop Top

The Kiki Crop Top
The Kiki Crop Top (via Crafting For Weeks)

Beginner-friendly, pattern only (with photos)

This is another beautiful crop top that you’ll love to have as a summer staple. The components are really easy to create and then stitch together. There’s no video tutorial, but she gives you step-by-step instructions, in a conversational tone, that helps to answer your questions and guide your project.

12. Peekaboo Summer Crochet Top

Summer Crochet Crop Top pattern
Summer Crochet Crop Top pattern (via Littlejohn’s Yarn)

Beginner/Intermediate, with video tutorial

For a fun twist on a classic halter-top, try this free pattern. It’s that classic summer look with a flirty peek-a-boo in the center.

It’s another design with only a pattern, but the author helps you along the way with step-by-step instructions and photos, so even beginners can learn to make this top.

13. Cabana Cold-Shoulder Top

Cabana Cold-Shoulder Top (Free Crochet Pattern)
Cabana Cold-Shoulder Top (via Sweet Softies)

Beginner-friendly, pattern only (with photos)

For another crocheted take on a trendy style, check out this cold-shoulder top. The free pattern gives you step-by-step instructions. There’s no full video tutorial for the product, but there’s still some added support for beginners. Videos with instructions for specific stitches will show you the steps.

14. Everyday Blouse

Simply Cute Blouse – Free Crochet Pattern for Beginners
Simply Cute Blouse – Free Crochet Pattern for Beginners (via The Magic Loop)

Beginner/Intermediate, pattern only

This is a great everyday type of top for when the weather warms up, but you still want a bit of coverage. The most difficult portion is the diamond mesh stitch, but the patterns give you details on how to create it. There’s no pictures or videos, which is why some beginners might be a little confused by the pattern. Still, it’s worth a shot at any level to help develop your skills!

15. Everyday Crop Top

Everyday crop top free crochet pattern
Everyday Crop Top (via Jenny And Teddy)

Beginner-friendly, with video tutorial

The everyday crop top will be your new go-to outfit for summer time. This adorable pattern makes a flirty top with just the right amount of coverage. The added buttons down the front give it that little extra spark to tie it all together.

It’s really easy to do, making it a great design for beginners. There’s also a helpful video tutorial to talk you through the steps.

16. Tallulah Top

Talulah Top – Free Crochet Lacey, Ruffle Tunic Pattern
Talulah Top – Free Crochet Lacey, Ruffle Tunic Pattern (via Marias Blue Crayon)

Beginner, pattern only

The tallulah top is a great summer design to pair with shorts, jeans, or to layer. It consists of two parts: an easy to do top and the lower peplum piece.

This is a flattering look for almost anyone, and an easy pattern to follow.

17. Jasmine Rice Crop Top

Jasmine rice crop top free crochet patten
Jasmine Rice Crop Top (via Jenny And Teddy)

Beginner-friendly, with video tutorial

If texture is what you hope for in crochet looks, this is the perfect crop top for you. The pattern reveals that the stitches are very simple to do. For beginners who need a guiding hand, there is a helpful video tutorial to follow along.

18. Summer Romance Top

Crochet Summer Romance Top
Crochet Summer Romance Top (via Blue Star Crochet)

Beginner-friendly, pattern only

This Summer Romance top gives you a little extra coverage in length, but packs in the flirty details throughout! It’s a really simple design to follow, and the pattern is available to guide you through every row.

19. Seaglass tank

Seaglass Tank Top – Free Crochet Pattern
Seaglass Tank Top (via The Purple Poncho)

Intermediate, pattern only

This tank top is made with simple stitches, but creates an exciting texture. It’s a little tricky if you’re new to the craft, so it’s best for crocheters who feel confident in their stitches. If you can follow this pattern, you’ll be pleased with the tank top you create.

20. Off-the-Shoulder Crop

Pretty off shoulder crop top free crochet pattern
Pretty off shoulder crop top (via Jenny And Teddy)

Beginner-friendly, pattern only (with pictures)

This is the ultimate summer-ready crop top. The off-the-shoulder look is that steamy style that everyone loves. Plus, this pattern adds some extra details around the edges to make it pop.

This is a pattern-only design, but with step-by-step pictures along the way, you’ll be able to make it with ease.

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21. Watermelon Sugar crochet tank top

Video tutorial only

Any Harry Styles fans in the building? If you’ve thought about creating the Watermelon Sugar look, then look no further than this awesome free tutorial.

There’s no written pattern, so you’ll have to follow along with the video. However, it’s completely free and if you take it a step at a time, you’ll be wearing your very own hand-made, designer-inspired crochet top, perfect for summer!

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